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EVCT Announces Their 2015-16 Season

East Valley Children’s Theatre is proud to announce its 19th season of providing quality family entertainment.  The 2015-16 season invites its audiences to “Experience a New Take on Old Stories.”  All four EVCT productions this season are original scripts, written especially for East Valley Children’s Theatre.


“You won’t see these shows on any other stage,” said Kathie McMahon, board president.  “We have found our niche with original scripts, having sponsored an annual playwriting contest for the last eleven years.  So this year we decided to commission some of those award winning playwrights and composers to write something especially for us.”


The 2015-16 season kicks off with The Princess and the Pea by Jason Tremblay, October 1-11.  Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus will be EVCT’s annual holiday show December 3-13, with an original script by EVCT’s Artistic Director Karen Rolston, and original music by board president Kathie McMahon.  The winner of EVCT’s 2015 Playwriting Contest is Sixty-Seven Cinderellasby Stacey Lane and will be performed February 11-21.  The finale for this original season is Snow White and Rose Red, by veteran EVCT playwright C. Lynn Johnson, with original music by Joshua David Martin, both former actors with East Valley Children’s Theatre.  This new twist on an old story will be seen on stage June 16-26.  All productions will be performed at the Mesa Arts Center in the beautiful Nesbitt Elliott Playhouse Theater.  Season tickets are now on sale for only $40 for all four shows by going to or calling 480-756-3828.


East Valley Children’s Theatre also provides classes for ages 5-16 in all aspects of theater:  singing, dancing, acting, improvisation, and much more!  The first session of fall classes is currently underway, with the second session beginning October 19.  There are also classes designed especially for homeschooled students that feature literature-based studies that align with state standards.


EVCT’s programs also include traveling troupes that perform in the community at bookstores, libraries, and retirement communities.  Auditions for On the Spot Improv, Bravo Musical Theatre Troupe, and Express Acting Troupe occur in the fall and the spring.  Other programs include experiences in technical theatre, Literature Alive literacy program for Title I schools, and Bringing Smiles to Children outreach performances for disadvantaged children.


For more information about East Valley Children’s Theatre, visit or call 480-756-3828.


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