Musical Theatre of Anthem



Here's what performers of all ages have to say about MTA:

"Our community is so lucky to have such an amazing organization and such talented instructors. Our kids are gaining so much self-confidence, organization, friendships and learning commitment while having fun (among many other things)." - Yolanda Iniguez

"I'm telling you, I've been all over the world and I have never, never heard anything that is better than this."
- U.S. Ambassador David Bolen (in reference to MTA's 2013 Holiday Show)

"Musical Theatre of Anthem has been the most influential local organization in my daughter's life. I know many, many mothers who feel Jackie Stewart and MTA have literally changed their child's life in a way that words do not do justice. She and MTA are such a blessing to our community."
- Allison Tiffany

"Many thanks to the production and cast of Annie. A wonderful show, beautifully executed, full of talent and skill. A great benefit to the community of Anthem. Please extend our warmest appreciation to the two Annie leads, Lily Castle and Madeline Wessel, for a job well done. I had the opportunity of seeing both Lily and Madeline perform, and I must say I felt like I was on broadway. Hats off to the hundreds of cast members, musicians, and staff of MTA for another job well done. Keep it coming! We love it." - Robert Linder, Board of Directors, Anthem Community Council

"Joining MTA has been one of the best choices I have ever made! I have been able to try so many new things and learn so much from so many great people. We work hard and have so much fun! The friends I have made are amazing and I hope we will all be on Broadway together someday! Thanks MTA!!" - Maddie Lopez

"I have only been at MTA for one year and I've already learned so much! The producer/director, Ms. Jackie, only hires the best people to create the shows and they all work really hard to make sure everyone gets a moment to shine. MTA is a big home where everyone works together and the end result is always fantastic! I never want to go anywhere else." - Anya Rogers

"I am so happy to have found MTA. I know I am loved, taught, safe, and assured much fun when I'm at rehearsals! I feel that everyone involved in the productions are one big family! The friendly environment makes me feel comfortable to be myself, so I never hold back. I know that the directors are there to help me grow as a performer and want to see me shine! The amazing opportunities I have been given make me want to be a part of every show in the future! All of the extraordinary directors bring something new to each show making sure that every performer has a memorable experience. MTA helped me find my passion in life- Performing. Thanks MTA for helping me become the person I am today!" - Kailyn Toussaint

"I love MTA so much. I've had so much fun in the 5 shows I've done and I've made so many friends! All of the directors are so nice. I am so happy I started MTA. It's so great. The dancing is so fun and I love the singing! I can't wait for all the other shows I'm going to do!" - Julia Toussaint

"At MTA it isn't just a community theatre, it is an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget."
- Samantha Pear

"Jackie's stellar artistic direction has developed our 11 year old daughter into an emerging singer and actress. Most importantly, she truly cares about everyone in MTA where all players are special." - Lyle Kishbaugh

"MTA is such a great way to learn more about theatre and performing with people who are fun to be around. Every show I have been involved in there has been such a great experience for me! The shows are high quality and the directors that are brought in always bring something new and interesting to the theatrical experience as a whole." - Zac Coffey

"I had a great experience with my performance and the rehearsals at MTA's inaugural performance in September. I learned a lot about stage performing and acting and how it all comes together. I enjoyed all of my fellow performers and working with the directors. I would say to anyone, please consider MTA as one of the most if not the most professional Musical Theatre Company in which to act and sing in the entire State of Arizona." - Martha Kohler

"From doing the MTA summer camp, I really had a great experience and a good time. Jackie Hammond put together a really great show just in two weeks! I also learned about a lot of different types of Broadway Music and a bit of sight singing. I used to really struggle with choreography but MTA really helped me with it and answered my questions. I can not wait to audition for future performances to learn and help me with my voice and choreography." - Olivia Freeman

"I have loved being involved in MTA's shows. It has been a great experience and I have learned a lot." - Taylor Ellsworth

"MTA has offered me the opportunity to reconnect with the stage and with people from all walks of life. It brings children and adults together to appreciate, create, and grow in one of the most unique forms of art. I have seen myself, and all of those involved in the shows, grow in this craft. When we have such a wonderful environment to work in, it makes me want to put my whole heart into what we are creating and that's what MTA does. I have loved working with all the talented performers involved in MTA as well as the support from the directors and Mrs. Jackie Hammond. The Musical Theatre of Anthem is truly an organization dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together." - Sarah Brayer