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Garland Civic Theatre 2010-2011 Season

Production My cousin Rachel running August 20-Sept. 11th
Production My cousin Rachel running August 20-Sept. 11th
Garland Civic Theatre

                    It's summertime in Texas, and as the sun beats down from our big blue sky the heat is expected to reach astronomical heights. So instead of spending your time outside frying eggs on the cement, this Garland Nightlife Examiner recommends cooling your heels with a show at the Garland Civic Theatre in downtown Garland located at 108 N. 6th Street Garland Tx, 75040. Below is a line up of the 2010-2011 season.


Garland Civic Theatre Artistic Director, Kyle McClaran, invites us all to a  pleasing sensory packed 2010-2011 Season  full of fun, frivolity, music, enchantment, and majesty. Quoting him directly he says, “We always seek long and hard to find the greatest entertainment value available. I truly believe we have done that this time and I will not wait to share it with our audiences. So, Come On, Get Happy! at Garland Civic Theatre where we hope to send you home feeling happy, healthy, and wise, knowing you have been entertained to the fullest!”

The first Main Stage production will be a staging of Daphne du Maurier’s best selling novel, “My Cousin Rachel”.   running Friday through Sunday, August 20 – September 11, 2010 with Thursday performances on August 19 and 26.

"This delightful story is set in a great house in Cornwall which has been inherited by young Philip Ashley on the death of his uncle and surrogate father. His uncle had gone to Rome, married a young Italian widow of short acquaintance and then died under mysterious circumstances. The widow, “cousin” Rachel, comes to visit Philip and her charm and grace soon wins her friends and the ardent devotion of Philip himself. As his attraction for the alluring Rachel increases, Philip’s health declines, confirming to him the fear that Rachel is actually poisoning him. The mounting tension leads to the famous twist ending which leaves nagging doubts as to where guilt and evil should fairly be assigned."

Next on the schedule is “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn which is scheduled for September 30 - October 23, 2010.

This maddeningly funny romp, considered to be one of the funniest farces ever written, shows the hilarious pitfalls, downfalls, and comic terrors of a theatre company trying to perform a comedy play. All the while divulging the personal and backstage dirt of everyone involved behind the scenes. Be sure to catch this laugh by the minute barrel of fun.

“Man of la Mancha”, the musical that includes one of the world’s most beloved songs, ”The Impossible Dream”, is scheduled for November 11 - December 4, 2010.

A delightful musical by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Lekjh brings you the story of the aging Cervantes as he plays out his novel, “Don Quixote”. Written in the seventeenth century it is a classic story of a knight gone mad playing a play, within a play.

Following the above show will be a production of an exuberantly fresh and wacky comedy by Nathan Sanders, “The Sugar Bean Sisters”. "Join us in this Southern gothic comedy of romance, murder, and alien abduction, as the Sugar Bean sisters unravel a web of extraordinary events and secret family betrayals as they struggle wildly to escape spinsterhood and alien abduction!." The production dates are January 27 - February 19, 2011.

March 10 – April 2, 2011 will bring Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” which has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. In this beautifully stylized masterpiece, we see an evocation of childhood with its taboos, superstitions, and guilelessness set against a background of violent events and racial inequalities in a small Alabama town in 1035. Witness a classic of modern literature come to life on the stage!

Rounding out the season April 21 - May 14, 2011 will be “Jesus Christ Superstar” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

A musical recounting Jesus's meteor like rise to fame, and interpersonal struggles in the political realm with Judas Iscariot the betrayer. "As his teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, leading to his ultimate betrayal. "Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, “Jesus Christ Superstar” illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart."

* Quoted directly from Garland Civic Theatre website-

Box office hours:
Monday-Friday 10 am to 4 pm (A service charge will be applied to all sales.)
Box office opens 2 hours before each performance.

They accept prepaid reservations using Visa or Master card.

Show Times: Main Stage shows:
All Thursday performances begin at 7:30 pm.
All Matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm.
Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Show Times: Children On Stage shows:
All evening performances begin at 7:30 pm.
All Matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm.

Ticket Prices: MainStage shows

Non-Musicals (My Cousin Rachel, Noises Off, Sugar Bean Sisters, and To Kill a Mockingbird)
Single Tickets Groups of 10 or more
Preview Thursdays $15 $11


All Other Performances $20 $16


Musicals (Man of La Mancha and Jesus Christ Super Star)
Single Tickets Groups of 10 or more
Preview Thursdays $20 $16


All Other Performances $25 $21


Ticket Prices: Children on Stage shows

Musicals (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
Single Tickets Groups of 10 or more
All Performances $15 $11


Non-Musicals (The Pink Panther Strikes Again)
Single Tickets Groups of 10 or more
All performances $10 $6


Note: All ticket prices include service fee.


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