January 16, 2020

The holiday lights may have faded, but the stage lights are just going up on the Bobcat Players’ 2020 season. And it is promising to be a glowing season at that.

For the first time in ages, our directors are all closely aligned with the Bobcat core. Three are on the boa...

December 5, 2019

The year 2020 ushers in a new decade and, along with it, a new, varied, and exciting Bobcat Players season.  Due to a three-year construction plan at Beaver Area High School/Middle School, the building that houses the Ed Schaughency Theater, we are restructuring our se...

October 10, 2019

Dear Theatre Goers,

As artistic director of the Bobcat Players, I have tried for the past decade to give our audiences seasons with varied titles, hoping for a balance among several genres. There has been no shortage of side-splitting farces and gently humorous comedie...

May 23, 2019

Traditionally, summer is the season of seaside holidays, sun and fun, baseball, barbecues, and on a less celebratory note, CONSTRUCTION.  This summer the Bobcat Players have fallen prey to the construction blues as our theater, the Ed Schaughency, will undergo a very n...

February 14, 2019

The lights go up on a sun-dappled terrace in Italy and descend on a narrow street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  And in between they shine on English villages and Boston Harbor, London tearooms and Southwest deserts. It’s going to be a memorable season for the...

January 3, 2019

“The play’s the thing.” On that point we are all agreed. But before the play, the audition.  And auditions for the Bobcat Players’ 2019 season are fast approaching. In order to encourage novices and veterans alike to join us, here’s a quick and easy guide to this utter...

December 6, 2018

It’s that time of year again. We’re roasting chestnuts on open fires, dashing through the snow, and rocking around the Christmas tree. Oh, yes, and anticipating the announcement of the Bobcat Players’ upcoming season.  At least, that’s what December means to me.

As the...

November 8, 2018

My first encounter with Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit occurred many decades ago when I was a freshman in college. I was fortunate to secure a position as secretary/receptionist of the speech and theatre department, and I helped to draft and distribute publicity materials...

August 2, 2018

A community theater is not only a theater for the community; it also is a theater that builds a community within its very framework. Each member, from director to performer, from ticket seller to board officer, is vital to building an arts community, to connecting a fa...

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