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LCT Announces the Fourth Annual Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival

La Crosse, WI – 02/01/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival. Performances are February 15-17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Veterans Studio Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

La Crosse Community Theatre presents the fourth annual Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival. Improvisation is a theatrical form that celebrates spontaneity and is fun for performers and audience members. It is on-the-spot storytelling, with no planning or script. Come and enjoy three nights celebrating local and regional improv troupes.

Tickets are $40 for a weekend pass, $12 for Thursday night only, and $20 for Friday or Saturday night, 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 List for ‘Calendar Girls’

LCT is excited to announce the cast list for their next main stage production, Calendar Girls, which runs March 9-25, 2018. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets will be available to the public on February 19, 2018. Click here for more information about the production, or here for the complete cast list.

LCT Announces Musical, ‘I Do! I Do!’

La Crosse, WI – 01/08/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets are on sale now for I Do! I Do! Performances begin January 25, 2018, and continue through Sunday, February 11, 2018. Shows are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Veterans Studio Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Take a front row seat to the marriage of Michael and Agnes! Laugh along as the couple navigates through their wedding night jitters, raises a family, and negotiates midlife crises. Set to a charming score, this pair demonstrates just what it means to love someone for better, or worse.

I Do, I Do! has been described as a beautiful musical theatre Valentine. This gorgeous show—with a score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, composers of The Fantasticks—will have you laughing, crying, and humming the tunes all the way home,” said LCT Executive Director, Grant Golson.

I Do! I Do! is directed by Aidan Smerud. This production also features music direction by Diane Foust, choreography by Emma Smerud, set design by Kelsey Taunt, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting and sound design by Erek Weis, props design by Liz Golson, accompaniment by Claire Stanek and Amy Stellick, and stage management by Molly Brueske.

The performers are Wyatt Molling as Michael and Dominique Sicard as Agnes.

“It picks up where other musicals leave off. While most musicals focus on the pursuit of love, I Do! I Do! shows us that the story continues after happily ever after,” said Director, Aidan Smerud.

Tickets are $30/$26 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased through the box office 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 the Comedy, ‘Calendar Girls’

La Crosse, WI – 01/03/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy, Calendar Girls on January 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

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.

Calendar Girls will be directed by guest artist, Janet McLean, who is delighted to return to LCT after having a wonderful experience directing First Baptist of Ivy Gap. An Associate Professor of Theatre and Music Theatre at Viterbo University, she is a committed theatre educator and leads the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre programs. Originally from Rochester, MN, McLean joined the Viterbo faculty in 1989 as a teacher, director, and costume designer. Currently, her focus in theatre is in dramatic literature and theatre history, with a particular focus on multicultural and women’s issues as portrayed through 20th century American drama. McLean holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Media Arts from the University of Kansas, an MA in Theatre with an emphasis in directing from the University of Idaho, and a BFA in Theatre Education from the University of South Dakota.

Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There are roles available for men and women. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Signing up for auditions is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, March 9-25, 2018. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, January 19, 2018, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning February 5, 2018, at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.

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

La Crosse, WI – 01/02/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that registration is now open for the winter session of Theatre for Youth classes. Classes meet on Saturday mornings January 13 through March 3, 2018 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. on Saturday mornings. Students will use their imagination, body, and voice to explore how to tell a story.

Acting 1, for ages 8-10, meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Students will focus on beginning acting skills, such as how to move on stage, how to project, and how to convey emotions.

Acting 2, for ages 10-12, meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Students will learn to develop a character through movement, voice, and improvisational games.

Tuition is $80 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 Cast List for ‘I Do! I Do!’

LCT is proud to announce the cast list for their first show in the new year, I Do! I Do!, which runs January 25 – February 11, 2018. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets will be available to the public on January 8, 2018. Click here for more information about the production, or here for the complete cast list.

LCT Announces Auditions for the Musical, ‘I Do! I Do!’

La Crosse, WI – 11/20/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical, I Do! I Do! on December 11 and 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.

Take a front row seat to the marriage of Michael and Agnes! Laugh along as the couple navigates through their wedding night jitters, raises a family, and negotiates midlife crises. Set to a charming score, this pair demonstrates just what it means to love someone for better, or worse.

