By Bill and Cheri Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Additional material by Douglas Carter Beane
When showgirl Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, the police hide her in the one place they’re sure the mob won’t find her: a convent! Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the parish as she discovers the power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the hit film, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
Tickets on sale August 22, 2016
September 9-10, 7:30pm
September 11, 2:00pm
September 15-17, 7:30pm
September 18, 2:00pm
September 22-24, 7:30pm
September 25, 2:00pm
By Rick Elice
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
With ingenious stagecraft and boundless creativity, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the Peter Pan story and brings the legend to life. Starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster and three orphans are hunted by cut-throat pirates and their mustachioed captain as she races to protect a trunk of magical “Starstuff.” This wildly theatrical production will have you hooked the moment your imagination takes flight!
Tickets on sale September 26, 2016
October 14-15, 7:30pm
October 16, 2:00pm
October 20-22, 7:30pm
October 23, 2:00pm
October 27-29, 7:30pm
October 30, 2:00pm
By David Sedaris
Adapted by Joe Mantello
Starring LCT actor and storyteller Michael Scott
The Santaland Diaries is a hysterical send-up of the crass commercialization of Christmas. An unemployed actor takes a job as a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, occasionally taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike.
The Santaland Diaries opens on Black Friday, November 25, at The Pump House Regional Arts Center. LCT performances are December 9–16. The show will also be available for tour.
Tickets on sale November 7, 2016
To purchase tickets for Pump House click here
November 25-26, 7:30pm
December 2, 7:30pm
December 22, 7:30pm
December 3, 7:30pm
December 9-10, 9:30pm
December 15-16, 9:30pm
Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Joe Landry
Music by Kevin Connors
La Crosse Community Theatre returns to WBFR studios, as the Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and music! On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on the holiday classic will leave no one saying, “Bah, Humbug!”
Tickets on sale November 21, 2016
Special Saturday Matinees Added
December 8-10, 7:30pm
December 10 & 11, 2:00pm
December 15-17, 7:30pm
December 17 & 18, 2:00pm
Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
The Misanthrope is Moliére’s comic masterpiece about the clash between honesty and civility! Outraged by the duplicity of “polite” society, Alceste declares that he will speak only the truth—no matter who he offends. Ironically, he’s in love the Célimène, whose wicked tongue and endless flirtations are everything he claims to hate. When his candor results in a lawsuit and showdown with Célimène, Alceste must choose between love and principle.
Tickets on sale January 9, 2017
January 26-28, 7:30pm
January 29, 2:00pm
February 1-4, 7:30pm
February 5, 2:00pm
February 8-11, 7:30pm
February 12, 2:00pm
By David R. Kilpatrick
Annie’s Arrival is the story of a dad-to-be experiencing the stages of acceptance of his new born child from the pregnancy announcement to the day of the birth.
This production is LCT’s entry into the biennial American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) Festival, where community theatres from across the United States enter productions for adjudication and advancement to the regional and national levels.
In order of appearance
David R. Kilpatrick. Director
Dillon McArdle, Technical Director
Sharon Markee, Props Painting
Tim Harris, Production Assistant
Abigail Kilpatrick, Production Assistant
February 10, 7:30pm at Pump House Regional Arts Center
February 11, 7:30pm at Pump House Regional Arts Center
February 17 – 18, Steven’s Point, WI – Wisconsin Association for Community Theatre State Festival.
April 28 – 29, Champaign, IL – Region 3 Festival
June 26- July 1, Rochester, MN – National Festival
La Crosse Community Theatre will present the 3rd Annual Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival February 16-18, 2018. Come enjoy three nights celebrating local and regional improv troupes, and take part in Saturday workshops!
The following workshops are open to the public and will be available for online registration
Puppet Manipulation 101
Taught By: Stacey Gordon
Class Max: 20
Add to your performance tool belt and learn the basics of moving-mouth puppetry–the style of puppetry featured by the Muppets. Students will leave with an understanding of lip sync, posture, breath, and focus. Discover how these skills can enhance your own theatrical performances as well as allow you to dive deeper into this ancient art form.
Sandwich Puppet Workshop – All Ages
Taught By: Stacey Gordon
Cost: $25 per puppet (If a parent and a child work together on one puppet, then it’s just $25)
Class Max: 15
Join professional puppet builder, Stacey Gordon, to make your very own talking sandwich puppet. There’s nothing quite like the joy of talking food–particularly if it’s a puppet that you’ve brought to life, yourself. This workshop is best for kids, ages 8+, however kids, ages 5+ can most certainly participate in the workshop with a dedicated and helpful grown-up (per child) by their side.
