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Student Spotlight: Read Karsell

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Sep 13, 2016 4:50:00 PM

Read Karsell has been a part of The Civic's family for many years. Currently a junior at John Marshall High School, Read signed up for his first STAR session when he was in 2nd grade.  He continued attending STAR for five more years, and eventually became an assistant instructor within the program.  In 5th grade, he appeared in The Civic’s production of Gypsy.  From there, he also appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and Grease.  In addition to main stage shows at The Civic, he has appeared in multiple productions at John Adams Middle School and has been a member of the Otherwise Actors for five terms.

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Civic Minded: Modern Day Sister, by Ryan Potaracke

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Apr 15, 2016 4:51:00 PM

I know I say this every month, but the most recent Women on Wednesdays events were truly eye-opening and inspirational. Again, I went into the event on Wednesday, Modern Day Sister, Shattering an Image thinking it would be difficult to relate to the topic and the panel. I consider myself to be a faithful Christian and have a very personal relationship with God, but have never been a big “fan” of the more formal organization of the church and its hierarchy. My naivety about the role Sisters play in the church and outside of the church, especially in the Modern Age, was indeed shattered.

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How Did They Do THAT??? (The "Almost, Maine" edition)

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Mar 10, 2016 4:23:00 PM

 

AlmostMaine-021Our productions are often described as magical.  Great actors, beautiful costumes, amazing music, exceptionally talented people "behind the scenes" and a fabulous set can transport an audience from their hum-drum normal day to a whole new exciting world in a matter of moments.  When those magical moments happen, we sometimes hear our audience members asking each other, at the end of the performance, "How'd they do that??

Grant Dubbels and Kayley Dahle (Photo by A.D. Drumm Images)

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Civic Minded by Ryan Potaracke

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Feb 20, 2016 4:25:00 PM

20151025_082104-1-150x150As we inch through February into March and dream of Spring, I find myself getting more and more restless and seeking more and more ways to get out of the house. Thankfully, I have discovered the Rochester Civic Theatre, which has a jam-packed schedule of great events to get me through my cabin fever!

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Civic Minded by Ryan Potaracke

Posted by Rochester Civic Theatre on Nov 23, 2015 4:28:00 PM

20151025_082104-1-150x150Wow! I am constantly amazed and impressed by the strength of the women in our community, but November’s Women On Wednesdays solidified my belief that women are resilient, no matter what life throws at them. Last week’s topic of discussion was “Intimacy and Illness” and featured three great speakers and a very interactive and passionate audience. Again, I went into the panel discussion thinking I would have little to contribute and would not be able to relate to the subject matter, but again I was wrong. By the end of the panel discussion I had laughed so hard my belly hurt and had cried so hard my eyes were red.

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