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.

EXPRESS TROUPE

(ages 8-16)

Nicole Gibson Rice, Director

EVCT Express troupe is an acting troupe under the direction of Nicole Gibson-Rice.  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.  Auditions are held in the fall and winter for the troupe.  Rehearsals are at the EVCT studio on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm. To schedule a performance call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828.

Congratulations to EVCT Express Troupe Members for Fall 2017!

Ailish Murphy, Isabel Cesar, Sophie Poulson, Maya Watkins, Kay Hawley, Lilly Mason

Jaden Webb, Stage Manger

EVCT Express Performance Schedule Fall 2017 – The Tortoise and Mrs. Claus

Monday, December 4

5:00 PM

Fellowship Square
35 W Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85201

Tuesday, December 5

6:30 PM

Open to the Public

EVCT Troupe Showcase
Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street in Mesa

$5 per person
$20 for family up to 6 people

Wednesday, December 6

7:30 PM

Oasis at Mesa Palms
1418 N Country  Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201

Saturday, December 9

1:00 PM

Open to the Public

Mesa Public Library
Main Branch
64 East First Street, Mesa

Monday, December 11

6:00 PM

Open to the Public

Dobson Library
2425 S Dobson Rd
Mesa

Saturday, December 16

1:00 PM

Open to the Public

Red Mountain Library
635 North Power Rd
Mesa

On the SPOT TEEN IMPROV (OTS)

Sofia Rhorer, Sean Anderson, Emily Steiner, Josiah Hobbs, Elena Mugge, Hailey Rodriguez, Bryce Weisler, Hannah Trierweiler, Majidah MeLemore, Raaijah Willimas, Ellie Guthrie, Emma Kobza, Trevor Dudasik

On the Spot Performance Schedule Fall 2017

Tuesday, October 24

7:00 PM

Open to the Public

Barnes and Noble
1758 S Val Vista Dr
Mesa 85204

Thursday, October 26

7:00 PM

Open to the Public

Bookman’s
1056 South Country Club
Mesa 85210

Thursday, November 2

7:o0 PM

Open to the Public

Barnes and Noble
1758 S Val Vista Dr
Mesa 85204

Thursday, November 16

7:00 PM

Open to the Public

Bookman’s
1056 South Country Club
Mesa 85210

Saturday, November 18

11:00 AM

Open to the Public

Barnes & Noble
S Val Vista
Mesa 85204

Tuesday, December 5

6:30 PM

Open to the Public

EVCT Troupe Showcase
Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street in Mesa

$5 per person
$20 for family up to 6 people

EVCT BRAVO

(ages 12-18)

Ariana Ziskin, Director

EVCT Bravo is a musical theatre troupe under the direction of Ariana Ziskin.  The troupe is made up of youth age 12-18 who rehearse and perform musical theatre songs and dance at a variety of venues in the East Valley.  Auditions are held in the fall and winter for the troupe.  Rehearsals are at the EVCT studio on Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. To schedule a performance call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828

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.

Our next Literature Alive show is Beauty and the Beast and we are looking for kids to be involved.  Anyone who participates must be invited to do so.  You must be available for all of the rehearsals and performances, and there is a $125 participation fee to cover the costs of the program.  Books are donated to the program by various organizations throughout the year.

Rehearsal Dates:  

Thursday, February 8
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, February 13
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 15
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, February 20
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, February 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, February 27
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Performances are the first week in March

Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

Monday March 5

Tuesday March 6

Wednesday March 7

Contact Karen Rolston, Artistic Director at EVCT – 480-756-3828, Karen@evct.org if you are interested in being a part of the troupe.