Robert R. Rynearson, MD, past member of the Board of Governors and husband of Theatre Founder Marjie Rynearson, passed away June 24, 2016. Bob had been a very active theatre volunteer and supporter for more that 50 years. He was a great friend to the theatre.
Longtime theatre volunteer Edward J. (Ed) Boyle passed away June 20. His service is Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Ed worked on numerous shows, appearing onstage and working behind the scenes. Ed made his TCT debut as Rev. Hooker, Clyde, Norval, and Bud in Dearly Departed then returned as Boolie Wertham in Driving Miss Daisy. He also appeared as the Kralahome in The King and I, as Keller in She Loves Me, as John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet, as Capt. George Brackett in South Pacific and as FDR in Annie.
Ed worked on numerous sets, including Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Emperor’s New Clothes, G.I. Holiday Jukebox, The Dinner Party, Driving Miss Daisy and The Little Foxes. He was also the theatre's “go-to” guy for specialty props. For a time, he served as the theatre's Technical Director. He will be missed.
Seussical the Musical is the fun family musical at Temple Civic Theatre this summer. The show, with a cast of 54, will run three weekends and is sponsored by CEFCO.
Evening performances (8 p.m.) are July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23. A Thursday performance (7 p.m.) is July 14. Sunday matinees (2:30 p.m.) are July 10 and 17.
Reserved seat tickets are $25 adults, $15 students and children, and are now available online. (Click on the Red Online Box Office.) The box office, staffed by a live person, will open Tuesday, June 28. Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
The cast includes The Cat in the Hat: Betsi Chamlee, JoJo: Devon Cabrera and Thomas Painter, Horton the Elephant: Maxwell Snodgrass, Mayzie LaBird: Moe Hollingsworth, Gertrude McFuzz: Kris Glorioso, and Sour Kangaroo: Martha Satterwhite.
Other cast members include The Grinch: James Kline, General Schmitz: Chris Wohleb, Yertle the Turtle: Trey Shonkwiler, Vlad Vladikoff: Simon Oliver, Who Mayor: Konnor Widmann, Mrs. Mayor: Hannah Gilmore. Who Children include Lexi Dillon, Sophia Campos, and Eden Johnson (Cindy Lou Who).
Bird Girls include Rebecca Johnson, Sarah Kuriger, and Suzanne Wohleb. The Wickersham Brothers include Riley Wesson, Danny Martinez, and Nicholas Lopez. The Who Band includes Josie Curtis, Jaidyn Henry, Elana Irom, Wesley Kuriger and Allison Owens. Citizens of Who include Kendall Duffina, Alecia Henry, Mason Hollingsworth, Lily Johnson, Isabelle Kuriger, Jennifer Murphy, Kathy Owens, Trey Shonkweiler, and Rachel Wohleb.
Military Boys include Dylan Cabrera, Caleb Gommert, Abenezer Johnson, Joel Johnson, Noah Johnson, and Elias Kline. Hunches & Jungle Dancers include Lauren Carlson, Natalie Green, Eden Irom, Dusty James, Kevin Osorio, and Alexzandria Siprian. Circus McGurkus Performers include Dominic Cabrera, Atyana Click, John Flor, Madison Flor, Oliver Lynch, and Simon Oliver.
Production staff includes Sara Harris Baker, director; Dustin Ozment, technical director; JoAnna Langthorn, choreographer; Carissa Breeding, stage manager; Carol Giesbers, costume mistress; Janet Hill, costume crew; Jody Donaldson, sound design; and Jesse Wyman, light design.
Season tickets are now available for the upcoming 2016-17 season, which is the 50th Anniversary Season for the theatre. Main-series seasons normally include two musicals and four plays, but for this special season, we've increased the number of musicals to three. There are no price increases from the previous season.
Included in the season is the first play the theatre ever presented (You Can't Take It With You, October 1966) and the first musical ever produced (The Fantasticks!, May 1967). CLICK HERE to see a complete list of shows, or to download a season brochure and order form. Come help us celebrate!
A special spotlight production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show musical will be Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, at Temple Civic Theatre, 2413 South 13th Street in Temple (behind the Summit Recreation Center). We'll have TWO shows each night — at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Reserved seat tickets are $20 each and are available online. (Click the Red Online Box Office on the right side of the main web page.) The box office, staffed by a live person, will open Tuesday, August 9. Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
PLEASE DO NOT bring the following: Food (Toast, Rice), Confetti, Water Pistols, Lighters, or Fire (use Glowsticks or Flashlights instead). Audience participation props kits will be available for $5. Costumes are welcomed.
