Welcome to our 2021-2022 Season

Since 1972, Mary Moody Northen Theatre (MMNT) has stood at the center of the St. Edward's University professional theater training program, providing opportunities for students to work side-by-side with practicing professional theater artists and producing work designed to inspire artists and audiences alike.
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Students performing A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Students performing On The Verge.

MMNT is one of the few undergraduate theaters in the country operating a full season in association with Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union representing American actors and stage managers in the theatre. Through our AEA affiliation, MMNT provides student actors and stage managers professional mentoring opportunities and points toward professional union membership while challenging them to work at the highest professional level.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Directed by Rick Roemer
Musical Director Susan Finnigan

Feb. 24 - Mar. 6, 2022
*no performance February 26

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Follow 6 eclectic mid-pubescent bee contestants as they vie for the coveted county championship and struggle to avoid the soul-crushing ‘ding’ of the bell that will send them home. This Tony-Award-winning musical is a hilarious and charming tale with a vibrant score. Winning isn’t everything, and losing does not necessarily make you a loser. Based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin, with music and lyrics by William Finn.

                                                                   “Endearing.” - The Evening Standard                                                     


The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, guest artists and community is our highest priority. We continue to actively monitor public health recommendations from local, state and national authorities and work closely with the St. Edward’s University administration and Actors' Equity Association to determine how upcoming events may be impacted. Please note that performance dates or modalities may be subject to change.
Current health and safety measures include symptom screening, face coverings, distancing and reduced seating capacity. 


Wondering what we have been up to through these wild and crazy times? 
check out this little bit of loveliness from our Pippin cast. 
And here is the Austin American Statesman review of Twelfth Night, our first foray back to a full live production (April 2021). 

Want to learn more about MMNT's mainstage productions? Read the Austin Chronicle review of The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time or the BroadwayWorld Austin review of the same show. See the Austin Chronicle and Broadway World Austin reviews of Spring Awakening. You can also read reviews of The Three Musketeers from the Austin Chronicle and Broadway World Austin, the Broadway World and Austin Chronicle reviews of Men On Boats, and the Broadway World Austin review of Middletown. We look forward to seeing you at MMNT!

If you are in a position to donate and would like to help, thank you. We deeply appreciate your support, and you can find the donation link here: http://bit.ly/mmnt_donate

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association and is a TCG Member Theatre.