Since 1984 MVCT has presented one high quality Broadway Musical each summer in July.
MVCT takes its name from the surrounding Mounds View School District, including the cities of Arden Hill, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights. MVCT began in the mid-1970s as a summer-school theater experience for students of the Mounds View School District.
In 1984, in cooperation with the city of Mounds View Parks and Recreation Department, it became a program operated by volunteers and a small staff. Its mission was to bring actors, musicians and volunteers of all ages together to enrich performing arts in the north suburban community. MVCT became a separate entity in 1998 when granted tax exempt status in the form of an IRS 501c3 organization.
The income from ticket sales is approximately 1/3 of the total yearly budget so we depend on grants, donations, partnerships and fund-raising events to support each summer’s production.
AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS OF
MOUNDS VIEW COMMUNITY THEATRE
Bylaw 2 Purpose. The purpose of the corporation is to provide a vehicle for the education in, production and development of the performance arts, including but not limited to drama, musical and related cultural production, and to encourage community participation in all aspects thereof. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift of contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purpose. The corporation is not organized for profit and shall not be operated for profit.