On Stage

The Ark docks at MDT


HILLSBORO — Up next in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 24th anniversary season will be the exciting Off-Broadway musical, The Ark, opening at 6:30 p.m. Friday and running through Oct. 11.

Featuring an intimate cast, and a beautiful score, MDT audiences will board Noah’s Ark, where they will meet the beloved prophet, and his cherished family, all floating toward an unknown fate.

A fresh take on a familiar tale, it is the story of how one family learns to brave life’s rough waters by sticking together. Michael McLean, the renowned composer of more than 20 best-selling albums, gives us an incredibly uplifting score, ranging from pop to gospel. With songs that will have you dancing in the “isles,” and one of the most adventurous stories ever told, The Ark proves that, just like the waters, the depth of human emotion knows no bounds.

The Ark will be directed and choreographed by MDT Artistic Director Jeremy Littlejohn, with music direction by John D. Phillips of Indianapolis, who has been performing and music directing with the company since 2011, most recently as Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!, and musical director of The Little Mermaid and Little Women. The production features a wealth of both fresh and familiar faces, including returning alumni Travis Bird of Decatur, Jacob Clanton of Arkansas, Martin Flowers of Nappanee, Lauren Morgan of New York and Don Hart of Columbia City as Noah. Joining them will be MDT newcomers Sarah Leigh Beason of Michigan, Regina Harbour of Alabama and Jennifer Barnaba of Ohio as Egyptus, all of whom are making their MDT debut.

The Ark opens Friday and runs through Oct. 11, with weekday and Saturday matinees seating for dinner at noon and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances seat for dinner at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. and Sunday twilight with seating for dinner at 5 p.m. and curtain at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or by visiting our website at www.myersdt.com. Performance dates vary, so consult our online calendar for show dates and times. Theatre prices are $44 for dinner and theatre, $32 for students (ages 4-18), and show-only for $30.

Prices do not include taxes and handling fee.

The remainder of the 2020 season includes Arsenic and Old Lace, and at the holidays, Hollywood, Hearth & Home. Group pricing and bus parking are also available.

Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water St., Hillsboro and offers handicap accessibility.