Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:

Forbidden Broadway!

Apr 6 – 22
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center

In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this laugh-inducing, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. A truly hilarious show with four actors portraying the most memorable of Broadway’s greatest hits, all with side-splitting twists of lyrics- such as: “WICKED- Defying Subtlety,” “LES MIS- On My Phone,” and “RENT- Rant/Seasons of Hype.”


Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

June 8 – 24
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. At the opening of the play, he is in his second night of incarceration, awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the “ass.” He is on his knees, alone and terrified, trying to say a prayer he no longer remembers to a God he has all but forgotten. Angel’s public defender is Mary Jane Hanrahan, still relatively young but very nearly disillusioned. At their first meeting, she mistakes Angel for another case. Wounded by her pride and Angel’s sharp attacks, she mangles this initial interview and walks out. A crisis of conscience and an unresolved connection to her childhood brings her back, and Angel’s heartfelt, persuasive arguments against the cult leader persuade her to champion his cause.


Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

The Boys in the Band
by Mart Crowley

Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-avowed “32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy”, complete with surprise gift: “Cowboy” a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of “Truth” goes terribly wrong.

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).

The 2017 - 2018 Mesa Encore Theatre Main Stage Season
(playing at the Mesa Arts Center)

Chicago the Musical
playing Sept 8 – 24, 2017


Annie the Musical
playing Nov 3 – 19, 2017


The Graduate
playing Jan 12 – 28, 2018


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
playing Mar 2 – 18, 2018


Forbidden Broadway
playing Apr 6 – 22, 2018


Rock of Ages
playing May 18 – June 3, 2018


The 2017 - 2018 M.E.T. at 933 Black Box Season

directed by Cody Goulder
written by Melissa James Gibson

Playing August 4 to 20, 2017

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The Woman in Black

directed by Virginia Olivieri
adopted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill

Playing October 6 to 22, 2017

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directed by Jean Paoul Clemente
written by Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner

Playing December 1 to December 24, 2017

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directed by Eric Schoen
written by William Missouri Downs

Playing February 2 to 18, 2018

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directed by Richard Powers Hardt
written by Daniel Pearle

Playing April 6 to 22, 2018

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directed by Van Rockwell
written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Playing June 8 to 24, 2018

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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.