La Crosse Community Theatre is holding auditions for the dramedy First Baptist of Ivy Gap on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Director, Janet McLean will be making her La Crosse Community Theatre debut.
Actors ages 18 and up are invited to audition for the 6 female roles. All are welcome regardless of experience. Scripts are available to check out for a refundable deposit. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more information or call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
Rehearsals for the show will begin Monday, February 9, 2015. The rehearsal schedule is tentatively Mondays through Fridays but final schedule will be based on casting. Performances will be in Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre March 20-29, 2015, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way.
First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, as six women gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.
Janet McLean is a committed theatre educator who leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, her expertise is in dramatic literature and theatre history, with a particular focus on multicultural and women’s issues as portrayed through American drama. Originally from Rochester, MN, McLean joined the Viterbo faculty in 1989 after teaching, directing, and designing theatre for 3 years at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Her appreciation of the American South and interest in American history makes First Baptist of Ivy Gap particularly appealing to her.
LCT will host the first ever Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival January 23-24, 2015. The festival will include a day of workshops and two nights of performances by local favorites The Webernauts, Live from La Crosse, and La Crosse Unscripted and regional improv groups including Glassworks Improv, White Out, and Mayhem.
Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts emceed by WXOW morning show anchor Dustin Luecke. Tickets for each evening are $15.
The Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival also will present workshops on Saturday. Classes include Practical Physical Comedy and Comic Movement with Kenny Ahern, who has steadily built his reputation as a world-class family entertainer; Improv Fundamentals with Chuck Charbeneau, who has been performing, directing, coaching and teaching improv for over twenty years; and Sketch and Script Writing with Jim Nemeth, who is a graduate of the Improv Olympic and the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago.
For more information about the workshops, click here.
For tickets to performance, click here.
Thanks to our incredible videographer, Sean McDevitt, you can get a backstage look at the process of creating theatre. In this video, (click here) you get insight into “12 Angry Men” in rehearsal. Tickets go on sale January 26.
2014 was an incredible year for La Crosse Community Theatre. In looking back at some exciting and rich theatre, we must start with THANK YOU La Crosse for your generous support and enthusiastic response to our work. We could not be where we are today without you.
As we begin 2015, the whole world of theatre is possible. I hope you will join us again and again and we fulfill our mission to create productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience members, volunteers, students, and staff. We hope to continue to provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun, collaborative environment. We wish you all happy holidays and an rewarding new year!
LCT is pleased to announce the cast for our next production, 12 Angry Men, which opens Thursday, February 12, and continues Wednesdays through Sundays until March 1. All performances are in the Veterans Studio Theatre. Tickets go on sale January 26, 2015. For the complete cast list, click here. For more information about the show, click here.
Thanks to our wonderful videographer, Sean McDevitt, who is Linus in LCT’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, you can get a special behind the scenes look in this video at what actors do to get ready on opening night.
Performances continue Wednesday through Sunday, December 17 through 21. Call or go online to make your reservations!
Thanks to our incredible videographer, Sean McDevitt, you can get a backstage look at the process of creating theatre. In this video, you get an early glimpse of A Charlie Brown Christmas in rehearsal.
Tickets are available on Monday, Nov. 24, for everyone. Call or go online to make your reservations!
La Crosse Community Theatre welcomes back former artistic-managing director Allen Ebert to direct the taut courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Actors ages 18 and up are invited to audition for the 13 male roles. All are welcome regardless of experience. Scripts are available to check out for a refundable deposit.
Auditions will take place at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org for more information or call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
The cast list will be announced at noon on Wednesday, December 17. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, December 18. The rehearsal schedule will be Thursdays through Saturdays. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way. Performances will be in Weber Center’s Veterans Studio Theatre February 12-March 1, 2015, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Twelve strangers are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.
Allen Ebert has produced, directed and performed numerous productions, including The Women of Lockerbie, a participant in the 2007 national AACTFest in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently working for the University of Wisconsin Arts Institute, where he manages, directs and produces projects for the Institute. Allen spent three years in Vicenza, Italy, where he served as the entertainment director of Soldiers’ Theatre, an Army community theatre. In July 2006 he produced The Tolstoy Story Play, which represented the United States at the AACT International Theatre Festival in Midland, Texas. In the past few years, he has adjudicated and conducted workshops at state and regional festivals across the nation. He is very excited for the opportunity to come back to La Crosse and work with the wonderful community.
Allen received his undergraduate theatre degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has enjoyed being a director and an acting instructor with the following companies: Forward Theatre Company, the National High School Theatre Institute at Northwestern University, Sun Prairie Civic Theatre, Menomonee Falls Patio Players, US Army Kaiserslautern Community Theatre – Germany, Verona Theatre, CTM Madison – Family Theatre Company, Madison Repertory Theatre and Center Stage, New York.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast for our next Lyche Theatre production, A Charlie Brown Christmas, which opens Thursday, December 11, and continues Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec 21. Tickets go on sale November 24. For the complete cast list, click here. For more information about the show, click here.
If you are looking for an escape this weekend, we invite to you experience The 39 Steps. It is a special celebration of all things theatre, with a chase on a moving train, a stabbing, a shooting, and a fall, and lots of characters with only 4 actors. You won’t want to miss the special windstorm either. In short, it is just a lot of fun.
For a special behind the scenes look, check out Sean McDevitt’s video: click here