Our Season

Fall Musical Dinner Theater

Each fall MAD performs a large-cast musical production as dinner theater at the Barney & Bea Recreation Center at Goddard Space Flight Center.  We typically do 16 performances over the last five weekends before Thanksgiving.  Because of the length of the run, most of the characters are double-cast, so you can see the show more than once and you will probably see different performers each time.  We provide a buffet dinner, as well as wine, beer, and other beverages.  Frequently there will be some performances that you can attend "after dinner" (meaning the drinks are still on us).  All the cast, crew, and orchestra (we frequently have over a dozen "in the pit") are volunteers, performing for their love of theater. 

Winter Show

During late February we perform another show at the Rec Center.  This is usually a drama, though we have done small-cast musicals as well.  There is no dinner, but you still get light snacks and beverages, as well as a live musical cabaret during the hour before the curtain.  Seating is at tables so, like the Fall Show, it's a great opportunity to get a table of eight friends together to visit and share the show.  We usually do eight performances over three weekends.

Spring Shows

During the Spring MAD holds several workshops which culminate in performances to showcase singing, dancing, and drama.  In some past years, we have needed two nights to present the materials, but a single ticket has always provided entrance to the entire show.  When there are two parts, these are typically separated by several weeks to allow all the preparations for both shows: one often in May and the other in June.  More recently, the entire show has been done in a single evening. The venue is the building 8 auditorium and sometimes the building 3 auditorium.

Holiday Songfest

Our holiday songfest has its primary performance at noon in the middle of December, usually in the building 8 auditorium.  A chorus and soloists perform a variety of seasonal favorites.   This show is also repeated at various nursing and assisted-living facilities in the area

Participation

For those who look forward to being on stage, rehearsals start typically 6-9 weeks before the opening, with auditions one to three weeks before. The shows are selected 4-6 months in advance. To get all the information, sign up for our newsletters by clicking here.