East Valley Children’s Theatre's
East Valley Children’s Theatre is proud to begin its 18th season of providing quality entertainment for families. As a Founding Resident Company of the Mesa Arts Center, EVCT performs in the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse, now commencing its tenth year in that venue.
Wonderland, the musical adventures of Alice, will kick off EVCT’s season with performances Sept. 25-Oct. 5, Thursday through Sunday. Featuring Isabelle Jensen of Queen Creek as Alice, this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass includes rollicking music and a variety of new characters. Book by James DeVita and music and lyrics by Bill Francouer, this production is performed with permission from Pioneer Drama Service.
EVCT continues its season with an audience holiday favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Dec. 4-14; playwriting contest winner, Moonprince by Drew Ignatowski, Feb. 12-22; and an original premiere of Arya’s Rock: A Video Game Adventure by Mark Smolyar, June 18-28.
All performances are held in the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. in Mesa. Tickets are $15 for adults and $11 for children age 17 and under and can be purchased at the Mesa Arts Center box office or by calling 480-644-6500. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $40 for all four shows by calling 480-756-3828 or going online to www.evct.org.
East Valley Children’s Theatre is a nonprofit organization that provides youth age 5-18 with opportunities to experience the process and product of live theatrical performances, by children for children. In addition to its four main stage productions, EVCT also offers classes in theatre skills for all levels of experience. There are three troupes that are chosen by audition that prepare a performance piece and then present it around the Valley at libraries, bookstores, and retirement communities. Community outreach programs include Bringing Smiles to Children with live performances at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, and Literature Alive which provides free performances and books for students at Title I schools as well as public libraries.
For more information regarding East Valley Children’s Theatre, call 480-756-3828 or visit their website at www.evct.org.
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