Mystery musical headed to BBC stage

Mystery musical headed to BBC stage

The comedy "Something's Afoot," a unique musical-mystery, will be presented on the BBC stage in February and March.

Under the direction of Dr. Brian Maxwell, the two-act show will be on stage Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2. Performances begin at 7:30 the Phelps Student Center.

Tickets will be available through the BBC Box Office beginning February 6. They can be purchased online at or by calling 570.585.9000. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.

General Admission is $10. Discounted tickets prices for students, alumni, and senior citizens are available. Call the Box Office for more information.

"Something's Afoot" is a zany, entertaining musical comedy that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the '30s.

Set in an isolated English manor house, the story involves ten people who have been invited there by the estate's owner, Lord Dudley Rancour. Shortly after arriving they find they are all trapped in the house by a raging thunderstorm and that Lord Rancour has been murdered. As the group investigates the situation, members begin to each meet an unfortunate demise through fiendish yet hilarious devices. Bodies begin to accumulate as the survivors attempt to identity of the killer.

The 10-member cast includes:
BBC&SRachel Mowers—Lettie
Ben Johnson—Flint
Steve Wagner—Clive
Joanna Ferbrache—Hope Langdon
Scott Cleveland—Dr. Grayburn
Chris Muska—Nigel Rancour
Morgan White—Lady Grace Manley-Prowe
Ben Howell—Col. Gillweather
Traci Thompson—Miss Tweed
Neil Scott—Geoffrey

Drama at BBC
Dr. Maxwell has taught and directed plays at BBC for over 25 years. He holds degrees in communications, theatre and ministry, and has studied in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. from New York University's program in Educational Theatre.

BBC's Communications program offers two avenues of study: Theatre and Writing. The Theatre emphasis stretches students' acting and directing skills, with numerous student-led productions throughout each semester and opportunities for involvement in major, bi-annual drama productions.

Graduates of BBC's Theatre-emphasis program are prepared to direct or act in church drama ministries, teach in school drama programs, write scripts, design sets, or launch a drama outreach ministry. Many graduates work in regional and professional theatre companies, and some have been accepted into master's and doctorate theatre programs.

Learn more about BBC's Communications major here.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 1/24/2013 3:28:30 PM

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