Performing Arts Club
Mines Little Theatre
The only fully student-run performing arts club on campus with multiple performance & tech opportunities throughout the semester.
How to participate
At the start of each semester, come to our audition days! They are cold-read & walk-in, so there’s no need to prepare a monologue or make an appointment.
We also have performance showcases throughout the year. You can perform anything, including singing, skits, monologues, talent demonstrations, etc.
We have technical theatre meetings twice a week. The time commitment is what you make of it! Other than our division leads, you are able to help whenever works for you, in whatever area you are interested in. As always, we need extra help in the 2 weeks before a performance!
We have social meetings multiple times throughout the semester! Free food, movie nights, board games, climbing meetups, the possibilities are endless. You can come to these even if you haven’t been involved in the club before!
Auditioning soon: Aug 29 & Sept 1
7-10PM in Marquez 222 & 226
Too Fabulous to Fail
By: Don Zolidis
Directed By: Elijah Mt.Castle & Martis James-RivenelL
Stage Manager: Chris Stone
It’s a tale as old as time: an aspiring actress from a small town arrives in New York City to pursue her goal of performing on Broadway. Along the way, however, she somehow finds herself temping at a financial firm and chasing after the man of her dreams. Also, she happens to seize control of that company and run it into the ground while fleeing from the police, immigration officials, and guys dressed up in Elmo costumes. A wild and crazy almost-musical comedy about the dangers of reaching for your dreams.
Auditioning Soon: Aug 29 & Sept 1
7-10PM in Marquez 222 & 226
By: John Cariani
Directed By: Allison Palmer
Stage Manager: Alicia Dante
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost – not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness – experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Join a Community of Mines students
Mines Little Theatre had more than 70 of our members participate in performances & events last semester. Our crew size is small enough that there’s always a way to help out, and our casts are small while giving everyone an opportunity to perform. In the fall we have two shows with an average cast size of 12, and in the spring we have a musical with 20-30 performers. Showcase size can vary.