Sunday, April 17, 2016

Introducing the cast of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Director Steve Martin has announced the cast of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the fifth and final production in the MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances will be May 6-21.

The cast includes:

* Vanya - Larry Sommers
* Sonia - Beth Butram
* Cassandra - Michelle Bonora
* Masha - Amy Long
* Spike - Michael Greenan
* Nina - Annie Stoker

Monday, April 4, 2016

Soliciting scripts for the fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival: April 15

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is soliciting playwrights to submit previously unproduced scripts for its fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Up to 10 scripts will be produced June 3-5, 2016, at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette.

* Only residents of the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation may submit. These counties include Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

* Submissions must be sent as a PDF or Word document to

* Playwrights must include a title page with the play's title, playwright's name and contact information. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the script.

* The second page of the submission should include the title, a list of characters and the setting.

* The play should last no longer than 10 minutes, which often translates to 10 pages in the script, not including the title page and the character/setting page. Plays that last longer than 10 minutes will not be considered.

* There is no cost to submit a script. Playwrights are limited to submitting no more than 2 scripts.

* Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2016.

* Response date: No later than April 29, 2016.

* Contract: There are no royalties paid at this time.

* Cast size: Casts small than 5 characters are preferred.

* Content: No restrictions. Please keep in mind technical limitations of the festival. Shows with multiple locations, extensive technical requirements or large casts will have less chance of being selected.

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a community theatre located in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Its home is the historic Monon Depot Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 155.

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, April 3, 2016

Introducing the cast of "The Hundred Dresses"

Director Julie Doan has announced the cast of "The Hundred Dresses" by Mary Hall Surface, based on the book by Eleanor Estes. It is the fourth and final show in the Civic Youth Theatre season.

Performances will be April 8-10.

The cast includes:

* Maddie: Sofia Alge
* Peggy: Ashlyn Short
* Cecile: Bliss Ulery
* Wanda: Alanna Short
* Ms. Mason: Addie Gorden
* Shellie Reeves: Molly Synesael
* Willie: Matthew Roberts
* Jack: Aidan Clemenz
* Mr. Petronski: Jared Baumann
* Jake Petronski/Mr. Svenson: Xander Haan
* Maddie Doll: Sadie Alge

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Announcing the cast of "Anything Goes"

Director Kate Walker has announced the cast of "Anything Goes," the fourth show in the 2015-2016 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances will be March 4-13.

The cast includes:

Reno Sweeney – Kate Martin
Sir Evelyn Oakley – David Dietz
Billy Crocker – Mason Mclary
Hope Harcourt – Lizzy Bruni
Moonface Martin – Drake Meed
Bonnie LaTour – Caitlin Benner
Angel – Charity – Olivia Tharpe
Angel – Chastity – Becky Bruni
Angel – Purity – Melissa Kershaw
Angel – Virtue – Liz Walker
Elisha Whitney – Craig Martin
Evangeline Harcourt – Mary Anne Cecil
Captain (Reginald Strong)/Ens. – Tracy Rosa
Purser (Lance White)/Ens. – Troy Brooks
Steward (Mr. Bartlett)/Ens. – Gary Holman
Convert/Sailor – Tyler Jewart
Bishop Henry T. Dobson/Ens. – Kyle Borcz
Reporter/Ens. – Kayla Haley
Girl 1/Ens. – Eva Brunnetti
Girl 2/Ens. – Abigael Johnson
Girl 3/Ens. – Katie Schneider
Ensemble – Annie Furtner, Anna Burman, Emily Fricke, Kerry Arnold, Lee Ann Arnold, Valerie Figg, Candace Borcz, Laura Ramiro-Moreno, Joyce Gordon, Vanessa Gresham Miller, Brian K. Morris
Featured Dance Ensemble – Beth Sands, Julie Fischer, Josie Luptak, Madeleine Scherer,

Maddie McLaughlin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Announcing the cast of "Stuart Little"

Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of Joseph Robinette's "Stuart Little," based on the book by E. B. White. It is the third production in the 2015-2016 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Performances of "Stuart Little" will be Feb. 19-21. Call 765-423-PLAY (7529) for ticket availability.

