Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:

Chicago the Musical!

Sept 8 – 24
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center

Set in the roaring ‘20s in Chicago, this sharp-edged satire from Kander and Ebb features a dazzling score that sparked original staging by Bob Fosse. The story, still relevant today, explores how the media manipulates the public’s fascination with murderers, turning them into celebrities.  The original Broadway production received ten Tony nominations in 1976, and includes songs like “All That Jazz,” “Roxie” and “Cell Block Tango” to name a few.

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Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

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

A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. A classic of the genre.

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Audition Notice: Annie

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Auditions are September 10 & 11, 2017
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs November 3 to 19, 2017

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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

The Lady’s Not For Burning
by Christopher Fry

Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

Thomas Mendip, a discharged soldier, weary of the world and eager to leave it, comes to a small town, announces he has committed murder and demands to be hanged. A philosophical humorist, Thomas is annoyed when the officials oppose his request, even believing he is not guilty of the crime he suggests. Shortly afterward, a young woman, Jennet, is brought before the Mayor for witchcraft, but for some strange reason she has no wish to be put to death! Thomas tries, in his own way, to prove to the official how absurd it would be to refuse to hang a man who wants to be hanged, and at the same time to kill a woman who is not only guiltless, but doesn’t want to die.

Directed by: Rick Davis
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).



MET Mainstage 2017-2018
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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.