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(231) 722-3852

Support Us

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Volunteer

(231) 722-3852

The story of us

About Us

Established in 1985.

Muskegon Civic Theatre is a consolidation of the former Civic Opera Association, Port City Playhouse and Muskegon Youth Theatre. The combined history of these theatre groups has spanned decades of service in the greater Muskegon area. Our predecessors include the Little Theatre of Muskegon and the Greater Muskegon Civic Theatre in addition to our named parent organizations. We are governed by a Board of Directors, and we operate under an approved set of Bylaws, policies and procedures.

Muskegon Civic Theatre is the only community theatre in Muskegon County.

Our organization utilizes volunteers in all aspects of the performing arts. During the course of a production season, we utilize the contributions of up to 350 volunteers, which equates to approximately 30,000 hours of volunteer time. For every actor that you see on stage, there are numerous technicians behind the scenes supporting them!

We are always seeking people who want to experience the joy of community theatre. Please feel free to visit our volunteer page or call: (231)722.3852

Our History

Community theatre in Muskegon – a Heritage of 76 Years! Muskegon Civic Theatre, since 1985 and still going strong!

1935-1940

 

Little Theatre of Muskegon

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1950-1958

 

Greater Muskegon Civic Theatre

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1951-1984

 

Civic Opera Association

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1959-1982

 

Port City Playhouse

In August 1950, a church building on Sanford Street was purchased by the Greater Muskegon Civic Theatre and became the home for its productions. In 1960, the theater became the Port City Playhouse and the venue for 23 years of dramas, comedies, and small musicals.The building is now the Muskegon Civic Theatre Scene Shop where we build the sets for our productions and store costumes, properties, and set dressings.

1981-1984

 

Muskegon Youth Theatre

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1985 and Still Going Strong!

 

Muskegon Civic Theatre

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Each of these organizations has brought its own heritage and talent to many area stages and to many community audiences over the years. They have improved and contributed to the quality of life in Muskegon.

April 1985, marked the beginning of a new era for community theatre in Muskegon. The merger of Civic Opera Association, Port City Playhouse, and Muskegon Youth Theater produced a stronger, more viable theatre organization, Muskegon Civic Theatre.

MCT’s inaugural production was The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, presented on the Frauenthal Theater Stage. Our large musical productions continue to appear on the Frauenthal stage, our smaller productions appear in the Beardsley Theater, and in January 2010, we introduced a black box theater setting.

Muskegon Civic Theatre is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is governed by a Board of Directors and operates under an approved set of Bylaws, policies, and procedures.

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Theatre Staff

Muskegon Civic Theatre is the only full-time, non-profit, community theater organization in Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties with local support and resident participation. We are always looking for people who want to experience the joy of community theatre!

Jason Bertoia

Jason Bertoia

Managing Director

 

Kirk Wahamaki

Kirk Wahamaki

Artistic Director

 

Heather McCallum

Heather McCallum

Administrator of Education

 

Theatre Board

 Andrew Zahrt

Andrew Zahrt

President

 

Carol Moore

Carol Moore

Vice President

 

Heidi Sunderhaft Christiansen

Heidi Sunderhaft Christiansen

Board Member

 

William Iddings

William Iddings

Secretary

 

Lieschen Montgomery

Lieschen Montgomery

Board Member

 

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