The Stages at Mt. SAC
The Mt. San Antonio College Theatre Department has a rich tradition of quality work at the professional level.
Visit us at our STUDENT PAGE for information on Auditions, Classes and Productions.
Become part of the tradition!
Actors, Designers, Writers, Technicians – whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to successfully pursue your dreams.
We believe in Learning By Doing . We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from faculty and staff who are working professionals in the industry.
It’s your passion – it’s ours, too.
Our 2016-2017 Season:
Anna in the Tropics
by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Matthew Kellen Burgos
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 21 - 22, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Set in 1929 in Ybor City, Florida, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play depicts a time of transition in the lives of Cuban exiles. The death of handmade Cuban cigars is imminent, as is the family-owned factories and their workers. But when a factory hires a new lector to read Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to its workers, the words themselves polarize the factory and incite the workers to fight for their jobs, passions, and dreams—leading to conflict, infidelity, and tragedy.
When Pigs Fly: The Ninth Annual Student Show
Directed by Mt. SAC students
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Dec. 8 - 10, 2016, at 8 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
Student playwrights, directors, and actors collaborate to bring you six new plays. From an office of super heroes to a pig farm where the farm animals are the source of romantic jealousy, Mt. SAC students flex their creative muscles and lay it all on the line for the audience. Come see the talent and the risk-taking for yourself.
by John Cariani
Directed by Susan Boulanger
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Feb. 14 – 16, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Almost, Maine is a fictional town that’s so far north it’s almost in Canada. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. It’s not really love, but almost.
Inherit the Wind
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Directed by C. Julian White
Fri. & Sat., Apr. 21 - 22, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Sun., Apr. 23, at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
In this dramatization of the famous Monkey Trial of 1925, school teacher Bertram Cates is put on trial for violating a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution. Bible-thumping politician Matthew Harrison Brady is brought in to lead the prosecution while prominent litigator Henry Drummond is selected to represent the defense. An energetic and spell binding trial ensues that challenges our first amendment right to freedom of speech.
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Christine Cummings
Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Jun. 8 - 10, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Sun., Jun. 11, at 2 p.m. (Matinee)
Caryl Churchill’s contemporary masterpiece introduces us to career-driven Marlene celebrating her promotion to managing director of the London employment agency “Top Girls” at a dinner party for a collection of famously ambitious women from history. The play explores the obstacles women face and the price they pay to ascend from the bottom rung to the executive corner office. Ultimately, this production examines what women must sacrifice to be successful in a man's world and how that success is measured. Both very funny and thought provoking, Top Girls is still blisteringly relevant today, 35 years after its West End premiere.