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!
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 will be available online. The box office, staffed by a live person, will open on Tuesday, October 4. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
Our musical revue, TCT's Golden Hits, orginally scheduled for September 10 and 11, has been postponed until Friday, October 21 and Sunday, October 23. More details will be posted as available.
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
Cake Wars Flyer
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.
As part of our 50th Birthday Season, we want to create a Central Texas version of "Cake Wars," with specially-themed cakes on display at the opening night reception of each of our six main series shows.
A photo of the cake will be displayed on the theatre website, and will be listed in our printed programs. Bakers will also have the ability to leave business cards or brochures beside the cake.
Please let your baker friends know about this 50th birthday project.
CLICK HERE for the informational flyer.
Here is information about some of the shows, auditions and directors:
The Fantasticks, Auditions Sunday & Monday, August 28 & 29, 7 p.m.
Directed by Priscilla Santana, Performances October 7-16
All My Sons, Auditions Sunday & Monday, October 9 & 10, 7 p.m.
Directed by Leon Perkins, Performances November 11-20
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Auditions Sunday & Monday, October 16 & 17, 7 p.m.
(Audition dates have been updated), Directed by Betsi Chamlee, Performances Dec. 9-11
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
UPDATE! — SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. IS ALMOST SOLD OUT (status as of 11 AM Saturday).
At this time, tickets are still available for the 11 P.M. performance.
A special spotlight production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show musical will be Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2016. We'll have TWO shows each night — at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Reserved seat tickets are $20 each and are available online. (Click the Red Online Box Office on the right side of the main web page.) Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
PLEASE DO NOT bring the following: Food (Toast, Rice), Confetti, Water Pistols, Lighters, or Fire (use Glowsticks or Flashlights instead). A limited number of audience participation Props Kits will be available for $5 (cash only). Costumes are welcomed.
The cast includes Clyde Ciupek, Brad Majors; Avery Ling, Janet Weiss; Brad Huckabay, Riff Raff; Megan Foutz, Magenta & Usherette; Emma Tolleson, Columbia; Rusty Schramm, Dr. Frank 'n' Furter; Gavin Been, Rocky; Nickolas Winkler, Eddie; Evan Clawson, Dr. Everett Scott; and Richard Tolleson, Narrator.
Phantoms include Rebecca Alley, Melanie Foutz, Danny Martinez, Latrice Scott and Scott Searles. Time Warp Dancers include Anne Ciccariello, Rebecca Johnson and Alexz Siprian.
Production staff includes Natasha Tolleson, director; Cameron Roucloux, musical director; Brad LaMotte, technical director and set designer; Emma Tolleson, choreographer; Sarah Hustus and Chase Yerkes, stage managers; Jesse Wyman, lighting design; Tanya McMillan, Chase Yerkes, Alex LaMotte, hair and make-up; Leon Perkins and Taylor Wilson, props; Janet Donaldson, Andrew Tye and Kaiya Fowler, costumes; Derresha Webb and Chase Yerkes, sound crew; and Chris Ling and Daniel Eshbaugh, spotlights.
This special spotlight production is rated PG-13 for adult language and adult situations. The show is sponsored by LifeLike Dental Studio and Stella Artois & Jack Hilliard Distributing Co. Inc. Season ticket coupons do not apply to this show.
Below is an article by Tyler Agnew that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on August 11, 2016. Photos by Michael Miller. There was also a photo of Janet and Rocky on the front page.
Robert R. Rynearson, MD, past member of the Board of Governors and husband of Theatre Founder Marjie Rynearson, passed away June 24, 2016. Bob had been a very active theatre volunteer and supporter for more that 50 years. He was a great friend to the theatre.
Longtime theatre volunteer Edward J. (Ed) Boyle passed away June 20. His service was Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Ed worked on numerous shows, appearing onstage and working behind the scenes. Ed made his TCT debut as Rev. Hooker, Clyde, Norval, and Bud in Dearly Departed then returned as Boolie Wertham in Driving Miss Daisy. He also appeared as the Kralahome in The King and I, as Keller in She Loves Me, as John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet, as Capt. George Brackett in South Pacific and as FDR in Annie.
Ed worked on numerous sets, including Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Emperor’s New Clothes, G.I. Holiday Jukebox, The Dinner Party, Driving Miss Daisy and The Little Foxes. He was also the theatre's “go-to” guy for specialty props. For a time, he served as the theatre's Technical Director. He will be missed.
Temple Civic Theatre lost two longtime volunteers in March and April. Lilla Barnes passed away March 26, 2016. "Miss Lilla" had served as the theatre secretary, painted numerous backdrops for shows, appeared in many productions, and much more. Jim Hunter passed away April 8, 2016. He was a Past President of the Board of Governors and served for a time as the theatre's technical director. He worked both backstage and onstage, appearing in many productions. Lilla and Jim will be missed.
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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Temple, TX 76504
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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.