Civic 2017-2018 Season

A Civic Production
July 28 – 30
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Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, Music Adapted & Arranged by David Weinstein
July 28 – 30, 2017
at Rohrman Performing Arts Center at Jefferson High School
Directed by Andrew Wolverton

The Civic Youth Theatre Curtains Up Camp presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid JR."

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 1 – 16
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Dial "M" for Murder

by Frederick Knott
September 1 – 16, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by John Collier

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. The perfect murder unfortunately results in the murderer getting murdered and the intended victim surviving. But can he use his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for his murder?Show details

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September 5
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The Griots

by Gwendolyn Rice
September 5, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kyle Borcz

Set in rural Georgia in the late 1930s, The Griots focuses on stories of an ex-slave, which turn from quaint tales of happy field hands to brutal accounts of violence and intolerance and contradict a plantation family's legends, exposing the truth at a great cost.Show details

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A Civic Production
September 29 – October 1
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In Our Own Backyard

by Rachel Lopez
September 29 – October 1, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Mary Dewell

A student suffering the loss of his younger sister is left to struggle through the remainder of his high school career and the torment of the class bully. A story of profound loss, teen angst and violence amongst a group of teenagers navigating their way through a very challenging time; one week prior to a school shooting and one year later.Show details

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October 20 – November 4
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It Runs in the Family

by Ray Cooney
October 20 – November 4, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Koehler

Set in a hospital, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of British farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for somebody else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, his wife and an old lover, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.Show details

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October 24
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Speech & Debate

by Stephen Karam
October 24, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Brandon Fulk

When three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon set out to expose the truth about a sex scandal, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.Show details

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A Civic Production
November 17 – 19
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All the World's a Stage

by William Shakespeare, arranged by Mary W. Schaller
November 17 – 19, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by TJ Rosa

This sampler of Shakespearean scenes revolves around Elizabethan theatre and staging techniques. A central character, the Modern Theatre Student, narrates and keeps order amid chaos. Scenes include the plays-within-plays from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and various excerpts from other of the bard's works.Show details

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A Civic Production
December 1 – 10
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Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
December 1 – 10, 2017
at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
Directed by Melinda Miller

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in adventure after fun-filled adventure, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.Show details

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December 5
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Creature

by Heidi Schreck
December 5, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Martin, Trey Gorden

Margery Kempe - new mother, mayor's daughter, and proprietress of a highly profitable beer business - is liberated from torment by devils by a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes in a very funny, a little bit scary new play about faith and its messengers.Show details

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January 19 – February 3
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A Piece of My Heart

by Shirley Lauro
January 19 – February 3, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Jason R. Wallace

A powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam, five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. Each young woman is portrayed before, during and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.Show details

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January 23
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Disgraced

by Ayad Akhtar
January 23, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Trey Gorden

Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land a big career promotion. But success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife host an intimate dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.Show details

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A Civic Production
February 16 – 25
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Disney's The Lion King, Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John, Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin, Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor
February 16 – 25, 2018
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Julie Baumann, Michele Large, Melinda Miller

Disney's The Lion King has captured the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life with the story of Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.Show details

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A Civic Production
April 6 – 8
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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

by Louis Sachar, adapted by John Olive
April 6 – 8, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Neil Radtke

Wayside School is a thirty-story building with one classroom on each floor. Mrs. Jewls is nice and teaches class on the thirtieth story, but watch out for Mrs. Gorf, who turns kids into apples if they give a wrong answer. The zany characters of Wayside School take you on a bizarre classroom journey that promises to thrill and excite the entire family.Show details

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May 4 – 19
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
May 4 – 19, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Laurie Russell

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
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A Civic Production
May 8
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House Colors

Craig Martin
May 8, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

World Premiere Staged Reading #1

Greg has returned to his longtime family home to prepare it for sale but finds that the lasting presence of family, and their impact in the community, are hard to ignore. An impromptu and growing art project on the side of the house only seems to complicates matters. But between advice from an irreverent college buddy, concerns from his anxious ex-wife, and the piqued interests of an interconnected neighborhood, Greg must realize the special place the house and his artwork hold for those around him, both the present and the departed.Show details

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May 15
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Año Verde

Caity Quinn
May 15, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Amy Lynn Budd

World Premiere Staged Reading #2 ...Show details

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May 26
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One Size Fits All Improv Comedy

One Size Fits All
May 26, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre

A night of hilarious fun and shenanigans! We'll make up games, scenes and songs right before your very eyes all based off YOUR suggestions and ideas.

One Size has been performing at Civic Theatre for 20 years, and we're just starting to feel like we might stick around.

This event is for all ages and tickets are pay what you can.Show details

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A Civic Production
June 2
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Star Wars Unscripted with One Size Fits All

One Size Fits All
June 2, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre

One Size Fits All presents Star Wars Unscripted. You may have watched Star Wars a million times, but you've never seen it like this before! We'll recreate the original Star Wars movie but in improv style, all made up, right before your very eyes. Your ideas, suggestions and even your dialogue will now become part of the show. May the Force be with us as we take George Lucas's creation...and basically do what he did later on....think we're making it better, but we'll really ruin it...Show details

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June 8 – 10
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The 3rd Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival

Madison Cantey, Amelia Goins, Xander Haan
June 8 – 10, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Baumann, Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin, Laurie Russell

The 3rd Annual TEeN-Minute Play Festival will feature a selection of the best 10-minute plays written by local area teens within Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. This year, the teen festival will be performing in conjunction with the 6th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival.

This year's teen plays to be performed are:

"Overcome" by Madison Cantey, Directed by Julie Baumann
"Fate" by Amelia Goins, Directed by Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin
"Narrated" by Xander Haan, Directed by Laurie Russell ...Show details

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June 8 – 10
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The 6th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

Erin Dietsche, Craig Martin, Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, Neil W. Radtke, Katie Ribant, Laurie Russell, Mark Zwolanek
June 8 – 10, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Baumann, Kyle Borcz, Trey Gorden, Lyle Janney, Gary McFall, Laurie Russell, Marisa Simmons, Marty Swoverland, Molly Synesael

The following titles have been chosen and will be performed at The 6th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, June 8-10:

“Closet Therapy” by Laurie Russell, Directed by Marisa Simmons
“Like New” by Mark Zwolanek, Directed by Lyle Janney
“Replay” by Erin Dietsche, Directed by Kyle Borcz
“The Play of Excessive Exposition, Stereotypical Characters, and Cliches” by Neil W. Radtke, Directed by Gary McFall
“The Baby Bracket” by Katie Ribant, Directed by Marty Swoverland
“Weeping Toad” by Craig Martin, Directed by Julie Baumann
“Barcelona” by Neil W. Radtke, Directed by Molly Synesael ...Show details

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June 22 – 23
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Make it Happen

Laurie Russell
June 22 – 23, 2018
at the Haan Mansion Theatre Garden
Directed by Andrew Wolverton

The Civic Youth Theatre Summer Theatre Institute presents "Make it Happen" by Laurie Russell.

A group of high school students gather for a summer theatre camp. When they realize there are no camp counselors to lead them, they take matters into their own hands.

Performances are at 7:00 pm in the Theatre Garden on the grounds of the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, located at 920 State Street. Plenty of street parking is available. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain date is scheduled for June 24th at 2:00 pm...Show details

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