The Spitfire Grill
By Russell Florence, Jr.
Beavercreek Community Theatre will open its 15th season September 17-26 with James Valcq and Fred Alley’s 2001 off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, based on the 1996 film of the same name. Wright State musical theater alum Sydney Lanier will star as Shelby, a young ex-convict who starts a new life working with a proprietress of a Wisconsin diner. The cast also includes Kelsey Celek, Teresa Connair (shown), Chris Harmon, Brad Maddingly, Pam McGinnis and Max Monnig (shown). Doug Lloyd, responsible for last season’s outstanding Urinetown: The Musical at the Dayton Playhouse, will direct. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Lofino Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and BCT members. For tickets or more information, call (937) 429-4737,
e-mail boxoffice@bctheatre or visit online at www.BCTheatre.org. In addition, BCT season tickets are still available. Tickets can be purchased for three, five or all seven shows in its lineup. Three shows are $37 for adults and $30 for BCT seniors, students and BCT members; five shows are
$59 and $44 respectively; and seven shows are $78
and $60 respectively.