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The STC offers unique partnerships for area businesses and organizations to reach out to a great and supportive audience. If you would like to support the performing arts in Central Illinois through program advertising and show sponsorship, please contact us by email at BOARD@SPRINGFIELDTHEATRECENTRE.COM.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your support!

  
ANNOUNCING OUR 68TH SEASON

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 68TH SEASON! 

 

ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Please join us Saturday, September 19, at 7 p.m. for our trivia night fundraiser.  Call Kelly at 217-741-3605 to reserve your table. 

 



 MISS SAIGON
(cast listed posted)



 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
(cast list posted)

 



 ROCK OF AGES
(cast list posted)

 



 TICK, TICK... BOOM!
AUDITION INFORMATION on individual show tab OR
for more audition information OR sheet music, go to: http://jeremygoeckner.wix.com/ticktickboom
Auditions for the Springfield Theatre Centre production of Tick, Tick…Boom! are November 14, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m., with callbacks the same day at 2 p.m. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street , Springfield , IL .  This production is being directed by Jeremy and Sara Goeckner.

SYNOPSIS:
His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city.  His best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, and yet Jon is still waiting tables and trying to write the great American musical.  Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.  Everyone will love this youthful, endearing, and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dream through life’s most difficult challenges.
 
CHARACTERS:
Jon: A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday.  Michael’s roommate and Susan’s boyfriend. Male 25-30 years old.  Range: A2-A4
Michael: A former actor-turned-market research executive.  He’s Jon’s roommate and best friend.  Character doublings include: counter guy, dad, and market research guy. Male 25-30 years old.  Range: Bb2-Gb4
Susan: A dancer and Jon’s girlfriend.  Sexy, kind, independent.  Character doublings: Karessa, Rosa, Judy, and Mom.  Female 20-30 years old.  Range: A3-D5

 



 BLATHER, BLARNEY AND BALDERDASH
folk & fairy tales from the Emerald Isle

Summary  The shy, shepherd hero, Fin O’Grady, is on a quest to win the hand of his true love.  In order to earn her hand in marriage, Fin must have a treasure to give to her as required by her mother.  The treasure he needs to produce is more valuable than gold.  It is a treasure that grows the more you give it away and is able to warm the heart during the long, cold days of winter.  The treasure Fin must produce is the ability to tell intriguing stories that entertain, speak of courage, quick thinking, and wisdom.  But alas, Fin has no such stories to tell and walks away broken hearted, until………

     He happens upon a trio of mischievous leprechauns, Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash, who take pity on Fin and offer to help him on his quest.  These leprechauns, assisted by the wee folk (elves and fairies)of Ireland, enact folktales of the Emerald Isle.  These stories feature imaginative plots, lots of characters, good hearts, quick minds, hope, and a lot of wisdom.  Fin is finally ready to tell his tale and win his bride, but he still lacks the confidence he needs to change from a dreamer to a true story teller.  In spite of the magic of the leprechauns and wee folk,   Finn learns that it is up to him to create his own stories, finally getting the courage and inspiration to tell the mother his story and confront the bully big brother.  Finn creates his own story to tell, outsmarts the bully brother, and wins the hand and heart of his true love for a happy ending.

Why this show?  We spend a lot of time looking for scripts that tell a great story with characters that have a lot of depth, and can teach everyone a lesson or two about themselves and life along the way.  This is that kind of show that uses humor to uplift the characters and that has substance to the story.  It is not only funny, but witty, which makes it an intelligent play that will draw in the audience and challenge the performers.

   This is an ensemble play and all performers will have their time on stage, have good characters to create, and lines.  All performers will have the opportunity to learn how to act, project, and have their moment to shine.  We need performers in all shapes and sizes.  The cast size can range from 25-50, and our hoped for cast size would be somewhere in the 35-40 range, with performers 8 years old and beyond.

 

 



 MURDER MYSTERY FUNDRAISER
MURDER AT RANCHO MUCHO DENAROS

 



 ON GOLDEN POND

 



 THE WEDDING SINGER

 

 

 

  
AUDITION & SHOW DATES/DIRECTORS

Trivia Night fundraiser
September 19, 2015

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.
Call Kelly @ 217-741-3605 to
reserve your table

ALL AUDITIONS BEGIN AT 9:00 am

MISS SAIGON
co-directed by:
Christy Lazarides & Craig Williams, II
October 16-18, 23-25, 2015
Auditions:
 August 22, 2015 - show is cast

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
directed by:   Becky Bertram
November 13-15, 20-22, 2015
Auditions: September 12, 2015 - show is cast

ROCK OF AGES
directed by:   Jen Wallner
December 4-6, 11-13, 2015
Auditions: September 19, 2105 - show is cast

TICK, TICK... BOOM!
co-directed by:  Jeremy & Sara Goeckner
January 15-17, 22-24, 2016
Auditions: November 14, 2015

BLATHER, BLARNEY & BALDERDASH:
FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE EMERALD ISLE
co-directed by:   Gil & Ann Opferman
February 12-14, 19-21, 2016 
Auditions: November 21, 2015

Murder Mystery Fundraiser
MURDER AT RANCHO MUCHO DENAROS

directed by:  Dale Spoon
March 11-13, 18-20, 2016
Auditions: January 16, 2016

ON GOLDEN POND
directed by:  Rich McCoy
April 8-10, 15
-17, 2016
Auditions:  February 13, 2016

THE WEDDING SINGER
directed by:  Mark Wheeler
May 6-8, 13-15, 2016
Auditions: February 27, 2016 

  

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INTERESTED IN DIRECTING A SHOW FOR SPRINGFIELD THEATRE CENTRE?

The Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) is currently looking for directors interested in our 69th Season October 2016-May 2017.   Anyone interested in submitting a play or musical show to direct is asked to send an email of interest to board@springfieldtheatrecentre.com by September 1, 2015.  Thank you for your consideration and your ongoing support of Springfield Theatre Centre. 

  
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