Civic Youth Theatre Season
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Larry Sommers
October 2 – 4
First produced in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover’s Corner is one of the most frequently produced plays today. Using a heightened theatricality to strip away the “artifice of theatre,” Thornton Wilder presents the lives and deaths of the inhabitants of a small New England town at the turn of the century.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Laurie Russell and Melanie Buchanan
November 6 – 8
This warm musical based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip offers a “typical day in the life of Charlie Brown.” The well-known characters of the comic strip come to life singing toe-tapping songs, including, My Blanket and Me, Suppertime, My New Philosophy and Happiness.
By J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Missy Freels
February 26 – 28
This humorous take on a classic tale includes a bumbling prince, a very involved mirror and not just one, but three attempts on Snow White’s life. Add a lot of dwarfs and a happily-ever-after ending and you have a great play for all ages.
Young Playwrights Project
April 16 – 18
Civic Theatre is proud to bring back the Young Writers Project. Chosen scripts written by the talented youth in our area will be given their world premiere in this ambitious project. A select committee will select the winning scripts from a fourteen county region. Each chosen writer will be given the opportunity to hone their script with a published playwright and see a fully realized production on the Civic stage.Tickets are $10 - adults, $5 - youth (18 and under)
Season tickets are $32 - adults, $16 - youth
Season tickets are on sale March 23, 2009