La Crosse, WI – 02/12/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, February 19, 2018 for Calendar Girls. Performances begin March 9, 2018, and continue through Sunday, March 25, 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.
When Annie’s husband passes, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade their fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire. The calendar is a success, but friendships are put to the test under the strain of new-found fame.
“On the surface, it is easy to assume that Calendar Girls is a hilarious comedy about female empowerment, and while it certainly is, there is much more there. It is a powerful story of two friends who are almost pulled apart by the differences in their coping mechanisms. I hope while you are laughing through tears, the message of the story comes through: when life gets hard, hold your loved ones tight,” said LCT Executive Director, Grant Golson.
Calendar Girls is directed by Janet McLean. This production also features set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting design by Erek Weis, props design by Maddie Mikshowsky, sound design by Eric Glazewski, stage management by Kelsey Taunt, and assistant stage management by Dawn Havican.
The performers are Mary Beth Specht as Annie, Dennis Kuhn as John, Stacy Bruemmer as Chris, Rick King Quale as Rod, Donna Stapleton as Cora, Marsha Rubinelli as Jessie, Martha Boehm as Celia, Angi Tamke as Ruth, Janet Papenfuss as Marie, Karla Young as Barbara Hulse, Sharon Markee as Lady Cravenshire, Devin Vogel as Lawrence, Nick Brandt as Liam, and Whitney Graham as Elaine.
Tickets are $28/$24 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.