Saturday, April 4, 2020

The ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence launches fund-raising campaign to support local theatres and theatre artists in these uncertain times.

The ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence whose motto is “Many Stages, One Community”  launches fund raiser to benefit local theatres and artists during these challenging times.

The ariZoni Board of Directors, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and celebrate the theatrical arts in Arizona, has launched the AZ Theatre Organization and Artist Relief Fund to support artists and theatres.   The organization will be matching dollar for dollar up to the first $5,000 raised.  At the time of this press release, $4290 had already been raised by the group.

Theatres and artists are clearly feeling the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as we witness productions and seasons being postponed and placed on hiatus. With no way to supplement or adjust to continue to generate income, many theatres and contracted artists and technicians have will be struggling to stay afloat. 

For every dollar donated to the ariZoni Theater Organization and Artist Relief fund, the organization will match it dollar for dollar up to the first $5,000 raised.
These grants will be distributed on a three tier system:

1. ariZoni member theatres
2. Theatre artists and technicians from the valley
3. Other valley theatres

For more information, or to donate, those interested can visit: Donor gifts, including a "Many Stages, ONE Community" t-shirt, and both a Zoni website and a 2020 Zoni Celebration program "thank you" start at just $30.

We've Passed 9,000 Facebook Followers!

We just passed 9,000 Facebook followers! Thanks for making PHX Stages the top and truly only place for all things theatre in the Valley. We hope you're all staying safe and socially distancing yourself from others and as soon as things are back to normal we'll have updated schedules and information for all of the shows in town!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Southwest Shakespeare Company announces their upcoming virtual readings, including TWELFTH NIGHT, this Saturday, April 4

Join Southwest Shakespeare Company for their virtual production of Twelfth Night this Saturday at 7:30 pm via Zoom.

CLICK HERE to watch

Viola: Veronika Duerr*
Olivia: Betsy Mugavero*
Malvolio: Clay Sanderson*
Orsino: Connor Wannless
Feste: Breona Conrad
Sir Toby Belch: Keath Hall
Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Rashaud Williams
Maria: Ryan L. Jenkins
Sebastian: Gustavo Flores
Antonio: Phillip Herrington
Fabian: Heather Fallon*
Curio: Maria Idalis Harris
Valentine: Christina McSheffrey
Sea Captain/Priest: Melissa Toomey
*Member of Actors' Equity

And here's the schedule for the upcoming readings, all at 7:30 PM on Saturdays!

Links for future shows can be found on the Southwest Shakespeare Facebook page a few days before each event.

4/4: Twelfth Night
4/11: Henry V
4/18: Romeo and Juliet
4/25: Richard III
5/2: The Merry Wives of Windsor
5/9: Henry IV Part I
5/16: Henry IV Part II
5/23: The Merchant of Venice
5/30: The Comedy of Errors
6/6: The Winter's Tale

Actor's Youth Theatre presents free FROZEN Sing-a-long plus online classes for April

Email the Box Office at to get signed up! $15 per class, $40 for a month, OR a WEEK of unlimited classes for $60!! You could take up to 30 classes in one week!

Local Phoenix Artists appear in Live Garage Concert

Local artist and producer, Seth Tucker is joined by Alyssa Chiarello, Marina Jarrette, and Sime Kosta for Episode 3 of Garage Concert LIVE! Sunday, April 5th at 2pm on Facebook Live. You can tune in here:

This concert series features live music theatre, pop, and comedic performances from some of Arizona’s best singers. This 30 minute romp is for all ages. In accordance with the recent stay-at-home orders, all guest singers will be brought in virtually.

Episode 3 is Sponsored by: Suey P., Carol Rosensteel, Emily Mohney, Jacqueline Forero, Bennett & Kym Smith, The UBU Project, Stephen Hardy & Addison Crawford, Lynn Timmons Edwards, Amanda Glenn, Jean & Keith Tucker. Special thanks to Brock Pro Entertainment, JALT Media, and The Davis Alliance.

