MTA's 2016 Season

The Monticello Theatre Association is proud to present our 2016 Season:
Tales of a Fourth
Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
Directed by Lana Ross
Saturday, February 20, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2:30 p.m.
Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing is a children’s book by Judy Blume. The MTA will present an adaptation by Bruce Mason based on the book on February 20 and 21, 2016. The story follows Peter Hatcher, a 4th grader, and the trials he suffers with his 3 year old brother, Fudge. Anyone who knows the book remembers the episode involving the turtle, Dribble, and his untimely demise. Fudge is a bother, a pain, a trial and an outright danger! Peter has to suffer them all. The play is great mid-winter entertainment for the entire family. The children will identify with the sibling conflict and rivalry. Many parents will remember the book from their childhood. Peter and Fudge are real kids involved in real situations resulting in real laughter.
Chicago Improv Workshops
Middle School Improv
Saturday, March 5, 10-1pm
Adult / High School Improv
Saturday, March 5, 2-5pm 
Chicago Improv Workshops
A Week in Mercy Falls
by Jennifer Goran
Directed by Nick Schneider
Saturday, June 4th, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 5th, 2:30pm
Friday, June 10th, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 11th, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 12th, 2:30pm 
Jennifer Goran's A Week in Mercy Falls
A Week In Mercy Falls is an original play written by Champaign resident actress and author, Jennifer Goran. The play takes place in Mercy Falls, a town not unlike Monticello or Fisher or Homer and focuses on the interactions of four women, three of them sisters as they deal with personal joys and sufferings over the span of a week’s time.
Kid's Workshops
Kid's Workshops
Does your child have an interest in drama and the arts? Did he really enjoy being part of the school pageant? Does she get excited about performing in skits at church? Monticello Theatre Association is interested in helping your child explore their creative side during the MTA Children's Summer Workshop.
The MTA hosts two Children's Summer Workshops. Each workshop concludes with a final performance delivered by workshop participants.
Annie Jr.
by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed by Sherrie Hildreth
Friday, August 5th, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 6th, 7:00pm
Sunday, August 7th, 2:30pm
Friday, August 12th, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 13th, 7:00pm
Sunday, August 14th, 2:30pm
Thomas Meehan's Annie Jr.
Annie Jr. is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 
Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward
Directed by Angela Schneider

Saturday, November 12th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 13th, 2:30pm
Friday, November 18th, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 20th, 2:30pm

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit is the smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
The Holiday Hotel 2
by Cochran Keating
Directed by Leonard Rumery
Saturday, December 3, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
Cochran Keating's The Holiday Hotel 2: A Homecoming
This year, the troupe returns -- as paying guests -- giving back to the Holiday Hotel for the hospitality shown to them last Christmas. Meanwhile, the hotelier's son and family say that they will be staying at the Holiday Hotel on Christmas Eve to spend the season with their father/grandfather. He is thrilled! It is the family's first visit since their mother died two years before. However, it's snowing heavily and traffic is at a standstill. Will they make it home for Christmas as promised?