Theatre for Young Audiences

Theatre for Young Audiences (or TYA) includes any performance taking place in the presence of young audiences—consisting of, but not limited to—theatre, dance, music, puppetry, circus and physical theatre.


MCT celebrates Arts in Education Week 2016!

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Public Performances September 15 at 1PM and September 17 at 10AM

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Tall tales, folktales, talking tales, noodles, whoppers, windies, stretchers — everyone has a different name for these stories.  Whatever you call them, America’s legends come to life in this lively, delightful award-winning play that will appeal to all ages.  When P.T. Barnum arrives in town with his traveling troupe, the mayor isn’t so sure Barnum’s on the level.  So the master showman agrees to give a sample of his wares.  What follows is knee slappin’, foot stompin’, rip roarin’ fun, as some of the best loved characters in American folklore come to life to show us their stories.


In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. MCT is proud to join arts organization across America to celebrate this special week!