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 2017 Schedule

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The Particulars:

Summer Melodramas:

Adults - $10.00

Reduced Rate - $8.00

 

Full Length Shows:

Adults - $15.00

Reduced Rate - $13.00

 

Musicals:

Adults - $20.00 

Reduced Rate - $17.00

 

October Dinner Theatre:

Early Bird sales - $30

Regular advances sales - $35

Reduced Rate sales - $33

 

Show Times:

Fri & Sat dates are at 7:30 PM for all evening shows except the October dinner theatre (7:00)

 

Sun Matinees are at 2:00 PM except the October dinner theatre (1:00)

 

Who qualifies for the reduced rate? Those willing to demonstrate that they are

- Keepers of at least 65 years of acquired wisdom

- Students endeavoring to gain wisdom

- Mantorville Theatre Members (also wise!)

- Groups purchasing blocks of at least 10 tickets

- Mayo Clinic employees

- Olmsted Medical Group employees

- Rochester School District Employees

 

Who pays the Adult price? Everyone else

 

SHOWTIMES & TICKET INFO

For Tickets call 507-635-5420

 

 

The famous Mantorville Melodramas, open June 16, 2017: Over forty years and still going strong!

Year-round traditional and contemporary theatre in the historic Mantorville Opera House.

"Truth or Counterfeits" or "What's my Lie?" written and directed by Nan Strauss, playing June 16 - July 2, 2017

"Under the Spell of Love" written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller, playing in Mantorville July 7 - July 23, 2017 with special Byron Sesquicentennial performances July 28, 29, 2017

"The Ratcatcher's Daughter" or "Death Valley Daze" written by Tim Kelly and directed by Rachel Soland, playing July 28 - August 13, 2017

"Song of the Canyon Kid" or "Poem on the Range" written by Scott Cherney and directed by Denise Ruemping, playing August 18 - September 9, 2017

 "Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" written and composed by Jonathan Christenson and directed by Sarah Schaller, playing (by permission of Playscripts, Inc.) October 6 - October 29, 2017. (Dinner Theatre, prepaid reservations required)

"The Rented Christmas" written by Norman C. Ahern, Jr. and Yvonne Ahern, playing November 17 - December 3, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Melodrama Season!

2017 marks the MTC's 45th melodrama season! Plan to spend some time with us this summer when you make Mantorville one of your recreation destinations. 

Bring the whole family! Four completely different melodramas for you to enjoy - all authored and directed by local playwrights, two seeing their premier performances and two returning for  welcome revivals.

Auditions for our summer shows are May 21 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mantorville Opera House.

 
"Truth or Counterfeits" or "What's my Lie?" written and directed by Nan Strauss, playing June 16 - July 2, 2017

All is not as it seems in the life of Trudy Leit. She lives with her sweet, old Auntie Mandy, who owns a hotel and a gold mine. But perhaps Mandy isn't and doesn't! What about the hotel guests with good credentials, but an air of evil? What about Trudy, herself - is she sweet or is she a schemer? Trudy must sort it all out and learn to discern truth from counterfeits.

Adult tickets are $10. Reduced Rate tickets are $8. Reservations at (507) 635-5420 or purchase online

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"Under the Spell of Love" written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller, playing in Mantorville July 7 - July 23, 2017 with special Byron Sesquicentennial performances at Byron High School July 27, 28, 2017

Dr. Ulysses Viper has rolled into town (or rather, his wagon did!) advertising DR. VIPERS ELIXIR: THE WONDERS OF THE AGES! and to be sure, his fluids have some substantial affect on those who imbibe (oops! we mean ingest) Dr. Viper is accompanied by Horace. Actually, Horace is a soloist, but never mind that! You'll learn more as our story unfolds. Will our local rancher Fuller Moneypockets find himself a bit short? Will he ever find his long lost son? Will his daughter ever find true love? Join us and see!

