Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mesa Encore Theatre's 2017 / 2018 Season!

Mesa Encore Theatre is proud to announce the exciting lineup for its 2017–2018 season, featuring five musicals and one play. Season subscriptions details will be announced soon and will be available on our website.

Chicago
9/8 to 9/24
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed By: Jean-Paoul Clemente,

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Annie
11/3 to 11/19
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals, Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in this family friendly "musical of tomorrow!"

The Graduate
1/12 to 1/28
A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb
And the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal

Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him...A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 60s, now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life on stage.




Disney's Beauty and the Beast
3/2 to 3/18
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Be our guest in March for the enchanting stage adaptation of the classic Disney animated classic! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.




Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits
4/6 to 4/22

In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.









Rock of Ages
5/18 to 5/27
Book by Chris D'Arienzo

Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.




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