About MTH

HISTORY
Music Theater Heritage (MTH) was founded in 1997 by George Harter as a vehicle to syndicate his award-winning radio show, “A Night on the Town.”

In 2003 MTH began producing live shows on a loading dock at the historic Belger Arts Center in downtown Kansas City. In 2007 Crown Center approached MTH about producing shows in its newly constructed, 240 seat theater.

Today MTH operates as a fully professional performing arts center, focusing on music, theater, and the heritage of both. MTH welcomes nearly 50,000 people annually to Crown Center and houses three theatrical stages, production facilities, two studio spaces, and two public lobbies.

MISSION
MTH is an innovative and imaginative professional musical theater organization – dedicated to the appreciation and historical understanding of the American musical theater and its contributions to our culture. We both entertain and educate current and future generations, with persistent focus on diversity and inclusion, for today’s performing talent and tomorrow’s developing artists.

Make your visit to MTH more than just a show

Whether it be the elegant and evocative bar at The Grand Theater, or the comfy and casual bar outside The Ruby Room and The Main Stage, our full bar curates cocktails specifically for each production!

Plan a visit

MTH is located on the third floor of the Crown Center Shops (2450 Grand Blvd KCMO, 64108) in downtown Kansas City. We offer free, covered parking, as well as drop-off areas for large groups and buses out front. Next door is the Westin Crown Center Hotel as well as the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel (connected via “The Link” 2 blocks away).

Box office Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-6pm
Open until performance time
on Performance Days

FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. No such thing as a dumb one, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know!

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Our Team

We are a diverse bunch of artists and administrators bound and determined to support and uplift our community.

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Work with us

Auditions

Season auditions are typically held in December.

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Volunteer

MTH depends on volunteers for a variety of things from ushering to assisting with summer camps. If you’re looking to make a difference, let us know!

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Internships

2024 MTH summer internships have been filled. Look for info about 2025 internships later this year. 

Careers

We’re always looking to strengthen our team!

Bartender/Cocktail Server

Job Title: Bartender
Status: Non-Exempt, Part time

Summary: The position of bartender consists of mixing and serving drinks and occasionally food to patrons, directly or through wait staff.

To learn more and apply, CLICK HERE

Patron Services Associate

Status: Non-Exempt, Part time

Summary: The Patron Services Associate is responsible for providing an exceptional Front of House experience to the patrons of Music Theater Heritage and Special Events in the MTH Theaters.

To learn more and apply, CLICK HERE

Designers

We are always looking for talented designers to collabortae with. If you are a scenic, costume, lighting, or sound designer interested in designing for MTH, please send all resumes, portfolios, and websites to Emily Shackelford, Artistic Associate at Emily@mthkc.com.

Feedback

We always appreciate hearing from our patrons. As a non-profit organization oftentimes our most powerful ally is word-of-mouth support form the generous and supportive audiences who attend our shows. If you have a moment, we would greatly appreciate it if you would post a review of MTH on our Facebook page or fill out the form here. Thank you for your continued support, and thank you for supporting live Theater in Kansas City!

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