Monday, August 18, 2014

Announcing auditions: The Dixie Swim Club


Director Susan Kisinger has announced auditions for "The Dixie Swim Club," written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooden. It is the second show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage in North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends, and spans a period of thirty-three years. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five unforgettable women - a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 24 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, August 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Oakland High School – 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Everyone is asked to stay as long as possible at the auditions.

Susan seeks to cast 5 women. The characters are:

* Sheree Hollinger: practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy.
* Dinah Grayson: a wise-cracking cynic and a lawyer at a prestigious firm.
* Lexie Richards: vain, youth-obsessed and has her plastic surgeon on speed dial.
* Jeri Neal McFeeley: perky, naïve and sees the positive side of everything.
* Vernadette Simms: the definition of a "hard-luck case," self-deprecating.

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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Announcing auditions: A Wrinkle in Time


Director Lori Portner has announced auditions for "A Wrinkle in Time," based on Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning novel. It is the first show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 17 and Monday, August 18, by appointment only at Oakland High School – 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Those auditioning will be asked to sign up for one of the hour-long appointment blocks. There will be 10 people auditioning per hour block and everyone will be required to remain the entire hour. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and should wear comfortable clothing to allow for the movement part of the audition.

Block times are:

* Sunday, August 17, 5-6 p.m.
* Sunday, August 17, 6-7 p.m.
* Sunday, August 17, 7-8 p.m.
* Monday, August 18, 6-7 p.m.
* Monday, August 18, 7-8 p.m.

Lori seeks to cast youth between the ages of 10-18 - 5 boys, 6 girls and 5 either boy or girl. Characters are:

* Meg Murry, 12 years old. Stubborn and strong-willed.
* Charles Wallace Murry, 5 years old. Extraordinarily intelligent.
* Calvin O'Keefe, 14 years old. Bright, athletic, friendly and open-minded.
* Mrs. Murry, adult. A scientist and a loving mother.
* Mrs. Whatsit, a celestial being who explains things to the children.
* Mrs. Who, a celestial being who uses quotations from famous writers and thinkers.
* Mrs. Which, the leader of the celestial beings.
* Aunt Beast, a loving creature with an inner goodness.
* Man with the Red Eyes, a man who has been taken over by IT.
* IT, a disembodied living brain that controls thought and action.
* Mr. Murry, adult. A physicist and a loving father.
* Actors 1-5. Narrators of the action.

The show will run Sept. 26-28 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – 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.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For more information, call 765-423-7529.

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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Save the Date: August 17 - Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Picnic

It's time to celebrate all the volunteers who made the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette such a success – audience members, designers, actors, directors, producers, backstage crew, booth crew, patrons and sponsors … everyone!

Civic Theatre's annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Picnic will begin Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, 200 Battle Ground Ave., Battle Ground, IN, 47920.

All attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please also consider bringing your own seating, as the picnic shelter seats only 40 people. Paper products, drinks and the main dish will be provided.

Did you attend any of last season's MainStage, CYT, holiday or staged reading performances? You're invited!

Did you participate in any of last season's MainStage, CYT, holiday or staged reading performances? You're invited!

Are you interested in attending or participating in any of this season's MainStage, CYT, holiday or staged reading performances? You're invited, too!

Here are some photos from the picnic after the 2012-2013 season.













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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Announcing the cast of Circle Mirror Transformation

Director Kate Martin has announced the cast of Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation," the first staged reading in the 2014-2015 staged reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The staged reading of "Circle Mirror Transformation" will be Tuesday, September 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

The reading will be a Pay What You Can Event. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast and the director.

The cast includes:

* Marty - Cresta Cates
* James - Steve Martin
* Theresa - Julia Colby
* Schultz - Neil Radtke
* Lauren - Amelia Newlin

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. The play is a  beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Like seeing one show for free: season tickets at Civic Theatre

You're an active supporter of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, you see all the shows during the season – musicals, comedies, dramas and classics alike. Why not reward yourself by purchasing a season ticket, saving money and ensuring you always have a seat no matter how quickly tickets sell out?

Single-show tickets for the 2014-2015 MainStage season cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under, or $90, $75 and $50 over the full season. A season ticket to the MainStage season costs $72 (adults), $60 (seniors) and $40 (youth) - people with season tickets are seeing 5 shows for the cost of 4.

