MTA Moving Campaign

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is one of the only performing arts organizations in the northwest part of the Phoenix area. Located in Anthem, we are a no-cut theater, offering all ages and experience levels to take in the vast benefits of performing on a stage. From confidence to building courage to making new friends, MTA is committed to a safe and thriving environment for our young actors from age 3 to adults.

MTA’s doors are open to not just entertain the community, but to give the talented youth of our community a safe and fun place to share their talents, learn and have fun. It is not just another business, but an important part of Anthem. Without it, there would not be a stage for many of our young performers to perform on outside of their schools. The founders, Jackie and Jeff Hammond, are proud of the decade-long success of watching the community’s youth thrive and grow under its roof.  

At the end of 2017, we were informed that our current lease would be raised by 23%. This increase would have MTA shutting its doors at our current location as it was not possible to sustain the cost. The board, led by Jackie and Jeff Hammond, tried their best to renegotiate with our landlords, offering smart-minded business options for a win for both sides. The landlord was unwilling to work with us or adjust the increase. Because of that, in more words or less, it kicked us out of our current space.
We dove in to find new options that would not only allow us to keep MTA’s doors open but to ensure that our next home would be a location that we could afford and grow in. 

In February, a space was identified and that means that MTA will say goodbye to our home of 6 years over this spring/summer. 

But MTA isn’t just moving, we’re growing. Here are just a few details about our new space: 
- 600 sq feet of additional space
- A more spacious lobby
- A larger rehearsal space and black box
- More seating in our new theater
- Doors on both sides of the auditorium to allow for easier entrances and exits by our audience

While all of this is positive news, we still need your support in ways we have not asked of our amazing families and supporters before to ensure this outcome.

To help cover the cost of our tenant improvement build out and these upgrades at our new space, located at 42201 N 41st Drive near Ray's Pizza, the new landlord has offered to pay a large percentage of the construction costs, which is great news!

However, our rent is still increasing by approximately 13% from our current rate with MTA still being responsible for over $40,000 in hard costs before we can make the move. By the time you have read this, MTA will have already paid the initial $12,000 to keep everything moving. To ensure the continued health of MTA, we are hoping to raise $70,000 by the beginning of the summer.  Lowered to $34,781 due to donations sent in via check or given in cash! Our total raised to date is $64,769, which 93% to our goal!

This is quite a feat in a short amount of time but we are confident that the community will rally and help us reach this goal to ensure a healthy future for this jewel of Anthem.

Know that no amount is too small and we thank you in advance for helping us to not just move, but grow.
All donations are tax-deductible and if you give $500 or more, we will include your name on a special plaque in our lobby as a Backstage Sponsor. From naming the theater after your family or business to season subscriptions for the next five years, we hope to secure the following supporters:

AUDITORIUM SPONSOR– One (1) available – SECURED
(HUGE THANK YOU TO KEMPER AND ETHEL MARLEY FOUNDATION!)

See your name in lights with MTA’s new theater named after you, your family or your business!*

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $20,000

*Your name or business name will appear on all playbills, tickets, website, emails, collateral, marketing, curtain speeches and more during the next five (5) years.

LOBBY SPONSOR – One (1) available
Name the new lobby after you or your business for the next five years!*

Plus, receive two (2) season tickets for the next two (2) seasons, five (5) free show tuitions, and a buyout of volunteer hours for two (2) full seasons for any shows that your family participates in, and your name on our lobby wall plaque.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $12,500

*Your name or business name will appear on the wall of your sponsorship during the next five (5) years. 

BLACKBOX SPONSOR – One (1) available
Name the new blackbox after you or your business for the next five years!*

Plus, receive two (2) season tickets for the next two (2) seasons, five (5) free show tuitions, and a buyout of volunteer hours for two (2) full seasons for any shows that your family participates in, and your name on our lobby wall plaque.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $12,500

*Your name or business name will appear on the wall of your sponsorship during the next five (5) years.

BOX OFFICE SPONSOR - SECURED
(BIG THANK YOU TO THE ANONYMOUS DONOR!)

Name the new Box Office after you or your business for the next five years!*

Plus, receive two (2) season tickets for our next season plus one (1) free tuition, and a buyout of volunteer hours for one (1) full season for any shows that your family participates in, a half page ad in our program for a year, and your name on our lobby wall plaque.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $5,000

*Your name or business name will appear on the wall of your sponsorship during the next five (5) years.

TECH BOOTH SPONSOR – SECURED
(BIG THANK YOU TO RAIN MAN ROOFING AND THE HUGHES FAMILY!)

Name the new Tech Booth after you or your business for the next five years!*

Plus, receive two (2) season tickets for our next season plus one (1) free tuition, and a buyout of volunteer hours for one (1) full season for any shows that your family participates in, a half-page ad in our program for a year, and your name on our lobby wall plaque.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $5,000
*Your name or business name will appear on the wall of your sponsorship during the next five (5) years.

COSTUME AND PROPS ROOM SPONSOR - SECURED
(BIG THANK YOU TO THE CARLSON FAMILY!)
Name the new Box Office after you or your business for the next five years!*

Plus, receive two (2) season tickets for our next season plus one (1) free tuition, and a buyout of volunteer hours for one (1) full season for any shows that your family participates in, a half page ad in our program for a year, and your name on our lobby wall plaque.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $5,000

*Your name or business name will appear on the wall of your sponsorship during the next five (5) years.

FRONT ROW SPONSORS – Ten (10) available
UPDATE - 7 Left!
Thank you, Baldwin Family, Momeyer Family, and Hammond Family!!
MTA is in need of ten sponsors to help us fulfill the purchase of new gear including lighting, sound and more. Give at this level and receive your name on our lobby wall plaque as well as three (3) season tickets.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $2,000

BACKSTAGE SPONSORS – Twenty (20) available - UPDATE - 9 Left!
MTA is in need of twenty sponsors to help us fulfill the plumbing, flooring and other miscellaneous moving expenses. Give at this level and receive your name on our lobby wall plaque with two (2) free seats to a production during our 11th season.

Available for a tax-deductible donation of $500

Any donation amount will have a tremendous impact to our goal.

With deepest thanks and appreciation,

Jackie Hammond (Producing Artistic Director and Founder) and the MTA Board of Directors

Donations ()

  • Dean and Laura O'Meara 
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Sara Garcia 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Helen Roche 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Eamon McDonnell 
    • $100 
    • 19 mos
  • Tia McCarthy Creed 
    • $10 
    • 20 mos
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Organizer

Jackie Hammond 
Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Musical Theatre of Anthem 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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