Theatre of Anthem Announces 2016-17 Season
Anthem, Ariz., February 25, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is proud to announce their
2016-2017 Nostalgic 9th Season, bringing back some popular favorites
from over the years. MTA will
produce nine shows offering tremendous opportunities for performers of all ages,
including no-cut productions for performers ages 6-19, as well as the
opportunity for adult performers to be cast in the productions of Honk!
and To Kill A Mockingbird.
“I am really excited about our Nostalgic Ninth Season which includes
beloved Disney favorites, Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, the pop
sensation 13 the Musical, the Hans Christian Anderson story of Honk!, the very
well-known Willy Wonka Jr. and Elf the Musical Jr., and more!” said Jackie
Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director.
“There is something for everyone in this incredible season that is sure
to delight audience members and provide cast members learning experiences that
they will never forget!”
Disney's Aladdin KIDS
No-cut production for ages 6-11
Welcome to Agrabah, and the Academy Award-winning
adventure of the street rat that became a prince! Based on the iconic animated
film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim
Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring
on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street
urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses
a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago,
Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a
musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love.
13 the Musical
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast paced, preteen New York
City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce.
Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to
establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a
comfortable link of the food chain or will he dangle at the end with the
The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories
that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the
laughter and the memories they provide priceless.
Kill a Mockingbird
Elf the Musical Jr.
Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of
gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware
that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making
abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on
a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true
identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list,
and his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win
over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is
once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet,
Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by
the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals
learn about teamwork, friendship, and of course…sharing snacks.
Filled with all of their favorite characters, Disney's Winnie The Pooh KIDS is a favorite for children to perform.
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling
brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and
point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul
about himself, the little fowl finds himself on adventure of self discovery all
the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way Ugly meets a
whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad
thing to be.
With its bouncing score and universal story, the touching
musical with plenty of heart will captivate audiences.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows
enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five
golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with
these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime
supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but
the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the
company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow
Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.
production for ages 12-18
thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and
cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the
Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical
JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus
McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant who
discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must he
protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard
an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La
Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid
Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of
friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Dear Edwina Jr.
Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky
advice-giver extraordinaire Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the neighborhood
kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her
weekly "Advice-A-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on
everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy
and poignant songs.
In addition to the eight shows next season, MTA will continue
to offer audition preparation workshops, tap, ballet, vocal, and acting classes,
and a full summer program. 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.
Tickets for most shows are $19
General Admission and $16 for Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under.
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
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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