MTA's 2017 Season

The Monticello Theatre Association is proud to present our 2017 Season:
 
Rumors
by Neil Simon
Directed by Carl Sebens
Saturday, February 25th, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26th, 2:30pm
Friday, March 3rd, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4th, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 5th, 2:30pm
 
Neil Simon's Rumors
Rumors
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
 
Chicago Improv Workshop
Directed by Chicago Improv
 
Chicago Improv Workshops
Two workshops: one for kids, one for adults. The workshops will be followed by an improv show open to all at 7:00pm.
 
Dial M for Murder
by Agatha Christie
Directed by Leonard Rumery
Saturday, May 13th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14th, 2:30pm
Friday, May 19th, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2:30pm
 
Agatha Christie's Dial M for Murder
Dial M for MurderTony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot. 
 
Children's Workshops
Grades 1-3: June 5-9, 
Sally Bower
Grades 4-6: June 12-23, 
Sherrie Hildreth
 
 
Children's Workshops
Does your child have an interest in drama and the arts? Did he really enjoy being part of the school pageant? Does she get excited about performing in skits at church? Monticello Theatre Association is interested in helping your child explore their creative side during the MTA Children's Summer Workshop.
The MTA hosts two Children's Summer Workshops. Each workshop concludes with a final performance delivered by workshop participants.
  • Kids entering grades 1-3 (Length: 1 week)  June 5 - 9, 2017  from 9:30am to 11:30am with performance on June 9th, cost is $50. Led by Sally Bower.
  • Kids entering grades 4-6:(Length: 2 weeks) June 12 - 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm with performance on June 23rd, cost is $125. Leb by Sherrie Hildreth.
Seussical Jr.
by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Co-Directors Bridgette Conrad &
Debra Myers
 
Friday, August 4th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 6th, 2:30pm
Friday, August 11th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 12th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 13th, 2:30pm
Seussical Jr. the Musical
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
 
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
 
Seussical JR. provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting and costuming and can easily accommodate a large cast of expandable “Seussian” creatures.
 
Twelve Angry Women
by Reginald Rose
Directed by Carrie Brocksmith
Saturday, November 11th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12th, 2:30pm
Friday, November 17th, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19th, 2:30pm
Reginal Rose's Twelve Angry Women
A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry people. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you'll be proud to present. 
 
Holiday Gala
 
Directed by TBD
Saturday, December 2nd, 4:30pm
Saturday, December 2nd, 7:00pm
 
3rd Annual Holiday Gala
 
Dec. 2 Holiday Gala or Christmas Show