Beth Marshall Presents is an independent production company based out of Orlando Florida, producing theatre, dance, music, multi-media performance art and all things creative in arts & entertainment with a special focus on original, socio-political art, touring festival circuits and bridging the gap for emerging artists transitioning to professional theatre.
BMP 2015-16 Season Audition Announcement!
Auditions for the Beth Marshall Presents 2015-16 season have been announced!
Auditions will take place in the evening on June 21st and 22nd (with callbacks on June 23rd and 24th).
For full details on scheduling an appointment, requirements, shows, and roles being cast, view the full announcement here!
Hoodies Promo Pictures!
Back Row left to right: Cydney Clark, CK Anderson, Momo Earle, Kerry Alce, Mike Deaven, Stephen Lima, Chelsey Panisch;
Center: Stelson Telfort, Barry White (standing) Shonda Thurman (seated)
Shonda Thurman as Alice Williams, Stelson Telfort as Demetrius “Hooper” Williams
Mike Deaven as the Reporter
Back Row left to right: Barry White, CK Anderson, Cydney Clark, Kerry Alce, Mike Deaven, Shonda Thurman;
Front Row left to right: Stephen Lima, Chelsey Pansich, Stelson Telfort, Momo Earle
Stephen Lima as Officer Frank Stevens
All promo pictures by Kristen Wheeler of KHPhotographics
Coming Soon to Orlando Fringe…
Hoodies and CosmoLyrical!
5 SHOWS ONLY
BETH MARSHALL & PENGUIN POINT PRESENT:
(Part 3 in the year-long TRAYVON/JORDAN PROJECT) World Premiere
by Paris Crayton III
Directed by Beth Marshall
Where: ORLANDO FRINGE SILVER VENUE (Orlando REP BUSH THEATRE)
1001 East Princeton Street (Loch Haven Park)
Saturday, 5/16- 2:45pm
Sunday, 5/17- 7:45pm
Wednesday, 5/20- 6:15pm
Saturday, 5/23- 8:30pm
Sunday, 5/24- 12:30pm
To learn more, click here
TICKETS: $11 Click here to buy tickets at orlandofringe.org
CosmoLyrical: A mixed-martial metaphorical brain ride for the gypsy hopeful that asks the ultimate question, “What if it’s ALL poetry?”
An atheist producer and christian stand-up poet deliver a cabaret-style autobiographical slam poetry mashup where physics meets metaphysics, ancient wisdom dabbles in modern science, and religion discovers doubt.
Friday, 5/15- 7:30pm
Sunday, 5/17- 4:20pm
Thursday, 5/21- 7:30pm
To learn more, click here
TICKETS: $11 Click here to buy tickets at orlandofringe.org
2015-2016 BMP SEASON!
Kick-Off the 2015-16 BMP season with our annual community favorite theatrical event, Play-In-A-Day. Over 100 artists work together to create short plays that are fully presented within the course of a 24-hours.
When: Sat. Sept. 12th, 2015
Where: Lake Howell High School Auditorium (4200 Dike Road)
Time: 6:30pm Silent Auction/ 7pm Show
Tickets: $20 VIP/ $15 General Admission/$10 Students
(Partial Proceeds benefit the Beth Marshall Presents District 3 High School Scholarship Fund)
Julian Bond: Music, Magic, Tricks & Treats
An spooky theatrical potpourri of original music, parody songs and haunting magical illusions chock-full of sexy Halloween Tricks and Treats!
When: Friday & Sat. Oct. 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th- Industry Nite: Monday, Oct. 5th
Where: The Parliament House Footlight Theatre (410 N. Orange Blossom Trial)
Tickets: $30 VIP/$25 General Admission- Industry Nite-$15
Join us for our 3rd and final installment of our unique, audience interactive speak-easy 60’s theme ONE-NITE ONLY event. Whether attending for the first time or returning, all audience members will get into the groove of enjoying a flashback of the 60’s. Many of our regular beats, poets, freaks, geeks and gypsy artisans of every kind will be returning along with some new acts and surprises.
