Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

August 4 – 20
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

In adjacent apartments that resemble nothing so much as broom closets with windows, the three young, ambitious neighbors of Melissa James Gibson’s [SIC] come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures with unequal degrees of deep hopefulness and abject despair, all the while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max and demonstrating that language can be both an instrument of intimacy and a weapon of defense.


Audition Notice: Annie

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Auditions are September 10 & 11, 2017
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs November 3 to 19, 2017


Audition Notice:
The Woman in Black

A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

Auditions are Monday August 21 at 7pm
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs October 6 – 22


MET Mainstage 2017-2018
Season Subscriptions available thru May 31st!

Six Spectacular Shows for only $150!

Tickets on sale now, click HERE to purchase online
or call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office at 480-644-6500

(hurry, this limited time special offers $42 savings over full price tickets!)

Announcing our 2017 - 2018 Black Box Season!!
(look below the listings for Season Tickets)

directed by Cody Goulder
written by Melissa James Gibson

Playing August 4 to 20, 2017

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The Woman in Black

directed by Virginia Olivieri
adopted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill

Playing October 6 to 22, 2017

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directed by Jean Paoul Clemente
written by Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner

Playing December 1 to December 24, 2017

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directed by Eric Schoen
written by William Missouri Downs

Playing February 2 to 18, 2018

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directed by Richard Powers Hardt
written by Daniel Pearle

Playing April 6 to 22, 2018

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directed by Van Rockwell
written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Playing June 8 to 24, 2018

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Tickets are $15 for individual shows at the Black Box. But, for a limited time, you can get Season Tickets for all 6 shows for $10.00 each! That is a savings of $30 for the season. Black Box Season Tickets can be purchased here:


Black Box Season Tickets

Cast of Chicago!

Announcing the cast of

Chicago Cast
Velma Kelly – Laura Anne Kenney
Roxie Hart – Kara Infantolino
Billy Flynn – Chris Fidler
Amos Hart – Chad Campbell
Mama Morton – Savannah Alfred
Mary Sunshine – Nicholas Gunnell
Liz – Anny Jetson
Annie – Latonya Pentzer
June – Cat Hartman
Mona – Julia Jordan
Hunyak – Misty West
Fred Casely – Daniel Miga
Go to Hell Kitty – Cae Collmar

Featured Female Ensemble
Riane Roberts
Kimberly Sheperd
Stephanie Tippi Hart
Veronica Spector
Deserae McCall
Madeline Clark
Gwendolyn Clark
Ayanna Le Andre
Stephanie Clark
Cae Collmar

Featured Male Ensemble
Travis Bovard
Darryl Poenisch
Matt Snell
Robert F. Andrews
Jaren Navenma
Finch Alexander

Playing Sept 8 – 24 at the
Mesa Arts Center



Mission Statement:

The mission of Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) is to produce live theatre with integrity and dedication to excellence. We strive to contribute to the cultural experience of our community as well as provide fun and educational opportunities that nurture the talents of local theatre artists of all ages.