Posted by McNeil Music Center on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Under: Flashback Theater Co.

As of January 1, 2017, Flashback Theater and McNeil Music Center officially formed a partnership, signing on a dotted line what they already had been doing for months: collaborating in a number of ways to complement each other’s programs and performances.

“It seems as though from the moment I met Sommer, we began brainstorming and reaching out to one another,” said Maria McNeil, CEO and Artistic Director at McNeil Music Center of her relationship with Sommer Schoch, Producing Artistic Director of Flashback Theater. “We were sharing equipment, working with each other’s students on certain productions, and it became clear to us both that we each rounded the other out.”

Each organization is still run independently, says McNeil. Yet they are now equipped to work together more seamlessly on certain productions and projects; a most recent example was the Winter Music Showcase in December, which opened with Flashback Theater’s A Seussified Christmas Carol.

“Creating this partnership was a natural extension of the collaborations Flashback Theater and McNeil Music Center have already established over the past couple of years,” said Sommer Schoch. “Flashback is committed to developing theater artists, so we have an overlapping purpose with MMC’s vision, and I’m happy to find ways to support each other so that we can continue to grow the performing arts here in Somerset.”

Flashback Theater and McNeil Music Center are both residents at the Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main Street, in Somerset. For more information on Flashback Theater’s upcoming performances, visit or find us on Facebook at Flashback Theater Co.

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