Musical Theatre of Anthem is an award-winning, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2008 by Jackie and Jeff Hammond. Mission Statement The mission of Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA trains and educates youth so they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults to empower them and foster their creativity. What We Do At MTA, we cast all youth who audition because we believe that every child deserves a chance to shine on stage while learning and growing as a performing artist. Participants are trained in all aspects of the performing arts including Vocal, Dance, Acting, Improv, Pantomime, Props, Sets, and more. We only hire the best Directors, Vocal and Music Directors, Choreographer, and Production Assistants because we want to bring the performers a first-rate, professional experience. The Production Staff members are experts in their respective fields, and have countless years of professional performing and teaching experience on Broadway, in Tours, and Worldwide. Whether the performer has Broadway Dreams or wants to be involved in theater to build self-esteem and confidence, MTA offers extensive training and growth opportunities while presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy. We provide a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment. We hope to foster a life-long love of the theater and the arts in our participants, our audiences, and our community. Welcome to the MTA Family! What Makes Us Unique MTA is guided by key principles such as casting all youth who audition, setting and achieving high artistic standards, offering moments for performers of all abilities to shine, and providing a positive and family-friendly atmosphere where we instill the belief that working hard and giving your best will produce the greatest results and satisfaction. Performers will learn the benefits of discipline, teamwork, and dedication. MTA exposes the community to theater at its best and offers high-quality entertainment that benefits the organization and the community, as well. Impact MTA is proud to serve our community and we have worked directly with over 1,000 children. Outreach Group Musical Theatre of Anthem's Outreach Group is a group of elite, award-winning performers who tour around the valley to serve their community. They have performed at countless holiday events, festivals, UMOM, nursing homes, Veterans Events and Disneyland. They have also performed the National Anthem for the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and even a U.S. Ambassador.