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2018qualityMTVarts grew from a vision to mount “Peter Pan” and fly! No cash, few volunteers, just a dream. Twelve years later, all-volunteer MTVarts has produced 42 shows and has a home-of-our own at warehouse14!

Friday evening at the Kenyon Athletic Center the members of Knox County Chamber of Commerce awarded MTVarts the 2018 Quality of Life Award, given to a non-profit whose work has enriched the lives of Knox County residents.

Creating community theatre is hard work but the reward is a powerful, unified network of amazing people on and off the stage. Many give thousands of hours of their time to engage, educate, and entertain! Together we can do so much to make our community thrive!

THANK YOU Chamber, THANK YOU supporters, THANK YOU volunteers!

MTVarts is proud to support the work of The Knox Community Jazz Orchestra by sharing our rehearsal space at warehouse14.  Sundays this fall you will hear the sounds of preparation for their holiday concert.

You can also purchase tickets online by choosing the buy tickets button on our Home page.

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Here's a performance you won't want to miss as the holiday season arrives: the second annual Christmas concert of the Knox Community Jazz Orchestra. The 20-member big band will present "Swing into Christmas" on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. in the Memorial Theater, Mount Vernon. Vocalists Alison Cline and Brad Fox will join the band in a full program of seasonal classics, including "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Joy to the Word," "Christmas Time Is Here," and "Sleigh Ride." This concert will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face. Tickets cost $10 (free admission for children of 10 and under) and may be purchased at MTVarts.com, First Knox National Bank, Paragraphs Bookstore, and at the door.

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We are happy to announce the cast for Alice in Wonderland Jr! Tickets are on sale now for the performance.

Alice - Veronica Morgan
Small Alice - Rylee Jarosz
Chesire Cat - Peyton Hauenstein-Cline, JJ House, Chloe Skillman
White Rabbit - Lacey Blubaugh
Tweedle Dee - Megan Campbell
Tweedle Dum - Kennedy Aikey
Mathilda (Sea Creature/Partier) - Maya McDonald
Rose - Elle Pavao
Petunia - Isabel McDonald
Lily - Mia Tracey
Violet - Destany Stoneburner
Daisy - Ella Ackert
Caterpillar - Luna Moreland
Mad Hatter - Thor Fox
March Hare - Mark Fongheiser
Queen of Hearts - Fredi Bockover
King of Hearts (Sea Creature) - Ethan McDonald
Doorknob (Sea Creature/Partier) - Brianna Small
Dodo Bird - Kalyn Zak
Card #1 (Ace of Spaces) (Vocal Solo) (Animal) - Lance Jones
Card #2 (2 of Clubs) (Volcal Solo) (Animal) - Brendan Williams
Card #3 (3 of Diamonds) (Vocal Solo) (Animal) - Hailey Davis
Card #4 (Vocal Solo) (Animal) - Stella Kauffman
Clocks/Flowers (Featured Dancers) - Emma Cheek, Anna Dinnen, Isabella Fontaine, Makayla Harris, Rebekah Lebold, Esme McDonald
Park Kids/Puppeteers - Hunter Harris, Alex Jarosz, Miranda Karlovetz, Julia Manning
Park Kids/Bugs - Hannah Blubaugh, Julia davis, Henry Freeman, Gabrielle Fuller, Lily Rheinscheld, Halle Smith, Marissa Sweeney, Carly Tracey
Animals/Partiers/Pages - Kieran Karlovetz, Johnny Manning, Laura Page
Animals/Cardsmen - Zane Jones, Taryn Waugh, Samantha Webb
Lobsters/Roses - Addyson Ellison, Rachel Furr, Kaitlyn Hall, Bethany McClain
Fish/Cardsmen - Paris Frazee, Allison Page, Grace Zoldak
Sea Creatures/Partiers - Dance Ballmer, Will Stemen
Flamingos/Partiers - Autumn Laymon, Grace Laymon, Molly Roberts, Olivia Roberts

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 summer...theater is in the air!