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How It All Started

In 1977, a small group of motivated Lorain volunteers organized to form an organization that would provide musical theater opportunities in the summer months for not only school age children, but also adult theater enthusiasts. The intent was to create a quality, educational experience for the participants, while adding cultural value to our local community. This was the inception of Lorain Community Music Theater.


Since that time, Lorain Community Music Theater (LCMT) a 501c3 arts organization, has presented professional quality community musical theater productions each summer to the citizens of Lorain and beyond. From its first show of "My Fair Lady" at the original Lorain High School, area performers and volunteers have diligently worked, with support from local business and citizens alike, to give our area a taste of 'Broadway' each summer.


Literally thousands of people of all backgrounds have been given the opportunity to have an enriched theater experience by either performing on stage, assisting in the production, volunteering as Board Members, or providing general assistance to being our productions to life. This was the dream of the original founders, and it continues ever stronger to this day.


Charter Members: Ann Mesendik Jensen, Sharon Herzer, Marlene Koethe, Clarice Miraldi Larimore, Dr. Charles Nunley, Luis Sanchez.

Our Show History

1977: My Fair Lady

1978: Oliver

1979: Mame

1980: Oklahoma​

1981: Guys-N-Dolls

1982: Student Prince

1983: No, No, Nanette

1984: Pirates of Penzance

1985: South Pacific

1986: Camelot

1987: The Music Man

1988: 42nd Street

1989: Annie

1990: Brigadoon

1991: The King and I

1992: Anything Goes

1993: Gypsy

1994: Big River

1995: Guys-N-Dolls

1996: Damn Yankees

1997: The Will Rogers Follies

1998: Fiddler on the Roof

1999: Jesus Christ Superstar

2000: Sound of Music

2001: South Pacific

2002: And the World Goes 'Round (Spring)

2002: Bye Bye Birdie (Summer)

2003: Annie Get Your Gun

2004: West Side Story

2005: Crazy For You

2006: The King and I

2007: Hello, Dolly!

2008: Beauty and the Beast

2009: A Chorus Line

2010: Joseph... Technicolor Dreamcoat

2011: CHICAGO the musical

2012: HAIRSPRAY, the Broadway musical

2013: Annie

2014: The Music Man

2015: Mary Poppins

2016: Into The Woods

2017: Little Mermaid

2018: Anything Goes

2019: The Producers

2020: Production Cancelled (Covid-19)

2021: Production Cancelled (Covid-19)

2022: SHREK the Musical


2024: 9 to 5 The Musical


Engaging with the Community



LCMT Board Members presented the 'Godspell Delight' at the 21st Annual Zero Proof Mix-Off at Lorain County Community College. Sponsored by Lorain County Public Health, it was an opportunity to provide non-alcoholic party drinks for designated drivers.

Each year Lorain Community Music Theater invites area high school choirs to perform 'songs of the season' onstage, usually

the first Monday in December. With approximately 150 vocalists,

it is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season!


The Festival of Carols will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023 at the Lorain Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7:30 pm.  Featured Choirs: Firelands HS, Lake Ridge Academy, Lorain HS, Firelands HS, Oberlin Choristers, and Oberlin HS.  Admission is $5, payable at the door.

With Covid-19 in high gear, Lorain Community Music Theater was unable to produce an annual summer musical in 2020 and 2021. Not to be deterred, a group of ambitious volunteers produced "Back to Broadway: A Virtual Cabaret", a Live Facebook Event in July 2021. Fourteen vocalists donated their time and energy (in a socially-distanced environment) to perform songs to celebrate our 40+ years of musical entertainment.

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