Temple Civic Theatre's summer musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be performed July 18-27.
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE, FOR THE MOST PART, SOLD OUT.
The box office has started a waiting list in case of any cancellations. Call 254-778-4751 to put your name on the list for specific performance(s). Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 to 1:30 and one hour before each performance.
Evening performances (8 p.m.) are July 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26. Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.) are July 20, 26 and 27. Reserved seat tickets are $20 for adults and senior citizens and $12 for students and children.
The director is Sara Harris Baker, Ph.D., Director of Choral Activities at Temple College. Some of the past productions directed by Sara include Working, Brigadoon, Hairspray and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She has appeared in several Temple Civic Theatre musicals and was previously choir director at Temple's Bonham Middle School and Burleson's Centennial High School. Choreographer is Jana Connolly, Stage Manager is Whitney Merritt and Rehearsal Accompanist is Nelda Milligan.
CLICK HERE for the Show Information Page, which includes a list of the cast and production staff.
Below is a copy of the article by Jennifer Keefe that appeared in the Weekend section of the Temple Daily Telegram on July 17, 2014. Photos are by Rusty Schramm.
Summer = 2014-15 Season Tickets On Sale! (Click on Blue Box at right)
July 18-20, 24-27 = Main-series musical, The Wizard of Oz
July 28 = TCT Annual Meeting
August 16 & 17 = Performances for TCT Youth Summer Camp
August 17 & 18 = Open Auditions for The Miracle Worker
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. We'll be sending out season brochures in the future, but memberships are available online (click the Season Memberships Blue Box on the right). We've received performance permission for all of the shows.
If you purchase or renew your season membership by July 27 (which is the final Wizard of Oz performance), you'll receive an Early Bird Bonus of one FREE extra ticket -- 7 tickets instead of the usual 6.
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 watch your mailbox and/or emails and check this website 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.
The annual Membership Meeting of Temple Civic Theatre will be Monday, July 28 at the theatre. We'll have a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the annual business meeting at 7 p.m. Our business will include reports on the 2013-14 season, recognition of voluinteers, and election of members of the Board of Governors.
Please excuse the error in the email message sent out July 2 that had the wrong date listed.
NOTE: As of July 17, the OLDER group is full. The Younger group has two openings remaining.
Temple Civic Theatre will be holding a two-week Summer Youth Theatre Camp, led by Betsi Chamlee, Monday-Friday, August 4-15. Matinee performances will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. The show will be a non-musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Reserved seat tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (14 and younger) and go on sale Tuesday, August 12.
CLICK HERE to download the Camp Registration Form (PDF file). You may mail, email or fax your registration form. You can register by phone and use a credit card during box office hours (Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 to 1:30).
The camp will be broken down into two age groups, based on the student's grade level in Fall 2014. The younger group is grades 2 through 4. The older group is grades 5 through 8. For the first six days of the camp, the younger group will attend from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the older students attending from 1:30 to 5 p.m. For the final four days of the camp (August 12-15), all students will attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will bring a sack lunch as they concentrate on preparing for the two weekend performances.
The cost for the camp is $150, with additional children from the same household at $125. Families that have purchased a 2014-15 main-series season membership will receive an additional $25 discount for each student. The camp fee includes a t-shirt for students registering by July 22.
Registration is limited to 12 students in each age group. A parent's meeting is planned for Saturday, August 2, at 1 p.m. at the theatre for those with students attending the camp.
Temple Civic Theatre is now accepting applications for Guest Directors during the 2014-15 main-series season, which includes:
The Miracle Worker = auditions August 17 & 18, opening night September 26
Almost, Maine = auditions October 5 & 6, opening night November 7
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
The theatre typically pays the director $2,500 for plays and $3,000 for musicals. Travel expenses (if necessary) are negotiable. The guest director fee will be paid at intermission on opening night. Guest directors typically are in town from auditions through opening night, when they hand the show over to the stage manager. Some directors attend other performances than opening night, but that is not required. Rehearsals are typically Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 to 10 p.m., with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed during the weekends immediately before opening night. The technical rehearsal is the Sunday before opening night.
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.
As of March 28, 2014, John Monteverde, managing and artistic director, has left employment at Temple Civic Theatre. He is returning to Portland to pursue educational opportunities. Mr. Monteverde's departure from Temple Civic Theatre had nothing whatsoever to do with funds missing from the TCT checking account.
"Neither Temple Civic Theatre nor its 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 in their investigation of this crime."
-- Jody Donaldson, President, Board of Governors
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.
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.