Songs and guest stars are sponsored through grassroots donations, and proceeds will be used to help support the participating artists in this difficult time. If you are interested in sponsoring future performances, please email

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents EPISODE II of their "Quarantined" Virtual AFTER DARK CABARET Series, tomorrow, Friday, April 3

from our friends at ABT:

Thanks to the over 600+ viewers who tuned-in LIVE on our Facebook page this past Friday for our very first "Quarantined" Virtual After Dark Cabaret featuring members of the cast of Chicago.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, our Virtual After Dark Cabaret Series will return again this Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm (pst) LIVE on the ABT Facebook page with Episode II.

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 3 @ 7:30pm (PST)
WHERE: LIVE on the ABT Facebook page

Grab yourself a drink, find a comfy spot and join host Kurtis Overby and a few ABT alums - direct from across the country and the comforts of their own living rooms - performing some of their favorite musical theatre selections!

We understand some of you had difficulty finding the Cabaret on our Facebook page this past Friday. We're sorry for any confusion. Please see the instructions below. We hope this helps clarify exactly "where" you should look.

We'll see you online, Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm (pst)!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Laughing Pig Theatre offers Virtual Teaching Seminars

Laughing Pig is organizing a series of virtual seminars centered around how to teach and utilize performing arts in a distance learning setting. There will be a variety of topics directed towards both educators and performers to make the best of the current situation and separate yourself in a suddenly crowded online environment.

Kickoff meet-and-greet is Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 PM. Seminars begin Friday April 3 at 5:00 PM.

Follow Laughing Pig Theatre on Facebook for information on all presenters and topics or visit

Brock Pro Entertainment's SILLY SONG ALONG, today at 5pm

from our friends at Brock Pro Entertainment:

GET READY because our Silly Sing Along BPE FUN-raiser continues this Thursday starting at 5pm.

Husband and wife duo Sean Mullaney and Alex Ncube are back this week with more music and more fun for all of you.

Make sure you tune into the BPE Facebook page on Thursday night at 5pm to see all of their silly shenanigans they have in store for all of you.

You don’t want to miss it. We love seeing all of you on the live streams and we are so grateful for all of your support.

Mesa Encore Theatre presents SONGS FOR TOUGH TIMES, a Free Virtual Cabaret, April 3

from our friends at Mesa Encore Theatre:

We could all use some music to make us laugh and give us hope in tough times! Join us for a FREE online cabaret on what would have been the opening night for Reefer Madness.
Enjoy the music and “tip” your favorite performers (with all proceeds going to support MET) as we sing songs to make you smile and laugh!

Friday, April 3 at 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar format - use this link to watch for free:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ASU Gammage Offers Digital Connections

Many of you know the ASU Gammage mission is Connecting Communities™. In these challenging, ever-changing times we will continue our mission even if the “connecting” is through digital platforms.

We need the arts more than ever. We are offering FREE digital experiences on our Facebook page including masterclasses, fun demos, and other experiences for you to engage with us.

Virtual Masterclasses:
3/31/2020 –  Observing Character to Create Scenes at 4PM

Writer, performer and teacher Tony Moschetti will lead participants in writing their own scenes based on pictures of original characters. Great for kids in middle school but fun for the whole family!

4/3/2020 – Stir Crazy Improv at 7pm

Loosen up this Friday Night with some improvised fun. Teaching artist Taylor Moschetti is back with a Masterclass for grown-ups. Grab a beverage of your choice, get in front of your computer screen, and enjoy yourself while learning how to think on your feet.

These virtual masterclasses are made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Lunch Time Talks:
4/6/2020 – “Lunch Time Talks” with Casey Likes at 1PM

Grab your lunch and chat with Broadway Star Casey Likes on Facebook Live! You'll get to ask questions and learn about how amazing Casey is on and off the stage.

Just for fun:
4/2/2020 – Mixology: Quaran-rita Edition at 5PM

Learn to make a quaran-rita (aka margarita) with one of our bartenders! Tag a friend you can watch with and have a virtual Happy Hour.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Brock Pro Entertainment's BPE FUN RAISER, Sunday, March 29

This Sunday night, Mark and Lynzee 4Man will be LIVE on the Brock Pro Entertainment Facebook page for their Silly Sing Along as part of their BPE FUN-raiser doing “The Best of BPE”.

Tune in this Sunday starting at 5pm to see what they have in store.

They are grateful for everyone who has taken the time to watch their livestreams and/or donate to BPE during this time as your constant support really means a lot.