I Do! I Do! will be directed by guest artist, Aidan Smerud, who is excited to begin a new adventure as a director with LCT. A recent master of music graduate from the University of Houston, Smerud has been a frequent performer on LCT’s stage since 1998. His most recent credits on LCT’s stage include Mr. Andrews in Titanic: The Musical, and Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. In addition to his work with LCT, Smerud has remained an active performer in opera and theatre companies throughout the US and abroad.

Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There are roles available for men and women. Auditionees should prepare 30 seconds of singing and be dressed to move. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Auditionees do not need to attend both nights of auditions.

Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays, January 25-February 11, 2018. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, December 15, 2017, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning December 18, 2017, at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.

LCT Announces Beloved Christmas Classic, ‘A Christmas Story’

La Crosse, WI – 11/13/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, November 20, 2017 for A Christmas Story. Performances begin December 7, 2017, and continue through Sunday, December 17, 2017. 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.

Adult Ralph Parker recounts the Christmas he celebrated as a nine-year-old living with his parents and younger brother in northern Indiana. This particular Christmas was special: his contest-obsessed father won a prize and the never-ending battle with the house furnace. Ralphie faced challenges of his own: clashing with the town bullies and discovering a new relationship with soap. But most memorable was what he wanted more than anything for Christmas: an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle, aka a BB gun. Retold with a touch of childhood fantasy, these Christmas stories remind us all why we love the holidays.

“Although it was considered a flop by box office standards when it was released in November of 1983, the film A Christmas Story has endured and is now considered by many to be the best Christmas movie of all time. Come enjoy this beautiful, live telling of the classic story of a young dreamer who just wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. It is sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.” said LCT Executive Director, Grant Golson.

A Christmas Story is directed by Phil Addis. This production also features set design by Noah Files, costume design by Irina Christel, lighting design by Tim Harris, props design by Bonnie Jo Bratina, sound design by Tim Harris, stage management by Emily Ware, and assistant stage management by Dawn Havican.

The performers are Dan Radtke as Ralph, Beckett Cottrell and Carter Mandell as Ralphie Parker, Lynn Schulze as Mother, Josh Miner as The Old Man, Isidore Thomsen as Randy, Sue Ann Davis-Mitley as Miss Shields, Owen Scott as Flick, Soren Miner as Schwartz, Annabelle Yusten as Esther Jane, Rubie Stetzer as Helen, Brandon Haring as Scut Farkas, Josh Lichty as Cowboy, Avery Gerstenberger as Tree Lot Owner, Michael Kruse as Delivery Man, Greta Speckeen as Black Bart, Joe Theisen as Santa, Kaleb Azene as Desperado 1, Sam White as Desperado 2, Kat Stahmann as Elf 1, Savannah Steiger as Elf 2, and Ensemble members Andrew Egan, Molly Frey, Andrew Hatcher, Lilly Picha, Natalia Poterucha, Joe Theisen, and Sophia Valentina Nicolai.

“The audience will see the pure innocence, love, anticipation, and passion that a child exerts while waiting to open that ultimate gift sitting under the Christmas tree,” said Director, Phil Addis.

Tickets are $28/$24 for adults, $16 for students/youth, 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 and the Pump House Regional Arts Center Announce Holiday Show, ‘The Santaland Diaries’

La Crosse, WI – 11/02/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre and the Pump House Regional Arts Center announce that tickets go on sale Monday, November 6, 2017 for The Santaland Diaries. Performances at the Pump House are November 24, 30 and December 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., and November 26 at 4:00 p.m. Performances at LCT are December 9, 15-16 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15-16 at 9:30 p.m.

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, originally directed by Anne Drecktrah, stars LCT actor and storyteller, Michael Scott.

Tickets are $17 and may be purchased from both organizations. For tickets to the Pump House performance dates, call the box office at 608-785-1434 or visit www.thepumphouse.org. For tickets to LCT performance dates, call the box office at 608-784-9292 or visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

LCT Announces Cast List for ‘A Christmas Story’

LCT joyfully announces the cast list for the holiday classic,  A Christmas Story. The show runs December 7-17, 2017. 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 November 20, 2017. Click here for more information about the production, or here for the complete cast list.

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