We will open our new season with a World Premier of The Mandala, Center for Hope, Health and Happiness, written by Gary Gosney and Marjie Rynearson. This is the first time that these local playwrights have been featured in our Main Series Productions. Opening night is September 18 and will run for two weekends. Individual tickets are $20 for adults, senior citizens, and military and $12 for children and students. You will be able to make you online reservations on September 2 and the box office will open for reservations on September 8.
The Mandala cast includes Pat Landrum, Win Emmons, Kathy Owens, Prescott Hersey, Sarah Hustus, and Sarah Sanderford. We welcome Pat and Win from Waco to TCT. Kathy was last on our stage in The Wizard of Oz, Prescott was in Hay Fever, Sarah Hustus was in Almost, Maine with Sarah Sanderford, as well. Michael J. Fox is directing this comedy in two acts with the help of Lori Honeycutt in the stage manager role.
The Mandala is the story of a widow and widower who met and fell in love at a retirement home called The Mandala, Center for Hope Health and Happiness. Their wish to share their joy with their children becomes a humorous dilemma. Rynearson and Gosney's previous collaboration, Talk to Your Dog, was a Spotlight Production and opened to a wildly enthusiastic crowd.
Temple Civic Theatre is proud to announce the performance schedule for its 2015-2016 season. This season marks our 49th season and we think it's one of the best ones yet. This year, we start with an original work, The Mandala. This charming work by local artists Marjie Rynearson and Dr. Gary Gosney introduce you to a widow and a widower who meet and fall in love. Then, we visit one of the original mystery board games, set to music and leaving you asking just who did it with Clue, The Musical. After Clue, we'll take you into an acting class at a local community center with Circle Mirror Transformation. After the acting class, we will return to Grover's Corner with Thornton Wilder's acclaimed work, Our Town. A trip to a Tupperware party with Sealed for Freshness takes us back to the 1960s with this wonderful comedy about everyone's favorite dish. Finally, wrapping up our 2015-2016 season, Temple Civic Theatre is proud to present The Sound of Music. This timeless musical will remind us that the hills are truly alive with the sound of music.
The summer musical was originally set to tell one of the best rags to fantasies come true with Cinderella, but due to an upcoming national tour of the production, we were not able to secure the rights to the show. We look forward to bringing this wonderful, timeless story back to our stage soon.
Have you bought your season membership? Simply click on the online box office to the right or call our box office at (254) 778-4751 for more information.
- The Mandala - Performances: September 18-20, September 24-27.
- Clue, The Musical - Performances: October 30-November 1, November 5-8
- Circle Mirror Transformation - Performances: January 29-31, February 4-7
- Our Town - Performances: April 1-3, April 7-10
- Sealed for Freshness - Performances: May 13-15, May 19-22
- The Sound of Music - Performances: July 8-10, July 14-17, July 22-23
Come to Temple Civic Theatre Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m. for your chance to be in Clue, The Musical. Our first musical of the new season will be directed by Dr. Sara Harris Baker. She has requested that auditionees come both nights, have a song prepared (32-bars or less) and are prepared for a movement audition as well as a cold reading from the script.
Dr. Baker directed The Wizard of Oz and played the witch last month in Into the Woods. Dr. Baker is Choral Director at Temple College and we are happy to have her back in the director's chair at Temple Civic Theatre.
Available roles include:
MR. BODDY - charismatic, handsome, playful host; soaring baritone/tenor
MRS. PEACOCK - acerbic, manipulative, sexy socialite; mezzo with belt
PROFESSOR PLUM - astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor; baritone
MISS SCARLET - shrewd, very attractive vixen; wide vocal range with belt
COLONEL MUSTARD - pompous, randy military man; baritone
MRS. WHITE - fun-loving cockney maid, portrayed by a man; wide vocal range
MR. GREEN - slick, handsome wheeler-dealer; baritone/tenor
DETECTIVE - hard-nosed, snappy, humorous female; interesting singing voice
Open auditions are typically held on Sunday and Mondays at 7 p.m. at the theatre. You do not have to be a member of Temple Civic Theatre to audition or appear in a show. Auditions are normally cold readings from the script. For musicals, there will also be a singing audition and a movement audition.
Clue, The Musical — September 9-10, 2015, directed by Sara Harris Baker
Youth Christmas Show — October 18-19, 2015
Circle Mirror Transformation — December 13-14, 2015, directed by Betsi Chamlee
The Mountaintop (Spotlight Production) — January 17-18, 2016
Our Town — February 15-16, 2016, directed by Leon Perkins
Sealed for Freshness — April 3-4, 2016, directed by Natasha Tolleson
The Sound of Music — May 15-16, 2016, directed by Sara Harris Baker
The Rocky Horror Show (Spotlight Production) — May 29-30, 2016, directed by Natasha Tolleson
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We're beginning to sell ads for the 2014-15 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.
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"Neither Temple Civic Theatre nor its current employees or 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 and the FBI in their investigation of this crime."
-- Jody Donaldson, President 2013-14, Board of Governors
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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.