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LCT Announces Comedy, ‘Fools’

La Crosse, WI – 09/10/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, September 17, 2018 for Fools. Performances begin October 11, 2018, and continue through Sunday, October 21, 2018. 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.

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic: he’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic village. He arrives to find people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and milking cows upside down. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity and anyone who stays longer than 24 hours becomes cursed as well. To further complicate matters, Leon has fallen in love with a girl so dumb that she just learned how to sit down! Can he break the curse in time?

“On August 26, 2018, we lost one of the greatest playwrights of all time, Neil Simon. The author of over 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, Simon received more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer. Come and see why his legacy lives on with our hilarious production of Fools,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.

Fools is directed by Liz Golson. This production also features set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting and sound design and technical direction by Erek Weis, and stage management by Molly Brueske.

The performers are Dustin Luecke as Leon Tolchinsky, Dan Radtke as Snetsky, Rhys Wolff as Magistrate, William Garcia as Slovitch, Tom Desjarlais as Mishkin, Bonnie Jo Bratina as Yenchna, Edward Fitzgerald as Dr. Zubritsky, Angi Tamke as Lenya Zubritsky, Tegan Blank as Sophia Zubristky, Matt Springer as Gregor Yousekevitch, Susan Tomashek as Mute 1, and Devin J. Simko as Mute 2.

“A village in 19th century Ukraine is cursed with stupidity and their only hope is the new school master, Leon. Beloved American screen and stage writer, Neil Simon, delivers a nonstop laugh fest in this comedic fairytale. Come find out if true love can break the curse of Kulyenchikov,” said Director, Liz Golson.

Tickets are $24-$32 for adults, $16 for students, 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 Cast for ‘Fools’

La Crosse, WI – 08/31/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces the cast for the fall comedy, Fools. Performances begin October 11, 2018, and continue through Sunday, October 21, 2018. 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. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 17, 2018. Click here for more information about the production, or here for the complete cast list.

LCT Announces Registration is Open for the Fall Session of Theatre for Youth Classes

La Crosse, WI – 08/22/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that registration is now open for the fall session of Theatre for Youth classes. Classes meet on Saturday mornings September 15 through November 10, 2018, with no classes scheduled on September 29, at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Discover the world through theatre! Our education program reflects our mission: To create productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience members, volunteers, students, and staff. The goals of our education program are to provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun, collaborative environment and to celebrate human connections through communication and interactions.

Imagination Station, for ages 5-7, meets from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. This class is a gentle introduction to all things theatre. Students will tell stories using only their voices, bodies and imaginations.

Acting 1, for ages 8-10, meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This class focuses on the fundamentals of speaking onstage, from breath support and proper projection, to clarity and diction. The students will apply their newly learned techniques in scripted and improvised scenes.

Acting 2, for ages 10-12, meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This class will help students use their voice in new ways. Students will focus on creating a character, conveying emotion, and advancing the scene all with the power of their voice.

Teen Masterclass: Speaking Shakespeare, for ages 13-18, meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students will learn tricks for memorization and perform passages of scenes from Shakespeare’s works.

Tuition is $80-$150 for each student. Registration may be completed through the box office or online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or to register, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

LCT Announces Theatre Piece Along Mississippi River, ‘Walking With Twain’

La Crosse, WI – 08/13/18- La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets are on sale now for Walking With Twain, an active theatre piece along the Mississippi River. Performances begin September 7, 2018 and continue through Saturday, September 22, 2018. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and begin at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. There is no performance scheduled September 8, 2018.

Take a walk with one of America’s greatest wordsmiths as he reflects on the river, society, and the stately city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Walking With Twain stars LCT actor and storyteller, Michael Scott.

“Shakespeare wrote, ‘All the world’s a stage. . .’ Walking with Twain will test the theory with a theatrical production sans the theater. Join in on this active theatre piece along the most storied river in North America,” said Michael Scott.

Tickets are $20 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 Auditions for Fall Comedy, ‘Fools’

La Crosse, WI – 08/07/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy, Fools, on August 27 and 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic: he’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic village. He arrives to find people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and milking cows upside down. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity and anyone who stays longer than 24 hours becomes cursed as well. To further complicate matters, Leon has fallen in love with a girl so dumb that she just learned how to sit down! Can he break the curse in time?

Fools will be directed by guest artist, Liz Golson. Golson received her BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School in 2007 and has enjoyed acting professionally all over the country since then. After a strange and wonderful acting career, Golson began to direct and choreograph, most recently choreographing Cabaret at LCT last spring.

Auditions are open for ages 16 and up. There are roles available for men and women. A complete breakdown of roles available can be found here. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Signing up for auditions is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, October 11-21, 2018. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, August 31, 2018, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning September 4, 2018. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.

LCT Announces Hit Musical, ‘Mamma Mia’

La Crosse, WI – 08/6/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, August 13, 2018 for Mamma Mia. Performances begin September 7, 2018, and continue through Sunday, September 23, 2018. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love and friendship, creating an unforgettable show with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.

