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Andrea Bishop
Communications Director
abishop@bte.org
570-784-5530, ext. 103

2022

May 12, 2022

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Presents the Spiritual Drama 'The Christians'

Lucas Hnath's masterful play about faith and spirituality comes to BTE’s Alvina Krause Theatre, beginning May 26th. Pastor Paul, who has spent years growing his faithful congregation from just a handful of congregants to thousands, stuns his congregation with a revelation he had at a recent conference. Shock waves course through those at his sermon and expose rifts along the faultlines. As he navigates the fallout, issues of faith, loyalty, and belief itself shift and change those around him. This heartfelt exploration of universal questions will leave audiences with thought-provoking conversations.

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April 4, 2022

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Announces Auditions for 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe'

BTE is pleased to announce an audition date for this summer's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Auditions for children and teens ages 8 and older will be held on April 23rd at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg. The doors will open at 9:30am, and auditions will begin at 10:00am. All participants must be masked.

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February 7, 2022

BTE brings 'Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns' on the road in April

From April through May, children in Pennsylvania and neighboring states will put down their pencils and books and spend an hour mining the rich history of King Coal as the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble performs Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns in their school. With BTE’s time-tested, energetic storytelling style, imaginative props, and audience involvement, three Theatre In the Classroom (TIC) actors will transform elementary and middle school cafeterias and gymnasiums into the landscape of the coal town.

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January 10, 2022

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Presents the Award-Winning Show 'The Mountaintop'

The Mountaintop is set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during the evening of April 3, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was staying there that night, and he would be assassinated on its balcony the following day. Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful imagined conversation between Dr. King and Camae, a hotel maid who is more than she appears, prompting him to examine his past, his legacy, and the plight and future of African Americans.

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2021

December 7, 2021

BTE and WVIA-FM to Present Special Broadcast of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'

PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA Radio presents Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's production of Charles Dickens's beloved story of hope and redemption, A Christmas Carol, as a special radio broadcast, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 3pm.

The adaptation was created by long-time BTE member James Goode, who also directed the performance. Goode describes the production as a gift from the whole company. "I opened up casting to everyone in our organization — education, production, and administrative staff — and many decided to participate. Listeners will hear voices other than the actors who appear on stage at BTE in normal circumstances."

Larry Vojtko, WVIA-FM station manager, is excited to be partnering with BTE. "WVIA is thrilled to offer this unique retelling of a much-beloved Christmas story. Dickens' unforgettable characters come alive through performances by the remarkably talented members of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The story is further enhanced by a rich aural palette that includes music and sound effects. I am so grateful that Jon White-Spunner and James Goode called me to offer this treat as a Christmas gift to the WVIA listeners."

Read the full press release by Neil Prisco on WVIA's site


October 15, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to present 'Merry Christmas, George Bailey!' - A retelling of one of the most cherished holiday stories.

Step into another time and place for a retelling of one of America's most cherished holiday stories. Inspired by the 1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast of "It's A Wonderful Life," this holiday season Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

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October 10, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to present TreeFest - A long-standing holiday tradition since 1989.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble cordially invites you to the 33rd annual TreeFest celebration to be held at The Caldwell Consistory.

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September 1, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to present 'Airness,' A hilarious comedy about the competitive world of Air Guitar

Starting September 16th, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Airness by Chelsea Marcantel.

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June 11, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Announces the Taming of the Brew

After a year's hiatus, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will bring back its annual Taming of the Brew in 2021.

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February 4, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to Host Online Valentine's Day Game

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will host a free online game in celebration of love and Saint Valentine's Day on Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m.

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People act as TV reporters in a scene from The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project, 2003

2020

December 7, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and WVIA-FM to Present Special Broadcast of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol'

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and WVIA-FM will present Charles Dickens’s beloved story of hope and redemption, A Christmas Carol, in a special radio broadcast on WVIA-FM on Sunday, December 20 at 12 Noon.

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October 13, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to Present Halloween Oddcast: 'Round About the Cauldron'

Starting Monday, October 26, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be presenting the BTE “oddcast”, a Podcast featuring BTE actors reading a variety spooky stories for the Halloween season. All episodes of the Podcast can be found at www.bteoddcast.org. There is no charge to listen.

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September 18, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Announces TreeFest 2020 as Gift to the Community

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has announced that its annual TreeFest event will be held at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, November 30 through December 6.

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September 9, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Suspends Live Performances Until January, 2021

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble today announced that it would be suspending live performances until at least January 2021.

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June 7, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Releases Anti-Racism Statement

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble today released a statement in response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis.

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March 18, 2020

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Postpones 'Airness'; 'Broadway in Bloom' 'Luna Gale' Canceled

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has announced that it has indefinitely postponed its production of Chelsea Marcantel’s play Airness, which was to have opened on March 26th, and the musical revue Broadway in Bloom, which was to have opened on April 30th.

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