Our Current Season
Beloit Civic Theatre is proud to announce our 2013-14 season.
September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Sep. 28 and Oct. 5
Written by – Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke
Music and Lyrics - Drew Jansen
Directed by Barry NyquistChurch Basement Ladies is based on the books Growing Up Lutheran by Martin and Nelson. The musical comedy follows four women as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying, (and tolerating) each other as they witness the church year unfold from below the house of God
January 30, 31 and February 1, 6, 7, 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Feb. 1 and 8
By Barbara Pease Weber
Directed by Doris Tropp
In Seniors of the Sahara, Sylvie Goldberg, a respectable retired New Jersey school teacher, brings home more than just souvenirs upon returning from her grandson’s wedding in Israel. Sylvie’s troubles begin when she realizes that the old teapot she purchased at an outdoor market is actually a priceless relic containing a geriatric genie “Eugene” who has a bad back and a penchant for vodka and V8. Keeping Eugene a secret from her three best friends, Mabel, Thelma and Fannie, proves to be nearly as difficult as protecting herself from Eugene’s former master who follows Sylvie home and threatens her at knifepoint. Be careful what you wish for Sylvie Goldberg! You never know, it might come true.
“It's like watching Golden Girls meets Aladdin.”
April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on Apr. 26 and May 3
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Michael Chase
Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. You won’t want to miss this hilarious door-slamming farce!