Plus, you can reserve the seat you want for the full year - there are no worries that your favorite spot in the historic Monon Depot Theatre will be taken, unlike when you purchase your ticket one show at a time.

Season tickets make financial sense and ensure that you get to see the Civic Theatre shows you want to see, and they're available also for Civic Youth Theatre shows, too!

To purchase 2014-2015 season tickets for MainStage and/or Civic Youth Theatre, visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or call 765-423-7529.

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.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Announcing the cast of The Importance of Being Earnest


Director Kyle Borcz has announced the cast of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" will run Friday, August 29 through Saturday, September 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Jack Worthing - Andy Meyer
* Algernon Moncrieff - Timothy Devery
* Gwendolyn Fairfax - Kayla Hayley
* Cecily Cardew - Caitlyn Mabbitt
* Lady Bracknell - Tamzin Malone
* Dr. Chasuble - Arliss Jeffries
* Miss Prism - Linda Jeffries
* Lane - Jacob Linson
* Merriman - Timothy Lewis

A rousing romantic escapade and absurd comedic masterpiece about class and etiquette. In a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives to woo the two young ladies who have won their hearts. When they are caught in their lies, the stage is set for clever manipulations and hilarious confusion. Oscar Wilde dishes up scathing social satire, effervescent wit, and high farce, making this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Announcing auditions: Circle Mirror Transformation, August 3-4


Director Kate Martin has announced auditions for Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation," the first staged reading of the 2014-2015 staged reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 3 and Monday, August 4, 6:30-9 p.m. each night. They will be held at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Those auditioning will read from the script and will be asked to stay for the entire scheduled audition period.

Kate seeks to cast 2 men and 3 women for the following characters:

* Marty (female), 55
* James, 60
* Schultz, 48
* Theresa, 35
* Lauren, 16

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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Sound of Music - production photos













Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the second of two summer 2014 productions at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The Sound of Music was performed July 25-27 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

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.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Announcing the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music"


Director Lori Portner has announced the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the second of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2014.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music will be performed Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person, and can be purchased by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Maria Rainer - Tatum Shirley
* The Mother Abbess - Maggie Huston
* Sister Berthe - Meredith Vance
* Sister Margaretta - Katy Olson
* Sister Sophia - Ellie Russell
* Captain Georg von Trapp - Henry Stofferahn
* Franz - Ryleigh Booth
* Frau Schmidt - Lauren Gustafson
* Liesl - Lauren Routsong
* Friedrich - Matthew Roberts
* Louisa - Ashlyn Short
* Kurt - Emma Painter
* Brigitta - Grace Cable
* Marta - Kayla Patterson
* Gretl - Maddie Thoennes
* Rolf Gruber - James Koehler
* Max Detweiler - Brendan Segal
* Herr Zeller/Nun - Allie Roberts
* Baron Elberfeld/Nun - Abby McCain
* Admiral Von Schreiber/Nun - Taylor Tharp
* Goat/Ensemble - Ali Acosta
* Girl in Pale Pink Coat/Ensemble - Avery Jackson
* Mama/Ensemble - Miranda Paulet
* Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen/Ensemble - Naomi Partridge, Rebecca Kunkel, Zoe Lister
* Fraulein Schweiger/Ensemble - Katie Weil
* Ensemble - Peyton Smith¸Gabe Paulet, Alanna Short, Kendall Tran

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.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Announcing auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest, July 13-14.


Director Kyle Borcz has announced audition dates for The Importance of Being Earnest, the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Oscar Wilde wrote the script.

Auditions will be Sunday, July 13 and Monday, July 14 at Civic Theatre, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. People seeking to audition should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and be prepared to read from the script.

Kyle seeks to cast 5 men and 4 women for the following roles:

* John (Jack) Worthing, male in his late 20s/early 30s.

* Algernon Moncrieff, male in his mid to late 20s.

* Lady Augusta Bracknell, female in her (at least) 40s. Kyle will consider actors of either gender or any age.

* The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, female in her 20s. Lady Bracknell's daughter.

* Cecily Cardew, female in her late teens/early 20s. Jack's ward.

* Miss Prism, female. Cecily's governess.

* Rev. Canon Chausable, D.D., male.

* Lane, male. Algernon's manservant.

* Merriman, male. Jack's manservant.

Regular rehearsals will start Sunday, July 20 and typically will run Sunday-Thursday.

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.