Adult tickets are $10. Reduced Rate tickets are $8. Reservations at (507) 635-5420 or purchase online. The Byron Sesquicentennial tickets are all at the reduced rate. Be sure to wear your sesquicentennial button to be eligible for a special bonus!

"The Ratcatcher's Daughter" or "Death Valley Daze" written by Tim Kelly and directed by Rachel Soland, playing July 28 - August 13, 2017

Auntie Hush, famous for her "Hush Mush", runs an orphanage in an abandoned stagecoach stop, but is soon to be tossed out by the unscrupulous city slicker, Whiplash Snivel. His arrival has been preceded by the entrance of lovely Sweet Lotta Bliss, from London (She's a foggy type.) She plans to open a school. Seeking her is the infamous Lady Pilfer (driven out of San Francisco for stealing ponies from the Pony Express). She brings news that Lotta's father, a ratcatcher, has been left a fortune by his deceased parent, a Russian nobleman (Lotta didn't know she was a Lady.) Since Lotta refuses Whiplash's oily offer of wedlock, he decides to get her money by hastening her marriage to her one true love, Jack Sunshine, a salesman of wash-and-wear furs. Alas, Jack owes his allegiance to the bottle. Only Lotta's love can save him, but not if Whiplash can help it.

Adult tickets are $10. Reduced Rate tickets are $8. Reservations at (507) 635-5420 or purchase online

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"Song of the Canyon Kid" or "Poem on the Range" written by Scott Cherney and directed by Denise Ruemping, playing August 18 - September 9, 2017

The "Canyon Kid," our western version of a (mostly) virtuous nomad, has returned home to Dirt Clod, Missouri, and not a moment too soon! It seems Judge Basil Kadaver has the town on edge for fear of being placed at the edge of his gallows. And no doubt about it, life around Judge Kadaver is truly a taxing experience - and we mean literally! Can Canyon Kid cancel Kadaver's caustic calamities? More important, will his childhood sweetheart, Darla Darling, dare to drop her betrothal with Sheriff Dalton Doolin?

Adult tickets are $10. Reduced Rate tickets are $8. Reservations at (507) 635-5420 or purchase online

Note: The run of this show ends Saturday, September 9. There is not a matinee performance on September 10. Please enjoy the Marigold Days parade on Sunday the 10th!

We complete 2017 with these outstanding Productions:
 
"Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" written and composed by Jonathan Christenson and directed by Sarah Schaller, playing October 6 - October 29, 2017.

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the story of the iconic American writer, Edgar Allan Poe. "Nevermore" blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe's character and career, and giving powerful expression to Poe's words "all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

We are pleased to continue our October tradition of combining outstanding theatrical entertainment with an excellent meal, right in the Mantorville Opera House.

Advanced ticket purchases are absolutely required, so Omar and his team know how many and what kind of meals to make. Early Bird tickets are only $30 for dinner and show. Regular tickets are $35 and reduced rate tickets are $33.

"Nevermore..." is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

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"The Rented Christmas" written by Norman C. Ahern, Jr. and Yvonne Ahern, playing November 17 - December 3, 2017

John Dale hasn't enjoyed a "real Christmas" for years. So, on the spur of the moment, he decides to "rent" a Christmas from a rental shop making the claim "We'll rent anything." Anne Weston, who owns the local rent shop, is at first flustered with the requirements: a tree with presents, Christmas carols and also a wife and five children. Anne feels she has solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors' guild. But the young actors come down with the measles so she turns to the local orphanage. When the guild can't locate a "mother," Anne steps in to play the role herself. Based on the short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, the story of how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned makes this a warm story for the holiday season.

Looking for an opportunity for a special event? Contact us about extending our run for a private showing! We've set aside December 8, 9, and 10 to provide for groups that want to rent the hall (and us!)  On these unscheduled dates, you can buy the house for the cost of 100 reduced rate tickets ($1300)

Coming in February 2018: (tbd)  
(Are you planning a gathering for your group or company? Why not consider "renting" us for a special performance on another night?)