Overbrook Theater

The Center for Theater

The Center, which operates within the Arts and Humanities Department, provides theater classes for MCC students as well as a diversified schedule of performances. These include a season of plays produced by the College, an annual concert by the Overbrook Dance Theater, and touring productions of various kinds.

Studio on Stage Features MCC Acting and Dance April 13

Studio on Stage, which features scenes, dance numbers, and improvised games and sketches from MCC acting and dance students, takes place on Wednesday, April 13, at from 6-7 p.m. in Overbrook Theater.

The annual show is part of the College’s Arts and Humanities Department Open House.  All events are free and open to the public.

  • Students from the Acting II class, under the direction of Instructor Sheila Wahamaki will perform a variety of scenes from the A.R. Gurney comedy of manners, The Dining Room. Set in a single dining room, the different scenes reflect the activity of different households in differing time periods that intertwine and overlap. The scenes will feature works in process by the acting students.
  • Students from the Improvisation for Actors class, under the direction of Instructor Tom Harryman will present some different improvised scenes and games. Using improvisational forms from shows like Whose Line is it Anyway and Chicago’s Improv giants The Second City and iO, the players will make up their material on-the-spot with suggestions from the audience. Trust us, this is all made up!
  • Students from the Repertory Dance, Ballet and Social Dance classes, under the direction of Instructors Melissa Brunsting and Cathy Gamby will present selected numbers from their classes and numbers from the upcoming Overbrook Dance Theater In Concert XXVIII.

For more information, contact the Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324. Check out the full list of Open House events at: http://bit.ly/1MQf1zY

 

2015-16 Calendar of Events
“Myth and Reality”

BIG LOVE
by Charles L. Mee
October 14 – 18, 2015
Auditions: August 26- 27 – 6 pm Overbrook Theater*

HAUNTING OF HACKLEY HOUSE
by Bill Iddings & Teri Nine
October 30, 2015

STORIES OF THE SEASON
December 2 -5, 2015
Auditions: October 19-20 – 6 pm Overbrook Theater*

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
February 17 – 21, 2016
Auditions: December 13-14 – 6 pm Overbrook Theater*

OVERBROOK DANCE THEATER IN CONCERT
April 15 & 16, 2016

STUDIO ON STAGE
April 22, 2016

For more information or tickets, call (231) 777-0324

*Scripts available for perusal in the A & H Department, Room 166 – $5 Refundable Script Fee