History

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).

Highllights include:

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1946

    MCT was Founded by Art Cole, Director Emeritus

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1949

    The Annual fundraiser – Summer MuMmers – started!

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1958

    Opened Theatre Center – near Dennis the Menace park

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1978

    Opened Cole Theatre at 2000 West Wadley

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1981

    Summer Mummers started being produced at Yucca Theatre

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1995

    Hosted the National AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) festival

  • Aug 30, 2019

    1999

    Purchased historic Yucca Theatre in downtown Midland

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2001

    Produced EVITA with MOSC at Chap Center

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2005

    $3.6 million capital campaign allowed MCT to renovate Cole Theatre

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2006

    Hosted International AACT festival at the Cole Theatre

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2008, 2009, 2012

    First community theatre in USA to produce THE PRODUCERS, RENT, LES MISERABLES, and SHREK THE MUSICAL

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2011

    Represented North American at IATA International Theatre festival in Norway

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2013

    First community theatre in USA to produce SHREK THE MUSIC

  • Aug 30, 2019

    2014

    Produced Les Miserables in conjunction with the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

McLaren Comedy Logo

Don't forget to join us in August for the next McLaren Festival, CoProduced by CVA Advertising and Marketing, Inc.

Summer Mummers Logo

Summer Mummers of MCT has dedicated 65 years to producing a summer-long fundraising event for the Operating Fund of Midland.

volunteer

From board service to completing community service hours – we have just a spot just for you.

Contact

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 PM - 5PM
(432) 570-4111

 

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5PM
(432) 682-2544

 

2000 W. Wadley, Midland TX 79705