Thursday, June 21, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: June 18 - June 24

THE SUBMISSION - Nearly Naked Theatre - June 29-July 14, 2018


by Jeff Talbott

Directed by Damon Dering

HOMOPHOBIA, COFFEE SHOPS & RACISM ON STAGE IT’S A DRAMEDY, IN AMERICA... IT’S A TUESDAY.

Nearly Naked Theatre presents a timely and darkly um... let’s go with “droll” limited engagement. Danny has written a complex new drama about an African-American family trying to get out of the projects, and it’s just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. Problem is: the fact that Danny submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances of production. That... and his lily white face. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more and more terrible as Danny drags his boyfriend and his best friend down a long and dirty path of truth, lies, revelation and betrayal. A fiercely funny new comic-drama about the words we use to describe each other-- and the things we'll do to get what.

~For Mature Audiences Only~

Danny: Devon Nickel 
Emilie: A.P. Nuri
Trevor: William Sawyer 
Pete: Connor Wanless

Performance held at Playhouse on the Park at Central Arts Plaza
1850 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Venue is across the street from Phoenix Theatre's campus
The Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance.

reviews - SCHOOL OF ROCK - National Tour: ASU Gammage

the cast
photo by Matthew Murphy
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through June 24th.

"There are fewer things that deliver such large crowd-pleasing cheers and instant standing ovations than having a group of musically gifted youth actors rock out on stage while playing intricate guitar riffs or intense drum solos that some talented adult musicians might struggle to deliver. The musical School of Rock, which is based on the 2003 film that starred Jack Black, delivers those crowd-pleasing moments numerous times, and the national tour of the recent Tony-nominated Best Musical Broadway production features not only a charming and lovable group of young musicians but comically gifted leads, resulting in a fun, funny and engaging show.... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"..The whole thing is so infectious, and infectiously funny, you’ll find yourself not only caught up in the plot’s overall silliness, you’ll probably home in on a well-defined favorite character....Theodora Silverman with her dead-pan, rock ‘n roll face, is irresistible as Katie, the cellist turn bass player..." -David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage (click here to read the complete review)

"My engines needed some time to warm up to SCHOOL OF ROCK, but once a dynamic dozen of hip kids took the stage, all cylinders kicked in, and I was grooving along with the roaring crowd of 3000 at ASU's Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium...." Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

audition notice - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Fountain Hills Theater - June 23 & 24


A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Audition Dates: June 23 & 24, 2018

Fountain Hills Theater
on the Mainstage
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
www.fhtaz.org

Sign up at: https://fhtaz.org/audition-form/

Production dates: August 31 – September 16, 2018

Auditioners should prepare:
– Completed audition form (available at link for event)
– 24 to 32 bars of a song that best shows off their voice
– Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No CD’s
– Dress to move for dance audition

Auditioners should bring:
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of possible rehearsal conflicts

CASTING:

Jesus Christ -Tenor (A2-G5)- Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. This text—Rice and Lloyd Webber’s show—is interested in Jesus as Messiah and man both, and not only his spiritual ministry, but also his personal experience and political role in the world. So we’re looking for a kickass singer with something interesting going on in mind and soul.

Judas Iscariot -Tenor (D3-D5)- One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus’ fame. A tragic figure, a conflicted man, and a powerfully passionate guy. Most certainly not a bad guy— he’s as desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.

Mary Magdalene -Alto (F3-E♭5)- A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. Keep in mind, if you’re preparing her music, that she might not be sentimental or soft. She’s a prostitute, and she tries in her way to care for Jesus, so there is tenderness, and desire, but this is a woman of great strength.

Pontius Pilate -Baritone (A2-B4)- Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

Caiaphas -Bass (C2-F4)- Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

Annas -Tenor (G2-D5)- Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat

Peter -Baritone (G2-G4)- One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’ arrest to save himself

Simon Zealotes -Tenor (G3-B4)- One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans

King Herod -Baritone- The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate

9 Apostles – Male or Female, all ages 12 +

Singing and Dancing Ensemble – Male or Female, all ages 12 +

photos - SCHOOL OF ROCK - National Tour: ASU Gammage

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through June 24th
















photos by Matthew Murphy

audition notice - RETURN TO ROSIE'S PUB - Brelby Theatre Company


We are seeking submissions through the week for three roles in our upcoming production of 'Return to Rosie's Pub.' Characters in this production will need to be comfortable singing (there are several musical performances throughout the play).
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DEDE MIRABAL – Female identifying, Latinx
YOSHIKO KAWASHIMA – Female identifying or non-binary actor, Asian
SYLVIA RIVERA – Trans woman, Latinx
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Synopsis: In Return to Rosie’s Pub audiences will be invited back to experience the magic of Rosie the Riveter’s pub, existing somewhere outside the conventions of time and reality. This production will feature an entirely new array of famous women, pub guests and staff with stories to tell. One familiar face remains…Rosie the Riveter.

