AN UPDATE FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENT
What's Happening at Mountain Theatre Company?
First, let us ask you a question. Did you know that when children see live professional theatre, there is a measurable uptick in their academic, social, and emotional scores? It’s true! In fact, young people subsequently express an improved outlook for their own future!
That is why we are so excited to have launched the first of what will be an annual event, our Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production. Approximately 800 students joined free school field trips to attend our TYA production of A Wrinkle in Time. See the video below for highlights from that show!
What a year it has already been! Before our TYA production opened, over 9,000 people attended one of our three Mainstage shows since July, a record breaking year!
In the second half of November, we will be breaking down the set from A Wrinkle in Time and building a new one for Home for the Holidays which runs from December 16 - 31. In addition, we will already be working on our 2023 season! Contracts are already in process (they must be signed before we can announce), we are reserving housing for our 80+ employees for next year, and scheduling has begun for our audition tour which covers at least three different states and sees over 3,000 applicants! We can't wait to excite you again with the announcement and launch of our upcoming 2023 Mainstage Season!
That’s not all! As you may have read, our Board is very close to finalizing a move to the beautiful new Performing Arts Center. Assuming all goes as planned, that would mean we will be very busy over the next five months planning and executing a very big, multifaceted move which will include technical audio and video equipment, furniture, clean up, installation, and move-in. Based on all this, it is very doubtful we will be able to show any movies this Fall/Winter as the furniture, staff, and technical equipment will be in multiple and different places until Spring.
Please make sure you are on our email list or check our website for more updates. We will keep you informed of all our shows and events as soon as possible!
President of the Board
Mountain Theatre Company
"Western North Carolina's premier professional theatre"