MCT 2019 Season

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Based on the comic strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schultz
Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner
Originally produced in New York
Originally produced in New York by Joseph Hardy
February 22, 23, 24, March 1 and 2 – 2019
Directed by Rochelle Seaver

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip, is the ideal first show for those who would like to do a musical. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.” Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

You Can’t Get There from Here

By Pat Cook
April 26, 27, May 3 and 4 – 2019
Directed by Doug Menke

The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast is not the sort of place you’d find on a freeway or even a map. That’s because they get most of the customers from cars disabled when they hit the pothole on Main Street. Scandal-sheet reporter Arthur Lyman decides to do an expose on the pothole “scam” and checks into the bed and breakfast. During his stay he’s fined eight times, dragged across town by the local watchdog and fired from his job. What else could he do but fall in love with one of the proprietors! When his boss shows up and takes over the story, he’s treated to scenes from Shakespeare, slipshod seances and a witch who can’t keep her hexes straight.

Time and Time Again

By Tim Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur and Jack Sharkey
September 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 – 2019
Directed by Peggy Roth

It’s a blast from the past when young composer Vic Ames finds himself hurtling back in time to the Eisenhower years! Everything is a problem for Vic, who is considered ’weird’ by the bobby sox crowd. Luckily, he’s befriended by Electra, a self-proclaimed ’eccentric.’ Together they manage to get Vic’s parents together. Vic’s conservative dad turns out to be a beatnik in his youth! They sidetrack Marlon Van Brut and his Wild Ones motorcycle gang and shake up the faculty and student body — but good. The empty stage is the basic set and the script has been written for easy-to-manage rehearsals. The sensational songs are pure dynamite: ’Listen to the Beat,’ ’Catch My Dust,’ ’Sweet Sixteen Turned Sour,’ ’Ponytails,’ ’All Rootie.’ If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing, upbeat, absolute joy of a musical comedy, go for this one.

The Swan Song

By Mike Johnson
November 15, 16, 22 and 23 – 2019
Directed by Peter J. Hannen

A depraved tale of mystery, murder, magic, madness, and hideous revenge, The Swan Song details the events of a single day from early afternoon to midnight. Olivia returns with her fiance to the creepy family manor after the funeral of her murdered parents. Miles desperately tries to get her away from the house and the eerie influences of her secretary, her ever tipsy aunt, a hidebound lawyer, a genuinely scary swami, and a kindly old housekeeper whose nervousness is contagious. Olivia won’t leave until she contacts the spirit of her mother at midnight to learn who committed the ghastly murders. This shocker is crammed with harrowing suspense and the conclusion is guaranteed to scare the daylights out of your audience.