Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:

The Fantasticks!

April 7-23
Showing in the Studio at the Mesa Arts Center

THE FANTASTICKS is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. This is the longest running musical in American history!

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Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

Circle Mirror Transformation

April 14 – 30
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

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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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball

Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

Directed by: Van Rockwell
Cast:
FRANCES…Samantha Elise-Tennant
MEREDITH…Amber Wright
TRISHA…Brenna Jackson
GEORGEANNE…Carrie Fee
MINDY…Amie Bjorklund
TRIPP…David Magadan

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).





Playing this Season at the Black Box - M.E.T. at 933

"Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker

Apr 14 to Apr 30

circle mirror

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"Reasons to be Pretty" by Neil LaBute

June 2 to June 18

reasons to be pretty

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Announcing our 2017 - 2018 Main Stage Season!!
(more details and ticket availability coming soon)

Chicago
Sept 8 to 24, 2017

Annie
Nov 3 to 19, 2017

The Graduate
Jan 12 to 28, 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Mar 2 to 18, 2018

Forbidden Broadway
Apr 6 to 22, 2018

Rock of Ages
May 18 to 27, 2018



MET Scholarship!

Announcing the Cast of Urinetown

Announcing the cast of
Urinetown the Musical

Bobby – Nicholas Gunnell
Hope – Taylor Mozkowitz
Pennywise – Heidi-Liz Johnson
Caldwell B. Cladwell – Tim Fiscus
Lockstock – Mark Hackmann
Little Sally – Alyssa Granger
Barrel – Tad Morgan

Cladwell Staff

Senator Fipp – Steve Morgan
Ms. Millennium – Katie Barnett
Mr. McQueen / Cop – Robert Andrews
Dr. Billeaux / Cop – Eric Williams
Lawyers / Cops Karissa Anderson, Lacey Dixon, Fatih Sterling, Corinne Tachuk

Pee-Pee Parade

Hot Blades Harry – Hector Coris
Little Becky Two-Shoes – Kathleen Richards
Old Man Strong/Flippant Frank – Dan Marburger
Josephine Strong – Angela Kabasan
Tiny Tom – Zach Spencer
Soupy Sue – Chelsea Umeda
Bobby Rockfish – Jackie Horn
Billy Boy Bill – Manny Frank
Flamingo Joe – Deryl Wayne
Tic-Toc McGee – Kerry Jordan
Hidalgo Jane – Julia Jordan
Lucy the Lima Bean – Megan Ellis

Playing May 19 – 28 at the
Mesa Arts Center

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Next in the Black Box Series

Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

Circle Mirror Transformation

April 14 – 30
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

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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Next Free Play Reading Event

Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball

Sunday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

Directed by: Van Rockwell
Cast:
FRANCES…Samantha Elise-Tennant
MEREDITH…Amber Wright
TRISHA…Brenna Jackson
GEORGEANNE…Carrie Fee
MINDY…Amie Bjorklund
TRIPP…David Magadan

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).

Audition Notice: Chicago

Audition Notice: Chicago

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight– though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters.

Auditions are July 10 and 11, 2017
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs Sep 8 to 24, 2017

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What's Coming Up?

Apr
14
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
15
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
16
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Apr
21
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
22
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
23
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
29
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Apr
30
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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.

Jun
2
Fri
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

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.