ASU Gammage announces new dates for MEAN GIRLS

Previously scheduled for April 21-26, the show will now play ASU Gammage September 1-6, 2020. MEAN GIRLS ticket holders- hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for these new dates! Pre-purchased parking passes and 19-20 Subscriber parking passes will be valid for September performance dates. No further action needed.

Your tickets will match the day of the week you were originally scheduled to attend:
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. – Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. – Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. – Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. – Sunday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Sunday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27, 2020

All Puppet Players presents live stream of THE NEVERENDING STORY: LIVE AND LEGLESS

from our friends at All Puppet Players:

It's tough out there. Nobody has any idea what they should do. Do we stay in? Do we pout? So we fight? Do we cry?

We think you should laugh. So today, at 8pm on ALL PUPPET PLAYERS FACEBOOK PAGE, we are airing The NeverEnding Story: Live & Legless!

But once it airs, we are removing it immediately. The only chance to see it aired live will be tonight at 8pm.

However, if you are a Patreon subscriber, we are going to be allowing you the opportunity to watch it for the next 14 days on a special link. If you would like to sign up to be a monthly subscriber- CLICK HERE. 

Tonight's Show:
The All Puppet Players bring you The NeverEnding Story: Live & Legless. This show asks you to embark on an adventure that has haunted children of the ‘80s for years. Travel to Fantasia, a magical land currently threatened by a darkness hell-bent on destroying everything it touches. Atreyu and his friends, including, a rock monster, a luck dragon, and a freaking guy riding a snail, all help him in his quest to destroy “The Nothing” and save Fantasia.

This sprawling fantasy epic will be overflowing with APP’s signature wit, pop-culture references, cost prohibitive sets, and pure puppet anarchy that will lambaste and pay homage to this celluloid childhood classic.

Watch live tonight and experience the enchanted world of a young boy’s imagination and behold the remarkable adventure that 80’s parents thought was appropriate for kids to watch.

Desert Stages presents SENIOR MOMENTS, a Virtual Cabaret

from our friends at Desert Stages:

Senior Moments!
A Virtual Cabaret

Calling all SENIORS 55 years old and older! It's time for YOU to shine and show us your talents!
Desert Stages Theatre wants to showcase YOU on our Facebook page and IGTV!

Here's what you do:
1) Take a video of your choice of a song, monologue, or dance routine!
No crazy equipment needed! iPhone video is fine. Please remember to film horizontally.

2) Share the video through Dropbox or Google Drive to


3) Upload it to YouTube and send the link to

Videos must be submitted no later than April 2nd.
Please write how you want your name to appear and if performing a song or monologue write the name of the show it is from.

The final showcase compilation will premiere Friday on April 3rd at 7pm!

cast announcement - ELEEMOSYNARY - Stage Left Productions

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs July 24-August 1

DOROTHEA.................................Janis Webb
ARTIE...........................................Rachel Keimach
ECHO...........................................Haiden Ruffino

Arizona Broadway Theatre's After Dark Cabaret goes Virtual!

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announced an all-new approach to hosting its long standing After Dark Cabarets series - this time - LIVE on the theatre's Facebook page via Zoom* on Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm (PST).

In an effort to keep connected with the community during this time of self-quarantine, ABT will host what it hopes to become a series of online virtual cabaret and entertainment options by hosting their very first "Quarantined" Virtual After Dark Cabaret. The Cabaret will feature members of the cast of Chicago (currently on hiatus) and others who will "Zoom-in" direct from the comfort of their own living rooms. To view, simply visit the ABT Facebook page (@ArizonaBroadway).

"Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. We're not only thinking 'outside the box' - we're having to build a whole NEW box," said Brad York, Director of Marketing & Development at ABT. "Our patrons can't come to us for what would have been this Friday's Chicago After Dark we’re bringing it to them direct from living rooms across the country."

The After Dark Cabaret series has been a long-standing favorite Friday night tradition since ABT's very first season in 2006. A free event, the Cabaret falls on the second Friday of any given show's run. Following the 7:30pm Friday show, audience members are invited to join ABT's Associate Artist Director and Cabaret host Kurtis Overby along members on the cast in the theatre's lobby for a one-hour Cabaret featuring musical theatre hits and other selections.

Be sure to be on the Arizona Broadway Theatre page on Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm (PST) for the LIVE broadcast