Southern Humor, Holiday Wonder, and a Wickedly-Funny Musical... Theatre TCC!'s 2015-16 Season has something for everyone! This year's line-up features James McLure's insightful and humorous one-acts about small-town Texan life, "Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star;" Jean Shepherd's holiday classic, "A Christmas Story;" and Mel Brooks' Tony-Nominated Musical, "Young Frankenstein."
When you combine some of the region's best directors, designers, and technicians with a state-of the-art performance space and unbeatable ticket prices, it's easy to see why Theatre TCC!'s productions have become "must-see" events amongst Tallahassee's cultural attractions.
Turner Auditorium... Home of Theatre TCC!
All Theatre TCC! performances take place in the beautiful Turner Auditorium, part of TCC's Fine & Performing Arts Center. The auditorium boasts 490 seats with plenty of leg room, great sight lines, and fantastic acoustics.
While attending a Theatre TCC! show, audiences are encouraged to visit the Ralph Hurst Gallery before the show, only steps away from the theatre. Invest in the Signature Seat Program and join special Opening Night Receptions. Season subscriptions, lifetime sponsorships, benefit performances and group rates are available, to serve everyone in the community.
There's no denying the growth of the arts at Tallahassee Community College. Through the ongoing work of the Foundation and generous corporate and private support, Theatre TCC! provides nearly thirty students with annual scholarships that allow them to explore their artistic dreams. The Theatre TCC! pledge is simple: to keep artistic quality high and to make the trip to our campus rewarding!
"Laundry and Bourbon"
& "Lone Star"
By James McLure
October 1-3 and 8-10 at 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Krystof Kage
"Lone Star" is hilarious study of a pair of Texas 'good ole boys' on a Saturday night carouse. Roy cherishes three things above all: his country, his wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. As the evening wears on, the underpinnings of Roy’s world begin to collapse, while the high humor of the play never lapses. "Laundry & Bourbon" was conceived as a companion piece to precede "Lone Star." Here the action centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than was hoped for. James McClure’s one-acts are packed with humor and pathos and are guaranteed to entertain country folks and city slickers alike.
"A Christmas Story"
By Jean Shepherd
November 19-21 at 8:00 p.m.
December 3-4 at 8:00 p.m.
December 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Evangeline Ciupek
A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between a boy and his Christmas dream. A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. It’s the Christmas present that you’ll cherish all holiday long.
"The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein"
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
March 24-26 & March 31-April 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Jimmy Kontos
A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster -- but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications.
Casting for The New Mel Brooks' Musical: "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN"
Directed by Jimmy Kontos
Monday, January 11 & Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m.
(Callbacks, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, January 13)
Auditions take place in Turner Auditorium, located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC). See TCC Campus Map (.pdf) for Auditorium location.
Auditions are open to anyone who has an interest in Theatre TCC! Those who wish to audition should prepare the following:
A monologue not to exceed 60 seconds
Approximately 16 bars/measures of music
Bring sheet music, clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella, please.
Clothes and shoes you can move in (a separate dance audition will be held after the acting/singing auditions conclude)
A list of all known conflicts
Most rehearsals will be MWF from 7-10 p.m.
Headshots and/or Resumes are welcomed, but not required
For additional information, please contact Eva Nielsen-Parks, Director of Theatre, at email@example.com or 850-201-9882.
Single tickets to any of Theatre TCC!'s performances can be purchased in advance by contacting FSU's Fine and Performing Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500 or online
. Tickets are also sold at the door on the night of the show.
Senior Citizen $10
Students and Children $7
TCC students free with ID
TCC faculty/staff free with ID plus one guest free
Season Subscription Rates
For Season Subscriptions, please call (850) 201-9882.
Senior Citizen $25
Please call (850) 201-9882 for more information about group ticketing.
Groups of 10 or more: Adult and Senior Citizens, $5/ticket; Students and Children, $3/ticket.
Discover the "ins and outs" of acting and on-stage productions through course work in THEATRE at Tallahassee Community College. Our diverse program offers introductory classes to Theatre as well as advanced training in live theatrical productions.
THE1000 - Introduction to the Theatre
THE2090 - Play Production
THE2100 - Introduction to Theatre History
TPA1200 - Introduction to Stagecraft
TPP2110 - Fundamentals of Acting
TPP2111 - Advanced Acting (Spring only)
TPP2120 - Creative Improvisation
TPP2250 - Introduction to Musical Theatre (Fall only)
For more information on theatre courses offered at TCC, please call (850) 201-9882.
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
For more information about Theatre TCC! productions, group and season tickets, auditions or theatre classes offered at TCC, please contact Eva Nielsen-Parks, Director of Theatre, at (850) 201-9882 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For Turner Auditorium rental inquiries, please contact Dustin Frost at (850) 201-8484 or email@example.com.
Theatre TCC! Faculty & Staff
Eva Nielsen-Parks, Director of Theatre, (850) 201-9882
Ken Frederickson, Technical Director, (850) 201-8072
John Schultz, Director of Forensics, (850) 201-8037
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