La Crosse Community Theatre is holding auditions for its Theatre for Youth production of Sideways Stories at Wayside School on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
Actors ages 8 to 17 are invited to audition, regardless of experience. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
The audition for this production will ask youth to participate in theatre games and improv activities and demonstrate their ability to speak before a crowd. There will be no readings or any other preparation required. The cast list will be announced at noon on Friday, May 1. Rehearsals will begin May 4. The rehearsal schedule will be determined upon casting, but tentatively will be 4 to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Performances will be in Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre June 12-21, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way.
In this delightfully demented comedy about the strangest school ever built, the students of Wayside School battle supernatural teachers, endure madcap lessons, and have more fun in class than the law should allow! Sideways Stories from Wayside School is based on the best-selling series of novels by Louis Sachar, the Newbery Award-winning author of Holes, and adapted for the stage by John Olive.
On April 11, 2015, at our Patron’s Gala LCT proudly announced the 2015-2016 Season. It is going to be an exciting season with something for everyone. For those who did not attend, we passed out a preview of the season. Click here if you want to a copy for yourself. For those who want a thumbnail summary, click here.
Last year’s season brochure/calendar was such a success, that we are doing it again! Watch your mailboxes starting May 15. If you haven’t received one by May 20, please give us a call or send us an email and we will get one to you as quickly as possible.
For those who attended our Gala – thank you so much for your support and belief in the arts in La Crosse. It is a special honor to be able to create something special that you enjoy.
See you at the theatre!
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 “Jesus Christ Superstar” in rehearsal. Tickets are on sale next Monday!
We have tried to make things a little smoother to register for our upcoming tour, click here to fill out the form. We have just updated so you will be able to print it for your records. Also, feel free to send it to us via email if that works as well for you. It’s going to be an exciting trip, so hop on board!
Join us in Washington, DC November 3-8, it promises to be a capital experience.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast for our next production, Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens Friday, May 8, and continues Thursdays through Sundays until May 24. All performances are in the Lyche Theatre. Tickets go on sale April 20, 2015. For the complete cast list, click here. For more information about the show, click here.
Plans are finalized for our upcoming theatre tour of Washington, DC, this November. For details, 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 “First Baptist of Ivy Gap” in rehearsal. Tickets are on sale now!
La Crosse Community Theatre is holding auditions for the blockbuster musical Jesus Christ Superstar on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 and 25, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
Actors ages 16 and up are invited to audition for 30 roles, both men and women. All are welcome regardless of experience. Auditionees are asked to bring 16 measures of a Broadway show tune. An accompanist will be provided. Auditionees also should dress comfortably for a dance audition. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.
The cast list will be announced at noon on Friday, March 27, and a cast meeting will be held that evening. 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 May 8 to 24, 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.
With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus of Nazareth in the final days before his crucifixion as he struggles to prepare his disciples for what is to come. Politics, history, and faith collide in a power-packed epic of song and dance that will leave audiences electrified!
This July, LCT is offering two choices for summer camp: July 6-10 and July 20-24. Each camp is open to everyone entering 3rd – 8th grade. Performances take place on Friday at the end of the camp. For more information, click here.
Sunday, March 1, LCT closed 12 Angry Men. It was a special experience for everyone involved. Having Allen Ebert come back and direct was rewarding for the cast and the audience. Having 13 men give up months of rehearsals and weeks of performances was a testimony to the commitment the community is willing to make. Having Dillon McArdle and Mandy Parmeter create an outstanding world via the sets, lights and costumes made for a unique environmental theatre with the audience “really there!”
And to our audience, thank you for giving to La Crosse Community Theatre of your attention. It is a joy to share our love of theatre with you and to see you share your appreciation with us.
See you all at the theatre!!!