Sunday, September 14, 2014

Announcing auditions: Frankenstein - a Radio Play


Auditions have been announced for Arliss Jeffries' "Frankenstein: a Radio Play." They will be Sunday, Sept. 21 and Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. each night.

Actors who wish to audition are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. and stay as long as needed. They will be asked to read from the script.

The director seeks to cast 8 men and 3 women.

Old Frankenstein, around 40 years old
Frankenstein, 18-25 years old
Robert Walton, 20-30 years old
Creature - any age
Henry Clerval, 18-25 years old
Krempe, 50's
Judge, 50's
Baron, 60's to 70's
Waldman, 30-40 years old
Sailor

Mother, around 60 years old
Elizabeth, 18-20 years old
Justine, 18-20 years old

The performance of "Frankenstein: A Radio Play" will be October 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre.

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.

Share Your Thoughts: The Importance of Being Earnest


Now that Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" 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?

"A Wrinkle in Time" will be the next production of the 2014-2015 season.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Announcing auditions: Aladdin Jr.


Director Neil Radtke has announced auditions for "Aladdin Jr.," the second show of the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season. The musical is based on the 1992 Disney animated film "Aladdin."

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where we're about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Disney's "Aladdin Jr.'s" tuneful, accessible Academy Award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," will send audiences soaring.

Auditions will be Sunday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m. for principal actors, grades 7-12; Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-7 p.m. for 1st-3rd grade ensemble; and Monday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m. for principal actors, grades 7-12. Auditions will be held at Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street in Lafayette.

Auditions are by appointment only, call 765-423-7529. Those who want to audition for principal roles must sign up for a 10-minute appointment. Those who want to audition for the 1st-3rd grade ensemble must arrive at 6 p.m. and stay the whole time. An accompanist and CD player will be provided. Please bring either sheet music or a CD accompaniment.

The show will run Nov. 14-16 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or call 765-423-7529 to purchase your tickets 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, September 4, 2014

Announcing the cast of The Dixie Swim Club


Director Susan Kisinger has announced the cast of "The Dixie Swim Club," the second show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten wrote the script.

"The Dixie Swim Club" will run Friday, October 17 to Saturday, November 1 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Sheree Hollinger - Thea Strand
* Dinah Grayson - Stephanie Bosma
* Lexie Richards - Amy Long
* Jeri Neal McFeeley - Jane Hoaks
* Vernadette Simms - Debra John

Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage in North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The show focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years. "The Dixie Swim Club" is the story of five unforgettable women, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Announcing the cast of A Wrinkle in Time


Director Lori Portner has announced the cast of "A Wrinkle in Time," written by John Glore based on Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning book.

"A Wrinkle in Time" will run Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette - the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

The cast includes:

* Meg Murry - Shelby Gray
* Charles Wallace Murry - Matthew Roberts
* Calvin - Andrew Bigelow
* Mrs. Murry - Kiersten Wood
* Mrs. Whatsit - Maggie Pearl
* Mrs. Who - Mary Dewell
* Mrs. Which - Samantha Smith
* Aunt Beast - Christopher Fulk
* Man with the Red Eyes – voice - Adam El-Khalili
* Man with the Red Eyes – stage - Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin
* Mr. Murry - Omar Almakki
* Camazotz Man - James Koehler
* Camazotz Woman - Maggie Taul
* Actor 2/Voice of IT - Lauren Routsong
* Actor 3//Voice of IT - Maggie Huston
* Actor 4 - Ashlyn Short
* Actor 5 - Madeline Roberts
* Kid with Red Ball - Charlie Long
* Citizens of Camazotz - Ryan Tucker, Marianna Martin, Olivia McDaniel, Haley Agnew, Kaitlyn Mumford, Emma Painter, Madelyn Kenney, Nicole Johal

On a dark and stormy night, the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit arrives at the home of Meg Murry, a tomboy who doesn't fit in at her New England high school. Meg's scientist father vanished over two years earlier, under mysterious circumstances. Aided by Mrs. Whatsit and her friends, Meg, her gifted brother Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin are transported through time and space on a mission to rescue their father from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. John Glore's delightful, wildly theatrical adaptation brings this acclaimed story to life.

The Review is In: The Importance of Being Earnest


The review of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" is on the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper. It was written by Wei-Huan Chen.

You can read the review here.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" will have 5 more performances through Saturday, Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Share Your Thoughts: Circle Mirror Transformation


The staged reading of Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation" took place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

It was followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director, Kate Martin.

Did you attend the staged reading of "Circle Mirror Transformation"? What did you think about the characters, the plot and the dialogue? What were some of the high points? What will you remember about the reading?

The next staged reading will be Dustin Lance Black's "8" on October 21.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Staged Reading Series: Circle Mirror Transformation on Sept. 2






 

The first staged reading of the 2014-2015 Staged Reading Series is Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation." It will be Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

It is a Pay What You Can event. It will be immediately followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, the cast and the director.

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. The play is a beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Kate Martin directs the cast, which includes Cresta Cates, Julia Colby, Steve Martin, Amelia Newlin and Neil Radtke.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Opening Night: The Importance of Being Earnest. Video preview on YouTube.


Tonight, Aug. 29, is opening night for Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show in the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

It will run through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette - the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

Steve Scherer created a video preview of the production. Director Kyle Borcz provides commentary.

You can view the video here on Civic Theatre's YouTube channel.

Opening Night: The Importance of Being Earnest. Preview on jconline.com


Tonight, Aug. 29, is opening night for Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the first show of the 2014-2015 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

It runs through Saturday, Sept. 13 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette - the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com or calling 765-423-7529.

A preview of the show now appears on jconline.com, the website of the Journal & Courier, Greater Lafayette's daily newspaper.

You can read the preview here.