Live Theatre

Follies_poster_webyStephen Sondheim’s Follies
To be Presented in Concert

At a reunion hosted by their former theatre, a parade of ex-showgirls with fractured pasts take the stage one last time. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching and epic in scope, Follies by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman, uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naiveté in the post-Kennedy years. Inside a crumbling theatre, a group of ex-Follies who have come together for a reunion perform a number of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future. The civic will present this masterpiece of musical theatre in concert, emphasizing the raw emotional power that drives the show’s music.

In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre

June 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm

BaT_Logo_SquareA Lehigh Valley Premiere!

Exclusive Post-Broadway Production!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

By Truman Capote
Adapted by Richard Greenberg

May 1 – 16

Based on Truman Capote’s acclaimed novella, and NOT the classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s comes alive on the Civic stage! “Vive le difference!”

On the Upper East Side of New York in 1943, as World War II rages abroad, Fred, a subdued young writer from the South, meets the vivacious, wild and popular Holly Golightly, who is a BLONDE, and is quickly and quietly fascinated by her charms. This Breakfast is about friendships that may be a blip in a lifetime but that are utterly unshakeable. Produced by special arrangement with the adapter Richard Greenberg and the Capote estate, Civic’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be the only production of this play produced anywhere this year.

Showtimes:

Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 10 @ 2 pm
Thursday, May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 pm

 

 

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UPCOMING CIVIC THEATRE AUDITIONS 

More information will be posted on each audition as we get close to each audition date.

FOLLIES: In Concert

Civic Theatre of Allentown is proud to announce auditions for a special concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies.” The show will be presented for 2 performances only in Civic’s historic 19th Street Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm. All roles are open.
As per Civic’s past concert performances, this will be a semi-staged concert with a live professional orchestra.
Auditions: Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm in the upstairs rehearsal studio at Civic’s 19th Street Theatre.
Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical concerns a 1971 reunion of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies,” a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in the now crumbling Weismann Theatre, which is scheduled for demolition. The show features a large cast ages 18 – 80, with strong roles for an assortment of mature women, who play the retired Follies girls.

Actors who wish to audition should do the following:

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from “Follies” or a similar musical theatre genre that shows your range and experience. If you are interested in a specific role, please prepare a piece that character sings. An accompanist will be at the audition; actors are expected to provide sheet music, but we will have a score from “Follies” available.

Bring a head shot or picture in which your face is clearly visible.

 

Bring a list of your conflicts from audition date until the last night of the concert  (June 27)  Directed and by Civic’s Artistic Director, William Sanders with musical direction by Steve Reisteter, “Follies: In Concert” will play Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre for two public performances, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm.

Imagine… Create… Explore…

See the amazing things your child can accomplish when you enroll him/her in Civic Theatre’s

Sensational, Sizzlin’ Summer Acting Session!

This summer give your child the ability to unlock his/her artistic potential! Civic Theatre’s Summer Acting Session is a fantastic opportunity to provide your child with the chance to grow in performance ability and enhance their confidence. But these aren’t the only benefits! Theatre education is a field that provides children with, not only the ability to engage in creative thinking, but also the critical-thinking skills useful in other disciplines (even math!). It will help your child learn how to better express what he/she is feeling and, of course, he/she will gain amazing collaborative-working skills from having to work with others!

Civic Theatre is providing children age 4 to 18 with the amazing opportunity to sign-up for ONE or BOTH of our summer sessions (for a whole summer full of fun)!

SAS Session 1: July 6 – 17
SAS Session 2: July 20 – July  31

To Enroll in Summer Acting Sessions:  Register Here!

 

Session Times:

Pre-K/Kindergarten: 9am to 11am

Grades 1-2: 9am to 12pm

Grades 3-8: 9am to 12pm HALF DAY

Grades 3-8: 9am to 3pm FULL DAY

Grades 9-12: 6pm to 9pm

GRADE/TIME 2 WEEKS 4 WEEKS
PreK/K
9am-11am
$225.00 $450.00
Grades 1-2
9 am-12 pm
$255.00 $500.00
Grades 3-8
9 am-12 pm
$255.00 $500.00
Grades 3-8
9 am-3 pm(full day)
$510.00 $900.00
Grades 9-12
6 pm-9 pm
$255.00 $500.00

 

SPECIALTY PACKAGE FOR GRADES 3-8

In addition to our engaging Drama and Movement program, students in grades 3-8 will have the option to participate in an additional specialty package of classes.  If this package is purchased-students will bring a lunch each day and have a supervised lunch break from 12-12:30pm.  From 12:30 pm until 3 pm students will enjoy and experience a variety of exciting topics taught by talented and qualified instructors.

SPECIALTY CLASSES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR GRADES 3-8 SAS

  Audition Prep                                                                                                  Technical Theatre

  Vocal Class (singing)                                                                                                        Improv

 Voice and Speech (not singing)                                                                           Text Analysis

Building a Character                                                                                        Costume Design

Acting a Song                                                                                                          Shakespeare

  Stage Combat                                                                                                             Monologue

    Stage Make-Up                                                                                                 Building a Puppet

  Focused Movement (Tap,                                                                              Props for Theatre

  Ballroom, Bollywood)                                                                                         Acting for Film

DEVISED THEATRE FOR GRADES 9-12

Session 2 will focus on Devised Theatre! Students will study this exciting and inspiring form of theatre through readings, exercises and discussions. Putting what they are learning into practice, the students will collaboratively create and produce an original piece of theatre!

 

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CALL THE BOX-OFFICE at 610-432-8943.

CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED.

EACH SESSION WILL END WITH A BRIEF SHOWCASE PRESENTATION FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.