Civic Theatre announces the winners of the second NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT CONTEST!
Posted Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 4:25pm
Click here for the press release.
Civic Theatre 2009-2010 Anthony awards!
Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 @ 4:37pm
Attention Civic members, actors, volunteers and board:
The Anthony Awards will be held Sunday, June 27th at 6:00pm.
For details and reservations call 422.8641 x221.
Civic Theatre announces 2010-2011 season!
Posted Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:00am
Click here for the 2010-2011 season brochure.
Civic Theatre publishes new content advisories for 2010-2011 season
Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:30pm
Click here for the 2010-2011 season show content advisories.
Join us Sunday, March 7th for the Civic's Amazing Technicolor Fundraiser!
Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 4:20pm
For details call 260 422.8641 x221
Let your voice be heard!
Posted Friday, February 11, 2010 @ 8:25pm
The Civic Theatre Artistic Committee wants to know your opinions regarding shows we should pursue. Let us know how you feel about the following categories or submit your own ideas:
There are many factors involved in show selection ranging from royalty availability to production costs. Thank you for your time - your opinion matters!
Email your comments by Feb. 28 to:
Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 3:46pm
Register by May 17 and you will be entered in a drawing to win one pass to the NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL weekend, June 4-6, valued at $75!
All alumni members previously registered are eligible to win. The winner will be notified by May 21, 2010.
NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, download the brochure on the Playwright page!
Civic Theatre proudly announces winners of the Northeast Indiana Playwright Contest!
Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 10:00am
Arts United Center, Ian Rolland Gallery
In addressing the creative writing needs of the communities we serve, the Civic Theatre has established a playwright festival encouraging emerging and professional playwrights to submit their unproduced and unpublished one act or full-length plays to be presented as a reading or production at our “Civic Off-Main” location in June 4-6, 2010. When the imagination is free to explore, not knowing any boundaries, and without intimidation, self-esteem and confidence matures in developing one’s craft. Being a playwright requires soul searching, risk taking, courage, research, readings, feedback, and lots of rewriting that will hopefully lead to a fully staged production. The Civic Theatre continues to foster the creative potential that is within us as actors, dancers, singers and now as playwrights.
The winners are:
• 1st place: The Ladies in Cabin 10 by Nancy Carlson
• 2nd place: Papillons by Ruth (Tyndall) Baker
• 3rd place: Asleep in the Arms of God by Jay Duffer
• Honorable Mention: The Door by Chad Kennerk
Profanity by Chris Colcord
The winning play will be produced as part of the first NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, June 4-6 at the Allen County Public Library Auditorium. The second and third-place plays will have stage readings at the Festival. Click here to download the NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL brochure.
Civic Theatre GIFT CERTIFICATES make the perfect gift!
Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 4:20pm
• Available in any dollar amount!
• Good for any show!
• Never expire!
• Convenient: Charge by phone and we'll mail them to you!
For more information contact Anne at 260.422.8641 x221 or AGlander@FWCivic.org.
Civic Theatre announces PAGE to STAGE Investor program!
Posted Thursday, November 6, 2009 @ 9:43pm
The inaugural NORTHEAST INDIANA PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL is an opportunity for PAGE to STAGE Investors to witness the creative process of theatre from an unusual and unique vantage point. As an Investor, you are invited to observe a host of activities, some of which are not normally open to the public!
All patrons who, in the course of the 2009-2010 Civic Theatre season, donate $1,000 or more in general operating support are invited to participate.
• Attend a kick-off event to receive the winning script!
• Join a press conference!
• Observe selected auditions and rehearsals!
• Engage in a panel discussion & workshop!
• Enjoy preferred seating for the premiere!
• Experience an exclusive reception after the premiere!
For more information regarding PAGE to STAGE contact Karen Fraser at 260.422.8641 x228 or KFraser@FWCivic.org.
Save the date: October 24th Fall Fundraiser Dinner & Auction!
Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:25pm
WHAT: Fall Fundraiser Dinner & Auction
WHEN: October 24, 2009 6PM until 10PM
WHERE: Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
5501 US Highway 30 West
Audition Notice Change
Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009 @ 11:05am
The Civic will be phasing out “mailed audition notices” and converting to “emailed notices.” Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be the last mailed notice.
Please make sure that we have your email address by clicking here to send us an email.
Notices will also be posted on Facebook. Thanks for your cooperation as we make this transition.
Civic Theatre 2008-2009 Anthony awards!
June 28, 2009 Ian Rolland Gallery, Arts United Center
The Anthony Awards honor outstanding performances in a number of categories. This year's recipients are:
- Outstanding leading performance in a musical:
- Male: Todd Frymier as Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein
- Female: Jessica Butler as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Outstanding leading performance in a play:
- Male: Michael Nelaborige as Eylot Chas in Private Lives
- Female: Nancy Kartholl as Amanda Prynne Private Lives
- Outstanding supporting performance in a musical:
- Male: Robert Phillips as Harold Nichols in The Full Monty
- Female: Maggie Kole Hunter as Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Outstanding supporting performance in a play:
- Male: Reuben Albaugh as Waiters, Priest and Lawrence in Christopher Durang One Acts: 5 Comedies in One
- Female: Kate Black as Mrs. Sorken, Sara and Amanda in Christopher Durang One Acts: 5 Comedies in One
- Outstanding ensemble performance in a musical:
- Male: Billy Dawson in Frankenstein
- Female: Amy Baxter and Annie Robinson (tie) in Frankenstein
- Outstanding ensemble performance in a play:
- Female: Abigail Hobbs as Louise, the French Maid in Private Lives
- Outstanding juvenile performance:
- Ethan Burke as Nathan Lukowski in The Full Monty
- Outstanding dancer:
- Male: Brandon York in Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Female: Heather Closson in Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Excellence in Technical Theatre:
- Excellence in Volunteerism Award:
- The Glander Family: Randall, Anne and Rebecca
- 2008-2009 Master Technician certificate recipients:
- New Technicians- Carolina Cantillan, Kathleen Christian, Hope Daubenmire, Jeremy Prentice, Brogan Stillman, Diana Roney, Ryan Wamsley, Bill Westerman, Ruth Weigmann, Ellen Semlin
- Special Recognition- Reuban Albaugh, Mary Alberding, Judy Ball, Kate Ball, Sara Black, Anthony Bradburn, Emilie Crabb, Brittany Crow, Nan Durant, Carla Escosa, Fran Firestine, Beth Fisher, Rebecca Glander, Julia Goodall, Andrew Gross, Jeremy Harmyer, Scott Hartman, Sarah Hathaway, Kirby Hobbs, Trudy Horst, Fred Krauskopf, Abigail Liechty, Heather Macon, Jane Mehling, Miriam Morgan, Chris Nelson, Ashley Owens, Dawn Prentice, Brandon Porter, Del Proctor, Wayne Schaltenbrandt, Amanda Simpkins, Greg Steiber, Ricky Talarico, Clarence Tennis III, Dave Thompson, Hadley Todoran, James Valez, Joyce VanRy, Brian Wagner, Chris Wegenka, Grant Wegenka, Peg Wegenka, Mary Westerman, and Bill Wunderlin
- Staff Support Volunteers Certificate Recipients:
- House Managers: Margaret Ankenbruck, Diane Breese, Nancy & Dan Brown, Mike & Nan Durant, Bill Forsythe, Ann & Randy Glander, Nancy Gille, Marge Havens, Ron & Maryellen Hays, Carol Kline, Bob & Jo Koch, and Madeline & Ron Smith
- Usher Captains: Hilde Bachert, Barb Bontempo, Al & Gail Fennig, Delphine Frey, Pat Gennette, Virginia Harwood, Joanne Henry, Ed and Paulene Hurley, Doreen Jump, Roxanne Kelker, Marjorie Mathias, New Haven High School Drama Club, Mary Osborn, Marjorie Runkle, Sandy Young, and Verna Zink
- Box Office/Will Call: Got Mail? Group, Bonnie Anderson, Karen Avery, Sue Beck, ClarAnn Bengs, Ginny Brecount, Cyndy Elick, Terry Putman, Becky Reed, Sharon Johnson-Smith, Diana Spindler, and Delight Springer
Civic Theatre announces new 2009-2010 Season!
