Playing January 6 – 22 at The Mesa Arts Center

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Announcing the 2016 - 2017 MET at 933 - Black Box Season!!

"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

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

The Waiting Room

February 6 – 22
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

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.

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Next Free Play Reading Event

Stop Kiss
by Diana Son

Sunday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,” says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

Directed by: Chris Chavez
Cast:
Callie – Tina Khalil
Sara – Janine Colletti
George – Rob Allocca
Peter – Cody Wagner
Mrs. Winsley/Nurse – Heidi Carpenter
Detective Cole – Will Ryczek

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).

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?

Jan
20
Fri
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 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
21
Sat
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 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.

The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 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
22
Sun
The Fox on the Fairway @ Mesa Arts Center
Jan 22 @ 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.

Mar
10
Fri
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

Mar
11
Sat
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

Mar
12
Sun
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

Mar
16
Thu
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

Mar
17
Fri
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

Mar
18
Sat
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 2:30 pm
Billy Elliot the Musical @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

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.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents this long-awaited masterpiece, during the first season it has become available for licensing. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever. With a powerful storyline, rousing songs and sensational choreography, BILLY ELLIOT features a large cast of children, terrific adult characters, and Mesa Encore Theatre’s beloved house band.

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.