Rehearses: July 15-Aug 23 (Sun-Thurs 6:30-10:00…some Sundays from 2-8PM)
Performs: Aug 24-25, 31, Sep 1, 7-8, 14-15 @ 7:30pm/ Aug 26, Sep 2, 9 @ 2pm

If interested please email auditions@brelby.com. We will provide interested parties with a side from the script to record and send to us, or will try to set up a private audition in person.

Davisson Entertainment’s STRIPPED CABARET: UN-CENSORED, UN-HINGED, UN-DERWEAR - August 4, 2018



To kick off the start of their first season, Davisson Entertainment’s BLK BOX PHX is excited to present “Stripped Cabaret: Un-Censored, Un-Hinged, Un-Derwear”, an original benefit concert hosted and directed by Valley favorite, Seth Tucker for two performances on Saturday, August 4th.

With performances by Matravius Avent, Brandi Bigley, Jacqueline Castillo, Trisha Ditsworth, Lynzee Foreman, Adrienne Goglia, Joey J. Grado , Barbara McBain, Brant Michaels, Sarah Pansing,Toby Yatso and many other surprise guests!

Raise a glass and enjoy tunes from a host of musicals, including numbers from Kinky Boots, Bo Burnham, Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Spamilton and other Spam-like musicals. Enjoy this escape from the stresses of the day, as we poke fun, in our undies, at Broadway, pop music and tacky gimmicks!

Produced by Davisson Entertainment and Seth Tucker, Music Directed by Kurtis W. Overby.

The evening will also feature a silent auction and raffle, with wine and beer available for purchase.

Ticket prices $25 for General Admission and $40 for VIP, which includes reserved seating, swag bag, signed cast poster and show souvenir. All fees included. Call the Box Office at 602-734-5734 or visit http://davissonentertainment.com for tickets and information.

Saturday, August 4th at 7:30 and 10:30PM
Playhouse on the Park 1850 N. Central Ave., PHX. 85004

*For mature audiences.

audition notice - DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR - Almost Famous Theatre Youth Troupe - June 30



Thanks to a generous donation from their corporate sponsor, Stealth Partner Group, Almost Famous Theatre Youth Troupe is producing its first Disney musical, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. 

This is a timeless story about inclusion, self confidence, and how we develop from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Almost Famous Theatre Company is able to provide this opportunity for 22 youth and teens to individually develop their singing, dancing and acting skills in this adventurous, mad-cap musical.

Youth must be 8 years and older to audition.

Audition: Saturday, June 30, 1pm to 4pm at our studio
Performances: Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30 1pm
The Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus
Rehearsal schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30 pm beginning July 30

For an audition appointment and studio location contact : play@almostfamoustheater.com

Prepare an upbeat song and bring your music to be played via bluetooth and a 1 minute story about yourself.

Character Breakdown:

Alice 3 Roles: Small Alice, Alice & Tall Alice
Cheshire Cat: 3 Roles. One actor is the head, one is the body and one plays the tail.
White Rabbit
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
Mathilda: Alice’s scholarly sister
Flowers 5 roles: Rose, Lily, Petunia, Violet & Daisy
Caterpillar
Mad Hatter
March Hare
Queen of Hearts
King of Hearts
Door Knob
Dodo Bird
Ensemble

video preview - AGATHA CHRISTIE'S A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through July 29th


THE BIG RADIO BROADCAST OF 1941 - Copperstate Production / Fountain Hills Theater - June 29-July 29, 2018

Sarah Brisco, Thomas Niels Mangum, Peter J. Hill and Barbara McBain
photo by Patty Torrilhon
By Peter J. Hill,
Music and Lyrics by Gus Schneider and Eddie Avril

The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941:  A small, independent Midwest radio station is set to finally ‘go national’!  Everything, including their financial future, depends entirely on going live with the national radio programming.  A sudden freak snowstorm knocks out any chance of receiving the national feed.  But, the four employees realizing that, while they can’t receive, they can still broadcast!  Can just four dedicated employees recreate an entire evening’s national radio broadcast?  Can they save the station?  Can they do it without falling in love?  Well, if not, it won’t be for lack of trying!

