Matchbox Children’s Theatre Productions 

Through the Years 1975 to Present…

Encore Productions are noted with asterisk *

1975 –1976 

The first 2 plays were performed in

Queen of Angels Church basement

Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo (Musical)

Director: Bill Libby 

Hansel & Gretel

 Director: Janet Anderson

 

1976 - 1977

Androcles & the Lion

Director: Susie Richardson

First production at Riverland Community College Theatre

The King of Ice Cream Mountain

Director: Janet Anderson 

Marlin the Magnificent

 Director: Tom Honer

TheWonderfulTang

Director: Janet Anderson

1977 – 1978

Beauty&theLonelyBeast (Musical) 

Director: Steve Kinney

The Dancing Donkey

Director: Susie Richardson

The Golden Grotto or Bracko, the Prince Frog

Director: Janet Anderson

The Storybook Circus Fantabulous (Touring Company)

1996 – 1997

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Director: David Dahlquist

*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Director: Cynthia Lohn

* The Golden Grotto or Bracko, the Prince Frog

Director: Janet Anderson

 

1997 – 1998

Lady Dither’s Ghost (Musical)

 Director: Janet Thomas

The Elves & the Shoemaker

Director: Carrie Parker

Penny & the Magic Medallion

Director: Janet Anderson

1998- 1999

Puss N’ Boots

Director: Valerie Johnson

Last play in Riverland Community College Theatre

Snow  White & Rose Red

Director: Cameron Davis

First play in Historic Paramount Theatre

*Little Miss Christie (Musical) 

Director: Carrie Parker

1978 - 1979

The Pied Piper of Hamlin 

Director: Jim Ashcraft 

Fables Here & Then 

Director: Steve Kinney

 The Unwicked Witch

 Director: Janet Anderson 

The Ransom of Red Chief 

Director: Robert Dudley

 

 

1979-1980

Winnie the Pooh (Musical) 

Director: Janet Anderson 

The Red Shoes

Director: David Dahlquist

 The Pale Pink Dragon 

Director: Penny Kinney

Once Upon A Matchbox (Original Script)

 Directors: Penny Kinney & Janet Anderson

 

1980 – 1981

Sleeping Beauty or the Famous Rose Taboo (Musical)

Director: Dave Sampson

The Golden Goose

Director: Cynthia Dibble Lohn  

The Three Fairy Godmothers

 Director: Penny Kinney

1999 – 2000

*Sleeping Beauty or the Famous

Rose Taboo (Musical)

 Director: Janet Anderson

*Androcles & the Lion

Director: Carrie Parker

*Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Director: Janet Thomas

 

2000 – 2001

*Livin’ de Life

Director: Cynthia Lohn 

Rumplestiltskin Is My Name

Director: Carrie Parker

The Dragon of Nitt

Director: Janet Anderson

2001 – 2002

The Christmas Angel 

Director: Janet Anderson 

Miss Nelson Is Missing 

Director: Carrie Parker 

Hansel & Gretel 

Director: Janet Anderson

1981 – 1982

Once Upon A Brute beast (Musical) 

Director: Mike Charron

Pecos Bill & Sluefoot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang

Director: Penny Kinney

The Frog Princess & the Witch

Director: Patrick Rasmussen

 

1982 – 1983

Pegora the Witch (Musical)

 Director: Cynthia Dibble Lohn

Nathan the Nervous & Peter & the Wolf

Director: Penny Kinney

The Woodcutter’s Wishes (Original Script)

Director: Janet Anderson

(MCT also toured this production in Albert Lea)

 

1983 – 1984

Little Miss Christie (Musical) 

Director: Steven Kinney

The Alchemist’s Book

Director: Cynthia Dibble Lohn

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Director: Penny Kinney

2002 – 2003

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. (Musical) 

Director: Sarah Lenn

The Snow Queen & the Goblin

Director: Gordy Handeland

*Cinderella

Director: Carrie Parker

 

2003 – 2004

The Canterville Ghost

 Director: Janet Anderson 

Beauty & the Beast 

Director: Gordy Handeland

 Ramona Quimby

Director: Carrie Parker

 

2004 – 2005

*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Director: Gordy Handeland

Pippi Longstocking (Musical) 

Director: Angela Donovan 

The Emperor’s New Clothes 

Director: Janet Anderson

 

2005 – 2006

*Charlotte’s Web

 Director: Paul Burger 

Henry & Ramona 

Director: Janet Anderson

*Pecos Bill & Sluefoot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang

Director: Angela Donovan

2015-2016

The Far Fetched Fable of the Frog Prince: How a Prince Became a  Frog & Starred in the School Play

Director: Janet Anderson & Cate Goodnature

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (Musical)

 Director: Cameron Davis

Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue

Directors: Jenny Dreyer & Jen Wiebrand

“Faery Free-For-All” & 

“Pryamus & Thisbe”  Summer Show

Directors: Angela Donovan & Billie Jo Wicks

2016-2017

Just in the Nick of Time

Director: Janet Anderson & Cate Goodnature

Cinderella*

Director: Angela Donovan 

Charlotte’s Web*

Director: Cameron Davis & Nikki Phillips

No One will marry a Princess with a Tree Growing Out of Her Head! Summer Show

Directors: Angela Donovan & Billie Jo Wicks

 

