We're rebuilding the foundation and installing an elevator. Learn how you can help.
The project to reinforce our foundation and install an elevator is now under way! Check back for updates throughout the summer.
The Bellingham Theatre Guild is taking the major steps of rebuilding our foundation and ensuring access for all to our building. Many years in the making, this major $1 million project will secure our home for the theatrical arts for another century.
Read about the project and learn how to donate
Celebrate our 87th Season!
The Bentley Awards Night is an opportunity for everyone to share memories, celebrate fine performances, socialize, and connect with the BTG family after a long summer. There will be awards, entertainment and door prizes. This event is for anyone and everyone who has an interest in the Bellingham Theatre Guild.
Take a look at the 2015-2016 Bentley Award nominations
Friday, September 16, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham
Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm
Purchase tickets online or call John Purdie: 360-220-5278.
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Directed by Teri Grimes
June 10 to 26, 2016
Thank you to our dinner sponsors!
Take a look at production photos
Announcing our 2016-2017 season
2:00 pm Sunday matinees; Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 pm
Buy Season Tickets online
Mail the 2016-2017 Ticket Order Form (PDF) today and choose your favorite seats.
Please note: our ticket office will be closed while construction to install an elevator is happening, July 1 - October 1. Please mail all ticket order forms to PO Box 607, Bellingham WA 98227-0607.
Auditions - See the full audition schedule for next season
Love, Loss and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
directed by Les Campbell
Performances at WCC Heiner Auditorium
September 23 - October 2, 2016
NOTE: This show is not part of season ticket packages. Single ticket sales available; seating is general admission, no assigned seating.
Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international
hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia
Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. The show uses clothing
and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate
to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas.
"So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our
remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers." —WowOwow.com.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
book by David Ives and Paul Blake
original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie
orchestrations by Larry Blank
vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac
directed by Susan Duncan
November 25 - December 11, 2016
Auditions October 2-4
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind,
the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just
happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features 17 Irving Berlin songs,
including well-known standards Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite, White
“WHITE CHRISTMAS is enchanting as a first snow...Audiences drank it up like spiked egg nog.” — San Francisco
"The Berlin songs are sweet to hear. ˜How Deep Is the Ocean" is sublime. ˜I Love a Piano" is a buoyant number" —
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
A Shayna Maidel
by Barbara Lebow
directed by Dee Dee O'Connor
January 27 - February 12, 2017
Auditions December 4-6
A powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family which conveys the aftermath of the Holocaust through
a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family's experience. Widely produced by America's
leading regional theatres, the play went on to become a long-run Off-Broadway success.
"...a tribute to the sustaining power of family and to man's indomitability." — NY Times
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
directed by Deb Currier
March 31 - April 16, 2017
Auditions February 5-7
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With
his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one
problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated
and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering,
dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads
to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.
"…fast-mouthed and funny...It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and
sentimentality without morals." — Village Voice.
"…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious...affectionately amusing about the theatre..." — NY Times.
by Michael Frayn
directed by Teri Grimes
June 9 - 25, 2017
Auditions April 2-4
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant
actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant
herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage
farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." — The New York Times
I and You
by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Sean Walbeck
July 20 - 30, 2017
Auditions June 11-12
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's
Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline
hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular.
As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much
deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange
beauty of human connectedness.
"The striking twists and turns along the progression of the rapid-paced work are astonishing, breath-taking, and
mind-blowing." — Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theater Arts
BTG for the Future
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Bentley Awards Dinner
Friday, September 16, 5:30-9:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton on Lakeway
Don't miss our annual dinner and awards show. Come cheer for your favorite productions from the 2015-2016 Season.
See the nominations
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Orientation meetings are on hiatus during the construction project.
Behind the Curtain Tour
Tours are on hiatus during the construction project.
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