Puppets & Wine
Taught by: Stacey Gordon
Class Max: 15
Join professional puppet builder, Stacey Gordon, to make your very own talking sandwich puppet. There’s nothing quite like the joy of talking food–particularly if it’s a puppet that you’ve brought to life, yourself. But it’s even better when you’ve made it in a workshop while sipping wine.
For workshops available for festival performers only, click here
7:00 PM LCT Teen Improv
7:20 PM Stressed out Fruits
7:40 PM Mish Mosh Soup
8:00 PM BREAK
8:20 PM The Webernauts
8:45 PM Glassworks
9:15 PM Open Jam
7:00 PM Half-Masted
7:20 PM Monkey Business
7:45 PM License to Krill
8:25 PM Live from La Crosse
8:45 PM Reservoir Frogs
9:05 PM Glassworks
9:35 PM White Out
7:00 PM Comedy City
7:20 PM Super Good
7:45 PM Fleecy Bits
8:10 PM BREAK
8:25 PM The Werbernauts
8:45 PM Athena Project
9:05 PM One Night Stand
9:35 PM Mayhem
Thursday Night Only: $12
Friday or Saturday Night: $20
Weekend Pass: $40
Tickets and registration are available here.
If you have questions, please contact the box office.
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Universal Pictures film
Screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel
In the musical comedy Xanadu, Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time—the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira falls in love with the mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds!
Tickets on sale February 13, 2017
March 2-4, 7:30pm
March 4 & 5, 2:00pm
March 8-11, 7:30pm
March 11 & 12, 2:00pm
Christopher George Patterson (Director/Choreographer) is an award winning Director/Choreographer, Conceiver, and Performer. A native of New Jersey, Christopher’s work has been featured across the country and Canada. He has worked for regional theatres including the Paper Mill Playhouse, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and Cumberland County Playhouse. Other directing/choreography credits include: The Wiz, Sweet Charity, The Wedding Singer, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Backwards In High Heels, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Crazy For You, Children of Eden, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Damn Yankees & Dreamgirls. He has worked as the Dance Assistant for the Broadway Company of Disney’s The Lion King. As a performer, he recently appeared in the Off-Broadway revival of Michael John LaChiusia’s The Wild Party. He has also been seen in the Broadway national tours of My One and Only and Crazy For
You, where he was Dance Captain for Tony nominated choreographer, Joey McKneely. He appeared in the Broadway production of Charles Bush & Julie Halston: Back On Broadway. Other roles include: Hot Mikado (The Mikado), Pippin (Leading Player), Five Guys Named Moe (No Moe), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Ken/Andre), & Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). He has conceived & directed many new musicals including It Had to Be You which opened Off-Broadway, Sing Happy – The Liza Minnelli Musical Tribute, and his recent project, Dance Bojangles, Dance!, about the life of the legendary Bill Robinson.
Features hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Champagne, desserts
Features desserts following presentation
Entertainment by “Under Paris Skies”
Announcement of the inaugural class for the new La Crosse Community Theatre Hall of Fame
Sneak of Titanic
2017-2018 Season revealed
Story and Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
In the early hours of April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean with 1,500 souls aboard in one of the worst maritime disasters in history. This powerhouse musical, winner of the 1997 Tony Award, chronicles the true stories of the people who sailed on the fateful ship. It is a tribute to their hopes for a brighter future and the grand dream that was Titanic.
Tickets on sale April 24, 2017
May 12-13, 7:30pm
May 14, 2:00pm
May 18-20, 7:30pm
May 21, 2:00pm
May 25-27, 7:30pm
May 28, 2:00pm
By Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, and the awe in finding a special treasure come to life in The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats. This exciting and innovative production based on the award-winning children’s books celebrates the joy of the small moments in a child’s world.
Tickets on sale October 26, 2016
November 5, 11:00am
November 5, 2:00pm
November 12, 11:00am
November 12, 2:00pm
November 19, 11:00am
November 19, 2:00pm
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
When Aladdin, a street urchin, finds a magic lamp he uses his wishes to become a prince in order to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. The Genie, Iago, and Jafar are all here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love. Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is sure to send audiences soaring on a magic carpet ride!
Sponsored in part by the Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
Tickets on sale May 22, 2017
June 9-10, 7:00pm??
June 11, 2:00pm??
June 16-17, 7:00pm??
June 18, 2:00pm??