Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:
Rock of Ages!
May 18 – June 3
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center
This jukebox musical, built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, features the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe among other well-known rock, glam, and metal bands. You’re sure to be singing along during the performance! The engaging story includes young love, nightclubs and the search for stardom. Actors frequently break the “fourth wall,” directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors.
Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:
June 8 – 24
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
“…fire-breathing…[a] probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars…whenever it appears that JESUS is settling into familiar territory, it slides right beneath expectations into another, fresher direction. It has the courage of its intellectual restlessness…[JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN] has been written in flame.” —NY Times.
Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Sunday, May 13 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, a young couple who has everything a family could want…until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down, and leaves them drifting perilously apart. Their bittersweet search for comfort and hope with family and each other is laced with wit, searingly honest insights, humor and compassion.
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).
Mesa Encore Theatre Homeschool Workshop Series Presents:
James and the Giant Peach
Friday June 1st at 7pm
Saturday June 2nd at 3pm and 6pm
Meet Shakespeare at MET
A workshop for youth ages 9-15
Culminating in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
All workshops, rehearsals and performances will take place in the Black Box at Mesa Encore Theatre
933 E. Main Street in Mesa.
Workshop/rehearsal sessions 1:00-4:00 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12-July 26*
Dress Rehearsals Tuesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 2 from 6:00-9:00 PM*
Performances: Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 4th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 PM
Admission to performances will be donations – suggested $10 per family
Special for siblings: each additional child only $95
Plus materials fee: $15 per child
Please contact Suze St. John at email@example.com for more information and to register.
INSTRUCTOR: Susan ‘Suze’ St. John is a certified Theatre Teacher with a great love of Shakespeare, and working with young actors. She currently teaches Theatre Arts at South Mountain High School. She will appearing in Flagstaff Shakespeare’s production of ‘Taming of the Shrew’ this summer.
*We know people tend to take vacations so participants will be allowed to miss 2 workshop sessions, but any children with lead roles must not miss the Dress Rehearsal dates.
The 2017 - 2018 Mesa Encore Theatre Main Stage Season
(playing at the Mesa Arts Center)
The 2017 - 2018 M.E.T. at 933 Black Box Season
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.