The cast includes Clyde Ciupek, Brad Majors; Avery Ling, Janet Weiss; Brad Huckabay, Riff Raff; Megan Foutz, Magenta & Usherette; Emma Tolleson, Columbia; Rusty Schramm, Dr. Frank 'n' Furter; Gavin Been, Rocky; Nicholas Winkler, Eddie; Evan Clawson, Dr. Evrett Scott; and Richard Tolleson, Narrator.
Phantoms include Rebecca Alley, Melanie Foutz, Danny Martinez, Latrice Scott, Scott Searles and Bianca Stein. Time Warp Dancers include Anne Ciccariello, Rebecca Johnson and Alexz Siprian.
Production staff includes Natasha Tolleson, director; Cameron Roucloux, musical director; Brad LaMotte, technical director and set designer; Sarah Hustus, stage manager; Chase Yerkes, stage manager, sound operator, hair and make-up; Jesse Wyman, lighting design; Alexander Von LaMotte, costumes, hair and make-up; Jeffrey Ellis, hair and make-up; Leon Perkins, props; Claressa Caswell, props; Taylor Wilson, props; Andrew Tye, costumes; Bailee Poelker, hair and make-up.
This special spotlight production is rated PG-13 for adult language and adult situations. The show is sponsored by LifeLike Dental Studio and Stella Artois & Jack Hilliard Distributing Co. Inc. Season ticket coupons do not apply to this show.
Temple Civic Theatre is presenting a special spotlight production of I Love New York in June, a musical revue, coordinated by Wayne Bachus. Performances are Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on June 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Reserved seat tickets are $25 per person and include a reception coordinated by Sue Corman. The reception begins 45 minutes prior to the curtain time. Friday and Saturday nights (beginning at 7:15 p.m.) we'll have heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Sunday afternoon (beginning at 1:45 p.m.) we'll offer delicious desserts and refreshments.
Tickets are available online (click on the Red Online Box Office on the right side of the main webpage). Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
The cast includes Sara Harris Baker, Dorceal Duckens, Jeffrey Ellis, Betsi Chamlee Gunlock, John Mischtian, Craig Pitrucha, Paige Powell Rendon, Priscilla Santana and Steve Sykes.
Musical selections include "The Lullaby of Broadway", "Autumn in New York", "The Boy from New York City", "Loungin' at the Waldorf", "City Lights", "New York State of Mind" and many others.
CLICK HERE to read an article by Patty Benoit
that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram
on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Photos are by Rusty Schramm.
Performances of the youth production of Serious Fun: A Celebration of Dr. Seuss will be Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees, June 11 and 12 at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (14 and under) and are available online. (Click the red Online Box Office button on the right side of the webpage.)
The box office, staffed by a live person, will opened Tuesday, June 7, at 9:30 a.m. Box office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
The performances are the culmination of a youth workshop directed by Betsi Chamlee. The show, adapted by Kathy Owens, is a compilation of several of Dr. Seuss's books with some biographical information thrown in.
Below is an article that was published in the Temple Daily Telegram on June 9, 2016. Photos are by Josh Quinn.
Temple Civic Theatre lost two longtime volunteers in March and April. Lilla Barnes passed away March 26, 2016. "Miss Lilla" had served as the theatre secretary, painted numerous backdrops for shows, appeared in many productions, and much more. Jim Hunter passed away April 8, 2016. He was a Past President of the Board of Governors and served for a time as the theatre's technical director. He worked both backstage and onstage, appearing in many productions. Lilla and Jim will be missed.
The answer is easy: Temple Civic Theatre. That’s because during a season at Temple Civic Theatre, your ad will be seen at 44 different performances. Other arts organizations offer only four to six performances during a season.
Ad prices are as low as $8.18 per performance when you purchase a quarter-page ad for the entire season. ($360 total, payable by check or credit card in 1, 2 or 3 payments.)
CLICK HERE to download an information sheet or call the theatre business office at 254-778-4751.
Please consider supporting the theatre, especially during our upcoming 50th Anniversary Season. The season deadline is September 23, 2016.
Save 40% by purchasing an ad for the entire season.
Did you know that curtain time for our Thursday night main-series productions is an hour earlier than usual — beginning at 7 p.m. instead of the normal time. This was designed for audience members who might want to get home a little earlier than usual. It was also thought that families with children might benefit from the earlier time.
Installation of a new roof for the Temple Civic Theatre building was accomplished in February 2016. The new roof was made possible by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. We've had severe roof leak problems for years, but this new white, energy-efficient Dura-Last roof will help solve the problem. Water leaks destroyed the wooden floor in the Saulsbury Room, which has now been refurbished. The Saulsbury Room serves as a reception area, art display area and rehearsal hall.
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".
Thanks for your support!
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Sunday 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.