Performances of The Odd Couple, the second main-series show of the 2013-2014 season,will be December 6-8 and 12-15. Reserved seat tickets are $18 for adults and senior citizens, and $10 for students and children.
Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 to 1:30 and one hour before each performance. Online tickets are available by clicking on the Red ONLINE BOX OFFICE area on the right side of this web page.
This classic comedy opens with a group of the guys assembled to play cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison (Jacob Duncan). And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him.
Late to arrive is Felix Unger (Grant Bramlett), who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal — but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
Other members of the cast include Dan Becker (Murray), Jerry Juliano (Speed), Sam Wilds (Roy), Jerry Chrisner (Vinnie), Brittany Sharkey (Gwendolyn Pigeon) and Tiffany Jarosek (Cecily Pigeon).
The production staff includes Director John Monteverde, Technical Director Dustin Ozment, Stage Manager Hayley Dugger, Properties Master Leon Perkins, Set Painting Bea Wohleb, Costumes Janice Wilson and Running Crew Members Evan Clawson, Kevin Clayborn and Lizzi Covert.
The Odd Couple is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Temple Civic Theatre will present Milk & Cookies with Santa on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at the theatre.
Admission is one non-perishable food item per person (which we will be donating to a local food bank).
TCT Youth Theatre and Board of Governors invite children of all ages to enjoy a program of readings and carols, and to share cookies and milk with our very special guest.
Milk & Cookies with Santa has become an annual event at TCT.
You can contact Aileen Snyder at 254-778-4751 for purchases over the phone or you can download an order form and mail it to the theatre with your check.
Our remaining 2013-2014 Main Series includes:
Dec. 6 through Dec. 15 = Neil Simon's The Odd Couple
Feb. 14 through Feb. 23 = Steel Magnolias
April 4 through April 13 = I Do! I Do! (musical)
May 23 through June 1 = Don't Dress for Dinner
July 18 through July 27 = The Wizard of Oz (musical)
Auditions for Steel Magnolias are scheduled to take place on Sunday and Monday, January 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. here at the theatre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. During auditions, actors will be asked to read from the script.
There are six female roles available for this show, ranging in age from 20-60. (When we list ages for a show, it is not your actual physical age, but the age you could appear on stage with the proper costume, hair and make-up.)
Performances will be February 14-16 and 20-23, 2014. Specific information about the rehearsal schedule will be addressed during the audition process. Actors wishing to check out a script in advance may do so with a refundable $10 cash-only deposit through the Box Office from December 10 through December 20.
Want to share your coupons with friends, newcomers to our community or other family members? Call the Box Office and give us the name of the person that you wish to share your coupons with along with the quantity that you are releasing to that person. We’ll make a note in the computer under your name about releasing those tickets to your guest(s). That person is then responsible for contacting the Box Office and making their own seating reservations. Coupons will not be deleted from your pool unless a ticket reservation is made by the indicated recipient.
You can also donate extra coupons to a charity that the Board of Governors has approved — and receive a tax donation receipt! As of now that charity is the Ronald McDonald House. Coupons donated in this fashion will be permanently deleted from your “pool” of coupons and a family staying at the Ronald McDonald House might enjoy a show because of your generosity. Contact Aileen Snyder at 254-778-4751 for more information.
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.
The theatre is starting a Youth Mentorship Program for the front-of-house area. We’re looking for youth (age 12 and older) to be ushers, house managers and/or box office volunteers.
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.
For more information, or to buy your ad, please call the theatre at 254-778-4751.
John Monteverde, Temple Civic Theatre's new Managing and Artistic Director, comes to us from Portland, Oregon, where he has directed over 70 productions. He arrived in Temple on September 4, just in time for auditions for the first main-series show of the season, Count Dracula.
John holds a B.A. in theatre from the University of Washington and is currently completing his Masters in Education from Marylhurst University. His awards and honors include the Winifred Ward Award for Outstanding New Children's Theatre from the American Alliance of Theater and Education in 1996 and the Oregon Book Award's Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award in 2006.
As founder of the Blue Monkey Theater Co., some of his favorite shows included Romeo and Juliet, The Wrestling Season, Night of the Living Dead, columbinus, Altar Boyz and The Breakfast Club.
Prior to founding that company, John was also founding artistic director of the Northwest Children's Theater in Portland. Over his 13 years there, some of his favorite productions included Peter Pan, The Arabian Nights (world premiere), Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, The Outsiders, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Miracle Worker and The Three Musketeers.
He has guest directed both in his hometown and across the country with such productions as Zombie Prom (Tin Pan Alley Theatre), Our Town (Mount Hood Repertory Theater), The Importance of Being Earnest (Northwest Classical Theatre Company), Fame (Rocky Mountain Theater for Youth), The Hobbit (Pennsylvania Youth Theatre) and Henry IV, part 1 and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Portland Actor's Ensemble, Shakespeare in the Park).
John is passionate about mentoring young artists and has developed teen internship programs at both of his companies while directing and teaching at local area high schools, where productions included Legally Blonde, All in the Timing and Footloose (Riverdale High School) and The Odyssey (Arts & Communications Magnet Academy).
An Eagle Scout Project by John Connolly and members of Boy Scout Troop 101 has repaired and resurfaced the floor in Temple Civic Theatre's green room -- the area where actors wait before going on stage. John coordinated the work with the theatre's schedule during August and September, resulting in there being no disruptions in our rehearsal and performance schedule. Thanks to John and Troop 101 for this much-need building improvement.
Showcase and promote your business or organization by becoming a Show Sponsor for one (or more) of the productions in the TCT 2013-14 Main Series Season. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $5,000 per production. Please download the PDF file shown below to read about the benefits each level of sponsorship receives. Contact the theatre 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.
2413 South 13th St.
Temple, TX 76504
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Ext. 2 = Director
Ext. 3 = Bus. Office
Ext. 4 = Tech Dir.
Fax (254) 778-4980
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9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
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DID YOU KNOW that you can check how many coupons you have used so far in your season membership? Click the red area above and in the section on the bottom right entitled "Have a code?", enter your Ticket or Coupon Code. The system will show you how many tickets you have used so far this season.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the November 15, 2013 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.