Friday, August 31, 2012

In the Wings: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Meet Paul Addison.




Paul Addison is the music director of My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the opening show of the 2012-13 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson. The book was written by Todd Olson.

Question: Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you wanted to be part of My Way.
Paul Addison: I've been musical director for several Civic Theatre shows over the past 10 years. I liked the idea that My Way only needs a trio instead of a full band for accompaniment, and that I could play piano, being familiar with most of the songs. Also, I've worked with all the singers before.

Q: Are you a Frank Sinatra fan and what is your favorite Sinatra song? 
P.A.: Yes, and I don't think I've ever met anyone, young or old, who doesn't like listening to Frank Sinatra. My favorite Frank Sinatra song is whichever one is going through my head at the moment. I like them all.

Q: What will the audience like or remember most about this show?
P.A.: Frank had a song for every age, every mood and every experience. For some, it will be the first time they've ever heard the songs, and for others, the first time they've heard these songs in several years. It's the songs themselves that the audience will remember.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention about the show or Sinatra?
P.A.: I love musical revues. There is no contrived plot to get in the way. Although most of the numbers are medleys, we sing from nearly 60 different songs in the show.

Thanks to Julie Rosa for creating this post.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens Friday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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 30, 2012

In the Wings: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Meet Bob Mindrum.




Bob Mindrum is the director and plays Man #1 in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the opening show of the 2012-13 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson. The book was written by Todd Olson.

Question: Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you wanted to be part of My Way.
Bob Mindrum: I haven’t previously done a show where the characters essentially play themselves. So I’m really enjoying this. It allows you to bring your own experience into the character.

Q: Are you a Frank Sinatra fan and what is your favorite Sinatra song? 
B.M.: Sinatra music is timeless. He was so popular and really was larger than life. It was Dean Martin, one of the Rat Pack who said, “This is Frank’s world. We just live in it.” And that’s so true. I have several favorites, I guess. I really like “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “It Was A Very Good Year.” Also, there is a song called “Dream,” which is four-part harmony that is very nice.

Q: What will the audience like or remember most about this show?
B.M.: I think the audience, like me, will like the music, of course, but also will find it very interesting because of the facts about Sinatra’s life and the Rat Pack that are built into the show. I knew some things about him, but there is a lot of biographical information that I didn’t know. We will be singing nearly 60 songs and the music is great. Many of the songs are familiar but there are several that I didn’t know at all.

Thanks to Julie Rosa for creating this post.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens Friday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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 29, 2012

In the Wings: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Meet Tim Devery.



Tim Devery plays Man #2 in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the opening show of the 2012-13 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson. The book was written by Todd Olson.

Question: Tell me why you wanted to be part of My Way.
Tim Devery: It’s a musical and it’s a small cast. That is my favorite type of show. And it’s just a bonus that it’s Sinatra.

Q: When did you first hear Sinatra music and what is your favorite Sinatra tune?
T.D.: My grandparents are big Sinatra fans. Whenever I heard the music, I loved it. It’s so smooth, how can you not love it? My favorite tune has always been “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Q: What will the audience like or remember most about this show?
T.D.: This show has great music with the biggest and best songs that Sinatra did along with some we never heard before.

Thanks to Julie Rosa for creating this post.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens Friday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.

Announcing classes: Characterization, Sept. 24-Nov. 12



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's director of outreach and education, has announced the following classes:
  • Characterization. Classes are divided into age groups and meet weekly from September 24 through November 12.

Characterization for youth ages 7-8 meets Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Characterization for youth ages 9-10 meets Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Characterization for youth ages 11+ meets Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The fee for Characterization is $95.

To register for classes, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website. Choose the "Civic Classes" button to view the full list of classes, and then select the "Registration Form" link immediately following the class you're interested in.

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In the Wings: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Meet Caitlin Benner.




Caitlin Benner plays Woman #2 in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the opening show of the 2012-13 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson. The book was written by Todd Olson.

Question: Tell me a little bit about you and why you wanted to be part of My Way.
Caitlin Benner: I was a student at Purdue the past five years and a vocalist with the Purdue Jazz Band, which I loved, but it didn’t give me much time for theater. Since this show is a musical revue and mostly singing, I thought it would be a great way to get back into my involvement with theater. Also, I worked with Paul Addison in Nunsense and I’ve known Bob Mindrum just about forever, and I knew I would enjoy working with them.

Q: Are you a Frank Sinatra fan and what is your favorite Sinatra song?
C.B.: I've loved and listened to jazz and Frank Sinatra since I was a child. Currently I've been enjoying listening to the "Strangers in the Night" album on my record player. I have many favorites, but I guess my favorite from this show is “The Best is Yet to Come,” which I spotlight in My Way.

