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Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces the World Premiere of

Something Beautiful, A Spider's Tale  

Anthem, Ariz.  October 25, 2012 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) brings to stage for the first time the World Premiere musical production of Something Beautiful, A Spider's Tale, written and composed by Janice Maruca and Joe Bousard.  Something Beautiful, presented November 29 – December 2 in Anthem, tells the story of Stella the spider who is tired of her ordinary life, and wants to be a honeybee.  

“A dream come true is what I'm feeling,” said Joe Bousard, director and music director. “Something Beautiful was composed and written many years ago, and has been waiting in my 'trunk' for the right time and the right place.  I am so impressed with the young performers and their dedication, and the feelings of belonging to something like MTA and the way it is run and functions as a team and as a family. Something Beautiful is about faith, belief and creativity, and to see it come alive with children will fulfill my dream. My only regret is that my collaborator, Janice Maruca, is no longer with us, but I think she is looking down, smiling.”  

Joe is joined by assistant director and choreographer Shana Rebilas-Bousard and production assistant Sarah Brayer.  Lorraine Bousard designed and created the costumes for the cast of 21.  Performances take place November 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 2 at 3:00 p.m. at MTA’s new performance space, 42323 N. Vision Way, Bldg. 2, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Tickets may be purchased online at  Adult tickets are $18 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.  

The World Premiere musical of Something Beautiful, A Spider's Tale by Janice Maruca and Joe Bousard, tells the story of Stella, the Spider---who wants to be a Honeybee.  She’s tired of spinning and living the life of an ordinary spider and wants to live in the ‘magic’ of the hive with all the Honeybees.  Her Mother wants her to settle down and marry Ronald, the ‘normal’ Spider, but she does not want things as they are, and he does. So she runs off, but finds living in the hive impossible….Searches for Inspiration from the local Praying Mantis, and gets lost for a while, until she finds Harry, the Wasp.  She makes him a new wing after his fight with the Dragonfly, and he can fly faster and stronger than before. And they fall in love and run off to create a new species, and ‘something beautiful’---perhaps spinning something as magnificent as the George Washington Bridge!  

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.  



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