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Theatre Season

23-24 season

MC Theatre 23-24 season

Brown Auditorium & Mingenback Theatre, 7:30pm
Box Office: (620) 242-0444  [email protected]

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Mama Won’t Fly

by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones & Nicholas Hope
September 15 & 16, 2023 – Mingenback Theatre
rated: PG

Savannah Honeycutt agreed to get her feisty mother from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. The only problem is Mama won’t fly! The mother/daughter team has to race-the-clock to drive 2000 miles in four days. They not only navigate each other but also negotiate the cast of colorful characters between here and there. This comedy has all the Southern charm of unsweetened iced tea: it’s bitter AND refreshing! Don’t miss it!

Season ticket holders get a Southern Cooking Experience on Friday, September 15th starting at 6:15 in Mingenback Theatre.

Broadway Showstoppers

October 20, 2023 – Brown Auditorium
with Kevin & Melia Jones

In partnership with the Lingenfelter Music Concert Series, the theatre will host Kevin Jones & alumnae Melia Dell Jones ’91. The Jones team has been working in professional theatre for over 30 years – You will not want to miss this cabaret event! A meet and greet reception in Friendship Hall will follow the performance.



POSTPONED The Marvelous Wonderettes

Created by Roger Bean
October 21, 2023 – Brown Auditorium
rated: G



The Sound Inside

by Adam Rapp
November 10 & 11, 2023 – Brown Auditorium
rated: R

Author Adam Rapp paints an intriguing evening on the campus of a prestigious New England university. A professor of creative writing has developed writer’s block. She meets an intelligent but struggling student whose writing is inspiring. In the university world of publish or perish, what will this young professor do to stay afloat and overcome her writer’s block? Will the student be her muse or just collateral damage?

The First Nighter meal, on Friday, November 10th at 6:15 in Mingenback Theatre, will feature tastes from New England. This production is a Kansas Premiere as well as the senior capstone project for director Sarah Asher and designer Addison Haiden.


A Year With Frog & Toad

Music by Robert Reale,
Adaptation & Lyrics by Willie Reale
based on the classic books by Arnold Lobel
March 2, 2024 (Elementary school performances February 26-Mar 1) – Brown Auditorium
rated: G

Watch best friends enjoy a year of Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring in this musical retelling of the classic 1977 children’s book series. The musical is one of the only children’s theatre pieces ever nominated for the Tony Award (U.S.) and the Olivier Award (U.K.) for Best Musical. You’ll see why with this new take on the classic stories. Fun for the whole family.

Season ticketholders enjoy picnic faire starting at 6:15pm on SATURDAY, March 2nd.


Ding Dong

by Marc Camoletti & Tudor Gates
April 19 & 20, 2024 – Brown Auditorium
rated: PG-13 for situational humor

This comic romp starts with ‘men behaving badly,’ and quickly devolves from there. Bernard has discovered that his wife, Jacqueline, is having an affair with Robert. Being quite a businessman, Bernard presents Robert two options to compensate for the affair: either Bernard is allowed to sleep with Robert’s wife or Bernard will have Robert killed. This is a night of door-slamming, mistaken identity and physical comedy from the London smash hit of 2005.

The First Nighter meal of nouvelle French cuisine is Friday, April 19 at 6:15 in Mingenback Theatre.

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