Civic 2016-2017 Season

A Civic Production
July 29 – 31
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
July 29 – 31, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan

The Curtains Up Summer Camp presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice...Show details

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A Civic Production
September 16 – October 1
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston & Karen Weinberg
September 16 – October 1, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Steve Koehler

A chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. Ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise...and where it will go next.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
September 20
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Dutchman

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by LeRoi James (aka Amiri Baraka)
September 20, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning

The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay (the black Adam) and Lula (a white Eve) spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. A ritual drama with a sociological purpose.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 14 – 16
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Dramatized by Richard R. George
October 14 – 16, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Abby McClure

The eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents, and hides five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars. Join Charlie Bucket in his hunt for a golden ticket and his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory!Show times and details

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A Civic Production
October 28 – November 6
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The Addams Family

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
October 28 – November 6, 2016
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Kate Walker

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their spooky mansion in Central Park. Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family. When her new boyfriend and his “normal” family come to meet the Addams household, comic chaos ensues.

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A Civic Production
November 1
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The Haunted Widow Lincoln

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by Donna Latham
November 1, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

Ten years after the assassination of her husband, Mary Todd Lincoln’s increasingly bizarre public behavior gets her pronounced insane by a “Sea of Men,” and a court-ordered commitment to Bellevue Place, with trunks of her possessions and vials of poison.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
December 2 – 11
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Elf the Musical, Jr.

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Adults11$
Youth6$
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
December 2 – 11, 2016
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Julie Doan, Abby McClure

Buddy the elf is raised at the North Pole, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. He embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

**There will be a FREE Audition Prep Workshop held Monday, September 12th from 6:00-7:15 pm at Oakland High School.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 20 – February 4
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Lettice and Lovage

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
by Peter Shaffer
January 20 – February 4, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Craig Martin

Tour guide Lettice Douffet, an indefatigable enthusiast of history and theatre, is fired for embellishing the historical past of one of the least stately of London’s homes. Not one to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte Schoen, an inspector from the Preservation Trust, in a battle for all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.

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Miss Lettice Douffet: a tour guide at Fustian House and devotee of history and theatre who seeks to draw public attention to history by “enliven-ing” it dramatically...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 24
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W;t

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by Margaret Edson
January 24, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Mona Bapat

During the course of her illness – and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital – a renowned professor of English comes to reassess her life and her work with profundity and humor.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
February 17 – 19
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John Lennon and Me

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Adults11$
Youth6$
by Cherie Bennett
February 17 – 19, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Kate Martin

Hollywood-wannabe, Star, the ultimate Beatles fan, spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts cystic fibrosis with her imagination. Star’s new roommate, Courtney, is Star's opposite—a pretty cheerleader and apparently not very sick. Eventually they come to understand each other, and ultimately, themselves.

**There will be an audition workshop to help prepare for auditions and ask questions with the director and Julie Doan, Director of Education and Outreach, on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm in the Monon Depot Theatre for those interested.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
March 3 – 5
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Harriet the Spy

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Adults11$
Youth6$
by Leslie Brody
From the book by Louise Fitzhugh
March 3 – 5, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Melinda Miller

Harriet is a spy. In her notebook, she writes about everyone, even her classmates and best friends. When Harriet loses track of her notebook and it ends up in the wrong hands, her friends read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?Show times and details

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A Civic Production
April 7 – 22
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And Then There Were None

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
by Agatha Christie
April 7 – 22, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Larry Sommers

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they await their mysterious host, a recording levels serious accusations of wrongdoing towards each of the guests, and soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.Show times and details

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April 11
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World Premiere Reading (TBD)

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
TBD
April 11, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre

Each year the Staged Reading Series includes at least one original, previously unproduced script written by a local playwright from the 14-county area served by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. For more information, call 765-423-7529 or visit Civic Theatre’s website.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
May 12 – 27
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Barefoot in the Park

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
(available only in-person
 20 minutes before curtain)
by Neil Simon
May 12 – 27, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Susan Kisinger

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.Show times and details

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A Civic Production
May 16
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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by Madeleine George
May 16, 2017
at Monon Depot Theatre

Four constant eccentric companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we all depend.Show times and details

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