EVCT TROUPES

East Valley Children’s Theatre is especially proud of our many Community Outreach programs. Each year EVCT brings the magic of the stage and drama to thousands of children in the East Valley.

EVCT EXPRESS – Acting Troupe at EVCT

(Ages 8-16)

Jaime Gilbert, Director

EVCT Express troupe is an acting troupe under the direction of Jaime Gilbert.  The troupe is made up of youth age 8-16 who create a script based on a title of the performance then perform the show at a variety of venues in the East Valley.  Troupe meets each week on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm. Cost to be in the troupe is $275 which includes the 14 weeks of instruction, performance shirt and supplies.

Auditions for Express Troupe participants for Spring 2023 will be held on January 19, 2023 at 4:30 pm at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Click below for additional information and the audition card.

Dec 3 – Performance at Red Mountain Library (635 N Power Rd, Mesa 85205) (10 am)
Dec 3 – Barnes & Noble- EVCT Bookfair & Boutique (1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa 85204) (3 pm)
Dec 6 – EVCT Troupe Showcase MAC (1 E Main St, Mesa 85201) (6:30 pm) ($5 Ticket price at the door)
Dec 10 – Mesa Main Library (64 E 1st St, Mesa 85201) (2 pm)

On the Spot – Teen Improv Troupe at EVCT

On the Spot, EVCT’s Teen Improv Troupe is under the direction of Aaron Blanco.  The troupe is made up of youth age 12-18 who rehearse and perform improvisation shows at a variety of venues in the East Valley, making up their performance on the spot.  Auditions are held in the fall and winter for the troupe. Troupe meets each week on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm.Cost to be in the troupe is $275 for the 14 weeks of instruction, performance shirt and supplies.

Auditions for On the Spot Improv Troupe participants for Spring 2023 will be held on January 17, 2023 at 6 pm at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Click below for additional information and the audition card.

Oct 13 – Barnes & Noble (1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa 85204) (7 pm)
Oct 27 – Bookman’s (1056 S Country Club Dr, Mesa  85210) (7 pm)
Nov 10 – Barnes & Noble (1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa 85204) (7 pm)
Nov 19 – Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea, & Gallery (154 W. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201) (7 pm)
Dec 3 – Barnes & Noble- EVCT Bookfair & Boutique (1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa 85204) (1 pm)
Dec 6  – EVCT Troupe Showcase MAC (1 E Main St, Mesa 85201) (6:30 pm) ($5 Ticket price at the door)

EVCT Bravo – Teen Musical Theatre Troupe at EVCT

(Ages 12-18)

Breona Conrad, Director

EVCT Bravo, EVCT’s Teen Musical Theatre Troupe is made up of youth age 12-18 who rehearse and perform songs from Broadway shows at a variety of venues in the East Valley.  Auditions are held in the fall and winter for the troupe. Troupe meets each week on Mondays from 5:00-7:00 pm. Cost to be in the troupe is $275 for the 14 weeks of instruction, performance shirt and supplies.

Auditions for EVCT Bravo participants for Spring 2023 will be held on  January 16, 2023 at 5 pm at the EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St in Mesa.  Click below for additional information and the audition card.

Dec 3 – Barnes & Noble- EVCT Bookfair & Boutique (1758 S Val Vista Dr, Mesa 85204) (11 am)
Dec 3 – Mesa Main Library (64 E 1st St, Mesa 85201) (2 pm)
Dec 6 – EVCT Troupe Showcase MAC (1 E Main St, Mesa 85201) (6:30 pm) ($5 Ticket price at the door)
Dec 10 – Red Mountain Library (635 N Power Rd, Mesa 85205) (10 am)

EVCT Literature Alive

Literature Alive, a literacy program at East Valley Children’s Theatre that encourages kids to read.   We have a Literature Alive Troupe that is made up of home schooled kids.  The troupe rehearses for 6 rehearsals in a three week period and then performs at Elementary schools (for Kindergarten and First Grade students).

We go into the schools, read a book to the kids, then we act out the story in a 20 minute play and if time permits we do a little interactive activity with the kids who are in the audience.  Then as the kids leave they are all given a book of the story we just read and acted out.  The program has been very successful and is a great experience for actors and audience alike.  

Cost to be in the program is $150 per participant.

If you are interested in being a part of our Literature Alive program, please contact the office at 480-756-3828.

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