MTA's 2017 Season

The Monticello Theatre Association is proud to present our 2017 Season:
by Neil Simon
Directed by Carl Seben
Saturday, February 25th, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26th, 2:30pm
Friday, March 3rd, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4th, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 5th, 2:30pm
Neil Simon's Rumors
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other y before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Dial "M" for Murder
 by Frederick Knott
Directed by Leonard Rumery
Saturday, May 13th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 14th, 2:30pm
Friday, May 19th, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2:30pm
Frederick Knott's Dial "M" for Murder
In this play, the basis for the famous movie by Alfred Hitchcock, retired tennis star Tony Wendice plans the murder of his wife Margot, who had an affair with Max Halliday, a mystery writer, but although Tony’s plans go seriously awry, they seem to be working out well for him until Inspector Hubbard gets involved. For our production we have changed the setting from London to New York City.
Chicago Improv Workshop
Youth Workshop: Grades 8-12
Saturday, April 8th, 12:30pm
Adult Workshop
Saturday, April 8th, 3:00pm
Improv Show
Saturday, April 8th, 7:00pm
Chicago Improv Workshops
Two workshops: one for kids, one for adults. The workshops will be followed by an improv show open to all at 7:00pm.
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.
Seussical Jr.
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Debra Myers
Friday, August 4th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 6th, 2:30pm
Friday, August 11th, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 12th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 13th, 2:30pm
Ahrens and Flaherty's Seussical Jr.
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Twelve Angry Women
by Reginald Rose
Directed by Carrie Brocksmith

Saturday, November 11th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12th, 2:30pm
Friday, November 17th, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18th, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19th, 2:30pm

Twelve Angry Women
A 19-year-old boy has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man, of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their own eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become twelve angry people. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats.