Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In the Wings: The Taffetas. Meet Grace Lazarz.


Grace Lazarz plays Peggy in The Taffetas, the first production in the 2010-2011 MainStage Season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The musical was conceived by Rick Lewis, with additional material by Arthur Whitelaw. Melanie R. Buchanan is the director and Shellie Johnson is the musical director.

Question: What sets Peggy apart from her three sisters?
Grace Lazarz: She's the most domestic sister. She likes staying home with her parents. She likes cooking. She's really excited about the Ball Jar Canning Contest - she mentions that a few times.

Q: Why did you audition for The Taffetas?
G.L.: I didn't listen to the music in the show beforehand, so it wasn't really about that. I wanted to be in a musical because I love singing so much.

Q: How much did you know about 1950s girls groups before you auditioned?
G.L.: I didn't know so much. I had heard a few songs here and there by different groups.

Q: What has been the most enjoyable part about rehearsal?
G.L.: I like the people I'm working with. I love all three of the other cast members, they're great. Our pianist is great. Our directors are wonderful.

Q: What is your favorite song in the show?
G.L.: My duet with Ivy Mills, "Tonight You Belong With Me." It's simple and cheery. It's bouncy.

Q: Have you ever worn taffeta?
S.C.: No, I have not.

The Taffetas opens Friday, September 10 and runs three consecutive weekends through Sunday, September 26 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m. There also will be a show Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 or visit its website.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In the Wings: The Taffetas. Meet Amanda Walker.


Amanda Walker plays Donna in The Taffetas, the first production in the 2010-2011 MainStage Season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The musical was conceived by Rick Lewis, with additional material by Arthur Whitelaw. Melanie R. Buchanan is the director and Shellie Johnson is the musical director.

Question: What sets Donna apart from her three sisters?
Amanda Walker: Donna is pretty ditzy. She’s boy crazy and car crazy.

Q: Why did you audition for The Taffetas?
A.W.: I thought it would be a lot of fun to work with Melanie Buchanan again. Also, I found out during You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown that I really like small casts; I thought it would be really good to be in another small cast.

Q: How much did you know about 1950s girls groups before you auditioned?
A.W.: Honestly, I didn’t know much but through the rehearsal process, I started to learn a lot. Now I know quite a bit.

Q: What has been the most enjoyable part about rehearsal?
A.W.: Definitely rehearsing the songs. I really, really enjoy the songs so it’s a lot of fun to sing them over and over again.

Q: What is your favorite song in the show?
A.W.: My favorite is “I’m Sorry,” which was sung by Brenda Lee. I have a lot of fun with it.

Q: Have you ever worn taffeta?
A.W.: I have not, so I’m really looking forward to it.

The Taffetas opens Friday, September 10 and runs three consecutive weekends through Sunday, September 26 at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m. There also will be a show Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 or visit its website.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Announcing the cast of The Diaries of Adam and Eve


Director David Dietz has announced the cast for The Diaries of Adam and Eve, the first staged reading of the 2010-2011 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by David Birney, adapted from two stories by Mark Twain.

The cast includes:
  • * Eve - Kathy Bruni
  • * Adam - Steve Martin
The staged reading of The Diaries of Adam and Eve will be held Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It is a Pay What You Can Event.

For more information about the staged reading, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's website.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Photos from the workshop.

For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work. Below are a few photos of the students taken after a workshop.




The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall 2010 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Intro to Musical Theatre


Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in Fall 2010: Aesop Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Script Analysis and Characterization.

Intro to Musical Theatre is for students in Grades 4, 5 and 6. The class begins September 22 and runs through November 10, with classes from 4:30pm-5:30pm each Wednesday. Classes will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Using scenes and songs from a variety of musicals, students will discover the world of musical theatre. They will learn choreography, breathing techniques and basic acting skills to putting on a musical. The last day of class will be followed by a small performance for family and friends.

The cost of this class is $80 for members of Civic Theatre, $85 for non-members. There are a limited number of scholarships for classes.

For more information about this class, e-mail cyt@lafayettecivic.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette website.

Melanie comes to Civic Theatre from Chicago where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Share Your Thoughts: Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times


Now that Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times has closed, share your thoughts about this production.

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

Fall 2010 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Aesop Theatre


Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in Fall 2010: Aesop Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Script Analysis and Characterization.

