Miller Park Summer Theatre

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Originating in the Parks & Recreation Department in the 1980's, the Miller Park Summer Theatre program offers an opportunity for youth and adults to audition and participate in an outdoor summer musical in Bloomington's beautiful Miller Park. Auditions begin in May, followed by rehearsals and a final weekend of performances at the Miller Park Bandstand in July. Bloomington talents runs deep in acting, singing and dancing so, whether you're up on stage having fun or enjoying the show from the audience, we encourage you to participate in this time-honored tradition.

Miller Park Summer Theatre 2019 and the BCPA present

Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m.

This year’s Miller Park Summer Theater production will be Godspell, music by Stephen Schwartz book by John-Michael Tebelak. Godspell is a lighthearted look at parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke shown through the everyday lives of contemporary characters. The musical styles run the gambit from pop and folk rock to gospel and vaudeville.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.




Participants ages 8-13 will learn elements of theatrical production including theater protocols and terminology; mental and physical preparation; script analysis; character development; design and technical aspects including scenery, lighting, sound, props, costumes and make-up. The two week program is an exploration of theater for the beginner and experienced thespian alike, culminating in performances on the stage of the BCPA at the end of the workshop.

Registration begins May 1 and runs through June 7
Workshop Runs Monday - Friday 9AM – 4PM
July 8-19 • Fee is $100
Location: BCPA Creativity Center, located at 107 E. Chestnut St., directly behind the BCPA
Register by calling the BCPA at 309-434-2777 or visiting the BCPA Box Office.

Miller Park Summer Theatre
2016 PRODUCTION - BYE BYE BIRDIE (images below)
Book by Michael Stewart • Music by Charles Strouse • Lyrics by Lee Adams

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the McLean County Arts Center.