BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – BTE returns to Narnia with the family favorite ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ beginning July 14th through July 31st. Follow Lucy, the precocious girl who discovers a land inside the Professor’s old wardrobe, as she and her siblings go on an epic journey to the heart of Narnia, where the White Witch has made it “always winter and never Christmas.” The Pevensie children join the good creatures of Narnia, including the great lion Aslan, to fight against all odds, end the Witch’s reign, and bring peace to all in this magical land.

BTE’s ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is helmed by Director and Resident Acting Company member Amy Rene Byrne and Assistant Director Sarah Elizabeth Yorke. Resident Acting Company members Elizabeth Dowd, Andrew Hubatsek, Daniel Roth, and Aaron White are joined by returning guest artists Kimie Muroya (‘Witch’), Tanner Lenhart (‘Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns’), and a large cast of talented community children. Recent Southern Columbia High School graduate Lauren Rovito plays Peter, Danville High School senior Heidi Pena takes on the role of Susan, Bloomsburg Area Middle School student Henry Turnbough is Edmund, and W.W. Evans Elementary School student Shaela McCrone plays Lucy.

The performances begin July 14th and run through July 31st with weekday matinees at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and evening performances at 7:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. Season tickets and subscription packages can be purchased by calling the BTE Box Office at 570-784-8181. Group sales are available at reduced rates. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office and online at Masking is not required, although it remains strongly recommended.

A special Sensory Friendly Performance will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 24th, sponsored by the Columbia County Commissioners. During this performance, BTE will be implementing several modifications such as leaving house lights on, allowing audience members to talk and freely express themselves, permission to enter and exit the theatre as needed, reduced light and sound cues, warning of potentially intense scenes, access to a quiet room and more. This free performance is open to audience members who feel these
modifications would make the theatrical experience more enjoyable.

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