Mount Marty College Performing Arts Announces 2018-2019 Theater Season
October 3, 2018
Mount Marty College Performing Arts is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 theatre season set to begin November 1 with 9 to 5 The Musical, with season tickets now available for only $35. All productions are presented in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus.
9 to 5 The Musical, named after the 1980 hit movie, features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. Set in 1979, the story follows three coworkers and their plan to get even with the ‘sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot’ boss. The musical runs November 1-4, and is under the direction of Andy Henrickson, with design and technical direction by James Hovland Jr., musical direction by Brandon Connell, choreography by Kathryn Reimler, pit boss Scott Olson, and costumes by Dawn Ferris. 9 to 5 The Musical is being sponsored by Scott Family Dentistry.
Butterflies are Free, a sensitive, touching comedy by Leonard Gershe, will run February 8-10. Based loosely on the life of attorney Harold Krents, this 1969 play’s plot revolves around Don, a blind man living in downtown Manhattan, whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie, Jill. The play was made into a 1972 movie featuring Goldie Hawn. Butterflies are Free will be directed by James Hovland Jr. and is being sponsored by Linda’s Angel Crossing.
Waiting for the Parade, a drama in 24 scenes by John Murrell, will hit the stage April 4-7. First produced in 1977 by Alberta Theatre Projects, the play’s setting is Calgary during World War II, and features five women who gather to work for the war effort while their men are away, each character responding quite differently to the challenges that come with holding down the fort at home. MMC Theatre is proud to celebrate and honor the women whose lives have been changed by loved ones serving in military conflicts overseas, and will be offering free tickets for military spouses, past and present. Waiting for the Parade is under the direction of Andy Henrickson, and is being sponsored by Wintz and Ray Funeral Home.
The National Players, in its 70th Anniversary season, returns to Yankton April 12 with a performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, followed April 13 by Laura Eason’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The Players have been coming to Yankton for over 60 years, and MMC Theatre is pleased to close its 2018-2019 season with performances by ‘America’s longest-running touring company’. In addition to the public performances listed above, the Players will present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible for area high school students April 11. MMC Theatre and Performing Arts thanks Mary Milroy and Dan Johnson for sponsoring the National Players visit. For more information visit www.olneytheatre.org.
In addition to the five season productions, MMC Theatre will present its 8th Annual Stations of the Cross project. Free and open to the public, Holy Week presentations will be held April 16 for the general public and April 17 as a Youth Nite event. Stations of the Cross is being sponsored by Sacred Heart Parish.
Season tickets may now be purchased on-line at www.mtmc.edu/boxoffice or by calling 605-668-1267. Enjoy a reserved seat for each of the five season productions for only $35. For more information, please call 605-668-1267 or 605-668-1533.