Whether you lived through it or learned about it, the 1960s was a musical decade dominated by historically powerful female performers. This weekend, the Bergen County Players will debut "Beehive, The 60s Musical" as this all-female led cast sings your favorites in a revue of a decade that changed history.
Directed by Dottie Fischer, "Beehive" will run from Feb. 16 though March 9 at the Little Firehouse Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm and Sundays, 2pm.
“This was an important time for women, as they were beginning to feel empowered," Fischer said in a press release. "Think of the songs ‘Respect’ which was a huge hit for Aretha Franklin, and Lesley Gore’s ‘You Don’t Own Me.’ Also ‘Downtown’ and ‘The Beat Goes On’…what were they really saying?”
Making their BC Players stage debuts in Beehive are Nadiya Braham (Hackensack), Sarah Feinmark (Haworth), and Jaimie Hayer (Rutherford). Hayer will open the show by singing an upbeat song alluding to “What is a beehive?” and the 1960s, “how I miss those days!”
Braham, a professional singer and lead vocalist of a R&B band will tackle the classics made famous by Patti Labelle, Diana Ross and Tina Turner.
Park Ridge's Paula O'Brien returns to the stage after starring in the fall production The Music Man as Mrs. Paroo; while Staci Beth Block (Hackensack), Joanne Moldt (Cresskill) and Joanne Guarnaccia (Englewood) lift their voices to the rafters once again.
Each cast member will take their turn in the spotlight and leading the performance in a quick-paced evening of entertainment for all.
TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
All performances of Beehive take place at The Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
Tickets for Beehive are $22, and can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards accepted.
Parking is free at the Park Avenue municipal lot across the street, one half block north of the theater.