Playing December 2 – 18 at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

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Announcing the 2016 - 2017 MET at 933 - Black Box Season!!
Each show individually is $15. But you can purchase seats to all four shows for just $50. That is a savings of $10 off the individual prices.
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"Scrooge in Rouge" by Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner

Dec 2 to Dec 18

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious! READ MORE

"The Waiting Room" by Lisa Loomer

Feb 3 to Feb 19

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A dark, biting comedy about the lengths women have gone to in the name of being attractive to men, from footbinding in China to wearing corsets in Victorian England to modern day boob-jobs in America. Three women find themselves in a hellish waiting room to be treated by a modern doctor. Far from being a one-sided tirade, the play examines the complexity of modern medicine, chasing beauty ideals, and imbalanced male/female relationships. Come for the wicked humor, stay for the extraordinary characters. READ MORE

"Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker

Apr 14 to Apr 30

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When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
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"Reasons to be Pretty" by Neil LaBute

June 2 to June 18

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A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.
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Next at the Mesa Arts Center Main Stage

The Fox on the Fairway

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January 6 – 22
Playing in the Studio at the Mesa Arts Center

THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics.

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Next at the Black Box

December 2 to December 18

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

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Audition Notice: Billy Elliot

Audition Notice: Billy Elliot – the Musical

Millions of fans…Thousands of standing ovations…Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical…this is BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade!” Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Auditions will be held on December 4 for adults and December 10 for kids.
Show runs March 10 through 19.

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Fox on the Fairway Cast

Announcing the cast of
The Fox on the Fairway

Portia Beacham as Louise
Zac Bushman as Justin
Darryl Poenisch as Bingham
Stephani Mcdonald as Pamela
Dan Ashlock as Dickie
Toni Jourdan as Muriel

Playing Jan 6 – 22 at the
Mesa Arts Center

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What's Coming Up?

Dec
9
Fri
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

scrooge-smaller

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Dec
10
Sat
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

scrooge-smaller

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Dec
11
Sun
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

scrooge-smallerScrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Play Reading Series Presents – “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters @ Black Box on Main
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

We are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of this town, and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. There are 60 odd characterizations and vignettes in this constantly interesting entertainment offering an amazingly varied array of roles and impersonations, from young lovers and preachers and teachers to the funny chronicle of the confused Jewish man who ends up in the wrong cemetery.

DIRECTOR: Jack White
CAST: TBA

This is a free event, though donations are gladly accepted (we have some costs due to rights and scripts, though the actors and directors donate their time).

Dec
16
Fri
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

scrooge-smaller

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Dec
17
Sat
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

scrooge-smaller

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Dec
18
Sun
Scrooge in Rouge @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Dec 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

scrooge-smallerScrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!

Jan
6
Fri
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s,THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf. Just in time for the world renowned Phoenix Open.

Jan
7
Sat
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s,THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf. Just in time for the world renowned Phoenix Open.

Jan
8
Sun
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s,THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf. Just in time for the world renowned Phoenix Open.

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.