Auditions Around the Corner for Theatre Season

August 9, 2023
Missouri Valley College

The Missouri Valley College Department of Theatre is proud to announce the 2023-2024 season, which will reflect the energy and enthusiasm created by the college’s new speech/ theatre education degree and the institution’s desire to engage the surrounding community as both audience members and active participants. To that end, Valley is opening auditions for both performance and backstage positions to both the campus and area communities.

Auditions for Robin Hood, Almost, Maine, and The MVC Flatliners will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22 & 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Eckilson – Mabee Theatre on the Missouri Valley College Campus.  Auditionees are welcome to bring prepared pieces (less than 1 minute), but readings will be provided for anyone without a prepared audition piece.  For questions, please contact Director of Theatre, Harold Hynick @ 660-831-4052.

The Commedia Robin Hood

The merry troupe tackle, tumble, trick, and trip their way through the tale of Robin Hood with fantastic abandon.  Get ready for action-packed clowning with puppets, stilts, singing, patter verse, and mock combat in this unforgettable adaptation.  October 26-28

Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. February 15-17

Circle Mirror Transformation

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. April 4-6

Special Offerings:

Amal from Afar

Since July 2021, Amal has traveled over 9,000km to 94 towns and cities in 14 countries and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street, including hundreds of artists and civil society and faith leaders, as well as by tens of millions online. Her journeys are festivals of art and hope that draw attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”.

Between 7 September and 5 November 2023, Amal will journey 6,000 miles across the United States. 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations will create 100+ events to welcome her.  While St. Louis is the closest Amal will come to Marshall, we will be presenting works in celebration of her visit on our campus. Sept. 28

A Christmas Carol: A One-Man Show

This one-man version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale is adapted and performed by Professor of Theatre, Harold Hynick who plays all your favorite characters including Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and Marley’s Ghost. The funds raised will go towards student participation in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Dec. 5t

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration

Join us for our annual tribute to Shakespeare.  Will there be cake this year? April 23

The MVC Flatliners Improv

Look for the spontaneous energy from our improvisation troupe as they perform throughout the fall and spring semesters. Date TBA








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