Announcing our 2021-2022 Season of Shows at
East Valley Children’s Theatre
The Clumsy Princess
By JS Puller & Joel Esher
Sept 23-Oct 3, 2021
The Clumsy Princess by J.S. Puller & Joe Esher, winner of EVCT’s 2020 Aspiring Playwriting Contest
Its hard work being a prince. After all, you have to make sure your clothes are the latest in fashion, your teeth are shiny, and your hair is utterly perfect. And, of course, you need to be charming. Prince Stephan has devoted his life to being the ultimate prince. But, of course, the one thing an ultimate prince needs most is a picture-perfect princess. Unfortunately, Stephan’s plans for marriage quickly deteriorate when he meets Princess Tilly, a clumsy young woman who accidentally knocks him out of a window. Stranded in his own kingdom for the first time, Stephan learns of a terrible beast plaguing his people. The ultimate prince would defeat any such beast, so Stephan embarks on a quest with Tilly and his court jester, Felicity, to set things right again. Of course, the beast isn’t exactly what he thought it would be…
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec 2-12, 2021
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the musical – Book & Lyrics by Jahnna Beechman & Music and Lyrics by Malcolm Hillgartner
Based on the bestselling book, this delightful comedy is an American classic and one of the best holiday stories ever written. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem and fun collide when the Herdmans meet the Christmas story head-on. You won’t want to miss this great family entertainment for the holidays.
The Prince and the Pauper, the musical
By Mark Liebert & Ben Liebert
Feb 10-20, 2022
The Prince and the Pauper, the musical, Book & Lyrics by Mark Liebert and Music & Lyrics by Ben Liebert
When Prince Edward changes clothes with Tom Canty, a beggar boy, everybody is convinced that Tom is actually the heir to the throne. The true prince, now dressed in rags, is booted out of the palace. Not being able to convince people of who they really are, the two lads lead an extraordinary existence as each tries to get along in a strange new world. This exciting new original musical of Mark Twain’s beloved classic is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
Marion and the Merry Men
By C Lynn Johnson
June 16-26, 2022
Marion and the Merry Men, a new legend of Robin Hood, an original play by C. Lynn Johnson
Marion may still be a maid, but she is her own hero. When she learns of a nefarious scheme, Marion escapes to Sherwood Forest where she meets the one and only Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. However, their reputation doesn’t quite meet reality and Marion must help lead them against the Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John – saving England and into a legend! The story you know and love, but with a fresh perspective the whole family will love.