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.

2018-2019 Calendar of Events

George Orwell’s
ANIMAL FARM
Adapted by Ian Wooldridge
October 24 – 27, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 28, 2018 @ 3 p.m.

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality.  Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned – a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece has a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

MCC Improv Presents
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAZED, a Holiday Revue
November 28 – December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
SPRING AWAKENING
Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
February 20 – 23, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
February 24, 2019 @ 3 p.m.

Spring Awakening is an extraordinary new rock musical inspired by Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society’s efforts to control it. Set in late 19th century Germany, the musical merges past and present, underscoring the timelessness of adolescent angst and the universality of human passion. The original Broadway production won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor.

MUSKEGON DANCE MOVEMENT CONCERT
Director Melissa Brunsting
April 12 and April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

STUDIO ON STAGE
Where classroom meets the stage!
April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

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