Beale Street Theater is proud to announce the Beale Street Theater Benefit Variety Show. This staged variety show features performances from talented members of the Kingman Community. Kingman definitely has talent and this show proves it! Performances include dance, musical theater, singing, acting, trumpet solo, string ensemble, a rock band, piano and more. Many of these are professional level performances by professional performers.
This event is a fundraiser for the Beale Street Theater. We are making progress on the renovations but are in need of more funding to complete the project. More information on this project will be forthcoming. We appreciate the support of Toby Orr and Angle Homes for their help with the current construction.
Preston Investments is our featured sponsor for this event. An additional sponsor is Cerbat Dental. We are grateful to these two businesses for their support.
The benefit show will take place on October 15, 2022 at Lee Williams High School, 400 Grandview Ave. in Kingman, AZ. Shows will start at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
Click here to purchase tickets online. They are $25. See the website for more information, or email us at [email protected] or call 928-530-8432
Beale Street Theater is proud to announce our upcoming dinner theater production featuring the western melodrama “The Great Denver Railroad Scam” by Douglas Kotwica. Directed by Kristina Michelson, this fun theatrical performance features the classic melodrama struggle of hero, Pastor Pat Pasternack, as he works to thwart the evil villain, Horace Horsefat’s, diabolical plans. The ending of this story will leave you guessing with its clever plot twist.
Dates and locations are as follows:
July 29-30 takes place at Hualapai Mountain Resort Event Center at 6pm, with a 12pm matinee on the 30th. It is located at 4525 Hualapai Mountain Rd., Kingman
August 5-6 will take place at Beale Celebrations at 6pm, with a 12pm matinee on the 6th. It is located at 201 N. 4th Street, Kingman.
*Tickets should be purchased early so we can get an accurate count for dinner orders.
Tickets are on sale at www.bealestreettheater.com. They are $35 for adults and $30 for kids (ages 4-11). They include dinner and the show. See the website for more information, email us at [email protected] or call 928-530-8432
On January 13th, Kingman Center for the Arts hosted architect Michael Taylor and several engineers at the Beale Street Theater. The goal was to examine the property up close and review the current design plans to see if any modifications need to be made. After the onsite visit, we went to the ArtHub and hosted an online meeting with Stages, our staging consultant company, introducing them to the engineers who would be working on the project.
The day was a great success as everything seems to be lining up where it should be. Our goal is to have the final design by this coming April. We are excited to see this project moving forward and are confident that Kingman will love what comes out of it!
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.
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.
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!
Community Supports Founding of Kingman Theater Program
The Kingman Theater Program is an exciting new addition to Kingman’s arts community. Its goal is to provide opportunities for citizens of Kingman to participate in performance art at the Beale Street Theater as well as other local activities. The group recently held its first meeting at the Kingman Public Library, and appears to be on its way to achieving this goal. Nearly thirty enthusiastic community members attended the gathering to support the establishment of the Kingman Theater Program. Many of the volunteers have extensive theater production experience and are ready to get to work on the Kingman Theater Program’s first undertaking, the Arts in the Park event on August 6th at Metcalfe Park.
The Kingman Theater Program is thrilled to have so much community support this early in its development, but more contributors are always welcome. Prior production experience is not necessary; the only requirements are a willingness to help and a love for the arts. There will always be a way for volunteers to lend a hand. Volunteering is also a wonderful opportunity for young people to receive mentorship from individuals with theater production experience. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the production of Kingman Theater Program events is encouraged to contact us at the Beale Street Theater.
The Kingman Theater Program is also currently looking for community members with performance talents of all kinds for participation in its future events. Plans for plays, musical performances, children’s theater, and variety shows are being developed. Opportunities for feature performances by local groups and individuals may also be available. Auditions for participation in these events will be held on June 8th, 10th, and 11th. Details about these auditions can be found here.
The Kingman Theater Program and the Beale Street Theater are looking forward to helping to grow the arts community in Kingman.
Kingman has talent and has come together to kickoff the fundraising effort to renovate the Beale Street Theater. It was held in the old Elks building located at Fourth and Oak Street in downtown Kingman. The building was donated for our use by owner Scott Dunton. He has been a great supporter of our effort.
The evening started with Marilyn Moser playing in the courtyard as supporters entered. She was followed by Black Lemon. Upon entering the building, attendees were treated to an amazing art display, organized by our dedicated volunteers to showcase local artists. Refreshments, donated by local businesses and our volunteers were served in the bar area. A silent auction was also available to patrons in the same area. We received a number of donations from businesses and local artists that helped raise funds during the evening.
The main gallery showcased talent from across our community. We were excited to have so many performing artists share their abilities. They filled up a full three hours of entertainment. It was a wonderful evening.
Please give a big THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped us pull of a very successful event.
The talent line up for the night was incredible. Besides the performances happening inside we had music outside in the courtyard including Music by Black Lemon and Marilyn Moser. Hopefully you didn’t miss the strolling entertainment Jim Murawski our Andy Devine Impersonator, Darla Watson our Mae West Impersonator, Royce Williams the Gospel Magician and The High Desert Drifters our Old West Cowboys.
Inside performers included- Christina Robinette Joiner Opening, Cast of “Kickin’ It On Route 66” Dance and Presentation, Kameron Monson Guitar with Vocals, Kylie Marshall Jazz Acro Dance, Tawna Brown Vocal Solo, K-CCC‘s Choir, Rosanna Volk, Sarah Fiddler, Hannah Black Tap Dance, Hannah Cornelson Vocal Solo, Royce Williams The Gospel Ventriloquist Act, Darla Watson Patsy Cline ImpersonatorVocal Solo, Ryan and Bronwynn Swigert String Duet, Cast of “Kickin’ It On Route 66” Clogging Dance, Spencer Michelson Vocal Solo, Karen Duey and Kit Meritt Vocal Duet, Hannah Black All Starz Hip Hop Dance, Kingman Performing Arts Musical Theater Kids, David Kahananui Vocal Solo, Jewelee Steed Vocal Solo, Kristina Michelson, April Cornelson, Tawna Brown Vocal Trio, Sarah Fiddler All Starz Hip Hop Dance, Kit Merritt Vocal Solo, Kaegan Rivedal Flute Solo, Marian Esplin Vocal Solo, Rosanna Volk Lyrical Dance, Mohave Highlander Pipes and Drums Association