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Scrooge (Sean Taylor) & Marley
Scrooge (Sean Taylor) & Marley
Little Max with the Water Glasses.
Little Max with the Water Glasses.

Celebrating our 35th

Holiday Season!!

Scrooged and Marley(c) plus Holiday Vaudeville Review

November 29 – January 1

A world premiere musical melodrama, SCROOGED AND MARLEY(c) will be Martin City Melodrama’s newest holiday show! Ebenezer Scrooge is beginning to have physical limitations in his old age at his counting house. After Mr. Scrooge investigates the cost of physical therapy, or hiring some additional help besides Bob Cratchit, Scrooge thinks the costs are way too high. Thinking it might be a cheaper way to go, Scrooge obtains a service dog (a senior rescue dog will be playing the role of the service dog). It turns out this service dog is Marley, Scrooge’s long passed, greedy business partner, re-incarnated!

While keeping in tradition with this timeless Charles Dickens classic, Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. adds its wonderful, wacky twist to the rest of the story. Ebenezer Scrooge and his service dog, Marley, meet up with some unusual spirits throughout the night before Christmas. These spirits turn out to be FAMOUS CAROLS, including Carol Brady and Carole King! Finally, Ebenezer Scrooge sees the evil of his ways and, with the help of Marley the service dog and the famous Carols, Scrooge is transformed for good. He finds his holiday spirit and shouts from the roof-tops, “DOG bless us everyone!”

Following the melodrama is the Holiday Vaudeville with songs, dances, and comedy sketches in the theme of the holidays. This includes the theatre’s WORLD FAMOUS WATER GLASS SYMPHONY, plus, the debut of Martin City Melodrama’s Christmas Chickens!

Charlie the Holiday Hound!
Charlie the Holiday Hound!
The ghost of Marley.
The ghost of Marley.

Phantom of the Opry and Life in a Chair ©

November 2 and November 3, 2019

Phantom Of the OPRY!©

Tells a wacky new version of the classic “Phantom of the Opera” tale! Come boo, cheer, and even yodel during this mini melodrama starring Travis Hensley.

In double bill with:

Life in A Chair ©

Tells the moving, inspirational story of Tim Bartow and his life in a chair. Other cast members include Lea Lavish, Terry Dawson and Sarah Owens, and their lives in their “chairs”.


SHOWTIMES

Saturday, November 2, 7:30PM
Sunday, November 3, 3:30PM


Reservations are ESSENTIAL for this unique Top Bananas© Program. Tickets are $9.99 each. Top Bananas is the division of the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. working with special needs of all ages and thus making the spotlight accessible to everyone!! Please call 913-642-7576 or email martincitymelo@yahoo.com. A snack bar will be open for all performances for purchases featuring seasonal goodies.

The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. is now located in its forever home at 702 Blue Ridge Ext, Grandview, Missouri 64030. This building is fully accessible. All ticket sales are final.

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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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35 Years of Laughs!

For 35 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're also expanding our offerings to include classes and workshops specially tailored to differently-abled actors.

We are thrilled to be in our forever home! MCMVCo. and to be bringing laughter and quality performances to audiences of all ages, for years to come.

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.