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

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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.


FROM CHRIS CARPENTER (PSEUDOLUS 1986)

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,

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Throw Back Thursday – Anything Goes (1993)

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If you’re ever in a jam, here I am!

It’s friendship

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!


FROM TIM ROSS-BOON (SIR EVELYN OAKLEIGH)

“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

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MVLCT 40th Anniversary Announcement

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Can’t stop, won’t stop–celebrating our fortieth anniversary, that is!  Why not extend the celebration of our forty years on stage right into 2021?  

The bad news is, like every theater group in the world, we’ve had to put our season on hold–and it was our very special fortieth anniversary season, too, with all kinds of fun things planned.

The good news is that since we already have the rights to perform The Drowsy Chaperone and House of Blue Leavesas well as talented and flexible directors for both plays–those shows can happen on stage in

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Throw Back Thursday – Cinderella (1991)

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This week’s TBT is MVLCT’s production of Cinderella. Produced in 1991, it was big cast full of lots of color, big personalities and magic. From an elementary school teacher in drag to a giant pumpkin carriage, MVLCT brought this well-known fairy tale to life.


FROM DANIELLE HUBER (CINDERELLA)

Oh, the Summer of Cin. Cinderella, that is! I am smiling as I type this, recalling Jay Gunn’s (King) first use of the moniker that stuck for the season. 

Cinderella was my first and only MVLCT production, but it stands in memory as one of the best

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