Theatre of Anthem Announces 2013-14 Season
Anthem, Ariz., March 1, 2013 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is proud to announce its
2013-2014 season filled with something for everyone, including award-winning
musicals, original works, a straight play and a holiday show.
MTA will produce over 10 shows next season offering tremendous
opportunities for performers of all ages, including no-cut productions for
performers ages 6-19. The theatre
received 77 award nominations last season, garnering nine National Youth Arts
awards and six ariZoni awards.
are very excited to bring an innovative and musically-challenging season,
including many well-known and beloved musicals, an original teen drama, and
Disney favorites,” said
Jackie Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director. “We set the bar
high, and our performers always rise to the occasion, so we know they can
handle this wonderfully intricate season.”
MTA’s Sixth Season:
(Ages 15-adult; no-cut for ages
an electrifying pop-rock score about a bullied teenager with telekinetic powers
who takes revenge on prom night. Rated PG-13, Carrie the musical is based on
Stephen King's 1974 novel first premiered on Broadway in 1988. This new
re-invented production is written by the composers of Footloose and Fame. In an
age where bullying is more prominent than ever, MTA is producing this edgy
musical to raise awareness of this problem in hopes that people might make a
change for the better.
and Leona” (Original show
written by Terri Scullin and Adam Vargas, no-cut for ages 6-9)
3 - 6
Alice in Wonderland Jr.” (no-cut for ages
October 24 - 27
Paths” (Original straight
play written by Jim Gradillas, no-cut for ages 13-19)
Gradillas' Broken Paths, is a new original youth drama. It is a touching and
gripping drama that follows several lives and the paths they take. This is an
engrossing original play that looks into the world of our young people, written
and directed by Jim Gradillas, an AriZoni award winning playwright and director.
Strawberry” (no-cut for ages
February 20 – 23, 2014
Freckleface Strawberry is based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by
celebrated actress Julianne Moore, and is a brand new family musical. With the
help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a
cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns
that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special. With
soaring music, awesome dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole
family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not!
Street” (no-cut for ages 13-19)
February 27 -
March 2, 2014
(no-cut for ages 6-9)
Piper of Hamelin” (Original
show composed by Joe Bousard, no-cut for ages 10-12)
(no-cut for ages 6-9)
May 15 – 18, 2014
and the Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat” (Ages 10-adult;
no-cut for ages 10-19)
May 28 - June 1, 2014
Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in
this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical
styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll,
this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Also included in the season is a Holiday Show in December and
MTA’s annual Benefit show to be held February 8, 2014. In
addition to 10 plus shows next season, MTA will continue to offer audition
preparation workshops, acting intensive classes, a full summer program, and
zumba classes. MTA also offers MTA
Minis, six week sessions for ages 3-5 with themes such as Disney and Broadway.
For more information about MTA’s upcoming events including auditions,
workshops, and performances, please visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
All shows take place at MTA’s theatre at 42323 N. Vision
Way, Anthem, AZ 85086.
Reserved seating tickets may be purchased online at www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
Adult tickets are $18 and Students,
Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.
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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