LCT is pleased to announce the cast list for the national community theatre debut of Billy Elliot, which opens Friday, May 13, 2016 and continues Thursdays through Sundays until May 29. Tickets go on sale April 25, 2016. For more information about the production, click here For the the complete cast list, click here.
La Crosse Community Theatre will announce its 2016-2017 season at its annual patron gala fundraiser Saturday, April 2, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
“We changed the format this year because we felt our patrons would appreciate the announcement of the new season right on the stage where the shows are performed,” said LCT Executive Director David Kilpatrick.
The event will begin with a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at 5:30. Presentations, along with the announcement of the 2016-2017 season, will begin at 6:00. Entertainment will include a sneak of Billy Elliot and a peek at Stuart Little and live music from the ensemble “Under Paris Skies.”
Another highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of the Travel Escape Raffle. The grand prize is a $5,000 travel voucher made available by Travel Leaders/Goli’s Avenues of Travel, and the second-place prize is two LCT Lyche Theatre Package season tickets. Raffle tickets are available from any LCT board member, a member of the Rotary Club of La Crosse East or by calling the LCT box office.
Gala fundraiser tickets are $50, which includes a $25 donation, and are available at here or by calling the box office at 608-784-9292.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast list for spring comedy, Boeing Boeing, which opens Friday, March 11, 2016 and continues Thursdays through Sundays until March 20. Tickets go on sale February 22, 2016. For more information about the production, click here For the the complete cast list, click here.
La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for its spring comedy, Boeing Boeing, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
Roles are available for 4 women and 2 men. No preparations are required, as auditionees will be asked to read. Anyone over 18 is eligible regardless of experience or training.
Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans is the story of Bernard a swinging bachelor in 1960s Paris who is engaged to three different women, all stewardesses for different airlines. His carefully scheduled routine flies out the window, however, when all of his fiancées are grounded in Paris on the same night! Bernard enlists the help of his housekeeper and hapless friend Robert to maintain the charade as he strives to keep each woman happy . . . and in the dark. The play is rated Theatre PG-13.
Performance are Thursdays through Sundays, March 11- 20, The cast list will be announced on the morning show of WXOW on Friday, January 27, as well as online and on the stage door. The first cast meeting will be that evening at 7 p.m. at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays through Thursdays. For more information call 784-9292 and sign up to audition!
La Crosse Community Theatre will present the Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival Thursday through Saturday, January 21 to 23, 2016, with unique performances nightly at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Workshops will take place on Saturday.
This year’s ensembles will include La Crosse favorites The Webernauts, Heart of La Crosse, License to Krill; the Minneapolis troupe Horseface, and Glassworks Improv from Eau Claire. Other troupes include White Out, Monkey Business Institute, Half-Masted, Square Wheels, One Night Stand, Reservoir Frogs, as well as special guest troupes from Viterbo University, Northern Iowa University, and local teens.
Improvisation is a theatrical form that celebrates spontaneity and is fun for performers and audience members. It is on-the-spot story-telling, with no planning or script, usually with minimal props and sets. An example is the popular television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Festival workshops on Saturday will include “Practical Physical Comedy and Comic Movement” with world-class physical entertainment artist Kenny Ahern; “Improv Fundamentals” and “Longform Techniques for Beginners” with nationally recognized improv performer, coach and director Chuck Charbeneau; and “Puppetry 101 — Using Puppets” with improviser and professional puppeteer Stacey Gordon.
Workshops are $25 each per person, 2 for $40 or 3 for $60.
Performance ticket prices are as follows:
Thursday Night Only: $12
Friday or Saturday Night: $18
Weekend Pass: $40
Tickets and workshop registration are available online or by phone.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast list for our Veterans Studio Theatre production, Wit, which opens Thursday, February 11, 2016 and continues Wednesdays through Sundays until February 28 with special Saturday matinees added as there are only 99 seats in the theatre. Tickets go on sale January 25. 2017. For the complete cast list, click here.
LCT will present a sensory-friendly performance of the family-friendly holiday show The Gifts of the Magi on December 19th at 2pm. The sensory-friendly performance seeks to serve those with sensory processing challenges and those on the autism spectrum. It will include modifications to lighting, noise, and action to ease transitions for audience members. There is also a sensory-friendly theatre guide available here. Other services for the sensory-friendly performance include a quiet “break” space, fidgets, weighted lap blankets, and noise-canceling headphones.
Tickets for the sensory-friendly performance are $25 for adults and $17 for students. For more information about sensory-friendly theatre, or to get tickets, or to inquire about special seating options for this performance, contact the box office at 784-9292.
This Friday and Saturday, at 7:00pm, high schools students from around the region are presenting staged readings of two exciting scripts. Admission is only $5 and goes to support LCT’s theatre for youth program. No advance tickets required.
December 4: Censored on Final Approach, a play by Phylis Ravel. The play tells the story of women who traveled to Texas with their own funds in an effort to join the military as fighter pilots. There were 1,830 of them. They came from diverse backgrounds . . .from actresses to debutantes to factory workers to teachers and nurses. The play is written by Marquette University Artistic Associate Professor Phyllis Ravel.
December 5: Elephants Graveyard by George Brant. A true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.
For more information, click here