Saturday, October 31, 2015

Honk! Auditions Coming Up!

Auditions are coming up for BOP's (only) second musical, Honk! Honk! is a multigenerational show for all audiences – a funny, smart & wry retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling." It is so fabulous that it beat out both The Lion King and Mamma Mia for the British Olivier Award, the equivalent of the US Tony Award.

The characters don't wear fur suits, though there might be a feather or two to grace a chapeau. Ducks, swans, geese and frogs are a pleasing amalgam of humans and critters. All actors play multiple roles with the exceptions of Ugly, Cat & Ida (Ugly’s mom). This gives our talented BOP actors a chance to triply please audiences with their talents.

Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2015, at 2:00 pm. If you can't make the scheduled auditions, you are encouraged to email or call for an appointment ( or 520.432.2901). Auditions will be held in Central School Project's Community Room, 43 Howell Avenue, Old Bisbee. 

Gilles directs, and we team up with Ben Caron as Music Director.

We're looking for talent ages 8 and up. If you're under 8 and have theater or music training (and discipline), you are welcome to show us your skills. Roles are:
  • 4 men or older teens to play Ugly, the (nasty) Cat, Drake, Wild (!) Geese, etc.
  • 4 women or older teens to play Ida, Penny (a lovely swan) Geese, Ducks, etc. 
  • 4 or more kids: ducklings, froglets, crazy geese & more

Please bring a 1-3 minute memorized monologue (not original work) and a song with piano or karaoke accompaniment. Kids can bring a poem or nursery rhyme for a monologue. Dress to move.

Honk! will rehearse December 5, 2015 – February 25, 2016 on selected weekday evenings &
weekend afternoons. Rehearsals during the holidays TBD. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but we are looking for seriously committed performers. Performances will be February 26 – March 6, 2016, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.

A script will be available after November 9 at the Copper Queen Library. Check YouTube for music.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bisbee’s Obscure Productions Open Stage Continues

A veritable deluge of Bisbee and area talent flooded the Central School Project stage at BOP’s first offering of Open Stage on October 16. The number, quality, and range of performers was beyond all expectations, and showed without a doubt that these fine folks had been seeking a venue.

That being noted, BOP’s Open Stage will continue with the next fun-filled offering happening on Friday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. (please note early start time), at Central School Project’s Squffy Theater, 43 Howell Ave., Old Bisbee. Admission is $1 to watch or to perform and snacks and beverages will be available for donation.

“Obscure” Rae tells audience members,  “This is an informal event. The door won’t lock at 7:00. Come late, leave early, come back. Whatever! I’m guessing you’ll want to see it all.”

Performers can contact emcee “Obscure” Rae for tech and venue information at 520-432-2901 or

Don’t miss the fun!