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Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces Summer Performing Arts Programs  

Anthem, Ariz.  Feb. 1, 2015 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces summer productions and workshops for performers ages 3-18, including the no-cut Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr., the very popular Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI), and MTA Minis. Participants will learn from award-winning, experienced directors, vocal directors and choreographers, many of whom will also be directing shows for the upcoming season.  “MTA offers something for youth of all ages and experience this summer, from a full-scale musical production to intensive workshops and minis program,” said Jackie Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director.

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr. – no-cut for ages 8-14

June 8-19, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost - $325

The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. is the perfect summer show with lots of singing, dancing, prop-making, and even academic learning! Join MTA for this fun-filled, full-scale production. Performances run June 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and June 20 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment. Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Musical Theatre of Anthem
42323 N Vision Way, Anthem, Arizona 85086

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, March 27 at 7:00 P.M.

Director: Phillip Fazio
Vocal Director: Cris Wo
Choreographer: Shawna Weitekamp
Production Manager: Sarah Brayer
Costume Designer: Trixie Wilmott
Hair and Make-up Designer: Jacob Hamilton 

The following roles have been cast:
Fantine, Gavroche, Young Cosette, and Young Eponine

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo's novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, Les Misérables is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made Les Misérables a popular masterpiece. 

Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed.

The tuition and costume fee for this production is $225 (for ages 14-19). 10% sibling discount. Click the Add to Cart button below to pay the fee online.
Desert Stages Theatre

Audition Alert: Willy Wonka Jr.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Actors ages 3-19
Please plan to join us for auditions for Willy Wonka Jr. auditions on Monday, March 30, 5 pm. Young actors can prepare for auditions by registering for our Audition Dance Class on March 23, 24 and 26 at 4-5:30pm or and 5:30-7pm!
Contact the Box Office at 480.483.1664 to reserve your actor's spot today the Audition Dance Class. Audition Participants are asked to come prepared with a head shot, résumé, and printed and completed form for a smoother audition experience. Pre-registering is available online here!

Remember, that DST will offer Friends auditions by appointment on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at 9 am. Contact the Box Office for more information!

Desert Stages Theatre 
4720 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
p 480.483.1664 f 866.717.2702




A fun-filled, foot-stompin’ musical straight from the comics that will keep audiences laughing.  A satisfying mixture of hillbilly nonsense and sharp, critical  humor that will appeal to  all ages!  Casting Call for All Ages be prepared to sing 32 bars of a musical theater show tune with recorded accompaniment (bring CD or mp3 player) and do some reading and movement/choreography.  Individuals auditioning should bring personal schedule calendar, a resume (optional), and a headshot (optional).

Susan Gibson, Director

Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

Based on characters created by Al Capp Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; Music by Gene de Paul

By special arrangement with Tams Whitmark Music Library


Audition Dates & Times:

9 am, Saturday, March 28

1 pm Sunday, March 29


Call Back Date & Time:

To be determined at auditions, as needed.


Performance Dates & Times:

7 pm Friday, June 5

2 pm Saturday, June 6

7 pm Saturday, June 6

2 pm Sunday, June 7

7 pm Friday, June 12

2 pm Saturday, June 13

7 pm Saturday, June 13

2 pm Sunday, June 14



1611 W Whispering Wind Dr #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085

(1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave., W of I-17)


For more information go to

or visit our Facebook page at


William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Megan McDonough.  Young Artists Ensemble takes on its very first Shakespeare production in this fairy story that is also a love story that follows four teens and a ragtag band of wanna-be actors into the woods one midsummer night.  There they encounter meddling, mischievous, and magical fairies, weaving four stories into one.   
            Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 by appointment only.  Time slots begin at 9:45am Saturday morning and 11:45am Sunday and are held at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.   Auditions will last 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute memorized monologue or poem, preferably from Shakespeare.  Actors may be asked to do a cold reading, improvisation and movement, and should dress accordingly.  Callbacks will be held Monday, March 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Performances are May 1 - 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by May 17, 2015.  Character descriptions, monologue suggestions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.    Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning Saturday, March 14, 2015.  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or if you have any questions. 

