Live Theatre - Box Office 305.743.0994 - 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
FEBRUARY 02, 03 & 04 - 6pm Doors & Concessions open, 7pm Auction, 8pm Showtime.
Bid on amazing items at the silent auction, followed by a VARIETY SHOW featuring acts performed by the talented local Keys Community.
TICKETS are $45/ea before tax & include a FREE Buffet with Champagne Toast following the show!
Sunday, FEBRUARY 12 from 5PM to 7PM
THEME IS: LOVE NEVER DIES!
Come play BINGO with host JJ MILLS in your best VAMPIRE/IMMORTAL costume and battle it out on our runway with a PRIZE awarded to the best costume!!!
FEBRUARY 13TH (6-8PM) is our next FREE FISHING SEMINAR with Captain Chris Still of The Tackle Box Marathon Fla Keys! FEBRUARY'S subject is CAST NETS! DOOR PRIZES & 50/50 RAFFLE! Concessions and doors open at 5:30pm. Bring your own cast net to learn with! Cast nets will be available to purchase!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH come out and DANCE the night away to songs from the 70’s with DJ Trey at our newest event, CLUB MCT - a monthly pop-up Dance Club open 8pm-12am. NOTE: 21 & Up ONLY!
Doors & concessions open at 8pm. Admission $20 each: Purchase link is below or pay CASH ADMISSION at the door!
Friday, February 24th come enjoy an evening of music and fine food with classical guitarist Mateo Jampol and his vocalist daughter Belle in the MCT Gallery. Dinner will be a three course tropical meal prepared by local private Chef Heather MacDonald.
TICKETS are $75 each and include a FREE Champagne Toast!
March 09, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8PM with a Sunday Matinee - March 19th @ 3pm. Full Length Musical | Comedy, Books and Lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by David Friedman. BEST MUSICAL! 2018 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE & OBA AWARDS BEST MUSIC & LYRICS! 2018 DRAMA DESK AWARDS!
A very special thanks to Keywestplus.com for documenting our October/November 2022 production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW stage musical and our incredible cast and crew. This production will be remembered for a very long time! Thank you to everyone who made it a such a success!
Membership at Marathon Community Theatre has a variety of benefits including discounted main-stage tickets and Season Packages, first choice of seating, early purchasing to upcoming shows and events, and multiple styles of FREE weekly dance classes - including beginning and intermediate Tap, Carolina Shag, Lyrical, Jazz/Theatre, Kick Line, Bollywood and Belly Dance!
We hold four quarterly member meetings per season, members vote and decide on all By-Law Changes, can become Nominees for the Board of Directors and are all an integral part of the MCT family.
WEEKLY DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE:
On June 8th at 7:00 pm the MARATHON COMMUNITY THEATRE held their Annual MCT Board of Directors Elections! The Marathon Community Theatre Board of Directors for the 2022/23 Season are:
Marathon Community Theatre (MCT) is located in Marathon, Florida - the heart of the Florida Keys - at 5101 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 49.5 Ocean Side). We are the ONLY Community Theatre located in Monroe County and house the ONLY Theatre and Cinema within a 50 mile radius.
Marathon Community Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that is operated by a fully volunteer Board of Directors with a small paid staff.
Beginning in 1944 as a traveling troupe called the Marathon Little Theatre, our organization held its early productions at restaurants, hotels, City Hall and even the local High School. For just over 50-years, tents and travel trailers assembled in parking lots acted as the Backstage where actors donned their costumes and got into their make-up. By the early nineties the MCT Board of Directors, our General Membership and the local community came together to raise the funds needed to purchase our current venue - which has been Marathon's primary entertainment center - originally housing the Plaza Lounge, The Side Door Lounge and the Middle Keys only movie theatre - The Marathon Cinema.
Marathon Community Theatre volunteers set to work renovating the building, creating the treasured theatre you find today, opening the 1996 theatrical season with Man of La Mancha. Over the past 77-years Marathon Community Theatre has striven to create a true Cultural Arts Center, revamping the movie theatre to provide up-to-date digital films and sound (2013), paying off the original building mortgage (2016), completing major repairs sustained from Hurricane Irma (2017), installing a new digital lighting system in the theatre's main auditorium (2019) and the replacement of three commercial HVAC systems in 2020. Recently the Marathon Community Theatre retained management and staffing of the newly named Marathon Community Cinema after over twelve years of leasing to outside tenants. The Marathon Community Cinema reopened to the public in mid February 2021, after the cinema’s 11-month closure due to the 2020 Pandemic.
The Marathon Community Theatre offers four major main-stage productions per season (which runs July through June), fine art exhibitions in our gallery, weekly dance classes for current theatre members, annual holiday events, fundraisers and variety shows, gallery and main-stage readings, guest performances and concerts, an annual community dance showcase and a six week Summer Theatre Camp for children ages 6 to 18 years old. Our venue seats 150, but for the 2020-2021 Season we have reduced our seating number a total of 50 to allow for social distancing. Until federal/state/county regulation change, face masks are also required to enter and move about the venue. Our patrons safety and happiness our our main concern.
The Marathon Community Theater cast members, crew members and volunteers are unique to our area - an odd collection of boaters, postal workers, lawyers, office and retail workers, construction laborers and even a few local dolphin trainers. Membership ranges from tweens to grandmas, pigtails to balding patterns, high tops to bunions. It’s not uncommon to see an 80-year-old tap dancing across the MCT stage or a local child with unknown talent wowing the audience. All of the members on-stage and behind-the-scenes are volunteers, with an eclectic blend of loveable misfits bringing their outstanding talent to you in our little corner of paradise – The Fabulous Florida Keys!
The Marathon Community Theatre offers multiple events throughout the entire year, including four main-stage theatrical productions, intimate gallery readings, public art shows, concerts, community dance showcases, annual variety show fundraiser, children's summer theatre program and multiple special events.
The Marathon Community Theatre has multiple spaces available for rent. In the past we have hosted dance classes, music concerts, theatrical events, business and organization meetings and private parties - even hosting a few weddings right on our main-stage! If you are interested in renting a space at Marathon Community Theatre or Marathon Community Cinema, please contact our General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for our pricing and rental information.
For inquiries about venue availability or our upcoming events, send us a message. We will get back to you soon!
5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050, United States
12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Main-stage showtimes are 8pm on evenings and 3pm on matinees. Doors will open one hour before showtime. Special Events may have different start times and/or locations.
Please check the website for current scheduled shows and events.