About Us


Formed in 1982 by a collective of actors, Mountain Community Theater (MCT) is Santa Cruz County’s longest continuously running community theater company, which puts on live theatrical performances featuring and tailored to people living in the San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County, and beyond. MCT is a member-run non-profit organization that relies on support from its performances, season subscribers, and royalties from its own company-created script, Miracle on 34th Street, the Play.

Vision Statement
Mountain Community Theater is dedicated to maintaining a spirit of creativity, collaboration and fun in all that we do. We produce plays and events that are recognized for their artistic excellence and taken as a whole, our productions are financially self-sustaining. Our seasoned artisans provide an environment that embraces and encourages the artistic growth of aspiring future thespians.

Miracle on 34th Street, The Play
For more about this production’s history, go to Our Miracle

Past Productions
See the list

2020 Board of Directors
President: Peter Gelblum
Vice President: Kathie Kratochvil
Treasurer: Janie Leifhelm
Secretary: Mitch Plott
Park Hall Coordinator: Albert Kent

Arts Council Associates: Steve Edmonds, Rita Wadsworth
Box Office Manager: Ann McCormick
Costume Coordinator: Kathie Kratochvil
House Manager Coordinator: Delle Townsend
Miracle Committee Chair: Rita Wadsworth
Play Selection Committee Chair: Kathie Kratochvil
Publicity Coordinator: Scott Deal
Social Media Coordinator: Alaina Boys
Subscriber Relations: Michele Estrin-Gelblum
Technical Director: Mark Hoagland
Ticketing Manager: Ann McCormick
Volunteer Coordinator: Wendy Edmonds
Website Manager: Nat Robinson
Graphic Designer: Alie Mac