Being Earnest

By Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska,

Directed by Janet Palmer

The new musical, Being Earnest, is based on Oscar Wilde's satirical comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest. It takes place in a mod, 1960s, Austin Powers-era setting. All of the brilliant wit in Wilde's most popular play remains intact in this effervescent musical about two young couples and the societal conventions, overbearing mothers, and misplaced handbags in railway stations that they must overcome in the course of finding true love. The score is a sparkling homage to 1960s rock groups such as Herman's Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Lovin' Spoonful and more.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit

Performances: September 22 - October 1, 2022

Performance Times:
September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and October 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Sept. 24, 25 and Oct. 1

Ticket Prices: $10

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for the BCT fall musical will be on July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Reinholz Theatre at 1225 Fourth Street in Beloit.

The fall musical has a cast of three men and four women. The show is a new musical version of The Importance of Being Earnest set in 1960's London. More information at -

Janet Palmer will direct. If you wish to audition but are unable to be present on the above dates, you may email the director at or call her at (262) 215-6500 to arrange an earlier date and time.