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MTVarts is proud to announce the cast of our summer production of Lionel Bart's Oliver!  Please join us in congratulating each one for their hard work during the audition process. We sincerely appreciate all who came out and are looking forward to what this cast can bring to the stage in July.  Click to visit the show page or go directly to the cast list.

After a year of exploring more of what you want, MTVarts is thrilled to announce the 2022 season.

Join us in May for our Classics Series, an educational outreach to secondary students presenting the iconic works of American playwrights.  This year is a touching snapshot of an American family recuperating from the tragedies of war, both aboard and at home - Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." 

In July, Lionel Bart's award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to grace the stage. "Oliver!"  is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

Everyone's favorite ogre returns in September when the young actors of artsIQ take the stage for "Shrek JR." The hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical, reminds us it is a "big, bright beautiful world."

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, advertisers, donors, passionate volunteers, and you, our audience. Live theater is more than a performance. It's a collaborative energy one feels with the audience- an authentic experience shared together at a time when we have been separated for so long. ACTORS PLACES, CURTAIN UP.  

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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!

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MTVarts 2019 Lighting and Sound Workshops were made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.


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, First Knox National Bank, Paragraphs Bookstore, and at the door.

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