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 Leaves—as well as talented and flexible directors for both plays–those shows can happen on stage in
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
Everyone here at MVLCT is bummed out that we are not putting up our summer musical this year. Drowsy Chaperone may be pushed to next summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our past “big” musicals!
The first BIGGIE that we are remembering is our 1989 production of Fiddler on the Roof . Fiddler was our last summer show we put up at Cornell’s Armstrong Theatre (with no air-conditioning).
We had a stellar cast headed by Jay Gunn (Tevye) and Jane Peters (Golde). A true example of what community theatre is all about, Fiddler had …
This weeks TBT is a great way to start Pride Month as we go “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with our 1994 production of The Wizard of Oz. The costumes were bright, colorful and our costumer (goddess), Barb Shepley, had her hands full!
FROM BARB SHEPLEY (COSTUME DESIGNER)
Each show has it’s own challenge with costumes. One of the biggest was the Tinman for Wizard of Oz.
My son, Scot, had just finished college and had taken on the director position. His brother, Eric, was cast as the Tinman.
We did a bit of research for