Montana Actors' Theatre Updates
From Artistic Director, Grant Olson
April 29, 2020
The staff of the Montana Actors’ Theatre wanted to give you, our audience and community, a brief update of MAT’s status during the Covid-19 stay at home order, and our intended plans as Governor Bullock’s phased reopening of Montana begins. First of all, we hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. We are eager to get you back into the MAT-Theatre when we are assured that we can do so as safely as possible.
MAT is committed to producing all of the shows planned for the 2019-2020 season, including Mamma Mia!, Ticked Off!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the youth production of The Wizard of OZ. However, because of the lockdown, we are going to make some changes to dates and venues to make sure we get them all in! Live performance in theatres becomes feasible during PHASE 3 of Governor Bullock’s plan. This means that our production of MAMMA MIA is still waiting in the wings, but it will be several weeks until we can open to the public. We have decided to move Ticked Off! to an outside venue, yet to be determined, for some open air theatre in the park this Summer.
Local writers submitted the first five pages of a script they developed. Now you, the public, can read and comment on them! Let the playwrights kowwhat you’re interested in – what caught your curiosity! We hope this will be fun for all involved.
Unfortunately, the Spring into the Past Renaissance Festival has been canceled this summer with royal approval from the Atchison Family (event producers). The logistics of bringing together so many people from different areas has made it difficult for us to guarantee the quality that our community expects of MAT.
Our Young Professionals Program and KidsMAT Summer Theatre Camps should move forward as scheduled with restricted capacity when we reach PHASE 3 of the Governor’s plan. In addition, as soon as it is deemed safe, we will begin working on The Wizard of Oz – Youth Production.
We are planning on moving the production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to a September production at the MAT-Theatre. We are also planning on moving our Death by Chocolate event from September to early October. As you can see, there are many IF’s involved in our planning. As we get more information we will continue to use it to guide our approach in offering you live theatre in Northern Montana! However, this does not mean that MAT has been sitting idle. In addition tot he projects below, we have a few virtual performances coming in the next few weeks so please keep on checking back here and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). We thank you for your continued support and patience!
aPRIL 23, 2020
Actors from all over the world with ties to Montana Actors' Theatre read or perform excerpts from all 37 of Shakespeare's plays and 2 sonnets. Recorded April 23, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally broadcast live via Facebook.
Special thanks to all those who participated!
Lyrics by Angela Murri
Performed by cast members of MAT's production of Mamma Mia coming soon!
Producers and Funders
Absolutely so funny and entertaining great job best play we've seen so far!!! We seen Hansel & Gretal :)
December 24, 2016
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!
June 30, 2019
Was a great show! Thank you for giving my son Brandon Matte the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful program. 😊
August 7, 2017
Love,love, love! Such talent in our community. Thank you cast,crew and orchestra for this awesome show.
March 24, 2018
Sister Act was GREAT! We laughed so hard. Thanks for a great evening!!
March 10, 2018
Fabulous, recommend to anyone, acting superb, singing out of this world very good job everyone
March 10, 2018
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!
March 27, 2019
I have said it before and I will say it again...we live in a small community but we have such big talent. "Jesus Christ Superstar" put on by the MAT in Havre will rivial anything you would see in a big city. The sets, the costumes and the amazing talents. Bravo MAT players!
March 19, 2017
Always amazing !!! Never a disappointment, so much fun!!
January 5, 2018
All of the productions I have been to were excelent. The Havre area is loaded with some very talented people.
March 11, 2019