MCT is your Theatre With Heart
Our productions are more than shows. They are the product of our sweat, tears and sometimes a little blood. Our shows take audiences away to truly enrich their lives through the joy, love and hope that theatre gives. Every time an audience comes to our shows, they feel the heartbeats of every cast and crew member who worked to make the theatre magic come alive. They feel our heart.
Marshfield Community Theatre is a non-profit organization located in Marshfield, Missouri, that produces live theatre productions for the 417 area.
Meet our 2021 Board of Officers & Committee Chairs
Amber Brand | President
Amber has been with MCT for several years now and is excited to be president in 2021. Amber has helped with previous children’s shows, including directing Charlotte’s Web and producing Frozen, Jr. Amber has also been seen on stage in some of MCT’s murder mysteries, most recently being End of Our Lives. Outside of MCT, Amber owns and runs Clay Street Boutique in Marshfield, as well as her online boutique Diamond in the Rust. Amber is married to her amazing husband, Michael, and has three boys: Tyson, Slate and Rock.
Kelby Lorenz | Vice President & Marketing Director
Kelby has been an active member of MCT for several, performing and helping in a variety of shows over the years. Most recently, Kelby helped formed and is the Producer for the MCT Spotlighters! Kelby has worked behind the scenes the last six years, most recently as Director for Clue On Stage and Technical Director for Seussical the Musical. Kelby was last seen on stage in 2018’s Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells as Herb. Kelby is the Communications Specialist for American National Insurance in Springfield, where he runs the corporate Facebook page, writes content for the company’s digital team and creates/maintains content strategies to improve the user experience and user interface design through his copywriting.
Toni Lorenz | Secretary & Planning Committee Chair
Toni has been with MCT for 15 years! Throughout the years, she has worked in a variety of roles, including being a set designer/builder/painter and Assistant Stage Manager for a few summer musicals. Most recently, Toni has worked behind the scenes as Co-Producer for Seussical the Musical and Clue On Stage. She has also been Crew Chief for Shrek: the Musical — where she was briefly on stage! — and the Props Manager and Co-Set Designer for Nunsense with her partner-in-crime, Sue Esquivel. Toni works as the receptionist at OCH Wellpointe Clinic in Marshfield. Toni is the mother of Karisa Wright (mother-in-law to Josh) and Kelby. She is also Noni to the two most precious grandbabies Callie Beth and Chloe Elizabeth, who she calls her princesses.
Rhonda Whitlock | Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair & Grant Writer
Rhonda works as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst at Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative in Marshfield. Married to Doug for 31 years and being the proud mom of Alyssa, Lauren, Deidra and Dylan has been the joy of her life. A long-time supporter of the theatre, Rhonda began her career at Marshfield High School under the direction of Greg Zeller. When MCT formed, Rhonda quickly jumped on board. She has been on stage with MCT for Music Man, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods and Beauty and the Beast to name a few. Behind stage, she has been a tech crew member for Forever Plaid and Par for the Corpse and has been Stage Manager for Nunsense and Clue On Stage.
Mike Dowler | Board Member & Facilities Manager
Mike has been with MCT for a long time. You may have seen Mike in shows like Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma and Hello, Dolly. Mike is starting his second term as a Director for MCT’s Board. He helps keep the rehearsal space running by making sure there are tools for jobs and even switching out the sink – and then back again! Mike is married to his wife Paula and is the father of Shelby and Stephanie.
Cindy Uchtman | Board Member & Box Office Manager
Cindy has been with MCT for over 15 years, working behind-the-scenes and in the box office for many shows. Cindy works at Custom Creations Landscaping & Lawn / Grass Roots Garden Center and Gifts, which are owned by her son Kevin and his wife Michelle. Cindy also has another son, Michael, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Angie Hoffman, Board Member
Angie has helped behind the scenes with multiple shows including Shrek the Musical, Annie, Charlotte’s Web and Aladdin, Jr. Outside of MCT, Angie is the Director of Audit & Compliance at CoxHealth. She is married to her wonderful husband Randy and they are the proud parents of Kaylee, Austin and Abigail.
Carolyn Billingsley, Education Director & Education Committee Chair
Carolyn Billingsley has been performing since the young age of 6 years old. Having grown up at Springfield Little Theatre in their YES Troupe and Pre-Professional Track programs, Carolyn discovered a love and passion for teaching children, as well as directing and producing theatre at a young age. Carolyn runs her own theatre company and is currently overseeing and expanding the Education Department at MCT as Education Director. She has performed in many productions, some of her favorites roles including Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Branson Regional Arts Council, Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show at Springfield Contemporary Theatre, and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical at MCT.
Sue Esquivel | Director of Development
Sue enjoys all parts of the shows and has been known to do any and all parts of the backstage show with few exceptions. You may have even seen Sue on stage for a few fleeting moments during Shrek: the Musical! Sue has pushed many of us to do new things while looking for our superpowers. Sue has been part of MCT for the last 16 years and dreams of the day MCT has a forever home. Sue is happily married to her husband Pete and is the mother of daughters: Makoto, Kelli and Kayla. She is also the grandmother of sweet Benjamin, who she loves to spoil rotten!
Christian Barnard | Technical Director & Young Professionals Chair
Christian Barnard works at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa where he oversees technical aspects and graphic design, as well as the music for the Contemporary service. He also runs sound and lights for theatre groups in Springfield and it’s surrounding cities. He most recently appeared on stage as The Cat in the Hat in MCT’s production of Seussical the Musical.
Majlin Johnson | Student Board Member & Student Representatives Chair
Majlin is a junior and is the daughter of Brandee and Deven Johnson. Her previous shows with MHS include Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, Zombie Prom, Newsies and Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye. She has also been in MCTs productions of Frozen Jr., Aladdin, Charlotte’s Web and Alice in Wonderland. She hopes to attend Southern Virginia University and major in Musical Theater or History.