MCT History

Macomb Community Theatre was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in August 1959, and will celebrate its 60th anniversary during the 2019 season. The stated purpose of the group is “…to stimulate and promote community interest in amateur dramatics, and to encourage the development of local acting, writing and related talents.”  From the first full-scale production, Teahouse of the August Moon, in November of 1959, MCT has presented over 250 regular season shows, as well as many “extra” productions such as dinner theatres, melodramas, original historical plays and children’s shows.  Currently the season includes four regular productions per year, scheduled in February/March, April/May, September, and November with four to five performances each.  The Pat Crane Memorial Theatre, MCT’s home since the early 1960’s, is a 107-seat facility located on South Johnson Road just outside Macomb, IL.  The organization welcomes new members, including those interested in the technical and organizational aspects of theatrical production as well as aspiring actors and directors..