LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WKBT) – COVID-19 may have darkened the stage lights at La Crosse Community Theater at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts for more than a year, but LCT employees have kept the lights on for plan a return of live performances for the 2021-22 season.
During the hiatus, the theater made an effort to maintain customer contact with virtual performances and social media, as well as a major audience survey to determine what viewers think the troupe is doing well and what they are doing. ‘she can improve.
âThe resulting season includes the best of what you love about LCT and new surprises to broaden your horizons,â promises a press release from LCT for the coming season.
LCT’s Broadway on the Mississippi series enters the limelight October 8-24, with âBlithe Spirit,â a British farce that is expected to tickle funny bones to help people recover from the misery of the pandemic.
âThe Sound of Musicâ will echo on the cliffs of the Mississippi from December 3 to 19 as the holiday season approaches.
âThe Mountaintop,â a powerful new drama about the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be staged from January 28 to February 13.
In the spotlight of the spring season of revival, the rock musical “Next to Normal” should inspire hope when the cast of LCT play it from April 29 to May 15.
To cap off the Off Broadway season, LCT’s premier summer adult show, “Avenue Q”. the promotional material characterizes it as a “hilarious adventure” best described as “Sesame Street for adults”.
The LCT presents its Off-Broadway on Front Street as a “gritty, raw and electrifying” start to its Blackbox series. The first complete series offered at the Veteran’s Studio Theater is themed âVoices of Womenâ.
Women will lead all shows, which will also include all-female cast. Opening of the series from Nov. 26 to Dec. 18 will be “Who’s on vacation!” – a scorching tale of “The Grinch” by Dr. Seuss from the perspective of adult Cindy Lou Who.
The poignant “Night Mother,” February 11-27, will highlight the high-stakes mother / daughter dynamic in the midst of the crisis.
“Single Black Female,” April 1–16, will open a hysterical and socially conscious window on the dating scene from the perspective of two educated, middle-class black women.
The curtain will open on the real historical crime from June 10 to 26, giving a rock concert at “LIZZIE: The Musical”, a new look at the heinous acts of Lizzie Borden.
LCT’s new Theater for Young Audiences series, a collection of family musicals based on children’s books, also makes its first bow. They understand:
- “The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales” January 9th.
- “Did you fill a bucket today? Musical comedy ! is scheduled for March 13.
- “Pete the cat”, March 20.
- “Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends” will take place on April 16th.
Subscription packages are available on the LCT website.
Young actors also get stage opportunities with LCT’s Star Academy summer camps and in a variety of youth theater productions including “Avenue Q School Edition” and “As You Like It”.
LCT’s Project Penguin is also back with a production of “Seussical Jr!”
Safety will be a top priority as the LCT will welcome customers again, according to a press release, which also says, âWe will follow the latest CDC, local industry and theater protocols to ensure the safety of our customers, volunteers, students and staff. “
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