Musical Theatre of Anthem Moves to New Space

UPDATE Sept. 4, 2018: Musical Theatre of Anthem moved into its new space prior to the Labor Day weekend, after a months-long fundraising effort and construction project. The new location: 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100.

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Wes Sullivan of W.S. Lighting (left) and MTA co-founder Jeff Hammond planned lighting for the nearly finished stage at the group’s new facility. Photos by Robert Roy Britt
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If the new theater looks familiar, well, yes, the stage is similar, and the seats were brought from the old location, though now there is additional seating.

The article below was first published July 3:

A fundraising campaign to pay for renovation of a new space [see photos and floor plan below] for Musical Theatre of Anthem is more than halfway to its goal. The move, originally planned for June 1, is expected in late July, said Jeff Hammond, MTA co-founder and board member. Rent at its existing location is increasing 23 percent, forcing the move.

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As of June 26, the Anthem-based nonprofit had raised $41,631. It needs $70,000 to fully fund construction and moving costs, Hammond said.

The group is raising money through restaurant promotions, car washes and a GoFundMe campaign, and it has also received checks and cash.

The new space, at 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, in Anthem Commerce Park south of Ray’s Pizza, is just a couple blocks from its existing location on Vision Way, which MTA called home for six years. Some of the positives at the new location:

  • More theater seats
  • More spacious lobby
  • Larger rehearsal space
  • Doors on both sides to allow easier entrance and exit
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The floor plan for the new location. Courtesy MTA
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MTA’s new location, at the southwest corner of the complex at 42201 N 41st Drive. In&Out Staff Photo
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The new space earlier this summer when it was under construction. Photos courtesy Jeff Hammond, MTA

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