The Madison Community Players strives to present a variety of performances each season. Usually, we perform a holiday-themed show in early December. This is followed by a murder-mystery dinner show on Valentine's Day weekend, and then a comedy or social commentary for Mother's Day weekend. In late July, we host a summer workshop for kids. The fall play varies most often; we have performed Shakespeare on the lawn of the Historic Lanier Mansion, Spoon River Anthology in Madison's first (and now former) cemetery, and Zombies From the Beyond at The Red Bicycle Hall, a space reserved for performing arts. We are very passionate about involving our local community in our performances. We are an unusual organization in that that we don't have a permanent venue. We have performed in several historic buildings, a gymnasium, a former country club/Elks' Lodge, and a county museum. When we performed Crimes of the Heart, we were in the Windle Auditorium - famous for it's pipe organ. Barefoot in the Park was performed in an old Catholic church, now a historic site, that had not been open to the public for many years. Most recently, A Very Merry Radio Show was performed in the Jefferson County Historical Society's meeting hall which was decorated with several trees and dozens of gingerbread houses decorated by local children. Our advertising budget comes from ads purchased by local businesses. We make a point to patronize these businesses when we purchase supplies for our shows. THEY support us because WE support THEM. If we can help a local business by performing a show in their space, we always try to accomodate that request. We also support the community by participating in events such as Bowl For Kids' Sake, donating tickets to charitable auctions, and loaning equipment to the community. We are members of the AACT and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.
Summer Workshop held at the Brown Gym. The walking club eagerly follows the progress of the students during the two week workshop.
Building the set for Murder is a Game at the Livery Stable attached to the historic Broadway Tavern.
The sun setting on John Paul Park, site of the Spoon River Anthology performance.
Barefoot in the Park, performed at historic St. Michaels' Church
You can see the historic Windle Auditorium's pipe organ in the background during Crimes of the Heart