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LCT Celebrates Oktoberfest

2014 Festmaster

Congratulations to our president of the Board, Scott Horne!  He is the 2014 Festmaster.  We knew he was pretty special and now we know others agree too!.

 

 

 

We also want to thank everyone who marched in the Maple Leaf Parade. It was a chance to share LCT with 100,000 visitors.  And it was a beautiful day for a walk through town.Parade Group

“The 39 Steps” Cast List Announced

02-The39Steps-smLCT is pleased to announce the cast for our next Lyche Theatre production, The 39 Steps, which opens Oct. 24, and continues Thursdays through Sundays until Nov. 2. Tickets go on sale Sept. 29. For the complete cast list, click here. For more information about the show, click here.

Go Behind the scenes on Opening Night

Go Behind the scenes on Opening Night

Sean McDevitt, our resident videographer has captured the opening night of Mary Poppins “easily the most expansive and ambitious show LCT has ever done!”

Click here to check it out!

For more information on our production, visit here.

Thanks to Dahl Automotive, she (and he) really flies!

Photo courtesy of Erik Daily, La Crosse Tribune

 

La Crosse Community Theatre is getting a lot of attention for its upcoming production of Mary Poppins — specifically flying someone onstage for the first time in its history. Thanks in part to a donation from Dahl Automotive, chimney sweep Bert (Rob Jones, above) and Mary herself (Karla Hughes) will take to the air. See a sneak peak at the links below, then order your own tickets to see the show here!

Mary Poppins also is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare.

WXOW: Mary Poppins Brings Magic to LCT Stage

La Crosse Tribune: Community Theatre Goes Airborne

WXOW: Mary Poppins Flies in Upcoming Production

 

“A Wrinkle in Time” Cast List Announced

A Wrinkle In TimeLCT is pleased to announce the cast for our Theatre for Youth high school production, A Wrinkle in Time, which opens Sept. 26, and continues Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 5, in the Veterans Studio Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sept. 9. For the complete cast list, click here.

La Crosse Community Theatre to hold auditions for the comedy “The 39 Steps,” seeking 4 people to create 150 characters

02-The39StepsLa Crosse Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming comedy production The 39 Steps on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m.

Actors ages 18 and up are invited to audition. All are welcome regardless of experience. Auditions will take place at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Callbacks will be on Wednesday, September 10. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!

The cast list will be announced at noon on Friday, September 12. Rehearsals will begin that evening. The exact rehearsal schedule to be determined upon casting. Performances will be in Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre October 24-November 2, 2014. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way.

In this lively and clever adaptation of Hitchcock’s film-noir masterpiece, British everyman Richard Hanay battles Nazis, spies, and femmes fatales to save the Empire from a sinister conspiracy! A cast of four creates more than 150 characters in one of the funniest and most exciting plays to ever hit the stage! Winner of the Tony and Olivier Awards for Best New Play in 2008.

The 39 Steps will be directed by Greg Parmeter.

Auditions tonight for Theatre for Youth high school production of “A Wrinkle in Time”

A Wrinkle In TimeAuditions are this evening at 7 pm for A Wrinkle in Time.

Actors entering grades 9-12 are invited to audition. All are welcome regardless of experience.

A Wrinkle in Time is an adventure for all time! When her scientist father mysteriously vanishes, Meg Murray, her brother, Charles, and her classmate, Calvin, journey to worlds unknown to battle the mysterious Nothing, which threatens to destroy the universe! Based on the Newbery Award-winning novel by Madeleine L’Engle.

Auditions will take place at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, in La Crosse.

Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 784-9292 to sign up!

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Mary Poppins Tickets on sale – go behind the scenes to see what’s coming

Mary Poppins Tickets on sale – go behind the scenes to see what’s coming

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 Mary Poppins in rehearsal.

Tickets are available starting today for everyone, call or go online to make your reservation now!

 

Theatre begins season with family classic “Mary Poppins”

Theatre begins season with family classic “Mary Poppins”

La Crosse Community Theatre begins its second half-century with the beloved family classic Mary Poppins, beginning September 5 and continuing through September 21, 2014. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m, and will be in the 450-seat Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Anything can happen if you let it. Music, magic, and a spoonful of sugar! Mary Poppins comes to the stage in the most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical of all time! Step in time to join Mary as she teaches Jane, Michael, Winifred, and George Banks how to be a family again.

Mary Poppins will be directed by Greg Parmeter, with music direction by Diane Foust, choreography by Jen Wilkinson, technical direction by Tim Harris, set design by Dillon McArdle, lighting design by David R. Kilpatrick, costume design by Mandy Parmeter, properties design by Bonnie Jo Bratina,with assistance by Marci Lemmer, stage management by April Brown with assistance by Lisa Adams. Allan Johnson will be assistant director. Accompanists will include Sarah Leitzen and David Mann. The dance captain will be Anna Taylor.

Original music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; the book is by Julian Fellowes; new songs and additional music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; and the show was co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.

Cast members include LCT newcomers Olivia Belland as Jane Banks and Joseph O’Flaherty as Michael Banks, Leslie Weber as Fannie, with Chelsea Mann and Megan Seidel as ensemble members.

Cast members familiar to LCT patrons include Elizabeth Arihood as Miss Andrew, Anna Mae Beyer as Annie, Mel Carroll as Katie Nanna, Tom Desjarlais as Admiral Boom, John Divney as Neleus, Christopher R. Dresen as Robertson Ay, Sheri Eimermann as Miss Smythe, Brandon Harris as George Banks, Maria Higgins as Winifred Banks, Connie Huebsch as Miss Lark, Karla M. Hughes as Mary Poppins, Robert J. Jones as Bert, Joshua Kaiser as Michael Banks, Jonathan Krocker as Northbrook, Sue La Crosse as Bird Woman, Eric Leitzen as Bank Chairman, Sean McDevitt as Park Keeper, Scott Rathgaber as Policeman, Darcy Reimler as Jane Banks, Kristyn Taggart as Mrs. Corry, Michelle Walker as Mrs. Brill, Rhys Wolff as Von Hussler, with Ryan Brown, MacKinley Bruemmer, Tanner Costello, Jeremiah Galvan, Anna Taylor, and Raina Thelen as ensemble members.

Adult evening tickets are $28 and $24 for matinees. Student tickets are $17 and military tickets are $12, both with a valid ID. Tickets are available online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. Seat reservations are available to Patron Donors anytime and to season ticket holders beginning Monday, August 4. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, August 18.

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