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Family-friendly

BAT does not always produce family-friendly shows. This comes, in part, from the idea that adults deserve entertainment too. Not every story worth telling is suitable for every young person or those who are easily offended. Some very interesting stories … Continue reading

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Is there more than butts in the seats?

This is a tale of two shows. One, BAT’s current Holiday show, The Christmas Carol Rag, and the other In The Next Room, or the vibrator play which BAT produced in 2016. The former is currently in production. The run … Continue reading

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A bit of kindness

BAT shares its space with a youth theater education organization. Typically, there are no problems with that relationship, however, it does means that BAT must move its seats out of the way for their rehearsals. This does required a bit … Continue reading

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The Christmas Carol Rag – 2017

In this delightfully irreverent musical take on the Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge has been recast as an embittered woman named Evelyn and moved to 1911 New York City. Evelyn runs her New York City sweatshop with an iron fist, but … Continue reading

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The Chistmas Carol Rag – press release

(Nov. 14, 2017 – Burien, WA) – Burien Actors Theatre’s holiday show, The Christmas Carol Rag, is a delightfully irreverent and moving musical comedy set in ragtime-era New York City. This reimagining of the original Dickens’ classic, written by Norman … Continue reading

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The $3.00 donation

Today BAT received a donation in the mail. It was a check for $3.00. On the memo line, it says, “Love heals.” BAT often gets small donations, and BAT is very happy to get them. Most often someone will roundup … Continue reading

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Ben Butler draws to a close

Ben Butler is coming to a close. This is the last weekend (October 20, 21, and 22). Get YOUR TICKETS HERE! This show provided a number of firsts for BAT. The first time we did a thorough dramaturge page HERE. … Continue reading

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Ben Butler reviews to date

Here are the reviews for Ben Butler to date: “I highly recommend seeing this story about two men from completely different walks of life, who find a similarity between each other in a world where neither has to consider the … Continue reading

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The genius of Cyndi

Cyndi is BAT’s props goddess on Ben Butler. Here is just one example of the detail Cyndi puts into her work. On stage, there is a fireplace and “gas” lamps on either side of the chimney. The play takes place … Continue reading

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Sitting in an empty theater

BAT is volunteer driven. So when we are here we are typically doing something. It is rare that I get to sit in our empty theater. BAT has just 94 seats, and those seats move. So even on the rare … Continue reading

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