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MTA Quarterly Newsletter - June 2022


Dear Friends of MTA,

Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter!  This will be an opportunity for us to share what's going on and coming up not only in our theatre, but around the theatre community in Central Illinois.



MTA's Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

We had over 35 youth actors tryout for the summer's youth program!  The cast has been announced and we started rehearsals this week.  You'll start seeing information pop up soon about the musical and ticket information.  Reserved tickets will go on sale June 22 at the following link:  You can also buy tickets at the door, based on available seats.  The shows will be:
Friday, July 22nd - 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 23rd - 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 24th - 2:30 pm
Thursday, July 28th - 7:30 pm
Friday, July 29th - 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 30th - 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Come be our guest for an amazing time with our wonderful youth actors!

Youth Workshops This Summer - Space Available

Now that summer is here, are you trying to find something to do for your aspiring actor?  If so, we got just the thing for you!  There is still space in both of our workshops.  For more information, please check out the links below:


MTA Playwriting Competition

We are still accepting submissions for our Playwriting Competition through July 15!  For more information, visit our website at

MTA Membership

Our mission is to enrich our community by bringing live theatre to Monticello and by providing opportunities for all ages to engage in and enjoy the performing arts. Ticket sales for our shows are an important source of revenue, not only for MTA but for the economic activity our shows generate for local businesses. However, tickets sales alone cannot support MTA. It takes a strong community to support community theatre.
If you like what we’re doing for the community, please consider renewing your membership or supporting us with an annual donation. Membership levels are below:
Members $25-$39
Youth Actors, Fans and Families $40-$99
Friends $100-$249  
Supporters $250-$499
Patrons $500-$999  
Directors $1,000-$2,499
Producers $2,500-$4,999 
Sponsors $5,000+
Forms are available in the lobby, or become a member/renew your membership online at  You can also send your membership to:
Monticello Theatre Association
P.O. Box 81
Monticello, IL 61856
NOTE: Please make sure to include your name and what type of membership on your check.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact MTA at

MTA Opportunities

We are always looking for people to be a part of MTA...whether it's directing a show for us or serving on our board!  If this might be you, please reach out to the board at

Thank you for keeping theatre alive in Monticello and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Ted Nowlin
Monticello Theatre Association Board President

Invitation to Membership

It takes a community to run a community theater! Please support MTA with your membership, renewable annually. Your name will be featured in our show programs for the coming year. Consider joining MTA at the level best suited to you. Business memberships available at Friends level and above. Questions? Please email

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MTA Membership levels and benefits

On Stage/Backstage—Members are eligible to share their talents as performers in an MTA production on-stage and to participate on the production crew behind the scenes. Crew areas include props, set design, costuming, lighting, sound, and hosting guests.

Email Notices & News—Regular MTA newsletters, production announcements, and audition notices will be sent to the member business or a designated employee.

Program Listing—Individual, family or business name will be listed in printed programs for MTA productions.

Anytime Show Tickets—Number of show tickets available to a member to be redeemed at any MTA production throughout the year.

Program Spotlight—May place an advertisement in MTA printed programs for shows throughout the year.

Priority Seating—Upon request, premium seats will be reserved for members planning to attend MTA productions.

Web Listing—Individual, family or business name and hyperlink will be featured on the MTA website.

Lobby/Curtain Recognition—At the direction of the member, business name and materials can be featured in the lobby of the Phoenix Theatre. Member will be recognized during live curtain speech.

Program Cover MentionBusiness name/logo will be featured on the cover of the program.

All Publicity MaterialsBusiness name/logo will be included on all publicity materials created by MTA, pertaining to shows.

Custom BenefitBusinesses at the Sponsor level may collaborate with MTA to create a customized benefit, specifically designed to meet the needs of the member organization. 

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