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Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.From the first notes...
"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.Step into the enchanted world...
Come and see the show selected as the People's Choice by the New Play Audience. -POSTPONEDWatch our Facebook page for new&nbs...
Based on Truman Capote’s classic novella, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S tells the story of a young Southern-born writer, known to us only as Fred, who be...
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Al...
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he...
THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Sc...
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout ...
Finalists for the 12th annual New Play Festival competition:
Colin Speer Crowley - Margo Asher Died Here
Patrick McLaughlin - Under A Powder Blue Moon
Trisha Wise - Past the Looking Glass
Andrew Funderburk - Life Changing
Asa Johnson - The Tender
Readers Theatre will commence on July 11th at 1 PM and run until approximately 5 PM. Please post tickets... (Continue Reading)
Well, drat that COVID-19!
In response, Tyler Civic Theatre is making a change to the West Side Story performance dates.
The show will now run for 11 consecutive days starting July 30th and ending with August 9th.
Its going to be G R E A T!
Announcement regarding "Beauty and the Beast" auditions:
With the Smith County stay-at-home order being extended to April 30, we wanted to share our plans for this summer.
This Saturday's audition workshop will be held later this summer as will auditions.
As our board and staff continues to finalize details, we will keep you informed.
Official dates... (Continue Reading)
Tyler Civic Theater Center has modified plans for Breakfast at Tiffany's auditions by Facebook Messenger video chat. Details follow, but we are proceeding with cautious optimism for our final season production.
Meanwhile, Just So Stories is waiting in the wings with set pieces in place and costumes hanging in the dressing rooms. Obviously, no one knows... (Continue Reading)
Tyler Civic Theatre evolved from Tyler Little Theatre, formed in 1927. Stage productions were performed on a speaker's platform at Tyler High School and on the stage at the Women's Building on South Broadway. In 1939, the Little Theatre erected its own building at the corner of Houston and Glenwood Streets. During WWII, performances were discontinued and the building sold with proceeds held in trust by the City of Tyler. But Tyler's love of local theatre never waned, and when its men returned from the war, they brought new enthusiasm and ideas.
Al Gilliam formed the Circle Theatre at Tyler Junior College, staging productions with audiences surrounding them. The shows proved so popular that a group of Tyler citizens rallied to revive its own city theatre and in 1949, Tyler Civic Theatre was born. Gilliam was named its first resident director and, in 1951, the group opened the nation's first building to be built specifically for in-the-round presentations.Learn More