Shakespeare Abridged Shakespeare Sunday Shakeup
Beale Street Theater has recently partnered with a near and dear Kingman local Brewery! Black Bridge Brewery, located at 421 E. Beale St. in Downtown Kingman, is opening its doors to the public on March 7th, 2020 at 7pm for a night of Shakespeare and ShakesBEER. (Haha, get it?)
In honor of Beale Street Theater’s upcoming Spring Show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) authored by Adam Long, Jess Winfield, and Daniel Singer, Black Bridge Brewery has launched two special beers! The first, an old English ale fit for the bard, is called “ShakesBeer.” You can also ask for “Much Ado About Beer” if you’d like something a little lighter.
In addition, Beale Street Theater’s very own hilarious cast will be performing bits of the production on stage on the back patio for your entertainment. You’ll see them in bright yellow shirts and go ahead and chat with them about the upcoming performances and their rehearsals. They sure love to talk, especially when they get drinking.
Along with a live performance and two new fantastic beers, you’ll be able to enjoy local music in between it all. Best yet, Black Bridge Brewery is offering Happy Hour Pricing for anyone that dresses up as a rogue or a wench! And, of course, there is no cover charge!
So, can you keep up with William Shakespeare, the bard of bards? We heard he had some wild days back then! With all that fame, who can blame him?
We’ll see you on March 7th at 7pm!
Want more information on Beale Street Theater’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)? Showtimes are March 14th & 21st at 12pm & 4pm on the stage at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale St. in Downtown Kingman. Tickets are $12. We heard the beers will be there too if you like them that much…
Click here to buy show tickets, or you can buy them at This & That Antiques & Collectibles located at 534 Beale St. in Downtown Kingman, or at the gates! You won’t want to miss this show—it’s definitely one for the books!
It is officially 27 days from our premier of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and tickets are finally on sale! If you haven’t seen our event on Facebook or you don’t follow us on Instagram, then you have no idea where to buy! Luckily, we have a couple places for you and maybe even an opportunity to shop…
First, as always you can buy tickets online at our fabulous website. Click here to be brought to our main ticket page. Tickets are through EventBrite and will be on sale until an hour before showtime, so get them while you can!
Want a more personable route? Well, we’ve gone as personable as we can get this time around.
Before, we were selling our show tickets at the ArtHub, but this spot is ran by volunteers and sometimes couldn’t be open. Well, we’ve improved this and now you can find tickets at This & That Antiques & Collectibles located at 534 Beale St. in Downtown Kingman.The shop has a little sign out on the street and looks like the sweetest cottage you ever did see. Pam and Dave will be there to sell our tickets just for you and they take both cash and card. While you’re there you should definitely take a look at everything they have to offer! Every room is different, and you’ll be sure to find something to take home.
Business Hours are as follows:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10am-4pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Tickets are $12 each. Showtimes are March 14th & 21st at 12pm & 4pm at Metcalfe Park, located at 315 W. Beale St. in Downtown Kingman. Seating is limited (100 per show) so if you feel like you might need a chair, bring one! Thank you for joining us for Shakespeare Sunday Shakeup, and we are so excited for you to see this hilarious production!
This Spring’s Show, The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Abridged already has a great cast and directing crew, but Beale Street Theater NEEDS A TECHNICAL CREW!!
This show has many costume and prop changes, and the cast cannot do it alone! Between wigs, skirts, blow up dinosaurs, puppets, and bathtub boats, the cast has a lot on their hands.
This is where YOU come in!! If you have been curious about our theater and what it takes to put on a show, especially one as crazy as this, then take this time to step in!
We need Techies that will be quick on their feet and excited to help. Actors will need extra assistance with costume changes and prop handling, as they will be above the ground and should avoid having to travel the stairs, for safety precautions.
Want to help but not sure if you’ve got what it takes? First of all, of course you have what it takes! Beale Street Theater loves new faces and educating people on and off stage. All you have to do is email [email protected] and tell us that you want to be a part of the Shakespeare: Abridged Technical Crew! We would love to have you join us for a crazy fun—and crazy-crazy—show!
Show dates are March 14th & 21st. We hope to have you join this wild group for a whole lot of fun you’ll never forget!
In addition to a Technical Crew, Beale Street Theater is looking for the following props:
- Airline Oxygen Mask
- 2 Fencing Foils
- 4 Plastic Bathtub Boats
- Rubber Snake
- Small-Medium Inflatable Dinosaur
- Metal or Wooden Goblet
- Rubber Elvis Wig
- Hand Puppets resembling:
If you have any of these items and are willing to let Beale Street Theater use them, please contact [email protected] and we greatly appreciate it!
Not interested in being a part of the show, but totally want to watch? Look out for more information soon on details and where to buy your tickets!
Last week we introduced to you our dashing cast of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged. Today, we would love for you to meet the crew that does it all, even when you’re not looking.
