Soul Picnic Productions to Bring 'BACK TO THE GARDEN' to Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 8/1-2

Soul Picnic Productions to Bring 'BACK TO THE GARDEN' to Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, 8/1-2

SOUL PICNIC PRODUCTIONS, presents Melissa Hammans in BACK TO THE GARDEN: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro on August 1st and 2nd, 2014 at Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington, IN.

Back to the Garden celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol' Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby). Special guests, Marshall Robbins and the Phunk Nastys.

Melissa Hammans in BACK TO THE GARDEN plays Buskirk-Chumley Theatre on August 1st and 2nd, 2014, 7pm. Reserved Seating: $25 Advance, $27.50 Day of Show. $18 - Seniors (Ages 62+), Students (w/ valid High School or College ID). Tickets and information are available at If you need assistance placing your order, call BCT Box Office at 812-323-3020.


MELISSA HAMMANS. New York: LOVESICK OR THINGS THAT DON'T HAPPEN (59E59), PAPER CRANES (Access), DAVENPORT 10 Minute Play Festival (Davenport Theatricals.) Regional: COMPANY, NUNSENSE, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, GREASE, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, THE BREAKUP NOTEBOOK (Peter Schneider Productions), and MARRY HARRY (New York Stage and Film.) BACK TO THE GARDEN: 54 Below-NYC, Hangar Theatre-Ithaca, NY. Concerts: Joe's Pub, Les Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Canal Room, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and The Laurie Beechman. Melissa is proud to serve as the Associate Artist in Education at Tennessee Repertory Theatre. member of Actor's Equity/Nashville Liason, and Indiana University graduate/Board Member IUAA-Nashville Chapter. Melissa is the managing director of Soul Picnic Productions and represented as an actor by Avalon Artists Group. For more information:


The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible community resource and performance venue, operated in a fiscally responsible manner. Support from the City of Bloomington, Indiana University, the Indiana Arts Commission, our many corporate sponsors and community donors helps maintain this historic community resource and bring a wide diversity of programming to the stage each year. The Buskirk-Chumley has become the primary venue for the Lotus World Music Festival, Indiana University's African American Arts Institute, Cardinal Stage Company, and Jazz from Bloomington. National acts such as Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, Arlo Guthrie, Indigo Girls, Umphrey's McGee, Kimya Dawson and John Mellencamp have graced the stage.

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