This is a special Youth Theatre production and is not a part of TCT season memberships.
Beth Bradley (Jaina Wrex) helps narrate the story of the Herdmans, a family of rotten children, who lie, steal, swear, fight, light things on fire, and are generally feared in the community. The play is based on the popular children's book by Barbara Robinson.
Performances are Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students. Tickets are now available online. The box office, staffed by the live person, will open Tuesday, November 29, at 9:30 a.m.
The Herdmans (Nathan Smith, Madison White, Devon Cabrera, Dylon Cabrera, Dominic Cabrera and Jaidyn Henry) go to church for the first time after being told that the church offers snacks. When they get wind of the annual church Christmas pageant, they bully their way into the main roles and generally wreak havoc.
None of the Herdmans had ever heard the Christmas story before. Joseph, Mary, the baby Jesus — it's all news to them. So they're convinced that the Wise Men should bring pizza and that the Angel of the Lord is straight out of a comic book. Everyone worries that this year's pageant will be horrible (just like the Herdmans), but they are sure to make it the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.
Beth's parents (Lily Johnson and Thomas Painter) are helping with the pageant, as well as her younger brother (Jay Hollimon). Other children at church include Olivia Smith, Lilly Dale, Elias Kline, Zoey Dawson, Miriam Keller, Austin Moore, Lexi Dillon, Sam Orlowski, Claire Little, Eden Johnson and Haileigh Dodd. The Reverend Hopkins is played by Cody Little.
Church Ladies include Sarah Menn, Brianna Boswell, Grace Baker, Sydney Orlowski, Skyler Gordon and Gabby Garcia. The Opening Trio includes Atyana Click, Lexi Dillon and Claire Little. Baby Angels include Kaydance Artman, Luke Dillon, Austen Dodd, Melody Hennig, Eden Johnson, Joel Johnson, Joy Kellar and Sam Orlowski. Firefighters include Skyler Gordon, Mallory Jarrell and Abenezer Johnson.
Shepherds and Choir Members include Amber Boswell, Atyana Click, Zoey Dawson, Lexi Dillon, Haileigh Dodd, Skyler Gordon, Mallory Jarrell, Abenezer Johnson, Miriam Kellar, Claire Little, Austin Moore and Pierce Parker.
The production staff includes Betsi Chamlee, director; Grace Smith, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Kris Glorioso, assistant to the director; and Jesse Wyman, lighting designer. Crew members include Alex Clardy and Marissa Hunt.
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Open public auditions for our next main-series production, You Can't Take It With You, will be Sunday and Monday, December 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the theatre. This whimsical Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play was the first show ever presented by Temple Civic Theatre in 1966.
There are adult roles for nine males and seven females of various ages. Auditions will include cold readings from the script. A read-through for cast members will be held on Thursday, December 14. Cast members will be able to take home scripts and learn lines over the holidays, with rehearsals starting January 2. Performance dates are January 27-29 and February 2-5.
Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for a rich businessman's son Tony Kirby. She invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage. The Kirbys are a wealthy, stuffy family of great self-importance, while the Sycamores are a collection of good-hearted lunatics where everyone does just what he or she pleases. When the two families come together, lifestyle and philosophy collide head-on with great fun.
The movie version of the play was directed by Frank Capra and included Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore and Ann Miller.
It's Christmas Eve in 1946 and we invite you to join us in the WBFR studio in New York City for the live radio broadcast of this American holiday classic.
With the help of an ensemble that portray dozens of characters on the radio, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. The show is based on the Frank Capra movie.
The show is a special one-weekend spotlight production. Performances are Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and children. This show is not included in TCT season memberships. Tickets are now available online. The box office, staffed by a live person, will open Tuesday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m.
The performers include John Elwood, Dan Becker, Heidi Lewis, Jill B. Main, Darren Walker, Gary Gosney, Jo Elwood, Jaida Blessing, Kalib Teetz, Elias Kline, Jeff Whitlock and Jesse Wyman.
The production staff includes Michael J. Fox, director; Lori Honeycutt, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Jesse Wyman, lighting designer; and Jeff Whitlock, assistant lighting operator.
The following article by Patty Benoit appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on November 24, 2016. The photo is by Michael Miller.
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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:
You Can't Take It With You, Auditions Sunday & Monday, December 11 & 12, 7 p.m.
Directed by Rob Wilds, Performances January 27-February 5
Youth Theatre Spring Break Camp — Winnie the Pooh
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
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.
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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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