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The Moss Performing Arts Center will be home to new plays, musicals, dances and more starting this fall.


2017-2018 Theatre Arts Season Announced

The 2017-18 Theatre Arts Season has been announced and it truly includes something for everyone. The season has been re-structured slightly to allow for more faculty- and guest-directed work to be performed in the Mesa Experimental Theatre (MET), to bring the increasingly popular dance concerts more front and center and to continue to offer big Broadway favorites to theatre patrons.

The season will begin with Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein in the Robinson Theatre. Next up will be Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, also performed in the Robinson Theatre. The fall season will conclude with Fall for Dance which always includes the work of at least one nationally recognized guest artist along with faculty and adjudicated student work.

There will be an additional play presented in January in the Mesa Experimental Theatre and is yet to be determined but will be directed by, and possibly written by, a guest artist.

The big spring production will be the popular Broadway musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, the story of a naive young woman who finds herself in the midst of a series of adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss. The final play of the season will be a faculty-directed MET show. The selection is Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, an American dark comedy written by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of post-apocalyptic survivors recalling an episode of the TV show The Simpsons. It then examines the way the story has changed seven years later, and finally, 75 years after that. It was nominated for a 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway play. The season will conclude with Spring Into Dance, an uplifting and inspiring way to head into the spring and summer months.

Season and individual tickets will be available for sale beginning in August and will be announced on the Theatre Arts web page. To join the performing arts mailing list and receive a season brochure, enter your address here.

Media Contact

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