Kingman Center for the Arts is excited to announce that we have six decorated Christmas trees that have been donated to our organization as a fundraiser for the Beale Street Theater renovation project. Trees are on display during the month of November in several downtown businesses. We encourage you to go visit these businesses and see these works of art. Participating businesses are Beale Street Brews, the Chamber of Commerce, the ArtHub and Black Bridge Brewery. Trees are available for sale to businesses or individuals for the holiday season. If you are interested in purchasing a tree, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 928-530-8432. Purchased trees will be delivered to the buyers during the first weekend of December.
Thank you to our donor businesses for the decorated trees!
ER Providers, 66 Marketplace, Farmhouse, Venture Club, Spouses of High Desert Radiology, The Sweet Mac Shop and Cerbat Dental
KCA will host a pop-up fashion boutique December 10-12, 2020. It will feature mint condition items from major brands and retailers. We have shoes, clothing (women’s and junior sizes) and accessories (including purses, scarves, sunglasses and jewelry.
The ArtHub is located at 402 E. Beale Street in downtown Kingman. Store hours are Thurs. Dec. 10th, 5-9pm, Fri. Dec. 11th, 11am-6pm, Sat. Dec. 12th, 11am-6pm.
Shop for a great cause and have fun too! Cash and major credit cards accepted.
Our upcoming performances of Snoopy!!! the Musical are right around the corner! Here to give you the inside scoop on the show, we are proud to introduce two of the show’s leading ladies!
We recently had the opportunity to talk to both Rylie Taylor and Drew Stephenson who will be portraying the characters Sally and Peppermint Patty, respectively. Similarly, both girls had heard about our growing community theater and felt it was a great opportunity to get involved and showcase their outstanding talent. Drew and Rylie are both well-established actresses in our community.
You may have seen Drew star as Babette/Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast Jr. or a star-struck teen in Bye Bye Birdie. As for Rylie, you may have seen her star in shows like Scrooge; Dorothy in Wonderland; Little Mermaid; Beauty and the BeastJr., and more. Rylie has been in a total of 8 shows including Snoopy!!!
Rylie finds herself drawn to Sally because she can be very bubbly, outgoing, and upbeat. On the other hand, Drew is playing her total opposite, Peppermint Patty, the tomboy whose boisterous voice is not afraid to speak her mind to get everything she wants.
Rylie and Drew agree that the best part of rehearsals has been bonding with the cast and crew who have become like family! They look forward to every rehearsal and all the incredible memories they have forged throughout the way. Rylie is especially delighted to have her twin sister join the crew as the choreographer. Drew can attest to just how fun it is having the pair build on the incredible dance showcased in the production.
Prepare to be mesmerized by remarkable dance numbers in tunes like “Don’t Be Anything Less” and “The Big Bow Wow.” You will be entranced by the heartfelt nature of the everyday life of the peanuts gang, and enthralled by Charles Shulz’s timeless humor.
Join Drew and Rylie this August 21t, 22nd, 28th & 29th @ 6pm at Metcalf Park in Downtown Kingman for this can’t-miss performance of Snoopy!!! the Musical! Seating is limited so get your tickets online while they are available!
We recently announced our upcoming performances for Snoopy!!! The Musical set for this August 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. Now we are proud to present the actors bringing the show to life!
This week we had the opportunity to talk to Amber Wisely who will be portraying Lucy Van Pelt! Amber is an avid Beale Street Theater performer. You may have seen her as Scuttle in The Little Mermaid Jr., Emma in The Legend of the Lone Texas Walker Ranger, a Villager in Beauty and The Beast Jr., and now Lucy! After hearing about her fellow peers’ past experiences with our shows Amber said she was glad to get involved and be a part of all the fun.
Amber is especially excited to take on the role of Lucy because of her natural spunky sass. She believes everyone can relate to and admire Lucy’s strong opinions and her tenacity in expressing them. When reminiscing on her favorite part of the rehearsal process, Amber credits every day with her fellow cast and crew members. She believes the connections forged are the most memorable. She states, “The cast and crew are truly made up of some of the most talented and amazing actors, actresses, and tech.”
Amber invites any and all who are interested in the world of Snoopy to come out and watch! “The show is full of laughs as well as sweet moments that’ll make you want to share a heartfelt smile with loved ones. I can share that when I first read the script I had a constant smile on my face. You are sure to feel connected to the unique story of these rambunctious kids.”
Snoopy!!! The Musical is sure to melt your heart and leave you with a smile! Join Amber in what she calls “a can’t-miss performance of the year!” Snoopy!!! The Musical performance dates are August 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th with 6pm shows at The Metcalf Park in downtown Kingman. Tickets are available online and seating is limited.
Last week we announced our upcoming outdoor performances for Snoopy!!! The Musical. Now we are proud to introduce the actors bringing the show to life!
This week we were able to sit down with Joseph Kyler who will be playing Linus Van Pelt this August 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. Joseph Kyler is no stranger to Beale Street Theater shows! You may have seen him take on the character Cogsworth in our production of Beauty and The Beast Jr, or Toronto in The Legend of the Lone Texas Walker Ranger. Joseph continues to audition and come out for shows because acting has always been a great passion of his. He decided the more performing he could do the better!
Joey found himself especially connected to his character, Linus, in that they both are philosophical powerhouses. He went on to say, “Linus also cracks the best jokes which I choose to believe is also very much like me!” When asked about his co-stars and favorite memories to date he stated “It’s all been happening so fast! It’s a blur of smiles, giggles, and incredible memories with even more incredible people.” He is most excited to showcase his newfound master dance moves which he credits his choreographer, Mollie Taylor, for her skill in teaching. He looks forward to the audience’s reactions to both his solo “The Vigil” and Snoopy’s big number “The Big Bow Wow!”
Snoopy!!! The Musical will captivate families, the young, the dreamers, and all those above. As Joey says, you don’t want to miss this childlike-dream feature! Snoopy!!! The Musical performance dates are set for August 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th at The Metcalf Park downtown. Tickets are available online and seating is limited.
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?
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.