How does some time on a deserted tropical island in the middle of February sound, Northeast Ohio?
Well, you can journey there in spirit for an evening when Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo continues “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” Feb. 17 and 18. Saturday's show is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's show is a 2:30 p.m. matinee.
The musical comedy is based on the long-running TV series about “seven stranded castaways” marooned on an island when their ship, the S.S. Minnow, encounters rough weather during a sightseeing tour. The show includes all the favorite characters, including Gilligan, the Skipper, millionaires Mr. and Mrs. Howell, the Professor, Mary Ann and bombshell actress Ginger.
Director is Clay Nielsen.
Spoiler: "Castaways" lost!!
The hapless castaways on "Gilligan's Island" continue their plight this weekend at ABOB!
From the "One Acts"
Here's the video!
The Oscars and the sci-fi classic Dr. Who blended together Saturday, Jan. 20 at Arlene’s Broadway on Buffalo in Conneaut for the theater’s second annual awards night. Nicknamed “The BOBbies,” the awards night honors outstanding performances from the previous year’s slate of shows.
Emcee David Bucci arrived onstage for the event in a recreated Dr. Who-esque tardis - the British police box which doubles as a time machine in the cult BBC show. Bucci kicked off the evening, which featured awards in 20 catagories.
The program was run Oscar-style, with brief videos of the nominees’ performance, followed by the announcement of the winner. Voting was done by members of the ABOB Advisory Board and directors/music directors.
The first awards of the evening were given out to youth performers. Alex Shevchik was honored as Best Youth Lead for her role as “Annie” in “Annie.” Emerson Ross won the Best Supporting Youth award.
The awards night also saw the introduction of the “Nik Of Time” award, which is dedicated to the memory of Nik Tressler, a longtime area actor who passed away shortly after his final performance, ABOB’s production of “1776.” The award is presented to the person who steps in to save a production.
The year also saw the introduction a live video stream from the event to Facebook and the opportunity for audience members to decide the final three awards through realtime online voting - the Best Techie, Best Stage Mom and “Boobie” awards. The “Boobie” was given out for the best/funniest screwup on stage. For full list of winners, see "Next Up" page.
We're putting the finishing touches on the full 2018 ABOB season lineup as we speak. Still to be decided is our Christmas show for this year.
The lineup thus far includes:
•"Gilligan's Island The Musical" Feb. 9-11 and 16-18.
•"And Then There Were None" March 9-11 and 16-18
•"Jesus Christ Superstar" April 13-15 and 20-22
•"Avenue Q" June 1-3, 8-10
•"Charlotte's Web" July 20-22, 27-29
•"One Acts" Aug. 10-12
•"Proof" Sept. 21-23, 28-30
•"Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 19-21, 26-28
•"You Can't Take it With You" Nov. 9-11, 16-18
Auditions will be announced as they're scheduled on Facebook and our website, www.broadwayonbuffalo.com.
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We're located at 236 Buffalo Street in Conneaut's historic downtown. Please enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local dining establishments, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive.
Arlene's Broadway on Buffalo is committed to making live theater affordable for everyone! All of our tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $8 for students, regardless of the production cost of the show being performed!
Tickets are generally available for purchase at the door and, for more popular shows, may be reserved in advance by calling (440)-599-PLAY.
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Members of the "Annie" crew who won BOBbies include, l-r, Alex Shevchik, Maureen Tanner, Stephanie Bucci, Kirsten Emerson, Michael Riffe and Austin Blair