After six and a half years and over thirty-eight performances in the small black box setting, Be Theatre made the move to a new home in the San Angelo Performing Arts Center. The new home continues the vision to entertain while enriching the minds of both the performers and patrons.
They recently performed Peter and the Starcatcher in the new space and filled the audience night after night. A new home with the same family feeling and same familiar faces. A new beginning for something that promises that familiar Be feeling.
Be Theatre announced the lineup for the 2018 – 2019 season. Elena Kent, the artistic director for Be Theatre, has designed another amazing season that will have you laughing, learning, and enjoying the talents as you are swept away to other worlds and stories. As always, there is something for the whole family whether it’s the annual Literature Alive performance, Shakespeare on the Concho, or the many other performance options.
Chaos at the Cannery
August 3 – 19
The summer fun with the annual melodrama continues at Be Theatre despite the new location. This performance will have you laughing and forgetting all your worries. It is a can’t miss performance that will open up their season of fun.
24 Hour Theatre
September 21 – 22
This two-day engagement will involve the creation and production of four new original short plays in 24 hours. Be Theatre will have four teams of writers/directors/actors who go from auditions to the writing process, and then performance, in just 24 hours.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
November 2 – December 2
This is a hilarious musical about love with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The first act of the show dives into the relationship and explores dating, waiting to love, and marriage. In the second act, that love and marriage undergoes change as the characters learn to deal with kids, in-laws, family vacations, and more on the journey of life. It’s a show for anyone who has experienced love, the loss of love, and the bold move of asking someone, “What are you doing Saturday night?”
Rated R (17 and older)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
January 18 – February 3
The winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike a story of three siblings and one hot mess. Now you get to see this performance right in San Angelo. Be Theatre will present this hilarious show that’s all about the drama that can happen in a family.
Things pick up when we are introduced to Vanya and Sonia, two siblings who share a home and continually bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. However, their life is further interrupted when their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly visits them with her new boy toy, Spike. All the hidden and old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Get your 2019 started off with some laughter in this performance through early February.
Rated M14 (Ages 14 and older)
The Literature Alive Project
February 28 – March 2
Perhaps one the best shows of the season, Literature Alive returns once again with some pretty familiar characters. Say hi to the Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two. You never know who else might show up to the performance for the kids and family to enjoy. The Literature Alive Project’s goal is to inspire young children to read; thereby encouraging a lifelong love of reading through the magic of live theatre.
April 5 – 21
I was a part of the team who helped Be Theatre on Godspell Jr in its first season. It’s a show that left a mark on me. Now they are bring the show back this time with the reimagined, full-length version.
The story focuses on a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, tell the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Rated PG (Recommended for ages 7+)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
June 7 – 15
Shakspeare on the Concho returns once again with this season featuring the classic, A Midsummer Nights Dream. Shakespeare’s enchanting comic tale of love lost and found presents love in all its glory. However, when the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. A perfect show to catch while sitting outdoors on the Concho River.
Affordable Tickets at Be Theatre
Seeing musical theatre at Be Theatre is very affordable and a great opportunity for a night out with the family and friends. Tickets range in price from $20 – $22 with certain shows open and free to the public such as the Literature Alive Project.
Tickets for main stage shows will be available in person Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm at San Angelo Performing Arts Center located at 82 Gillis Street, San Angelo Texas 76903.