Come Join Us For the Cabaret!


Please join us to be a part of our 20th Anniversary Cabaret on Tuesday June 20th at 7 pm at the Mesa Arts Center in the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theatre.  Dress Rehearsal will begin at 5 pm on June 19th.  Attendance at both of these dates.

 You will have to call Karen at the EVCT office, to set up a time to show your stuff prior to May 23rd in person at the EVCT Studio or you can audition your performance ready talent via a video link sent to

 So prepare a monologue, a scene, a song, a dance, a standup comic routine or whatever your talent is.  We want to end our 20th season with our best Cabaret ever.

East Valley Children’s Theatre


Technical Theatre

Interested in back stage work, lighting and sound design? Then you are just what we need in East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Technical Theatre for Youth program, is open to junior high and high school students age 12-18. EVCT offers instruction in the technical aspects of theatre with hands on experience. Interested youth are given opportunities to work with the theatre professionals at East Valley Children’s Theatre. All performances and technical training are at the new Mesa Arts Center. Participants get training in the areas of lighting, sound, set design & building, stage crew positions, props, rigging & flying, make up and stage management. Professionals in each field will work with the young technicians mentoring and teaching them the ins and outs of Technical Theatre.

We are currently looking for Technical Theatre for Youth participants for our upcoming 2016-2017 season and our productions of “A Little Princess”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, “The Heroes of Olim” and “OZ!”. In addition to working tech at the shows, classes are provided during the year in lighting, sound, make up, costumes and set work.

For further information, contact Karen Rolston, Artistic Director at EVCT, at 480-756-3828 or via e mail at

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Scholarship Program

East Valley Children’s Theatre will choose a former EVCT performer or technician to receive a scholarship for higher education. The Theatre has scholarship money to give out this year. Selected candidates need to be enrolled in or intending to enroll full-time in a two-year junior college, four-year undergraduate college or university, graduate program, or professional theatre-training program. This is a one-year scholarship for the school year beginning Fall of 2017. All applicants and recipients may reapply each year. Proof of enrollment is required.

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New at East Valley Children’s Theatre

Coming in January 2017

One on One Coaching

Need help with a monologue for an audition, or for a class. Need individual coaching on getting the true meaning of any monologue or scene work? The One on One Coaching is just the ticket to your success. Work with one of EVCT’s Staff to gain new insights into the script. Cost is $25 per hour. Time is flexible and can be arranged with Karen at EVCT to get you the best instructor for your work.

Small Group Coaching

Small group (2 or 3 person class only) is also available at $15 per hour. Must have at least two people sign up together, no more than 3 per coaching class.

Open Theatre

Want to sample theatre classes at East Valley Children’s Theatre or simply work on theatre skills and improvisation? Then Open Theatre is just what you are looking for. Cost is $15 for up to two hours at the theatre. Topic to be included during Open Theatre are listed below.

Ages 5-8 – Creative Play; Characters with Props, Costume Pieces and Hats;

Acting out stories and fables; and Theatre Skills

Ages 9-15 – Improvisation, Theatre Games, Character Building, Emotions

& Feeling, and Comic Acting

OPEN THEATRE HOURS – Friday 4 pm to 8 pm.

Beginning February 24, 2017 and continuing every Friday thereafter.


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