Aesop Theatre is for students in Grades 1, 2 and 3. The class begins September 21 and runs through November 9, with classes from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Classes will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Students will create characters from Aesop's fables and put them on stage using movement and music. They will learn basic acting techniques and characterization, using skits and games. After the last class, there will be a small showcase for family and friends.

The cost of this class is $80 for members of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, $85 for non-members. There are a limited number of scholarships for classes.

For more information about this class, e-mail cyt@lafayettecivic.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette website.

Melanie comes to Civic Theatre from Chicago where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Cindy Modlin Adams.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Cindy Modlin Adams is one of those students.

Question: Who are you when you aren't doing improv?
Cindy: I'm a nurse practitioner.

Q: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
C.M.A.: I went to a Lafayette Brewing Company show last summer.

Q: Why did you want to take this summer workshop?
C.M.A.: I'm no spring chicken, so I needed something to improve my brain.

Q: What is the most surprising thing you've learned so far?
C.M.A.: That it's O.K. to talk gibberish all the time, even in my car to myself.

Q: What is your favorite game?
C.M.A.: Five Things.

Q: What makes you laugh?
C.M.A.: Puns and low humor.

Q: What question are you glad I didn't ask?
C.M.A. How old are you?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fall 2010 Acting Classes from Civic Youth Theatre: Script Analysis and Characterization


Civic Youth Theatre Director Melanie R. Buchanan will be teaching three classes in Fall 2010: Aesop Theatre, Intro to Musical Theatre, and Script Analysis and Characterization.

Script Analysis and Characterization is for students in Grade 7 and above. The class begins September 20 and runs through November 8, with classes from 5:00pm-6:00pm each Monday. Classes will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

This class will delve into script analysis as a way to learn more about characterization techniques from a classical point of view. This is not a performance class and is geared toward the more serious actor. This class will help students who plan on auditioning for the winter production of Macbeth and other challenging roles in the future for both Civic Youth Theatre and MainStage productions. Please note the time of this class is later than the others.

The cost of this class is $80 for members of Civic Theatre, $85 for non-members. There are a limited number of scholarships for classes.

For more information about this class, e-mail cyt@lafayettecivic.org, call the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette office at 765-423-7529 or visit the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette website.

Melanie comes to Civic Theatre from Chicago where she studied graduate acting at DePaul University. She has a theatre degree from Creighton University and has worked in Los Angeles. She was employed for three years as lead instructor at Limelight Productions Summer Camps in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She toured with Limelight Productions as a young girl throughout the southern United States. Melanie, who has lived all over the world with her family, has a wealth of experience in musical theatre, improv and acting.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Mario Melendez.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Mario Melendez is one of those students.

Question: When you aren't doing improv, what do you do?
Mario: I'm a Purdue student, majoring in philosophy and religious studies.

Q: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
M.M.: I went to see a show that the group did with the Ship of Fools.

Q: Why did you take this workshop?
M.M.: Obviously, I want people to think I'm hot.

Q: What is your favorite game?
M.M.: Party Quirks.

Q: What makes you laugh?
M.M.: Things that are silly and outrageous.

Q: What question are you glad that I didn't ask?
M.M.: When are you going to graduate?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Preorder CDs and DVDs of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times


The entire run of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times was sold out before its opening night at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. For those people who missed the opportunity to see the show, or for those who want to hear and see it again and again, CDs and DVDs are being produced.

The Lodge will record the CD while JacKlink Productions will edit the best angles from all performances and add documentary footage to create the DVD.

CDs cost $10 apiece and DVDs are $20; pre-ordering both costs $25. You can read full details here.

Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times continues the second weekend of its two-weekend run Thursday with a Pay What You Can Performance at 7:30 p.m. It continues with 7:30 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday nights. All performances take place at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

To inquire about tickets for Thursday's show, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529. To learn more about the show, visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's website or the show's website.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Nick Masters.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Nick Masters is one of those students.

Question: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
Nick: I saw a show years ago with Steve Martin and Laurie Russell.

Q: Why did you take the workshop?
N.M.: It was better than anything else I could have been doing on Saturdays.

Q: What is something surprising you discovered during the workshop?
N.M.: The lack of thought you have to put into anything.

Q: What makes you laugh?
N.M.: Real-life events, real things that just happen on accident.

Q: When you aren't doing improv, what do you do?
N.M.: I'm a programmer.

Q: What is your favorite game?
N.M.: I like both Five Things and Chain-Death-Murder.

