Our PAWformers are local senior rescue dogs from Wayside Waifs, Angels Furever Foundation, Melissa's Second Chances, Furry Kids Refuge, and KC Pet Project. they are PAWsitively delightful!!

Alongside the dogs, human performers will add their talents too.

The Great American Melodogma

The mini melodramas, The Great American Melodogma Rescue and Dog Date, is officially out on our YouTube channel!

Watch The Great American Melodogma Rescue (c)

Watch The Great American Melodogma Dog Date! (c)

If you liked the video and you feel generous, please donate to our PayPal at the red 'Donate Now' button on the bottom of our home page! Thank you for watching!

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Classic Melodrama & Vaudeville Performances

Keeping the art form alive and bringing you hilarious, high-quality entertainment that is fun for all!

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Martin City, Jr.

Theatre for the young and the young at heart. We've got something to build your child's character, help them with problem solving, and ensure they have a lot of fun!

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Top Bananas!

Comedy, acting... the performing arts should be accessible to everyone! The Top Banana program gives youth and adults who are differently -abled and interested in theatre a chance to stand in the spotlight!

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Since 1993

Nearly 40 Years of Laughs!

Our non-profit opened in 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri. We have given over 600 local Kansas City actors, directors, choreographers, scenic artists and musicians their first theatrical jobs. We continue to promote classic, G-rated comedies to thousands of families.

Our mission is to produce historical theatre projects with our own specialized family programming.

  • - The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co.: Our programming consists of creating family friendly shows for all ages.
  • - Martin City Jr.: The programming for children serves as 'edutainment' with a moral. We present in our own theatre, schools, libraries, state fairs and fringe festivals.
  • - Top Bananas: This programming spreads the vision of inclusion for any and all disabilities. To date, we have worked with and volunteered for over 10 local organizations, servicing students and adults with special needs.
  • - Oldies, But Goodies: Our newest programming consists of rescuing senior shelter dogs. These 'pawformers' unite with our actors with UNIQUE abilities, thus making the spotlight accessible to all.
Jeanne Beechwood, MCMVCo
Jeanne Beechwood, Martin City Founder, Managing Director and Drama Queen!


Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.