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 updated 04/19/15



 for our summer melodramas will be held Sunday, May 10 and Sunday, May 17. Auditions for all four summer shows occur at the same time. Whether you are a seasoned actor or just want to find out if the stage is for you, the melodramas offer a pleasant way to spend a few weeks of your summer without the high pressure of a full-length show. Please come with your summer calendars and enthusiasm! Doors will open by 6:30 p.m. and auditions will begin at 7:00.





Mantorville Theatre Gift Certificates are available at the Box Office, when open, and at the Mantorville Chocolate Shoppe.

Playing through May 3rd:

(We have enjoyed some nearly full houses and one sell-out, so please make reservations and arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of curtain time.)

"Love, Sex and the IRS" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. April 10 - May 3, 2015. This zany treatment of the title topics is sure to tax only your laugh muscles!

Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.

When we ran this show over a decade ago, it was clear that we would have to do it again, sometime. Well, now's the time! In fact, we don't know why we waited so long! "Love, Sex and the IRS" will play weekends from April 10 through May 3. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $15. Reduced rate tickets are $13.


Looking Forward


Our 2014-2015 season rounds out with:


"Love, Sex and the IRS" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.  Fri/Sat/Sun April 10 - May 3, 2015.


Our 2015-2016 season kicks off with the

43rd consecutive season of the Mantorville Melodramas!

Beginning June 12 and playing Fri/Sat/Sun through September 12, there are four shows in our melodrama season that you won't want to miss. Three of these are locally written and premiering on our stage and the other is a reprisal of a show that premiered on our stage some several years ago.




NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AT THE DOOR! (Cash, checks and large quantities of gold still accepted!))


We are looking for a few good people to volunteer to take tickets and host a sales table during the rest of our 2013-14 season. Contact us is you are interested.


Audience participation is a requirement for the melodramatic portion of our season. Come prepared to cheer for the hero and heroine, boo the villain or villainess, and applaud the efforts of our characters (or groan at their jokes!)



We are excited with all of our shows of the 2014 - 2015 season.  Watch our Schedule Page for more information.


Many, many thanks to our generous corporate sponsors who help us keep the costs to our patrons down throughout our 2013-2014 season.


We are also grateful for a grant received from IBM's Fund for Community Service, which combines funding with volunteerism from IBM employees and retirees.

Feel generous? What we appreciate most is your joining our audience, but if you'd also like to join the Mantorville Theatre Company, or give a tax-free donation, click on this text.




Volunteers for Publicity needed - If you'd be willing to volunteer to help out with distribution of posters, design of posters, writing press releases, working on programs, organizing mail and email lists, sending letters to specific groups that might be interested in our shows, and the like - please contact us.


Seeking talented, energetic dramatists for our  future productions!  Directors! Pianists! Set Builders! Costumers! Box Office Managers! We are in need of your talents and we would like to hear from you.  Please send your interest, availability, and if we don't know you, a brief resume to PO Box 194 in Mantorville, MN 55955. Directors - please also include at least two play titles that you would like to direct, with some background on each. You can find topical and schedule information, and even an on-line (sort of) application on our "Join The Fun" page.


Our season is just part of the many exciting things to do in Mantorville.  There are antique buildings for touring from the Mantorville Restoration Association and the Dodge County Historical Society, antique stores and other businesses for browsing and buying and fine dining.  Check out  for more information. For information on the city, in general, try


We encourage LARGE groups (of ten or more). To learn about group discounts, examine our shopping page.


Need to find us? We are just a half block west of Highway 57 on 5th Street in Mantorville (Hwy 57 and 5th is the closest thing Mantorville has to a "major" intersection.)

You can call our answering machine at (507) 635-5420.

Our postal address is PO Box 194 ... Mantorville, MN 55955

and our email is


Need to find Mantorville? We're about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities and 15 miles west of Rochester on Minnesota Highway 57: map