Mission Statement

It is our purpose to provide our students with an exciting and challenging 
experience in theatre while attending Mineral Area College. Our intent is to 
enroll the students in the proper classes to ensure he/she will graduate 
with an Associate of Arts degree, emphasis in Theatre.

While obtaining this degree, the student will be preparing to complete his/her 
four year degree or enter into the world of professional work. We will do 
everything in our power to see the student proceed to a higher level, not only
in their career, but also in life, by attending Mineral Area College.

For more information, contact:

Chuck Gallaher, Director of Theatre

(573) 518-2181, cgallahe@mineralarea.edu 


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Little Theatre Guild

2019-2020 SCHEDULE

The Rocky Horror Show

In this cult classic, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, Brad and Janet, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Auditions: August 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: October 3-5 2019 @ 7:00 pm and October 4 @ 10:00pm – MAC Theater

A Streetcar Named Desire

This renowned drama follows troubled school former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister Stella and her husband Stanley in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household. 

Auditions: October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: December 5-7 @ 7:00 pm – MAC Theater

August: Osage County

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.  

Auditions: December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: February 20-22 @ 7:00 pm – MAC Theater

"Special" Spring Musical - TBA

Due to a popular national tour, we are unable to announce this rock musical until September 21st.

Auditions: February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: April 23-25 @ 7:00 pm – MAC Theater

The Dinner Party

This Neil Simon comedy revolves around six people, who do not know one another, being invited to dine in a fancy Parisian restaurant. The diners do not know why they have been brought together. As it turns out, the dinner is about their damaged relationships and whether or not they can reconcile.  

Auditions: May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: June 18-20 @ 7:00 pm – MAC Theater

The Stinky Cheese Man

Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of the children's book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man" gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Auditions: May 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – MAC Theater

Performance: July 9-11 @ 7:00 pm – MAC Theater

Get involved!

Anybody can audition for shows, and we’re always looking for help with other aspects of the production. For more information, contact Chuck Gallaher, Director of Theatre, cgallahe@mineralarea.edu

Tickets

General public:  $7  

MAC Students and Senior Citizens:  $3

All seats are reserved.

Tickets for all shows, except touring shows, may be purchased beginning 3 weeks prior to the performance at the MAC Bookstore by calling (573) 518-2106. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night 
of the performance, dependent on availability, beginning at 6:00 pm.

High School / Middle School Groups: 

If you would like to bring your group of students to one of our shows, please call Robyn at (573) 518-2246 to reserve a group rate of $3 per person, which also includes a tour backstage prior to the show. 

Auditions

Anybody can audition for shows! See above for audition dates. All auditions take place in the MAC Theater unless otherwise indicated.  If you have any questions about auditioning, please call the theater office at (573) 518-2181.

Want to receive announcements for our shows?

Please e-mail the theatre office, theatre@mineralarea.edu, with your name and 
mailing address, or request e-mail messages.  Please indicate if you would like to receive announcements for auditions, performances, or both.

2018-2019

  • Act of God
  • Forbidden Broadway
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • "9 to 5"
  • Drop Dead
  • A Year with Frog and Toad

2017-2018

  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Bat Boy
  • All My Sons
  • RENT
  • God of Carnage
  • Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

2016-2017

  • Private Lives
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Tempest
  • Next to Normal
  • The Laramie Project
  • James and the Giant Peach

2015-2016

  • Blithe Spirit
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • The Pajama Game
  • Oleanna
  • Snoopy!!!

2014-2015

  • Harvey
  • Into the Woods
  • Rumors
  • Urinetown
  • 12 Angry Jurors
  • Bye Bye Birdie

2013-2014

  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Lovers, Liars, and Rock & Roll
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live!
  • The Game's Afoot
  • Little Shop of Horrors

2012-2013

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Nuncrackers
  • Completely Hollywood (Abridged)
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Biloxi Blues
  • Clue: The Musical

2011-2012

  • 39 Steps
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!
  • Almost, Maine
  • Cabaret
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2010-2011

  • A Timeline Through History
  • Back to the 80's
  • Arcadia
  • Stinky Cheese Man
  • Godspell
  • Student Directed One Acts
  • You Can't Take it With You
  • Footloose

2009-2010

  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • All the Great Books (Abridged)
  • Children's Tour: A Peter Pan Story
  • Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Toby Show 2: Toby Goes to Hollywood
  • 3 Little Pigs to the Rescue
  • The Odd Couple
  • Female Odd Couple
  • My Fair Lady

2008-2009

  • Rocky Horror Show
  • Noises Off
  • Children's Tour
  • Sleuth
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man
  • Ghost of Scapino
  • Sweet Kingwilliamstown
  • Last Night of Ballyhoo
  • Fiddler on the Roof

Become a Little Theatre Guild Sponsor!

Our sponsors allow us to increase the quality of the special effects, costumes and sets for our shows and help us to purchase tools and equipment needed to run the theatre department.

Without our sponsors, many aspects of our productions would not be possible. Mineral Area College Little Theatre Guild Sponsors receive tickets to all mainstage shows and have an advance on preference seating. Becoming a sponsor is simple. Just click on the sponsorship form link below, fill it out and mail it to us with your donation and we will take care of the rest!

Download your sponsorship form today!

Advertising sponsorships also available. 

Advertising in Little Theatre Guild programs is a great way to support the arts in your community while also promoting your business. Ad prices start at just just $25 for a 1/8 page ad in each of our programs for a whole season. 

For more information, contact the Theatre Dept at theatre@mineralarea.edu or (573) 518-3808.

We offer several work scholarships per year in Theatre. Students are not required to be a Theatre major. Requirements for the Theatre Scholarship are as follows:

  • The scholarship may be applied to Mineral Area College tuition, fees, textbooks, and/or on-campus housing costs.
  • The student must enroll in at least one theatre course per semester, subject to be determined by the director.
  • The student must audition for at least one show per semester while on scholarship.
  • The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • The student must be available each Tuesday and Thursday during the semester from 12:30-5:00 pm to assist with production activities.

The scholarship form may be downloaded here.

For more information contact:
Chuck Gallaher

Theatre Director
(573) 518-2181