Musical Theatre

Our spring musical for 2017 is Seussical The Musical.  Performance dates are set for March 9, 10 & 11 at 7:30pm each evening. Matinee on March 11 at 2pm.  Like us on Facebook to get updates on this and other exciting MCI news.  

In 1967, Henry Engbrecht (MCI music director from 1967- 1971) staged an operetta entitled, “Barbarina.”   This performance started a new tradition at MCI. Since then, our annual musical production has taken audiences to many different places and on many types of adventures.

For 37 years, the MCI chapel was home to many memorable performances from dedicated and talented MCI students.

In 2005, the musical production moved to its new home in the performing arts facility, Buhler Hall.  With an expanded stage, MCI musical casts have since expanded to nearly 70 students.  This added space has demanded more from our dancers and, as a result, MCI hires a professional choreographer to help with the show.  Cutting edge sound and upgraded lighting has led to the development of a theatre tech committee of students and a theatre tech course that help bring the magic of technology to the stage while also offering students the chance to learn theatre technology in a state-of-the-art facility.   Increased seating has allowed more people to attend the productions with annual attendance numbers reaching nearly 2,000.

Shows from the last few years include Les Misérables, Singin’ in the Rain, Anne and Gilbert, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty & the Beast and Mary Poppins.