The Montana Actors’ Theatre Updates

From Executive Director, Jay Pyette
March 30, 2020

Like every other theatre company in the world, MAT is in a “wait-and-see” mode right now.  This doesn’t mean, however, that we aren’t enthusiastically looking to the future!  Yes, things have changed – but we’re moving forward with plans and strategies and lots of new ideas!

First – Mamma Mia will open!  After all, the show must go on!  The set, the costumes, the lighting and the CAST are all ready to go!  As soon as we get permission to open – we will let you know!  The production is going to be fantastic and we simply can’t wait to show it to you!

Second – there were a few other shows slated to perform this season and we are working on plans to “bump” those shows a bit.  Both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and our touring dinner theatre – Ticked Off! – will be staged and we will certainly let you know more on the development of a timeline!

Third – we are still planning a full summer of KidsMAT, the summer youth program, and the Ren Faire!  The youth show, The Wizard of Oz, will go up in August and we are in the process of getting the whole summer put together followed by our second annual Ren Faire!  Keep watching for updates as to all of these events.

Finally – we are about to launch several things online!  Watch for clips from the Mamma Mia cast!  Afterall, they learned all those songs and need to do something with them.  So, please, watch for those!  We will also be promoting a new program to give our supporters a glimpse of what MATers do when they can’t be on stage.  To encourage our local writers and to give the public an opportunity to be a part of the process, we’re launching the First Five Pages program.  Local writers (anyone – not just MAT) will be invited to submit the first five pages of any script they’ve been developing to us.  We will publish them all on-line for you, the public, to read and comment on!  You can tell us what you’re interested in – what caught your curiosity!  We hope this will be fun for all involved.  Watch for this soon!

We hope everyone is staying safe during this trying period and we absolutely can’t wait to get back “on the boards” in front of this wonderful community.

What people are saying about Montana Actors’ Theatre
  • 5 star review  Always amazing !!! Never a disappointment, so much fun!!

    Tara Zuelke Avatar Tara Zuelke
    January 5, 2018
  • 5 star review  Went to Rugburns tonight for my mom's birthday. BRILLIANT!! Thank you all so much for an outstanding evening!!! ���

    Heather Peterson Morrison Avatar Heather Peterson Morrison
    April 22, 2018
  • positive review  Thank you for everything that you do to entertain the community and offering plays that kids can be a part of! Been an amazing experience, thanks to Kate Hagen for directing and to Bill Chambers!

    Jody Corner Avatar Jody Corner
    March 27, 2019
  • positive review  Each and every play I am blown away by the talent of our actors. Ask me to choose between Broadway and MAT- and I’ll choose MAT every time!

    Marisa Olson-Robertson Avatar Marisa Olson-Robertson
    June 30, 2019
  • 5 star review  Fabulous, recommend to anyone, acting superb, singing out of this world very good job everyone

    Clyde Thomas Jr. Avatar Clyde Thomas Jr.
    March 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  All who were involved with band geeks were phenomenal! Great job!

    Angela L Murri Avatar Angela L Murri
    August 5, 2016
  • positive review  If you have not planned to see One Man, Two Guvnors at the MAT in Havre, you will miss out on one of the most enjoyable and funniest evening. The show kept all of us in the audience laughing so hard. Grant Olsen was outstanding as were all the other actors. The music brought me back to the 1960s and the group, Steeds, was great. Audience participation just added so much to the fun. Great job, MAT!!!

    Virginia Braithwaite Avatar Virginia Braithwaite
    January 31, 2020
  • positive review  All of the productions I have been to were excelent. The Havre area is loaded with some very talented people.

    Cliff Plum Avatar Cliff Plum
    March 11, 2019
  • 5 star review  The singing...was phenomal... The acting...phenomal....I so looked forward to this performance....since it was was expectations..!!!

    Carol Wolf Avatar Carol Wolf
    March 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  The play The Wind in the Willows was very enjoyable! I am sure I will go back for another play!

    Barb Crump Avatar Barb Crump
    May 22, 2017
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