Mantorville Men & Ladies of Leisure” adapted and Directed by Cheryl Frarck.

Come see the new, original melodrama that played first on the Mantorville stage! Come celebrate opening night with cookies and prizes! Boo, hiss…I mean hooray!

Eventbrite - 2018 Melodrama Season: Mantorville Men and Ladies of Leisure

“Deja You or Phantasm of the Opera” written and directed by Nan Strauss. Winner of the 2018 Melodrama Contest!

Ghosts abound in our second melodrama of 2018.

Eventbrite - 2018 Melodrama Season: Deja You or Phantasma of the Opera

“Conundrum Incorporated or A Mystery Inkling Takes No Meddling” written and directed by Denise Ruemping. Winner of the 2018 Melodrama Contest!

Jinkies this will be our 3rd Melodrama full of questions and mystery with all the fun included. Join the gang in solving a mystery with all the excitment and thrills and possibly a few boos and hissy’s too. Jeepers, I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to see it. It is detective time.

Eventbrite - 2018 Melodrama Season:"Conundrum Incorporated or A Mystery Inkling Takes No Meddling"

“Is There Anyone in the House? Or Giving Up the Ghost” written by Ben Peters and directed by Bob Soland and Isaac Heins. Winner of the 2018 Melodrama Contest!

“Is there anyone in the House? Or Giving Up the Ghost” written by Ben Peters. Directed by Bob Soland with Assistant Director Isaac Heins. Can the arsonous Harold deviously collect insurance money and get away with murder? Not if Ellen Goodhart can help it…with some ghostly help! Winner of the 2018 melodrama script-writing contest.

Eventbrite - 2018 Melodrama Season: "Is There anyone in the House?"

Come join us this summer and learn the art of the boo, hiss and hooray! We’ll explore the making of a melodrama and its hallowed history in Mantorville.  This is a great opportunity for young aspiring thespians to try theater in a fun, educational, and low-pressure environment.  See you this summer at the melodramas! Note: Tuition covers 10 days of camp plus the final performance and 2 free tickets to the Melodrama! A deal so nefarious, a true villain can’t refuse!
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music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Directed by Sarah Schaller.

October 5 -28, 2018

“Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

written by Jahanna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner. November 23-Dec 9, 2018.