Our 50th Season has concluded and what a season it was. Thank you for all who have been a part of LCT for the past 50 years. We would not be here today without you.
Even though our next season doesn’t begin until September LCT will not be idle. Our very active Theatre for Youth program will be busy this summer with THREE camps. Each week, the participants experience workshops, learn new skills and rehearse for a show to be presented at the end of the camp. You don’t want to miss a chance to see a future Broadway star!!
July 11 at 7:00pm, Act 1 (Grades 3-5)
July 25 at 7:00pm, Act 2 (Grades 6-8)
August 2 at 7:00pm, Act 3 (Grades 9-12).
Each evening will be a unique experience for both the participants and the audience, come join us!!
Congratulations to the following volunteers cast in next September’s production of Mary Poppins!
Mary Poppins: Karla M. Hughes
Bert: Robert J. Jones
George Banks: Brandon Harris
Winifred Banks: Maria Higgins
Jane Banks: Darcy Reimler and Olivia Belland
Michael Banks: Joseph O’Flaherty and Joshua Kaiser
Miss Lark: Connie Huebsch
Admiral Boom: Tom DesJarlais
Bank Chairman: Eric Leitzen
Miss Smythe: Sheri Eimermann
Mrs. Brill: Michelle Walker
Robertson Ay: Christopher R. Dresen
Miss Andrew: Elizabeth Arihood
Bird Woman: Sue La Crosse
Neleus/Ensemble: John Divney
Northbrook/Ensemble: Jonathan Krocker
Von Hussler/Ensemble: Rhys Wolff
Mrs. Corry/Ensemble: Kristyn Taggart
Fannie/Ensemble: Kelley M. Manson
Annie/Ensemble: Anna Mae Beyer
Katie Nanna/Ensemble: Mel Carroll
Park Keeper: Sean McDevitt
Policeman: Scott Rathgaber
Dancing Ensemble (Chimney Sweeps, Bankers, “Jolly Holiday” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” etc…): Ryan Brown MacKinley Bruemmer Tanner Costello Jeremiah Galván Chelsea Mann Drew Reischl Megan Seidel Anna Taylor Raina Thelen
Thank you to all who auditioned. Well done, everyone! If you accept your role, please email Director Greg Parmeter at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first meeting will be tonight, Friday, June 20, at 7:00 pm, in the Acting Labs, second floor of the Weber Center. We will go over some paperwork and Mandy will take measurements. If you are not available, please email April Brown at email@example.com.
Official rehearsals will begin on Monday, July 21st. As soon as the scripts are available, you will be
contacted to come pick them up.
Thank you to those of you who were not cast, and we hope to see you all again at future auditions. If you are interested in being a part of the stage or costume crews, or would like to be a light or sound board operator for the show, please contact Ms. Brown at the email above.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing continues for one more weekend. The cast and crew, all between the ages of 8 and 18 have worked hard to create a special theatre experience for our audiences. With only 4 performances remaining, you won’t want to miss it. For more information, click here.
“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” now through June 21
“Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” now through June 22
La Crosse Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its debut production next season, Mary Poppins, Monday through Wednesday, June 16 to 18, at 7 p.m. Monday is for actors ages 8 to 15. Tuesday and Wednesday are for actors ages 16 and up.
All actors are welcome regardless of experience, but audition slots are limited. Auditions will be held at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse. Callbacks will be on Thursday, June 19. Please prepare thirty seconds of a song from a Broadway musical (see guidelines for details). An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music. Dress appropriately for a dance audition as well.
The cast list will be announced at noon on Friday, June 20. Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 21. The exact rehearsal schedule to be determined upon casting. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way. Performances will be September 5-21, 2014, in the Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre.
Click here for a complete list of audition guidelines and available roles; call 784-9292, ext. 2, to sign up to audition.
Anything can happen if you let it. Music, magic, and a spoonful of sugar! The beloved family classic, Mary Poppins, comes to the stage in the most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical of all time! Step in time to join Mary as she teaches Jane, Michael, Winifred, and George Banks how to be a family again.
Mary Poppins will be directed by Greg Parmeter. Original music and lyrics are by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; the book is by Julian Fellowes; new songs and additional music and lyrics are by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; and the show was co-created by Cameron Mackintosh.
On Sunday, May 25, we brought down the curtain for the last time on Thoroughly Modern Millie. Five hours later, the stage was stripped, the lights were down, and the costumes were off to dry cleaning — all that remains are the memories of the experience.
The cycle of theatre continues as we are now putting up the set for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, hanging lights, finishing the construction, shopping for costumes, and getting ready for another opening. For La Crosse the theatre cycle of rehearse, open, run, close, repeat, may be short and intense, but it is always fun, meeting new friends and renewing old acquaintances. However, the most important joy of theatre: unforgettable memories are made. This is why we do theatre over and over. Thank you for helping to make those memories at La Crosse Community Theatre.
La Crosse Community Theatre is so excited to have a brand new webpage. We are grateful for all that Vendi Advertising has done for us this season. If you have any questions or concerns about our webpage, please email Eric Severson, our director of publications.
Thank you for all that you do to support La Crosse Community Theatre.
Our 2014-2015 season brochure has been mailed. If you did not receive one, please email us and we will send you the information. The Early Bird deadline was originally May 31. However, to accommodate the holiday mailing schedule, we have extended our deadline to June 16. You won’t want to miss our upcoming season. Every show will be huge, and as a season ticket holder you will have opportunity to make your reservations early! In an effort to better meet your needs, we are implementing new box office software, and season ticket holders will be able to make their seat reservations online! Check back here for updated information.
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