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Dramatic Arts


Broadway at Boston Avenue (BABA)

A Broadway musical had emerged at Boston Avenue Church every summer since 1983! "BABA" is the longest running series of its kind in our city! One reason for its success and longevity is careful planning and a clear mission.

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BABA's 2017 Production: The Addams Family

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Performances

Fri., July 21 at 7:00 p.m
Sun., July 23 at 2:30 p.m
Thurs., July 27 at 7:00 p.m
Fri., July 28 at 7:00 p.m
Sun., July 30 at 2:30 p.m

Tickets

  • Tickets will go on sale Sunday, July 2 following both worship services.
  • All tickets are reserved seating.
  • Tickets are $10 each (cash, checks, & credit cards accepted).
  • A group rate of $9 per person is available when buying 10 tickets or more for the same performance AND paying by cash or check (sorry, credit sales not eligible to receive this discount).
  • Free childcare is also available with advanced reservation.
  • Starting Wednesday, July 5, tickets may also be reserved by calling the ticket office phone line at 918.699.0138 (sorry, online ticketing is not available).
  • A box office will be available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 28. The box office will also open at 5 p.m. on evening show dates, and at noon for the Sunday matinees.

Click here to view the BABA house seating chart.

Providing an intergenerational venue for church members of all ages has been a guiding rationale for the program. The summer musical offers children, youth, and adults the opportunity to be engaged in an activity as equals, with everyone working for an experienced director. Some of the best-known names in community theatre have directed productions at Boston Avenue, but those on stage are church members only.

High-quality musical theater experiences offer members the opportunity to share their talents and develop new skills. As performers, they must create well-defined characters and employ self-discipline.

Participants often return to the program year after year because they have tasted spiritual creativity and have enjoyed it.

Past BABA Productions

  • 1983 Brigadoon
  • 1984 Anything Goes
  • 1985 Desert Song
  • 1986 Meet Me in St. Louis
  • 1987 Hello, Dolly!
  • 1988 The Music Man
  • 1989 Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1990 An Evening with Lerner and Loewe
  • 1991 Oklahoma!
  • 1992 Guys and Dolls
  • 1993 Carousel
  • 1994 Two by Two
  • 1995 The Sound of Music
  • 1996 The King and I
  • 1997 Camelot
  • 1998 Man of La Mancha
  • 1999 Oliver!
  • 2000 Nunsense
  • 2001 Once Upon a Mattress
  • 2002 My Fair Lady
  • 2003 Li'l Abner
  • 2004 Annie Get Your Gun
  • 2005 The Pajama Game
  • 2006 The Wizard of Oz
  • 2007 Oklahoma!
  • 2008 South Pacific
  • 2009 Children of Eden
  • 2010 The Music Man
  • 2011 White Christmas
  • 2012 The Pirates of Penzance
  • 2013 1776
  • 2014 Meet Me in St. Louis
  • 2015 Into the Woods
  • 2016 Anything Goes

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Youth Drama Opportunities

BAY Troupe

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BAY (Boston Avenue Youth) Troupe is a thriving group of senior-high thespians who are interested in the dramatic arts. These gifted youth have performed in many successful productions during the past few years including: Miracle on 34th Street, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Cotton Patch Gospel, Big, Into the Woods, Annie, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Barnum, The Grand Tour, Curtains, Kiss Me Kate, Titanic, Godspell (2012 Revised Version), Shrek, the Musical, and, most recently, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Rehearsals are primarily on Sunday afternoons from 12:00-3:30, although not all cast members are required to be at every rehearsal. BAY Troupe meets in the spring and is directed by Matt Morton and Dr. Joel Panciera. Our Senior-High Youth Director, Jennifer Solis, serves as "Producer" for this ministry. All Boston Avenue senior-high youth are encouraged to participate!

Mid-High Mosaic

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Much like a mosaic, together we create a beautiful picture.

6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
On-Stage with Your Friends!
Have Fun!
Make New Friends!
Develop New Confidence!
Learn Skills You Never Knew You Had!

How????
Be Part of Our Show!

Each year, we design a show together that challenges and builds on the multi-faceted gifts of our students.
If being on stage makes you shake in your shoes, never fear, there is something for everyone to do.
Dancing, Singing, Acting, Painting, Playing an Instrument, Making People Laugh, Drawing, Building Things

Click here to learn more!
Click here to register!

Mosaic Show Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Show Director: Joan Hatley
Producer: Debbie Peterson

Creative Spirit Camp

Creative Spirit Camp, held one week each summer for rising 1st-12th Graders, offers children and youth a great opportunity to enjoy the performing and fine arts in a fun and relaxed environment. Campers develop new skills and make new friends as they learn and play together applying their "creative juices." With multiple activities to choose from in each of four daily "classes," campers can learn to perform different types of dance, create an assortment of hands-on art projects, gain life skills such as sewing and cooking, explore the world of music through singing and ringing handbells, plus express themselves dramatically through acting. The week concludes with a closing recital showcasing their hard work and effort.

Creative Spirit Camp
(1st-12th Graders)
July 10-13, 2017, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closing Recital: July 13 at 6 p.m.
Class Offerings Brochure
Class Selection Form
Camp Registration Form
Medical/Transportation Form

Choral Ensembles

Instrumental Ensembles

Dramatic Art Troupes

Click here to join a choir!