Temple Civic Theatre will offer a Youth Theatre Camp during spring break (March 10-16) for students in grades 2-8. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. (First graders will be considered with special permission, but keep in mind that this is an all-day class.)
This day-long intensive program provides an in-depth experience for budding theater artists with performances of the musical How to Eat Like a Child (and other lessons in not being a grown-up) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16.
Reserved seat tickets for the two performances are $5 for Youth (14 and under) and $8 for Adults. Tickets are available by clicking on the Red square on the right that says "ONLINE BOX OFFICE".
The camp will be Monday through Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30 and Sunday 1:00 to 5:30. (Pre- and post-camp care is available 8:30-9:30 and 5:30-6:30 for an additional fee.) Morning sessions will focus on skill building, stage craft and individual instruction and tutoring. Afternoon sessions will focus on rehearsal for the final performances.
Registration fee for the seven-day camp is $250, with additional students in the same household costing $150 each. There is an additional $50 discount on the total household tuition if one or more family members are TCT 2013-14 main-series season members.
This hilarious musical production is a romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child. It is based on the Viking book of the same name by Delia Ephron. Children give 23 lessons in such subjects as “How to beg for a dog,” “How to torture your sister,” “How to act after being sent to your room” and “How to smuggle turnips from your plate to the garbage without eating them.” The pace is fast, the tone is subversive and the recognition is instant.
The instructors will include TCT Artistic Director John Monteverde, who is a 25-year veteran of professional youth theater in the Pacific Northwest. As founding artistic director of both the Northwest Children’s Theater & School and the Blue Monkey Theater Co., he has directed over 50 productions for young audiences. At TCT, he has directed Count Dracula and The Odd Couple, both earlier this season.
Musical direction will be by Brenna Sage, who comes to us from New York City as guest director of TCT’s spring production I Do! I Do! She has taught at Hunter College in New York and the US Performing Arts Camp in Amherst, MA. She has worked as Music Director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the New York International Theatre Festival and the Hunt’s Point Alliance for Children.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to replace I Do!, I Do! with Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller musical show, in our 2013-2014 main series schedule.
This rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping, revue includes music from the 1930s written by Waller and is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. The show evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
You'll hear songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Joint Is Jumpin'," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter," "Two Sleepy People," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" and many more. The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Performances will follow the same schedule as I Do!, I Do! -- Evening performances (8 p.m.) on April 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and matinee performances (2:30 p.m.) on April 6 and 13. Season members may begin making reservations and purchasing additional tickets on Tuesday, March 25, with sales to the general public beginning on Tuesday, April 1.
March 10-16 = TCT Youth Spring Break Camp with matinee performances of How to Eat Like a Child on Saturday and Sunday
April 4-6, 10-13 = Main-series musical, Ain't Misbehavin', replacement show for I Do! I Do!
May 10 = Mother-Son Dance at the Bell County Expo Center
May 23-25, 29-31, June 1 = Main-series show, Don't Dress for Dinner (Auditions scheduled for April 13 & 14, but subject to change.)
July 18-20, 24-27 = Main-series musical, The Wizard of Oz (Auditions scheduled for June 1 & 2, but subject to change.)
Summer = TCT Youth Summer Camp
We need volunteers to help us with our 3rd Annual Mother-Son Dance (our annual Mother’s Day event) on Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother’s Day) at the Bell County Expo Center.
Ten minutes before curtain (at every performance except Opening Night), unsold tickets will go on sale to students with a valid student ID for only $5.00. These are cash only sales. Tickets must be purchased in person and at the door (no reserved seating) with only one ticket per student ID. Seating is subject to availability, and at the discretion of Box Office management.
Our goal this year is to drastically reduce our postage costs for mailing our Footlights newsletter and other notices. We have had a great response from many our patrons, but we need to step it up.
Our physical mailing list consists of almost 2500 names and our email list of only 600 names. But those 600 people have saved us over $100 per mailing in printing and postage.
The theatre is starting a Youth Mentorship Program for the front-of-house area. We’re looking for youth (age 12 and older) to be ushers, house managers and/or box office volunteers.
What is the best bargain in arts organization program advertising? The answer is easy: Temple Civic Theatre. That's because main series productions at Temple Civic Theatre perform SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES for each show.
We're beginning to sell ads for the 2013-14 Main Series season. Ads begin as low as $9.29 per performance when you buy the entire season of 42 performances. You also receive a substantial discount for purchasing an ad for the entire season instead of for just one show. Please click the PDF file below for more information.
For more information, or to buy your ad, please call the theatre at 254-778-4751.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Temple Civic Theatre and we truly appreciate all the wonderful effort and creative thinking of our volunteers. There are many ways to be involved at TCT as a volunteer. These opportunities are a perfect way to match your interests and talents and involve as little or as much time as you’d like to spend. Call 254-778-4751 for more information.
Volunteer opportunities are divided into several categories. Click on "READ MORE" to see even more volunteer opportunities.
Showcase and promote your business or organization by becoming a Show Sponsor for one (or more) of the productions in the TCT 2013-14 Main Series Season. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $5,000 per production. Please download the PDF file shown below to read about the benefits each level of sponsorship receives. Contact the theatre for more information.
2413 South 13th St.
Temple, TX 76504
Ext. 1 = Box Ofc.
Ext. 2 = Director
Ext. 3 = Bus. Office
Ext. 4 = Tech Dir.
Fax (254) 778-4980
Tues. through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Box Office Hours
Tues. through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and one hour before
Evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
CLICK the red area to go to our Online Box Office.
DID YOU KNOW that you can check how many coupons you have used so far in your season membership? Click the red area above and in the section on the bottom right entitled "Have a code?", enter your Ticket or Coupon Code. The system will show you how many tickets you have used so far this season.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the January 29, 2014 newsletter
The mission of Temple Civic Theatre is to produce theatre of the highest caliber, to enlist regional talent through open auditions, to educate youth and adults in all aspects of theatre, and to provide opportunities for and encourage participation by volunteers, thus enriching the artistic and cultural base of the communities of Central Texas.