2019 - 2020 Season

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Mainstage Shows

(Performed at Mesa Arts Center)

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Into The Woods
Mesa Arts Center
Sept 6 - 22, 2019

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

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Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine set out to create a story centering around the the moral struggles of these famous fairy tale characters. Tied together with one original story about a Baker and his wife, their struggle to have a child, and the witch who cursed their bloodline. This community of old and new characters must come together to save each other and their kingdom, ever after!

 
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Pirates of Penzance
Mesa Arts Center
Nov 1 - 17, 2019

Music by Arthur Sullivan, Book and Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular show, The Pirates of Penzance, is a rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate (instead of a pilot) by his nursemaid Ruth at the age of eight, the handsome Frederic is now twenty-one and, though quite fond of the group of joyous and fun-loving pirates, chooses to abandon his profession and “lead a blameless life henceforth,” dedicating himself instead to their eradication. Beloved since its premiere in 1879, The Pirates of Penzance (or The Slave of Duty) is a delightful farce of a classic that is fun for all ages.

 
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She Kills Monsters
Mesa Arts Center
Jan 10 - 26, 2020

Written by Qui Nguyen

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A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 
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Shrek, The Musical
Mesa Arts Center
Feb 28 - Mar 15, 2020

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire; Music by Jeanine Tesori

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Presented in Partnership with All Puppet Players

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes. With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

 
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Reefer Madness
Mesa Arts Center
April 3 - 19, 2020

Book by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney; Music by Dan Studney; Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

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There is a new menace sweeping the nation, ready to ensnare and seduce the youth and drag them down into a life of sin: REEFER MADNESS! In this hilarious, over-the-top satire, the high school drama club, led by the gravely stern Lecturer, illustrates the perils of the “leafy green assassin.” Reefer Madness is an irreverent parody of the classic 1930s instructional film full of camp, hilarity, mayhem, and madness.

 
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The Legend of Robin Hood
Mesa Arts Center
May 15 - 31, 2020

By Nathan Makaryk

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The Legend of Robin Hood spins a whole new tale more intricate yet more realistic than anything seen before. This swashbuckling show has it all – colorful and absorbing characters, compelling ideas, and enough laughs, tears, sword fights and dramatic plotting to satisfy anyone. This is a pulse-pounding yet meditative new take of a classic tale showing how the medieval English hero became a legend.

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BlackBox Shows

(Performed at 933 E Main St, Mesa)

Darkside
MET Black Box
Nov 8- 24, 2019

By: Ken Jones

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Two American astronauts are stranded in a lunar landing module on the dark side of the moon while a third orbits in the command module. As they work with ground control toward rescue, flashbacks reveal their stories.

 

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
MET Black Box
June 5 - 21, 2020

By: Meg Miroshnik

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Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous Post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairy tale: her own. This subversive story haunts the audience and carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where not everything ends up happily ever after.