About Us

Founded in the 1960s, Maumee Valley Civic Theatre (MVCT) is one of the oldest Arts organizations in Henry County.

What sets MVCT apart? Our focus on reaching out to our entire community and concentrating on our mission:

Maumee Valley Civic Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and educating the community through the performing arts.

Our goal is to help everyone in our community share in the excitement of participating in theatre—as actors, backstage crew, or audience members.

Our 2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Maumee Valley Civic Theater bylaws state that the affairs of the Theatre and the direction of its work and its programs are vested in a Board of Directors consisting of seven members, which include four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and Officers at Large elected for a 2 (two) year term. View MVCT ByLaws

Our 2024-2025 Board of Directors are:

President               Jeffrey Tonjes
Vice President    Melanie Cover
Secretary              TBD
Treasurer             Amanda Tonjes

Officers at Large
Nathan Keezer
Lydia Kuehner
Renita Kuehner
Tori Studer

Term ends: January 1, 2026

Jeffrey Tonjes
President

Jeffrey is currently the President of the Maumee Valley Civic Theater, a member of the Ohio Artist Professional Network, a ER and Outpatient Registration Clerk at the Henry County Hospital, and the Fountain City Amphitheater Coordinator in Bryan, OH. Jeffrey is a Napoleon native and a Napoleon High School graduate.  After graduation Jeffrey attended college at the DePaul University - Barat Campus in Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting and Directing and where he also studied Stage Management and Sound Design. After college, he opened a black box Theater company, Oracle Productions, with some of his college buddies in downtown Chicago. Jeffrey has directed Maumee Valley Civic Theater show which include The SpongeBob Musical, Willy Wonka, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Addam’s Family, Wizard of Oz and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Maumee Valley Civic Theater.

Some of his other favorite shows he has been a part of include The Three Penny Opera, Carmen, Charlotte’s Web, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Wizard of Oz, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Tempest just to name a few. He would like to thank the MVCT donors, advertisers, and patrons, for supporting local community theater. The Arts are super important in our community and without you, theater in our community and the arts would not be possible.
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Amanda Tonjes
Treasurer

Amanda grew up in Napoleon and is currently the Treasurer of the Maumee Valley Civic Theater. She has been a part of seven shows with Maumee Valley Civic Theater. Her theater credits include the The SpongeBob Musical, 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Willy Wonka, Seussical, and You’re a Goodman Charlie Brown. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and friends and enjoys helping plan the next show or event for MVCT.  She is a mom of two, Joey who is twelve and Sofia who is five.

Nathan Keezer
Officer at Large

Coming Soon!

Lydia Kuehner
Officer at Large

Coming Soon!

Renita Kuehner
Officer at Large

COMING SOON!

Tori Studer
Officer at Large

Coming Soon!