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2014/2015 Season

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Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.
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7 Brides for 7 Brothers
co-directed by Jim Leach and Ginny Racette
October 10-12, 17-19, 2014
Tickets: available September 15

directed by Kelly E. Bassett
November 14-16, 21-23, 2014
Auditions: September 6

A Christmas Story: The Musical
directed by Leigh Ann Smith assisted by Edward H. Smith
assistant director:  Craig McFarland
December 5-7, 12-14, 2014
Auditions: September 13

The Full Monty
directed by Mac Warren
January 16-18, 23-25, 2015
Auditions: November 15, 2014

Dr. Dolittle, JR.: The Musical
directed by Cynthia Higginson
February 13-15, 20-22, 2015 
Auditions: December 13, 2014

Murder Mystery Fundraiser
directed by Craig McFarland
March 13-15, 20-22, 2015
Auditions: January 17, 2015

Our American Cousin
directed by Pam Brown
April 10-12, 17-19, 2015
Auditions: January 10, 2015
  Special Performance on April 14
  to commemorate the 150th anniversary
  of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
in partnership with the
Lincoln Funeral Coalition

Bat Boy:  The Musical
directed by Derry D. Dalby
May 8-10, 15-17, 2015
Auditions:  March 28, 2015


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on Saturday, January 10, 2015 HAVE CHANGED!

Auditions will start promptly at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 10th and will consist of cold readings. Callbacks, if any, will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 11th

Our American Cousin is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. Asa Trenchard has come to Trenchard Manor to stake claim to land which has been bequeathed to him by Squire Mark Trenchard…until he meets the lovely Mary Meredith (Mark Trenchard’s granddaughter), and he makes a big decision that affects his life and hers. Many other “quirky” characters come into play during his visit.  Although the 1858 play achieved great renown during its first few years and remained very popular throughout the second half of the 19th century, Our American Cousin is best remembered as the play Abraham Lincoln was attending at Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.

Performance dates are April 10-12, 14, and 17-19th, 2015.  Early auditions are to allow for costumes since it’s a period piece.  Rehearsals will begin mid to late February (Monday thru Friday 6:30-9:30 - this might change depending on cast needs)

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)
Mrs. Skillet, a household maid
Mr. Buddicombe, valet to Lord Dundreary
Binny, butler to Sir Edward Trenchard
John Wickens, a gardener
Miss Florence Trenchard (Laura Keene), daughter of Sir Edward
Sir Edward Trenchard, Lord of Trenchard Manor
Mrs. Mountchessinton, a guest at Trenchard Manor
Miss Augusta Mountchessington, daughter to Mrs. Mountchessington
Lt. Vernon, Royal Navy – suitor of Florence
Lord Dundreary, a guest at Trenchard Manor
Miss Georgina Mountchessington, daughter of Mrs. Mountchessington
Asa Trenchard – Our American Cousin, the American cousin
Mr. Coyle, an attorney
Mr. Able Murcott, clerk to Mr. Coyle
Miss Mary Meredith, niece to Sir Edward

Director - Pam Brown
Asst. Director - Susan Jeffers
Original Music Arrangement/Accompanist - Mark Gifford
Stage Manager - Nicole Sylvester
Lighting Design - Kevin Zepp
Sound Design - David Snyder
Costume Design - Deb Iams
Props Design - Melody Sheehan
Set Design - T. David Parker 


The Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) is currently looking for directors, production staff, and shows for its 68th Season (October 2015-May 2016).  Anyone interested in submitting a play or musical show or would be interested in directing a production for STC is asked to send an email of interest to by January 26, 2015.  Thank you for your consideration and your ongoing support of Springfield Theatre Centre. 


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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!