Q: What question are you glad I didn't ask?
N.M.: At what age did I quit wetting the bed?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lobby renovations in the historic Monon Depot Theatre are complete!


There is an air of newness in the lobby of Civic Theatre's historic Monon Depot Theatre. Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters who responded to last fall's No-Show Ball, we were able to implement more than $8,400 worth of repairs and upgrades to 29-year-old lobby.

A leaking roof and general wear and tear led to a lobby in rough shape. Stained carpets, holes in walls, peeling paint and general dinginess have been replaced with patched, freshly painted walls - including color in the box office for the first time! - and a brand new carpet.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the renovation, and most importantly to the many people who responded to our call to action in last year's No-Show Ball.

As a bonus, we also were able to give a much needed facelift to our poster marquee box. Fresh paint and a newly designed hanging system give new life to another historic piece of our building.

- Steve Koehler, Managing Director

The Review Is In: Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times


The review of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times has been published in the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Amy Long. You can read it here.

Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times begins the second weekend of its two-weekend run Thursday with a Pay What You Can Performance at 7:30 p.m. It continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings. All performances take place at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street. The show closes Saturday.

To inquire about tickets, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529. To learn more about the show, visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

Announcing auditions: The Diaries of Adam and Eve


Audition dates have been set for The Diaries of Adam and Eve, the first staged reading of the 2010-2011 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is adapted by David Birney from "Adam's Diary" and "Diary for Eve" by Mark Twain. Auditions will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 at Civic's office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director David Dietz is looking to cast 1 adult man and 1 adult woman. Everyone who plans to audition will be asked to read from the script.

Originally broadcast on American Playhouse, this delightful adaptation is structured as a series of diary entries by Adam and Eve. At first, Adam is puzzled by the new arrival in the garden and he is suspicious of her disturbing appetite for fruit. Eve, believing herself to be some sort of experiment, is curious about another experiment in the garden, perhaps some sort of reptile or possibly architecture. Eve gives names to everything, much to Adam's annoyance. He tries to ignore her, so she seeks companionship among the animals particularly with a certain snake.

The staged reading of The Diaries of Adam and Eve will be held Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street. There will be a brief discussion immediately following. This is a Pay What You Can event.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Andrew Martin.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Andrew Martin is one of those students.

Question: When you aren't doing improv, what do you do?
Andrew: I'm going to be a freshman at Purdue.

Q: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
A.M.: I see things in the newspaper and I used to do plays with Sarah Devaney, a current One Size Fits All player.

Q: Why did you take the workshop?
A.M.: I've played some games like these and so it's always interested me.

Q: What is your favorite game?
A.M.: Sideline Sermon.

Q: What is something surprising you've learned during the workshop?
A.M.: The whole idea of not planning ahead, just playing in the moment.

Q: What makes you laugh?
A.M.: Old episodes of The Simpsons, from back in the 1990s: the Golden Age of the show.

Q: What question are you glad wasn't asked?
A.M.: What is the square root of 1,000?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WLFI story about the development of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times


On Friday, August 13, the opening night of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times, WLFI broadcast a story about the development of the show, with music and lyrics by Lynn Lupold and book by Don Seybold. Both are interviewed in the story.



Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times concludes its run with shows on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. An additional Pay What You Can Performance has been added on Thursday, August 19. All three shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

To inquire about ticket availablility for the Thursday performance, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529. You can learn more about the show by visiting Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Ian Flynn.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Ian Flynn is one of those students.

Question: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
Ian: I went to a show because my friends at the Ship of Fools told me about it.

Q: When you aren't doing improv, what do you do?
I.F.: I am a senior in chemical engineering at Purdue.

Q: What is your favorite game?
I.F.: Chain-Death-Murder.

Q: What makes you laugh?
I.F.: Clever puns.

Q: What question are you glad I didn't ask?
I.F.: What is your grade point average?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Additional Pay What You Can Performance added to Enter Love's run


Due to high demand, an additional Pay What You Can Performance has been added to the run of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times, an original musical with music and lyrics by Lynn Lupold and book by Don Seybold. It is making its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The Pay-What-You-Can Performance will be Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the show  call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Robin Dickelman.


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Robin Dickelman is one of those students.

Question: Who are you when you aren't doing improv?
Robin: I am a trophy wife.

