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History

Looking Back cover-finalLa Crosse Community Theatre wouldn’t be where it is today without the contributions of time, talent, and treasure from thousands of volunteers and patrons. Thank you for your support over the past five decades.

The booklet at left, created by our History Committee in 2014, includes program inserts that provide more details on select productions. It is a large file, so we recommend right-clicking and opening it in a new window or saving it to open separately.

If you have any questions about our history, please send an email to info@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

 

 

 

La Crosse Community Theatre has a strong history of providing outstanding theatre entertainment and education to our community. Below are just some highlights.

2016

  • LCT becomes the first community theatre to perform Billy Elliot.

2013

  • Weber Center for the Performing Arts, home of LCT and a performance space of Viterbo University, opens in January.
  • LCT celebrates its 50th season!

2011

  • LCT breaks ground on new home on Front Street.

2008

  • LCT celebrates its 45th season!

1988

  • LCT celebrates its 25th anniversary season!

1985

  • Adult and children’s education program begins.

1968

  • LCT moves into its past 118 Fifth Avenue North location.
  • Generation is the premiere production.

1963

  • La Crosse Community Theatre (LCT) becomes a corporation on February 27.
  • The Matchmaker, LCT’s first production, opens on May 9th at Longfellow Auditorium. William Dixon directs.

1962

  • Hey, Look Us Over, a revue presented by Christ Episcopal Church, sparks the idea of a community theatre in La Crosse!
  • One week after Hey, Look Us Over, a meeting is held to discuss the formation of a community theatre group.
  • Sally Cremer is elected President of the Board of Directors.

 

Awards

La Crosse Community Theatre produces top quality entertainment, and we have the awards to prove it!

In 2013, Macbeth received the following Wisconsin Association of Community Theatres 2013 Festival Awards in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin:

  • Outstanding Fight Direction: Greg Parmeter
  • Outstanding Lighting Design: Dillon McArdle
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Mandy Parmeter
  • Outstanding Ensemble: Cast of Macbeth
  • Mary Dwyer FACT/AACT Fest Award for Excellence in Community Theatre

In 2011, Almost, Maine received the following Wisconsin Association of Community Theatres 2011 Festival Awards in Appleton, Wisconsin:

  • Outstanding Lighting Design – Dillon McArdle
  • Outstanding Original Score/Sound Design – Chris Scheuermann
  • Outstanding Acting Ensemble – Stacy Bruemmer, Tim Harris, Kelley M. Manson, Dan Radtke
  • Outstanding Lead Actor – Dan Radtke
  • Outstanding Lead Actress – Kelley M. Manson
  • 1st place show in State
  • Mary Dwyer FACT/AACT Fest Award for Excellence in Community Theatre

In 2011, Almost, Maine received the following American Association of Community Theatres 2011 Region 3 Festival Awards in Columbus, OH:

  • Outstanding Set/Lighting Design – Dillon McArdle
  • Outstanding Backstage Aware – LCT’s Almost, Maine.

In 2007, The Women of Lockerbie received the following Wisconsin Association of Community Theatres 2007 Festival Awards in Verona, Wisconsin :

  • Excellence in Set Design – Dillon McArdle
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Cheri Sailors
  • Excellence in Acting – Molly Hoffmann
  • Excellence in Acting – Toni Tengblad
  • Excellence in Supporting Acting – Sean McDevitt
  • Excellence in Directing – Allen and Karen Ebert
  • 1st place show in State
  • Community Theatre Award for Organizational Excellence

In 2007, The Women of Lockerbie received the following American Association of Community Theatre 2007 Region 3 Festival in Schaumburg, Illinois:

  • Outstanding Light Design – Dillon McArdle
  • Outstanding Set Design – Dillon McArdle
  • Outstanding Directors – Allen and Karen Ebert
  • Selection to All Star Region 3 cast – Molly Hoffmann
  • 1st place best show in Region 3

In 2003, The Seventh Monarch received 1st place at the Wisconsin AACT Festival.

In 2001, The Angels of Lemnos received 1st place at the Wisconsin AACT Festival and 2nd place at the Regional Festival in Akron, Ohio.

In 2001, The Fantasticks received the People’s Choice Award at the 1st Yakumo International Theatre Festival in Yakumo, Japan. Billy Nelson received a Best Actor award.

In 1997, our Cotton Patch Gospel received 1st place at the Wisconsin and Region III AACT Festivals and 3rd place at the National AACT Festival. The production was later invited to perform around the country and in Germany.

Our 1983 production of The Gin Game received 1st place at the Wisconsin American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Festival and 2nd place at the Region III AACT Festival.

In 1966 and 1983, we received the Alfred Lunt-Lynn Fontanne Award as the Outstanding Wisconsin Community Theatre.

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Click here for listing of LCT past productions.

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