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.
2021 MCT Board Nominees
We are right under one month out from our annual meeting, which means it is time to announce our slate of board nominees. The proposed group of board members will be voted on by active MCT members during the annual meeting.
The slate of officers
President: Amber Brand
Vice President: Kelby Lorenz
Secretary: Toni Lorenz
Treasurer: Rhonda Whitlock
Director (3-year term): Angie Hoffman
Director (2-year term): Mike Dowler
Director (1-year term): Cindy Uchtman
Student Board Member: Majlin Johnson
Note: The current MCT Board of Directors notes the familial relationship between nominees Kelby and Toni Lorenz. While this is not prohibited under Robert’s Rules of Order or federal/state law, the 2021 Board of Directors will do everything needed to make sure this relationship is accurately reflected to the appropriate governing organizations and in conducting MCT business.
With COVID-19 still restricting gathering sizes, we are offering current members the chance to vote ahead of the annual meeting. If you would like to vote absentee, please send an email to email@example.com by Nov. 30.
Meet our 2020 Board of Officers & Committee Chairs
Amber Brand | President
Amber has been with MCT for several years now and is excited to be president in 2020. 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.
Danielle Boggs | Vice President, Education Committee Chair
Danielle’s daughter and mother-in-law pulled her into MCT 9 years ago and she has enjoyed every minute! Danielle has been on the directorial team of several children’s productions, including School House Rock, Jr., Honk, Jr. and Charlotte’s Web. Danielle also recently worked as the Assistant Director for Seussical the Musical in 2019 and has been heavily involved in MCT’s Haunted Houses. Danielle has served as the Webster County Public Administrator since 2013. She is married to Robbie Boggs and has three amazing daughters, Daphne, Delilah, and Juliet.
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.
Monica Robinson | Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Monica just recently started working with MCT a few years ago but has loved her time with them so far! Monica has helped behind-the-scenes in a few children’s shows and became Treasurer for the Board of Directors in 2019. She works as the Finance Director for the City of Marshfield during the day and has been known to tackle long-distance runs in her spare time. Monica is also the mother of four daughters – Alcyone, Zandra, Alethea and Addy.
Sue Esquivel | President Ex-Officio
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 runs Miss Sue’s Daycare in her home during the day, loving the time she gets to spend time with the kiddos and teach them every day. Sue is happily married to her husband Pete and is the mother of two daughters: Kelli and Kayla. She is also the grandmother of sweet Benjamin, who she loves to spoil rotten!
Mike Dowler | Director, 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 | Director, 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 2 great-grandchildren.
Jon White | Director
Jon has been working with MCT on and off stage for a few years now. He has been in five murder mysteries: Karaoke Killer, Mile High Murder, Arthur Randal’s Friends and Family Reunion, Par for the Corpse and, most recently, End of Our Lives. He was also on stage as Sheldon in Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Jon has also helped build and acted in three of MCT’s Haunted Houses and has been on the tech team with Jungle Book, Jr. and Charlotte’s Web. He has been married to his wife Olena for 38 years and together they raise their 10-year-old grandson Shelby.
Michaela Bledsoe | Student Board Member
Michaela is joining the 2020 Board of Directors as the student board member to be a liaison between MCT and the Marshfield High School Theatre/Speech and Debate Departments. Michaela has been a soundboard operator for some of MCT’s recent shows, including Seussical the Musical, Annie and Clue On Stage. Michaela also works and performs as a horse rider with the Southern Sweethearts Performance Team in Fair Grove, Missouri.
Kelby Lorenz | Marketing Team Lead
Kelby has been an active member of MCT for 15 years, performing and helping in a variety of shows over the years. Most recently, Kelby helped formed and is the Executive 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.
Rhonda Whitlock | 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.