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Theatre Department

MBU Theatre produces six shows every year, allowing our students to choose design, tech, or performance in each production. The size and variety of our theatre season allows students to tailor their education to their needs and goals.  Visit MBU Theatre on Facebook or Instagram for production photos and videos.  Tickets for upcoming productions are available here.

MBU Theatre Experience


High School Juniors & Seniors/Transfers
Come spend Friday, February 7 with us, asking questions of our theatre faculty over lunch, workshopping your audition monologues and songs and touring the facility that you could make your home! On February 8 or 17, come back for your audition for the MBU Theatre Program!

The MBU Theatre Experience is completely free. More than anything, we hope that by being on campus you will see what we see in our program: a thriving community of artists devoted to their craft and to each other.

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Theatre Productions


2019-2020
Arisophanes’ The Birds (Student-Directed)
The 39 Steps
The Music Man
Into the Woods
A Doll’s House
Dancing in the Light: Spring Dance Concert

2018-2019
The Amish Project
Little Shop of Horrors
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Student-Directed)
Anything Goes
Through the Looking Glass: NYC Musical Theatre & Acting Showcase
Myriad: One-Act Play Festival (Student-Directed)

2017-2018
Alumni Cabaret
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Shrek the Musical
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Student-Directed)
Macbeth

2016-2017
The Secret Garden
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
A Raisin in the Sun
Love Letters
Peter Pan

2015-2016
Falling
Footloose the Musical
Rumors
Cotton Patch Gospel

2014-2015
cover (a play about trafficking)
Les Misérables
The Curious Savage
NYC Musical Theatre & Acting Showcase

2013-2014
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised]
The Drowsy Chaperone
Our Town
Seussical

2012-2013
The Spitfire Grill
West Side Story
Almost, Maine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2011-2012
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Student-Directed)
Guys & Dolls
The Crucible
NYC Musical Theatre & Acting Showcase

2010-2011
The Importance of Being Earnest
Godspell
My Fair Lady
Acting & 10-minute Play Showcase (Student-Directed)

2009-2010
The Glass Menagerie
Bye Bye Birdie
The Diary of Anne Frank
Snoopy the Musical (Student-Directed)

2008-2009
Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the 1950’s (Student-Directed)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Clue the Musical
Life in the Meantime: NYC Musical Theatre & Acting Showcase

2007-2008
Songs For a New World
Oklahoma!
Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Student-Directed)
Romeo and Juliet

2006-2007
Fiddler on the Roof
Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Steel Magnolias

2005-2006
Into the Woods
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Student-Directed)
Harvey

2004-2005
The Pajama Game
Little Women

2003-2004
Meet Me In St. Louis
The Nerd

2002-2003
Babes in Arms
Fools

2001-2002
Carousel

2000-2001
The Secret Garden

1999-2000
Godspell

1998-1999
Brigadoon

1992-1993
Meet Me in St. Louis

1984-1985
The Music Man
Visitors From Chicago

1980-1981
Camelot

1979-1980
South Pacific

1978-1979
Carnival

1977-1978
Oklahoma

1976-1977
The Music Man

1974-1975
Amahl and the Night Visitors

MBU Theatre Diversity Statement


MBU Theatre firmly stands against racism and white supremacy and squarely stands in the words of Jesus, who tells us to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:39) and who has promised us that one day every tribe, tongue, people, and language will be worshipping together (Revelation 7:9). We believe that in theatre we have the opportunity to reflect and celebrate the beautiful diversity which God has created.

We know that there have been times in the past when we have failed our black and brown brothers and sisters and we also know that we will do so in the future. As we look forward in this time of reckoning with our collective past, we know it is important to pledge all the intangible and tangible ways we will move forward toward a more diverse and inclusive culture.

Intangible
• We strive to create an environment in which all students know that their concerns can and should be heard and voiced.
• We promise to care for and educate our students without condition.
• We promise to serve our students, casts, crews, and production teams as modeled by Jesus. Elevating them and their needs above our own.
• We expect faculty and students to admit mistakes when they are realized and work to reconcile according to the standards laid out in Matthew 18:15-17.

Tangible
• We promise to ensure that a BIPOC is represented as a director, masterclass instructor, or designer at least once each school year, with the understanding that as our department grows these opportunities will grow as well.
• We promise that no BIPOC will ever be asked to wear a costume or microphone that reflects the white skin tone and they will never be asked to purchase pieces when white pieces are in stock.
• We promise to make our audition process completely accessible to people of all socio-economic statuses by providing opportunities to audition via video or by sending a faculty delegate to their location. If you cannot afford an accompanist we will provide one or allow the use of tracks.
• We are calling on current students, alumni, and community members of faith to volunteer to comprise a “Race & Representation Council,” which will review our execution of these tangible and intangible commitments once per year, decide on goals for the following year, and release a report via our social media accounts. This council will also assist in auditions and season selection as they are able. This report will be released May of each year.

We hope that as we move forward MBU Theatre can be a true reflection of how good and pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity (Psalm 133:1).

Kasey Cox
Director of Theatre and Dance