The Lyle Kishbaugh Scholarship Fund

Lyle had a passion for the theatre which started in high school and spanned throughout his life.  He was able to pass on this passion to Jessica, his beautiful, giving, and kind daughter.  Lyle had the honor of being one of the founding board members of MTA and performed in several MTA productions, two of which he had the thrill to perform with Jessica, Peter Pan and Our Town. 

Evon, his caring, hard-working wife, and also a Board Member of MTA, started a scholarship fund at MTA in Lyle's name which will enable us to provide scholarships for participants who have financial need and might otherwise not be able to participate. Our goal is to be able to provide one Lyle Kishbaugh Scholarship per show during our 10 show season.

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can use the donate button below or mail a check payable to Musical Theatre of Anthem, to 42201 N 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem, AZ 85086. Please note the "Lyle Kishbaugh Scholarship Fund" and thank you for your support in helping to remember this wonderful man who is dearly missed.

Donate to MTA

A big thank you to the generous people that have already donated to this scholarship fund!

Applying For a Scholarship

Scholarship applicants who would like to apply should write a brief paragraph about why they would like to be considered for the award, explain their financial need, and submit it in an email to You will be contacted within 48 hours, confirming your request. Please note, scholarship recipients and/or their families will be required to perform an additional 5 hours of volunteer work for the production that they receive a scholarship for. If for any reason you don't receive a response, please call us at 623.336.6001 and leave a message.

MTA is honored to announce the annual Claude File Scholarship that will be awarded to a deserving MTA youth performer for tuition for a full-scale production between August-May in the amount of $325. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Joe and Lorraine Bousard, and has been established to honor the memory of Claude File, beloved Director.

The recipient will be chosen by the MTA Production Staff and be notified via email.