            A Fairy Story – A Love Story – A Comedy – A Wedding – 4 Stories in 1!  A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Young Artists Ensemble’s first Shakespeare production.  This play is one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most popular comedies and is performed around the world. 

            Single show tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are $16 for adults and $14.50 for children, students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit if you have any questions. 

This summer, Young Artists Ensemble is pleased to announce its Teen Summer Musical, LEGALLY BLONDE.  Audition dates will be announced soon!  Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 34 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts.  Most recently, it received top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for the 2013 Teen Summer Musical 42ND STREETand for its innovative Conejo Theatre for Everyone production of THE HOBBIT




WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR A Midsummer Night’s Dream as YAE takes on its first Shakespeare. This fairy story is also a love story that follows four teens and a ragtag band of wanna-be actors into the woods one midsummer night.  There they encounter meddling, mischievous, and magical fairies, weaving four stories into one.  There just might be a wedding celebration if they can all make it out again…



Saturday, March 7 at 9:45am, 11:45am, and 1:00pm

Sunday, March 8 at 11:45am and 1:00pm


Monday, March 9, 5:00 – 9:00pm


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or for audition appointment.

PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute poem or monologue, preferably from Shakespeare.  For suggestions visit the YAE website. Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do a cold reading and improvisation. 

IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Rehearsals begin Saturday, March 14.  Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

OTHER:  Free parking is always available.




WHAT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream as YAE takes on its first Shakespeare. This fairy story is also a love story that follows four teens and a ragtag band of wanna-be actors into the woods one midsummer night.  There they encounter meddling, mischievous, and magical fairies, weaving four stories into one. There just might be a wedding celebration if they can all make it out again…


MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Performances: May 1-17, 2015:

Fridays, May 1, 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, May 2, 9 and 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sundays, May 3, 10 and 17 at 2:00 p.m.



Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

TICKETS: Reserved Single show tickets for MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Adults $16, Children, Students and Seniors $14.50. Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction.


HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or


OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.  Assisted Listening devices available in the Box Office.

Casting Call for MTA’s Wizard of Oz

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  Feb. 2, 2015 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Wizard of Oz, one of the most popular stories of all time. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. Auditions will be held on March 14-15 at MTA in Anthem.  This no-cut production for ages 6-13 runs April 30 – May 17 and will be double cast because of its extended run.  Each cast will do eight shows over two weekends.  

The award-winning production staff includes Director Lynzee Foreman, Vocal Director Ginette Rossi, Choreographer Sherry Henderson, Music Director/Live Accompanist Karen Blanzy, and Production Manager Sarah Brayer. Rehearsals begin March 19.  

General vocal auditions will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m.  The Dance Call for everyone will be on Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m., with callbacks at 11:00 a.m.  Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact for an alternate appointment time. The tuition and costume fee is $275.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on March 11, 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Work with the Director of Wizard of Oz and get a leg up on your audition. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 per participant and space is limited.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit 

The Wizard of Oz is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022.

Auditions for INTO THE WOODS

Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15*

Valley Youth Theatre

525 N First St, Phoenix, 85004

Details at


*Performers need only attend one audition day, but dates are subject to change.

Note: There are no fees to audition for or perform in VYT mainstage productions.


Tickets On Sale April 6, 2014

Valley Youth Theatre Presents


June 12 thru 28, 2015

Live On Stage at the Herberger Theater Center

222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, 85004

Tickets at

or by calling 602.252.8497


The Brothers Grimm hit the stage in this epic fairy tale featuring Tony Award-winning music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.



Friday, June 12, 19 & 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 13, 20 & 27 @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 14, 21 & 28 @ 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 18 & 25 @ 7:30 p.m.


Ticket prices start at $20 and vary by seating location.