META Performing Arts

META Performing Arts Providing exceptional dramatic and musical theatre opportunities that help give young people tools to better understand themselves and the world they live in.
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META is an anacronym for: Multicultural, Educational, Theatre Arts. For over 20 Years META Performing Arts has produced professional quality theater for the community of Skagit County and surrounding areas. META reaches out to youth, adults, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds to create the rewarding shared experience of theatre arts. META presents original Musical Theatre, Plays, and published works which support our mission. Student-aged performers learn dance, music, storytelling and acting in an environment which is safe and nurturing, with strong adult role models and multicultural peer interaction, allowing spirits to soar as they develop: Self Esteem Literacy Team Building Skills Self Expression Communication Skills Creative Problem Solving Experience Multiculturalism

META is an anacronym for: Multicultural, Educational, Theatre Arts. For over 20 Years META Performing Arts has produced professional quality theater for the community of Skagit County and surrounding areas. META reaches out to youth, adults, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds to create the rewarding shared experience of theatre arts. META presents original Musical Theatre, Plays, and published works which support our mission. Student-aged performers learn dance, music, storytelling and acting in an environment which is safe and nurturing, with strong adult role models and multicultural peer interaction, allowing spirits to soar as they develop: Self Esteem Literacy Team Building Skills Self Expression Communication Skills Creative Problem Solving Experience Multiculturalism

Mission: 1 - Provide opportunities for any and all youth wanting to explore the arts and the very important cultural perspectives that only the arts can provide. 2 - Seek and retain the most talented teachers and trainers we can find to coach our aspiring performers and stagecraft technicians. 3 - Produce shows that encourage our young performers and technicians to discover their full theatre potential - no matter their age, training level, or past experience. 4 - Give every audience an unsurpassed entertainment experience by performing at our absolute best.

Operating as usual

10/09/2020
META Performing Arts

Here's a fond, fond META memory of "Stand & Deliver" from 3 years ago today - We love you Kimo Sabe Todo, aka Johnny Landin!

Stand and Deliver - Final Weekend
Live On Stage at the Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon WA

Stand and Deliver is the award-winning dramatic comedy about the real-life story of math teacher Jaime Escalante and his personal mission of challenging his students to rise to their full learning potential.

Learn More at - https://www.metaperformingarts.org/stand-deliver-main

Johnny Landin superbly channeling Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver"
08/06/2020

Johnny Landin superbly channeling Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver"

Amy Kerpferle's review of Fame in today's Cascadia Weekly  perfectly sums up why it's worth seeing;"During a time when a...
02/26/2020
Cascadia Weekly: Of stardom and success

Amy Kerpferle's review of Fame in today's Cascadia Weekly perfectly sums up why it's worth seeing;

"During a time when arts programs are being cut across the country, Fame pulls double-duty. Watching the show is not only an entertaining way to spend an evening, it’s also a means by which people can glean tangible evidence of the role the creative arts play in people’s futures."

Live On Stage At The Lincoln Theatre until March 7th
*Bargain Night Tonight - All Seats Just $10!

Book Now @ https://lincolntheatre.org/performance/fame-musical

While it’s true that several META Performing Arts alums have performed on Broadway and other notable stages in the theater and film industry, getting famous is not necessarily the goal where the longtime Skagit County nonprofit is concerned. But don’t try telling that to the fictional…

02/07/2020
Fame The Musical

Packed with hope, drama, and enticing beats and dance, "Fame - The Musical" is going to get you off your feet and dancing in the aisles!

Live on Stage at the Lincoln - February 21st thru March 7th. Get your tickets now! https://www.metaperformingarts.org/

What have you learned from the theatre business that you wish your theatre teachers had told you? Let us know in the com...
01/15/2020
Want To Be An Actor? Five Things Your Theatre Teachers Never Tell You - Theatre Nerds

What have you learned from the theatre business that you wish your theatre teachers had told you? Let us know in the comments…

In school, teachers tend to teach you acting theory and methods, which are great and useful tools when becoming a working actor. However, here are an additional five things they may not have mentioned you should keep in mind while pursuing a professional performing career: 1. Know Your Strengths and...

Rehearsal Habits That Will Put You On A Director’s “Will Cast Again” List — OnStage Blog
01/12/2020
Rehearsal Habits That Will Put You On A Director’s “Will Cast Again” List — OnStage Blog

Rehearsal Habits That Will Put You On A Director’s “Will Cast Again” List — OnStage Blog

A lot of actors have talent, but not everyone is a breeze to work with. I will always cast someone who takes direction and is a pleasure to work with over a highly talented pain in the tush. Congratulations on being cast, but now it is time to prove yourself during the rehearsal process. 

This Year Give The Gift Of The Arts …And Save 20%!That's Right - For A Limited Time Receive 20% Off All Seats For The Op...
12/19/2019

This Year Give The Gift Of The Arts …And Save 20%!

