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Classics Series
Blackbox Theater
Summer Musical
Bruce Jacklin & Co
artsIQ
2016 Major Grants
Ariel Foundation, a sustaining partner since 2011, funds crucial infrastructure ensuring MTVarts pursuit of artistic excellence to build a thriving community. Their gift in 2016 funded an HVAC upgrade for warehouse14.
The Ariel Foundation
The Ariel Foundation
$50,000
2016 Major Grants
MTVarts is a stronger organization thanks to strategies implemented through the Ohio Arts Council capacity building grant awarded in 2016.
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
$2,868
2016 Major Grants
The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County are longtime supporters of MTVarts' education programs. In 2016 they provided support for the artsIQ production of "Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr"
The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County
The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County
$2,731
2016 Major Grants
Mount Vernon Elks believe that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving, we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Their sustaining support helps MTVarts improve the quality of life and build stronger community.
Mount Vernon Elks
Mount Vernon Elks
$2,648.70
2016 Major Grants
The Youth Philanthropy Initiative has been a supporter of the MTVarts Classics Series. In 2016 they provided a grant to provide support for the production of "The Miracle Worker"
CFMCKC - Youth Philanthropy Initiative
CFMCKC - Youth Philanthropy Initiative
$1,000
2016 Major Grants
Best Buy Foundation supports MTVarts work with youth to develop 21st century technology skills that inspire.
Best Buy Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
$1,000
Beauty and the Beast 2007
Peter Pan 2008
12 Angry Men
1920s Speakeasy
1950s Sock Hop
Aladdin Jr
Alice in Wonderland Jr
Beauty and the Beast 2016
Cinderella
Grease!
Mary Poppins (2015)
The Little Mermaid Jr
The Miracle Worker
Death of a Salesman

MTVarts Blog

  • A Message From a Mom

    My daughter leaned toward the stage in wonder as she watched the flying monkeys, dazzling witches, smoking wizard, and the straw man who could talk! She was three years old and experiencing the wonder of live theatre for the very first time. It was the year 2009 in Mount Vernon, Ohio and a moment that the two of us will always treasure. Even now, eight years later, she remembers that show. Over the years, Mount Vernon’s community theatre has continued to ignite her imagination and has brought the experience of Broadway to our small town. At MTVarts, everyone is a volunteer. Countless hours are put into these shows to bring beauty to life for the enjoyment of our community. Why Read More
  • Opening Night Downbeat

    Opening night! It is usually quite a stressful time for me. The long months of planning by the production team and the many, many hours of often tedious, detail-laden rehearsal are over. The orchestra has worked hard over the dress rehearsals to get everything together. At this point, my score is usually layered in pencil markings—noting repeats to be taken during complex scene changes, blocking details, and etc. As the crowd arrives and the house crew does their thing, I usually find myself in the pit, reviewing my responsibilities, contemplating what can happen. What if an important prop is not in its correct location? How efficient have the scene changes been? Where are the critical costume changes that might need Read More
  • Where I Belong

    Where I Belong The beaming kids in Arabian shirts With messy veil-worn hair forget the too-tight shoes that hurt And the itchy socks they wear The lights burn bright on my smiling face The butterflies in my stomach do flips Looking into the crowd, my heart starts to race But my nervousness slowly slips The glasses glare from the guy in row c Is the only thing in sight From the great big mass of people in the theater tonight The notes from the night before are running through my mind and that plot twist in scene four gets the audience from behind Intermission comes and goes A game of mafia backstage Grandma's opening night rose Wilts. Showing how we've turned the page Read More
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Otho Eyster and Carol Garner
Otho Eyster and Carol Garner Retired Judge
The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does. We feel MTVarts has a crucial impact on our economy and is an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our community.
Strong communities can only exist when quality of life factors are addressed. I believe MTVarts contributes to this via creative and thought provoking performances and opportunities. They make our area a better place to live and work, which helps us all.
MTVarts supports the education of the whole individual. Participants learn about theater and performance, but they also discover strengths within themselves that had they not worked with MTVarts, those skills might remain hidden.
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