Season Tickets Available for Bethel's 2011-2012 Theatre Season

The Bethel College department of theatre has announced the 2011-2012 theater season productions. Tickets are $45 for adults, $40 for seniors and students and can be obtained now through Oct. 8 from the Bethel College ticket office.

“The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien, dramatized by Patricia Gray, will be presented Oct. 6, 7* & 8, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. “The Hobbit” stirs the imagination and intellect of everyone. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of Hobbits, is asked to leave his home in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. The journey is filled with Dwarfs, Elves, Goblins and other dangers. It is a show the whole family will enjoy. Tickets go on sale Sept. 6, 2011.

“Little Women the Broadway Musical” book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, will be performed Feb. 9, 10* and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. This wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating musical filled with glorious music and dancing. “Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. Tickets go on sale Jan. 2, 2012.

“Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, will be performed March 22, 23* & 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, this play is alternately hilarious and touching. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, but also draws on their underlying strength and love. Tickets go on sale Feb. 13, 2012.

These tickets include the Christmas Concert, “Angels are Making Their Rounds,” on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For tickets call 574.807.7080. For information call 574.807.7747.*These performances interpreted for the d/Deaf community.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.