Throw Back Thursday – Steel Magnolias (1998)

Sometimes it isn’t as much the pictures as it is the stories. MVLCT’s 1998 production of Steel Magnolias didn’t capture a lot of photos, but most know the story. What we don’t know are the stories of these six women behind the scenes. That is what we are sharing today.


Steel Magnolias was the final show after being involved in two productions a year for a decade, that I was involved in before taking a 15 year break.

This was because in the middle of production, I received the
call that I would be leaving 2


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Throw Back Thursday – Slices of Life (2007, 2010, 2013)

For July, Throw Back Thursday is going to look back at productions that have an American flair or a classic. We are going to start off July with an MVLCT pride and joy: our Slices of Life play festivals.

Photo Credits: Marianne Taylor & Andrea Gorsh


Oh, Slices of Life

Our little play festival, that started off as a fun little idea that didn’t have more than 15 plays submitted the first year, to the beast it became the next time around when over 200 plays from all over the world


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Throw Back Thursday – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1986 & 2009)

This week for Throw Back Thursday MVLCT is doubling up!  Very rarely have we done a show more than once, but there have been a few instances.  Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum produced in 1986 and then again in 2009 is one example.


1986 is the year I finally gathered up my toys, left Mt Vernon and relocated to Iowa City, a move that was long overdue.

By then I had already established a tradition of spending my summer working on MVCT’s summer show, having been in every


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Throw Back Thursday – Anything Goes (1993)

If you’re ever in a jam, here I am!

It’s friendship


Just a perfect blendship

When other friendships have been forgot,

Ours will still be HOT!

This week’s TBT is another biggie – MVLCT’s 1993 production of Anything Goes. BIG set, BIG cast, BIG heart!


“Anything Goes” was my first MVLCT show.

Being in that show opened my eyes to the beauty of community theater. It helped me find my potential as an artist and community member.

Gina, my wife, and my two boys (Julien and Adrian) had recently moved to Mount


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