Buckhannon Community Theatre
Buckhannon Community Theatre would like to thank the Upshur Arts Alliance for their generous donation of $1,000 toward our competitive production of Always, Patsy Cline. This donation was made to help pay for the travel, boarding, and entry into the very esteemed Southeastern Theatre Conference's regional community theatre competition. BCT was selected as one of two winners and representatives from West Virginia. Though BCT has placed well on a state level in previous years, it was with our 2016 production of Ted Swindley's Always, Patsy Cline.
Directed by Jason Young, produced by Erika Klie Kolenich, and music directed by Joshua Stubbs; Always, Patsy Cline stars Rebecca Bowers-Call as Patsy, Kolenich herself as Louise, and a full band. Along with the performers, this production boasts a talented group of technical crew such as Karl Kolenich, Matt Call, Dennis Wemm, and Eric Bee. Costumer, Carol Baxa Meese, was given the towering task of building over ten costumes, and helping Ms. Call change in and out of them in less than a one-hour span of time. All of these very talented people, as well as our set and instruments, had to be transported to and housed in Lexington, KY and registered in order to participate in this well-regarded competition. Without the generous donation of the Upshur Arts Alliance, Buckhannon Community Theatre may not have been able to attend.Buckhannon Community Theatre kicked off the festival as first production of the competition on Wednesday March 1st, and received positive criticism from adjudicators. We won't know how we rank until after this weekend, but we couldn't have even participated without the help of our friends at the Upshur Arts Alliance.
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