Next at the Mesa Arts Center Main Stage

Footloose!

September 9th to the 25th
At the Mesa Arts Center

footloose
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!)

FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

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Next at the Black Box

Presenting “Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute

Sunday September 11, 2016, 7:00 pm

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love?

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2016 AriZoni Nominations

We are proud to announce that Mesa Encore Theatre has been nominated
for thirteen ariZoni awards for this past season!

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Sep
9
Fri
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
10
Sat
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
11
Sun
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 11 @ 2:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Play Reading Series Presents – “Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute @ Black Box on Main
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldy questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

Please be aware that this play is adult themed.

DIRECTOR: Chris Chavez

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).

Sep
15
Thu
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
16
Fri
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
17
Sat
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
18
Sun
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 18 @ 2:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Sep
22
Thu
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Footloose @ Mesa Arts Center | Mesa | Arizona | United States

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Presented at the Mesa Arts Center

Mission Statement:

Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) brings the fun and excitement of live theatre to the community with integrity and dedication to excellence. We are committed to being an integral part of the cultural experience that contributes to the quality of life for all – adults of any age, youth and children. MET respects the talents and skills of its volunteers and welcomes everyone to participate, enjoying and enhancing their performing arts experience, both on stage and behind the scenes.