Performing Arts Season Schedule

2022–2023 Theatre Productions

Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party by Aaron Loeb

Abraham Lincoln Performance Artwork

Illinois schoolteacher Harmony Green has told her fourth-grade class that Menard County's most beloved homegrown hero, Abraham Lincoln, was gay. When Honest Abe is "outed" in a reimagined Christmas pageant, controversy and chaos engulf the town. As the trial of the century begins, big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend, and family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Top hats and beards abound in this hilarious, poignant, and timely look at prejudice past and present.

Performance Dates and Times

  • Auditions will be on Aug. 29 and 31, from 5–6:30 p.m. in RDMT 240. Prepare a 90-second monologue. BIPOC and Spanish-speaking (bilingual students) are highly encouraged to audition!
  • Performances will be Nov. 10, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in RDMT 240 on the TMCC Dandini Campus.

TMCC Concert Band

2022–23 Schedule:

  • TBA

TMCC Concert Choir

2022–23 Schedule:

  • TBA

Other Opportunities

Students On Stage

Take classes to learn how to act on stage, act in plays and musicals each semester, or join Children’s Theatre (a small troupe of actors who perform for area elementary/middle schools). If you are interested in taking an acting class or auditioning for one of our productions, please contact us.

Student World Builders

There are many opportunities for students to become a part of the action behind the scenes. If you are interested in helping design a show or working backstage, please contact us.

  • Scenic: Design and build the sets and props for each of our productions.
  • Sound: Set up and run sound using industry-standard equipment, including sound effects and microphones
  • Lights: Create the mood of each show when you set up and run lights with quality light boards and lighting equipment.
  • Costumes: Design, construct, alter or collect costumes for productions.
  • Make-up: Transform actors into their characters using make-up.
  • Directing: For the stage and for the camera.

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

TMCC Theatre is actively involved in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. Every year our department attends the regional festival where our students attend workshops and performances. Students compete in acting, design, directing and playwriting events where they are often recognized for their work.