Our Mission

At SMCT, we believe that art is for everyone. We aim to provide the Northern Twin Cities area the opportunity to learn, grow, and create art together through the power of theater.

Our History

In 1993, a small band of singers and actors from St. Matthew Lutheran Church presented their first spring musical, a show written and directed by local middle school teacher, Keith Roberts.  As the word spread about this effort, the group grew to include children and teens from local schools, adults from the community, and within two years, Broadway musicals were being staged.  Today, the St. Matthew Community Theater has upwards of 80 people auditioning for yearly shows, draws participants from all over the Twin Cities and beyond, and includes a wide range of ages, from kindergarteners to those age 70 and beyond.  Our goal is to offer family-friendly shows for our community.  

Through these productions, many people have their very first stage experience, and gain confidence in acting, singing, dancing, and technical work with sound, lighting, building and painting.  Performance skills are sharpened in a warm and welcoming environment, and “community” is built as people not only work together, but are also cared for throughout the rehearsal process.  Service to the larger community is also organized with non-perishables collected for SACA (the local food shelf), food packing events with Feed My Starving Children, and special fundraisers for an orphanage in Liberia and a weekend food program in locals schools, Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story).

This video highlights the friendship, music, and magic that make our Theater Community wonderful.