Musical Theatre of Anthem

Musical Theatre of Anthem is bringing eight shows to the stage, featuring actors of all ages. 

“It certainly has been an unusual year,” said Jackie Hammond, MTA board member and producing artistic director. 

“I am incredibly grateful for all of the support from everyone involved at MTA and am very excited to head into our fabulous 14th season. We are really looking forward to bringing large-scale productions to life on stage, kicking off the season with a junior version of the No. 1 movie musical of all time, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ featuring award-winning performers ages 12-18.”

The 2021-2022 Season

“101 Dalmations Kids”

Ages: 6 to 11 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: July 7

Performances: July 16 and July 17

Disney’s classic animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies. Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Kids” features Cruella De Vil and 101 heroes. 

“Singin’ in the Rain Jr.”

Ages: 12 to 18 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: July 18

Performances: July 29 to July 31

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make “Singin’ in the Rain Jr.” a good time. 

“Matilda Jr.”

Ages: 6 to 18 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: Aug. 14

Performances: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 

“Matilda Jr.” is the story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s studies aren’t completely smooth sailing. The school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. 

“Once on This Island Jr.” 

Ages: 6 to 18 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: Oct. 9

Performances: Dec. 2 to Dec. 5

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, “Once on This Island Jr.” an original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairytale, “The Little Mermaid.” This full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.

“Disney Cinderella Kids”

Ages: 6 to 10 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: Jan. 8

Performances: Feb. 17 to Feb. 20

The timeless fairytale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. A little help from her mice friends and a touch of magic from her Fairy Godmother send Cinderella to the ball to meet the Prince and fall in love.

“Seussical”

Ages: 11 to adult

(all youth ages 11 to 19 are cast)

Auditions: Jan. 8

Performances: April 21, 2022,

to May 7, 2022

Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo. 

“Shrek Jr.” 

Ages: 8 to 18 (all youth are cast)

Auditions: June 6, 2022

Performances: June 16 to June 18, 2022

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.