MCC Performing Arts partners with Act One Culture Pass, expands access to the arts 

MESA, Arizona – June 6, 2019 – The Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts and Music departments partner with the Act One Culture Pass Program to expand the community’s access to MCC performing arts. 

The Act One Culture Pass program is a partnership between Act One, public libraries and arts/cultural institutions. The program offers library cardholders free admission for two people to attend events at cultural institutions or performances throughout the valley. Library cardholders select the venue or performance of their choice from the display at their local library and have seven days to visit the venue or reserve their performance tickets.

Shrek the musical, opening in July, is the MCC next available Act One Culture Pass performance. Visit to review show times and reserve seats. 

“Our performing arts groups are excited to facilitate these opportunities and to work with community outreach groups dedicated to the engagement of community members in the arts,” said Kevin Dressler, program director for MCC Theatre & Film Arts. “Act One passholders will have opportunities to experience firsthand the wealth of student talent in our instrumental music, musical and theatre arts programs.”

MCC performances are primarily offered at venues on its Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, in the Performing Arts Center and the MCC Theatre. All exhibitions in the Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Visit to learn about upcoming MCC art performances and exhibits and the college’s arts education programs.

The purpose of the Act One Culture Pass is to provide opportunities for a diverse sampling of community members in our state to have access to the arts, regardless of income or economic ability. Learn more about the Act One Culture Pass program at

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Media Contact: Dawn Zimmer,, 480-461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs online, at its two campuses, the Mesa Downtown Center and additional locations. Through the implementation of Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services, MCC is transforming ways it champions student success; college completion, university transfer and career attainment for all students. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. The diverse student body includes more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training to empower MCC students to compete locally and globally. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, MCC is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Learn more at

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019