The Bemidji Community Theater 2023-2024 Performance Season Schedule


8 • 10 • 14-17

Present Laughter

Present Laughter depicts a few days in the life of actor Garry Essendine fending off women who want to seduce him, appease his secretary and his wife, cope with a frenzied young playwright, and overcome his mid life crisis, recently turning 40, as he prepares to tour Africa.


10-12 • 17-19


Brigadoon features two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon, but their love could cause the town and all of its inhabitants to vanish forever.


2-4 • 8-11

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf centers around the complexities of the marriage of middle aged couple Martha and George as they air intimate details of their lives with another much younger couple Nick and Honey. Over the course of the evening, much is revealed, both good and bad. *This performance is recommended for those 16+ due to adult content and language.


23 • 24

Mystery Dinner Theater

Immerse yourself in "A Night of Deception," an intriguing Mystery Dinner Theater experience. Amidst a delectable feast, a mysterious crime unfolds, leaving everyone entangled in a web of suspicion. Uncover hidden motives, follow twisted clues, and interact with the cast to unravel the enigma. As secrets unravel and alliances shift, sharpen your detective skills to expose the cunning culprit before dessert's served. Get ready for a night of suspense, delicious food, and immersive entertainment that will keep you guessing until the last bite!

APRIL 2024

5-7 • 12-14

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland follows the antics of a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world inhabited by a Cheshire Cat who mysteriously disappears, a white rabbit who is always late, a Mad Hatter having a tea party, a Queen of Hearts who threatens to “take off her head”, and other fantastic, imaginative creatures.

MAY 2024

10-12 • 16-19


Sweet Delilah Swim Club

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club tells the story of five members of a college swim team who get together at a cottage every year for a weekend in August to reminisce about old times and touch base about the changes that happened in their lives over the past year.

June 2024



Theater Camp 2024

Bemidji Community Theater pairs with Bemidji City Parks and Recreation's summer programming to provide an opportunity for young people ages 8 to 16 to experience performing arts in a very personal way. BCT Jr. differs from other theater camps in its diverse format, designed as a progressive stagecraft experience.

JULY 2024

12-14 • 18-21

Blithe Spirit

Embark on a whimsical journey where the worlds of the living and the dead collide in Noël Coward's classic comedy, "Blithe Spirit." Witness the uproarious chaos that ensues when a skeptical novelist unwittingly summons the ghost of his deceased first wife during a séance, much to the chagrin of his current spouse. As the mischievous spirit wreaks havoc on their lives, hilarity ensues, delivering a delightful blend of wit, romance, and the supernatural.

July/August 2024

July 26 & 27 • August 2 & 3

15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play

This is a play about not wanting to be in a play. From early traumas involving a glory-seeking elementary school teacher to possible disturbances in the global climate, 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play keeps the audience guessing just what scenario will be next. Performed by Area Youth at Bemidji State Park Amphitheater.

August 2024


Out of the Hat

Out of the Hat is a whirlwind theatrical adventure where writers, directors, and actors collaborate in a 24-hour frenzy. With chaos as their muse, five creative teams embark on a wild journey, crafting and staging five unique shows. Expect the unexpected as their missteps, surprises, and comedic mishaps unfold. Will they triumph or stumble? Brace yourself for the theatrical rollercoaster that answers the question: What could go wrong?!

August 2024

23 & 24

Hats off to Broadway

Join us as we sing and dance our way down Broadway! This specially curated Bemidji Community Theater production features an evening of show tunes from favorite hit Broadway shows. From classic musicals of the 1940's to contemporary Broadway offerings, there'll be a bit of magic in the air for everyone.

Purchase Your Tickets!

Tickets for all shows will be available at McKenzie Place or Ken K. Thompson Jewelry

Children $6.00, Seniors $12.00, Adults $15.00

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Bemidji Community Theater's season usually includes five shows varying from comedies to mysteries to tragedies to children's theater. A board of directors determines the year's theater season based on input from members, availability of a venue, the political climate, and past seasons.

In Development

Starbridge Academy

Bemidji Community Theater offers in-person and virtual classes to expand your knowledge. The list of classes is always evolving, so be sure to keep an eye out for one that interests you.

Brainstorming on...

  • Kidz Clubhouse
  • Karaoke for Families
  • Comedy Club & Improv
  • Workshops and Classes in Various Areas: scenic painting, costuming, stage makeup, and directing
  • Reader's Theater
  • Playwriting

If you have any ideas about offerings you would like to see, just drop us a note.

Book Drive

Drop off new and slightly used children's books for our give-away at one of our shows for kids.

Drop Location:
Gallery North Art Gallery
310 4th Street
Bemidji, MN 56601

Bemidji Community Theater (during posted hours)
316 Beltrami Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601