Theatre

We offer several courses for you to learn about theatre including acting, character analysis, scene preparation, theatre design, scene construction, costuming and lighting. See descriptions of our theatre courses.


photo of Moon Over Buffalo Cast
Pictured, first row, left to right, Kathie Comella, Sean Plotts, Shannon Mayhall, Jay Geller and top row, left to right, Jeff Cook, Brendan Gaughan. Not pictured are: Trace Gamache and Katie Kallaus.

2017 Black Box Summer Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo

The Black Box Summer Theatre is proud to present as part of MCC's 50th Anniversary celebration, Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy, Moon Over Buffalo.

Moon Over Buffalo is directed by Regina Belt-Daniels (Crystal Lake) with set design by Tom Kesling (Glenview), lighting design by Rick Amundsen (Woodstock), costume design by Kathy Brunke (Woodstock), props design by Lori Mages (Woodstock), stage combat by Bill Daniel (Chicago) and stage manager Kathryn McCord (Crystal Lake).

Meet the Cast

The cast includes Shannon Mayhall (Cary), winner of the 2016 Broadway World Chicago Award for Best Actress in a play (Resident/Equity), Jay Geller (Kildeer), Chair of Theatre at MCC, Jeff Cook (Crystal Lake), director of the Upstaged Web Series, Trace Gamache (Crystal Lake), Sean Plotts (Wonder Lake), Brendan Gaughan (Woodstock), Katherine Kallus (Crystal Lake), and Kathie Comella (Woodstock).

For more information, contact Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.

Post from playwright, Ken Ludwig!


2017 Fall Play
Grease

Auditions

Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks Thursday, August 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. Please bring a one to two minute upbeat song and dress to dance. No appointment necessary.

Grease book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey | Directed by Jay Geller | Musical direction by Michael Hillstrom | Choreography by Maggie McCord

For more information, contact Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.

Select a poster and check out our past productions!

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance
of Being Earnest
Hair
Hair
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Future
future
Future
future
Future
future
Future
Lend Me a Tenor
Lend Me a Tenor
Everything in the Garden
Everything in
the Garden
The Butler Did It
"The Butler Did It"
Born Guilty
"Born Guilty"
Childrens Hour
Children's Hour
The Diviness
The Diviness
Table Manners
Table Manners
Company
Company
Lysistrata
Lysistrata
A Lie of the Mind
A Lie of the Mind
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who
Came to Dinner
Do Black Patent LeatherShoes Rally Reflect Up?
Do Black Patent
Leather Shoes Rally
Reflect Up?
Suburbia
Suburbia
Miss Firecracker Contest
Miss Firecracker
Contest
And Then There Were None
And Then
There Were None
Pippin
Pippin
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Reckless
Reckless
Almost, Maine
Almost, Maine
Cabaret
Cabaret
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Our Town
Our Town
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer
The Normal Heart
The Normal Heart
The Heidi Chronicles
The Heidi Chronicles
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Hot L Baltimore
Hot L Baltimore
God of Carnage
God of Carnage
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