Calendar

Mar
1
Fri
Mamma Mia!
Mar 1 – Mar 16 all-day

Music and Lyrics by Benny Adnersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
And some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson

There are no exchanges to added performances
(17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd).

     ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of timeless songs like “Honey, Honey,” “Dancing Queen,” and “Take a Chance on Me” propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, crating an unforgettable show.

Mamma Mia! performs March 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9, 10*, 14, 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22 & 23, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders February 5, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales February 12, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $22.00
Student/Senior/Military: $20.00

Apr
12
Fri
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Apr 12 – Apr 27 all-day

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens

     Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detest being touched and he distrusts strangers.
He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. but Christopher’s detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time performs April 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders March 5, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales March 12, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $20.00
Student/Senior/Military: $18.00

May
10
Fri
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
May 10 – May 25 all-day

Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Original Concept by Stephen Helper & Jack Viertel
Co-conceived by Otis Sallid    Orchestrations by Steve Margoshes
Vocal Arrangement by Champman Roberts   Additional Arrangements by Louis St. Louis
Music Preparation by Emily Gishman

     In an idealized 50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. This musical review showcases 30 popular standards including such hits as “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” and “Stand By Me.” Smokey Joe’s Cafe is electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe performs May 10, 11, 12* 16, 17, 18, 19*, 23, 24 & 25, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders April 9, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales April 16, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $22.00
Student/Senior/Military: $20.00

Jun
7
Fri
The Ladies Foursome
Jun 7 – Jun 22 all-day

By Norm Foster

     A funny, fast-paced heart warming story of friendship inspired by the popular play The Foursome. The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate and Connie gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed fourth. At the golf course they are joined by another woman, an old friend of Catherine’s they’d never met. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, children, and everything in between.

The Ladies Foursome performs June 7, 8, 9*, 13, 14, 15, 16*, 20, 21 & 22, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders May 14, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales May 21, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $20.00
Student/Senior/Military: $18.00

Jun
17
Mon
Summer Theatre School
Jun 17 – Jun 28 all-day

Summer Theatre School

Two – One Week Sessions

Week 1 – June 17-21
Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)

Week 2 – June 24-28
Grades 6-10 (Ages 11-15)

     BST’s summer school is split into two one-week, full day theater school for children ages 8-15 years old. The first week (June 17-21) will be for children going into 3rd – 5th grade (Ages 8-10) and the second week will be for children going into 6th 0 10th grade (Ages 11-15). Please refer to which grade they will be entering Fall ’19 when picking what week to register for.)
Classes will run Monday thru Friday, each day begins at 9:00AM and ends at 3:30PM. Each student is to bring a sack lunch for the noon break (Refrigeration and Microwaves will not be available.)
There will be a showcase performance held on Friday of each week.
Students will receive a T-shirt and two admissions to the showcase. BST will provide a pizza party on the Friday after class and before the performance.

Price and Payment

     The cost of Summer Theatre School is $200.00 with a $25.00 discount for each additional family member. Register before May 15th and receive a $50.00 discount per camper. Refunds require a 14 day notice prior to the first class. 
Partial scholarships are available based on need. Applications are available at the BST Box Office upon request.

Class Size

     Enrollment is limited to 60 students per week to ensure that students receive individualized training.

Deadline

     Registration deadline is June 7th. Late registration will only be accepted if space is available.

For more information or to register please call or come into the Box Office .

Sep
6
Fri
Young Frankenstein
Sep 6 – Sep 28 all-day

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman

This monster musical comedy is derived from the twisted comedy genius of Mel Brooks as he adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Young Frankenstein performs September 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27 & 28, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders August 13, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales August 20, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $23.00
Student/Senior/Military: $21.00

Oct
4
Fri
God Help Us @ Billings Studio Theatre
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

GOD HELP US! is a play pulled directly out of today’s headlines. An evening full of hilarious, poignant, unifying, thought provoking entertainment.
Larry, (Jay Pyette) a liberal leaning fellow, and Randi, (Kate Hagen) a conservative kind of woman, find themselves confronted by GOD, Ed Asner, a wise, sarcastic, cantankerous and wildly funny character who is offended by what America’s political leaders have done to America. He has brought Randi and Larry to Purgatory for a lively debate about the issues our time. Whomever he finds more persuasive will get God’s “mighty thumb on the scale” in one or the other’s favor. We learn that Randi and Larry were a couple back in their college days, but politics tore them apart – in large measure because they couldn’t learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. God interrogates them on a wide array of topics – domestic, international and personal – while commenting on the Bible, the Big Bang, the origin of mankind, and so much more. Given the current state of our politics – GOD HELP US! speaks to audiences of all political persuasions with one essential argument, that we must listen to each other so that we can all live – and laugh – together.

Ed Asner (God) starred as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s 2009 box-office- hit Oscar winning Best Picture “Up!” and as Santa in the movie version of “Elf.” Mr. Asner was the recipient of his eighth Emmy Award at The CSA Awards for his guest appearance in the Canadian dramatic series “Forgive Me.” Mr. Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV newsroom comedy, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and continued in the newspaper-biz drama “Lou Grant,” which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards. Mr. Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Roots.”

Jay Pyette (Larry) is the Artistic director for the Montana Actor’s Theatre having been associated with the theatre since its founding in 1992.
As an actor some of Jay’s favorite roles include Katurian in the “Pillowman”, Donny in the “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”, and Shag in “Equivocation”. He was recently seen in MAT’s production of “12 Angry Men” as Juror number 9.
As a designer, some of Jay’s favorite sets include those for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Eilma CV in Missoula, “Ruined” for the MAT stage, and the “mobile homes” for MAT’s Trailer Park production.
Complete information  on Jay’s career can be found at www.jaypyette.com.

Kate Hagan (Randi) has been performing with the Montana Actor’s Theatre for 5 years in such roles as Ms Furnival in “Black Comedy”, Josephine in “Ruined”, Frenchie in “Grease” and Annette in “God of Carnage” as well as many others.
Kate is an accomplished costumer, with degrees in Fashion and Design and Elementary Education.
She currently teaches fourth grade at Havre Elementary Schools.

 

Billings, Studio Theatre and the Montana Actor’s Theatre are both sponsored in part by the Montana Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oct
11
Fri
Murder For Two
Oct 11 – Oct 26 all-day

By Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

A two person musical. Officer Marucs Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills – with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit?

Murder For Two performs October 11, 12, 13*, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25 and 26, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders September 17, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales September 27, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $23.00
Student/Senior/Military: $21.00

Murder for Two
Oct 11 – Oct 26 all-day

By Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

A two person musical. Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit?

Murder for Two performs October 11, 12, 13/, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25 & 26, 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders September 17, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales September 24, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $23.00
Student/Senior/Military: $21.00

Nov
29
Fri
A Christmas Story
Nov 29 – Dec 15 all-day

By Philip Grecian.
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., Written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

A Christmas classic. It is the 1940s and 9-year-old Ralphie Parker is on a quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. He pleads his case to his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at the Department Store, with the same consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

A Christmas Story performs Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1*,5, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14 & 15* , 2019
*Denotes Matinee

Show Times:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30 PM (Doors Open At 7:00PM)
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM (Doors Open At 1:30 PM)

Tickets Go On Sale:
To Season Ticket Holders November 5, 2019
To The General Public and On-Line Sales November 12, 2019

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $21.00
Student/Senior/Military: $19.00