When: Friday, Nov. 13th
Where: The Venue (511 Virgina Drive)
Time: 6:30pm (Pre-Show) 7Pm (Show)
Tickets: $30 VIP/$25 General Admission/$15 Students
THE WISHING WELL GIRL
Written & Directed by Beth Marshall
Original Music by Julian Bond
A Gothic socio-political fairytale(esque) performance-art poetry piece about a lost little ghost girl and her sidekick the cat-rat-bat and their quest to right the world’s wrongs and fix all things unjust.
This piece will take play in multiple venue locales at varying times during Jan. & Feb. 2016.
By Samuel Hunter
Directed by Rob Winn Anderson
Our 12th show in partnership with The Garden Theatre. (Winner of 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Best Play and 2013 Drama Desk Special Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre)
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
When: March 18th-April 3rd 2016
Where: The Garden Theatre (160 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden Fl.)
Times: Thurs.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm Industry Nite: Mon. March 28th 8pm
Ticket Prices TBA
TOP TEENS SHOWCASE
Join us for our 2nd Annual TOP TEENS SHOWCASE featuring the acting, singing, musical and performance art talents of select young emerging artists that are theatrically coached and mentored by Beth Marshall throughout the season. Local veteran industry professionals adjudicate and select a Critic’s Choice TOP TEEN. This year we will be adding an audience choice award as well.
When: Sat. April 2nd
Where: Lake Howell Black Box Theatre (4200 Dike Road)
Tickets: $15 General Admissions/$7 Students
Please note we are still working on our involvement for the 2016 25th Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival as well as our 2016 touring show(s). These shows will be announced at a later date and will hold a separate audition from our season audition.
Season Auditions and interviews for production and intern positions will take place in June 2015 at The Garden Theatre. Stay Tuned for specific dates and info.
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SEVERAL OF OUR DOUBT REVIEWS ARE IN:
ORLANDO SENTINEL, ANALOG ARTIST DIGITAL WORLD, ORLANDO WEEKLY, Archikulture Digest
“The play haunted me on the entire drive home.”
-Thomas Thorspecken, Analog Artist Digital World
“…A Powerful Cast…
Carl Gauze- Archikulture Digest
“As directed by Beth Marshall, it’s a taut production of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning show with high-level acting and production values.”- Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“Marshall’s production emphasizes the confinement of their lives — through Tom Mangieri’s handsomely compact set and Amy Hadley’s intimate lighting.”-Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“Sister Aloysius’s insistence on the priest’s guilt makes her look less like a concerned nun and more like a close-minded woman. Ginger Lee McDermott plays her with gloriously straightforward conviction.
Chelsey Panisch, as a younger nun, is a lovely yin to McDermott’s yang, innocent without seeming stupid. Shonda Thurman has just one scene to make a strong impression — and she does.”-Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“Wanzie also delivers a stirring homily, so realistic that when he crosses himself, Catholics might reflexively find themselves joining in.”
-Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
“Michael Wanzie – practically an Orlando theatrical institution by himself – never fails to engage us as Father Flynn, in his Garden Theatre debut.”
-Cameron Meier- Orlando Weekly
” McDermott is in complete command of subject and space, while Panisch comes closest to matching her cinematic counterpart (Amy Adams) by capturing not just the requisite sweetness and innocence, but also the understated passion.”-
Cameron Meier- Orlando Weekly
“Scenic designer Tom Mangieri nevertheless manages to bring to life three distinct locations. Making the space seem larger and more majestic is lighting designer Amy Hadley, who utilizes visually pleasing rear-backdrop projections.”- Cameron Meier- Orlando Weekly
Trayvon Martin Project Part 1 Reviews!
“Each [show] has at least one moving moment. Two in particular… show how shrewd use of language can craft piercing emotion.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel. Full article here.
“It’s this complicated swamp of race relations in America that moved producer Beth Marshall to commission a series of short plays on the subject of Trayvon Martin’s death – and, widening the focus, on social justice issues around race, parenting and gun ownership in our state and our country. ” – Jessica Bryce Young, Orlando Weekly. Full article here
“The talk back was every bit as powerful as the production itself.
Change only happens when you open a dialogue.This is a daring production that certainly opened that dialogue.” -Thomas Thorspecken, Analog Artist Digital World. Full article here
“But events like this show there is potential to talk and heal and work for a better America.” – Carl F Gauze, Ink 19. Full article here