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LCT Announces Family Musical, The Music Man

La Crosse, WI, 08/16/2017 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, August 21, 2017 for The Music Man. Performances begin September 8, 2017, and continue through Sunday, September 24, 2017. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. There’s just one problem–he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian. Will she be able to change his tune by curtain’s fall?
“As in society today, nothing is ever exactly what you think it to be. The Music Man is just that. Do you rally behind Harold or hope that he gets his in the end? This musical is filled with the give and take of society. We can all relate to having to make choices that may affect our lives in the future. Enjoy the fun and music as if you too were in 1912,” said LCT Interim Executive Director, Tom Desjarlais.
The Music Man is co-directed and choreographed by Matthew Scott Campbell and Stephanie Harter. This production also features musical direction by Karl Greenfield, conducting by Kristin Freedlund, set design by Dillon McArdle, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting design by Dillon McArdle, prop design by Sara L. Adams, sound design by Douglas P. Wilken, accompaniment by Vicki Riness, stage management by Dawn Havican, and assistant stage management by Alex Yeiter.
The performers are Robert J. Jones as Harold Hill, Karla Hughes as Marian Paroo, Eric Sorenson as Mayor Shinn, Carol Sweeney-Marnach as Eulalie Shinn, Brittany Schilla as Alma Hix, Hope Kirwan as Ethel Toffelmier, Katie Fries as Maud Dunlop, Nancy Misch as Mrs. Squires, Christopher Dresen as Jacey Squires, Jason Bernhagen as Ewart Dunlop, Rick King Quale as Charlie Cowell, Joe Hammes as Oliver Hix, Hunter Evenson as Marcellus Washburn, Van Zimmerman as Conductor/Constable, Donna “Schoen” Ruud as Mrs. Paroo, John Williamson as Olin Britt, Sam White as Winthrop Paroo, Qitarra Olson as Gracie Shinn, Elliott de Boer as Tommy Djilas, Olivia Belland as Zaneeta Shinn, Rubie Stetzer as Amaryllis. Adult ensemble members are Katie Reischl and Angi Tamke. Salesmen are James Gilbertson, Dakota Viken, and Skylar Viken. Teen ensemble members are Marty Backstrand, Brandon Haring, Alyssa Kelsey, Matthew Lind, Hannah Reischl, Greta Speckeen, and Gloria Tofstad.
“We feel in mounting The Music Man here in La Crosse, we are bringing it home, in a way, since we too are a “River City.” Meredith Wilson himself called the show a Valentine, and we wholeheartedly agree. We are very excited about this talented cast, tuneful score, and timeless show,” said Co-Directors Matthew Scott Campbell and Stephanie Harter.
Tickets are $30/$26 for adults, $18 for students/youth, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

LCT Announces And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets are on sale now for And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. Performances are September 17, 19 & 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Witness the stories of Holocaust survivors, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, who crossed paths with Anne Frank and faced the same heartbreaking discrimination and brutality of Nazi Germany. Eva and Ed’s chilling stories unfold through unique multi-media staging that connects their tales with visual artifacts of their past reality. This deeply impactful and immersive production raises questions and provides striking insight into a horrible time in our history.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to see a powerful drama that provides insight into a horrible time in our history. We are honored to host Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss for post-show talk backs each evening,” said LCT Interim Executive Director, Tom Desjarlais.
And Then They Came for Me is directed by Sara L. Adams, costume designed by Theresa Smerud, stage managed by Katya Carter, and assistant directed by Grace V. Riness.
The performers are Madelyn Mikshowsky as Young Eva, Jennifer Burchell as Mutti, Rhys Wolff as Pappy, Spencer Solberg as Heinz, Reilly Sullivan as Young Ed, Stacy Bruemmer as Ed’s Mother, Jared Wiese as Ed’s Father, Katie Sauer as Anne, and Joshua Kaiser as Hitler Youth.
“I am humbled to direct such an important piece of theater with such a talented team of people,” said Director Sara L. Adams.
Tickets are $28 and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. This show is not included in any season ticket packages. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

