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.
Temple Civic Theatre's 4th Annual Mother & Son Dance (our annual Mother’s Day event) will be Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) at the Bell County Expo Center. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15 per person. Tickets include admission to the event plus light snacks and beverages. CLICK HERE to go to our online store web page to purchase tickets. Click on "SELECT" to place your order. (Select the 2 tickets for $30 option to save $1.00 on the online fees.) You save $5 per ticket by purchasing in advance.
Advance tickets will be available through Friday, May 6. At-the-door tickets are $20 per person and there is limited availability of the at-the-door tickets.
A photographer will be on hand to capture memories at the dance. We will also hold a silent auction with items for moms and sons.
When ordering tickets online, you will receive a receipt for your purchase. You will not receive an actual ticket. We will have a list of names to be checked at the door. Your emailed receipt serves as your proof of purchase.
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, opens Tuesday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m.
CLICK HERE for the rehearsal schedule.
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.
Open auditions for our summer musical, Seussical, will be Sunday & Monday, May 15 & 16, at 7 p.m. at the theatre. There are many roles for men, women and children (first grade and older) and features many of the characters from books by Dr. Seuss. One of the leading charcters, JoJo, is a young boy (grades 2-6). Two boys may be cast to share this role.
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 also be a simple movement exercise — so wear comfortable clothes.
Applications to work on the crews will also be taken during auditions.
You do not have to be a member of Temple Civic Theatre to audition. Rehearsals are typically Sunday through Thursday evenings except the weekend before opening night. Performance dates are July 8-10, 14-17, 22-23. This fun family musical is sponsored by CEFCO.
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 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.
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.
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.
Seussical the Musical — Auditions May 15-16, 2016, directed by Sara Harris Baker
Fun Family Musical with Peformances July 8-10, 14-17, 22-23
The Rocky Horror Show (Spotlight Production) — Auditions May 29-30, 2016, directed by Natasha Tolleson
Adult-Oriented Musical with Performances August 12-13
"I Love New York in June", a musical review, has been scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 17-19, at the theatre. More details will be added as they become available.
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 will now need to be 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!
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
(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.