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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Music theatre performances for the community

Geographic areas served: Midwest

Programs: Music theatre of wichita performed 36 shows during the 2014 summer months with an attendance of over 65,000.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!