“From its inception in London in 1999 to its smash Broadway run from 2001 to 2015, Mamma Mia has enchanted audiences all over the world. It has played more than 50 countries on 6 continents with over 60 million people having seen the show worldwide.  Join LCT for this exciting production and find out why Mamma Mia is one of the most popular musicals of all time,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.

Mamma Mia is directed by Stephanie Harter. This production also features music direction by Mary Blaha-DeBoer, choreography by Jen Nichols Wilkinson, set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Tatyana Arndt, lighting design by Dillon McArdle, props design by Bonnie Jo Bratina, sound design by Douglas P. Wilken, accompaniment by Sarah Leitzen, technical direction by Erek Weis, stage management by Sara L. Adams, and assistant stage management by Dawn Havican.

The performers are Maria Higgins as Donna Sheridan, Zoe de Boer as Sophie Sheridan, Tim Harris as Sam Carmichael, Joe Hammes as Harry Bright, Bradley Weber as Bill Austin, Skyler Ray Erickson as Sky, Katie Fries as Rosie Mulligan, Danielle Sprain as Tanya Chesham-Leigh, Avery Gerstenberger as Pepper, Cole Jacobson as Eddie, Rachel Munoz as Ali, Cecilia Taggart as Lisa, and Rick King Quale as Father Alexandrios. Ensemble members are Stacy Bruemmer, Katya Carter, Krysta Chroninger, Sheri Eimermann, Karen Fries, Brianna Frost, Zachary Johnson, Allison Langer, Drew Larson, Michael Leis, Ella Rose Mahlum, Sarah Martin, Kaleb Morgan, Sherry Picha, and Macy Privet.

“Thirty talented local actors sing and dance to your favorite ABBA tunes as they tell this story of love, both romantic and familial. Mamma Mia will have you dancing in the aisles and leaving the theatre with a smile, a song, and a spring in your step,” said Director, Stephanie Harter.

Tickets are $26-$34 for adults, $18 for students, 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 Annual Business Meeting

La Crosse, WI – 07/24/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre’s Board of Directors will hold its annual business meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be held in the second floor classrooms 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 Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson, at 608-784-9292, ext. 3.

Now Presenting the 15 Finalists for ‘Raise Your Mic’!

After witnessing an abundance of talent at auditions, LCT and The Salvation Army have narrowed it down to 15 finalists who will belt it out at ‘Raise Your Mic’! The singing competition will take place at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. For the full list of finalists, click here!

Tickets are available now by clicking here. Help us uncover the best vocalist in the 7 Rivers Region! The winner will be determined by a panel of local celebrity judges and YOUR vote.

You may also purchase tickets through the box office at 608-784-9292 Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults if purchased in advance. Tickets purchased at the door are $12 for students and $15 for adults.

All proceeds from the event benefit the La Crosse Community Theatre and The Salvation Army of La Crosse. We give special thanks to our sponsors, Gundersen Health System and John and Linda Lyche.

LCT is Thrilled to Announce Cast List for ‘Mamma Mia’!

After having nearly 90 people come out for auditions, LCT is thrilled to announce their cast list for the first production of the 2018-2019 season. Mamma Mia opens on September 7, 2018 and runs through September 23, 2018. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets will be available to the public on August 13, 2018. Click here for more information about the production, or here for the complete cast list.

LCT Announces Theatre for Youth Production ‘Ramona Quimby’

La Crosse, WI – 05/16/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, May 21, 2018 for Ramona Quimby. Performances begin June 8, 2018, and continue through Sunday, June 17, 2018. Shows are Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Beezus, our narrator, introduces us to the Quimby family and friends in this collection of vignettes that trace her little sister Ramona’s tumultuous passage through third grade. Ramona is usually either aggravating her older sister, getting into trouble or “making a big, noisy, fuss” when things don’t go her way. Although Ramona and Beezus don’t always get along, they come to realize that amazing things can happen when families stick together.

Ramona Quimby was a staple of my childhood books. I just seemed to understand Ramona and her rambunctious and imaginative personality. She taught me that anything is possible and that although family is not always easy, if you stick together, there is nothing you can’t do. I encourage you to come out and experience the magic of theatre through Ramona’s eyes,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.

Ramona Quimby is directed by Grace V. Riness. This production also features set design by Josh Wolcott, costume design by Tatyana Arndt, lighting design by Erek Weis, props design by Katie Kaiser, sound design by Brodyn Byington, technical direction by Erek Weis, stage management by Dawn Havican, and assistant direction by Jake Kaiser.

The performers are Georgia Galvan as Ramona, Anya Westrich as Beezus, AJ Kies as Mrs. Quimby, Carter Mandel as Mr. Quimby, Julianna Bruemmer as Aunt Bea, Soren Miner as Howie, Grace Kearney as Mrs. Kemp, Joshua Kaiser as Hobart, Annabelle Yusten as Mrs. Griggs, Naikya Chandana as Tammy/Brownie Leader, Franchesica Berry as Selma/Ensemble, Bella Bolduan as Susan/Ensemble, and Owen Scott as Boy Scout Leader/Ensemble. Ensemble members are Isidore Thomsen, Ceci Manson, and Mason Gates.

Tickets are $9 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.

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