Sunday, July 28, 2013

Share Your Thoughts: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.



Now that Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about it? What are your thoughts about the performances and songs? What were the standout moments?

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.

Closing Night: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr: Production photos.












Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., the second of two summer productions at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. This afternoon's show begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street 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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Opening Night: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of Schoolhouse  Rock Live! Jr. appears online at http://www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. opens tonight, Friday, July 26 and runs through Sunday, July 28. Performances will be held at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street at the corner of 5th Street and North 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 and can be purchased at the theatre the night of the performance, by calling 765-423-7529 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, July 24, 2013

Announcing the cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.


Director Lori Portner has announced the cast of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., the second of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2013. The show is based on the ABC-TV educational animated series that aired from the 1970s through the 1980s.

The cast includes:

* Eve Pigman - Teacher
* Ali Acosta
* Ryleigh Booth
* Grace Cable
* Amelia Caliendo
* John Carlson
* Bryanna Conner
* Leo Crampton
* Allison Devlin
* Maggie Huston
* Rohan Joseph
* Dana Lee
* Zoe Lister
* Abby McCain
* Kayla Patterson
* Miranda Paulet
* Elaina Poindexter
* Elaine Rand
* Allie Roberts
* Matthew Roberts
* Lauren Routsong
* Ellie Russell
* Brendan Segal
* Tatum Shirley
* Ashlyn Short
* Avalon-Rose Sterkenburg
* Taylor Tharp
* Kendall Tran
* Meredith Vance
* Katie Weil

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. will run Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 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.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Announcing the cast of Still Kicking


Director Larry Sommers has announced the cast of Still Kicking, the first show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Laurie Russell, a Civic Theatre volunteer, wrote the script; this will be its world premiere production.

By turns funny and touching, Still Kicking tells the story of a troubled young girl forced to volunteer at a local retirement center. The people she meets teach her important lessons about life, love, and lifting with your legs, not your back.

The cast includes:

* Miss Fladd - Tamzin Malone
* Mr. Garling - Thomas Losey
* Mrs. Garling - Cindy Modlin Adams
* Lily Garling - Ariel Laukins
* Mrs. Custenborder - Charlotte Scarcelli
* Esther Rosenblatz - E. Linda Jeffries
* Maury Rosenblatz - Rod Dimmick
* Fran - Lee Sullivan
* Georgia - Eve Reiss
* Babs - Megan Riffey
* Hildy - Joanne Fortune
* Verndene - Marylin Howland Ross
* Emily - Kathleen Coffee
* Mia - Mary Anne Cecil
* Bonnie - Marisa Simmons

Still Kicking opens Friday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street 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. High school and college students with valid ID can learn about Rush ticket availability before each show by following @LafayetteCivic on Twitter.

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 18, 2013

Sharing Photos from the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Picnic - People








Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking photos of the Volunteer Recognition Picnic from Sunday, July 14.

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.

Sharing Photos from the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Picnic - Awards






Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these photos of the awards presentation during the Volunteer Recognition Picnic on Sunday, July 14.

From the top: Gerriann Fish, Lifetime Achievement Award; Maggie Furtner, Justin M. Newell Scholarship winner, with the Newell family; Ashlyn Short with Managing Director Steven Koehler; Josie Luptak with Steven Koehler; Norm Childress with Steven Koehler.

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 17, 2013

Announcing the 2012-2013 Season Award Winners

Steve Koehler, managing director of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, handed out season-ending awards during Civic's annual Volunteer Recognition Picnic on Sunday, July 14.

The Director's Award was presented to Sue Lakin.

The Justin M. Newell Scholarship, for a graduating high school senior, was presented to Maggie Furtner.

Shining Star Awards, for volunteers who have been active with Civic for fewer than two years, were presented to Andrea Klutzke, Hannah Lazarz, Amy Long and Ashlyn Short.

Rising Star Awards, for volunteers who have been active with Civic for fewer than two years, were presented to Norm Childress, Shane Guenin, Josie Luptak, Tamzin Malone, Aaron Newton, Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin, Julia Spratt and Andrea Yough.