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:15am
Click here for the season flyer with application form.
Civic's Tuesdays With Morrie wins 2008 WHAMMY Award!
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009 @ 11:18am
We are honored to receive the award for Best Theatrical Production from the reader's poll of Whatzup.
Civic Theatre Acting Workshop
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Arts United Center, West Rehearsal Hall
The Civic Theatre presented a workshop on acting and theater featuring Frankenstein guest artist Steve Blanchard. Steve focused on the journey that brought him to Broadway and answered questions from both seasoned local actors and those hoping to pursue a career.
Steve speaks to the group...
...and fields a question
Friday, March 13, 2009
North Side High School
The Civic Theatre and Fort Wayne Community Schools collaborated on a Distance Learning Event at North Side High School. Steve Blanchard conducted a seminar on acting and theater and fielded questions from students around the state. The event was streamed live on the Fort Wayne Community Schools' web site.
Steve greets the North Side cast of Pippin after the seminar.
Steve performs “These Hands” from Frankenstein accompanied by Holly Knott.
Broadway star STEVE BLANCHARD to appear in Frankenstein!
Civic Theatre Press Conference
Thursday, February 12 @ 10:00am
Ian Rolland Gallery, Arts United Center
- As part of the Civic Theatre’s 80th Anniversary season, we are thrilled to announce the role of the Creature in the Civic’s Midwest premiere of FRANKENSTEIN will be played by Broadway star Steve Blanchard! Mr. Blanchard originated this role in the 2007 New York production. Former Fort Wayne resident Douglas C. Evans, one of the original FRANKENSTEIN producers will be a part of this celebration as well. This musical version FRANKENSTEIN is based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel and offers a bold, new experience for modern theater audiences. It opens March 6th and runs weekends through March 22nd.
- The Civic Theatre and Fort Wayne Community Schools announce their first time collaboration on a ‘distance learning’ event. We welcome C. Todd Cummings, Curriculum Coordinator from Fort Wayne Community Schools. The event will feature Steve Blanchard conducting an acting seminar on Friday, March 13th, at 9:30 at North Side High School that will be fed live via the Fort Wayne Community Schools website: www.fwcs.k12.in.us. A link on the FWCS home page will take viewers to the site. We’re excited about this innovative collaboration and look forward to future events.
- The Civic Theatre will conduct a workshop & discussion with Steve Blanchard! Community actors are invited to attend this workshop on Sunday, March 15th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 at the Arts United Center. Come learn more about Steve and his career path to becoming a Broadway performer. Cost: Free of charge; reservation must be made in advance by contacting 422.8641 x225 or PColglazier@FWCivic.org. Attendees must be 16 years of older. Parking is available behind the Arts United Center. Enter via the Green Room door.
- The Civic Theatre announces its new alumni program. If you have ever been involved with the Civic either onstage or off, visit our website to register for special benefits.
- Authorized merchandise (T-shirts and soundtrack CDs) will be available during the run of the show.
