Upcoming Shows & Events

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is proud to present the third annual celebration of Valentine’s Day; Cabaret Cupid, an evening of song, dance, comedy and performance featuring some of the region’s most celebrated artists and performers.

The event will take place on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Venetian Theatre and will include 2 hours of dance, opera, music, comedy, poetry, monologues and performances selected specifically to celebrate love and romance.

An evening of glamorous fun hosted by Artistic Director Scott Palmer. Join members of our Resident Acting Company for a viewing of the Academy Awards on the big screen at The Venetian! 

Prizes awarded for attire in four categories: best dressed man, best dressed woman, best costumed man, and best costumed woman!

There will also be prize-draws (one ticket provided, additional tickets available for purchase), and an award for the best acceptance speech!

GRAND PRIZE goes to the person with the most correct guesses for who will take home Oscars at the awards! 

Moby Dick, Rehearsed

Based on Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Adapted by Orson Welles

March 3 - 20, 2016

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

The Venetian Theatre

A Shakespearean company meets to begin rehearsals for a production of King Lear. The director enters and hands out scripts for a new play called Moby Dick. As the actors take up their new roles, the theatre is transformed from a simple rehearsal room into the yardarms, sails, mast, and deck of the ship that is hunting the great white whale. Based on Orson Welles’ 1955 rehearsal experiment at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London, Moby Dick, Rehearsed is a remarkable celebration of one of the greatest novels ever written and a triumph of theatrical imagination. 

Celebrate the Evolution of Bag&Baggage Productions by joining us for wine and poetry in our new space! 

The Resident Acting Company will be curating an evening of their favorite poetry for your enjoyment to give you a taste of what it's like to experience performances in the future home of Bag&Baggage. 

Tickets are $25 each and include a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. A silent auction will be held beginning at 7:30.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 3, 2016 7:00pm

Silent Auction begins at 7:30pm.

350 E Main St, Hillsboro

Jane Austen’s Emma

Based on Emma by Jane Austen, Adapted by Michael Fry

May 5 - 29, 2016

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

The Venetian Theatre

Emma is one of the best-known and most beloved of all english novels, and Jane Austen’s story has delighted generations of readers. This new adaptation brings to life all of the wonderfully eccentric characters from Austen’s Little England as played by just five actors. “Private theatricals” were a popular pastime in the Austen family home, and adaptor Michael Fry has inventively placed his Emma within just such a setting. Sharp-tongued, beautifully observed, and with a charming lightness of touch, this is a “play within a play” which delightfully and ingeniously retains the words and wit of the classic novel. In celebration of the bicentenary of the novel’s publication. 

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