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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More than 30 Years of Laughs!

Over the last 30 years, Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. has brought the Kansas City area the unique theatrical style of melodrama & vaudeville while giving over 500 local actors their professional start. From our mainstage productions to Martin City Jr.'s edu-tainment shows, we have continued to produce quality original adaptations of literary classics, recreate musical revues, and perform fractured fairy tale operettas.

A core part of Martin City Melodrama is the Top Bananas! program established to engage and empower the community of individuals with special needs in the live theatre. We have worked with local orginazations including LakeMary, Life Centers of Kansas Special Needs Adults, Inclusion Connections, Special Olympics and Broadmoor teens with special needs to produce showcases, melodramas, and vaudeville revues starring differently-abled actors.

Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co.
Jeanne Beechwood, MCMVCo
Jeanne Beechwood, Martin City Founder, Managing Director and Drama Queen!

After several unfortunate relocations, we are thrilled to be finally moving into our forever home! Martin City Melodrama will be bringing laughter and quality performances to audiences of all ages, for years to come. We're also expanding our offerings to include classes and workshops specially tailored to differently-abled actors.

While we've come a long way, there is still a lot to be done. You can help us continue the long-standing family tradition of Martin City Melodrama and ensure theatre is accessible and open to ALL actors by donating today!

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