2023 - 2024

​Tina Allen

Ben Ashworth

Kathi Gardner

Jennifer Guillams

Traci Jackson

Ashley Markway
Mollie McNally

Amber Richeson​​

MAPA's Mission Statement

We are a non-profit 501(3)(c) youth recreational community theatre, offering performing arts opportunities to youth in Spring Hil and its surrounding communities. We are committed to improving the quality of life for our community through the participation in and promotion of the arts. 

Each year, MAPA produces 2 (or more) plays or musicals for youth ages 5-18. In addition to our public performances, MAPA also offers summer acting classes and workshops and has performed at public events like The Kansas City Renaissance Festival and The Spring Hill Fall Festival.  

At MAPA, we seek to bring literature to life in young people's lives. We promote a culture that honors education, literacy, and leadership. Our performers tend to be involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and our rehearsal schedules allow participants to enjoy diverse experiences.  

As a recreational program, MAPA is committed to keeping participant expenses low.   

MAPA would not be possible without the generous support of the Spring Hill School District and The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce. We work in conjunction with The Spring Hill Recreation Commission and The Spring Hill Arts Council to provide excellent cultural arts experiences for Spring Hill youth.  

The other component that makes our program viable is our volunteers. Our non-profit program is overseen by a volunteer board. In addition, we need volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for each show. If you would like to become involved with this worthwhile and rewarding community service opportunity, please contact us at

To view our Anti-Racism statement, click here.

MAPA's History

In the fall of 2008, a group of 19 children & 3 adults began gathering in Spring Hill on Friday nights to celebrate musical theatre. What began as a once-a-week recreational program quickly evolved into a community youth theatre. Our original program name was Broadway Review and under the leadership of Sarah Ackerman-Hale, Tara Crotchett and Becki Davis, Broadway Review produced 7 productions:

  • Thank You for the Music
  • Peter Pan Rocks
  • Welcome to the 60s
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr!
  • Pinocchio
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

In March 2012, a group of committed volunteers from Broadway Review sought to increase opportunities for young performers and operate as an independent non-profit. Through their efforts, Madison Avenue Performing Arts was born. The founding board of directors consisted of Regina Fotovich, Janet Wisecarver, Julie Macey, Tara Crotchett, Sharon Mitchell, Ross Broockerd, Sonya Hubbard and Sarah Ackerman-Hale, Since March 2012, MAPA has produced the following shows:

  • Hobbits, Wizards and Jedi
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)
  • The Comic Book Artist
  • The Music Man Jr. (Winter 2013)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (excerpts)
  • Hobbits, Wizards and Jedi in the Temple of Doom
  • Fiddler on the Roof Jr. (Winter 2014)
  • Treasure Island (June 2014)
  • As You Like It (July 2014)
  • Annie Jr. (Winter 2015)
  • Seussical Jr. (Winter 2016)
  • Beauty & the Beast Jr. (Winter 2017)
  • Willy Wonka KIDS (June 2017)
  • Drop Dead, Juliet! (June 2017)
  • The Wizard of Oz, YPE (Winter 2018)
  • The Jungle Book KIDS (June 2018)
  • The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama (June 2018)
  • Shrek Jr. (Winter 2019)
  • 101 Dalmatian KIDS (Summer 2019)
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (One-Act) (Summer 2019)
  • The Little Mermaid Jr. (Winter 2020)
  • Super Happy Awesome News- A digital musical (November 2020)
  • The Shakespeare Project- A original digital project (January 2021)
  • Aristocats Kids- (Summer 2021)
  • Everything But...(Summer 2021)
  • Disney's Descendants (Winter 2022)
  • Making This Up As I Go: An Improv Showcase (June 2022)
  • Spring Hill Fall Festival- Tunes from Disney's Descendants (Fall 2022)
  • The Addams Family (January 2023)
  • Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon (June 2023)
  • One Stoplight Town (June 2023)
  • Into the Woods Jr. (coming January 2024)

Volunteers are always needed! If you would like to become more involved with a MAPA production, please contact us at