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The History of MCTI at the Historic Palace Theatre

In 1980, a few arts-minded people got together and decided that they wanted to put on a play for the community. That play was "Sign of the Times." It was enough of a success that it spawned a theatre organization soon to be known as MCTI.

Don Crossland, its first President, designed the Muhlenberg Community Theatre Incorporated logo and MCTI officially came into being. In 1983, a visionary board of directors pioneered and purchased the old Palace Theatre in Greenville to be MCTI's permanent home. Shows were performed intermittently there and at other sites until 1989 when the first regular season of four shows began.

Shortly after that, MCTI went to its present five production season. In 1994, the summer musical was withdrawn in favor of making much needed repairs to the sagging stage; and in 1998, major renovations were made to the house, the lobby, and the front of the building. In 2007 the theatre added on the former Dempsey's Kids Shop building and has established a smaller performance area called The Cabaret Room.  There are plans to offer Dinner Theatre in the Cabaret Room as well as smaller productions.

MCTI has been the recipient of a number of honors over the years, and is one of the top community theatres in Western Kentucky.

The arts in Muhlenberg County have gone through some very positive changes including a Partnership with the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall. This new partnership allows for some of the MCTI productions each year to be held in this state of the art educational venue.  Our gratitude is expressed to all who helped make this possible.  We feel this relationship with the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall and its staff will allow even more opportunities for MCTI to offer the community quality productions, as well as allow for further growth.

This is the thirty-fifth season of MCTI and we hope to continue to offer community productions that will entertain and enrich our citizens.  We continue to educate students through the youth productions and allow them to grow as performers.

As we enter this new season, stay up-to-date with all that's going on by subscribing to our E-Newsletter. Send your email address to: mctikynews@gmail.com.

Theatre is the work of many magicians. Some are seen while others remain in the shadows; but, together the adage remains true....

"The Show Must Go On!"

Production History

 