The cast includes:

* Stuart Little – Clara Sands
* Narrator – Amelia Goins
* Mr. Little – Jacob Gutwein
* Mrs. Little – Lillian Serrano
* George – Isaac McDaniels
* Snowbell – Lynlee Rice
* Dr. Carey – Mathew Roberts
* Margalo, a bird – Isabella Zollner
* Harriet Ames – Emilie Franklin
* Actor 1/ Malty/ 1st Neighbor – Laura Bras
* Actor 2/ Babette/ 2nd Neighbor – Elliana Trice
* Actor 3/ Tige/ 3rd Neighbor – Maddison Cree
* Actor 4/ Angie/ 4th Neighbor – Colleen Pedley
* Doctor – Addison Edwards
* Woman with Newspaper/Reporter – Sofie Alge
* Bus Driver – Mia Burgett
* Leroy – Ashton Moffett
* Referee – Payton Hallada
* Zeke, a trashman/Bureau Chief – Alana Short
* Hank, a trashman – Justin Cree
* Pigeon – Sadie Miller
* Mr. Clydesdale, a patient – Gabriel Paulet
* Miss Swenson, dental assistant – Bryn Gutwein
* Storekeeper – Emma Painter
* School Superintendent – Sarah Snapp
* Telephone Repairman – Lenny Witt
* Henry Rackmeyer – Brayden Beaver
* Mary Bendix – Molly Miller
* Katherine Stableford – Isabelle Parent
* Harry Jamieson – Lucy Edmundson
* Child 1/Spectator/Passenger – Cecelia Pearl
* Child 2/Spectator/Passenger – Aubryn Middleton
* Child 3/Spectator/Passenger – Sadie Alge
* Child 4/Spectator/Passenger – Bliss Ulery
* Child 5/Spectator/Passenger – Gracie Tucker
* Child 6/Spectator/Passenger – Elizabeth Haymaker

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Announcing the cast of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or, the vibrator play"

Director Kate Martin has announced the cast of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or, the vibrator play," the third staged reading in the 2015-2016 season.

The staged reading will be Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The cast includes:

* Dr. Givings - David Dietz
* Mrs. Givings - Julie Doan
* Mrs. Daldry - Jessica Robinson
* Mr. Daldry - Steve Martin
* Annie - Mona Bapat
* Elizabeth - Tiara Gibson
* Leo - Drake Meed

Monday, December 21, 2015

Announcing the cast of "The Rainmaker"

Director Bill Knapp has announced the cast of N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker," the third MainStage production of the 2015-2016 season.

The show will run January 22-February 6.

The cast includes:

* Lizzie Curry - Andrea Yough
* HC - Eric Francis
* Noah Curry - Jeremy Gerrish
* Jim Curry - Aaron Newton
* Starbuck - Jeff Spanke
* File - Allen Banning
* Sherriff - Brian Morris

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Announcing the world premiere in the 2015-2016 staged reading series: JS Green's "The Kegger"

During the staged reading series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, at least one script by a local playwright is selected for a world premiere. The script chosen for the 2015-2016 season is The Kegger by JS Green.

In The Kegger, Charley Jennings works at a job he hates. His family life veers from crazy to just depressing. His only anchor is his best friend, Loober, who once saved Charley's life. Now, Loober has gotten in a jam with a fast-talking con man and Charley must save him. But things don’t work out as planned.

Other scripts by local playwrights that have received a world premiere during the nine-year-old series include:

* 2007-2008 - Pia Zadora Sings Gershwin by Deborah Gray and A Very Bad Day for Brandon Butterworth by Scott Haan
* 2008-2009 - In the Weeds by Steve Gooch
* 2009-2010 - TILT by Laurie Russell
* 2010-2011 - Roman Cokes by Jeff Spanke
* 2011-2012 - Puzzles by Laurie Russell
* 2012-2013 - A Wonderful Suicide by Diane Littleton Bahler and Going through Hell by Steve Martin
* 2013-2014 - To Tread Among Serpents by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos
* 2014-2015 - The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V. by Steve Martin

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Announcing the cast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Director Laurie Russell has announced the cast for "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the second Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2015-2016 season.

The show will run Dec. 4-13.

The cast includes:

* Schroeder - Charles Ahlersmeyer
* Four - Sofia Alge
* Sally - Joy Bosma
* Linus - Aidan Clemenz
* Snoopy - Rachel Cooper
* Charlie Brown - Leo Crampton
* Lucy - Morgan DesEnfants
* Violet - Madeline Dewitt
* Shermy - Xander Haan
* Patty - Lauren Mills
* Three - Colleen Pedley
* Pig Pen - Treyton Watkins
* Frieda - Kiersten Wood

Monday, October 19, 2015

Announcing the cast of Arliss Jeffries' "An Evening with Poe: Two Stories in Drama Form"

Directors Kris Kazmierczak, Kyle Borcz and Arliss Jeffries have announced the cast of An Evening with Poe: Two Stories in Drama Form by Arliss Jeffries, the second staged reading in the 2015-2016 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The staged reading will be Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Delphi Opera House and Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The cast includes:

* Eric Francis - Poe
* Harry Brown - Dr. Polidori
* Kira Brennan - Lady Caroline
* Citt Mabbitt - Matilda
* Basim Hussain - Actor #1