Mesa Arts Center Archives

‘Barefoot Contessa’ coming to Mesa Arts Center

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Ina Garten, one of the country’s most beloved culinary icons, author of nine New York Times bestselling cookbooks and host of the popular Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics show on Food Network, is coming to Mesa Arts Center, on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Joined by a moderator, Garten will share stories that bring the audience behind… Read More →

Photos: Dream Theater rocks Mesa Arts Center

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Progressive rock band Dream Theater played an exciting show on Thursday, May 5th at the Mesa Arts Center, and our Art Director Mike Mertes was there to take photos of the momentous show.   Photos by Mike Mertes The band played its double LP concept album, “The Astonishing,” from start to finish. The band started playing at… Read More →

Dream Theater coming to Mesa Arts Center

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Legendary progressive rock band Dream Theater will be rocking the Mesa Arts Center this May to supports its newest album, “The Astonishing.” The band plans to play the entire concept album in its entirety during the show, which is sure to please fans of the band’s latest work. Dream Theater has been around since 1985,… Read More →

‘Star Trek’ beams into Mesa Arts Center April 4

Republican Presidential Debate at Mesa Arts Center

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, a North American concert tour playing performing arts centers in more than 100 cities, will play Mesa Arts Center Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ikeda Theater. Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage is produced by CineConcerts, known for its popular live to projection, symphonic concert experiences. “The Star Trek franchise has for… Read More →

The Monkees coming to Mesa Arts Center

Republican Presidential Debate at Mesa Arts Center
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Danny Zelisko Presents is pleased to announce The Monkees’ Good Times: 50th Anniversary Tour, which will see a historic performance on Thursday, September 15th at Mesa Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 15th at 10am. The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group’s first new… Read More →

‘Rudolph’ the musical hits Mesa Arts Center Nov. 29

Republican Presidential Debate at Mesa Arts Center
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. This holiday season, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated television special will return live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com). Back by popular demand following… Read More →

‘Evil Dead – The Musical’ comes to Mesa Arts Center

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

“Evil Dead – The Musical,” winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun November 10 for a limited engagement at Mesa Arts Center. Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt, Director, Co-creator and Co-composer Christopher Bond Music by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Reinblatt… Read More →

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater coming to Mesa Arts Center

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences on a 19-city national tour that includes performances in Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative is the Event Sponsor for the Mesa performances.… Read More →

Things to do this week: Art Detour, ‘Potted Potter’

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by in Blogs

“Potted Potter” “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” takes all seven books of the bestselling series, a live game of Quidditch and condenses it all into a 70-minute comedy. The show is written and performed by two-time Oliver Award-nominated actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson. Turner and Clarkson play 360 Harry Potter characters between the… Read More →

Molly Ringwald will perform at Mesa Arts Center

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Well known for her acting roles in now iconic movies such as “Pretty in Pink” and “Sixteen Candles,” multifaceted performing artist and bestselling author Molly Ringwald will give a special cabaret performance for Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s annual fundraising gala on Feb. 14, in Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theater. A Hearty Arty Valentine Affair will… Read More →

Etheridge’s U.S. tour includes stop in Mesa

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Academy Award® and Grammy® winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage for the Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. U.S. tour to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., which is being released by ME Records on September 30. She will also be singing some of her greatest hits like “Come to My… Read More →

Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, One Direction + more things to do

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by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Boy bands, brews cruise, ballet under the stars and much more to do this weekend! 9/16: One Direction The British boy-band One Direction is taking over Glendale and a swarm of screaming teenage girls is sure to follow. With three albums that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the concert is sure… Read More →

Last Comic Standing comes to Mesa Arts Center

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

America’s favorite summer comedy and NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition show, Last Comic Standing, is launching a live tour, Last Coming Standing Live, on Tuesday, September 16. The tour arrives at Mesa Arts Center on September 16 for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Ikeda Theater.  Last Coming Standing Live, will feature Season 8’s winner… Read More →

Arizona Open, Tony Bennett + more things to do

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8/21-8/23: 2014 Arizona Open Pull up those argyle socks, Tide-wash your white britches on an extra hot water setting and get ready for some serious golf! Did you know the second-oldest professional tournament in the state is the Arizona Open? The 54-hole stroke play event offers prize money for professionals and gift certificates to amateurs.… Read More →