Montana Actors' Theatre Updates

MAT is committed to keeping Havre and Hill county safe. In order to perform during this worldwide pandemic we must adhere to strict guidelines to keep our performers and audience safe.

We have moved our Youth Production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the Old North 40 location at the Holiday Village Mall which gives ample space for each group to socially distance six feet apart (that's 6 floor tiles so it is easy to figure out). While some chairs are available we are encouraging audience members to bring their own foldable chairs from home. We are also requiring masks to be worn while in the space.

Our ability to perform rests upon our audience following the directives of the state and local health departments. We want to ensure that our audience members, actors, and volunteers can enjoy our productions and events for years to come!

As we still have not reached PHASE 3 of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state, MAT has made the decision to delay the opening of MAMMA MIA! until September of 2020, contingent of reaching PHASE 3 by that time. We are still planning on a 1950’s themed Death by Chocolate event in early October. MAT intends on producing a full season for 2020-2021, with a great variety of quality productions that you have come to expect. Additionally, we are still committed to producing Ticked Off! as a very special production within next season in order to accommodate the cast that has already spent much time bringing this new work from local playwright Rachel Hutchison to life. We have also made the decision to postpone Charlie and the Chocolate Factory until May of 2021 in order to make sure we can deliver a production of the highest quality with as many members of the current cast as possible.

As you are all well aware, guidelines and protocols in order to keep Montana safe and healthy are in constant flux as new information becomes available. MAT is committed to providing the highest quality local live theatre to our especially supportive audience here in Northern Montana. We are also particularly concerned with making sure we keep you and our performers as safe as possible as the country deals with the COVID – 19 pandemic. MAT is continuously monitoring the situation and making contingency plan upon contingency plan in order to best serve our mission to “Educate, entertain and enlighten through the performing arts to enhance community relationships and improve quality of life.”  Thank you again for your support, we truly could not do what we do without the generous support of our audience, sponsors, and producers.

Young Professionals Program

We would like to welcome the 2020 Interns:  Aria Pratt, Hannah Bricker and Marcee Murphy to a very strange summer internship!  Our interns have spent their first week with students grades K-8 on the first of many Acting Up KidsMAT summer theatre camps. They will be offering additional camps June 22-26, July 6-9 and July 13-16 in Havre. Camps will also be offered in Chinook June 29-July 2, Shelby July 20-23, and Rocky Boy July 27-30 as long as it is still safe to do so. In their busy first week, the interns also took the first steps in their task of producing a full-length production of The Wizard of OZ by casting the show with local Middle School and High School aged actors. They also invited a regular from MAT’s main stage productions, Ben Hall, to serve as a mentor adult actor in this production. This show is set for performance August 6-8 and 13-15.

Shakespeare's Birthday

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!

2019-2020 Season

Producers and Funders

reviews

  • 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
  • 5 star review  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!

    Bettie Iovinetti Barber Avatar Bettie Iovinetti Barber
    March 19, 2017
  • 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  Sister Act was GREAT! We laughed so hard. Thanks for a great evening!!

    Peggy Giblin Avatar Peggy Giblin
    March 10, 2018
  • 5 star review  Absolutely so funny and entertaining great job best play we've seen so far!!! We seen Hansel & Gretal :)

    Misty Morehouse Avatar Misty Morehouse
    December 24, 2016
  • 5 star review  This show could play in any small town or major city! Absolutely phenomenal!! Great job to the directors, orchestra and all the cast members and of course my Deloris, you are Amazing! <3

    LaVonne Ellis Avatar LaVonne Ellis
    March 18, 2018
  • positive review  We love MAT THEATRE! They allow us to host Dinner Theatre in smalltown Chinook. It's a Special night out for people with a wonderful meal and HILARIOUS entertainment! For those of you haven't been to see them, you're missing a REALLY GREAT SHOW!

    Chinook Eagles Avatar Chinook Eagles
    April 4, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 star review  Love,love, love! Such talent in our community. Thank you cast,crew and orchestra for this awesome show.

    Pamela Long Avatar Pamela Long
    March 24, 2018

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