Midland Community Theatre aims to bring quality theatre arts and education opportunities to Midland and the Permian Basin for the benefit of the audience and volunteers.
Midland Community Theatre has operated under the leadership of founding executive director Art Cole (1946-1983), Don Bachman (1984-1996), and is currently lead by executive director and producer, Timothy Jebsen (since 1997).
MCT was Founded by Art Cole, Director Emeritus
The Annual fundraiser – Summer MuMmers – started!
Opened Theatre Center – near Dennis the Menace park
Opened Cole Theatre at 2000 West Wadley
Summer Mummers started being produced at Yucca Theatre
Hosted the National AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) festival
Purchased historic Yucca Theatre in downtown Midland
Produced EVITA with MOSC at Chap Center
$3.6 million capital campaign allowed MCT to renovate Cole Theatre
Hosted International AACT festival at the Cole Theatre
First community theatre in USA to produce THE PRODUCERS, RENT, LES MISERABLES, and SHREK THE MUSICAL
Represented North American at IATA International Theatre festival in Norway
First community theatre in USA to produce SHREK THE MUSIC
Produced Les Miserables in conjunction with the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
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