Monday, July 14, 2014

Announcing the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music"


Director Lori Portner has announced the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the second of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2014.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music will be performed Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th 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 $5.00 per person, and can be purchased by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Maria Rainer - Tatum Shirley
* The Mother Abbess - Maggie Huston
* Sister Berthe - Meredith Vance
* Sister Margaretta - Katy Olson
* Sister Sophia - Ellie Russell
* Captain Georg von Trapp - Henry Stofferahn
* Franz - Ryleigh Booth
* Frau Schmidt - Lauren Gustafson
* Liesl - Lauren Routsong
* Friedrich - Matthew Roberts
* Louisa - Ashlyn Short
* Kurt - Emma Painter
* Brigitta - Grace Cable
* Marta - Kayla Patterson
* Gretl - Maddie Thoennes
* Rolf Gruber - James Koehler
* Max Detweiler - Brendan Segal
* Herr Zeller/Nun - Allie Roberts
* Baron Elberfeld/Nun - Abby McCain
* Admiral Von Schreiber/Nun - Taylor Tharp
* Goat/Ensemble - Ali Acosta
* Girl in Pale Pink Coat/Ensemble - Avery Jackson
* Mama/Ensemble - Miranda Paulet
* Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen/Ensemble - Naomi Partridge, Rebecca Kunkel, Zoe Lister
* Fraulein Schweiger/Ensemble - Katie Weil
* Ensemble - Peyton Smith¸Gabe Paulet, Alanna Short, Kendall Tran

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, June 30, 2014

Announcing auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest, July 13-14.


Director Kyle Borcz has announced audition dates for The Importance of Being Earnest, the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Oscar Wilde wrote the script.

Auditions will be Sunday, July 13 and Monday, July 14 at Civic Theatre, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. People seeking to audition should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and be prepared to read from the script.

Kyle seeks to cast 5 men and 4 women for the following roles:

* John (Jack) Worthing, male in his late 20s/early 30s.

* Algernon Moncrieff, male in his mid to late 20s.

* Lady Augusta Bracknell, female in her (at least) 40s. Kyle will consider actors of either gender or any age.

* The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, female in her 20s. Lady Bracknell's daughter.

* Cecily Cardew, female in her late teens/early 20s. Jack's ward.

* Miss Prism, female. Cecily's governess.

* Rev. Canon Chausable, D.D., male.

* Lane, male. Algernon's manservant.

* Merriman, male. Jack's manservant.

Regular rehearsals will start Sunday, July 20 and typically will run Sunday-Thursday.

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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Share Your Thoughts: Romeo and Juliet


Now that Romeo and Juliet has closed, share your thoughts about the production.

What will you remember about it? What are your thoughts about the performances? The story and plot? The design? 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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Romeo and Juliet: production photos










Thanks to Kris Kazmierczak for taking these production photos of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the 2014 production of Civic Theatre's Summer Theatre Institute.

Romeo and Juliet concludes its 2-performance run tonight, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, 4449 Indiana 43, West Lafayette. Tickets are $10 per person.

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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Announcing the cast of Romeo and Juliet


Director Grace Lazarz has announced the cast of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the first of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2014.

The cast includes:

* Mayor Escalus/Apothecary - Kathleen Loftus
* Paris - Chris Fulk
* Mercutio - Indigo Witt
* Pastor Laurence - Omar Almakki
* Pastor John/Mrs. Montague - Nichole Johal
* Mr. Montague - Annabelle Pitt
* Romeo - Alec Friedman
* Benvolio - Lorienne Winkleman
* Balthasar - Meredith Roberts
* Abraham - Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin
* Mr. Capulet - Caroline Loftus
* Mrs. Capulet - Darian Hrdlicka
* Tybalt - Axel Nielsen
* Sampson - Crystal Yarberry
* Gregory - Maggie Pearl
* Juliet - Annie Furtner
* Nurse - Lauren Meyer
* Peter - Lauren Gustafson

Romeo and Juliet will be performed Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Park, 4449 N. State Road 43, West Lafayette.

General admission tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased the night of the show or in advance 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.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Share Your Thoughts: The Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival.


Now that the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival has closed, share your thoughts about the world premiere productions of Answers from Ashes, Be Right Back, KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring in "Saving the World!", Missing the Man, The Best of Intentions, The Show Must NOT Go On!, and You Don't Work Here.

What will you remember about these plays and the festival? What are your thoughts on the performances? The stories and themes? 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.


Friday, June 6, 2014

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival. Preview on jconline.com


A preview of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival appears online at www.jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.

The Festival runs tonight, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. It begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

All seven plays will be performed each night. They are Answers from Ashes by Shane Guenin, Be Right Back by Scott Haan, KiKi Pineapple and Her New Best Friends Victor Mango and Inez Cupcakes Starring In "Saving the World!" by Steve Martin, Missing the Man by Steve Martin, The Best of Intentions by Laurie Russell, The Show Must NOT Go On! by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, and You Don't Work Here by Evan Myers.

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.

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "You Don't Work Here." Meet Jennifer Carriere.



Jennifer Carriere plays Erin in You Don't Work Here, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Evan Myers wrote the play.

Question: What does Erin want?
Jennifer Carriere: Erin wants to kick this Josh kid out of her bar and get things back to normal.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
J.C.: It's enjoyable how quick it goes, but it's also a challenge how quick it goes and you're trying to get your character across to the audience in 10 minutes.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
J.C.: "kick someone out of a bar"

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

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.

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "You Don't Work Here." Meet Mike Atwell.



Mike Atwell plays Don in You Don't Work Here, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Evan Myers wrote the play.

Question: Who is Don?
Mike Atwell: Don is the sole patron in the bar. He wants to be left alone and to drink his sorrows away.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
M.A.: Trying to mime eating fried pickles and trying to determine how long a beer lasts if you're fake drinking are challenges. My character starts by asking for a beer, he gets another beer and a mixed drink, and at the end of the 10 minutes, he asks for another beer. In that time period, he's had a lot of alcoholic drinks, and he's eating fried pickles too.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
M.A.: "send an email to my Mom and tell her how much I love her"

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

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.

In the Wings: The 10-Minute Play Festival – "You Don't Work Here." Meet Ariel Laukins.



Ariel Laukins plays Bailey in You Don't Work Here, one of seven plays that are part of the second annual 10-Minute Play Festival at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Evan Myers wrote the play.

Question: Who is Bailey?
Ariel Laukins: Bailey is a sarcastic, 22-year-old bartender. She wants to figure out why Josh is at the bar.

Q: What is a challenge or something exciting about acting in a 10-minute play?
A.L.: It's a lot shorter time for rehearsals, but you get thrown into the role really fast.

Q: Fill in the blank: "In the time it takes me to _____, I could watch a 10-minute play."
A.L.: "go online and buy tickets at LafayetteCivic.org"

The second annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street – the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. All 7 plays will be performed both nights.

The festival is a Pay What You Can event, and general admission tickets will be available at the box office immediately before the event begins.

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.