MUSIC THEATRE OF WICHITA INC

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 225 West Douglas Wichita KS 67202 USA

Mission: Music theatre performances for the community
Geographic areas served: Midwest
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 48-0785658
316-265-3253
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

MTW is the best! I live in Kansas City where we do have summer theatre (Starlight) and there is also Muny in St. Louis. I drive down to Wichita and see the great shows and have done this now for 10 seasons. Lots of great talent at MTW. Wayne Bryan, the producing director, his associates Mark Madama, Nancy Reeves, Josh Larson and Roger Castellano are the best! Music Theatre of Wichita reminds me of what Starlight Theatre, here in Kansas City, use to be before that venue started booking national tours. Music Theatre of Wichita produces all of their own shows. And it's a great starting place for musical theatre students who want a career in professional theatre.Love my MTW!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending the shows each summer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

quality productions of musical shows. MTW is not afraid of producing classic musicals along with newer product.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, friendly. Obvious that the MTW staff loves what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

not sure but maybe have scholarships for the students who make up the ensembles.

Ways to make it better...

better seats. sightlines are great but the seats are worn.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

economy and selling season subscriptions although it appears that the economy has not affected the numbers yet.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I feel so privileged to know Wayne Bryan and the staff at MTW-- I always look forward to my trips to Wichita in the summer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Music Theatre of Wichita is a wonderful way to get into the arts. I am a beginner and have really grown to appreciate the musicality and talent these actors, dancers, and singers bring to our community. The staff has outdone themselves by bringing such enjoyable musicals to Wichita. Thanks and keep up the excellent work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

exposure to talent and other points of view.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent! They go above and beyond to make the experience wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really bring about a positive change in the community. Everyone should experience culture and talent. Music Theatre of Wichita provided such a great insight into other points of view.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

MTW is a rare find and a cultural treasure. As a seasoned travel journalist, I see it as a remarkable attraction with a very positive impact on the community and on the region in general. Obviously, MTW contributes to the local economy by creating employment opportunities, but they also draw attendance from the entire Midwest, and that creates more jobs in the hospitality industry. I've traveled from California on several occasions to attend performances - it's closer than New York and just as good. Wayne Bryan also makes a huge effort to educate local young people in the theatre arts - thereby expanding their options for career opportunities

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working and dedicated. They seem energized by their committment to educate, to preserve an important aspect of America's cultural tradition, and to provide entertainment that families can enjoy together.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

It has been our pleasure to be season ticket holders for MTW for over 25 years. Each summer we are treated to wonderful shows, talented performers, great scenery, and high quality theater experience. The organization is an important part of Wichita's cultural experience, and gets rave reviews from many who regularly see New York shows. Thanks, congratulations, and keep up the great work! We love it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being treated to a wide variety of excellent entertainment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the talent and show selection.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

cordial and competent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

renovate Century II.

Ways to make it better...

the seats were new.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

monetary, of course.

One thing I'd also say is that...

thanks for all of your hard work!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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