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Gerriann Fish. She will be recognized at a special event this autumn.

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, July 12, 2013

Cleaning the Costume Shop: We need your help!

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette has begun a long-term project to clean and catalog all of the clothes stored in the costume shop located next to the historic Monon Depot Theatre.

Volunteers overseeing the project are asking for donations of clothes hangers, laundry baskets and portable clothing racks.

These donations can be brought to the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette, during standard business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 765-423-7529 in advance.

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 11, 2013

Announcing auditions: Antigone


Director Neil Radtke has announced audition information for Antigone, the first show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script written by Sophocles.

Theban Princess Antigone buries her brother Polyneices. In so doing, she chooses to comply with divine will that all Thebans receive below ground burials. But at the same time, she contradicts the non-burial edict that her uncle, King Creon, issues regarding the exposure of the bodies of the disloyal Theban dead. Antigone gets caught and is sentenced to death. So begins this Greek tragedy that examines relationships, gender roles, conscience vs. law, and pride - the great destroyer.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5, 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School.

Actors will be asked to read from the script, which can be checked out from Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in Lafayette.

Neil is looking to cast the following:

* Three (3) girls, grades 7-12
* Three (3) boys, grades 7-12
* Nine (9) roles that can be played by either girls or boys, grades 7-12

Actors can contact Neil with questions in advance by e-mail at CYTAntigone@gmail.com.

Antigone will be performed September 27, 28 and 29 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street - in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Season tickets for Civic Youth Theatre can be purchased online at http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or by calling 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.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Drama Book Club's July selection: Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July

The play selected for the Drama Book Club's July meeting is Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson. It will be discussed Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New and Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette.

The script can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its business hours.

The scene is a sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri, which is home to Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist. They are visited by Ken's sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and John – the former a hard-drinking, pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her wary-eyed husband and manager. All are old friends from college days, and former activists who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world. The action centers on Gwen's offer to buy the farm, which she plans to convert into a recording center, and on Ken's Aunt Sally, who has come to the family homestead to scatter the ashes of her late husband. Their talk, as the play progresses, is sharp and funny and, in the final essence, deeply revealing of lost hopes and dreams and of the bitterness that must be fought back if one is to perceive the good that life can offer.

For more information about the Drama Book Club, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 or Robots & Rogues: New and Used Books at 765-409-5022.

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: Still Kicking


Director Larry Sommers has announced audition information for Still Kicking, the first show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Laurie Russell, a Civic Theatre volunteer, wrote the script; this will be its world premiere production.

By turns funny and touching, Still Kicking tells the story of a troubled young girl forced to volunteer at a local retirement center. The people she meets teach her important lessons about life, love, and lifting with your legs, not your back.

Auditions will be Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, located at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Actors will be asked to read from the script, which can be checked out from Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in Lafayette.

Larry is looking for the following:

* Nine (9) women, ages 60-85
* One (1) man, age 60-85
* Two (2) women, ages mid-30s to mid-50s
* One (1) man, age mid-30s to mid-50s
* One (1) girl, age 13-17

Still Kicking will be performed Friday, August 30 through Saturday, September 14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. College students with valid ID can learn about Rush ticket availability before each show by following @LafayetteCivic on Twitter.

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 Civic Theatre's Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 season

During the Annual Meeting on June 25, members of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette voted on nominees to join the organization's Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 season. All seven nominees were unanimously approved.

Members of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors are:

* Allen Banning
* Dan Becker
* Harry Brown
* Renee Cason
* Ned Derhammer
* Tracey Farnsworth
* Tony Gregg
* Sherri Guido
* Ted Hingst
* Jos Holman
* Kris Kazmierczak
* William Kiel
* Denise Laussade
* Tom Long
* Craig Martin
* Cindy Modlin Adams
* Alice Schwind

Becker, Brown, Farnsworth, Guido, Kiel, Long and Martin were voted in during the Annual Meeting and will start new terms in 2013-2014. The other Board members served during the 2012-2013 season and are returning for 2013-2014.

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.