Beale Street Theater presents Snoopy!!! an outdoor musical theater event! Directed by Sidney Valdez, Snoopy!!! is a sprightly show full of wit, warmth, and wisdom as it depicts life through the eyes of Charles Schulz’s unforgettable characters. The show features lovely musical numbers, several Snoopy dance numbers, and appearances from all your favorites–Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang! All ages from toddlers to grown-ups will enjoy presentations pulled directly from the beloved comic strip! Witness Joe Cool, the Easter Beagle, the psychiatric booth ( still only 5 cents), Linus in the pumpkin patch, and Woodstock falling in love with a worm who runs off with the Early Bird!
Performances will take place on August 21, 22, 28, 29 at 6:00pm at Metcalfe Park in downtown Kingman. Get your picnic baskets and blankets or chairs ready and expect lots of family fun!
We are hoping to have several options for concessions and if your business is interested in partnering with us to provide a spread of goodies please contact us! If you are interested in helping us bring this show to life we are in search of painters, and a set designer! If you would like to sponsor the show, please email our Marketing Director at [email protected]!
Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Instagram, and Website for more info!
Live theater has been drastically affected by the pandemic and Beale Street Theater has seen the impact . Our production of “The Sound of Music” has been postponed for now. How do we produce live theater when we can’t have large gatherings? We need the income to pay our mortgage and continue our renovation plans for the theater building.
One solution we are moving forward with is using outdoor venues. We now have two productions planned for the stage area at Metcalfe Park. Social distancing can be done there and the spread of the virus is less likely in the open air setting. We are also looking forward to our annual Kingman Historic Ghost Tours. These tours are held outside, on the city streets of downtown Kingman with small groups of attendees being led from place to place to hear stories of Kingman’s history. Last year we added more theatrical aspects to the tour and plan to up that for this coming October.
As for the indoor venues, we are looking at producing smaller, inexpensive shows that allow for limited audience sizes.
We want all of our patrons to feel safe in the environments we create. We will do our best to keep our facilities clean and sanitized. Use of masks are encouraged in areas where physical distancing is difficult. Feel free to reach out to us with any concerns you may have and we will make accommodations where we can. Our volunteers and employees are encouraged to look for creative solutions to the difficult problems we all currently face.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for upcoming events as we continue to bring live theater to the Kingman community.
After a period of COVID-19 shutdowns of all non-essential organizations, Beale Street Theater is open once again and back to finish what they started in the spring.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield is set to perform for one weekend only! On June 25 and 26, director Bob Blake and cast will be performing at 7pm both nights at Metcalf Park, 315 W Beale Street. Black Bridge Brewery will still be selling Shakespeare-themed beer during the show in support of the theater!
For anyone late to the party, this show is a satirical summary of every Shakespeare work, including that of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Though satirical, the show also nods at Shakespeare respectfully, for we could not make fun of him if he didn’t write so many ridiculous pieces.
The show will still be performed on the stage at Metcalf Park with a minimal set designed specifically to be portable to and from the venue. The costumes are obnoxious and silly and, yes, Lucas will still be a woman most of the time—we wouldn’t be true to the time period if he wasn’t! Lucas will actually be traveling back from his home in Minnesota to finish the show for Kingman, so keep a lookout for his travel videos these next couple weeks!
Beale Street Theater’s presentation of this comedic work is a great way to take the city’s mind off the worrisome events unfolding around the world. We are also taking great care to minimize any issues COVID might cause. Performing in the park will give the audience an open-air venue to promote social distancing. The theater also recommends that audience members bring their own chairs to minimize any cross-contaminations of the virus. Among these precautions, the theater is taking many others to ensure safety of volunteers and audiences alike.
Beale Street Theater greatly appreciates your support towards local businesses and non-profit organizations. Come out and support the Beale Street Theater and Black Bridge Brewery—have a pint and laugh your pantaloons off!
Tickets are $12 per person and are on sale online at https://bealestreettheater.com//tickets/ or at the gates before the show.
To further support Beale Street Theater, donations can be made at the show or online at https://bealestreettheater.com//donate/
As Shakespeare once said, “We put the fun in dysfunctional.” ….or was that Green Day?
One of the options brought for us to consider is a removeable stage. As the room we have can only accommodate so many seats, this is an option we can use to make the facility more functional for multi purpose needs. We wouldn’t be moving the whole stage in an out of course, just the front part of it. This would give us the stage space to produce live theater shows with an audience of approximately 300 seats but when we have concerts, movies and entertainment that can use a smaller stage, we can up our seat count to around 350-360.
From a business standpoint, the more seats the more money you can make on a show. When a theater shows a movie, they pay a set royalty fee to show a particular film. Royalty costs differ depending on the popularity of the movie. The theater then decides if they can sell enough seats to cover the cost of the royalty fee and facility costs.
For live theater plays, royalties are determined by the number of seats available for a particular show, how many performances are being offered and the ticket price being charged. The licensing company then comes up with an amount the producing company needs to pay for each show they do. Again, the more seats we can sell equals higher profit for us on our shows.
Lastly is the cost to bring outside produced entertainment into the theater. These are live theater shows, entertainers or concerts that are produced elsewhere and then taken on a specific tour route through the country. An agent will contact venues such as the Beale Street Theater that are on their tour route to book performance days that fit their tour schedule. The theater and agent will then negotiate terms of a contract that includes ticket prices or facility rental fees, etc. Again, the more seats available the potential for more profit for both the production and the theater.
The drawbacks to the removeable stage is the work needed to take it and the chairs in and out of the facility. And where do we store the chairs and stage pieces when they aren’t being used? We are already limited on space in the building. We will look at all of our options as we make this decision.
The Beale Street Theater team is currently working on the theater design. We are working with Stages Consultants, LLC. and architect Michael Taylor. We are learning a lot about the technical aspects of designing a theater. This is not like renovating just any building. There are so many aspects to the process it can be overwhelming. Current discussions center around the seat count and layout, line of sight to the stage, accessibility and functionality of the theater as a whole. I want to take a few minutes to fill you all in on some of the decisions we are looking at this week.
There are limitations that come with the existing building structure and layout. There is an additional side building that was added to the theater property that gives us a lot of extra space but because the two properties were not originally connected, the floor levels are not the same. Adding to or taking away from a floor can be very costly so and when you change the floor level in one space, it affects the floor levels everywhere else.
One of the challenges is accessibility. Kingman Center for the Arts wants everyone in the community to have access to the Beale Street Theater and its programming, and not just access, but the best experience we can offer. Getting from the lobby to the auditorium, to the bathrooms and to the backstage area all need to be thought through. Ramps can’t be too steep and there has to be room for maneuvering wheelchairs. The staging consultants have been fabulous and offering many solutions and suggestions to address the shortcomings of the current facility.
Another challenge is line of sight. This has to do with the height of the stage and how that affects the audience view of what is happening on it. How high should the stage be? Do we need to change the slope of the existing floor to give a better audience view of it? The stage floor needs to be at level with the backstage floor which is in the above mentioned side building. It all flows together.
The last aspect we are looking at is seat count. How many seats can we adequately fit into the space? The number of seats we have dictates how much money we can make, but the comfort of the audience and accessibility are important too.
Decisions like these are always tempered by cost of the project. We wish we had the budget to bring a state of the art facility to Kingman. We will do our best to raise needed funds to make our theater great.
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
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
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
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
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
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 ShakespeareAbridged 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.
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]. We would love to help! Hope to see you there, and BREAK A LEG!