McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) was incorporated with the State of Texas in January 2003 by a group of local amateur actors who have worked together for several years to present plays and musicals in a community theater format. Each fall, MRT opens a new season of plays at the McKinney Performing Arts Center and hosts other special events including "McKinney Has Talent" (a local talent show) and the "Broadway Bound" Children's Summer Musical Program.
MRT’s Young Actors Guild was established by MRT in 2009 with the goal of helping children and teens learn how important their endeavors are whether onstage, behind the curtain or as supporters of the arts, and to offer youth the opportunity to become involved. Call 972-542-1603 for more information on either group.
The McKinney Repertory Theatre receives partial funding for its productions through the City of McKinney Arts Commission.
McKinney Community Band
Comprising roughly 50 regular players, this gathering of volunteer musicians rehearses each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Open to all adult musicians (over 18 years old), the band performs various concerts throughout the year. Free public concerts are held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, in addition to other performances throughout the year.
The band two satellite groups, the McKinney Dance Band and the McKinney Flute Choir. The McKinney Community Band (MCB) and its satellite groups are partially funded by the McKinney Arts Commission with other funds coming from membership dues and private donations.
Four Funny Females
This comedy troupe performs three to four shows a season at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater – “bringing comedy to the courthouse!” The clean show is safe for most ages as these funny ladies provide a comedy club atmosphere far from the big city.
Previously the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, the McKinney Philharmonic is dedicated to deepening, strengthening and broadening its relationship with the communities it serves through music. Founded in Denton in 2012, McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra consists of professional classical musicians from the DFW area.