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About Us

Mounds View

Theater Company

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Mounds View Theater Company is a high school theater department that produces three shows each year. Our productions include a fall play, a winter student-directed play, and a spring musical. Our students are dedicated to delivering quality performances that entertain and inspire our audiences.

At Mounds View Theater Company, we believe in the power of theater to bring people together and create meaningful experiences. We are committed to providing a supportive and creative environment for our students to learn and grow as performers. Join us for our upcoming productions and experience the magic of live theater.

Artistic Staff

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Matthew van Bruggen
Director & Advisor

Mr. V is the District Performance Facilities Manager with Mounds View Public Schools

Mr. V has worked with several theatre arts organizations, including the Minnesota Fringe Festival, The Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, NY), and Hennepin Theatre Trust. Before accepting the director role for Mounds View, he was the assistant director at Irondale High School. Mr. V holds a Bachelor’s degree in Live and Performing Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. 

Emma Hoyhtya
Assistant Director, Fall Play

Emma is also the Director of the Chippewa Musical!

Bio coming soon

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Sarah Waller
Music Director, Spring Musical

Ms. Waller is the 9-12th grade choir director at Mounds View High School.

In addition, Ms. Waller directs the before school choral ensembles.

Ms. Waller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Originally from Eden Prairie, MN, she worked in Central Minnesota since 2016 before coming to MVHS. Ms. Waller enjoys working with students, creating music, and playing with dogs!

Bill Sucha
Pit Conductor, Spring Musical

Mr. Sucha is the 9-12th grade band director at Mounds View High School.

In addition, he directs the before school bands.

Mr. Sucha has been instructing bands, orchestras, or choirs with the Mounds View District since 1996. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including: the 2001 Minnesota representative for the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” feature in the School Band and Orchestra magazine, presenter for the Nebraska Band Directors Association Convention, and a 2000 WCCO Radio Good Neighbor. He has been on the Minnesota Percussion Association, Royal Guard Drum and Bugle Corp, and Minnesota Brass Senior Drum and Bugle Corp executive boards. Bill earned his Bachelor's in Music Education from UW-River Falls.

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Lexie Wollan Swenson
Choreographer, Spring Musical

Lexie is the Choreographer and Assistant Director for The Medora Musical in ND, and previously spent nine seasons there as a Burning Hills Singer. Other credits include Assistant Choreographer and performer for Troupe America’s National Tour of A Christmas Carol, performing in ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas at Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood and Ring of Fire at Circa 21. Lexie received her Bachelor's at Belmont University.

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