LCT Appoints Grant Golson as Executive Director

La Crosse, WI – 07/31/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre’s Board of Directors has appointed Grant Golson as the new Executive Director. This appointment is the conclusion of a search process that began in April following the resignation of LCT’s previous Executive Director, David Kilpatrick.
Golson brings years of fundraising experience, most recently with the ALS Association, and years of experience as a performer and arts administrator. Golson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York’s New School University and plans to finish his Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of Kansas later this year.
“Grant brings a wide variety of skills to the position including artistic oversight, management, and fundraising,” said Sara Battison, president of the Board of Directors. “His background in fundraising and the arts create the perfect combination of skills to take La Crosse Community Theatre forward.”
Chuck Roth, chair of the board-appointed search committee, said of the search process, “The applicant pool was very strong. We narrowed the field and completed phone interviews, ultimately inviting two for in-person interviews.” He added, “This has been a great process that reflected the passion that the community and each of the search committee members has for La Crosse Community Theatre and its future.”
“I am so excited to lead LCT into the next phase of its life. I can’t wait to become a cheese head!” said Golson.
Golson expects to begin his tenure at LCT on August 29 in La Crosse and plans to host town-hall type meetings with small groups of interested community members later this fall. “I want the opportunity to listen to what people have to say and hear about their vision for La Crosse Community Theatre,” Golson said.
For more information about La Crosse Community Theatre, call 608-784-9292 or visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

LCT Announces Cast List for ‘And Then They Came For Me’

LCT proudly announces their cast list for this extraordinary production. The show will run September 17, 19, and 20. Tickets go on sale August 7. This production is NOT included in any season ticket packages. For more information about the production, click here. For the the complete cast list, click here.

LCT Announces Community Forum for Executive Director Candidates

La Crosse, WI – 07/20/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold a community forum for the finalists in their Executive Director search on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 5:30-7:15 p.m. The first candidate’s presentation will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and the second candidate’s presentation will be from 6:30-7:15 p.m. The community forum will be held at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, in La Crosse. It is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Executive Director Tom Desjarlais at 608-784-9292, ext. 3.

LCT Announces Annual Business Meeting

La Crosse Community Theatre’s Board of Directors will hold its annual business meeting on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, in La Crosse. It is free and open to the public.
If you have any questions, please contact Interim Executive Director Tom Desjarlais at 608-784-9292, ext. 3.

LCT Announces Auditions for ‘And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank’

La Crosse, WI – 07/11/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

Witness the stories of Holocaust survivors, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, who crossed paths with Anne Frank and faced the same heartbreaking discrimination and brutality of Nazi Germany. Eva and Ed’s chilling stories unfold through unique multi-media staging that connects their tales with visual artifacts of their past reality. This deeply impactful and immersive production raises questions and provides striking insight into a horrible time in our history.

And Then They Came for Me will be directed by guest artist Sara L. Adams. Auditions are open for ages 13 and up. There are roles available for men, women, and children. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary.

Performances are September 17, 19-20, 2017. The cast list will be announced during News 19 Daybreak on Friday, July 28, 2017, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Mondays through Fridays, beginning July 31, 2017, at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.

LCT Announces Cast List for ‘The Music Man’

LCT is excited to announce the cast for The Music Man which opens Friday, September 8 and continues Thursdays through Sundays, with matinees on Sundays, until September 24. Tickets go on sale to the public August 21, 2017. For more information about the production, click here. For the the complete cast list, click here.

LCT Announces Auditions for Fall Musical ‘The Music Man’

LCT Announces Auditions for Fall Musical ‘The Music Man’

La Crosse, WI- 05/22/17- La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the fall musical, The Music Man, on June 12 and 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian. Will she be able to change his tune by curtain’s fall?

The Music Man will be directed by guest artists Matthew Scott Campbell and Stephanie Harter. Campbell is an assistant professor of theatre and music theatre at Viterbo University who also works freelance as a director, AEA actor, and fight director. Harter is making her directing debut with The Music Man and is a frequent clinician, guest artist/teacher, and adjudicator for show choirs, competitions and youth & children’s theatre workshops, and she is overjoyed to join the voice faculty at Viterbo this fall.

Auditions are open for ages 8 and up. There are roles available for men, women, and children. First-time auditionees are welcome–no experience necessary. Auditionees are asked to prepare thirty seconds of singing and be dressed to move.

Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, September 8-24, 2017. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, June 16, 2017, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled for Mondays through Fridays, beginning on July 31, 2017 at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.

LCT Looking for Summer Camp Staff

LCT is looking for camp directors and teen leaders for our summer camps. Email sarapw@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org for information or to apply!

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