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.”

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Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

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

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A KID LIKE JAKE is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.

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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl

Sunday, April 8 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

Eurydice is a 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl which retells the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of Eurydice, his wife. The story focuses on Eurydice’s choice to return to earth with Orpheus or to stay in the underworld with her father (a character created by Ruhl). Ruhl made several changes to the original myth’s story-line. The most noticeable of these changes was that in the myth Orpheus succumbs to his desires and looks back at Eurydice, while in Ruhl’s version Eurydice calls out to Orpheus (causing him to look back) perhaps in part because of her fear of reentering the world of the living and perhaps as a result of her desire to remain in the land of the dead with her father.

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

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Annie the Musical
playing Nov 3 – 19, 2017

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The Graduate
playing Jan 12 – 28, 2018

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

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Forbidden Broadway
playing Apr 6 – 22, 2018

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Rock of Ages
playing May 18 – June 3, 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.