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October 8-10, 2015
Hoping to gather material for his latest novel, skeptic Charles Condomine and his wife, Ruth, have invited their friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, and a local clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to their house for dinner and a séance. Although both couples are sure Madame Arcati is a fraud, Charles soon hears the voice of his first wife, Elvira, who died several years ago and is not happy that Charles has remarried. Elvira and Ruth clash and things get completely out of hand.
Return to the Forbidden Planet
December 2-5, 2015
Auditions: October 11, 2:00 pm
This sci-fi, jukebox musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest features 60’s and 70’s hits such as Wipe Out, Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, and Monster Mash. The plot begins way back in 2009 when mad scientist, Dr. Prospero, was working late in his lab to develop a formula which could change the world. His assistant and wife, Gloria, duped him and sent him into space, unaware their daughter, Miranda, was asleep in the spacecraft. Fifteen years later, the handsome Captain Tempest leaves Earth on a routine survey flight with a new female Science Officer. The ship is hit by a meteor shower, and the craft is pulled toward D’Illyria, the Forbidden Planet.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
February 18-20, 2016
Auditions: December 6, 2:00 pm (MAC Band Room)
On a lecture tour just before Christmas, the outlandish and opinionated New York City radio host, Sheridan ‘Sherry’ Whiteside, is invited to dine with well-to-do Ohio factory owner, Ernest W. Stanley, and his family. When Sherry slips on a patch of ice and breaks his hip, the Ernest family takes in the invalid as a houseguest as he recovers. Whiteside then drives the family mad with insults, unsolicited advice, strange guests, stranger gifts, and an outrageous phone bill.
The Pajama Game
April 20-23, 2016
Auditions: February 21, 2:00 pm
The demands of workers in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded. Sparks fly between Sid, the new superintendent, and Babe, leader of the union grievance committee, as the workers go on strike. What erupts is a conflict between management and labor as well as a battle of the sexes. The Pajama Game won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical.
June 23-25, 2016
Auditions: May 8, 2:00 pm
Frustrated with her grade in a college class, Carol stops by her professor’s office to get help. The professor, John, is inattentive and condescending, but offers Carol an A if she regularly comes to his office to discuss the material. Carol feels powerless as the meetings continue, and eventually accuses him of sexual harassment. Oleanna explores the themes of power, political correctness, miscommunication, and male/female relations.
Kiss Me, Kate
July 13-16, 2016
Auditions: May 22, 2:00 pm
The cast of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is preparing for opening night, and leading man Fred Graham must play opposite his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, with young actors Lois and Bill. Fred and Lilli discover their romance is not quite dead, and Bill must deal with the repercussions of gambling with gangsters. Kiss Me, Kate won the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949.
All shows begin at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30.
General public: $7
MAC Students and Senior Citizens: $3
All seats are reserved.
Tickets for all shows, except touring shows, may be purchased beginning
3 weeks prior to the performance at the MAC Bookstore by calling
(573) 518-2106. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night
of the performance, dependent on availability, beginning at 6:00 pm.
High School / Middle School Groups:
If you would like to bring your group of students to one of our shows, please call Kristin at (573) 518-3808 to reserve a group rate of $3 per person, which
also includes a tour backstage prior to the show.
Anybody can audition for shows! See above for audition dates. All auditions take place in the MAC Theatre unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions about auditioning, please call the theatre office at (573) 518-2181.
Would you like to receive announcements for our shows?
Please e-mail the theatre office, kbales@MineralArea.edu, with your name and
mailing address, or request e-mail messages. Please indicate if you would like to receive announcements for auditions, performances, or both.