All My Sons by Arthur Miller is the theatre's second main-series production in its 50th Anniversary Season. Performances are November 11, 12, 18, 19 (8 p.m.), November 17 (7 p.m.) and Sunday matinees on November 13 and 20 (2:30 p.m.).
Reserved-seat tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and children. Tickets are available online (click the ONLINE BOX OFFICE button). The box office, staffed by a live person, opens November 1 at 9:30 a.m. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
Joe Keller (Sam Wilds), a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate (Suzanne Wohleb), and son, Chris, in a suburban American neighborhood. The couple mourns the loss of their other son, Larry, who went missing in World War II three years ago. Kate still clings to the hope that her son is alive. Chris (Prescott Hersey) wants to propose to his brother's former fiancée, Ann (Marissa Hunt).
Ann's older brother, George (Daniel Bodhi Chapin), who is a lawyer, comes to the Keller home to discuss their father Steve, Joe's former business partner who is in prison. George's love interest before the war, Lydia Lubey (Sarah Hustus) and her husband and astrologist, Frank (Alex Clardy) are neighbors to the Kellers.
Other neighbors are Dr. Jim Bayliss (Chris Wohleb) and his wife Sue (Rebecca Johnson). Bert (Pierce Parker) is a young boy that lives nearby.
The production staff includes Leon Perkins, director; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Lori Honeycutt, stage manager, and Tanya McMillan, hair and make-up. If you are interested in volunteering for the production staff, please contact the theatre.
In 1987, a made-for-TV version of the play starred James Whitmore as Joe Keller, Aidan Quinn as Chris, Michael Learned as Kate and Joan Allen as Ann Deever. The play was last performed at TCT in 1971.
Season tickets are now available for the upcoming 2016-17 season, which is the 50th Anniversary Season for the theatre. Main-series seasons normally include two musicals and four plays, but for this special season, we've increased the number of musicals to three. There are no price increases from the previous season.
Season tickets save up to 44% compared to at-the-door prices.
Included in the season is the first play the theatre ever presented (You Can't Take It With You, October 1966) and the first musical ever produced (The Fantasticks!, May 1967). CLICK HERE to see a complete list of shows, or to download a season brochure and order form. Come help us celebrate!
Click the links below to download a PDF file of the document:
2016-17 Season Brochure
2016-17 Order Form for season tickets (if not purchasing online or in person)
50/50 Donation Campaign Brochure
Playgoer Advertising Information Sheet
Playgoer Advertising Contract
Sponsorship Information for main-series shows
Sponsorship Information for spotlight productions
Here is information about some of the shows, auditions and directors:
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Auditions Sunday & Monday, November 6 & 7, 7 p.m.
Directed by Michael J. Fox, Performances December 2-4
You Can't Take It With You, Auditions in December to be announced
Director to be announced, Performances January 29-February 5
Youth Theatre Spring Break Camp
Directed by Kathy Owens, Performances March 18 & 19
Little Shop of Horrors, Auditions Sunday & Monday, February 12 & 13, 7 p.m.
Directed by Leon Perkins, Performances March 31-April 9
The 39 Steps, Auditions Sunday & Monday, April 9 & 10, 7 p.m.
Directed by Natasha Tolleson, Performances May 19-28
Hairspray, Auditions Sunday & Monday, June 4 & 5, 7 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Sara Harris Baker, Performances July 14-29
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first show performed by Temple Civic Theatre, we are presenting a musical revue entitled TCT's Golden Hits on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m. (There is not a Saturday performance.)
Reserved-seat tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and children, and are currently on sale. They are available online (click ONLINE BOX OFFICE on the right side of this page) or by phoning the box office at 254-778-4751. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
The musical revue covers each decade of TCT's history. The selections are from shows that have been produced at Temple Civic Theatre. The music is performed primarily by original cast members that were in the TCT shows!
