Registration is open! We have some great classes lined up for our winter session.
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.
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La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for its winter drama, Wit, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
Roles are available for 3 to 5 women and 2 to 4 men, depending on casting. Anyone over 18 is eligible regardless of experience or training.
Margaret Edson’s Wit was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The story is of Dr. Vivian Bearing who has spent years teaching the brilliant sonnets of English poet John Donne. When she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Vivian applies her aggressive and rational probing of literature toward examining her own life and mortality. As her illness evolves, so does her relationship with herself and those around her, leading to a transformation that is both humorous and profound. The play is rated Theatre PG-13.
Performance dates are available here. The cast list will be announced on the morning show of WXOW on Friday, December 18, 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 Fridays. For more information call 784-9292 and sign up to audition!
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Six flexible vouchers to be used in any combination for any remaining show in our 2015-2016 season. Enjoy the added benefit of reserving seats two weeks before the public! Any portion makes a great gift!
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This Saturday at 11 am, LCT is excited to host its very first sensory-friendly performance of the Theatre for Young Audiences show STUART LITTLE. 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 are $9 and are available at the LCT box office, online, or by calling 784-9292.
LCT is pleased to announce the cast list for our holiday musical, The Gifts of the Magi, which opens Thursday, December 10 and continues Thursdays through Sundays until December 20. All performances are in the Lyche Theatre. For the complete cast list, click here.
La Crosse, WI – 10/14/2015 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for its holiday musical,The Gifts of the Magi, on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 27 and 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
There are roles are available for men and women ages 15 and up. Actors are asked to prepare 16 measures, about 30 seconds, of a song. The song can be from a musical, film, or a favorite Christmas carol. There will also be a short dance audition and readings from the script.
The Gifts of the Magi is based on the stories by O. Henry. It is Christmas in New York, 1910, and for a young married couple the holidays seem bleak. Out of work and with no money for gifts, Jim and Della show their love for one another by giving up their most prized possessions. Featuring a bright and joyful musical score, this tale of love and sacrifice is a perfect parable for the season. The book is by Mark St. Germain, music by Randy Courts, and lyrics by Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts.
Performance dates are available online. The cast list will be announced on the morning show of WXOW on Friday, October 30, 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 Fridays. Call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
Send a young person you know on LCT’s New York City theatre tour for students in 8th through 12th grade in March 2016. For details, click here.
La Crosse, WI – 10/15/2015 – You are never too small to make a big difference. La Crosse Community Theatre will bring to the stage E. B. White’s story of a little mouse on a big adventure with its Theatre for Young Audiences production Stuart Little, Saturday, November 14, and running through Sunday, November 22, 2015. Performances will be Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., in the Veterans Studio Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
In an effort to bring theatre to all, including those on the autism spectrum, the 11:00 a.m. performance on November 21 will be sensory-friendly.
“Stuart Little is still one of the most beloved and well-known books for children, seventy years after it was introduced. It is a timeless story about growing up, finding your path and friendship,” said Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, the show’s director and LCT’s new director of education. “Both children and parents will recognize the heart of the book in our stage version.”
“As a creative team,” said Pillatzki-Warzeha, “we are finding great fun in rediscovering Stuart’s adventures and, maybe not surprisingly, we have been reminded that the lessons he learns along the way are as important to us as adults as they were to us when we were young.”
Stuart Little is the endearing tale about an extraordinary mouse born into an ordinary family. All the charm, wisdom, and joy of E.B. White’s classic novel are captured in this delightful adaptation. The exciting adventures — both big and small — of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life, proving that you’re never too small to make a big difference. The E.B. White book was adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette.
The cast includes Brianna Herber (Stuart Little), Ken Brown (Mr. Little and others), Stacy Bruemmer (Mrs. Little and others), Ryan Puffer (Snowbell and others) and Amy Anderson (Margalo and others).
The production team also will include set design by Dillon McArdle, costume design by April Brown, and props design by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha and Kelsey Taunt.
Tickets are $9, on sale now by phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.