Q: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
R.D.: Gary McFall, a current player, is a friend of a friend. I went to see one of the shows.

Q: Why did you take this summer workshop?
R.D.: All the guys in One Size Fits All are so hot. I want to be in the group with them. (Note from Steve Martin, co-director of One Size Fits All: "Robin is correct about all the guys in the group. We are hot.")

Q: What is something surprising you learned during the workshop?
R.D.: I had no idea that players practiced gibberish so much.

Q: What is your favorite improv game?
R.D.: Chain-Death-Murder.

Q: What makes you laugh?
R.D.: Anything that I hadn't thought of that is original and clever.

Q: What question are you glad I didn't ask?
R.D.: What is my weight?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show


For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now, after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation - a full-format Improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Laugh out loud as a whole new generation of improv performers struts their stuff and adds their own twists to some of your favorite improv games.
  • * The M.C.: Matt Kerkhoff
  • * The Players: Robin Dickelman, Ian Flynn, Andrew Martin, Nick Masters, Mario Melendez and Cindy Modlin Adams
  • * The Voice: Bill Ross
  • * Where: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.
  • * When: Saturday, August 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • * How Much: $4.00 per person. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 765-423-7529. They also can be purchased the night of the show at the box office. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Article on jconline.com: The entire run of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times has sold out.


Tim Brouk of the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper, reported in Friday's edition that the entire run of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times has sold out. Civic Theatre's Managing Director Steve Koehler was quoted that the show's success "is beyond our wildest dreams."

The musical is making its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The lyrics and music are by Lynn Lupold and the book is by Don Seybold. Kenny Shepard is the director and Eric Van Cleave is the music director.

You can read the full article here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Steve Koehler speaks about theater terms and etiquette on WLFI

On Friday morning's news program on WLFI-TV, Laura Kirtley spoke with Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Steve Koehler about theater terms and etiquette.

WLFI-TV made several remote broadcasts from the historic Monon Depot Theatre in recognition of the opening night of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times. The show is making its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.



Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens tonight, Friday, August 13 and runs two weekends through Saturday, August 21. To learn more about the show, visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.


Lynn Lupold speaks about Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times on WLFI

On Friday morning's news program on WLFI-TV, Laura Kirtley spoke with Enter Love's composer and lyricist Lynn Lupold about the content of the show, the set and the cast. The show is making its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.



Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens tonight, Friday, August 13 and runs two weekends through Saturday, August 21. To learn more about the show, visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

Steve Koehler speaks about Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times on WLFI

On Friday morning's news program on WLFI-TV, Laura Kirtley spoke with Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Steve Koehler backstage at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

WLFI-TV made several remote broadcasts from Civic Theatre in recognition of the opening night of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times. The show is making its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.



Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens tonight, Friday, August 13 and runs two weekends through Saturday, August 21. To learn more about the show, visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Preview of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times on www.jconline.com


A preview of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times appears online at http://www.jconline.com/, the website for the Journal & Courier, Lafayette and West Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens Friday, August 13 and runs through Saturday, August 21 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Get 2 free tickets to opening night of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times


Opening night for Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times is sold out, but you still have a chance to get tickets. How? Easy.

Check out the show's promotional video at YouTube and leave a comment below the video. That's all there is to it.

Each of the weekly contests have included a bonus, and this one is no exception. The winner -chosen at random from the comments made at YouTube - will receive two tickets to Friday's show, dinner at Bistro 501 in Lafayette and tickets to a show at the Cabaret in Indianapolis.

Those are a lot of rewards for spending five minutes on YouTube!

The winner will be selected from all comments made before August 12.

Terms and Conditions

We're a simple, homegrown show doing some grassroots marketing, so we're keeping the legal verbiage as straightforward as possible.
  1. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  2. Cast and crew of the show aren't eligible to win, but friends and family members are.
  3. Although we'd love to have some folks in the audience from abroad, for legal reasons only residents of the U.S. are eligible to enter.

Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens Friday, August 13 and runs through Saturday, August 21 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.

Monday, August 9, 2010

In the Wings: Enter Love: Photos from rehearsal.

Thanks to Lynn Lupold for providing these photos from rehearsals of Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times, an original musical with music and lyrics by Lynn and book by Don Seybold. It will make its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.












Enter Love: A Musical for Our Times opens Friday, August 13 and runs through Saturday, August 21 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, call Civic Theatre's office at 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre's website or the show's website.