Current Season

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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

 

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

September 30th - October 2nd

Ball Performing Arts Center

7:30 PM curtain

Agnes Evans, grieving the death of her teenage sister Tilly, discovers an uncanny Dungeons & Dragons journal. This tome, scribed by Tilly herself, unleashes a magical, spellbinding world populated by dragons, ogres, and a gelatinous cube. Join Agnes’ quest as she and her quirky companions stumble through bizarre and revelatory adventures forged from the fantastical genius of Qui Nguyen, co-writer of Raya and the Last Dragon.



 Passage by Christopher Chen

November 18th -21st    

Music and Theatre Arts Theatre

7:30 PM curtain; Sunday 2:00 PM matinee

Playwright Christopher Chen crafts a thrilling and insightful investigation of the xenophobic and nationalistic struggle between Country X and Country Y, two intertwined yet dissonant nations. Inspired by E.M.  Forester’s novel, A Passage to India, our story follows a local doctor from Country X who befriends a teacher from the influential and dominant Country Y. As they explore a mystifying and sacred cave, their friendship and individual worldviews are tested by the societal prejudices ingrained in their divergent cultures.

          


Little Shop of Horrors  

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Music by Alan Menken.

February 24th-26th
Ball Performing Arts Center

7:30 PM Curtain 

 

Special performance:
February 24th
MCC Foundation Hearts in the Arts Theatre Gala
Call 299-8604 for more information

 

Sprouting from the musical minds behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, Broadway’s sensational sci-fi fantasia gobbles its way onto the McLennan stage. Seymour Krelborn, a floundering floral assistant, daydreams about growing out of his Skid Row shackles and winning the heart of his coworker Audrey. All his aspirations appear doomed for failure until one day, an extraterrestrial plant mysteriously materializes and makes Seymour an offer he cannot refuse.



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard   

 Music and Theatre Arts Theatre

April 28th- May 1st    

7:30 PM curtain; Sunday 2:00 PM matinee

“Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?”

First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1966, Tom Stoppard’s existential masterpiece turns Shakespeare’s Hamlet on its head while tossing out quips, keeping the audience in stitches. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, young Hamlet’s childhood chums, have been summoned to Wittenberg under dubious circumstances. As tragic events multiply and cascade, our duo seek their purpose within a baffling reality that threatens to envelop them. 




  • 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!