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CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF CIVIC THEATRE AT FULTON AND COLUMBIA WITH OUR HISTORIC LOOK BACK AT
THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIC THEATRE FAMILY! 

From our humble beginnings as The People’s Players at the Old Central High School auditorium, Evansville Civic Theatre has had many homes:  Memorial Coliseum, Bosse High School, the Rose Room of the McCurdy Hotel, the Elks Ballroom, and the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences when the name was changed to Evansville Civic Theatre in 1956. In 1974, Evansville Civic Theatre finally found their new home base, the historic Columbia Movie Theater which was built in 1910.  

The last 40 years have seen generations of local performers hit the boards in a theater space steeped in history and a genuine love of the art of theatre. 

Please, make it a point to show your support for the art of theatre and come to enjoy your friends and neighbors on stage as we continue to make history at the Evansville Civic Theatre this season.

 

       

Civic Theatre brought the original Odd Couple to the stage in 1981. This time around, we flip the original story on its ear, exploring the feminine side with Florence Unger and Olive Madison in this adaptation by Neil Simon himself!The gals assemble for Trivial Pursuit and hilarious chaos ensues as these two mis-matched roomies grate each other’s last nerves, but ultimately prove that there’s no bond like friendship in this female version of one of the most famous stage comedies ever written.

 

 

THE ODD COUPLE
THE FEMALE VERSION

September
12, 13, 19, 20, 21*,
26, 27, 28*  -  2014

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

2:00 PM
Sundays

 

 

In 1974, when the newly minted Evansville Civic Theatre opened their doors, the popular musical Cabaret was the first to hit the boards at the former Columbia Theater. Still relevant today, this show is the perfect way to pay tribute to 40 years at our current location. At a club in Berlin at the close of the 1920’s, the Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. “Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!”

 

 

CABARET

November
7, 8, 9*, 14, 15, 16*,
21, 22, 23*  -  2014

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

2:00 PM
Sundays

WEST SIDE STORY

January 16, 17, 18*, 23, 24, 25*  -  2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

2:00 PM
Sundays

 

Join some of Evansville’s finest young performers in this unforgettable musical production. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950’s New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

 

THE GREAT GATSBY

March
13, 14, 20, 21, 22*,
27, 28, 29*  -  2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

2:00 PM
Sundays

In 1925, one of the greatest pieces of American literature hit the shelves at the same time the Evansville Players took the stage for the first time. We celebrate these two great moments together with our production of The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan as Nick Carraway is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. Breathtaking glamour and the decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American tale.

 

Celebrate Civic’s 20 year anniversary of this beloved southern-fried comedy! In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious! Despite their earnest efforts to organize their father's funeral, the family’s other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap,  the Turpins turn to an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together a final farewell.

DEARLY DEPARTED

May
8, 9, 15, 16, 17*,
22, 23, 24*  -  2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

2:00 PM
Sundays

 

 

 

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Christina Hager
Executive Director

Christopher P. Tyner
Artistic Director

Charles Julius
Technical Director

Our Mission

Evansville Civic Theatre is a non-profit community theatre committed to presenting high-quality theatrical productions, to providing an imaginative environment for artistic expression for all members of the community, and to offering stimulating educational programming for youth and adults.

 



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