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Modesto Junior College

Theatre

HairsprayHairspray, spring 2018  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.

Auditions for 2019/2020 Season

Fall Semester Auditions
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and 

The Cripple of Inishmaan

September 3 and 4 at 5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
More information to come
Questions please email Michael at lynchm@mjc.edu or Lynette at borrellil@mjc.edu
Those who are cast will enroll in THETR 133-136


SHREK THE MUSICAL
October 2 and 3 at 5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
What to bring? Coming Soon...
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / Musical Director Cathryn Tortell / Choreographer Kim T. Davis
Rehearsals will begin January 14th
Performance Dates
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
Friday, April 3 a special 10am school performance for area high schools
For more information please email 
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu
Those who are cast in the plays and who are directing will enroll in 
THETR 133-136 and DANCE 151

 

Faculty

Michael Lynch, PAC 210
209.575.6734
Acting, Directing 

Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, PAC 217
209.575.6621
Acting, Directing, Improvisation

Ty Van Helton, PAC 132
209.575.6446
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Kevin Saunders, PAC 132
209.575.6261
Adjunct Instructor - Stagecraft, Lighting Design
Performing Arts Production Specialist

Mary Reilly, PAC 251
209.575.6442
Adjunct Instructor - Makeup Design
Performing Arts Costume Specialist

Anne Shanto
Adjunct Instructor - Theatre History, Costume Design, Script Analysis

Jacquelin Wingett, PAC 205
209.575.6444
Adjunct Instructor - Stage Management
Administrative Specialist

 

 

2019/2020 Season

Directing Showcase
Produced by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell 
June 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7pm
June 22 at 2pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets will be available online, at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Directed by Michael Lynch
November 1 at 10am *special schools/groups performance, for information please call 209.575.6081
October 25, 26, 31 at 7pm
November 1, 2 at 7pm
November 3 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors

The Cripple of Inishmaan
December 5 Preview at 7pm
December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm
December 15 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

SHREK THE MUSICAL 
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Musical Director Cathryn Tortell
Choreographer Kim T. Davis
Performance Dates
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
Friday, April 3 a special 10am school performance for area high schools
For more information please email 
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

New Play Fest
Produced by Michael Lynch
Directors TBA
May 29, 30 at 7pm
June 4, 5, 6 at 7pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets will be available online and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

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 30, 2019

 
Spring 2019 (odd years)

THETRE 182 - Practical Stage Lighting
THETR 161 - Intermediate Acting
THETR 114 - Script Analysis

Fall 2019 (odd years)

THETR 105 - Introduction to Stagecraft
THETR 164 - Improvisational Acting

Spring 2020 (even years)

THETR 175 - Stage Costuming
THETR 161 - Intermediate Acting

Fall 2020 (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 program please stop by the Arts, Humanities & Communications Division located on the second floor of the PAC building in room 205. 

 

Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

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