Shows & Auditions
Our next season is officially announced!
Woohoo to a full season returning to our lives!
Check out below for the lineup!
Not a fan of the spotlight, but love theatre? You are just as needed!
We have spots to fill in stage crew, education, costuming, finance, grant writing, the Board and more. Click below and let us know!
One of our FAVORITE times of the year is upon us...
HALLOWEEN WARM UP TIME!
TICKET PURCHASING INFO:
2101 4th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Join us for a night of playful halloween skits as you travel the wooded paths of
Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.
We will guide you in groups of 20, heading through every 10 minutes (when you purchase your tickets you will get to select your time). It takes about an hour to reach the end.
Appropriate for ALL ages!
And oh boy...do we have a BUNDLE of spooky and silly skits this year!
DON'T MISS IT!! And don't wait too long - we sell out every year, it would be
a sad pumpkin situation to miss this fun Austin tradition!
Halloween Warmup 2021
The Noise in Underland
Directed by Blythe Johnson
Mad Hatter - Nadia Hummel
Mallymkun the Dormouse - Aubrey Ruzek
The Cheshire Cat- Vivanna Kelly
The March Hare- Ellen Ekins
Sound Effect Person- Blythe Johnson
The Magic Wand Directed by Kim Zerke
The Explorer- Liberty Andersen
Faithful Dog- Eva Taylor
Sir Stinkalot- Kya McManus
Sir Stinkalittle- Hannah Zerke
Bear- Ashlyn Strampe
How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun
Directed by Angela Donovan
Fox- Ryker Edwards
Possum- Hunter Wollenburg
Spider- Harper Edwards
Buzzard- Mark Wollenburg
The Plight of Jennie Greenteeth
Directed by Michael King
Squeakers the Field Mouse- Ava Lillis
Ears the Rabbit- Renae Clark
Flower the Skunk- Brynlee Olson
Bridge Keeper 1- Lukas Tapp
Bridge Keeper 2- Sam Vorthems
Jennie- Emma Brekke
The Three Witches and the Broken Broom
Directed by Emma Brekke
Greta- Livianna Culbert
Maddie- Ruby Kellog
Sabrina- McKenna Donovan
Scarecrow- Grace Wood
Mummy- Hunter Jensen
The Troll House Cookie Factory
Directed by Jenny Dreyer
Char- Michael King
Scorch- Heather Deyo
Burnie- Gabe Bruender
Robot Elves- Maggie Dreyer, Jackson Dreyer and Atticus Burhman
Directed by Kylie Larson
Cat 1- Kylie Larson
Cat 2- Haylie Meyer
Hey Little Ant
Directed by Sydney Weisinger
Ant- Nature Center Staff
Child- Nature Center Staff
Directed by Nature Center Interns
Cast- Nature Center Interns
Thank you all who auditioned. We had another great turnout this year and we are so excited for another Halloween Warmup!
Scripts and Costumes will be available at the MCT office at 211 1st Street SE:
Monday 9/27 3:00-5:00
Tuesday 9/28 3:30-5-3:30
Thursday 9/30 3:30-5:30
They also will be available for pickup on:
Monday 10/4 3:00-5:00
Tuesday 10/5 3:30-5:30
Thursday 10/7 3:30-5:30
If those times don’t work for you please call the office at 507-437-9078 to
arrange another time.
Rehearsal will be on October 10th from 3:00-4:30 at the Jay C Hormel Nature Center.
More information about the Warmup will be given out on that day.
A bravo and job well done to all in our last performance:
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Adapted by Albert Cullum
First performed around 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. For centuries it’s been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love. Theseus and Hippolyta, about to marry, are figures from mythology. In the woods outside Theseus’ Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves out into couples—but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another.
Also in the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, battle over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named Bottom, whose head is temporarily transformed into that of a donkey by a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. Finally, Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
Theseus - Nathan Martinson
Hippolyta - Kaiah Gibson
Egeus - Isaac Zerke
Lysander - Ike McIntosh
Demetrius - Jadon Fimon
Hermia - Haylie Meyer
Helena - Ellen Ekins
Philostrate - McKenna Donovan
Peter Quince/Prologue - Keara McIntosh
Snug/Lion - Lillyan Wiese
Nick Bottom/Pyramus - Billi Emeline
Francis Flute/Thisby - Megan Dilley-Jones
Tom Snout/Wall - Alice Osmonson
Robin Starveling/Moonshine - Ella Spear
Oberon - Luke Tapp
Titania - Emma Brekke
Puck - Nadia Hummel
First Fairy/Peaseblossom - McKenna Donovan
Cobweb - Kaiah Gibson
Moth - Hannah Zerke
Mustardseed - TBA
June 24th & 25th
Jay C Hormel Nature Center