Day: March 28, 2020

Dear friends,

Dear friends,

As a member of the arts community, Monroe County Civic Theater (MCCT) takes the current situation very seriously.  In order to preserve the health and welfare of our patrons and our artists, we have cancelled a revue, suspended rehearsals, readings, and podcast recordings as we continue to monitor the situation.

The Board of Directors is working to continue the operations of MCCT by working remotely from our homes, meeting via phone, and working over e-mail.  It is our hope that once we are all past the current situation, and our artists and patrons can gather safely, that we will be prepared to resume our season and continue our mission.

Until that time, please stay safe.

MCCT

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery (2019)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery (2019)

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was presented by the Monroe County Civic Theater on September 12-14, and 15, 2019.  It was directed by Steve Heise. It featured musicians from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Musical director, Benjamin Watkins, conducted the orchestra as they performed composer Felix Mendelssohn’s music written to accompany performances.  The play was was presented at the Waldron, Hill and Buskirk (3rd street) Park in Bloomington, Indiana.

Celebrating 30 years of Shakespeare in the Park!

Photos Courtesy of the Indiana Daily Student newspaper:

Special thanks to Christopher Brenneman for photos:

MCCT Board Reading: A Christmas Carol Photo Gallery (2014)

MCCT Board Reading: A Christmas Carol Photo Gallery (2014)

Monroe County Civic Theater presented CHARLES DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” on December 14, 2014. The play was adapted for radio-on-stage by ANTHONY E. PALERMO. The Musical score was also composed and arranged by ANTHONY E. PALERMO.

“Saturday December 13 at 5 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 14 at Noon at Rachel’s Cafe Come early and stay late for a light lunch or dinner. Tickets are by donation – may give in advance or afterwards at www.mcct.org/support or at your table.”

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Photo Gallery (2011)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Photo Gallery (2011)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown was performed March 10-13, 2011 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium. The play was directed by Sheila Butler. The dancing was choreographed by Callie Rekas.

In February of 2013, the cast reunited to travel to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to perform at the National Performing Arts Festival.

Here are some posts from MCCT’s social media accounts:

“BON VOYAGE and BREAK A LEG to the Monroe County Civic Theater’s traveling company of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, as they make their way to Disney World for the National Performing Arts Festival!!!”

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown group had an amazing showing at the National Performing Arts Festival in Orlando this weekend. MCCT is extremely proud of Hadley Abram, Cameron Butler, Caitlyn Diekhoff, Alaina Martinez, Devin May, Callie Rekas, Matt Wiedenbener. Cameron got best Male vocalist, Caitlyn got best Female Vocalist and got to sing on Disney stage, Caitlyn and Callie got best Duet, individual rewards for Snoopy (Cameron), Sally (Alaina) and Lucy (Caitlyn). The team performed Snoopy on the Disney stage. Way to go, so glad you represented our theater so well.”

Shown above in Orlando are, from left, Callie Rekas, Alaina Martinez, Hadley Abram, Matthew Weidenbener and Cameron Butler kneeling, Caitlin Diekhoff and Devin May.

Special thanks to Callie Rekas for photos:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery (2013)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery (2013)

“Eric Anderson Jr.’s artful production uses space well, foregoing the stage for most of the performance for the grass in front. This simultaneously brings the actors closer to the audience, and more convincingly presents Shakespeare’s characters racing away from each other, fighting, loving, and sleeping outdoors,”

– Doris Lynch from The Herald-Times

directed by Eric Anderson, Jr

Photos by Richard Mattsson: