MCT Marathon Community Theatre

Celebrating 70 Years of Theatre in the Heart of the Florida Keys

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Florida Keys Electrical Cooperative
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Monroe County Tourist Development Council
State of Florida Arts
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American Assoc. of Community Theaters
2013 - 2014 Season
Auditions    One Weekend Only    Mama Won't Fly    Holiday Concert    Gordon Ross Cabaret    A Few Good Men    Love Loss & What I Wore    Bobby Nesbitt    ELVIS: A Concert Experience    9 to 5: The Musical    Marrying Terry    tah Dance
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One Weekend Only

Director: John Pabon
Producer: Gail Burnett
annual fundraiser
One Weekend Only
Celebating 70 Years of Live Theater at MCT
Marathon Community Theater Annual Fundraiser
Music • Dance • Skits

Friday & Saturday November 1 & 2 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $40 and will include hors d' oeuvres, dessert and a cash bar immediately following the show.

One Weekend Only Program

Mama Won't Fly
a Jones-Hope-Wooten Comedy

Director:Jennifer Mixon-Eick
Asst. Director:Alicia Merel
Producer:Bob Rowand
Stage Manager:Suzanne Terpos
Asst. Stage Manager:Vanessa Collins
Technical Director:Bob Rowand
Asst. Technical Director:Kevin Eick
Costumes:Nancee Rainaud
Lighting Designer:Eric Rolfe, Jennifer Mixon-Eick
Sound Tech:Nancee Rainaud
Set Design:Jennifer Mixon-Eick
Set Dressing: 
Lighting Tech:Paul Buckley
Acting Coach:Rita Irwin
Stage Crew:Chet Rich
Savannah HoneycuttKathy Hunt
Norleen Sprunt-MamaNancy Smith
Hayley QuinnBrandi Simpson
Tanya Dudley/Aunt Rema Jean/Edweena/KikiFelicia D'ascanio
Essie/Great Aunt Pawnee/Fanny/SybilChristine Harrison
Aunt Ardale/Juliette/TeetaSharon Caba
Denton Crocker/Cousin Chicken/Mitch/Officer Dugger/Ronald/Kelvin Fred Hundhammer
Uncle Ferd/Mickey/Red/Spud FarleyMarty Dillis

Special Thanks to:
  • Mason Caba, Ashley Eick & Austin Caba as our special Stagehands/Sign BearersYoung stagehands  Young stagehands
  • Chrissy Royce for her wonderful painting of vehicles and other props.
  • The UPS Store for printing services.The UPS Store
Mama Wont't Fly
by Jones-Hope-Wooten

November 21,22, 23, 29, 30 & December 5, 6, 7, (matinee) 8, 12, 13, 14
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm
Sunday Matinee 3pm
Tickets $20

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive across country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan.

This ferociously funny, family-friendly JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!

About the Authors:
Jessie Jones co-authored the award-winning play, DEARLY DEPARTED, and its feature film adaptation, "Kingdom Come," which was released by Fox Searchlight Films. Her short stories have been published in literary journals and she has written for television sitcoms and an animated series for Walt Disney Productions. As an actor, Jessie has appeared onstage in New York and in regional theatres as well as in television and film.
Nicholas Hope won the Southwest Regional Playwrights Competition for his first play, A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. He has written episodic television for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios. As a casting director, Nick was Director of Casting for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York and Los Angeles.
Jamie Wooten wrote or produced nearly four hundred episodes of television sitcoms, won the Writers Guild of America award and spent many seasons with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia as a writer/producer on the classic television series "The Golden Girls."
Jones-Hope-Wooten wrote the wonderful "The Dixie Swim Club" performed at MCT January 2012.

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Our Gift to You
Saturday, December 21
5 and 8 p.m.
Marathon Community Theater

Tickets are on sale now: $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Director: Kathryn Rummery; Co-Director: Lesley Aaron; Accompanist: Eric Buhyoff

Gordon Ross: Back by Popular Demand

Friday, January 10
8 p.m.
One of The Florida Keys most celebrated vocalists, Gordon Ross, returns to the Marathon with his latest cabaret show featuring jazz, blues and show tunes. Gordon and friends performed to a full house last season and the audience left singing! Early ticket purchases are definitely recommended for his second appearance on the MCT stage.

Tickets are on sale now: $24 for adults .

A Few Good Men

by Aaron Sorkin
Show Sponsor: The Stuffed Pig

Director:Alicia Merel
Producer:Marilyn Tempest
Stage manager:Bill Ross
Asst Stage manager:Valerie Taylor
Tech Director:Bob Rowand
Costume Mistress:Sharon Greenfield
Light Design:Bob Rowand / Eric Rolfe
Sound Design:Alicia Merel
Set Design:Alicia Merel
Sound Technician:Beverly Fowers
Lighting Technician:Donna Nussenblatt
Lt J.G. Daniel A. KaffeeDale Coburn
Lt J.G. Sam Weinberg Neil Angiulo
Lt Cmdr JoAnne GallowayStacey Venzel
Lt. Jack RossEric Rolfe
Lt. Col. Nathan R. JessepJohn Schaefer
Capt. Matthew A. MarkinsonBob Rowand
Lt Jonathan James KendrickKevin Eick
Lance Cpl. Harold W. DawsonAbraham Vallejo
Pfc. Louden DowneyJohn Galjanic
Cmdr.Walter StoneMike Wagner
Capt. Julius A. RandolphJerry Nussenblatt
Capt. Isaac Whitaker/ Sgt at ArmsJames Chaplin
Cpl. Jeffrey HowardMarty Dillis
Willie Santiago/ Orderly/ Cpl Dunn Jeff Hutt
Tom / Lawyer#1 William Dylan Ferrell
A Few Good Men
a Courtroom Drama by Aaron Sorkin

January 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25,30,31 February 1, 2, (Matinee) 6, 7, 8
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm
Sunday Matinee 3pm
Tickets $20
Adult Content/Language

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

Aaron Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy-award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball and The Newsroom.
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by Nora & Delia Ephram

Director:Suzanne Terpos
Producer:Jennifer Powell
Lights:Tom O'Neil
Alex, Nancy, Young Sis, Heather
Dara Rose
Alex's Mother, Holly, Merrill, Older sister, Pam, Dora, Eve, Lisa, Geralyn
Ann Berryman
Nancy, Stephanie, Liz, Annie, Eve's Shrink, Woman, Amanda
Trish Hintze
Joyce Haines
Gingy's Mother, Nancy's Mother, Rosie, Mary's Mother
Mary Ann Wimmer
Mary, Nora, Doctor, Mary's MotherSue Peabody
Love Loss & What I Wore
MCT Winter Reading
by Nora & Delia Ephram

Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15
8 p.m.
Tickets $12

Stories about the heart (and closet). Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories.

Nora Ephron (1941 - 2012) a writer, director and producer best known for writing the screenplays of romantic comedy films. She has received three Academy Award nominations for Original Screenplay, for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She has also written five best-selling books, and she wrote the 2002 play Imaginary Friends, which fictionalizes the antagonistic relationship between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. Ephron sometimes co-authors screenplays with her sister, writer-producer Delia Ephron, including You've Got Mail (1998), Hanging Up (2000) and Bewitched (2005).

An Evening with Bobby Nesbitt
Performing Cole Porter & the Gershwins

Friday, February 21
8 p.m.
Singer/pianist Bobby Nesbitt has performed extensively on both coasts as well as Europe. He’s also performed his celebrated cabaret series about the great songwriters on luxury cruise lines to enthusiastic audiences who love the atmosphere of being at sea and listening to the great American standards. Bobby recently wrote and performed a series of shows at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center in Key West – it the hottest ticket in Key West, selling out months in advance. MCT is pleased to present Bobby Nesbitt to Marathon audiences. Early ticket purchases are recommended.

Bobby Nesbitt is a composer/lyricist’s dream! He has always added another dimension to my songs and I’m thrilled the whole world will now get to hear this album. — Jerry Herman

Tickets are on sale now: $24 for adults .

ELVIS: A Concert Experience
Featuring Jim "E" Jinelli

Saturday, March 1
3p.m. & 8 p.m.
Feel like reliving the Elvis Experience? Then you will not want to miss “ELVIS: A Concert Experience”. Jim Jinelli has a powerful, commanding voice and a remarkable vocal range. His natural vibrato enables him to capture that unique “Elvis” sound, reaching the heart of Elvis’ vocal style, capturing the passion of every song. He’s been performing his tribute to Elvis Presley for more than 20 years and has appeared on TV and radio from Chicago to New York to Orlando. Jim’s portrayal of Elvis Presley covers the touring concert years of 1971-1977.

Both performances are followed by a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Meet & Greet!

Tickets are on sale now: $24 for adults .

9 to 5: The Musical
Music/Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick

Director: Devin Clarke
Producer:Fred Hundhammer
Choreographer:Ann Hart
Assistant Choreographer:Rita Irwin
Music Director:Michael Edwards
Technical Director:Bryan Foster
Stage Manager:Karen Diehl
Costume Design:Sarah Brignac
Seamstress:Katie Scott
Lighting Design/Tech:Paul Buckley

Violet NewsteadCheryl Wilcox
Doralee RhodesFelicia D’Ascanio
Judy Bernly Kara Pascucci
Franklin Hart, Jr. Bryan Foster
Roz KeithJenn Mixon-Eick
Joe/EnsembleJohn Pabon
Dick/EnsembleKevin Sullivan
Dwayne/EnsembleJohn Galjanic
Jocelyn/EnsembleBebe Drake
Maria/EnsembleNatalie Ehrig
Margaret/EnsembleSally Punch
Missy Hart/EnsembleSusan Ambrosius
Bob Enright/EnsembleXavier McKnight
Tinsworthy/EnsembleEric Buhyoff
Angela/EnsembleCourtney Coburn
Tracy/EnsembleAbbi Smith
Susan/EnsembleVanessa Collins
Tina/EnsembleAliyah Sims
Charles/EnsembleZach Perry
9 to 5: The Musical
Music/Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick

March 13 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, (Matinee) 30, April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Tickets $25
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm
Sunday Matinee 3pm

Three women — an overworked office manager, a jilted wife, and an objectified secretary — conspire to depose their smarmy boss and begin making woman-friendly changes in the workplace. Based on the 1980 hit movie.

Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.
She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You", "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors","9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". Parton is one of the most successful female country artists of all time, and with an estimated 100 million in record sales.

Marrying Terry
by Gregg Opelka
Director:Jennifer Powell
Producer:Vanessa Collins
Technical Director:Tom O'Neil
Costume:Terry McBroom
Set Dresser:Heidi Ferrell
Terry AdamsCourtney Coburn
Dr. Terry AdamsDale Coburn
JanetStacey Venzel
Sam SamuelsDevin Clarke
Dr. HarlanNeil Anguilo
PennyJen Shockley
Jonathan/Male Reservation ClerkEric Rolfe
Female Reservation ClerkZulma Jimenez
Marrying Terry
a farce by Ken Ludwig

May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, (Matinee) 18, 22, 23, 24
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 pm
Sunday Matinee 3pm
Tickets $20

Terry Adams is a name shared by a rare books librarian and a forgettable radiologist. One has booked the last room at the Drake Hotel in Chicago during a blizzard in the hopes of getting engaged. The other has reluctantly just gotten engaged and inadvertently celebrates a bit too much in the Drake’s bar. Mistaken identities, out and out deception, delayed planes, missed phone calls and too many well-intentioned friends popping by are all part of this romantic comedy.

Gregg Opelka has written music and lyrics for nine musicals, including The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical??!!, which will have its Chicagoland world premiere in summer 2014 at Theatre at the Center, Munster, Ind. Based on the popular TV comedy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical??!! . Additionally, Opelka has written scores for other popular musicals including: Hotel d'Amour (based on Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear); his two-woman French cabaret send-up C'est la Vie (formerly La Vie Ennui), which was named "one of the eight wonders of 2002 Chicago theatre" by Chicago Reader; Monky Business, which was dubbed the male version of Nunsense by the Houston Chronicle at its opening in Galveston, Texas; and his screwball comedy musical, Soup du Jour, winner of numerous awards around the United States, including two Jeff Awards in 2002 for its Chicago debut.
Opelka's two nonmusical plays, the romantic comedy Marrying Terry and one-act thriller The Lavender Necktie, premiered respectively at Victory Gardens Theater in 2007 and at American Globe Theatre in New York City in 2011.
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tah dance

DirectorsSarah Brignac
ProducerDevin Clarke
Stage Manager:Karen Diehl
tah Dance
tah dance
Our Sixth Annual All Dance Production

Friday & Saturday
June 13 & 14
8 p.m.
Tickets $12

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