BWW Previews: Full Season Ahead at Billings Studio Theatre
Billings Studio Theatre has a full season ahead for 2017-2018. Here's the line-up!
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Inspired by the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Features a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That;s All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Ball of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and More. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock'n'roll band for one unforgettable night.
October 27-November 11
Get your deerstalker cap on - the play's afoot! Baskerville is a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his more notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
November 30-December 17
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
An eccentric inventor sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bonburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.
In a desperate attempt to save their bankrupt "School for Unusual children," an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play, written by a has been Broadway director. His near hysterical direction and the group's questionable talent turn the production into a shambles.
It's 1959, and Rydell High School's senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school "Burger Palace Boys" are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping "Pink Ladies" are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. At the heart of the story is the romance between Danny Zuko and the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back at school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated.
March 30-April 15
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
Journey into the Wild West, 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.
Based on the historical story of Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshiped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture and a political system run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Peron, who become the President of Argentina.
In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas-four doublewides and a shed-are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they'll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they-and their way of life-have a snowball's chance to survive being swallowed up by "the big guys." So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!
Season tickets range from $95 to $135 and can be purchased online here.