MCT Marathon Community Theatre

Celebrating 70 Years of Theatre in the Heart of the Florida Keys

The Free Press
Travel Host
Travel Host
Chapman Caldwell Financial Management
Florida Keys Electrical Cooperative
Centenial Bank
Hawks Cay
Monroe County Tourist Development Council
State of Florida Arts
State of Florida Arts
American Assoc. of Community Theaters
2011 - 2012 Season
Auditions    Sexy & Miggs    One Weekend Only    Sleeping Indoors    Holiday Concert    The Dixie Swim Club    Once Upon a Mattress    Forever Plaid    tah Dance
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Sexy & Miggs
Sexy & Miggs
by Michael McKeever

Director: Suzanane Terpos
Producer: Tom O'Neil
Lights: Paul Buckley
Sound Design: Alicia Merel
Sound Techician: Jackie O'Neil
Sexy Dee Dee Terpos
Miggs Dale Coburn
Sexy & Miggs
8 p.m. Friday & Saturday
July 29, 30 & August 5 & 6
MCT Gallery
8 pm

From 1987 to 1999 South Beach grew from what Time Magazine called "Paradise Lost" to what the beautiful and famous would eventually call home. During this period, Mary Ann Flynn and Philip Miggano, together with South Beach, grow up. With warmth, understanding and humor, Sexy and Miggs help each other along life's highway, stopping along the way for the occasional dalliance, laugh or cocktail.

One Weekend Only

Director: Jennifer Powell
Producer: Alicia Merel
annual fundraiser
One Weekend Only
Hooray for Hollywood

Marathon Community Theater Annual Fundraiser
Music • Dance • Skits

Friday & Saturday October 7, 8 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action! Time for a Movie. We all love going to the movies. Popcorn, date night, girls night out, escape.
Song and dance are an important part of the movie experience. They set the stage, they tell the story, they help us to feel the emotion of the scene.
Marathon Community Theater is celebrating some of our favorite songs from movies. Some old and some new. Join us on a trip down memory lane. This singing, dancing and variety show will reach across the decades and give our local talent the opportunity to showcase their skills for your enjoyment.
Songs will include Singing in the Rain, When I Fall in Love, Mrs. Robinson, Summertime, Mamma Mia and many more. The show runs one weekend, October 7, 8 and 9. We look forward to seeing you there.

Song List
Featured songs include:
"Ole Man River"
"Some Enchanted Evening"
"I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow"
"I Remember it Well"
"Mrs. Robinson"
"The Nearness of You"
"That's Entertainment"
"Let Me Entertain You"
"Where Your Heart Is"
"Mama Mia"
"Singing in the Rain"
"Nine to Five"
"When I Fall in Love"
"We're A Couple of Swells"
"Mein Herr"
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
"I'd Rather Be Blue"
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Sleeping Indoors
by Jim Holt

Director:Marilyn Tempest
Producer:Ann Hart
Stage Manager:Bill Ross
Stage Assistant:Valerie Taylor
Technical Director:Dan Gallagher
Asst. Technical Director & Special Effects:Tom O'Neil
Set Design:Eric Rolfe & Dan Gallagher
Set Dressers:Loretta Geotis & Ann Hart
Light Design & Tech:Tom O'Neil
Sound:Nancee Rainaud & Alicia Merel
Costume Mistress:Sharon Greenfield
Makeup:Claudia McEwen
Props:Georgie Sage & Gene Wambold
Photography:Larry Benvenuti
Videography:Michael Edwards
Set Construction/Painting:Ann Hart, Marilyn Tempest, Colleen Repetto, Alicia Merel, Tom O'Neil, Dan Gallagher, Bill Ross, Nancee Rainaud
PaulMichael Wagner
NoraMarianne Benvenuti
NicholeNoelle Belden
DwainKevin Eick
Pissant, the catGrace Weber et al
Pauline, the kittenVarious Felines
Sleeping Indoors

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, (matinee) 27, Dec. 1, 2, 3
8 pm • 3 pm (matinee)

     Christmas preparations are underway at the North Pole, and an early gift is Jim Holt's thought-provoking play, "Sleeping Indoors".
     Nora and Paul are recent empty nesters. It's a snowy Christmas Eve, and Nora has just adopted a homeless kitten. This provokes sighs of sarcasm from husband, Paul, a prominent literary reviewer. They spar about how many cats she has adopted. Is it four now, or five? It gets worse. This time, Nora has taken in a homeless man.
     Paul displays a callousness that is met with consternation by Nora. "Most of them are out there because they want to be," declares Paul. Their dialog is more than "Have vs. Have-not" rhetoric; it is about the nature of human responsibility, complex at best. I don't know anyone who wouldn't balk if told by his spouse that there was a strange street person upstairs in the shower.
     Adding to the fun, Paul and Nora are joined by her libidinous sister, Nicole, who cannot resist the rough hewn charms of this enigmatic holiday guest, to the dismay of both Paul and Nora.
     Who is this Christmas Eve arrival? It's hard to tell. His name is Dwain. He is gruff and gentle and plain, with a quiet spirit. A history of bad luck envelopes him like an aura. He seems a little slow, then unexpectedly quotes Shakespeare. "You are not a highly educated genius are you, Dwain?" Paul asks.
     The answer remains ambiguous. This story, so filled with humor and insight, will stretch your thinking. Stereotypical assumptions dissolve. It is all about giving and receiving, and the spirit of the season. As Tiny Tim said, "God Bless us, every one."