That's Right - For A Limited Time Receive 20% Off All Seats For The Opening Weekend of "Fame" When You Checkout Using The Coupon Code: LiveForever

Order Now at https://www.metaperformingarts.org

Offer Ends December 25th, 2019

Thank You to all the other stage managers who've ever helped with making this whole META thing work. We love and appreci...
11/30/2019
Life Of A Stage Manager Told By Queen Elizabeth II - Theatre Nerds

Thank You to all the other stage managers who've ever helped with making this whole META thing work. We love and appreciate you! You are truly Queens (& Kings) of the stage!
– with Torie Giesen, Mat Wend, Friday Celia-Zoellner, Nate Wheeler

There are a select few that have the passion and patience to be called a stage manager. Recently, the great Queen Elizabeth II turned 90, and who better to describe all the feelings of a stage manager than the longest reigning monarch of all time?! The calm before the storm. Rehearsals are just begi...

A huge thank you to those special few people who've ever directed a META production, THANK YOU for first falling in love...
11/28/2019

A huge thank you to those special few people who've ever directed a META production, THANK YOU for first falling in love with every word and moment of the scripts you've embraced. THANK YOU for the fantastic casts and crews you assembled and transformed into your own family to bring your passion to life. THANK YOU for leading the way from months before the rehearsal through opening night and beyond. And most of all, THANK YOU for pouring your hearts and souls into delighting the thousands and thousands of goers META has had the privilege to perform for.

With Lindsey Bowen, Glynna Goff, Rebecca Launius, Joe Bowen, Tj Fantini, Maura Carey Marlin

Thank you to all the Scenographers, Set Designers, and Set Builders who've volunteered their precious time to envisionin...
11/28/2019

Thank you to all the Scenographers, Set Designers, and Set Builders who've volunteered their precious time to envisioning and transforming our empty stages into whole new worlds. We'd have been no where without you.

With Michael Marlin, Lindsey Bowen, Aviathar Pemberton, Jay Bowen, Glynna Goff

11/28/2019

Thank You to all the other stage managers who've ever helped with making this whole META thing work. We love and appreciate you! You are truly Queens (& Kings) of the stage!

– with Torie Giesen, Mat Wend, Friday Celia-Zoellner, Nate Wheeler

https://theatrenerds.com/life-of-a-stage-manager/

Dear META Choreographers and Dance Captains,Thank You for all the marvelously sophisticated thought and creativity you'v...
11/28/2019

Dear META Choreographers and Dance Captains,
Thank You for all the marvelously sophisticated thought and creativity you've put into turning movement into wonderful expressions of time & place, of character, of emotion, and even entire narratives rich with metaphor. And perhaps even more importantly, thank you for creating works that are really, really fun to watch!

– with Rebecca Launius, Angela Marinella, Suzann McLamb, Emily Hall, Hope Fosvedt

Thank You to all of you out there who've ever worked on a META Stage Technician Crew - The wonderful people that work so...
11/28/2019

Thank You to all of you out there who've ever worked on a META Stage Technician Crew - The wonderful people that work so hard backstage to make our shows look so darn good like the guys on the fly rail, the girls who move sets on and off, the prop ladies, the mic fitting guys, the lighting guy, the people in the dressing area who help with costumes and make-up, the backstage parent volunteers, and anyone & everyone else who's stepped up to help with dozens of other jobs that must get done for our shows to go on.

If know you someone whose ever been a META Stage Tech, please tag them on this post to let them know you appreciate them.

Here's another 50 BONUS IDEAS from writer, composer, musical director, and our very good friend Conrad Askland, on how you can thank the Stage Techs in your own life; http://conradaskland.com/blog/50-ways-to-appreciate-your-tech-crew/

Thank You to all of our fantastic costume designers and costumers for your vision and hours of dedication collaborating…...
11/28/2019

Thank You to all of our fantastic costume designers and costumers for your vision and hours of dedication collaborating
…and researching
…and sketching
…and shopping
…and sewing
…and fitting
…and alterations
…and dressing
…and organizing
…and cleaning
…and pressing
…and breakdown
…and hanging out in the green room and on the set making sure our entire cast always looks the very best for their parts!

– With Kathryn Gildnes, Amber Hamilton-Frahm, Lindsey Bowen

Earning a living as an actor can be tough to break into but, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other job opportun...
11/26/2019
7 Theatre Professions That Are Totally Awesome (And Aren’t Acting) - Theatre Nerds

Earning a living as an actor can be tough to break into but, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other job opportunities waiting for you in the world of theatre!

The ticket scanners silence. The lights dim. The curtain rises. You think to yourself, “There’s nothing like this place.” If you’ve found yourself thinking these words while visiting the theatre, you might be toying with the idea of turning your theatrical nerdiness into something more. Whil...

What are your most favorite musical theatre costumes? Let us know in the comments below…
11/21/2019
The 8 Most Iconic Costumes In Musical Theatre - Theatre Nerds

What are your most favorite musical theatre costumes? Let us know in the comments below…

Costumes help make a character, but in some shows, the costume itself has become so iconic that no future production can be repeated without the specific look. These costumes immediately define the musical they reference, even when they’re out of the context of the show. The following are our top ...

Cast List For "Fame The Musical" Is Up At https://www.metaperformingarts.orgThank You To All Of The Wonderful & Talented...
11/19/2019

Cast List For "Fame The Musical" Is Up At https://www.metaperformingarts.org

Thank You To All Of The Wonderful & Talented Actors That Turned Out For Auditions. Making Casting Decisions Has Never Been Harder. Congratulations To Those Of You Who Were Chosen For META's Production Of "Fame The Musical" Live On Stage At Lincoln Theatre February 21st - March 7th …Tickets Going On Sale Soon!

Which of them will you be seeing?
11/17/2019
Theatre Nerds

Which of them will you be seeing?

8 Musicals Heading To The Big Screen

11/12/2019

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Fame Auditions
Tonight's Your Last Chance!
6:00 @ Lincoln Theatre

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a ...
11/03/2019

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a success! Hope you had as much fun as we did.

…And we're looking forward to seeing you all again at our next show, "Fame the Musical" in February 2020 - Auditioning next week! Learn more at https://metaperformingarts.org

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a success!

Please be sure to join us for "Fame the Musical" in February 2020.

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a ...
11/03/2019

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a success!

Please be sure to join us for "Fame the Musical" in February 2020.

Thank You Skagit Valley from the bottom of our hearts for making META's Production of "Matilda the Musical" such huge a success!

Please be sure to join us for "Fame the Musical" in February 2020.

META Performing Arts's cover photo
11/03/2019

META Performing Arts's cover photo

Casting Call | Fame The MusicalSeeking people of all ethnicities, physical types, & ability levels with plenty of leadin...
11/01/2019

Casting Call | Fame The Musical
Seeking people of all ethnicities, physical types, & ability levels with plenty of leading & featured roles for strong actors, strong singers, strong dancers, strong rappers & strong musicians. Nov. 11-12, Ages 12 and up. Visit Our Website For Audition Details & Registration - https://www.metaperformingarts.org/fame

10/24/2019

"Matilda" Family Night Show 7:30 Tonight @ The Lincoln
All Seats $10!

META Performing Arts's cover photo
10/24/2019

META Performing Arts's cover photo

10/24/2019

Don't Miss Matilda The Musical Live On Stage At The Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon WA. Final Performance is Saturday, Nov. 2nd - Get Your Tickets Now Before It's Too Late! https://www.metaperformingarts.org

Photos By Denise Hathaway

Address

P.O. Box 2548
Mount Vernon, WA
98273-7548

General information

At META our mission is to: - inspire and educate youth in theatre arts - provide performance opportunities for youth - reach out to under-served children in our communities META What we Offer: live theatre performance experience summer arts camp, and classes in performance audition workshops Training in: acting, voice, movement, and technical theatre Our core values are: Teamwork Diversity Inspiration Education Respect Creativity

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Since before the beginning of history, storytelling has always been, and still is, one of the most important skills shared by all cultures. At META, our vision is to utilize dramatic and musical theatre to give young people tools to better understand themselves and their culture.

At META, we strive to:


  • Provide opportunities for any and all youth wanting to explore the arts and the very important cultural perspectives that only the arts can provide.
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    We just saw Matilda!! WOW! The energy and marvelous talent kept us on the edge of our seats! Congratulations to the cast and crew! BRAVO!!❤😍😘 I only wish I could see it again!!❤😍😘
    What an absolutely incredible opening night for Matilda! The Musical!! Congrats to the entire cast and crew for putting together such a powerful and all together beautiful show! I can’t recommend it enough! If you haven’t already, go get your tickets! ❤️❤️
    When will the cast list be posted for Matilda?
    Every META performance I’ve seen is better than the last. But it’s doubtful any future shows will be surpass West Side Story. Every aspect of the production is first rate; the set, the cast, the choreography, I could go on but instead I I’ll just urge those who can to go see the final performances next weekend. You won’t regret it.
    Margaret and I went to the Friday night performance of West Side Story at the historic Lincoln Theatre. This is an excellent production featuring some truly exceptional local talent. We highly recommend it!
    Margaret and I went to the Friday night performance of West Side Story at the historic Lincoln Theatre. It was an excellent production featuring some truly great local talent. We recommend it highly!
    Anybody know details for auditions for the next show? Or when they'll be available?
    I came to your opening last night and had a great time. It was my first time in your theater and I will definitely come back. Great cast,crew, and orchestra. I did shoot a few photos but without permission I will not post them. I will happily send them to you. Bravo!
    A FANTASTIC Opening Night for Into The Woods! Sooo much talent🤩
    I Have MY new Profile Picture up WOOT WOOT Have great Dress Rehearsal tonight everyone
    This play was outstanding!!! GO SEE IT TONIGHT!!! this is the last night. THANK U META for working hard all these years and empowering so many.