Archive | May, 2013

The Soldiers Return

16 May

ECT Cemetery CrowdFlag bannerStarting Friday, the Civil War re-enactors of Company H will have taken over Lake Leota Park. The weekend is full of events, including the school presentations on Friday, the re-dedication of the restored Civil War cannon, and the Victorian Tea with Mary Todd Lincoln. Full details and a schedule can be found at the Grove Society website.

ECT will be presenting another production of Talking Spirits at the Maple Hill Cemetery at 8 pm on Friday evening. The show features five vignettes of Evansville citizens that were involved in the Civil War. At 9 o’clock there is a dedication ceremony to commemorate those who served in the war.

The camp in the park will be open all weekend and the re-enactors enjoy talking about the history of the tents and equipment they have set up in the park. Come out and enjoy the weekend!

Photos by Hazel Cybart-Fuson

A group of students talk to the re-enactors Thursday evening.

A group of students talk to the re-enactors Thursday evening.

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Seussical Auditions This Thursday and Saturday

6 May

ECT Attic LightI know how actors work, one play is done and they are ready to go again. So now that the EHS production of the Wizard of Oz has completed its highly successful run, it’s time to move on to Seussical the Musical based on the work of Dr. Seuss. Your chance to be a part of this production comes this week starting Thursday from 6:30 to 9. If you can’t make it Thursday then Saturday from 9-12 and 1-4 will be the second and last opportunity. Auditions will be at the J.C. McKenna Middle School, 307 South First Street. Audition materials are at the Eager Free Public Library or here at our website.

Scott, Yvonne, and Monica have already been working on the set design.

Scott, Yvonne, and Monica have already been working on the set design.

When you arrive at the school, enter through

Choreographer Justine

Choreographer Justine

the front doors and come to the cafeteria, we will have greeters there to give you the paperwork. Stop by the first table and get your picture taken and then have a seat and fill out the forms. When Christa, the director is ready we will lead you into the the auditorium where you will be asked to sing a few bars of a song of your choice–it can be from Seussical or another musical that you like. Julie, the Music Director will be there to play the piano and if you aren’t doing something from Seussical bring you music along.

After that part of the audition, Choreographer Justine, will come get you and check out your dancing by showing you a few steps and then letting you have a go.

Scott discusses the details of the set to the production crew.

Scott discusses the details of the set to the production crew.

Between now and then think about some other parts of the production you would like to help with as we expect the actors to help out with some of the behind the scenes work too. There’s lots of different tasks that need to be done and we will have something that will fit your skills. Or if you want to learn something new we will be glad to teach you. We want everyone to have a great time!

So warm up your vocal cords, loosen up you dancing muscles and get ready to have some fun as part of Suessical! We encourage everyone to audition and get involved with Evansville Community Theatre!

Come get involved!

Come get involved!

People Come and Go So Quickly Around Here

5 May

The folks of Kansas and Oz, as well as the two creatures that travel between, will take to the stage one final time today at two for the EHS Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Both the Friday and Saturday shows were sold out which had several wondering if that was a first.

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz

The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz

The entire cast and crew deserve the standing ovations they have received the last two evenings for the hard work they put into this challenging show. They should be proud of bringing another great and entertaining show to the stage.

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Erin, right, as a Munchkin in the 2004 ECT production of Wizard.

Also a special nod goes to the seniors who are finishing their high school drama careers.  The traditions–the ice cream party, the IHOP get together, the cast party, and Sunday strike–are now behind them while opportunities to get involved in college and community theater productions lie ahead. Maybe some will even pursue it as a career. The skills they have learned from

Erin, left, returns to Munchkinland, as the Wicked Witch.

Erin as a senior, left, returns to Munchkinland, as the Wicked Witch.

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Seniors Caity and Hannah

being involved in theater will be an asset wherever they go and whatever they end up doing in life.

Congratulations and good luck to all of the theater seniors!

Seniors Matt and Connor, left, and Andrew, right.

Seniors Matt and Connor, left, and Andrew, right.

Off to See the Wizard

2 May

Oz on the CurtainIt’s finally opening night–the night that makes it all worthwhile. Weeks of work, frayed nerves, punchy laughter, fun, and frustration all come together for three performances of the Wizard of Oz. The amazing talents of a large group of kids and adults have pushed themselves to their limits to produce what will no doubt be another great show. And why do they do it? To entertain the audience. Be part of the audience and come enjoy the Wizard of Oz. Shows are at 7:30 on Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4 and the Sunday matinee at 2.

(For a better insight to what makes an actor, or in this case an actress, tick, see this article penned by Erin Cargill, a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West, a few years ago: On Why We Do This )

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