Composers include Adler & Ross, Ahrens & Flaherty, Bart, Berlin, Gesner, Harnick & Bock, Jones, Kander & Ebb, Lerner & Lowe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, Strouse, Webber & Rice, and Willson.
Performers include Sara Harris Baker, Dan Becker, Andi Billeck, Betsi Chamlee, Evan Clawson, Regina Corley, Clyde Ciupek, Sandy Dlugas, Jo Elwood, John Elwood, Una Forgy, Michael J. Fox, Kris Glorioso, Gary Gosney, Betsy Howell, Teri Johnson, Jill B. Main, John Mischtian, Michael Morris, Craig Pitrucha, Meg Pitrucha, Paige Rendon, Bob Ritchie, Marilyn Ritchie, Sarah Sanderford, Priscilla Santana, Martha Satterwhite, Janice Wilson, Chris Wohleb and Suzanne Wohleb. Accompanying the group on piano is David Perez-Guerra. The revue was coordinated by Betsi Chamlee.
Come help us celebrate the 50th anniversary and take a trip down memory lane.
Below is an article by Patty Benoit that was published in the Temple Daily Telegram on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The first main-series show in our 2016-17 50th Anniversary Season is The Fantasticks. Evening performances (8 p.m.) are October 7, 8, 14 and 15, with a special 7 p.m. time on Thursday, October 13. Sunday matinees (2:30 p.m.) are October 9 and 16. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students or children.
The show, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, was the first musical ever presented by the theatre. The last TCT production of the show was in November 1993. Songs include "Try to Remember" (the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow.)
The story concerns two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud.
When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.
The cast includes Michael Morris (El Gallo), Marissa Hunt (Luisa), Konnor Widmann (Matt), Jeffrey Ellis (Hucklebee), Buzz Rahm (Bellomy), Dennis Williams (Henry), Dan Becker (Mortimer), and Kris Glorioso (The Mute).
The production team includes Priscilla Santana (Director), Brian Tanaka (Musical Director), Sue Corman (Stage Manager), Dustin Ozment (Technical Director), Jesse Wyman (Lighting Designer), Sue Morrisey (Costume Chair), Tanya McMillan (Hair & Make-Up Chair), and Leon Perkins (Properties Chair).
Tickets are available online. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
The article below, written by Patty Benoit with photography by Rusty Schramm, appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on October 6, 2016.
The following photo was featured on the front page of the paper:
The answer is easy: Temple Civic Theatre. That’s because during a season at Temple Civic Theatre, your ad will be seen at 44 different performances. Other arts organizations offer only four to six performances during a season.
Ad prices are as low as $8.18 per performance when you purchase a quarter-page ad for the entire season. ($360 total, payable by check or credit card in 1, 2 or 3 payments.)
CLICK HERE to download an information sheet or call the theatre business office at 254-778-4751.
CLICK HERE to download an advertising contract. You can split your ad cost into 2 or 3 payments.
Please consider supporting the theatre, especially during our upcoming 50th Anniversary Season. The season deadline is September 23, 2016.
Save 40% by purchasing an ad for the entire season.
Did you know that curtain time for our Thursday night main-series productions is an hour earlier than usual — beginning at 7 p.m. instead of the normal time. This was designed for audience members who might want to get home a little earlier than usual. It was also thought that families with children might benefit from the earlier time.
Amazon is offering a program called "Amazon Smile" where they will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Temple Civic Theatre. It won't cost you a thing because Amazon is donating all the money, and it's a great way to help the theatre.
The only catch is you have to start your online shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of the normal www.amazon.com.
The first time you go to smile.amazon.com, you'll select the organization you want Amazon to support. By the way, they have our name spelled "Temple Civic Theater".
Thanks for your support!
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Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The mission of Temple Civic Theatre is to produce theatre of the highest caliber, to enlist regional talent through open auditions, to educate youth and adults in all aspects of theatre, and to provide opportunities for and encourage participation by volunteers, thus enriching the artistic and cultural base of the communities of Central Texas.