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Modesto Junior College


San Joaquin Blues, Fall 2016 Photo Credit: David Todd

About the Theatre Program

Prepare yourself for a creative job in the exciting world of live theatre and musical productions. Modesto Junior College's Theatre program offers many opportunities to collaborate on live performance events.

The Theatre Program at MJC is designed to prepare students to work in professional or semi-professional theatre situations or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to pursue additional classes that may include preparation for teaching theatre. The program is designed to teach students the techniques of acting, dance, costuming, directing, playwriting, lighting, make-up, oral interpretation, stage design, and children's theatre. Students have the opportunity to act in major productions.

Opportunities also exist for narrators, costume designers, wardrobe workers, make-up and hair stylists, lighting designers, stage managers, and actors. Graduates find marketing and advertising positions, becoming publicists, booking agents, or sales representatives.


Michael Lynch, PAC 210
Directing, Acting, Playwriting

Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, PAC 217
Directing, Acting, Improvisation

Anne Shanto, PAC 251
Adjunct Instructor - Costume Design, Makeup
Performing Arts Costume Specialist

Kevin Saunders, PAC 132
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft, Lighting Design
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Ty Van Helton, PAC 132
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Jacquelin Wingett, PAC 205
Adjunct Instructor - Stage Management
Administrative Technician

Auditions 2017-2018

The Tempest (in Sci-Fi)
Directed by Michael Lynch
Auditions September 5 and 6 
Time TBA
MJC, Little Theatre
Michael Lynch /
Rehearsals begin September 27, 2017
October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7pm
October 29 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium 

A Very Merry Christmas Improv
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Auditions Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time TBA
MJC, Little Theatre
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / 
Rehearsals begin November 7, 2017
December 7, 8, 9, at 7pm
December 10 at 2pm
MJC, Little Theatre

Hairspray *a workshop will be planned for Fall 2017
Stage Director, Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Music Director, Cathryn Tortell
Choreographer, Kim Davis
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium 
Auditions Saturday, November 18
9:00am - 1:00pm, with Callbacks that afternoon
Rehearsals begin November/December 2017
Performances March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 at 7pm
March 16 at 10am *special groups performance, for information please call 209.575.6081
For questions email Lynette at

Summer 2018 Production TBA
Directed by Michael Lynch
Little Theatre
Auditions March 27 & 28, 2018 at TBA
Rehearsals begin April 2018
Performances May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 
MJC, Cabaret West Theatre

Degrees and Awards

Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Dance *New Fall 2016
Skills Recognition Award:  Design and Technical Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Theatre Performance
Skills Recognition Award:  Recording Arts

Theatre Degrees and Awards Breakdown

MJC Theatre Course Planning Schedule 

Revised January 21, 2016
Spring 2017 (odd years)

THETRE 182 - Practical Stage Lighting

THETR 161 - Intermediate Acting

Fall 2017 (odd years)

THETR 105 - Introduction to Stagecraft

THETR 114 - Script Analysis

THETR 164 - Improvisational Acting

Spring 2018 (even years)

THETR 175 - Stage Costuming

THETR 161 - Intermediate Acting

Fall 2018 (even years)

THETR 174 - Stage Makeup

THETR 196 - Stage Management

THETR 164 - Improvisational Acting


Courses Offered Every Semester

THETR 100 - Introduction to Theatre

THETR 122 - Intro to Readers' Theatre 

THETR 123 - Storytelling

THETR 124 - Advanced Readers' Theatre

THETR 160 - Fundamentals of Acting

THETR 190 - Theatre Production Workshop

THETR 131- THETR 136-  Rehearsal and Performance 1-4


For more information about the Theatre or Dance program please stop by the Arts, Humanities, & Communication Division located on the second floor of the PAC building in room 205. 


Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

Contact Us

(209) 575-6081