Category: 2012

2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner Photo Gallery (2012)

2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner Photo Gallery (2012)

The 2nd Annual Madrigal Dinner took place on December 2, 2012 at The Fields Clubhouse.

On Sunday, December 2nd, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, otherwise known as BLEMF, together with the Monroe County Civic Theater will be presenting a Madrigal Dinner.  The dinner primarily acts as a fundraiser for the festival, but BLEMF Vice President Christine Kypiranides says the dinner is also a revival of a former Bloomington holiday pastime.

“We decided to join forces which is really exciting for us because that allows MCCT to really focus on the theatrical end of it—the jesters, the story, the costumes, and things like that—and really take advantage of the excellent music that comes out of the Jacobs School, since we’ll be utilizing talent from the Early Music Institute,”

– Eric Anderson, Jr.

Monroe County Civic Theater and Bloomington Early Music Festival are joining forces this year and putting on a joint Madrigal Dinner.

Where: At The Fields Clubhouse in the Apartment Complex on Fenbrook Ln.

When: Sunday Dec. 2 doors open at 5:00 p.m. for preshow and silent auction.

Tickets: Available at Buskirk Chumley Box Office until Wednesday, November 28 – no tickets sold at door, must get early.

Cost: $55

Preshow includes: Aerial acts and Fire acts by LaCore Valmon Circus and Henna painting as well as strolling musicians and singers.

Dinner entertainment by the BLEMF musicians and MCCT Actors and concert by Early Music Institute at IU.

Please come and support these local groups and buy a ticket and invite your friends to do the same. or for more info

Macbeth Photo Gallery (2012)

Macbeth Photo Gallery (2012)

“We’re celebrating the 26th year of the Monroe County Civic Theater in Bloomington,” said Sheila Butler, director of the play. “And Shakespeare in the Park has been a part of it for close to 20 years.”

– from the Indiana Daily Student News

Local theatre prepares for Shakespeare outing

MCCT proudly presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare June 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and June 10 at 3 p.m.

Bring a picnic, lawnchairs, blankets, sunscreen and bug spray and enjoy Shakespeare in the Park.

This year’s production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Sheila Butler, promises to be one of MCCT’s best shows to date. The show combines a talented cast with Sound/Music Design by Cairril Adaire of Kaia, sets inspired by German Expressionist painting and film designed by Amy Luxenberger, and costumes that hint at the traditional but with a post-apocalyptic, punk rock flair created by B. Stryker Delong.

The show is free but donations are encouraged and accepted at intermission. There will be restrooms open sponsored by World Wide Automotive and snacks and drinks for sale.

Thank you to Bloomington Parks and Rec for Stage use.

Creative Team:

Director Sheila Butler
Fight Choreographer Steve Heise
Armorer/Dramaturge Jeffrey Huntsman
Costume Designer B. Stryker Delong
Music Design Cairril Adaire
Choreographer Kelly Dobkins
Set Designer Amy Luxenburger
Make up Artist Arthur Cullipher
Apparition Puppets Terri Klinglehoeffer
Publicity/Set Asst. Jennifer Whitaker
Stage Manager Anna Hughes
Asst. Stage Manager Dawn Maesch
Graphic Design Cameron Butler
Sound Compilation Prince Butler/Cameron Butler
Sound Board Carol Wilson

Cast in order of first appearance:

Forest: Betsy Higgens, Maryann Iaria, and Sara Raines
Witches – Clare Mattsson, Kelly Dobkins, Amy Luxenburger
Duncan – Roy Sillings
Malcolm – Silas Bruner
Donaldbain – Nathan Bock
Lennox – Eric Van Gucht
Various Attendants/messengers – Justin Brown and Chris LeTendre
Bleeding Sergeant – Andrew Bowen
Macbeth – Steve Heise
Banquo – Derrick Krober
Ross – Jeff Craft
Lady Macbeth – Jennifer Whitaker
Fleance – Nathan Bock
Porter – Roy Sillings
MacDuff – Jeffrey Huntsman
Old Man – Roy Sillings
Murderers –Andrew Bowen, Chris LeTendre
Hecate – Cairril Adaire
Lord – Andrew Bowen
Lady MacDuff – Emily Bedwell
MacDuff child – Claire Mattsson
Doctor – Roy Sillings
Gentlewoman –Kelly Dobkins
Young Siward – Nathan Bock
Mentieth – Andrew Bowen
Caithness – Chris LeTendre
Seyton – Derrick Krober
Angus – Nathan Bock
Old Siward – Amy Luxenburger