2017-2018

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol

Director: Janet Anderson & Cate Goodnature 

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe*

Director: Cameron Davis

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Director: Randy Forster

Stuart Little Summer Show

Directors: Angela Donovan & Billie Jo Wicks

2018-2019

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Directors: Janet Anderson & Cate Goodnature 

Snow White: The Queen’s Fair Daughter

 Director: Angela Donovan

The House at Pooh Corner

Director: Nikki Phillips

Yankee Doodle Summer Show (Musical) 

Director: Angela Donovan

2019-2020

Encore Season

*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Directors: Jenny Dreyer & Andie Lewis

*Pecos Bill & Slue-Foot Sue Meets

The Dirty Dan Gang

Directors: Janet Anderson 

*The Magician's Nephew

Directors: 

1984 – 1985

Step On A Crack

Director: Penny Kinney

This Site Unsuitable for Dragons

Director: Cynthia Dibble Lohn

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe

Director: Steven Kinney

 

 

1985 – 1986

Charlotte’s Web

Director: Doug Snater

Rumplestiltskin – (Touring Company)

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Musical) 

Director: Steven Kinney

 

 

1986 – 1987

Tales from the Arabian Nights

Director: John Deyo 

The Little Match Girl 

Director: Penny Kinney 

Starman Jone

Director: Robert Dudley

 

1987–1988

Livin’ deLife

Director: John Deyo

A Quest for Young Arthur 

Director: Janet Anderson

 13 Bells of Boglewood

 Director:Robert Dudley

2006 – 2007

Pollyanna (Musical)

Director: Angela Donovan 

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

Director: Lia Culbert

*The Magician’s Nephew

Director: Paul Burger

 

2007 - 2008

*Tales from the Arabian Nights

Director: Janet Anderson

 The Jungle Book 

Director: David Dahlquist

*The Raven & the Robin (OriginalScript)

 Director: Leland Bissinger

 

2008 – 2009

Nick Tickle: Fairytale Detective

Director: Cameron Davis

*The Elves & the Shoemaker 

Director: Leland Bissinger

 Sleeping Beauty

Director: Cameron Davis

 

2009 – 2010

Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures

 Director: Cameron Davis

 Little Red (Musical)

 Director: Angela Donovan

*The Unwicked Witch (Alumni)

Director: Janet Anderson

1988 – 1989

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Director: Robert Dudley

The Great Cross-Country Race

Director: Paul Burger

The Troll & the Elephant Prince

Director: Kristin Rasmussen Graff

 

1989 – 1990

Maestro Mean’s Malevolent Scheme

Director: Robert Dudley

A Christmas Carol (Original Script/Musical) 

Director: Steven Kinney

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Director: Jerry Girton

 

1990–1991

Snow White

Director: Jerry Girton

*A Christmas Carol (Original Script/Musical)

 Director: Steven Kinney

Meet the Billy Goats Gruff (Original Script) 

Director: Paul Burger

 

1991 – 1992

*Once Upon A Matchbox (Original Script) 

Director: Jerry Girton

*Winnie the Pooh (Musical)

Director: Janet Thomas

1992 – 1993

*The Unwicked Witch

Director: Jerry Girton

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Director: Paul Burger 

The Magician’s Nephew

 Director: Janet Anderson

1993 – 1994

The Wizard’s Crystal

Director: Paul Burger

*Charlotte’s Web

Director: Janet Anderson

The Three Blossoms (OriginalScript)

 Director: Robert Dudley

1994 – 1995

*The Woodcutter’s Wishes (Original Script) 

Director: Joan Sween

*The RedShoes

Director: Janet Anderson

*Pecos Bill & Sluefoot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang

Director: Cynthia Lohn

 

1995 – 1996

The House at Pooh Corner

Director: Cynthia Lohn

The Raven & the Robin (Original Script)

Director: Janet Anderson

(MCT also toured this production in Rochester for  Playwright Festival)

Cinderella

Director: Cynthia Lohn

2010 - 2011

Winnie-the-Pooh A Christmas Tail

Director: Cameron Davis

*13 Bells of Bogelwood

Director: Cameron Davis & Jenny Dreyer

*Meet the Three Goats Gruff

Director: Madlain Howard

Assistant Director: Angela Donovan

C.S.I. Neverland

(Summer show NEW addition to MCT schedule)

Directors:Angela Donovan & Madlain Howard

 

2011 - 2012

Peter Rabbitt

Director: Cameron Davis

The Magic Flounder (Original Script)

 Director: Angela Donovan

Baba Yaga and the Black Sunflower (Musical) Director: Jennie Germain

The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast Summer Show

Director: Angela Donovan

 

2012 -2013

*The Bests Christmas Pageant Ever

Director: Angela Donovan

Irish Tales: The Bones that came to Visit (OriginalScript) 

Director: Cameron Davis

Rapunzel and the Witch

Director: Susan Hansen

Pinocchio (Musical) Summer Show

Director: Angela Donovan

2013 - 2014

The Secret Garden

Director: Jerry Girton

There’s an Alligator Under My Bed, A Nightmare in My Closet ,and Something in My Attic (Musical)

Director: Susan Hansen

After the Rain King

Director: Lucas Johnson

The Princess Who Had No Name Summer Show

Director: Angela Donovan

 

2014-2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Director: Jerry Girton

*The Pale Pink Dragon

Director: Jenny Dreyer & Christine Wiks

*The Three Fairy Godmothers

Director: Janet Anderson

The Wizard of Oz Summer Show

Director: Angela Donovan