Temple Civic Theatre will hold a Garage Sale at the theatre on Saturday,May 28, beginning at 8 a.m. If you have items you would like to donate to the theatre so that we can sell them in the garage sale, please call the theatre office at 254-778-4751.
Roles include Usherette, Brad, Janet, Narrator, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta, Frank'n'Furter, Rocky, Eddie, Dr. Scott, and Phantoms (Transylvanians). Rocky should be a young muscular man who will appear onstage in only posing shorts.
Auditioners are asked to prepare a brief song (32 bars or less) that shows off their voice. We'll have an audition pianist and a CD player on hand, but you may also bring your own accompanist or CD player. There will be a simple movement exercise — so wear comfortable clothes. There will also be cold readings from the script.
The four performances will be Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13. We'll have two shows each night — at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Sing-through will be June 2. Music rehearsals begin June 6. Rehearsals will be throughout the summer. CLICK HERE for the rehearsal schedule. Please review it before auditions and write any time conflicts on your audition form.
AUDITION FORM that you can print and fill-out before you come to the theatre.
This musical is rated PG-13 for adult language and adult situations. The show is sponsored by LifeLike Dental Studio.
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.
Temple Civic Theatre will be offering a Youth Theatre Workshop directed by Betsi Chamlee beginning on May 23. Our workshop show, Serious Fun: A Celebration of Dr. Seuss, adapted by Kathy Owens, is a compilation of several of Dr. Seuss's books with some biographical information thrown in. The show has roles for 15-30 students; the roles are of varying difficulty, so performers of all levels of experience can be involved in this show. Performances are June 10-11-12. Cost for the three weeks is $195 per student, with Temple Civic Theatre season members receiving a $175 discounted price.
To learn more about the workshop, view the information sheet and other links listed below.
CLICK HERE to download the PDF Information Sheet
CLICK HERE to download the PDF Registration Form
CLICK HERE to pay for the workshop online with a credit card.
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.
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.
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.
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. The box office, staffed by a live person, will open Tuesday, June 28, at 9:30 a.m.
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 and Janet Hill, costumers; and Jody Donaldson, sound design.
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.
Our next main-series production will be Sealed for Freshness by Doug Stone. Performances will be May 13-15 and 19-22 — Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
This crazy comedy is set in the 1960s during the heyday of Tupperware parties. Hostess Bonnie (Anna Burrell) invites a group of neighbors over for a party. The guest list: perky, rich Jean (Alexandra Von LaMotte), Jean's cranky and very pregnant sister Sinclair (Jennifer Eck), ditzy Tracy Ann (Sarah Hustus), and new neighbor Diane (Debbie Cable Brown), who's made quite a career selling Tupperware, but at the expense of her marriage. Bonnie's husband (Chris Wohleb) is also around the house. The mix of personalities and the number of martinis consumed lead to a great deal of absurd high jinks plus revelations of an equal number of secrets and insecurities.
The production staff includes Natasha Tolleson, director; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Leon Perkins, stage manager and props master, Jody Donaldson, sound design; Jeff Ellis, hair design; and Chase Yerkes, make-up design.
Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, $12 for students. This show contains adult language and subject matter. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day. The box office, staffed by a live person, is opens Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
Below is an article published in the Temple Daily Telegram on May 12, 2016, with photo by Michael Miller.
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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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.