MVNU presents “Little Women” during Homecoming 2019

This week, The Morning Thing shined the spotlight on the cast and crew of MVNU’s Production of “Little Women”.

They talked with cast and crew members about their roles and experiences in the show.

CLICK on each name to hear their conversations.

Serra Barrett talks about being the Director of MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Cory Spellman talks about playing the role of “Aunt March” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Cecily and Laura Beth talk about playing the roles of “Beth” and “Amy” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Joseph Hurst talks about playing the role of “Laurie” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Dean, Alexis and Caitlin talk about their roles in MVNU’s Production of “Little Women”

Min Leinbach talks about playing the role of “Jo March” in MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

Hannah Frye talks about her role as Stage Manager for MVNU’s production of “Little Women”

MVNU Theatre presents “Little Women” for 3 performances in Thorne Performance Hall.
Adapted by Scott Davidson, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women follows the triumphs and tribulations of the March Sisters during the American Civil War. We follow the lives of Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth. This adaptation is true to the beloved book as we watch the March Sisters grow up before our very eyes while surrounded by a loving family and new friends. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with this timeless tale.

All performances take place in Thorne Performance Hall in the R.R. Hodges Chapel on the main campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Performances are November 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30 PM.

Pricing: Adult, $10; MVNU ID, $8; Military ID, $8; Children Under 18, $5.

For tickets go to


MVNU presents The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe this weekend!

Are you looking for some fun entertainment for your family?

Mount Vernon Nazarene Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis and directed by Serra Barrett.
The play will be in Thorne Performance Hall for 4 performances:
Friday, 11/2
Saturday, 11/3
Thursday, 11/8
Friday, 11/9
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

WNZR’s Rachel Rinehart talked with several cast members this week.
Click HERE to hear from Director, Serra Barrett
Click HERE to hear from Daniel Carpenter who plays Peter.
Click HERE to hear from Dean Klunzinger who plays Edmund.
Click HERE to hear from Brent Hayes who plays Aslan.

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

This production runs approximately 90 minutes and is suitable for children. However, the length of the production may be challenging for smaller children.

Tickets: $10 Adult; $8 with an MVNU ID, military ID and for children under 18.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE or call 740-397-9000 ext. 1620.



Alice in Wonderland Junior hits the Memorial Theater stage this weekend!


The Morning Thing shared some news about the NEW MTVarts production this morning. Alice in Wonderland Junior is coming to the Memorial Theater stage this weekend.

Click HERE to hear Marcy Rinehart’s conversation with Tweedle Dee – Megan Campbell and Tweedle Dum – Kennedy Aikey.

Click HERE to hear Marcy talk with the March Hare – Mark Fongheiser and the Queen of Hearts – Fredi Bockover.

Click HERE to hear Marcy talk with the Caterpillar – Luna Moreland.

Performances are Friday 9/23 at 7:30pm, Saturday 9/24 at 7:30pm and Sunday 9/25 at 2pm.

Click HERE to order tickets.

Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I”


We had the opportunity to talk with the cast and crew of Mount Vernon High School’s production of “The King and I.” They talk about preparing for their roles, why they wanted to get involved, and how the community can support this event. Of the 70 students involved we talked with Rachel Rinehart, Michaela Hauke, David McDonald, Ethan and Alex Jarosz, Jakob Daniels, Lauren Cagle and the director Cory Ward.
Mount Vernon High School presents “The King and I” for 3 nights this week – 4/23, 4/24 and 4/25 at 7pm in the high school theater.

Listen to our whole conversation right here!

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