The Blue Hill Troupe Announces its 92nd Season to Benefit Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation

The Blue Hill Troupe Announces its 92nd Season to Benefit Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation

Nonprofit Troupe Takes Top Honors at International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

 

NEW YORK, NY, September 29, 2015 – The Blue Hill Troupe, the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, announces its 92nd season with A Little Night Music, November 13-21, 2015 at The Theatre at St. Jean’s (184 E. 76 Street) and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, or the Peer and the Peri, April 8-16, 2016 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue). The Blue Hill Troupe’s 2015-2016 season will benefit the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation.

Tickets to A Little Night Music are on sale now and range from $29.50 – $75.00. (Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.) They can be purchased at http://bht.org/events/2015-a-little-night-music or by calling 212-988-2012. Performances are November 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM, November 15 at 3:00 PM, and November 21 at 2:00 PM. “A Little Night Music” is directed by Donald Brenner, with music direction by Eric Peterson. The cast features Patricia … Continued

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Blue Hill Troupe Presents “A Little Night Music”

CONTACT:

Andrea Kotuk/Andrea & Associates/(212) 353-9585/andreapr@andreaandassociates.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVENT:

Blue Hill Troupe Presents “A Little Night Music”

Nonprofit Troupe’s 92nd Season to Benefit the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation

Set in 1900s Sweden, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s elegant gem “A Little Night Music” explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt, the men who love her, and their jealous wives. When all convene for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate, infinite possibilities for new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

The Blue Hill Troupe is the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity. The Blue Hill Troupe’s 2015-2016 season will benefit the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation.

DATES/TIMES:

November 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM

November 15 at 3:00 PM & November 21 at 2:00 PM

WHERE:                      The Theatre at St. Jean’s, 184 E. 76 Street (between Lexington & 3rd Aves)

Wheelchair accessible

TICKETS:                      $29.50 – $75.00. (Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.) Tickets can be purchased at http://bht.org/events/2015-a-little-night-music or by calling 212-988-2012.

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The Blue Hill Troupe Breathes New Life Into Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience” To Benefit Jewish Home Lifecare

NEW YORK, NY, February 17, 2015 – The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. http://www.bht.org, the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, will be closing out its 91st season with a modern take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience.

The production, with full orchestra, runs April 17-25, 2015 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Tickets range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at http://www.bht.org or by calling (212) 988-2012. Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Student rush tickets are available, and the Sunday matinee features a Children’s Backstage Tour.

Since its inception in 1924, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring with lavish production values and full orchestra, donating the net proceeds to a New York City charity. Proceeds from Patience will benefit Jewish Home Lifecare http://www.jewishhome.org/.

Patience satirizes Britain’s “aesthetic craze” of the late 1800s. This was a period characterized by prolific poets, composers, painters, and designers of all kinds, by ridiculing it as a meaningless fad. This production has been updated and transplanted to the … Continued

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The Blue Hill Troupe Celebrates 90 Years with Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Ruddigore’ to Benefit Quality Services for the Autism Community

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, celebrates its 90th season with Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore.”

The production, with full orchestra, runs April 4-12, 2014 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Proceeds from “Ruddigore” will benefit Quality Services for the Autism Community ( http://www.qsac.com/ ). Tickets range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at http://www.bht.org/ or by calling (212) 988-2012. Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Since its inception in 1924, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring with lavish production values and full orchestra, donating the net proceeds to a New York City charity. Over the years, the Blue Hill Troupe has donated an impressive total of $4 million. Prior charities include The GO Project, I Have a Dream Foundation-New York Metro, The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, The New York Foundling, and Inwood House.