1. Signs of the Times (1980)
2. Spiral Staircase (1981)
3. The Fantastiks (1981)
4. God's Favorite (1981)
5. Palace Review (1982)
6. No. No. Nanette (1982)
7. The Odd Couple (1982)
8. Bits of Broadway (1983)
9. The Little Foxes (1983)
10. Fiddler on the Roof (1983)
11. Prisoner of Second Avenue (1983)
12. Silver Screen (1984)
13. Ten Little Indians (1984)
14. Oklahoma (1984)
15. Arsenic and Old Lace (1984)
16. Night of January 16th (1985)
17. Sound of Music (1985)
18. The Music Man (1986)
19. All the World's a Stage (1987)
20. Across America (1987)
21. The Little Shop of Horrors (1988)
22. Alice in Wonderland (1988)
23. Wizard of Oz (1989)
24. Bye Bye Birdie (1989)
25. Dracula (1989)
26. Charlotte's Web (1990)
27. The Foreigner (1990)
28. Annie (1990)
29. Frankenstein (1990)
30. Winnie The Pooh (1991)
31. Steel Magnolias (1991)
32. The King and I (1991)
33. Greater Tuna (1991)
34. A Christmas Carol (1991)
35. The Emperor's New Clothes (1992)
36. Starry Nights (1992)
37. Miner's Memory (1992)
38. On Golden Pond (1992)
39. Crimes of the Heart (1993)
40. Beauty and the Beast (1993)
41. Miner's Memory (1993)
42. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1993)
43. Cemetery Club (1994)
44. Aladdin (1994)
45. Bullets and BBQ (1994)
46. The Wildflowering of Chastity (1994)
47. First Haunted House (1994)
48. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1994)
49. Love Letters (1995)
50. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (1995)
51. Annie Get your Gun ( 1995)
52. Second Haunted House (1995)
53. A Killin (1995)
54. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1996)
55. A Cajun Killin (1996)
56. Annie Warbucks (1996)
57. Little Women (1996)
58. The Jungle Book (1996)
59. Faith County (1997)
60. The Little Mermaid (1997)
61. Cinderella (1997)
62. Faith County Two (1997)
63. Maggie and The Bird Go Fishing (1997)
64. Puss'n Boots (1997)
65. Dial M For Murder (1998)
66. Shakespeare Sampler (1998)
67. Miner's Memory (1998)
68. Third Haunted House (1998)
69. The Odd Couple (Female Version) (1999)
70. Main Street Stars (1999)
71. The Wizard of Oz (1999)
72. Fourth Haunted House (1999)
73. A Tuna Christmas (1999)
74. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2000)
75. Trumpet of the Swan (2000)
76. Grease (2000)
77. The Ghost of Spoon River (2000)
78. A Thousand Cranes (2000)
79. Prodigal (2001)
80. Barefoot In The Park (2001)
81. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2001)
82. Grease (2001)
83. Dracula (2001)
84. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2001)
85. Steel Magnolias (2002)
86. The Jungle Book (2002)
87. Miner's Memory (2002)
88. Three Mile Diner (2002)
89. Miss Lizzie A.Borden Invites You for Tea (2002)
90. A Christmas Carol (2002)
91. A Night of One Acts (2003)
92. My Name is Rumplestiltskin (2003)
93. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (2003)
94. The Boy's Next Door (2003)
95. Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2003)
96. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2004)
97. The Boy's In Autumn (2004)
98. Into The Wood's (2004)
99. The Lion In Winter (2004)
100. The Devil & Daniel Webster (2004)
101. Proof (03/2005)
102. The Hobbit (05/2005)
103. Disney's Beauty and the Beast (07/2005)
104. The Haunting of Hill House (10/2005)
105. Best Christmas Pageant Ever (12/2005)
106. Love Letters (2/14/2006)
107. The Foreigner (2/2006)
108. The Prince and the Pauper (5//2006)
109. Spotlight on Broadway: A Celebration of Song (8/2006)
110. Little Women (9/2006)
111. The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe (12/2006)
112. Cinderella, Inc. (5/2007)
113. Jekyll and Hyde -the musical (7/2007)
114. Arsenic and Old Lace (9/2007)
115. A Christmas Carol (12/2007)
116. Anne of Green Gables (3/2008)
117. The Legend of Pocahontas (5/2008)
118. Aladdin, Jr. (7/2008)
119. The Hollow (9/2008)
120. Willy Wonka, Jr. (12/2008)
121. Seussical, Jr. (3/2009)
122. A Midsummer Night's Dream (4/2009)
123. Wizard of Oz (7/2009)
124. Ten Little Indians (9/2009)
125. Charlotte's Web (12/2009)
126. Signs of the Times (2/2010)
127. Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (6/2010)
128. Cinderella (7/2010)
129. Harvey (9/2010)
130. Alice in Wonderland (2011)
131. Death by darkness (2011)
132. Dorothy meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland(2011)

133. Death by darkness (2011)

134. First Baptist of Ivy Gap (2012)

135. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (2012)

136. Ramona Quimby (2012)

137. Love Letters (2012)

138. Sleeping Beauty (2012)

139. Oliver Twist (2013)

140. Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. (2013)

141. Odd Couple (2013)

142. Pinnochio (2013)

143. Escanaba In Da Moonlight (2014)

144. Macy's Yes, Virginia - The Musical (2014)

145. The Princess and the Pea (2014)

146. Nunsense (2014)

147. Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2014)

148. Santaland Diaries (2014)

149. Steel Magnolias (2015)

150. James and the Giant Peach (2015)

151. Nunsense II - The Second Coming! (2015)

152. Honk! Jr. (2015)

153. A Tuna Christmas (2015)

154. Santaland Diaries (2015)

155. On Golden Pond (2016)

156. A Year With Frog and Toad (2016)

157. Fairy Tale Courtroom (2016) 

158. It's a Wonderful Life (2016)

159. Hats and Gloces Required (2017)

160. Showdown on Rio Road (2017)

161. Jekyll and Hyde (2017)