Bob Blake is our fabulous director for our Spring Show this year. Bob has ben involved with Beale Street Theater for quite some time now, on and off the stage. You may have seen him in Take Five, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and The Odd Couple. Most recently, he was the Texas! Walker! Ranger! *ting* in Beale Street Theater’s last fall show. Off stage, Bob directed Death of a Salesman in fall of 2018. Most excited about the acting horsepower of his cast, he stated that “we have incredibly talented actors that are just going to blow everyone away… I cannot wait for Kingman to find out.”
We are especially excited to meet this new face in our production; Rachel Wolsey will be Assistant Director, and this is her first show! She said she’s watched a lot of the past productions, but she is most excited “about getting involved with the theater… the talent is amazing—not just with the acting but also the directing.” She is excited to help in any way. She also says she is anxious to see the people’s reactions because “that will be really great!” Rachel goes on to explain that Shakespeare Abridged is going to “change pre-conceived notions about Beale Street Theater.” GASP! Juicy…
Danae Edwards is also a familiar face in the Beale Street Theater realm, having been a part of every show since she was the Stage Manager of Death of a Salesman. She’s been both on and off stage in multiple positions, just trying to gain knowledge in the theater world. She’s mainly excited about expanding her horizons backstage in her Stage Manager position this time around. Since she hasn’t stage managed in a while, she is excited to get back on the headset!
We strongly believe this little team will bring such a big show to the stage this March 14th and 21st at Metcalf Park! Keep a look out for more updates as we set up for a very exciting show!
Recently, Beale Street Theater held auditions for its spring show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged and the talents that came out were all phenomenal! On Monday, January 13th, the co-directors held call-backs and officially chose the cast on Wednesday night. Today, we are excited to announce the actors and learn a little bit about them.
This show is different, in that the cast will actually be playing themselves, in lieu of the original cast of Daniel Singer, Adam Long, and Jess Winfield. Let’s get started!
First, taking the shoes of Adam Long, Lucas Youngerberg will be representing many of Shakespeare’s women, bad wig and all! Lucas is new to the Beale Street Theater group, as he is originally from Minnesota. While presumably enjoying this lovely Arizona weather, Lucas also says that “Just getting to work with a totally new group of people is always very exciting.” Lucas has a history in acting with numerous theater groups in the past and has actually played the silent audience “Bob” in a different Shakespeare Abridged production last March. We’re excited to have a new face on the stage here at Beale Street Theater, and hopes he breaks his legs!
Christal Hartley will be stepping in for Jess Winfield this time around, and we are excited to have her on stage. Christal has an extensive background on and off stage, both with Beale Street Theater and out of it. She was the stage manager of BST’s spring musical Bye Bye Birdie and more recently directed The Legend of the Lone Texas Walker Ranger. She is most excited to finally act in this production, as she admitted she hasn’t been on stage in a whopping 3 years! This spit-fire girl has the energy for this show, and we’re excited to see her zip around in all the chaos.
Last but certainly not least of this small troupe of actors is Matt Lambert! Matt will be taking Daniel Singer’s place and has fully admitted that he has not ever read a Shakespeare play all the way through. Though this is his 7th show with Beale Street Theater, Matt has done 24 productions since starting his theatre career. If you’ve seen Death of a Salesman, you’ve seen his powerhouse acting as Biff and that confidence will more than surely translate to this show. When asked what he was most excited about in this production, he wouldn’t stop talking.
“I really hope that this is something that we can get a lot of people to come out to and enjoy because this is a really funny play. Everybody is obviously familiar with Shakespeare, like even myself I’ve read a bunch of Shakespeare but I’ve never really read an entire play before.”
“So you have all those popular bits that everyone knows, and they get pulled out and you get to make this mess of all his work and it’s fun.”
We hope you’re just as excited as we are to see these talented actors hit the stage at Metcalf Park on March 14th and 21st! More information will be coming your way in the next few days, so look out for any updates! For now, we bid you adieu.
Written By: Danae Edwards
Beale Street Theatre has another play coming up this spring, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged by the Reduced Shakespeare Company! In honor of this fun show, we will be posting here every Sunday with more information, history, and behind-the-scenes access to our Shakespeare show! Introducing “Shakespeare Sunday Shake-Up!”
Now, first things first, let’s answer the question, “What exactly is Shakespeare Abridged?” We’re going to go more in-depth in later weeks, but to put it simply, Shakespeare Abridged is all of Shakespeare’s plays compressed into an hour and thirty minutes. The Reduced Shakespeare Company takes his masterpiece works and puts a satirical spin on it. That’s basically it. We recommend watching this video to get a better feel for the show. Beale Street Theater’s version will be like this, but updated a bit more to match our present day contexts.
Now for the reason why you’re all here: “How can I audition to be a part of this hilarious show?”
Since this show has…certain… themes in it, you have to be 16 years and older to audition. Auditions will take place this Friday,January 10th, at 6:00P.M. and Saturday, January 11th, at 10:00 A.M. at the ArtHub. You’ll need to prepare a one-minute comedic monologue to perform in front of the casting directors. If you need help finding a monologue, please contact us at [email protected]theater.com. We would love to help! Hope to see you there, and BREAK A LEG!