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New 2016-2017 Performance Season
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - BILLY BOB THORNTON AND THE BOXMASTERS - 8pm - We invite you for what is sure to be a memorable evening as this group brings their love of performing to the BPACC stage. You may know Billy Bob Thornton as an Academy Award-winning actor, but his true passion lies in music and performing for live audiences. This group, with a slate of amazing musicians, is rooted in American country rockabilly music. Their music carries great southern, storytelling messages and styles that are sure to entertain.
September 8-11, 2016 - BARTLETT REPERTORY COMPANY in “STONES IN HIS POCKETS" (4 performances) This play written by Marie Jones centers around a major Hollywood film studio descending on a sleepy village in Ireland. As the demand for extras from the local community grows, the story unfolds as two actors, who by a change in manner, gesture, and costume become a cross section of 15 roles. It is a beautifully crafted tragicomedy that is fast, brilliant and hilarious.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - SOLAS - 8pm - Marking their 20th anniversary this group can be convincingly argued to be the premiere country and Celtic band to ever emerge from the U.S. The band’s sound is explosive yet seductively personal with timelessly melodic, and rippling with modern tones. They bring a fresh and unexpected arrangement of age-old tunes, compelling originals and unparalleled musicianship for you to experience.
Friday, September 23, 2016 - COLLIN RAYE - 8pm - Come enjoy an evening with us and experience a truly electrifying country music singer that is one of the true hit makers in the industry. He continues to produce soulful, heartfelt music that embraces the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals. With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits and a 10 time male violist of the year nominee, he remains one of the great voices of our time.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - featuring JANELLE ARTHUR - 7pm - Hailing from a small town in East Tennessee, Janelle has been singing since she was eight years old and never looked back. Her popularity grew after being a top-five finalist from the twelfth season of American Idol. Having made multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry she brings her soft yet powerful voice to our first DinnerStage performance of the season.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - YOUR TOWN ON STAGE - 8pm - Comprised of the award winning musicians John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal, we invite you to experience the telling of the history of the City of Bartlett filled with a photo slideshow of our town, history and more. This unique story-telling will feature the wonderful talents of local kids as they help sing on stage. This performance has also been included as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration with the City of Bartlett.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKS (2 performances) 2:30pm & 8pm - This group, featuring Etta May, is busting out of the hen house with their new show, the “Cage-Free Comedy Tour!” and you are in for a performance filled with stories, music, audience participation, singing, and dancing that you are sure to love. Since their debut on CMT, this all female comedy tour has played to venues packed with people and laughter as they discuss life and love in the USA.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - GOOD LOVELIES - 8pm - This upbeat Toronto-based trio relies on their unerring three-part vocal harmonies and clever songs to produce music that is drawn from their folk-roots and western swing to the stage in an almost effortlessly manner. They have parlayed stunning harmonies with their playful and sunny original songs, and a series of adventures into a wonderful body of work.
November 18-19, 2016 - THEATREKIDS: MR. OTIS’S DANCE BOOT CAMP SHOWCASE (2 performances) - Come join us for this production put on by our TheatreKids in grades 6-12 as they take what they have learned from everyone’s favorite choreographer, Mr. Otis. The production will feature dance routines featuring jazz, ballet and tap to name a few.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - EMILE PANDOLFI – 8pm - featuring vocalist Dana Russell - Returning to the BPACC stage for his second holiday concert, come celebrate the season with one of America’s best-loved pianists. Emile Pandolfi provides rich and remarkable medleys with lush arrangements of all your popular Christmas classics accompanied by Dana Russell and is sure to be the climax of your Christmas season.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - MATT BEILIS - 8pm - With just him and his ivory keys the stage comes alive with this tribute to the “soul of pop” review. He tells the story of how the greats in the music industry have shaped the music of today. He brings his own flare of songwriting with his distinct voice which has a soothing mixture of soulful R&B grooves and a twist of soft rock that makes for a wonderful evening.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - MELINDA DOOLITTLE - 8pm - We invite you to a soul-stirring evening as you enjoy a flawless vocalist and songwriter. She displays an irresistible artistry and effortless style as she compels the audience to engage in the music. She became a household name during season six of American Idol and quickly became America’s sweetheart with her powerhouse vocals and charm. According to the New York Times she has a voice “that inspires trust…a phenomenally gifted, stylistically adroit singer.”
Friday, February 3, 2017 - featuring LITTLE MEMPHIS (BRIAN LESS) - Come enjoy an intimate dinner and performance by a powerful and energetic vocalist and pianist as he plays a wide range of songs all while begging the audience for suggestions. Having played for Taylor Hicks for over fifteen years he knows how to engage an audience and make it fun.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - LOREN & MARK - 8pm - Come experience the guitar duo that has mastered their craft. These artists share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original music consists of stunning guitar instruments as well as vocal duets. This duo is influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music as they bring a diverse arrangement with their amazing instrumentals.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - DANA LOUISE AND THE GLORIOUS BIRDS - 8pm - Dana Louise, daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking music to the Bartlett stage. Drawing her music from jazz and bluegrass, she carries a contemporary beat that is contagious.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - ROUTE 66 (2 performances) 2:30pm & 8pm - Hold on to your chair, this ‘50’s musical is a rip-roaring, pedal-to-the-medal road trip down memory lane featuring hits such as “Dead Man’s Curve,” King of the Road,” Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” and of course “Route 66.” Come “Get your kicks… on Route 66.”
March 23-26, 2017 - THEATREKIDS in HAIRSPRAY (4 performances) - Come join us for this production put on by our TheatreKids in grades 6-12 as the play follows a plump teenager who follows her dream to dance on a local TV dance program and becomes a celebrity overnight.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - BARTLETT COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND - 7pm - Our annual concert showcases soaring musical arrangements by 65 talented community musicians under the direction of Dr. Rhendle Millen.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - GUY BAVLI: MASTER OF THE MIND - 8pm - Come experience the award-winning mentalist and entertainer, featured in over 400 tv shows as well as having performed in 50 countries. This performance offers a combination of humor, heart stopping stunts, mind illusions and telekinesis mixed with audio visuals. He is guaranteed to captivate audiences of all ages leaving them laughing and buzzing long after the final curtain call.
April 20-23, 2017 - BARTLETT REPERTORY COMPANY in “Always a Bridesmaid” (4 performances) - Our professional theatre troupe closes out their season with a throw back to their very first performance with us by presenting a play by the same playwright’s: Jones, Hope, Wooten. In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s wedding… no matter what.
Friday, May 5, 2017 - PICKIN PICNIC – 6pm - We hold our free outdoor concert under the stars on the lawn next to the theatre at Appling Lake. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics or purchase food from the on-site vendors.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE (2 performances) 2:30pm & 7pm - Specific Production TBD, Auditions: Monday, June 12 – Our popular children’s theatre event for the youngest of theatre lovers (Kindergarten-12 Grade). There’s no charge to participate and kids will be chosen for a production that will be rehearsed and performed over a one-week period.