From the Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre Facebook page:
It is with a heavy heart that GHCT bids farewell to one of our long standing members, Linda Getz. Linda lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Linda was an active member of Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre for over 35 years. She had served several terms on the GHCT Board of Directors and took on a variety of tasks including the organizing of the 25th Anniversary backstage reception after the opening night of A Thurber Carnival in 1983.
Linda made her stage debut in The Man Who Came to Dinner in 1982. It was a small part but just large enough for her to conclude that her talents were better used backstage. From that point on Linda became one of the finest and most sought after producers that GHCT ever had. Her work ethic, organizational skills and her ability to bring a professional shine to the productions made her a director’s dream. She took her work seriously but not so seriously that she didn’t enjoy the process. In fact, one of the things that most of us will remember about Linda is her infectious laugh. What a great memory that is.
So as we come to the end of our journey together we say thank you Linda for all you did to make us look good. You were one of the best.
Dear Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre members and patrons,
GHCT’s highest priority is the safety of our community theater family. After much consideration and discussion, we are postponing the first two shows of our 2020-2021 season. They were originally scheduled for October and December 2020.
We hope to present an abbreviated season when we are able to rehearse and produce our shows safely.
“The Curious Savage” and “The Sound of Music” have been moved to the 2021-2022 season. We are still planning to present “Amour” and “Sweeney Todd” on the currently scheduled dates, in February and April/May 2021. If plans change for these shows, we will inform you as soon as possible.
We hope you will continue to support our community theater group and interact with us online as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will continue to provide updates throughout the season on our website. You may also support GHCT by giving a donation through the site. A button is on the homepage at www.ghctplay.com.
Thank you for your patronage, your support, and your understanding.
***PLEASE NOTE*** Due to the pandemic, we are still awaiting confirmation on the use of the theater/stage. We will host auditions with our currently planned showdates of Oct. 1-4, but these are subject to change. We appreciate your understanding.
Auditions for Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre’s first show of the season, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE are Aug. 3 & Aug. 4, 2020 at 7pm at the Creative Center for the Palace, 215 S 3rd St, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, in Hamilton. A list of requirements and more information is available on our website at http://www.ghctplay.com/auditions.html.
Directed by Chris Beiser
Produced by Teresa Bayer-Iltzsch & Marijo Farley
Friday, March 20, 2020
To our Members, Volunteers, Audience Members, and Supporters:
Throughout our 61 years, the safety of our volunteers and audience members still remains of the utmost importance. As we have all been experiencing, the COVID-19 Virus is taking its toll across the world. In order to comply with the Governor’s Orders and to keep our organization safe, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the final production of our season, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, which was scheduled to play April 30-May 2, 2020.
The cast, crew, and creative team were working extremely hard to bring this show to life and we applaud them for dedicating their time and effort towards our organization. We also wish to thank Mark & Teresa Durbin for sponsoring this production.
Season Ticket Holders will be contacted regarding their subscriptions in the upcoming weeks.
The Arts are important, especially live theater. It makes us laugh, it makes us cry, and it shows us that life is what we make it. This especially rings true as we navigate these difficult times. One thing is for certain though: the curtain will rise again, and when it does, we will be back and ready to entertain.
Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre Board of Directors
*If you wish to contact GHCT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing our 2020-2021 Season!
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE
Directed by Chris Beiser
October 1-4, 2020
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Directed by David Shough
December 2-6, 2020
Directed by Ryan Heinrich
February 11-14, 2021
Directed by Rhonda Lucas
April 29-May 2, 2021