Our Current Season

Beloit Civic Theatre is proud to announce our 2022-23 season.

September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and October 1, 2022
at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on
Sept. 24, 25 and Oct. 1

Written by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska,

Directed by Janet Palmer

The new musical, Being Earnest, is based on Oscar Wilde's satirical comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest. It takes place in a mod, 1960's, Austin Powers-era setting. All of the brilliant wit in Wilde's most popular play remains intact in this effervescent musical about two young couples and the societal conventions, over-bearing mothers, and misplaced handbags in railway stations that they must overcome in the course of finding true love. The score is a sparkling homage to 1960's rock groups such as Herman's Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Lovin' Spoonful and more.

 

January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3, 4, 2023
at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on
January 28, 29 and February 4

By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Doris Tropp

The charismatic governor of Massachusetts has been caught in a lie about his affair with the runner-up of a beauty pageant. In the wake of his immediate removal, his mild-mannered lieutenant governor, Ned Newley is catapulted to the big office. Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But, political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A completely incompetent temporary receptionist on her first day on the job manages to tangle the situation even further.

"An insightful, witty satire about modern American politics. Funny, timely and - dare we say - entirely possible." - Broadway World

 

April 27, 28, 29, and
May 4, 5, 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on
April 29, 30 and May 6

By Caroline Smith
Directed by Rob Connor

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle. The show becomes a ratings hit as Dolly and Isobel provide more viewing excitement than both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!



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