Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Announcing the cast of Frankenstein - A Radio Play


Director Kris Kazmierczak has announced the cast of "Frankenstein - a Radio Play," written by Civic Theatre veteran Arliss Jeffries.

"Frankenstein - A Radio Play" will be performed Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street. All seats are general admission, all tickets are Pay What You Can.

The cast includes:

* Old Frankenstein - Bill Knapp
* Frankenstein - Drake Meed
* Robert Walton - Rick Siler
* The Creature - Eric Francis
* Henry Clerval - Evan Malone
* Baron - Rod McDanel
* Krempe/Judge - Timothy Lewis
* Waldman/Sailor - Alex Siler
* Mother - Marylin Howland Ross
* Elizabeth - Citt Mabbitt
* Justine - Andrea Jakeman
* Sound Artist - Shane Guenin
* Assistant Sound Artist - Candie Borcz

Mary Shelley's classic frightful story comes to life on stage in the form of a radio play. Live produced sound effects will add suspense and atmosphere to multiple actors telling the story. From storms to the tearing apart of a body, all will feel and sound real.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Announcing the cast of Aladdin Jr.


Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of "Aladdin Jr.," the second show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"Aladdin Jr." will be performed Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street. The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show will be at 2:30 p.m. To purchase your ticket in advance, call 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Narrator 1 - Sarah Weaver
* Narrator 2 - Elizabeth Anne Webb
* Narrator 3 - Chelsea Shafer
* Narrator 4 - Katy Plake
* Narrator 5 - Maggie Huston
* Aladdin - Brendan White
* Iago - Rachel Cooper
* Jafar - Gavin Duffy
* Jasmine - Erin Locke
* Genie - Aaron Walker
* Sultan - Jackson Driggs
* Razoul - Axel Nielsen
* Guard 1 - Jasmine Salazar
* Guard 2 - Nicole Bayley
* Prince Baba of Ganoush - Ari Kennedy
* Prince Dahdu Rahn-Rahn - Corbin Stanchfield
* The Prince Formerly Known as "The Artist" - Xavier Radtke
* Harem Girl 1- Dannielle DeLee
* Harem Girl 2 - Indigo Witt
* Harem Girl 3 - Ashlyn Short
* Baker - Margarita Pagan
* Matron - Nicole Johal
* Girl - Alaina Schirm
* Townspeople - Molly Miller, Gracie Tucker, Emilie Franklin, Cecelia Pearl, Autumn Campbell, Stella Teel, Sara Ansari, Amelia Goins, Anna Plake, Amanda Briggs, Addison Edwards, Lindsey Hughes, Lauren Gustafson, Kiersten Wood

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where we're about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Disney's "Aladdin Jr.'s" tuneful, accessible Academy Award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," will send audiences soaring.

Share Your Thoughts: A Wrinkle in Time


Now that "A Wrinkle in Time" has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about it? What are your thoughts about the performances? The story and plot? The design? What were the standout moments?

"The Dixie Swim Club" will be the next production of the 2014-2015 season.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Opening Night: A Wrinkle in Time. Production photos.













Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos of "A Wrinkle in Time," the first show of the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"A Wrinkle in Time" opens tonight, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, September 28. Saturday's show also begins at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m. All performances are at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability and to order your tickets.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In the Wings: A Wrinkle in Time. Meet Shelby Gray.



Shelby Gray plays Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time, the first show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is based on Madeleine L'Engle's classic fantasy novel.

Question: Who is Meg Murry? What does she want?
Shelby Gray: Meg is a 12-year-old girl. Her father has been missing for two years. She is really good at math and science, but she doesn't have much confidence in school. Meg wants to be reunited with her father.

Q: What is fun or exciting about the story of "A Wrinkle in Time"?
S.G.: Everything. There are a lot of twists I wouldn't have expected.

Q: What is your favorite science fiction or fantasy book, movie, TV show or character?
S.G. "A Wrinkle in Time."

A Wrinkle in Time runs Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance. 

In the Wings: A Wrinkle in Time. Meet Andrew Bigelow.



Andrew Bigelow plays Calvin O'Keefe in A Wrinkle in Time, the first show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is based on Madeleine L'Engle's classic fantasy novel.

Question: Who is Calvin O'Keefe? What does he want?
Andrew Bigelow: Calvin is a 14-year-old boy who's athletic, but not the smartest kid. He likes having fun, but doesn't exactly understand everything. He doesn't have anything he wants to do at the beginning. He runs in to the Murry kids and then he's taken along on their journey.

Q: What is fun or exciting about the story of "A Wrinkle in Time"?
A.B.: Mrs. Whatsit changes into an animal, and that's pretty cool. Not everyone can do that, but she can.

Q: What is your favorite science fiction or fantasy book, movie, TV show or character?
A.B.: Definitely "Doctor Who." I used to live in the U.K., and I was introduced to it when I lived there. I've been in love with it every since.

A Wrinkle in Time runs Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance.

In the Wings: A Wrinkle in Time. Meet Matthew Roberts.



Matthew Roberts plays Charles Wallace Murry in A Wrinkle in Time, the first show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The play is based on Madeleine L'Engle's classic fantasy novel.

Question: Who is Charles Wallace Murry? What does he want?
Matthew Roberts: He wants to see Mrs. Whatsit because his mom is freaking out about the Tesseract and her husband.

Q: What is fun or exciting about the story of "A Wrinkle in Time"?
M.R.: It's a classic. Lots people love it, and they'll want to come see it. It's a good show.

Q: What is your favorite science fiction or fantasy book, movie, TV show or character?
M.R.: "Doctor Who." It's about time traveling, and this doctor dude is traveling around in spacetime, and it's awesome.

A Wrinkle in Time runs Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Announcing auditions: 8


Director Lori Portner has announced auditions for Dustin Lance Black's "8," the second staged reading in the 2014-2015 staged reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. "8" - a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) - demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Hollingsworth v. Perry). Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

Auditions will be Sunday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, and Monday, September 29 from 6-8 p.m. in Room 2164 (West Acting Studio) at Pao Hall, 552 W. Wood Street on the Purdue University campus. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Everyone is asked to stay as long as possible at the auditions.

Lori seeks to cast 21 actors.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Announcing auditions: Frankenstein - a Radio Play


Auditions have been announced for Arliss Jeffries' "Frankenstein: a Radio Play." They will be Sunday, Sept. 21 and Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. each night.

Actors who wish to audition are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. and stay as long as needed. They will be asked to read from the script.

The director seeks to cast 8 men and 3 women.

Old Frankenstein, around 40 years old
Frankenstein, 18-25 years old
Robert Walton, 20-30 years old
Creature - any age
Henry Clerval, 18-25 years old
Krempe, 50's
Judge, 50's
Baron, 60's to 70's
Waldman, 30-40 years old
Sailor

Mother, around 60 years old
Elizabeth, 18-20 years old
Justine, 18-20 years old

The performance of "Frankenstein: A Radio Play" will be October 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

Share Your Thoughts: The Importance of Being Earnest


Now that Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about it? What are your thoughts about the performances? The story and plot? The design? What were the standout moments?

"A Wrinkle in Time" will be the next production of the 2014-2015 season.