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DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL? Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 1

TROY_Daddys Dyin logoDADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL?
Troy Civic Theatre
Sept. 24-Oct. 1
The Barn in Troy Civic Theatre

Directed by Michael Schumacher

Cast: Rebecca O’Brien as Sara Lee Turnover, Jennifer Kaufman as Lurlene Turnover Rogers, Kathy Campbell as Mama Wheelis, Abby Kennebrew Smith as Evalita Turnover, Chris Nelson as Harmony Rhodes, Brian Laughlin as Buford Turnover, Mark Van Luvender as Orville Turnover & Janet Wasson as Marlene Turnover

Set in a small Texas town in anytime, U.S.A., Daddy’s Dyin’ concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically, as well as mentally, disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

9/15/21 Covid-19 Policy: As of July, 2021, the theatre is back open to full seating capacity.  If you are interested in sitting further away from other theatre patrons, please let the box office staff know and every effort possible will be made to accommodate your request. Because the safety of our audiences, cast, and crew are of utmost importance, we are asking that all theatre-goers, cast members, crew, and theatre personnel be vaccinated against Covid-19.  If anyone has not been fully vaccinated for any reason, we are asking that masks be worn while moving about in the theatre building, and that social distance is maintained to the extent possible, Theatre staff are continuing to ensure that all main surfaces are wiped down between performances, and cast will greet the audience outside whenever weather allows. As changes in COVID-19 protocols unfold, the TCT board will be following them, and will adjust plans for tickets, social distancing, and health and safety guidelines accordingly.
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 26 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 1-2 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 3 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for DADDY’S DYIN’: WHO’S GOT THE WILL? at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoDirector Michael Schumacher is seeking 5 women and 3 men for the Del Shores dramedy, DADDY’S DYIN: WHO’S GOT THE WILL?

Monday & Tuesday, Aug. 2-3 at 7pm

Troy City Park (Adams Street, Across From Hobart Arena)
Troy, OH 45373

Set in a small Texas town in 1986, DADDY’S DYIN’ concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. In essence, however, it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will, but of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Without becoming ponderous, losing a sense of humor, or pandering to timeworn clichés about Texans, the story shares many elements of a good summer novel: it’s a fast, delicious, easy read with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about.

CHARACTERS:

  • SARA LEE TURNOVER, 36, the middle sister. The town beautician, single and still lives at home. Strong-willed and has a wonderful sense of humor
  • LURLENE TURNOVER ROGERS, 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian-but she has a bite
  • MAMA WHEELIS, 80, the Turnover children’s grand mother and Buford’s mother-in-law. She’s feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household
  • EVALITA TURNOVER, 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty-and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul
  • HARMONY RHODES, 28-40, Evalita’s latest fiancé. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, laid-back Californian with a “flowerpower” vibe. Has a past
  • ORVILLE TURNOVER, 38, the brother. Abusive, unhappy, and mean. A redneck trash collector. Jealous of his wife’s recent weight loss.
  • BUFORD “DADDY” TURNOVER, 62-70, the father. A stroke victim who walks with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency
  • MARLENE TURNOVER, 35-38, Orville’s wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville’s abuse. However, losing. sixty-two pounds can boost a girl’s confidence.

Plan to read from the script and be prepared to list all your time conflicts between August 4th and October 3rd. All characters, except Buford, sing on stage so you may be asked to sing a hymn or Christmas song at auditions. The characters of Evalita, Harmony and Marlene all have scenes involving on-stage kissing. All characters, except Harmony will need a Southern (Texas) accent.

Experienced actors/actresses and first-timers welcome! Helpers are also needed for the production crew: set building, set painting, props, costumes, make-up/hair, publicity, and more.

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THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Runs May 7-16

TROY_logoTHE HALLELUJAH GIRLS
Troy Civic Theatre
May 7-16
[Troy]

Directed by Beth Shrake

Cast: Jennifer Kaufman as Sugar Lee, Nancy Besecker as Carlene, Kathy Campbell as Mavis, Julie Zalar as Nita, Madison Wells as Crystal, Niccole SueAnn Wallace as Bunny, Michael Schumacher as Bobby Dwayne & Alain Alejandro as Porter Padgett

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. Join the fun at the SPA-DEE-DAH, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa, where this group of friends gathers every Friday. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they must do it now! The comic tension mounts when an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor, and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. Silliness and fun overflow as the women rally together to overcome these obstacles.

  • Fri, May 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 8 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 9 at 2pm
  • Fri, May 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 15 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 16 at 2pm

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THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Announced by Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoThe TCT board of directors met this week and made decisions regarding upcoming productions.

We are so excited to announce the highly anticipated upcoming production of THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS WILL be going on as planned! Performances are set for May 7-9 and 14-16, 2021, with shows on Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 2 and 8, and Sundays at 2.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the seating capacity for the theatre is limited to 25%. Initial seating is being restricted to those persons holding tickets for the original May 2020 production. Once seating is confirmed for those patrons, any remaining seats will be available for general sale on a first come, first served basis.

The TCT box office personnel will be in contact with all current ticket holders by the end of March. Due to the restricted seating capacity and social distancing requirements, your original performance and seating preferences may no longer be available.

For this reason, please be patient as we are making plans for the necessary fluidity of our usual seating chart. We are asking that all patrons wait for us to make initial contact regarding your tickets before you call the box office.
As changes in COVID-19 protocols unfold, the TCT board will be following them, and will adjust plans for tickets, social distancing, and health and safety guidelines accordingly. Due to the nature of seating restrictions at this time, tickets for The Hallelujah Girls will not be available online.

THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS was written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, and will be presented by arrangement from Dramatists. The uproarious Southern comedy is being directed by Beth Shrake, with assistance from Steve Dietrich, and features:

  • Jennifer Kaufman as Sugar Lee
  • Nancy Besecker as Carlene
  • Kathy Campbell as Mavis
  • Julie Zalar as Nita
  • Madison Wells as Crystal
  • Niccole SueAnn Wallace as Bunny
  • Michael Schumacher as Bobby Dwayne
  • Alain Alejandro as Porter Padgett

We look forward to our return to the stage and hope to see you there!

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THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Postponed and 2021-2022 Season Announced at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoThe TCT Board has evaluated the circumstances surrounding the intention to present THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS in January as we had planned, and has decided that the risk to our patrons and the actors is too great. The board has made the difficult decision to delay it again. We are hoping to open the show in May 2021 (just a year later than originally scheduled).

The board has also decided to cancel the remaining productions of FARCE OF HABIT and DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL for the 2020-21 season. We are intending to present the season originally selected for 2020-21 as the 2021-22 season. Exact performance dates are yet to be decided; however, the expected season will be:

  • DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL in September 2021
  • THE TIN WOMAN in November 2021
  • FARCE OF HABIT in March 2022
  • BONNIE AND CLYDE in May 2022

The ticketing committee will be in touch with season ticket holders regarding your options.

We thank all our patrons and members for your continued support in these difficult times. We will be together soon!

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