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IT'S AN EMERALD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF THE CIVIC THEATRE FAMILY! 

In 1925, Miss Frances Golden (the youngest member of the famous Golden Family Vaudeville troupe from New Harmony) brought Evansville's first Community Theatre to our great city. Known originally as The Peoples Players and the Community Players, Miss Golden brought her vaudeville experience to Southern Indiana, ultimately founding what is now one of the oldest arts organizations in the state of Indiana. As Artistic Director for 17 years, Miss Golden gave to Evansville Civic Theatre a stability and sense of purpose that has shaped the character of community theatre in Evansville for 90 years.

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!

       

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

 

 

OKLAHOMA!

August
7, 8, 9*, 14, 15, 16*,
21, 22, 23* - 2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

*2:00 PM
Sundays

 

 

Join Civic Theatre for the darkly hilarious hit that has thrilled audiences for generations. Meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" boarders; Mortimer, the theater critic who hates plays; his maybe-fiance Elaine, a preacher's daughter who's craving a little bit of scandal; the insane antics of a pair of brothers with mistaken identities and a host of other ridiculous characters. Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the most celebrated stage comedies of all time. A fantastic mix of comedy and murder mystery filled with wickedly clever one-liners to match the characters’ oddly dark backgrounds, this play makes for an evening of magical entertainment.

 

 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

October
9, 10, 16, 17, 18*,
23, 24, 25*  -  2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

*2:00 PM
Sundays

THE SNOW QUEEN

December
11, 12, 13*,
18, 19, 20*  -  2015

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

*2:00 PM
Sundays

 

Be spirited away by this brand new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to enter a cartoonish and fantastical world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop rock score that rings true to any modern Disney score with alluring ballads, an urban steam punk flair, and the ever enigmatic Snow Queen, you’ll soon see this is a fairytale fit for the whole family.

 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

February
12, 13, 19, 20, 21*,
26, 27, 28*  -  2016

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

*2:00 PM
Sundays

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. As her lawyer father stands up in defense of a young black man wrongfully accused of a crime, Scout sees her beloved town torn asunder. Horrified Scout projects herself into this confrontation, and her inconvenient presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. Considered an integral piece of civic rights literature, To Kill A Mockingbird is a commentary on a dark part of American history and applauds the heroes that quietly sought to make our country a better place.

 

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

9 TO 5
THE MUSICAL

April
22, 23, 24*, 29, 30
May 1*, 6, 7, 8*  -  2016

7:30 PM
Fridays & Saturdays

*2:00 PM
Sundays

 

 

 

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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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