The cast of Spamalot, led by Scott Boyer as King Arthur, in the closing scene of "Camelot"


Film Night

MAT's last film of this season is BOYCHOIR.

BOYCHOIR is a drama the whole family can enjoy: the story of a gifted eleven-year old boy who must struggle against the odds to find his voice.

When his mother is killed in a car accident, Stet, 11, who grew up in Texas, is sent to an East Coast musical boarding school.

Angry about how his life has wound up, Stet doesn't get along with Choirmaster Carvelle (Dustin Hoffman), who is an old-fashioned disciplinarian. But Carvelle hears Stet sing, so he pushes him to use his talent to get his feelings out through his music.

This film screens on Wednesday, May 6, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets go on sale at the Orillia Galaxy Cinemas beginning at 3 p.m. on the day of screening.

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MAT announces an exciting new addition to our regular theatrical season this year.   On Friday June 5, Saturday June 6, and Sunday 7th, 2015 MAT will show case two new one act plays by local playwrights Jim Lewis and Dawn Hanley.    The Anniversary by Jim Lewis is a romantic comedy about assumptions, misunderstandings and the ensuing fun!  The second play The Coffee Break by Dawn Hanley, follows the story of two shipyard workers who debate the dangers of their line of work during a coffee break.  The shows will be held in our newly converted performance space at 12 Brammer Drive, Orillia.  Tickets are $15 per person and will include a delicious tart plus coffee or tea at intermission.  Show time will be 7:30 on June 5 and 6th  and at 2:00 p.m. on June 7th.   Only 120 tickets will be available for all three shows – so hurry and get yours early!  Be a part of history and be among the first to see live theatre in our new space.  Contact us at for tickets.


The MAT Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to community theatre through their direct involvement with MAT.  This year MAT is proud to present MAT Awards to Jim Lewis, Yvonne Lacey (posthumously) and Jackson Spear (posthumously).  Their hard work and dedication led to quality community theatre enjoyed by many!  MAT Awards will be presented on the opening night of Two Plays and a Tart, Friday June 5 at 7:30 p.m.




2015-2016 Season

Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation (MAT) is thrilled to announce its 2015-2016 season!

Next year we are offering one of our most diverse seasons yet. From the funny but poignant musical/comedy You’ll Get Used to It!..The War Show, to the thriller Wait Until Dark , and ending with the national debut of The Night Alive, it will be a season to remember.

With all that variety, however, we are sticking to what we are all about: plays that entertain, challenge, and delight, while giving us something to think about.



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