Inspired by the fables of Aesop, a short comedy for young audiences. Performances are May 17 and May 31 at 11:00am. Tickets are $8 for all ages. Performances are at Pump House Regional Arts Center. A singing mouse, an escaped slave, and a hungry lion form an unlikely trio of friends whose bond is put to the test by an evil Emperor in this enchanting and heartwarming play. While walking through the jungle, Mouse’s passionate singing awakens the Lion, who, despite his immense appetite, lets the tiny Mouse go. Androcles, an escaped slave from the city, makes his way into the jungle where he finds the Lion with a thorn in his paw. Risking capture, Androcles decides to help the Lion and the two become fast friends. But when the evil and lonely Emperor imprisons the two companions and forces them to face off in the arena, it’s the tiny Mouse who reminds them all that friendships aren’t easily broken.
LCT’s Androcles and the Lion
Olivia Golding Emily Guerreo Heny “Hank” Kabat Mac Breummer
Rebecca Hartzell, Director Miranda Bauerly, Stage Manager
La Crosse Community Theatre finishes out its first 50 years with the Theatre for Youth production Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing beginning June 13 and continuing through June 22, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m, and will be in the 450-seat Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the story of young Peter Hatcher facing sibling mischief and best pal escapades in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge. Based on the best-selling children’s novel by Judy Blume, Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason. The show will be directed by Rebecca Seflow Hartzell, with set design by Tim Harris and Greg Parmeter, lighting design by Dillon McArdle, costume design by April Brown, stage management by Dylan Thoren, and direction assistance by Stacy Bruemmer and Jasmine Kratt. The deck chief will be Emily Guerrero.
Cast members include LCT newcomers Dylan McCormick as Jimmy, Macy Meyer as Sondra, Soren Miner as Fudge, Avalon Nelson as Jennie, Lizzy Novotny as Mom, Gwen Rodeberg as Dr. Cone, Payton Rodeberg as Sam, and Ashlyn Rogge as Ruth.
Cast members familiar to LCT patrons include Zach Ausavich as Mr. Vincent, Parker Blumentritt as Janet, Julianna Bruemmer as Nurse, Paige Colsch as Mrs. Yarby, Annie Glise as Mrs. Denberg, Benny Goetting as Dad, Joshua Kaiser as Peter, Abby Kilpatrick as Sheila, Roland Kratt as Mr. Yarby, Mariah Mueller as Secretary, Connor Siegersma as Dr. Brown, Rubie Stetzer as Jane, and Isaiah Stoos as Mr. Berman.
Additionally, all but the first and last performances will include staged readings of three 10-minute original plays written by LCT students. These include Candy Palace by Abby Kilpatrick, directed byOlivia Golding with a cast including Lauren Hegge, Rachel Mertes and Daisy Grover;Catacombs by Jasmine Kratt, directed by Emily Guerrero with a cast including Harley Grover, Kieran Harnish, Kasi Kucharczyk and Abie Sprain; and Crimson Tavern by Roland Kratt, directed by Amalia Brownell with a cast including Teagan Kratt, Marty Backstrand, Larsen Birdsong and Katie Sauer.
All tickets are $8 and are available at the LCT box office (608-784-9292) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Mondays through Fridays, or online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. Seat reservations are available to Patron Donors anytime and to season ticket holders with the Theatre for Youth upgrade beginning Monday, May 19. Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, May 27.
La Crosse Community Theatre concludes its celebration of 50 years with the classic musical Thoroughly Modern Millie beginning May 9 and continuing through May 25, 2014. Performances are Thursday 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.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the big city with plans to marry a man for money instead of love. She soon finds out that the big city has other plans. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, a villainess audiences will love to hate, and the most irrepressible heroine to ever step off the bus! The play won a 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Thoroughly Modern Millie‘s music is by Jeanine Tesori; lyrics are by Dick Scanlan. The book is by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan. The show will be directed by David R. Kilpatrick, with music directed by Peter Bosgraaf, conducting by Jeff Copp, choreography by Anna Taylor, set design by Dillon McArdle, lighting design by David R. Kilpatrick, costume design by Mandy Parmeter and stage management by Laura Weber.
