Morgantown Theatre Company (MTC) was established as a non-profit organization in 1998 by Hillary Phillips, already the successful director of numerous children's theatre performances.
MTC provides school age children with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of theatre arts activities. Each semester, every MTC student "gets a part" with direct on-stage experience. Besides acting, singing and dancing, MTC students develop behind the scenes skills in set and prop design, lighting, sound effects, makeup, stage management, and even directing. These activities help build self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving, communication, and leadership skills.
MTC students undertake intensive preparation for plays and musicals, which requires great dedication and diligence - but throughout the process they have fun and develop lasting friendships with children throughout the area. Approximately 4-6 productions are performed for the general public each year on the Metropolitan Theatre stage after MTC moved to the lower, mid-level of the Metropolitan Theatre in April, 2005. The first production on this new stage was Beauty and the Beast in February, 2006.