Don’t Dress for Dinner, the wildly funny comedy by Marc Camoletti (author of Boeing-Boeing), is coming to Temple Civic Theatre and it’s going to be an affair to remember. Open auditions will be Sunday & Monday, April 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at the theatre. Guest director will be Michael J. Fox.
The play calls for three women and three men — and we'll also be signing up backstage crew volunteers at the auditions. Auditions will be by cold readings from the script.
Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard’s wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own … setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.
Performance dates are May 16-18, 22-25.
Temple Civic Theatre's 3rd Annual Mother-Son Dance (our annual Mother’s Day event) will be Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother’s Day) at the Bell County Expo Center. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets include admission to the event plus light snacks and beverages. CLICK HERE to go to our online store to purchase tickets. On the next web page, click on "View Details" to place your order.
The Master's Image Photography will be on hand that evening. They will be offering photo packages ranging from $20 to $30. You will be able to pay an additional $20 on any package and obtain the digital negatives.
We are also collecting silent auction items for the evening.
When ordering tickets online, you will receive a receipt for your purchase. You will not receive an actual ticket. We will have a list of names to be checked at the door. Your receipt serves as your proof of purchase.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF file of the Sponsorship Information Sheet. The theatre is looking for businesses or organizations to help support this annual event. Sponsorships are $250 or $500.
The Temple Literacy Council is presenting a compilation of stories and literature that inspires life at Temple Civic Theatre on Saturday, April 26. The presentation, Moments & Memories, Literacy in Our Lives, was compiled by TCT's Founder Marjie Rynearson and is being directed by TCT Actor and Director Michael J. Fox.
Temple Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for its summer musical, The Wizard of Oz, in two stages — students and adults.
STUDENT AUDITIONS (Kindergarten through High School) — Sunday, May 11 at 4 p.m. at the theatre. These auditions are primarily for supporting roles, chorus members and Munchkins. Following these student auditions, some students may be asked to attend the adult auditions.
ADULT AUDITIONS (College-age and above) — Sunday & Monday, June 1 & 2, at 7 p.m. at the theatre. Students that were unable to attend the May 11 student auditions may also participate.
All auditioners are asked to prepare a brief song (32 bars or less) that shows off your voice. Also, there will be a simple movement exercise — so wear comfortable clothes. We will also be signing up volunteers during the auditions who want to work backstage.
Performance dates are July 18-20, 24-27.
April 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. = Open Auditions for Don't Dress for Dinner
April 26 = Temple Literacy Council's Moments & Memories
May 10 = Mother-Son Dance at the Bell County Expo Center
May 11 at 4 p.m. = Student Auditions for The Wizard of Oz
May 16-18, 22-25 = Main-series show, Don't Dress for Dinner (Dates updated)
June 1 & 2 @ 7 p.m. = Adult Auditions for The Wizard of Oz (plus any students we missed on May 11)
June 6-8, 12-15 = Main-series show, Doubt
July 18-20, 24-27 = Main-series musical, The Wizard of Oz
Summer = TCT Youth Summer Camp
We regret that we have cancelled Ain't Misbehavin' due to circumstances beyond our control. Ain't Misbehavin' was a substitute show for I Do!, I Do! The original performance dates of the cancelled shows were April 4-6 and 10-13.
That means the next main-series show will be Don't Dress for Dinner, May 16-18 and May 22-25 (Updated dates).
Season-member reservations for I Do! I Do! and/or Ain't Misbehavin' will be honored at the play Doubt, which has been added to the main-series season and will be performed June 6-8 and 12-15. The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning best play, best actress, best featured actress and best director.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
As of March 28, 2014, John Monteverde, managing and artistic director, has left employment at Temple Civic Theatre. He is returning to Portland to pursue educational opportunities. Mr. Monteverde's departure from Temple Civic Theatre had nothing whatsoever to do with funds missing from the TCT checking account.
"Neither Temple Civic Theatre nor its volunteers are under criminal investigation regarding money taken from the theatre's checking account. The theatre is the victim of this crime. We are fully cooperating with the Temple Police Department in their investigation of this crime."
-- Jody Donaldson, President, Board of Governors
Our goal this year is to drastically reduce our postage costs for mailing our Footlights newsletter and other notices. We have had a great response from many our patrons, but we need to step it up.
Our physical mailing list consists of almost 2500 names and our email list of only 600 names. But those 600 people have saved us over $100 per mailing in printing and postage.
What is the best bargain in arts organization program advertising? The answer is easy: Temple Civic Theatre. That's because main series productions at Temple Civic Theatre perform SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES for each show.
We're beginning to sell ads for the 2013-14 Main Series season. Ads begin as low as $9.29 per performance when you buy the entire season of 42 performances. You also receive a substantial discount for purchasing an ad for the entire season instead of for just one show. Please click the PDF file below for more information.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Temple Civic Theatre and we truly appreciate all the wonderful effort and creative thinking of our volunteers. There are many ways to be involved at TCT as a volunteer. These opportunities are a perfect way to match your interests and talents and involve as little or as much time as you’d like to spend. Call 254-778-4751 for more information.
Volunteer opportunities are divided into several categories. Click on "READ MORE" to see even more volunteer opportunities.
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CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the January 29, 2014 newsletter
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.