- Notes: In this stage adaptation of "Frankenstein," authors Jeffrey Jackson and Mark Baron sought to create a work that was extraordinarily faithful to Mary Shelley's original novel while offering a bold, new experience for modern theater audiences. To do so, they have broken with many of the conventions of musical theater to re-imagine the classic allegory as a "memory play" in which time and space is fluid, and in which people and places come instantly alive in the mind of the story's protagonist, Victor Frankenstein--and vanish just as quickly. The result is a thrilling "mindscape" that brings the timeless myth of Frankenstein to life as never before.
||STEVE BLANCHARD (as the Creature)
Broadway: Beauty & the Beast (as the longest running ‘Beast’), Camelot, The Three Musketeers, and A Christmas Carol. Off B’way: original cast of FRANKENSTEIN, original cast of Johnny Guitar. TV appearances: Law & Order, Ed, Third Watch, Sunset Beat, Police Story, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Another World, and Rapmaster Ronnie for HBO. Steve can be heard on original recordings of Frankenstein’, ‘Johnny Guitar’, ‘Sundown, and his own debut CD, ‘Northbound Train.’
DOUGLAS C. EVANS (an original FRANKENSTEIN Producer)
is a principal in the New York City and Boca Raton, Florida firm of Luftig Evans Non-Profit Solutions. Evans recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and President of Broadway China Ventures, a division of the Nederlander Organization charged with opening offices in Beijing and Shanghai and creating a network of theaters nationwide in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao. Prior to this appointment, Evans was Executive Director of the Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, Executive Director of the State of Connecticut Commission on the Arts and a former Executive Director of the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne.
Civic Theatre celebrates its 80th anniversary!
November 1st is the Civic Theatre's 80th Anniversary Holiday Dinner and Auction Event!
Please join us for our Fall Fundraiser celebrating 8 Dramatic Decades!
For more information call 422.8641 x221
|Civic Theatre announces Anthony awards!
July 13, 2008 ACPL Auditorium
The Anthony Awards honor outstanding performances in a number of categories. This year's recipients are:
- Outstanding Dance Performance:
- Outstanding Female Dancer, Leah Heet for Once Upon a Mattress
- Outstanding Male Dancer, Morgan Stillman for Beauty and the Beast and Once Upon a Mattress
- Outstanding Juvenile Performance: Duncan Smith as Chip in Beauty and the Beast
- Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble Role:
- Outstanding Ensemble Female Performance in a Play: Katey Wilks as 2ndWoman in A Woman Called Truth
- Outstanding Ensemble Male Performance in a Play: Bruno Martinsky as 1st Man in A Woman Called Truth
- Outstanding Ensemble Female Performance in a Musical: Tracy Coughlin and Shannon Cuykendall in The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin
- Outstanding Ensemble Male Performance in a Musical: Morgan Stillman in The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin
- Season Excellence in Volunteerism Award: Bill Forsythe
- Excellence in Technical Theatre: Fred Krauskopf
- Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role:
- Outstanding Supporting Female Performance in a Play: Heather Brackeen as Registrar/Nurse in Shadowlands
- Outstanding Supporting Male Performance in a Play: Christopher Murphy as Major Warnie Lewis in Shadowlands
- Outstanding Supporting Female Performance in a Musical: Julia Goodall as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress
- Outstanding Supporting Male Performance in a Musical: Adam Knott as Audrey II-The Plant in Little Shop of Horrors
- Outstanding Supporting Male Performance in a Musical: Dwight Wilson as Audrey II-The Plant in Little Shop of Horrors
- Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role:
- Outstanding Leading Female Performance in a Play: T.J. McCombs as Annie Wilks in Misery
