Jo Ann Muchmore Memorial Fund
In recognition of the years of service by Jo Ann Muchmore to Temple Civic Theatre, the Board of Governors has established the Jo Ann Muchmore Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to sustain the mission and activity of TCT and to continue her love for the craft and her specific passion for our organization. Many have already made donations in her memory.
Mrs. Muchmore passed away on November 1, 2011, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She served as Managing Director of Temple Civic Theatre from September 1977 through August 1979, and again from September 1983 through August 1991. After working at TCT from 1977 to 1979, she moved to New York City to work as Assistant to Dick Cavett in the production of his talk show for PBS. She returned to Temple Civic Theatre in September 1991.
During her second tenure as Managing Director, TCT experienced some of its greatest accomplishments to date — paying off the note on the building early, increasing membership numbers, adding the scene shop and costume shop, making other building improvements and completing the parking lot, landscaping and signage. Jo Ann left Temple in 1991 to return to Ponca City, Oklahoma, and direct the fundraising campaign that restored a 1927 movie and vaudeville theatre, which is operated as a performing arts center.
Jo Ann grew up in Cuero, Texas, where she participated in the UIL One-Act Play Contest and is one of the few people in history to win the Samuel French "Best Performer in Texas" award two years in a row. She was a graduate of Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri) and Oklahoma State University (Stillwater).
Memorial services were held in Ponca City on November 9 and at Temple Civic Theatre on December 10, 2011. If you are interested in making a donation in Jo Ann’s honor, please contact the theatre at (254) 778-4751.
CLICK HERE to view the slide presentation about Jo Ann's life that was shown at the memorial service. (A separate YouTube window will open to show the video.)
CLICK HERE to view the opening scene from the 1985 spotlight producton Agnes of God that featured Jo Ann Muchmore as Dr. Martha Livingstone. (A separate YouTube window will open to show the video.)
The Wilson Family General Memorial Fund
Temple Civic Theatre has instituted a new fund to honor the work of Dr. Ralph Wilson and family.
During his life, Dr. Wilson gave tirelessly to Temple Civic Theatre. He believed that the theatre was/is a vital cultural contributor to the community of Temple and the region. Over the years, he and his family have aided and enlivened the work of the theatre in countless ways. We share his enthusiasm, vision and belief in the importance of TCT’s mission.
If you would like to acknowledge the support shown by Ralph and his family, you may make a donation to the fund by mailing a check or by calling the box office (778-4751).
2413 South 13th St.
Temple, TX 76504
Ext. 1 = Box Offfice
Ext. 4 = Tech Director
Fax (254) 778-4980
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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.