Announcing our 2022-2023 Season of Shows at

East Valley Children’s Theatre

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Book by Karen Rolston
Music & Lyrics by Kathie McMahon
December 1-11, 2022

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. Book by Karen Rolston, Music & Lyrics by Kathie McMahon

Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial by Francis P. Church in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.

On Christmas Eve 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can’t find his writer’s voice by morning. Even though they don’t know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore.

A great holiday show
the entire family will enjoy!

Daytime Matinee shows are available for large groups of school age children.

The Frog Prince, a children’s musical

by Marcus Yi
Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwrights Contest 2022
February 16-26, 2023

The Frog Prince, a children’s musical by Marcus Yi. Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwrights Contest 2022

Prince Harris is the world’s worst Prince.  His disregard for tradition and promises proves disaster when he decides to hunt in the enchanted woods.  Because of his reckless regard for others, Fairy Queen Mab turns him into a frog.  In order to reverse the spell, he needs a kiss from a Princess.  Princess Jillian is a headstrong basketball whiz, who seeks an independent life.  Can both overcome their differences to find their own happily ever after?

Daytime Matinee shows are available for large groups of school age children.

Beauty and the Beast

by Vera Morris
June 15-25, 2023

Beauty and the Beast by Vera Morris
As punishment for rebuffing a powerful witch, a selfish prince becomes a true ’beast’ until someone will love him for himself.  Many years later, a poor widow stumbles onto the castle and innocently plucks a forbidden rose.  The Beast sentences her to death, but first allows her to return home and bid farewell to her family.  There we meet her two unpleasant daughters, Isabel and Marguerite, and her nasty sons-in-law, Greedo and Graspo.  Her third daughter, Beauty, agrees to go to the castle and stay with the Beast if her mother’s life is spared.  With the aid of an enchanted mirror, Beauty sees that Beast is not really a beast.  Her love restores Beast to his true form and happiness reigns. 

Daytime Matinee shows are available for large groups of school age children.

For additional information contact the
EVCT Office at 480-756-3828 or info@evct.org

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