December 18, 2018
Beaumont Community Players (BCP) has been in existence for over seventy-five years, entertaining audiences with professional quality Broadway plays and musicals that range from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Neil Simon. Established in 1925 as the "Little Theatre," the local volunteer thespians have expanded from a small troupe performing at the City of Beaumont's Fair Park to a myriad of southeast Texas talents continuing this same tradition and engaging in collaborative performances with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Lamar University Theatre Department and other arts-related organizations.
Boasting an annual season show subscription in addition to an extensive children's summer program, BCP is the only non-profit community based performance organization for local citizenry. With a season show attendance of approximately 3,000, and over 180 children participating in KIDmunity summer productions and 2,200 in summer show attendance, the organization serves a multi-cultural diverse population in southeast Texas.
Clybourne Park: April 6, 7, 13, 14*, 19, 20 and 21
A spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park portrays fictional events set before and after the renowned play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago.
Young Frankenstein: May 11, 12, 18, 19*, 24, 25 and 26
The grandson of Victor Frankenstein is a surgeon who has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When the diary of his grandfather is brought to him, he takes a leave of absence to examine the family castle. Then things get a little silly. Due to a switch, he implants an abnormal brain in his creation which causes problems, but things really get out of hand when the young Frankenstein's bride-to-be shows up at the castle.
KIDmunity is Beaumont Community Players' summer program for school aged students. Through KIDmunity students learn about theatre etiquette, how to put on a production, rehearsal techniques, dancing, singing and acting all while having a great time. KIDmunity has four different performing groups that rehearse during the summer months and have performances on the BCP stages.