An Update from our Board of Directors


Dear Friends,

The Marietta Center for the Arts: Home of Susquehanna Stage will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020. Currently scheduled performances, classes, and rehearsals will be postponed to a later date to be determined. By postponing and closing the Marietta Center for the Arts, we are following the lead of our local, state, and federal governments as well as the recommendations of the Department of Health and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). It is our goal to keep everyone as healthy as possible and do our part in not spreading the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and follow CDC recommendations in regard to the safety and health of all patrons, staff, and volunteers. 

Current ticket holders for the remaining performances of THE LAST FIVE YEARS will be contacted and have the opportunity to keep their tickets for the future scheduled show, or receive a ticket voucher for any production in our 2020 season. Ticket donations to our theater will also be gratefully accepted.

Although our lights on stage will go dark, the spirit of the arts in Marietta will remain burning brightly. We thank all of our patrons, actors, and volunteers for their support and understanding over the next two weeks. We will provide updates regarding our show postponement and building closure through our email list and social media accounts. 

This is a difficult time for all of us—financially and emotionally. We wish you the best and thank you for your continued support of our education programs and Susquehanna Stage theater productions. 

Staff and Board of Directors at the Marietta Center for the Arts.

ONLINE Audition Announcement: Children of Eden

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Wolf’s extended Stay at Home Order, the up-coming auditions for Children of Eden will now be held online from the comfort of your own home! Although future developments are unknown at this date, we are optimistically and fervently working toward our Grand Summer Theatre production of Children of Eden, scheduled to run July 24-August 9, 2020. 

The online audition process is simple – you can complete an audition form, upload a resume and submit your audition video right from your phone or computer!  

Director Jim Johnson, Sharon Boyer (Musical Director), and Melissa Goodling (Choreographer) are looking for a tight adult ensemble cast of 20-25 energetic and versatile performers (ages 17 and up), and a Children’s Ensemble of 12 (ages 5-16).

Video submissions for both adults and children can be uploaded starting Wednesday, April 1 through Monday, April 20th. Call backs and final casting will be at a time and place to be determined; as our current restriction warrants.

Arts Alive! Summer Camp

The Marietta Center for the Arts will host Arts Alive! Summer Camp for two separate session.

Each week will focus on art-centered activities such as acting, dance, music, material art, costumes, and even a guided nature walk.

The goal of Arts Alive Summer Camp is to give students the tools to learn and expand their knowledge of the arts and allow them the freedom to express themselves in a fun, emotionally and physically safe environment.

Dates & Times:     

Session 1: June 22 – 26
Session 2: August 17 – 21

Volunteer, Perform on Stage, Join the Crew, Sponsor & Advertise

Get involved!

A new era for the arts in Marietta, PA is here and we want you to get in on the fun! The Marietta Center for the Arts (MCA) was established by the Susquehanna Stage Company in August of 2018. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our goal is to provide a community gathering place and offer art-centered performances and educational benefits to the community. At the MCA, we continue to offer high-caliber stage productions from Susquehanna Stage while expanding the arts within the growing community of Marietta. In addition to onstage performances you can find year-round, art-focused classes available to kids, teens & adults of all ages at the MCA  – there are even plans for event space rentals in the future! Learn more about what we do and how to get involved!

The Marietta Center for the Arts (MCA) is the first performing arts center in Marietta, Pennsylvania. Located in historic downtown Marietta, the MCA offers high-caliber stage productions from Susquehanna Stage while expanding the arts within the growing community. In addition to onstage performances, the primary goal of the Marietta Center for the Arts is to provide a community gathering place and to offer art-centered educational benefits to the community. Year-round classes such as dance, acting, music, crafting, and art are available to kids, teens, and adults of all ages! Starting in 2020 the Marietta Center for the Arts will also provide a beautiful space to rent for any event you can dream: corporate meetings, rehearsal space, bridal showers, paint & wine nights, social galas, fundraisers, baby showers, and more!

Check out our Education Programs & Susquehanna Stage’s 2020 Season. There are lots of exciting events happening at the MCA in 2020!



Sponsored by the Eater Foundation.

The Eater Theater is our main stage auditorium, where we host our larger-scale productions. The theatre, sponsored by the Eater Foundation, is partially renovated and fully operational as of our Grand Summer Theatre production EVITA this past July 2019. Stay tuned as further renovations are completed for 2020 with updated seating and a tech booth!


Enjoy the best of space and function combined.

Our secondary stage is located in the heart of our Gallery space. With floor and balcony seating, this intimate and elegant stage will host concept productions, staged readings and live music. The space will also be available to rent and host other special events!

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