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UPCOMING AUDITIONS
A Streetcar Named Desire

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MAINSTAGE THEATRE 
"Miracle on 34th Street"
December 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7pm &
December 17 at 2pm

PLAY SYNOPSIS: This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. It's up to Susan's mother, her boyfriend from across the hall, and the Post Office to convince a judge that Santa Claus really exists so that every child in New York City can continue to feel the joy and magic of Christmas.

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STUDIO THEATRE
Edgy Director's Showcase

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
January 27 & 28 at 7pm 

Note: Director's Showcase productions may contain adult language and situations. 

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, daughter of the college’s president, return home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Amidst bickering, Martha announces that guests are coming over — a new, good-looking professor and his naïve wife. Drinks flow and inhibitions melt. It seems Martha is determined to seduce the young professor and George couldn’t care less. Underneath the edgy banter lurks tragedy, despair and sadness, but there’s love there, too. The couples play bitter "games," meant to damage and destroy, and George and Martha finally agree to total war. Caught in a battle to the death, their deepest secrets are revealed, and no one leaves unscathed.

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STUDIO THEATRE
Silver Foxes - Old-Time      Classic Radio Theatre  

"Roses, Romance, and        Valentines"       
February 9 at 2pm &  February 10 at 6pm

Silver Foxes Style! Prepare to feel the love and join us on February 9th at 2:00 p.m. or February 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the WRCT Studio Theatre for fun and reminiscing as the Silver Foxes perform original radio shows from the Golden Age of Radio! The show will feature original shows with a Valentine’s Day theme and you will be part of the “live” studio audience!

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MAINSTAGE THEATRE   
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
March 3, 4, 9, 10, and          11 at 7pm &
March 11 at 2pm

PLAY SYNOPSIS: After losing her Mississippi home to creditors, Blanche du Bois relocates to the New Orleans home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Undermined by romantic illusions, Blanche is unable to cope with life's harsh realities. Though she finds a glimmer of hope while connecting with Stanley's gentlemanly friend, Mitch, Blanche cannot face the truth of her own troubled past and ultimately descends into madness.

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MAINSTAGE THEATRE   
"The Curious Savage"
May 5, 6, 11, 12, and          13 at 7pm &
May 13 at 2pm

PLAY SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.

  Support YOUR Community Theatre  

   Donate today!  

WRCT is committed to providing productions that captivate audiences. We strive to maintain affordable ticket prices, making live theatre accessible to our entire community.  

 

WRCT is run by one full-time staff member, our Board of Directors, key lead volunteer positions, and our numerous loyal core volunteers and participants. This means we have the luxury and resources available to provide full training and on-boarding for beginners. We work alongside you, supporting whatever you need, so you never feel overwhelmed. You are encouraged to step forward to tackle something you are interested in, without already having experience.  

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An Actor Prepares

Auditions are open for all! Experienced actors are regularly joined on the WRCT stage by those who have never performed before. 

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Backstage Techies

No show is possible without those working behind the curtain. Try your hand at lighting, sound, or set design. Or contribute to costumes, hair, 

make-up, and props. 

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Our Very Own Venue

Owning our own theatre affords us many opportunities but it also includes massive upkeep. Help with set-up, general cleaning, and maintenance is always appreciated.

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Final Notes

Directors are needed at the helm of every show. We support directors to choose their own material and encourage submissions to our 

MainStage season. 

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Cast Camaraderie

I enjoy so many aspects of being involved in WRCT! From acting to working the concessions area! I love working with these people!

-Deb Ciszewski

Join in the drama

Support WRCT

WRCT is a nonprofit organization dependent on contributions, sponsorships, and grants. The proceeds from ticket sales cover only a small portion of our expenses, which means we rely on the generosity of our patrons to continue bringing quality, live theatre to the Wisconsin Rapids area.
 

You can help us in a variety of ways.

We would certainly appreciate a monetary contribution to the general overhead of WRCT.

You can also specify how your donation should be used toward the costs of our facilities, productions, or specific items. 

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CONTRIBUTE

  • $5-24 Provides a specialized prop

  • $25-49 Provides a costume

  • $50-100 Runs lighting for 1 show

  • $101-499 Purchases the rights to a single night's performance
    $501-$1,000 Builds, paints, and decorates a set

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SPONSORSHIPS

Your business can be proud to support a nonprofit, art organization in your community. WRCT offers many sponsorship levels. Contributing with an ad in our program guarantees  thousands of new eyes for your  

business or as a commemoration in memory of a loved one.

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DONATE GOODS
Spring cleaning or down-sizing? WRCT is always looking for new items. We have room for furniture, vintage clothing, and vintage decor that are in good shape, particularly things from a different era.

 

For donations, call 715-421-0435 during our business hours. 

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WRCT WISH LIST

Hearing Assist Devices: 
$50 
 

Pulley System:       

$350-$1,000
 

LED theatre lighting:

 $200-1,000+
 

Smart/moving lights: 
$1,500-3,000+


Motorized Curtain pulley:
$3,000-$5,000+