Welcome To Our 48th Annual 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.

MMNT is one of the few undergraduate theaters in the country operating in association with Actors’ Equity Association, providing student actors and stage managers the ability to earn points toward professional union membership, and challenging them to work at the highest professional level. Come share in the fun and excitement of theatre on the hilltop.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, guest artists and community is our highest priority. We are actively monitoring public health recommendations from local, state and national authorities and working closely with the St. Edward’s University administration to determine how upcoming events may be impacted. To that end, we have crafted an exciting season that embraces our long-standing commitment to excellence, student development and wonderful storytelling while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We are dipping our toe in with virtual performances and carefully expanding as safety allows. Please note that performance dates may be subject to change.


Are you ready for LIVE theater (albeit physically distanced)?!?!

Note: 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

TWELFTH NIGHT, or What You Will

By William Shakespeare

April 16 - 25, 2021

Shakespeare’s delightful comedy brings just what the doctor ordered at the end of the spring semester – poetry, music, romance, sword fighting and mistaken identity under the stars at our temporary outdoor playing area. Bring your blanket and enjoy the return of live, in-person performance on the hilltop with plenty of space between patrons. Count Orsino is mad for the Countess Olivia and demands his manservant (Viola, in disguise) deliver his missives of love. What could possibly go wrong, you ask? Come see. 

"Boundlessly funny."
– The Guardian

*We look forward to seeing you in person, outdoors, for Twelfth Night. Please note that reservations are required. Patrons will be asked to follow all campus health and safety protocols, including symptom screening, masks and physical distancing, as a requirement for event admission. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe.*

Reserve Your Twelfth Night Tickets HERE!


Book by Roger O. Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Music Direction by Susan Finnigan


Covid-willing, we will be back - we hope in the arena - , and back with most of the team who were set to present this beautiful show before the world turned upside down. This special addition to the season is a celebration of the power of love and a promise for the future. Morning glow, by your light...

With an infectiously unforgettable score from musical theater giant Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of one man’s journey to find his Corner of the Sky and true source of happiness. Since its 1972 Broadway debut, Pippin has garnered 23 Tony nominations and four Tony Awards, including Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Lighting and Best Musical Revival. 48 years later, this magical musical continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

“Astonishing.... Dazzling and awe-inspiring.”
– The New York Times

Want a hint of things to come? Check out this little bit of loveliness from our Pippin cast. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Want to know more about our recent 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 Austn 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!

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