Moraine Valley’s Academic Theater department is known for showcasing cutting edge theater, produced by award winning faculty and featuring statement students and community members. The theater department produces four performances a year.

The Theater Department at Moraine Valley Community College offers a valuable base from which to launch a theater career in stage, film, television, management, marketing, education, social work, and much more. Learn more about the program.

 

2022-23 Series

Tickets for all theater productions are $12 unless otherwise indicated.

UrinetownUrinetown, The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
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Nov. 4-13, 2022
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

 

Auditions

Sept. 12, 6-10 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Sign up on callboard outside F150
Callbacks: Sept. 14

  • Prepare a short monologue and a one-minute music selection that shows your voice and if possible, in the style of the show. You may bring sheet music or perform with a recorded track.
  • Callbacks will include a movement audition.

Questions? Contact Dr. Craig Rosen rosen@morainevalley.edu

GlassheartGlassheart
By Reina Hardy

Directed by Leah Cassella
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Feb. 24-March 5, 2023
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

What would happen if Beauty never showed up? After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his one remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment. When an eligible maiden moves into the second-floor apartment, the servant (a relentlessly cheery lamp) colludes with the landlady to kidnap the girl. The servant finds herself assimilating the girl’s identity, her name, and bookstore job.

Auditions

Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Sign up on callboard outside F150
Callbacks: Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m.

  • Monologues preferred; cold readings will be provided if needed. All backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identity, etc. encouraged. Rehearsals begin after winter break. Students may register for credits if cast in the show.
  • Callbacks will include a movement audition.

Questions? Contact

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play
By Anne Washburn

Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
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April 28-May 7, 2023
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

 

Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
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July 20-23, 2023
Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
FREE ADMISSION

Join us for the 19th season of Shakespeare under the Stars with this beloved comedy about misunderstandings, love, and deception. Join us in what has become one of the most delightful Moraine Valley summer traditions.