Troy Civic theatre
Live Theatre, Entertainment, Rubber Chickens.
Troy Civic Theatre began providing quality entertainment and live theatre experiences to the Troy community in 1965. We pride ourselves on performing high quality shows blending cast members that are both veterans and newcomers. Geri Nichols was a charter member in 1965, and is still consistently active within the theatre to this day.
Each year we work with local playwrights to workshop original productions as season extras. Most recently the theatre presented a staged reading of Troy businessman Todd Bryant’s play Haveberger’s Disease. Each individual season we provide four unique shows.
Our theatre mascot is a rubber chicken called “Chickie”. Chickie is hidden somewhere onstage in (almost) every show – Theatre members who know the tradition spend time before the shows and at intermissions trying to find him.
Awards & Appearances
TCT productions have received awards and recognition by local, regional, state, and national theatre competitions.
Escanaba in Da Moonlight won the West OCTA regional competition and went on to excerpt at the 2018 State competion. Winning several awards including: First place in Set Design going to Steve Dietrich and Chuck Fox.
TCT’s Megan Welenc, former Troy Civic Theater member, for winning Best Actress in Windmill Production (Bellefontaine) community theater program 2016. She won for her role as “Inga” in Young Frankenstein, the Musical.
TCT’s Angel Street 2014 was honored with many State OCTA (Ohio Community Theatre Association) awards:
- Excellence in carpentry: Steve Dietrich
- Outstanding in set décor: Debra Strauss
- Third place in overall set: Angel Street
- Excellence in performance: Niccole SueAnn Wallace for Elizabeth
- Excellence in performance: Wendi Michael for Bella Manningham
- Outstanding in performance: Peter Wallace for Inspector Rough
OCTA also served as the Ohio conference for the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). Representative from AACT, along with the OCTA weekend adjudicators, chose 2 theatres to continue on to the AACT Region III conference held in Midland, Michigan in April, 2015. Angel Street was honored to be selected as one of the two excerpts representing Ohio. The national AACT conference occurred June, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Where TCT was honored with nominations for:
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Niccole SueAnn Wallace for Elizabeth
- Best Set: Steve Dietrich, Jennifer Kaufman, Debra Strauss
- Best Costumes: Gerri Nichols