Cast members include LCT newcomers Robert Jones as Mr. Graydon; Maria Runde as Miss Flannery; Joshua Knetter, Mark Quamme and Conner Reisdorf as male ensemble members; and Jennifer Cambio, Aubrey Hollnagel, Molly Jensen, Allison Langer, Morgan Pederson, Kara Schultz and Emma Smerud as female ensemble members. Cast members familiar to LCT patrons include Anna Mae Beyer as Millie Dillmount; Seth Von Steidl as Jimmy Smith; Jennifer Burchell as Mrs. Meers; Alex Attardo as Ching Ho; Jonathan Lamb as Bun Foo; Kayla Shue as Muzzy; Sharon Dawidowski as Mama; Dennis Dorman and Scott Jenks as male ensemble members; and Marcia Brendum and Amanda Wiese as female ensemble members.
Adult tickets are $26 on Friday and Saturday evenings and $22 for Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees. Student/military tickets are $12. Tickets are available at the LCT box office (608-784-9292) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or online. Seat reservations are available to Patron Donors anytime and to season ticket holders beginning Monday, April 14. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, April 21.
A highlight of New York City is a backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall
La Crosse community theatre will be traveling to New York City, November 5-9. Experience the Radio City Music Hall, tour Ground Zero and enjoy all that New York has to offer. For prices and complete details, click here.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast for our spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, which open May 9 and continues Thursdays through Sundays until May 25, in the Lyche Theatre. Tickets go on sale April 21. For the complete cast list, click here.
La Crosse community theatre will be announcing it’s 2014-2015 Season on April 5th, and you won’t want to miss it! In addition to the announcements, there will be entertainment from our improv troupe, the Webernauts, a sneak peak ofThoroughly Modern Millie and lots of other excitement. All who attend are automatically entered into a $500 travel voucher give-away.
2014 Patron’s Gala
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm Cocktails6:00 pm Evening Begins Location: The Cargill Room, Riverside Center South 332 Front Street South, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Proud to sponsor LCT’s 50th Anniversary Toast
Dinner and desserts provided by The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern Tickets $60 per person, which includes:
Attendees are automatically entered in a drawing for $500 travel voucher
We reveal our 2014-2015 season and new website
Dinner, dessert and entertainment (including a peek at Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Champagne Toast sponsored by State Bank to celebrate our 50th season.
A fun, live aucition, including a special surprise!
New this year: ALL SEATS ARE ASSIGNED based on reservation date
RSVP by March 21, 2014 by calling the box office at 608-784-9292 ext. 2
La Crosse Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming comedy Guys on Ice on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. There are roles available for 3 men between the ages of 30 and 60. For more information click here. This delightful musical is the story of two ice-fishing buddies who talk and sing about life, love, and the one that got away. Safe in their ice-fishing shanty, long-time pals Lloyd and Marvin keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and football. Auditionees need to prepare a 30-second song of their choosing. There will also be readings and songs from the show. There are roles available for 3 men between the ages of 30 and 60. All auditionees must attend auditions on Tuesday night. There are scripts and CDs of the show available for check out in the box office. Callbacks will be on Wednesday, January 29. Auditions will take place in the second-floor Theatre Labs of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, in La Crosse. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call the box office at 608-784-9292, ext. 2, to sign up. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way. The cast list will be announced at noon on Thursday, January 30. Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 3, 2014. The exact rehearsal schedule to be determined upon casting. Performances will be in the Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre. Guys on Ice will run from March 14-23, 2014. The book and lyrics are by Fred Alley with music by James Kaplan. The show will be directed by Greg Parmeter, with musical direction by Mary Blaha-DeBoer, costume design by Mandy Parmeter, set and light design by Dillon McArdle, and stage management by Jennifer Burchell.