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Audition Information for On Golden Pond

Auditions for On Golden Pond will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 402 Pekin Street, Lincoln, from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30th, 2019.

Director Michael Lovett has requested:

A completed audition form (found here)

Reading based on the character you are trying for:

Norman pages 9-10
Ethal – pages 10-11
Charlie – pages 20-21
Bill – page 36
Billy – pages 41-42
Chelsea – page 48 from “How’d you get here?”

Individual files are below or access the pages as a whole here.

Watch Mike’s welcome video here.

The Story: This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.  (Dramatists Play Service)

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Audition Information for A Grand Night For Singing

Join us on Saturday, March 30th for auditions for A Grand Night For Singing.

Brandon’s Welcome Video

Director Brandon Davis is requesting:

A completed audition form (click here)

and 16-32 measures of a song that shows off your voice.

Auditions are Saturday, March 30th from 1-4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 402 Pekin Street, Lincoln, IL

High school aged students and up are welcome to audition.

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2019 Season Opening Celebration Dinner!

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This is your chance to meet the directors, get the inside scoop on our upcoming season, learn about available volunteer opportunities and maybe even see a quick performance by the Board of Directors!

Friday, March 1st from 6-8 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln, IL (217 Limit Street)

Please fill out our Google form HERE to register!

IF you cannot attend but are still interested in being a part of our 2019 season, please fill out the form as well!

Our gratitude is extended through this free dinner for all those who have participated in the past shows or plan to participate (via time, energy or funding) this year. Please join us!

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Set Designer/Builder Needed for Summer 2019

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This summer, LCT (Lincoln Community Theatre) needs to fill a salaried position of set designer/builder for each of the three productions – A Grand Night for Singing, On Golden Pond and Shrek the Musical. Applications for all three individually or together will be considered.

Come be a part of our great team of artists as we put together amazing live theatre for our community!

Contact Brandon Davis via email at

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2018-2019 LCT Board of Directors

We are proud to announce the officers and board members for the 2018-2019 season at Lincoln Community Theatre.

President – Brandon Davis

First Vice President – David Helm

Vice President/Secretary – Caroline Higgins

Treasurer – Holly Woodhall

Sheralyn Bolton

Roger Boss

Tamara Dietrich

Katie Gosda

Jennifer Keith

Paula Landess

Carolyn Schreiber

Steve Schreiber

Tim Searby

Keith Snyder

Lauren Stanfield

Board Member Emeritus – Jean Gossett

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Director Search for 2019 Summer Season

Lincoln Community Theatre is looking for talented people to form the creative teams for their 2019 productions of A Grand Night for Singing, On Golden Pond and Shrek the Musical.


On Golden Pond staff includes:

Artistic Director, Technical Director (Set Design and Construction),

Light Design and Operation, Sound Design and Operation (if needed.)


A Grand Night for Singing and Shrek staff includes:  

All of the above positions plus Conductor,

Musical Accompanist, Choreographer, and Vocal Director.


2019 Season


A Grand Night for Singing

June 6-9, 2019

Rehearsals begin April 2019


On Golden Pond

June 27-30, 2019

Rehearsals begin May 2019


Shrek the Musical

July 25-28, 2019

Rehearsals begin June 2019

A scheduled six-week rehearsal period plus one week of tech in the theatre prior to performances is required, by policy. All performances are in the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lincoln College.  Auditions and callbacks for all three shows will be held on Saturday – Sunday March 30-31, 2019.


The LCT Board of Directors will interview for these positions by appointment on Sunday, October 21st, 2018, from 1-5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 402 Pekin St, Lincoln, IL 62656. Directors may include staff personnel to assist them in presenting ideas regarding sets, costumes, special effects of other technical advice. Musical accompanists will be requested to perform a short selection which best displays their talents.


For more information or to set up an appointment, all interested individuals should contact:

Brandon Davis: at 217-737-0479 or

Appointments will be taken through Wednesday, October 17.

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Thank you to our fabulous casts, crews, directors and board members for a fabulous season, but most of all, thank YOU to our audience members for your support. We are so happy to be back in Lincoln and look forward to a long, healthy reboot for many years to come.


Details about our 2019 summer season will be coming soon….


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night For Singing

On Golden Pond

Shrek The Musical