Monumental Theatre Company is a new professional nonprofit theatre company in the DC area run by Jimmy Mavrikes, Michael Windsor, and Beth Amann. In their senior year at Catholic University Beth and Jimmy ran the student run theatre company, CenterStage. They met with Michael and shared dreams of running a theatre company together.
Monumental Theatre Company is actually formerly known as Limelight Theatre Company which produced The Last Five Years in 2010. This would be their final production. Limelight Theatre Company director Jay D. Brock, professor at Catholic University offered the three the chance to run this company since all of the former Limelight Board of Directors found other interests. Professor Brock said he saw ambition and potential in the young trio and wanted to see someone making use of the nonprofit.
Our theatre company’s mission is to present socially significant theatrical material that is both thought provoking and emotionally striking to every audience member. By definition monumental means, “great in importance, extent, or size.”Our goal is to produce works that are significant, reach a wide variety of theatre goers, and to develop a presence that continues to grow in and aid in the growth of the D.C. community.
In the future we hope to produce new works as well as rethought classics.
Monumental Theatre Company’s first show is Sex Swap: A Gender Bender Cabaret, which will be held at Cobalt on R Street NW on March 6, 2015 at 7 pm. The cabaret is meant to fundraise for an operating budget for the theatre. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Donations are welcome and tax deductible.
The cabaret features a cast of fifteen of DC’s most talented performers including:
Ines Nassara Crossing (Signature) and Hair (Keegan Theatre, 2015 Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical).
Nurney. The Little Mermaid (Olney Theatre), several productions at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, including the HH nominated Memphis and Spamalot.
Ryan Patrick Welsh. Hair (Keegan Theatre, 2015 Best Ensemble HH nomination)
Farrell Parker was seen at Arena Stage in Fiddler on the Roof. Other credits include Bat Boy at 1st Stage (HH nomination Best Ensemble, DCMetro TheaterArts Honor for Best Supporting Actress Honor) and The Full Monty at Keegan Theatre.
Christian Montgomery has been seen in Hair at The Keegan Theatre (HH nomination Best Ensemble), Memphis (HH Best Ensemble nomination), and Mary Poppins at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
Emily Lentz was seen in Grease at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Beaches at Signature Theatre.
Matt Greenfield most recently seen in The Little Mermaid at Olney Theatre and Shrek at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.
Rounding out the cast includes RJ Pavel, Beth Amann, Stephanie Leonardi, Erica Clare, Hasani Allen, Timmy Metzner and Aaren Keith.
The show features songs features popular music as well as hit tunes from the stage. Grab a drink from the bar while we serenade you. Hosted by the one and only Ryan Patrick Welsh, the night is sure to be fun.
Purchase your tickets here. Buy in advance to save $5!