A section of 13th Street in front of the theatre is under construction, but you can still get to the theatre parking lot. The portion of 13th Street (from the Loop access road toward the theatre) that was previously closed is now open again.
Little Shop of Horrors, Temple Civic Theatre's next main-stage production begins March 31. Performance dates are March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 (at 8 p.m.), April 7 at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees April 2 and 9 (at 2:30 p.m.)
The box office, staffed by a live person, opens on Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Reserved-seat tickets are now available online 24 hours a day. Adults, senior citizens and military are $25 each. Students and children are $15 each.
Little Shop of Horrors is sponsored by American Hearing Center, Temple 254-774-7727 and Killeen 254-680-3444. www.americanhearing.info
Seymour Krelborn (Adam Dubberly) is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey (Carlie Jo Hill), and is berated daily by Mr. Mushnik (Dan Becker).
One day, just after a total eclipse of the sun, Seymour discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it after Audrey. While caring for it, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite. The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for Audrey, despite her sadistic dentist boyfriend (Danny Martinez).
Skid Row inhabitants include three lovely ladies (Callie Dennis, Alexandra LaMotte and Martha Satterwhite), who provide back-up vocals, as well as Dick Johnston (wino) and a host of other characters. Trey Shonkwiler is the voice of the plant, which is controlled by Kendall Duffina.
The production staff includes Leon Perkins, director; Priscilla Santana, music director; Prescott Hersey, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Sue Morrisey, costumes; Tanya McMillan, hair & make-up; Joan Smith, properties; Jesse Wyman, lighting designer/operator; and Jeffrey Ellis, sound console operator.
The musical is based on a low-budget 1960 dark comedy film. The music is in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The musical was made into a 1986 film of the same name, directed by Frank Oz.
Temple Civic Theatre's 5th Annual Mother & Son Dance will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Bell County Expo Center. Tickets are now available by CLICKING HERE or contacting the TCT Box Office, 254-778-4751. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person. Last year, the event was SOLD OUT, so please order your tickets early. If not sold out, tickets at the door will be $20 per person. If ordering online, we are offering a set of two tickets. This saves $1 on the convenience charges.
DJ Johnny Bravo will be providing music. A phptographer will be available if you want to purchase photos to capture the memories. Light snacks and beverages are included. There will be a silent auction with items geared to both moms and sons. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting the theatre business office.
Each year, Temple Civic Theatre presents a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from a Bell County school who will be pursuing a theatre-related field of study.
CLICK HERE to download the PDF application form, and submit the form to the theatre by June 1, 2016.
Here is information about some of the shows, auditions and directors:
The 39 Steps, Auditions Sunday & Monday, April 9 & 10, 7 p.m.
Directed by Natasha Tolleson, Performances May 19-28
Hairspray, Auditions Sunday & Monday, June 4 & 5, 7 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Sara Harris Baker, Performances July 14-29
Click the links below to download a PDF file of the document:
2016-17 Season Brochure
2016-17 Order Form for season tickets (if not purchasing online or in person)
50/50 Donation Campaign Brochure
Playgoer Advertising Information Sheet
Playgoer Advertising Contract
Sponsorship Information for main-series shows
Sponsorship Information for spotlight productions
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!
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.
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.
We will reply during
normal business hours.
Box Office Hours
Tues. through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and one hour before
(Tickets also available
online 24 hours a day)
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m.
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.