Q: What will the audience like or remember most about this show?
C.B.: Memories are what we are going for with this show. It’s meant to help you reminisce. Everyone probably has some memory associated with a Frank Sinatra song and this show will bring that back to you.

Thanks to Julie Rosa for creating this post.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens Friday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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 27, 2012

In the Wings: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Meet Cathy Russell.




Cathy Russell plays Woman #1 in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the opening show of the 2012-13 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson. The book was written by Todd Olson.

Question: Tell me why you wanted to be part of My Way.
Cathy Russell: I saw the show in Indianapolis a few years ago and really enjoyed it. We listen to the soundtrack all the time. So, it’s a thrill to be able to be part of performing this show.

Q: When did you first hear Sinatra music and what is your favorite Sinatra tune?
C.R.: I remember hearing him as a junior high student and loving the music. As I got older, I continued to listen to his albums, even in college when my friends would look at me really strangely! His music is timeless. How can you not love it? My favorite song is “It was a very good year.” I remember loving that song as a kid and I still love it.

Q: What will the audience like or remember most about this show?
C.R.: They will love that it’s classic Frank Sinatra music. It’s fun, it’s simple, it’s a great show. You’ll learn something about Sinatra, but mostly you’ll love the music.

Thanks to Julie Rosa for creating this post.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens Friday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 22 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.


Announcing auditions: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse



Director Jessie Searight has announced audition information for Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, the second show of the 2012-13 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Kevin Kling, adapted from Kevin Henkes' book.

Auditions will be held Sunday, September 23 and Monday, September 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Jessie is looking for several actors, boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 13.

Those who are auditioning will be asked to have a one-minute monologue. Please sign up for an audition appointment by calling Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529).

Scripts are available for checkout at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, and she even grows to lover her "stinky baby brother," Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least, she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days, but when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how bad can it be?

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse will be performed Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under.

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.


Meet the Directors: Jessie Searight




Jessie Searight directs Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, the second show in the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

"I am so excited to be able to help bring to life a story that young kids have been reading for many years. Not only will this show be a source of entertainment for younger audiences, but it will also teach lessons that children can apply to their own life. In doing this show, I want to help kids realize that they are shining stars and can be anything they want to be. This show is so much fun, and great for the whole family. I cannot wait to start working on it with the talented kids who have been on Civic's stage before and kids who will be making their Civic Theatre debut!"

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.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Announcing the cast of Red



Director Craig Martin has announced the cast of Red, the first staged reading of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by John Logan.

The cast includes:

Mark Rothko - Larry Sommers
Ken - Evan Malone

Red will be performed Tuesday, September 11 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and is a Pay What You Can Event. A Question-and-Answer session between the director, cast and audience immediately follows.

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 23, 2012

Announcing the cast of Night of the Living Dead



Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of Night of the Living Dead, the first show of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Lori Allen Ohm based on the film by George Romero and John Russo.

The cast includes:

Zombie #1 - Jacob Still
Barbara - Sarah Weaver
Johnny - Nate Shumate
Stair Corpse - Samantha Ehresman
Ben - Julia Spratt
Helen Cooper - Maria Guido
Harry Cooper - Nate Breneman
Karen Cooper - Lauren Meyer
Tom - Nelson Tilley
Judy - Hannah Lazarz
B. Bardough - Nicole O'Connor
Sheriff "Chief" McClellan - Alex Mullenix
Radio Newscaster - Josie Luptak
News Anchor/Field Reporter - Annie Furtner
Dr. Grimes - Liz Johnson
Deputy - Andrew Bigelow
Zombie - Ariel Laukins
Zombie - Madeline Noll
Zombie - Tyler Saxton
Zombie - Megan Beaver
Zombie - Erin Locke
Zombie - Abbie Shumate
Zombie - Clayton Lecain-Guffey

Night of the Living Dead opens Friday, October 5 and runs through Sunday, October 7 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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 22, 2012

Announcing classes: Auditioning 101, Sept. 22



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's director of outreach and education, has announced the following adult class:
  • Auditioning 101. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 noon. This two-hour class will cover different auditioning techniques to help an actor prepare to win a role.

The fee for Auditioning 101 is $20.

To register for classes, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website. Choose the "Civic Classes" button to view the full list of classes, and then select the "Registration Form" link immediately following the class you're interested in.

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 20, 2012

Announcing auditions: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical



Director Camilla A. Cripps has announced audition information for Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, the holiday show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The show is by Dan Goggin.

Open auditions will be Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Auditions by appointment will be Monday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Both sets of auditions will be at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Camilla is looking for 4 women, ages 26-60; 1 man, age 30-60; and 2 boys and 2 girls, ages 9-16.

