Mesa Encore Theatre’s 2014 – 2015 Main Stage Season
Call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 480-644-6500 or visit their website MesaArtsCenter.com
All Main Stage shows are at the Mesa Arts Center at One East Main Street ~ Mesa, Arizona 85201
In this classic and beloved treasure of American Musical Theatre, ten young people joyously perform their way through the Gospel according to Matthew. Through song, innovative theatrics, and creative play, a community of love and fellowship is formed, only to be put in peril at Jesus’ ultimate trial. Is faith stronger than fear? With memorable songs that encompass folk, rock, Broadway, and vaudeville, we invite you to sing along with us in our powerful and moving production of Godspell, unlike any the world has ever seen.
Nov 7 ~ Nov 23
Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted story, and Oliver! is just such a show. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, it will engage the entire family with its humor and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Where is Love?”, “Consider Yourself”, “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Who Will Buy?”, and “Reviewing the Situation” are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-in this timeless tale.
The 39 Steps
Jan 9 ~ Jan 25
An Alfred Hitchcock thrilling spy mystery reinterpreted by…comedians? A Manic Mash-up of the Master of the MacGuffin and Monty Python. An ordinary man is caught up in an international conspiracy as he flees a murder scene and chases down the leader of the nefarious “39 Steps”. See a handful of virtuosic actors recreate a chase atop railway trains, shootouts, a plane crash, and over 150 characters in this Tony Award-winning comedy! A brand-new approach to this popular play, only at Mesa Encore Theatre!
Mar 6 ~ Mar 22
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, revolves around the tragic romance between carousel barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan. The musical includes such timeless songs as “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” This beloved classic has been universally hailed by critics for decades, including Time Magazine naming it “the best musical of the 20th Century.”
Apr 10 ~ Apr 26
The 2003 smash Tony Award winning musical is coming to MET in 2015! This Sesame Street for grown-ups, tells the laugh-out-loud story of recent college grad Princeton. He begins life after college by moving into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Humans and puppets interact in this tale of twenty-somethings learning how to live and find their purpose in the big city. Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
A Chorus Line
May 22 ~ Jun 7
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and celebrating its 40th anniversary, A Chorus Line tells the story of the unsung heroes of the Broadway musical—the dedicated, talented and overworked chorus dancers. This nine-time Tony-Award winning musical and dance spectacular brings to life the dream, the thrill and the hope of the Broadway audition. With one captivating song and dazzling dance after another, this is a brilliant metaphor for all human aspiration. Featuring music by the brilliant Marvin Hamlisch, including “What I Did for Love,” “I Hope I Get It,” and the show-stopping “One,” A Chorus Line is a must-see classic of American musical theatre, for teens and older.