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 & Membership Chair

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 years, performing and helping in a variety of shows over the years. He has worked behind the scenes the last six years, most recently as Director for Clue On Stage and a Technical Institute Instructor for 101 Dalmatians KIDS!. Kelby was last seen on stage in 2021’s production of Mamma Mia! as Eddie and in 2018’s production of Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells as Herb before that. Kelby is a User Experience Specialist for American National Insurance in Springfield, where he helps develop the company’s digital platforms to provide a more efficient and painless experience for their clients, writes content for the company’s digital team and creates/maintains content strategies.

Toni Lorenz | Secretary & Planning Committee Chair

Toni has been with MCT for 18 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 - Facilities Manager

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 - Business Manager

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.

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.