- Outstanding Leading Male Performance in a Play: Harvey Cocks as Morrie Schwartz in Tuesdays With Morrie
- Outstanding Leading Female Performance in a Musical: Megan Meyer as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress
- Outstanding Leading Male Performance in a Musical: Jeff Salisbury as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
- Technical Volunteers Certificate Recipients:
- New Technicians- Amy Baxter, Anthony Bradburn, Rebecca Glander, Julia Goodall, Leah Heet, Abigail Liechty, Miriam Morgan, Chris Nelson, Cheryl Nimtz, Ashley Owens, Jennifer Phelps, Brandon Porter, Wayne Schaltenbrandt, Rachel Surface, Dave Thompson, Hadley Todoran, Jodi Weber, and Jeff Wenta
- Special Recognition- Reuban Albaugh, Mary Alberding, Judy Ball, Kate Ball, Mike Bartkiewicz, Sara Black, Marie Close, Emilie Crabb, Brittany Crow, Mike Durant, Nan Durant, Carla Escosa, Fran Firestine, Beth Fisher, Andrew Gross, Jeremy Harmyer, Scott Hartman, Sarah Hathaway, Kirby Hobbs, Trudy Horst, Fred Krauskopf, Steve Lauterberg, Margaret Leslie, Aaron Mann, Jane Mehling, Lowell Prentice, Dawn Prentice, Del Proctor, Rachel Schmidt, Josh Scott, Amanda Simpkins, Sharon Johnson- Smith, Karin Staats, Ricky Talarico, Clarence Tennis III, James Valez, Joyce VanRy, Brian Wagner, Bonnie Wainwright, Chris Wegenka, Grant Wegenka, Peg Wegenka, Mary Westerman, Bill Wunderlin, and Jacob Ziegler
- Staff Support Volunteers Certificate Recipients:
- House Managers: Margaret Ankenbruck, Diane Breese, Nancy and Dan Brown, Mike and Nan Durant, Bill Forsythe, Ann and Randy Glander, Nancy Gille, Cassie Graber, Marna Guenin, Marge Havens, Ron and Maryellen Hays, Carol Kline, Bob and Jo Koch, and Madeline and Ron Smith
- Usher Captains: Hilde Bachert, Barb Bontempo, Al and Gail Fennig, Delphine Frey, Pat Gennette, Debbie Hallett, Virginia Harwood, Joanne Henry, Ed and Paulene Hurley, Doreen Jump, Roxanne Kelker, Marjorie Mathias, New Haven High School Drama Club, Mary Osborn, Marjorie Runkle, Sandy Young, and Verna Zink;
- Box Office/Will Call: Got Mail? Group, Bonnie Anderson, Karen Avery, ClarAnn Bengs, Ginny Brecount, Cyndy Elick, Paula Flowers, Kathy Gushwas, Diana Spindler, and Delight Springer
CIVIC THEATRE PRESS RELEASE: 8 Dramatic Decades!
Press Release: June 26th 2008, 10:30AM at the Arts United Center
Mayor Tom Henry read a proclamation celebrating the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s 80th Anniversary: 8 Dramatic Decades! The Civic is also kicking off the public portion of our first campaign; Setting the Stage: A Growth Initiative Campaign focusing on new income generating programs, positions, and some capital -– all to improve the long range growth of the organization.
Jessica Butler (“Millie” in Thoroughly Modern Millie) unveiled a Terry Ratliff original to serve as our campaign image.
Arts United Celebrates the Arts at its Bravo Breakfast!
April 25, 2008
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne hosted its first Bravo Breakfast for the Arts this morning at the Arts United Center. Following the discussion, the 2008 Artie Awards were presented to outstanding people and organizations making exceptional contributions to the arts and cultural community in northeast Indiana. Among the winners were: Outstanding Arts Educator – Eunice Wadewitz (Music and Education Director) and Outstanding Arts Volunteer of the Year – Diane Humphrey (Board Member).
Civic Wins Whammy Award!
February 28, 2008
The Civic Theatre was honored to have two productions nominated in the category of ‘Best Theatrical Production:’ Into The Woods and Little Shop of Horrors. And the winner was: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Thank you to the cast, crew, staff, board, volunteers, sponsors including Wells Fargo, Indiana Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Follinger Foundation, English Bonter Mitchell Foundation and Arts United for making this possible!
Phillip H. Colglazier wins ARTS ADMINISTRATOR Award!
February 25, 2008
On Monday, February 25th, as part of Arts Day At The Statehouse, the Indiana Coalition for the Arts presented Phillip with the award for Arts Administrator.