A Note from Maumee Valley Civic Theater President


Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) has been impacting Northwest Ohio and Henry County for the past 60+ years and we know that you value the performing arts and enriching the community just as much as we do. 

MVCT is committed to bringing high-quality entertainment to Henry County, but we hope to provide so much more than that. We truly want to engage our town’s residents and to foster community service through the arts. MVCT’s goal is to create an environment that encourages and nurtures community participation, thus enabling the arts to thrive! We have big plans for you and our community, but we need your help!

MVCT is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. We rely on box-office proceeds, advertisers, and the generous support of individuals, like you, who recognize the importance of enriching your family and community through the arts. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community—strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times. Arts improve individual well-being.

But don’t plan only to come and see our shows. A great discovery this year has been our potential to make our community even better. This year we will be reimagining the Henry County Christmas Parade, adding a Haunted Trail and hosting our first Obstacle Trail Run. MVCT has a bright future ahead of us and we look forward to having Henry County with us all the way.

We thank you for your continued support through your ticket purchases, volunteer help and your financial donations. We would not be here without you. THANK YOU to everyone who helps make the Maumee Valley Civic Theater great!

Check out our Season Brochure where you will find more information regarding MVCT, 2022-2023 sponsorship, and your benefits for supporting MVCT. Here’s to a bright future for Maumee Valley Civic Theater and the ARTS in Henry County!

Warm Regards,

Jeffrey A. Tonjes
MVCT President

Our 2022-2023 Season

The Haunted Trail and Kids Treat Trail
October 28-29, 2022

This year MVCT will be hosting a Haunted Trail and KidsTreat Trail. This interactive theater experience will have you walking through some of Oakwood Park’s most haunted trails. If the trails are to scary for you we will have a KidsTreat Trail at select times.Are You Ready for The Trail? Tell your Friends...More Importantly, Tell Your Enemies... Come out to The Haunted Trail...We dare you..


Pumpkin & Kids Festival
November 5, 2022

This year MVCT will be hosting a fall festival - Pumpkin & Kids Festival on November 5, 2022, from 3:00PM- 10:00 PM in downtown Napoleon. Our Pumpkin & Kids Festival will be filled with family-friendly games, activities, live music, food, a live stream of the OSU game on a big screen(depending on game time), andbeer. This Saturday festival will rapidly become a can not miss,family fall event every year – so don’t miss it this year!

Live Music - Kids Activities - Food - OSU Game - Beer


MVCT Annual Meeting
November 20, 2022

Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) will hold its Annual Meeting on November 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM at The Country Gourmet (132 W Washington St, Napoleon, OH 43545). This meeting will include updates on the organizations and their MVCT Awards. Awards will spotlight those voted on by their fellow cast member along with community members and finalized by the MVCT Board who have gone above and beyond to support MVCT. Awards include Best Actor in a Musical, Supporting Actor, Rising Star, MVCT Lifetime Achievement, 2022 Friend of MVCT, 2022 Service Award, and more.


The Henry County Christmas Parade
December 3, 2022

Our president, Jeffrey Tonjes and the Board of the Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT)is excited and honored to be organizing the Henry County Tradition of the annual Henry County Christmas Parade! This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, beginning at the Henry County Fairgrounds at5pm. The parade will end at the Courthouse, where we will be acknowledging the Snow Prince and Princess winners. We hope that the big man, Santa Claus will also make an appearance as we light up the Christmas tree.


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James and the Giant Peach
March 9-12, 2023

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends!An incredible journey! By the time the play is over, much is revealed–the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision ofmany when they are faced with crises. This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter, a boy who dreams of escape from his life and his fearsome aunts is based on the famous children’s book written by Roald Dahl. Appropriate for all ages.


Easter Bunny Visitation
March 25 and April 1, 2023

The one and only Easter Bunny will be visiting Henry County again this year! You will have the opportunity to visit and get your photo with the bunny! This event is for all ages.


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Mother Daughter American Girl Doll Tea Party
April 15, 2023

The Mother Daughter American Girl Tea Party will once again be hosted by the team that has brought it to you for the past 6 years. So, put on your fanciest attire and celebrate the girls in your life by attending the special and unique event. Tickets go on sale on March 1, 2023, and are available until they sell out. This event is for all ages.


Obstacle Trail Run
May 13, 2023

Join MVCT with their first-ever Obstacle Trail Run!! Whether you are a novice runner or just want to have fun, this Obstacle Trail Run is for you! Our goat-
your-own pace trail run will be sure to test you and your friends!


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
July 27-30 and August 4-5, 2023

“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads, to country-western and calypso. Appropriate for all ages.


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Download our 2022-2023 Season Brochure