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McLennan Theatre is known for its impressive performances — and the affordable cost of attending is just as remarkable. Check our current season to see what we have in store for you.

Current Season

 

 

The Servant of Two Masters
By Carlo Goldini
Adapted by Constance Congdon
Further adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp
Translated by Christina Sibul

 

 

Oct. 3-5 • 7:30 p.m.
Ball Performing Arts Center

 

Hilarity and hijinks are on the docket in this 18th-century, comedic romp served up by the masterful Carlo Goldini. The hapless servant Truffledino unwittingly finds himself gainfully employed twice over. To further his conundrum, his two ‘masters’ happen to be the beautiful Beatrice, disguised as her dead brother, Federigo, and her estranged suitor, Florindo.

 

Overwhelmed by greed and an insatiable appetite, Truffledino strives to keep his two masters unaware of each other while reaping the rewards. Flanked on both sides by a cavalcade of commedia dell’arte stock characters, Truffledino has set the table for an evening of misadventures, slapstick, deception, and ludicrous laughter.



A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and devised by Joseph Taylor

 

Nov. 21-23 • 7:30 p.m.
Music & Theatre Arts building

 

Charles Dickens’ enduring, holiday classic materializes on the McLennan Theatre stage in a spirited, new adaptation. Journey back to Victorian London where a wealthy, miserable miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who bemoans Christmas festivities, has his world turned upside down one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Challenged by the ghost of his dead business associate, Jacob Marley, Scrooge faces his past, present, and future failures while, with the help of three mysterious spirits, searching for the true meaning of Christmas. Join us for a festive, family evening featuring live music, enchanting dance, and the sublime prose of Dickens.



Chicago
By Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander and Maurine Dallas Watkins

 

Feb. 27-29 • 7:30 p.m.
Ball Performing Arts Center

 

Special performance:
Feb. 27
MCC Foundation Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala
Call 299-8604 for more information

 

The Roaring Twenties sizzle back to life as Bob Fosse’s musical masterpiece sashays onto the stage. In the Windy City, chorus girl Roxie Hart finds herself behind bars after murdering a faithless lover. Forsaken by her husband and serving time on death row, all would appear lost. However, this is the Jazz Age, where a little razzle-dazzle can transform tragedy into triumph.

 

Seeking to capitalize on her newly acquired infamy, and subsequently avoid the hot seat, Roxie enlists the aid of slick, celebrity lawyer Billy Flynn, and her Big House cellmate, the conniving, ex-vaudeville star Velma Kelly. Together, Roxie and the gang, with assistance from Kander’s and Ebb’s timeless score, fabricate an electric dance of satire and burlesque as they grab for the headlines and shoot for stardom.



Silent Sky
By Lauren Gunderson

 

April 23-25 • 7:30 p.m.
April 26 • 2 p.m.
Music & Theatre Arts building

 

It is the early 1900s. The field of astronomy is dominated by gifted, but provincial men; however, the rigidity of this exclusive atmosphere does not assuage the young and brilliant Henrietta Leavitt from reaching for the stars. Working at the Harvard Observatory, Henrietta is one of several women tasked with assessing and cataloging star charts for an esteemed astronomer.

 

Discontent performing calculations, like a simple computer, while “greater” men exact credit for her discoveries, Henrietta pushes back against social norms despite the ramifications this has on her familial and romantic relationships. In Silent Sky, Lauren Gunderson deftly crafts the vivid, true story of Henrietta’s personal struggle to break through the glass ceiling while searching for truth and innovation in the heavens.




  • Tickets and Box Office

    Tickets for McLennan Theatre productions cost between $10-$12, with discounts available for seniors, students and alumni. McLennan students and employees receive one free ticket for each production.

    The Box Office is located in the Ball Performing Arts Center next to the theatre and opens two weeks before each performance. Hours of operation are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    To order tickets, you can call 254-299-8200. If it is not during normal operating hours, please leave a message with your name and the number of tickets you would like to purchase. A box office representative will return your call.

    You can also email boxoffice@mclennan.edu with your name and the number of tickets you would like to purchase. A box office representative will be in touch with you.

  • Season Tickets

    All levels except the Season Pass level include membership in the Hearts in the Arts committee of the McLennan Community College Foundation. Hearts in the Arts provides financial support to the Art, Music, Theatre and Commercial Music departments. Members receive priority notification about all visual and performing art events on the McLennan campus.

    Season tickets are available through the McLennan Box Office at 254-299-8200 or boxoffice@mclennan.edu. To become a Hearts in the Arts member and receive the additional benefits below, please contact the McLennan Community College Foundation at 254-299-8677.

    • Season Tickets
      • Adults $50
      • Highlander Alumni Association members $40
      • Seniors (65 and older)$40
    • Friend of the Arts $100
      As a Friend of the Arts, you receive an invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist
    • Hearts in the Arts Sustainer$250
      • 1 Hearts in the Arts membership & summer dinner invitation
      • 1 Season ticket for all Visual & Performing Arts events, PLUS 1 Gala ticket
      • Invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist, PLUS a commemorative ornament
    • Hearts in the Arts Patron$500
      • 2 Hearts in the Arts memberships and summer dinner invitations
      • 2 Season tickets for all Visual & Performing Arts events, PLUS 2 Gala tickets
      • Invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist, PLUS a commemorative ornament
    • Hearts in the Arts Choreographer$1,250
      • 2 Hearts in the Arts memberships and summer dinner invitations
      • 2 Season tickets for all Visual & Performing Arts events, PLUS 2 Gala tickets
      • Invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist, PLUS a commemorative ornament
      • Recognition as Hearts in the Arts Gala Choreographer Sponsor Feb. 28, 2019, with event signage and program recognition!
    • Hearts in the Arts Executive Director$2,500
      • 2 Hearts in the Arts memberships and summer dinner invitations
      • 4 Season tickets for all Visual & Performing Arts events, PLUS 4 Gala tickets
      • Invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist, PLUS a commemorative ornament
      • Recognition as Hearts in the Arts Gala Executive Director Sponsor Feb. 28, 2019, with event signage, media, and program recognition!
    • Hearts in the Arts Executive Producer$5,000
      • 2 Hearts in the Arts memberships and summer dinner invitations
      • 6 Season tickets for all Visual & Performing Arts events, PLUS 6 Gala tickets
      • Invitation to a Masterclass with a Guest Artist, PLUS a commemorative ornament
      • Recognition as Hearts in the Arts Gala Executive Producer Sponsor Feb. 28, 2019, with event signage, media, program, and Lake Shore Drive marquee recognition!