The Miracle Worker, the first show in our 2014-15 main-series season, opens on September 26. This classic play by William Gibson tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
The Miracle Worker is sponsored by American Hearing Center of Temple and Killeen.
Evening performances (8 p.m.) are September 26, 27, October 2, 3 and 4. Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.) are September 28 and October 5. Reserved seat tickets are $18 for adults and senior citizens, and $10 for students and children. Online ticket reservations and credit-card sales begin September 2. Box office sales (with a live person assisting customers) begin Tuesday, September 16.
The cast includes Brittany Sharkey, Annie Sullivan; Allison Owens, Helen Keller; Sam Wilds, Captain Keller; Halli Watson, Kate Keller; Clyde Ciupek, James Keller; Jill Main, Aunt Ev; Carrie Ling, Viney; Joy Ciupek, Martha; Jeff Sims, Percy; and Evan Clawson, Anangnos. Blind girls include Dindy Brown, Sophia Campos and Esalma Mojica.
Our guest director is Mitch Baker, a native Texan who received his BFA and MA in directing from Texas State University in San Marcos. He also earned an MFA from the University of Cincinnati/College Conservatory of Music. He has worked as Director and Costume Designer with Mill Mountain Theatre, Opera Roanoke, Shenandoah University. University of Michigan-Flint, University of Texas at El Paso, Theatre Memphis and several smaller theatres and schools around the country. Cabaret, Don't Hurt the Daisies and A Christmas Carol are among three of his favorite shows he has directed, and each one was awarded The Milton Leech Award for best production. Mitch has also written a couple of plays and is currently working on a musical and a youth novel.
Jennifer Murphy is stage manager and Dustin Ozment is technical director.
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.
Ever thought about appearing in a TCT production? Your next chance is Sunday and Monday, October 5 and 6, when Guest Director Michael J. Fox will hold auditions for Almost, Maine! The show is a romantic comedy by John Cariani and includes a series of independent vignettes which occur on the same winter night in a remote, mythical town called Almost, Maine.
The show can be played by as few as four and as many as 19 actors. In the script, the playwright says, "Almost, Maine was written for four actors. In my mind, these actors should be late 20s/into their 30s. However, I have seen the play done beautifully by four actors who were in their 40s. If using more than four actors, by all means, vary the ages!" Please remember when ages are listed, we mean what age an actor can appear to be on stage with make-up, hair and costumes — not someone's actual physical age.
Season memberships for the Temple Civic Theatre 2014-15 Main Series Season are on sale. There will be no price increase from the previous season. Season brochures have been mailed and emailed, and memberships are available online (click the Season Memberships Blue Box on the right). We've received performance permission for all of the shows.
Our 2014-15 season will include:
The Miracle Worker, opening September 26, 2014
Almost, Maine!, opening November 7, 2014
The Mystery of Irma Vep, opening January 23, 2015
Chicago (musical), opening March 20, 2015
Noel Coward's Hay Fever, opening May 8, 2015
Into the Woods (musical), opening July 17, 2015
We're also planning a special production during December of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Please check this website often for the latest information.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF file of the 2014-15 TCT Season Brochure. The order form is on Page 4 of the PDF file.
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.
Almost, Maine = auditions October 5 & 6, opening night November 7
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever = auditions Oct. 19 & 20, opening night Dec. 12
The Mystery of Irma Vep = auditions December 14 & 15, opening night January 23
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
*Special production — not part of the main-series season
New members of the TCT Board of Governors were elected at the organization's annual meeting on July 28. These included Lori Honeycutt, Billy Clawson and Ken Johnson. They will serve three-year terms through 2017. Jody Donaldson had been filling an unexpired term and was elected to his own three-year term. Rotating off the board were Jo Elwood, Chris Ling and Al Dobos.
Officers of the board for 2014-15 include Jacob Duncan, president; Lori Honeycutt, first vice-president; Suzanne Wohleb, second vice-president; Natasha Tolleson, secretary and Jody Donaldson, treasurer.
You can also sign-up for our Email List without going through the ticketing system by clicking on the Green Box that says "Join TCT's Email List". Look for the box on the right side of the web page.
Beginning in September 2014, the only people eligible to receive Footlights and other notices by U.S. Mail will be paid 2014-15 season members. Everyone else will receive communications via email.
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.
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.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the July 8, 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.