Sunday, March 20, 2011

Announcing the 2011-2012 Season: Civic Youth Theatre

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will produce 3 plays and organize a weekend of one-act plays directed by youth age 18 and under during the 2011-2012 Civic Youth Theatre series. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • October 7-9, 2011

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

  • Miss Nelson is Missing, based on the book by Henry Allard and James Marshall
  • February 17-19, 2012

The kids in Room 207 are the wildest, most rambunctious class in the entire elementary school. Their sweet teacher Miss Nelson doesn’t know what to do. She starts each new school year with a smile on her face, expecting an even better class than she had the year before. This year is different. This year is a nightmare. Poor Miss Nelson is out of ideas and on her way to a nervous breakdown, when suddenly she has a plan. The next day, the children arrive in class to find Miss Nelson has been replaced by Viola Swamp, the substitute no child ever wants to meet. She’s tough, strict, and never puts up with what she considers bad behavior. This hilarious classic follows Miss Swamp as she uses her idea of tough love to control the class, as well as the children’s attempts to find Miss Nelson before it’s too late for all of them.

  • Pride and Prejudice, based on the book by Jane Austen
  • March 30-April 1, 2012

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all.

  • Young Directors Project
  • April 20-22, 2012

Two to three one-act plays will directed by Civic Youth Theatre young directors. This showcase gives our youth an opportunity to spread their wings and direct a show of their choosing. Titles will be announced in the spring 2012.

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