Love, Loss, and What I Wore

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is pleased to present Love, Loss, and What I Wore 7:30pm Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in the BCA gallery. Tickets are available at the BCA. Friday-$12 includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Saturday-$8.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore features an all female cast and was adapted for the stage by Nora Ephron (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron. It is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women—clothes and memories covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The play has been described as a “small time capsule of a woman’s life—and not about fashion, but those moments when we are trying to find our identity through the clothes we wear.” The popular show has been produced Off-Broadway, in many U.S. cities, and has toured the U.S. and abroad. Many actresses have appeared in the show including Kirstin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, Rita Wilson, Natasha Lyonne, Tyne Daly and Loretta Swit. Parental advisory: mature language and adult subject matter. 

Saving Toyland

The Monmouth College Department of Theatre, in partnership with the Buchanan Center for the Arts, presents the family holiday comedy, Saving Toyland. Adapted from Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland, this knockabout comedy features dancing, sight gags, and zany nursery rhyme characters.

7:30pm November 16-18
2pm November 19
Wells Theater, Monmouth College


Tickets are available at the Buchanan Center for the Arts or online

Spring Play: Meet Me in St. Louis

April 6 - 9, 2017
Wells Theater, Monmouth College

Monmouth College Department of Theatre and the Buchanan Center for the Arts present Meet Me in St. Louis. Experience the nostalgia! This delightful musical chronicles a year in the lives of the Smith family prior to the opening of the 1904 World's Fair. Tickets are available at the BCA or online at

Spring Play Auditions!

Monmouth College Departments of Theatre and Music, in partnership with the Buchanan Center for the Arts, announce auditions for the spring musical, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

November 29 and 30 (only attend one)
Wells Theater
4pm - Children and Teens, ages 7-17
6pm - Adults, 18+

Auditions are open to the college community AND to the public! The audition consists of a prepared vocal selection from the show. To access this material, visit the Department of Theater website and click on Audition Materials. You will also learn a short dance combination, so wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

Seeking actors of all ages, body types, races, ethnicities, and genders. Contact Dr. Vanessa Campagna with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Begins in February and generally run Monday - Thursday

April 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2017
Wells Theater on campus

Auditions for Spring Plays

Auditions for the spring plays (yes, that's plural!):
4-5:30pm each day
April 27 and April 28
The Fusion Theatre

A play in one act adapted by Lindsay Price from the original by Lewis Carroll
Ages: 2nd-6th grade

This is a Test
by Stephen Gregg
Ages: 7th-12th grade

Performance dates:
10am and 1pm Thursday, May 19
7pm Friday, May 20
2pm and 7pm Saturday, May 21

Tickets: Adults $5 and Students $2

The Nutcracker

Thank you to everyone who supported our sold out, annual holiday production of The Nutcracker. We are fortunate to have a great partnership with Monmouth College and so many talented people in our community. Looking forward to the spring play in 2016!

If you would like to receive notice of upcoming auditions or future programming at the BCA, please sign up for our email list through our website. Thank you again for your continued support of the arts in our community.



Auditions - The Nutcracker

Monmouth College’s Department of Theatre and the Buchanan Center for the Arts are pleased to announce auditions for The Nutcracker.

1-4pm on Sunday, September 27, at the Wells Theatre on campus.
4-6:30pm on Monday, September 28, at the Wells Theatre on campus.

Those interested in auditioning only need to attend one audition date. Auditions will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
For community members, no prepared material is required. You will be asked to perform a short cold reading of an excerpt from the script (copies will be provided), as well as to participate in a movement/dance audition. You must also bring with you your schedule between now and November 22 so that you can list any/all conflicts with the play.

There will be no callbacks. The Cast List will be posted Tuesday, September 29 on the callboard located on 3rd floor McMichael Academic and the front door of Wells Theatre. Auditions are open to community members ages 8 and up.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, October 6. Specific information related to rehearsal dates and times will be determined after auditions, based on the cast members’ availability.

Thursday, November 19 - Saturday, November 21
Evening performances 7:30pm curtain
Matinee 2pm curtain on Sunday, November 22

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Ticket are available for purchase at the Buchanan Center for the Arts!
Children and Students $2     Adults $6     Seniors $5

7pm on May 21 and 22 and 1pm on May 23 at The Fusion Theatre, 230 S. Main Street, Monmouth.

More Information:
A children's play by Richard R. George.
Adapted from the fantasy by Roald Dahl.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.