Those who are auditioning should prepare an upbeat song, not from the show. They also will be asked to read from the script and do movement during auditions.

Scripts are available for checkout at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical is the first “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access. It stars the nuns you love plus Father Virgil and some of Mt. Saint Helen’s most talented students. It features all new songs including: "Twelve Days Prior to Christmas," "Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House," "We Three Kings of Orient are Us," and "It’s Better to Give Than to Receive." This show is filled with “Nunsense” humor, some of your favorite carols, a “Secret Santa,” and an uproarious take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet. Nuncrackers will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to ensure your holiday season is merry and bright.

Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical will open Friday, November 30 and run through Saturday, December 15 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://www.lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.


Meet the Directors: Camilla A. Cripps, Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical



Camilla A. Cripps directs Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, the holiday show of the 2012-2013 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. She is manager of Tower Liquors.

"Each human being is unique, and there is nothing more unique than a nun. I am thrilled to be able to help develop these characters; although it won't take a lot because they're quite developed already. It'll be great. I'm looking forward to it, and it'll be great to get back to doing a musical."

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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Preview of Night of the Living Dead auditions on JConline.com


A preview about auditions for Night of the Living Dead, the first show of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season, has been posted on JConline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier.

You can view the entire preview here.

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 15, 2012

Announcing classes: Imagination Theatre and Creation Theatre, Sept. 15



Lori Portner, Civic Theatre's director of outreach and education, has announced the following classes:
  • Imagination Theatre, for youngsters ages 3-4. Students will use stories, theatre games and crafts to imagine theatre. Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

  • Creation Theatre, for youngsters ages 5-6. Students will create theatre using their imagination, stories and movement games. Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-12 noon.


The fee for Imagination Theatre is $10. The fee for Creation Theatre is $12.

To register for classes, call Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre's website. Choose the "Civic Classes" button to view the full list of classes, and then select the "Registration Form" link immediately following the class you're interested in.

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

Monday, August 13, 2012

Announcing auditions: The Woman in Black



Director Lori Portner has announced audition information for The Woman in Black, the second production in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Stephen Malatratt, based on Susan Hill's novel.

Auditions will be Sunday, September 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, September 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Lori is looking for two male actors, one age 40+ and one age 25+.

Those who are auditioning should prepare a 1-2 minute suspenseful monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

Scripts are available for checkout at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

The Woman in Black will open Friday, October 19 and run through Saturday, November 3 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting http://www.lafayettecivic.tix.com

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.

Meet the Directors: Lori Portner, The Woman in Black




Lori Portner directs The Woman in Black, the second show in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. She is director of outreach and education at Civic Theatre.

"I love psychological, scary stuff. The Woman in Black really plays with your mind and really plays with your imagination. I love that about the story and the whole concept of the show."

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.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Audition dates: 2012-2013 MainStage Season



Here is the audition information for shows in the 2012-2013 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog when it becomes available.


The Woman in Black, directed by Lori Portner.
September 9, 6-8 p.m. September 10, 6-8 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The framework of this spine-tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.


Arcadia, directed by Rachel Lambert.
November 18, 6:30-9 p.m. November 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.


The Fox on the Fairway, directed by Rod Dimmick.
January 14, 7-9 p.m. January 15, 7-9 p.m. Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.


Company, directed by Shannon Sabel.
February 17, 7-10 p.m. February 18, 7-10 p.m, if needed. Callbacks February 21, 7-10 p.m Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

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




Audition dates: 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series



Here is the audition information for shows in the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog when it becomes available.

Red, directed by Craig Martin.
August 19, 6-9 p.m. August 20, 6-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Photograph 51, directed by Steve Martin.
September 23, 2-4 p.m. September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

A funny and moving portrait of the unrequited life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.

'night, Mother, directed by Tom Long.
November 18, 5-8 p.m. November 19, 6-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins, Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

The Break of Noon, directed by Denise Laussade.
April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, John Smith sees the face of God. His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?

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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Audition dates: 2012 holiday show



Here is the audition information for the 2012 holiday show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog when it becomes available.




Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical, directed by Camilla Cripps.
Auditions: September 16, 4-8 p.m. (open auditions). September 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (by appointment). September 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (callbacks).

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.

Audition dates: 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season.


Here is audition information about two of the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre productions. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog as it becomes available.



Night of the Living Dead, directed by Neil Radtke.
Auditions: August 19, 3-8 p.m. Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.





Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, directed by Jessie Searight.
Audition: September 23, 6-8 p.m. September 24, 6-8 p.m. Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, and she even grows to love her "stinky baby brother," Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least, she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days, but when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how can can it be?

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.