ABOUT AUTHOR JIM HOLT: Mr. Holt has given us a Christmas gift. He has waived royalties for his play in return for our highlighting local services for the homeless. MCT very much appreciates this gift. Therefore, we are proud to sponsor three local charities that have earned our respect and support because of their devoted community service. Please visit the booths in our lobby to learn more about the organizations below, and to find out how you may participate in their missions.

INDEPENDENCE CAY In Feb., 2009, a group of concerned citizens learned that the only homeless shelter in the Middle Keys was about to close. A handful of individuals stepped up to ensure that vital services would not be interrupted, and they opened "Independence Cay" on March 1, 2009. The mission of Indy Cay is "helping others help themselves." They provide transitional housing, daily meals, laundry facilities, showers, and personal hygiene items. Independence Cay offers AA 5 days a week as well as other empowerment programs. The residents are working on a transitional housing space for women and an organic garden. There are many success stories associated with the program as people come to Indy Cay, get their lives in order, find work and move into their own housing as successful residents of our community. Part of their fundraising effort is the sale of used furniture. Independence Cay has loaned us the sofa and chair on our set, which is available for purchase. We are pleased to offer our theatre patrons an outreach opportunity to learn about this worthy cause located here in Marathon.

KAIR is a not for profit organization that provides diverse and flexible assistance to the community based on individual needs. These services are provided through collaboration and cooperation with the faith-based community. KAIR's USDA certified food pantry distributes 12,000 pounds of food each month. It also provides assistance with medical and dental needs, rent, utilities, transportation, children's needs, legal documentation and more. Assistance is linked with follow-up case management. KAIR receives grants from foundations as well as the support of local governments, churches and individuals. Several fundraisers are held each year to benefit KAIR with the largest being the annual Sombrero Beach Run held in March. Runners come from all over the country and outside the US as well. Please visit our table in the lobby or the KAIR website at

FORGOTTEN FELINES The mission of Forgotten Felines is to provide veterinary services and food to homeless and abandoned cats in the Middle Keys. Forgotten Felines is a non-profit organization established by concerned Middle Keys citizens to help find permanent homes for these animals. Their primary goal is to trap, spay/neuter, facilitate adoption or release in place. Programs such as this have proven successful at reducing feline homelessness all over the US and Europe. Forgotten Felines runs the Purr-fect Thrift Store in Marathon, and opportunities to adopt and volunteer are available there. Please stop by the table in the lobby to discover ways that you may participate in helping our abandoned felines.

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Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 17 5 and 8 p.m.
Marathon Community Theater

Our Gift to You
Tickets are on sale now: $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Director: Kathryn Rummery & Lesley Aaron
Producer: George Lancaster
The Dixie Swim Club

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope &Jamie Wooten

Director:Alicia Merel
Producer:Bob Rowand
Stage Manager:Alan Andrews
Assistant Stage Manager:Jeff Hutt
Set Design:Alicia Merel, Dan Gallagher
Technical Director:Bob Rowand
Sound Design:Alicia Merel
Sound Technician:Mark Mullins
Light Design & Technician:Paul Buckley
Costumes & Wigs:Nancee Rainaud
Props:Georgie Sage
Set Dresser:Ann Hart
Make-Up:Claudia McEwen
Photography:Craig Kerns
Videographer:Mike Edwards
Set Construction & Painting:Bob Rowand, Paul Buckley, Ann Hart, Dan Gallagher, Fred Hundhammer, Alan Andrews, Tom O'Neil, Bill Ross, Jennifer Mixon-Eick, Ashley Eick, Kevin Eick, Laura Hutt, Nana Lopez, Jeff Hutt, Jennifer Powell, Christine Harrison, Alicia Merel.
Sheree HollingerJennifer Powell
Dinah GraysonLaura Hutt
Lexie RichardsTrish Hintze
Jeri-Neal McFeeleyJennifer Mixon-Eick
Vernadette SimmsChristine Harrison

Special Thanks to:
  • Gary Clark for painting our background scenes.
  • M.G. Motches for for the loan of her paintings.
  • Independence Cay for the loan of furniture.
  • And all the MCT members who graciously loaned us props
The Dixie Swim Club

January 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15 (Matinee), 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
8 pm • 3 pm (matinee)

Five Southern women, friends since their days on a college swim team, gather every year for a long weekend - no husbands, no kids, no work involvement-- in a beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The women, whose lives have taken them in vastly different directions since they left college, help each other get through the challenges of life: motherhood, men, divorce, marriage, jobs, aging, with hilarious and touching repartee. As their lives unfold, we learn that true friendships last forever.

