Temple Civic Theatre's next main-series show, Chicago the musical, will perform March 20-22 and 26-29.
Regular evening performances (8 p.m.) will be March 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.) are March 22 and 29. Online tickets are available now. Our regular box office, staffed by a live person, begins March 10 and is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 to 1:30, and one hour before each performance. Reserved seat tickets for adults and senior citizens are $20. Tickets for students and children are $12.
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 1920s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly (Brooklyn McDaris) is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie Hart (Priscilla Santana) has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron "Mama" Morton (Sandy Dlugas) and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn (John Mischtian), who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some ideas of her own.
Other characters include Reporter Mary Sunshine (Bea Huckabay), Roxie's husband Amos (Dan Becker), Fred Casely (Nicholas Lopez), Judge (Wayne Bachus) and Martin Harrison (Clyde Ciupek). Cell Block Girls include Mona (Marissa Malley), Annie (Jackie Lock), June (Joy Ciupek), Hunyak (Misty Barham), Liz (CiCi Russell), and Go-to-Hell Kitty (Kris Glorioso). Ensemble includes Jaython James, Brian Johnson, John Asbach, Martha Satterwhite and Alexandra Von Tolleson LaMotte.
The production staff includes Dr. Michael Johnson, director; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Wayne Bachus, musical director; JoAnna Langthorn, choreographer and Megan Green, stage manager.
The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah. The current Broadway revival holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Beginning in May with the Hay Fever Thursday performance, curtain time for Thursday night shows will change to 7 p.m. (Please note that this change begins in May and DOES NOT apply to The Mystery of Irma Vep or Chicago.) The earlier time will let Thursday night audiences return home earlier in the evening.
Amazon is offering a program called "Amazon Smile" where they will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Temple Civic Theatre. It won't cost you a thing because Amazon is donating all the money, and it's a great way to help the theatre.
The only catch is you have to start your online shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of the normal www.amazon.com.
The first time you go to smile.amazon.com, you'll select the organization you want Amazon to support. By the way, they have our name spelled "Temple Civic Theater".
If you are a Google Chrome user, you can also download the Smile Always plug-in that will make sure you are always redirected to smile.amazon.com without having to think about it!
Open auditions are typically held on Sunday and Mondays at 7 p.m. at the theatre. You do not have to be a member of Temple Civic Theatre to audition or appear in a show. Auditions are normally cold readings from the script. For musicals, there will also be a singing audition and a movement audition.
Chicago (musical) = auditions January 25 & 26, opening night March 20
Hay Fever = auditions March 29 & 30, opening night May 8
Into the Woods (musical) = auditions May 17 & 18, opening night July 17
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 2014-15 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.
ONLINE TICKET RESERVATIONS AND SALES -- Beginning September 2, 2014, tickets for ALL six main-series shows in the 2014-15 season will be available. This is online only. Season members may reserve seats using their coupon code or tickets may be purchased with a credit card. By choosing to use the online system, you will no longer have to wait for the box office to open before each show.
BOX OFFICE (with a live person assisting customers) will open 10 days before each main-series show begins and continue through the final performance of that show. Box office hours will continue to be Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance. Box office personnel will be able to help you with tickets for any of the six main-series shows.
SAME SEAT / SAME DAY PATRONS -- You will be the only members able to make your seat reservations prior to September 2 each year, and have the exact same seats for all six main-series shows. In Summer 2015, when the new season goes on sale, we will protect your current seats until September 1 and give you the opportunity to renew those seats before anyone else can take them.
EXCHANGES -- In emails you receive with your ticket orders, there is now a link to click if you need to exchange your tickets online for a different performance of a show. You must make any ONLINE exchanges at least 24 hours before the performance for which you already have tickets. Otherwise, please contact the box office for assistance.
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.
"Neither Temple Civic Theatre nor its current employees or volunteers are under criminal investigation regarding money taken from the theatre's checking account. The theatre is the victim of this crime. We are fully cooperating with the Temple Police Department and the FBI in their investigation of this crime."
-- Jody Donaldson, President 2013-14, Board of Governors
2413 South 13th St.
Temple, TX 76504
Ext. 1 = Box Offfice
Ext. 4 = Tech Director
Fax (254) 778-4980
Contact us at the
above email address
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.
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.