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Blue Hill Troupe presents The Drowsy Chaperone to benefit the Autism Community

NEW YORK, November 1, 2013 -The Blue Hill Troupe presents the award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone Nov. 1-9 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s; the production is part of the company’s 2013-14 season, which benefits Quality Services for the Autism Community.Directed and choreographed by Stephen Agosto, the cast includes Tracy Bidleman, Nettie Chickering, Courtney Falk, Tom Frueh, Geoff Gaebe, Douglas Kiddie, Michael Macaione, Jessica Meese, Leslie Middlebrook Moore, Kevin Murray, Andrew F. Neuman, David Pasteelnick, Alison Plotkin, Sydney Ransom, Shanna Siegmund, Christian Smythe, John C. Taylor and Brian Wagner.Each year, the non-profit theatre company raises funds from its theatrical season for a different New York City charity. This season, which includes The Drowsy Chaperone and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, benefits QSAC.

“New York City has more than its share of theatre companies, but what sets us apart is our charitable mission,” said John C. Taylor, the Blue Hill Troupe’s sitting president, via email. “Since 1924, we’ve donated close to $4 million dollars to local charities. As much as we love to perform, our membership is regularly moved to tears by first-hand accounts from those whose lives have been turned around by our charity partners. QSAC provides an invaluable service to … Continued

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Blue Hill Troupe Presents New Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ to Benefit the GO Project

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, will unveil a new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” with full orchestra, April 12-20, 2013 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Proceeds from “The Mikado” will benefit the GO Project (www.goprojectnyc.org).

Considered by many to be the gem of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, “The Mikado” is an irresistible concoction of rapturous melody, witty satire, and exotic locale, peopled with unforgettable characters. Tickets range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at http://www.bht.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

The GO Project is committed to closing the achievement gap for families who have children struggling in New York City Public Schools. For 44 years, GO has provided essential academic and family support services to under-resourced, underperforming public school children in lower Manhattan.

The Blue Hill Troupe is currently accepting proposals for its charity partner for the 2014-2015 season. Visit http://bht.org/charityselect.php for further information.

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Award-Winning Blue Hill Troupe Opens 89th Season with ‘GRAND HOTEL’ – Proceeds Benefit the GO Project

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012  — Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, launches its 89th season with “Grand Hotel.” Inspired by Vicki Baum’s period novel of the same name, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical features music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston, and a book by Luther Davis. “Grand Hotel” will run from November 9-17, 2012 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, New York, NY. Nathan Brewer directs, with musical direction by Isaac Harlan, and choreography by Jason Sparks.

The Blue Hill Troupe produces a musical every fall and a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring, and has donated over $3.5 million to local charities since its inception in 1924. Proceeds from “Grand Hotel” will benefit the GO Project http://www.goprojectnyc.org/.

WHAT: “GRAND HOTEL.”

“People come, people go….”

In 1928 Berlin, the world is between wars and the stock market is booming. The center of the action is the illustrious Grand Hotel, through whose revolving doors pass a cavalcade of desperate, ambitious characters, all yearning for one last, glorious chance at a … Continued

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Global Superpower Colonizes Island Nation In Gilbert and Sullivan’s Utopia Limited

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What happens when a global superpower imposes its social conventions and political practices on a smaller, less “civilized” nation? “Utopia Limited,” Gilbert & Sullivan’s shockingly relevant satire of imperialism and globalization, tackles this question in a fresh new edition by the Blue Hill Troupe (www.bht.org), April 20-28, 2012 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street).

Before there was Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, there was Utopia Limited. Although it was written over a century ago, the work features scathing political satire and demonstrates a level of resonance with current events, world finance, and global politics that is positively eerie.

Well-meaning but hapless ruler controlled by conniving, self-interested cronies? Check. Vibrant, politically aware princess with progressive ideas? Check. Smooth-talking policy wonks selling their lies with song and dance? A reactionary movement that’s just a few ideas short of an uprising? Check and check! Of course, there are also romantic entanglements, glorious music, sumptuous costumes, lavish sets, and un-miked singers over a full orchestra.

Tickets to Utopia Limited range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at www.bht.org or by calling 866-811-4111. … Continued

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