About the Authors

Jessie Jones co-authored the award-winning play, DEARLY DEPARTED, and its feature film adaptation, "Kingdom Come," which was released by Fox Searchlight Films. Her short stories have been published in literary journals and she has written for television sitcoms and an animated series for Walt Disney Productions. As an actor, Jessie has appeared onstage in New York and in regional theatres as well as in television and film.

Nicholas Hope won the Southwest Regional Playwrights Competition for his first play, A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. He has written episodic television for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios. As a casting director, Nick was Director of Casting for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York and Los Angeles.

Jamie Wooten wrote or produced nearly four hundred episodes of television sitcoms, won the Writers Guild of America award and spent many seasons with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia as a writer/producer on the classic television series "The Golden Girls."
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Once Upon a Mattress
Music: Mary Rodgers
Lyrics: Marshall Barer
Book: Jay Thompson, Sean Fuller, Marshall Barer

Director: Jackie O'Neil
Assistant Director / Choreographer:Cheryl Wilcox
Producer:Claudia McEwen
Music Director: Eric Rolfe
Stage Manager:Bill Ross
Costume Coordinator:Ann Hart
Prop Mistress:Riet Steinmetz
Set Design:Dan Gallagher
Set Dresser:Judy Gorman
Lighting Designer and Tech:Tom O'Neil
Sound Tech:Mark Mullins
Princess Winnifred the WoebegoneBrandi Simpson
Prince Dauntless the DrabJohn Pabon
Queen AggravainBarbara A. Gilreath
Sir HarryEric Rolfe
Lady LarkenCheryl Baker
King SextimusKevin Eick
JesterNoelle Belden
WizardMichael Wagner
MinstrelDevin Clarke
Lady RowenaMarianne Benvenuti
Lady LucilleSuzanne Terpos
Lady MerrillValerie Taylor
Lady Kristeen Kris Teague
Lady Beatrice (Court Dancer)Sarah Brignac
Sir Studley Marty Dillis
Sir RayRay Anderson
Princess #12Sarah Brignac
Lady MabelleChristine Harrison
Maids & Kitchen WenchesSherry Bailey, Kara Pascucci
Presented by special arrangement with
Once Upon a Mattress

March 1,2,3, 8, 9,10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25(Matinee), 29, 30, 31
8 pm • 3 pm (matinee)

A fun-filled and family-friendly musical, this fractured fairy tale of the princess and the pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. Will meek Prince Dauntless the Drab manage to marry his outspoken love, Princess Winnifred the Woebegone? Or will mean Queen Aggravain, his domineering and powerful mother, ruin his life as usual? Will King Sextimus the Silent ever speak? And what happens when a Lady-in-Waiting waits too long to wed? Awash in a wave of wonderful songs - from hilarious and raucous to romantic and melodic - you'll be privy to all the succulent secrets of our royal kingdom of comedy.

Written & Originally Directed & Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision & Arrangement by James Raitt
Originally Produced by Gene Wolsk

Director:Fred Hundhammer
Producer:Alicia Merel
Music Director:Kathryn Rummery
Choreography:Ann Hart
Stage Manager:John Schaefer
Piano Accompanist:Bonnie Cucchi
Lights:Paul Buckley
Costumes:Sharon Grenfeld
Sound:Donna Nussenblatt
Smudge (Bass):Paul Carmichael
Sparky (Baritone):Jerry Nussenblatt
Francis (Tenor):John Hunt
Jinx (First Tenor):Brian Foster
Forever Plaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

8 pm Thursday,Friday and Saturday, May 24, 25, 26, 31 June 1, 2 &
3pm Sunday Matinee June 3

FOREVER PLAID One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this goofy revue centers on four singers killed in a car crash in 1964 on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.
It is a hilariously charming musical perfect for the entire family. "The Plaids" sing some of the greatest hits including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Undecided," "Gotta Be This or That," "Moments to Remember," "Crazy \'Bout Ya, Baby," "No, Not Much," "Sixteen Tons," "Chain Gang," "Perfidia," "Cry," "Heart and Soul," "Lady of Spain," "Scotland the Brave," "Shangri-La," "Rags to Riches," and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing".
FOREVER PLAID has won acclaim from audiences of every kind of demographic. Kids, teens, young adults and their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. All come out smiling at this quirky off-beat tribute to the love of music, entertainment and the power of following your dream.

tah dance

DirectorKristeen Teague
ProducerJennifer Powell
LightsTom O'Neil
SoundJackie O'Neil
tah Dance
"School Daze"

Our Fourth Annual All Dance Production
8 p.m. Saturday June 16
3 p.m. Sunday June 17 (Matinee),
Tickets $12 and a food donation to K.A.I.R.
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