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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Announcing the cast of John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt: A Parable"


Director Steve Koehler has announced the cast of John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt: A Parable," the second MainStage production in the 2015-2016 season.

The show will run November 6-21.

The cast includes:

* Fr. Brendan Flynn - Jim Bartu
* Sister Aloysius Beauvier - Kate Walker
* Sister James - Brittany Barnes
* Mrs. Muller - Ebony Barrett-Kennedy


Friday, September 18, 2015

Announcing the cast of "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank"


Director Tori Rosa has announced the cast of James Still's "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank," the first show in the 2015-2016 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

The cast includes:

* Young Ed/Pappy: Aaron Walker
* Young Eva: Shelby Gray
* Anne: Colleen Pedley
* Heinz/Ed's Father: Gavin Duffy
* Ed's Mother: Amelia Goins
* Mutti: Ingrid Lund-Mikkelsen
* Hitler Youth: Leo Crampton

The show will be performed Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The staged reading series: Jessica Dickey's "The Amish Project," Sept.15



Jessica Dickey's "The Amish Project" is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

The cast of "The Amish Project" is ready to share this tale as a staged reading 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

This is a Pay What You Can event.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Charitable Sisterhood, interview with director, Michelle Bonora

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, by Bo Wilson, opens the MainStage season on Friday.  In anticipation, we sat down with the cast of the show and posed some questions.


The 10 questions originally came from the French series, Bouillon de Culture" hosted by Bernard Pivot. They were introduced in the US by James Lipton on his show "Inside the Actors Studio.

Finally, Michelle Bonora, our talented director.


What is your favorite word? Sincerity


What is your least favorite word? Obfuscate


What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, love and a sense of humor, respectively



What turns you off? Inconsideration


What is your favorite curse word/phrase? A-hole

What sound or noise do you love? This sweet little humming noise my kids make once in a while when they sleep

What sound or noise do you hate? Animals crying/screaming

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Carpentry

What profession would you not like to do? Middle School teacher (sorry Neil)

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? 
Well done, my child. We've been waiting for you.

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, by Bo Wilson, Runs September 11 - 26.

Tickets are available by calling 765-423-7529
or by clicking here