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 2014-2015 Schedule

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The Particulars:

Summer Melodramas:

Adults - $9.00

Reduced Rate - $8.00

 

Full Length Shows:

Adults - $15.00

Reduced Rate - $13.00

 

Musicals:

Adults - $18.00 

Reduced Rate - $16.00

 

October Dinner Theatre:

Details displayed on the show web pages.

 

Show Times:

Fri & Sat dates are at 7:30 PM for all evening shows

 

Sun Matinees are at 2:00 PM

 

Note that October Dinner Theatre show times will be different than these.

 

Who qualifies for the reduced rate? Those willing to demonstrate that they are

- Keepers of at least 65 years of acquired wisdom

- Students endeavoring to gain wisdom

- Mantorville Theatre Members (also wise!)

- Groups purchasing blocks of at least 10 tickets

- Mayo Clinic employees

- Think Bank members

 

Who pays the Adult price? Everyone else

 

 

SHOWTIMES & TICKET INFO

For Tickets call 507-635-5420

 

 

The famous Mantorville Melodramas, playing June 13 - September 14, 2014: Over forty years and still going strong!

 

Year-round traditional and contemporary theatre in the historic Mantorville Opera House; Offering full-length theatre since the millennium!

"Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch" or "The Perfumed Badge" by Shubert Fendrich, playing Fri/Sat/Sun June 13 - July 6, 2014.

"Zartan, the Mysterious White Jungle Cat" or "Beware of Hairless Monkeys Bearing Wits" by Denise Ruemping, playing Fri/Sat/Sun July 11 - July 27, 2014.

"Medium at Large" or "A Sault on the Senses" by Gregory David Miller, playing Fri/Sat/Sun August 1 - August 17, 2014.

"Meet Me at the Rendezvous" or "In Search of Hope" by Sandra Hennings Miller, playing Fri/Sat/Sun August 22 - September 14, 2014 (except September 7.)

 

 

"Murder at Cafe Noir" by David Landau  with music and lyrics by Nikki Stern. Our All Hallows Feast returns for another round of fine dining and fine theatre, Fri/Sat/Sun October 3 - October 26, 2014.

 

"Hjemma's Dilemma" or "Who Stole the Lutefisk" by Cheryl A Frarck - It isn't traditional for us to present a melodrama for the holiday season, but what better topic than Lutefisk? Fri/Sat/Sun November 21 - December 14.

 

Watch This Space for news of our February show. We have secured permission to provide an outstanding show, but the terms of our agreement preclude publicity prior to August of 2014. 2015 dates tbd.

 

"Love, Sex and the IRS" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. This zany treatment of the title topics is sure to tax only your laugh muscles! 2015 dates are tbd.

We're for Rent!!! With sufficient advance notice, any of our shows can be produced for your private event at the Mantorville Opera House. check our our "Shop MTC" page for more information!

Our 2014 Summer Melodrama Season!

2014 marks the MTC's 42nd melodrama season! Plan to spend some time with us this summer when you make Mantorville one of your recreation destinations. 

Bring the whole family! Four completely different melodramas for you to enjoy - some old, some new, always fresh and fun!

Auditions for our summer shows will be held Sunday, May 11 and Sunday, May 18. Auditions for all four summer shows occur at the same time. Please come with your summer calendars and enthusiasm! Doors will open by 6:30 p.m. and auditions will begin at 7:00.

 
 "Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch" or "The Perfumed Badge" by Shubert Fendrich, playing Fri/Sat/Sun June 13 - July 6, 2014.

Our play takes place in the lobby of the Roaring Gulch Hotel where virtuous  Harry Heartstone, is found in hot pursuit of the villain, Snipe Vermin. In a twist of fate, we find that Harry and Snipe are twins. It is inevitable that the two should meet in a face-to-face gunfight that takes place in a most interesting manner, but you'll want to enjoy the entire show!

 

"Zartan, the Mysterious White Jungle Cat" or "Beware of Hairless Monkeys Bearing Wits" by Denise Ruemping, playing Fri/Sat/Sun July 11 - July 27, 2014.

While on an archeological expedition in the jungle of Africa, the Goodwicks encounter a mysterious jungle girl who appears to have grown up in the wild. As their crazy adventure ensues, they are soon to discover that their guide is a running from a tainted past and the hunter they have hired to protect them has a few secrets of his own!

"Medium at Large" or "A Sault on the Senses" by Gregory David Miller, playing Fri/Sat/Sun August 1 - August 17, 2014.

Mrs. Puffy is holding a sťance to ask her dead husband how to invest her share of the profits from Puffy Puffs, his cotton conglomerate. Against the advice of her assistant, May Bright, Mrs. Puffy requests the services of a medium, Professor A. Sault, who has his own (evil) ideas of what should happen to her fortune. Mrs. Puffy's nephew, the house staff, and a nosy neighbor also manage to play a part in thwarting Professor Sault and his sidekick, Willie, in their sneaky attempts to steal her money.

"Meet Me at the Rendezvous" or "In Search of Hope" by Sandra Hennings Miller, playing Fri/Sat/Sun August 22 - September 14, 2014 (except September 7.)

 

Hope Filsworth fell in love with Arthur Billings.  Arthurís dream was to go west and make his fortune in furs. Hopeís father was very much against their marriage and cut Hope out of his will.  Undeterred, Hope and Arthur left to go fur trading. Shortly after they left , Hopeís father died.  Sisters Faith and Charity felt their father was very unfair and went in search of Hope to give her her share of the inheritance.  They hire Claude Crimly, who promised to take them to the fur trading fort to find her.  Ah, but Claude has other plans for the girls and their money .  Will Faith and Charity find Hope?

 

We complete our  2014-2015 Season four outstanding Productions:
 
"Murder at Cafe Noir" by David Landau  with music and lyrics by Nikki Stern. Our All Hallows Feast returns for another round of fine dining and fine theatre, Fri/Sat/Sun October 3 - October 26, 2014.

"Hjemma's Dilemma" or "Who Stole the Lutefisk" by Cheryl A Frarck - It isn't traditional for us to present a melodrama for the holiday season, but what better topic than Lutefisk? Fri/Sat/Sun November 21 - December 14.

 

Watch This Space for news of our February show. We have secured permission to provide an outstanding show, but the terms of our agreement preclude publicity prior to August of 2014. 2015 dates tbd.

 

 

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"Love, Sex and the IRS" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. This zany treatment of the title topics is sure to tax only your laugh muscles! 2015 dates are tbd.
(Are you planning a gathering for your group or company? Why not consider "renting" us for a special performance on another night?)