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Auditions announced for MTVarts summer show, The Addams Family - A New Musical.

See details on characters, audition requirements, obtaining sheet music, choreography videos, and to register for a session on April 14. All auditions will take place at warehouse14 at the corner of West Ohio Avenue and Blackberry Alley. Rehearsals begin in May. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Uncle Fester solicits the help of their ancestors to set things right but everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents .... there are from Ohio!

Show dates are July 6-15 with 6 performances at the low cost of $18 a ticket; available online or at First-Knox National Bank Main Office in Mount Vernon. MTVarts pledges to pursue “professional standards and community spirit” as we strive to bring quality, live theatre to our community while staying true to our mission of affordable... the arts available to all!

As MTVarts closes out our 2017 season after a phenomenal record breaking run of Lion King Jr, the new Bruce Jacklin & Co Dinner Theatre season is starting in just one month. Tickets are on sale now for The Innocents. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter and watch for information on the 2018 season!


Registration is closed 

The youth artsIQ workshop teaches patricipants aspects of acting theatre. This workshop is a week-long experience July 31 - August 4, 10am to 3pm each day. Workshops are held at the MTVarts Warehouse. Age of participants ranges from 8-18 and must be in grades 3rd thru 12th in the 2017-2018 school year. The acting workshop is $100 for each participant. This includes: Family Matters Booklet, Script/Score, Rehearsal CD, T-shirt, 2 opening night tickets, week long workshop, and participation in the Lion King Jr. production.

Participation is limited to 50 students. They will be further broken down into age groups. Each age group will have 10 participants (6 girls, 4 boys). Even if an age group is full please register your child as more spots could become available.

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Scholarships are available by request on a limited basis. Participants can request a half or a full scholarship. Depending on the demand for scholarships, you may be asked for supporting information such as family size and annual income. Requests can be made on the registration form.


Every workshop participant has a role in the Lion King Jr. production. On Friday, August 4, during the workshop, the participants are given the opportunity to experience an audition similiar to our summer musical audition process. We will use these auditions to determine leading roles. Every student will have a role in Lion King Jr.

Workshop/Rehearsal Schedule

After the week long workshop, we will have rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings until closer to performance week. Please review the rehearsal schedule prior to registering. All conflicts must be submitted by the end of workshop week.

August Schedule
September Schedule

School Performances

Due to popular demand, the Yes! Program is allowing artsIQ to have two school performances this year. Please be aware that your child needs to inform their teacher on the first day of school. These performances will be on the mornings of Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. MTVarts has approval from Mount Vernon City Schools for these performances. Participants from other school districts need to contact their schools on the first day.

Our summer musical, Bye Bye Birdie, has been cast and rehearsals are well underway. The first public preview will be June 9 in the town square at the First Friday Event. We have some familiar faces involved with production, along with some new people in new positions. It's going to be an exciting show. We also have visual art classes beginning in a couple of weeks. These camps range from ages 3 to 13. Each camp is arranged in three various age groups, and enrollment for the art camps are online. How I Became a Pirate will begin rehearsals next month with most of the original cast returning. Don't miss the fun, tickets are onsale online now! The second show for the Alcove season, Always a Bridesmaid runs from July 28 through August 12. Registration has now been closed for Lion King Jr. The workshop will begin in August. A lot going on in this busy is in the air!

MTVarts is proud to announce their 2017 theatre season. Starting things off in May is the Classics Series "12 Angry Men". In July First-Knox National Bank brings Broadway to the Memorial with "Bye Bye Birdie". Our 4th annual artsIQ fall workshop for students will be held in August, with students auditioning for "Lion King Jr". In September we will be bringing back "How I Became A Pirate" to the stage, and finally the artsIQ students will perform "Lion King Jr" at the end of September.

Tickets for all productions are on sale now here online, or in person at the First-Knox Box Office located on the Square in downtown Mount Vernon. Imagine more together!