Overbrook Theater

“Once Upon a Time…Stories of the Season” on Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Stories of the Season 2016 cast“Once Upon a Time…Stories of the Season” will be presented by MCC’s Center for Theater with 7:30 p.m. performances on Wednesday- Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, in Overbrook Theater.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 21 at the Overbrook Theater Box Office. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for MCC students, staff, and faculty. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (231) 777-0234.

Directed by MCC Theater Instructor Tom Harryman with assistance by MCC Student Director Amber Parker, the performance includes stories from around the world that have been adapted for the stage by the director and actors.

Featured stories include:

  • “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg;
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss, adapted by Kendra Irvine;
  • “Hanukkah v. Christmas” by Adrianne Lewis and adapted from Dr. Steve Sultanoff:
  • “A Christmas Apart” by Leona Perigard; “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen;
  • “How Maui Snared the Sun,” a traditional story as told by Carolyn McVickar Edwards and adapted by Tom Harryman and ensemble;
  • “Der Belznickel.” a traditional story as told by S.E. Schlosser and adapted by Sylvia DeBruyn; and
  • “Angels in Cincinnati,” “Black Friday Blitz,” and “Mistletoe” written by MCC students Mark Lewis, Aaron Ponce, and Shayne Miller.

In addition to Lewis, Ponce and Miller, the cast includes MCC student actors Sylvia DeBruyn, Kendra Irvine, Joy Lamphere, Adrianne Lewis, Luke A. Lewis and Leona A. Perigard. Technical assistance for the production is given by Sheila Wahamaki, Brian Goodman, and Susan Eyler.

2016-2017 Calendar of Events – “Us and Them”

  • AVENUE Q
    Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
    Book by Jeff Whitty
    Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
    A puppet-filled musical comedy following a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in life!
    October 12-16, 2016
  • ONCE UPON A TIME: More Stories of the Season
    Stories selected and written by MCC students
    November 30-December 3, 2016
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW
    By William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare’s battle-of-the sexes comedy!
    February 15-19, 2017
  • DEAD MEN DON’T DO RADIO PLAYS
    By Allison Williams
    Presented by MCC Radio and Theater Departments
    Match 10, 2017
  • A VOICE OF MY OWN
    By Elinor Jones
    The history of how women became writers.
    March 2017

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