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

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Adults11$
Youth6$
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 times and details

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A Civic Production
October 20 – November 4
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It Runs in the Family

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
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 times and details

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A Civic Production
October 24
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Speech & Debate

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
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.

The director is looking to cast 2 men and 3 women, along with additional background voices.

SOLOMON - male, teens-20s

DIWATA - female, teens-20s

HOWIE - male, teens-20s

TEACHER - female, 30s-40s

REPORTER - female, 30s-40sShow times and details

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

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Youth6$
by William Shakespeare, arranged by Mary W. Schaller
November 17 – 19, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Tori 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 times and details

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A Civic Production
December 1 – 10
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Annie

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
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.

**Audition Workshop: Monday, September 18th 6:00-9:15 pm in the Civic Office
(Orphans/Kids from 6:00-7:30 pm; Adults 8:00-9:15 pm)

The director is looking for many actors of various ages.

ANNIE - orphan, charming and sweet but strong,10-12 yrs, mezzo-belter ...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
December 5
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Creature

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by Heidi Schreck
December 5, 2017
at the Monon Depot Theatre

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 times and details

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A Civic Production
January 19 – February 3
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A Piece of My Heart

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
by Shirley Lauro
January 19 – February 3, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre
Directed by Jason 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.

**Audition Workshop: Wednesday, November 1st 6:00-7:15 pm in the Civic Office

The director is looking to cast 6 women and 1 man.

MARTHA: ~22-42. Strong, self-composed, aura of self-discipline, military bearing. Strong face, American, almost pioneer in feeling...Show times and details

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A Civic Production
January 23
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Disgraced

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
by Ayad Akhtar
January 23, 2018
at the Monon Depot Theatre

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 times and details

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

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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 Beth Butram

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, Rakiki 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.

**Audition Workshop: Monday, November 27th 6:00-7:15 pm in the Civic OfficeShow times and details

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

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Youth6$
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.

**Audition Workshop: Monday, January 29th 6:00-7:15 pm in the Civic OfficeShow times and details

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

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Adults19$
Seniors16$
Youth11$
Student Rush8$
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 20 minutes before curtain)
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.

**Audition Workshop: Monday, February 26th 6:00-7:15 pm in the Civic OfficeShow times and details

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May 8
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World Premiere Reading (TBD)

All seats for this production are general admission.
All ages pay what you can.
TBD
May 8, 2018
at the 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.

The Submission Deadline is Friday, December 8th at 4:00 pm.

Here are the original script submission guidelines:
1. Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette prefers a full script submission.
2. Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will accept a query/synopsis with a 5-page dialogue sample...Show times and details

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