Music by Stephen Schwartz

July 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, August 1, 2, 3

Matinee: Sunday, August 4 Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

See Civic Theatre at Lincoln Amphitheatre, Summer, 2013


Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs beloved songs such as “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, “All For the Best”, and “By My Side”, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.


Les Miserables
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

7:30 PM
October 18, 19, 25, 26,
November 1, 2

2:00 PM
Oct. 20, 27, & Nov. 3

The world's most beloved musical opens the Civic Theatre 2013-2014 Season! Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. Join some of Evansville’s greatest vocal performers in this heart-wrenching musical drama that has stolen the hearts of people around the world.

Hot on the heels of 2011's It's a Wonderful Life - The Radio Play, “WECT” is back celebrating Christmas Nostalgia with another classic film rewritten for the sound stage - Miracle on 34th Street! Listen as Macy's Department Store comes to life in the Theatre of the Mind as you are whisked away to yesteryear in this radio adaptation of one of the most beloved retro Christmas tales. Listen as store manager Doris Walker frantically hires a replacement Santa for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Is he the real Kris Kringle, or just a sad delusional man? Beliefs and sanity are tested when Kris is thrown into an asylum, but with the help of a friendly lawyer and the belief of a little girl, the true Spirit of Christmas endures.


Miracle on 34th Street

Adapted from the original production by Lux Radio Broadcasting

7:30 PM
December 6, 7, 13, 14,
20, 21

2:00 PM
December 15 & 22

Horrible name for a musical, but hands down one of the most hilarious in recent years. Urinetown is a comic tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Urinetown will feature talented high school and middle school performers from the NEXTWAVE  Educational Program mixed with Civic Theatre veterans!



Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

7:30 PM
January 17, 18, 24, 25

2:00 PM
January 19 & 26

A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin

7:30 PM
March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22

2:00 PM
March 16 & 23

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. The movie version featured superstars Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, and Demi Moore as well as one of the most famous lines in modern cinema: “You want the truth? You Can’t Handle the Truth!”

Sly Fox
By Larry Gelbart, Ben Johnson

7:30 PM
May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

2:00 PM
May 18 & 25

Take a little bit of Noises Off, sprinkle it with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and cast the show in the gold rush of California and you’ve got the uproarious comedy, Sly Fox! Foxwell J. Sly is a scheming con-man bent on extracting fortunes from a trio of rich, greedy opportunists. Pretending to be on his death bed, Sly says he will name each of the three as his sole heir. The extent that the trio will go to acquire Sly's fortune knows no bounds. One goes so far as to disinherit his only son; another offers up his wife to the lecherous Sly. Sly is aided and abetted by his conniving servant in grabbing the other men's gold. This raucous comedy originally featured actors such as George C. Scott and Richard Dreyfuss


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