The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941 charmingly recreates the old radio programs with their comedy, news and intrigue segments, set to some of the most wonderful, original music of the period.  The story of how this show came to be is nearly as touching and funny as the musical itself.  While visiting his mother, author Peter J. Hill was surprised when she brought out a small box of sheet music composed by Hill’s grandfather.  “Your Grandfather wrote all this music. The Andrew’s Sisters optioned some of these songs, but they never recorded them.  Can you do anything with them?”  Hill took the music, listened to what turned out to be absolutely delightful tunes, and created The Big Radio Broadcast of 1941 around these songs by composer Gus Schneider.  Amazingly Peter Hill and Gus Schneider, his maternal Grandfather, never met.  Gus died the year that Peter was born and now Peter finds a deep and meaningful connection to his past through Gus’s music.

Directed by Peter J. Hill

Peter J. Hill plays Gus, the station janitor
Barbara McBain plays Joan, the station secretary
Tom Niels Mangum plays Billy, the station coffee boy
Sarah Brisco plays Sarah, daughter of the station owner

June 29- July 29
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm

Fountain Hills Theater, Mainstage Too
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ
         
Reservations: (480) 837-9661 x3 Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or visit www.fhtaz.org

Individual Adult Tickets $30.00.
$12.00 for children under 17 & college students with ID.
Veterans call Box Office for 2 for 1 discount.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

reviews - ANNIE -Valley Youth Theatre

Bobb Cooper, Mia McFarland, Olivia Smith (center) and cast
photo by Laura Durant
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through July 1st.

"As a testament to the enormous popularity of the 1977 musical Annie, ...Valley Youth Theatre ends its current season by presenting the show for the fifth time in its 29-year history. This is also the fourth time that Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper is directing the show and playing the part of Daddy Warbucks. With an endearing portrayal of that spitfire orphan Annie by Mia McFarland, and a charming performance by Cooper as Warbucks, this production is full of heart and humor and multiple showstopping musical numbers effectively delivered by a large and talented group of youth actors... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"........In a youth production, the emphasis should be on the youth, and this VYT production of Annie scores big with its talented, youthful ensemble.  Mia McFarland’s Annie is terrific. She’s just as you would want from a live presentation of the little girl hoping to find her long-lost parents; strong, energetic, playfully funny, and a voice with a power that can easily be heard by everyone in the back row of the upper balcony without amplification...." -David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage (click here to read the complete review)

WEST SIDE STORY- Phoenix Theatre - September 5-October 14, 2018



Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on Conception of Jerome Robbins
Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Mainstage Theatre

Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s breakout musical comes to life onstage at Phoenix Theatre. When Tony falls for Maria, it seems like love could conquer all…until their rival gangs go to war. They’ll risk everything to be together, and they may have to. One of the most performed productions in American history, West Side Story is a classic retelling of Romeo and Juliet in an urban setting. The Jets and Sharks rule the streets of New York City, but these gangs don’t like to share. When Tony falls for Maria, their respective gangs get ready for war. A story of star-crossed love in times of prejudice and violence, West Side Story speaks through dance and song in a way that can only a live musical can.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, September 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018 2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, September 14, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:00 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, September 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, September 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 7:30 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

FUN HOME - Phoenix Theatre - October 10-December 2, 2018



Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel

Hormel Theatre

Five-time Tony Award® winner Fun Home and winner of Best Musical, is Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age journey of self-discovery. Middle-aged cartoonist Alison is joined by two younger versions of herself from pivotal times in her life. They lead us through her dysfunctional childhood, her coming-out, and her father's suicide, shortly after his own coming-out. A story of reflection, bittersweet memories, and the moments of pure joy that shine through the darkness, Fun Home is a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, October 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:00 PM
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, October 26, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2018 3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2018 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2018 3:00 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:00 PM
Friday, November 23, 2018 3:00 PM
Friday, November 23, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2018 3:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2018 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

ELF: THE MUSICAL - Phoenix Theatre - November 14-December 30, 2018



Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum

Mainstage Theatre

Raised by Christmas elves, Buddy always felt a little…different. When Santa reveals to him that he’s actually a human being, Buddy goes on an adventure to the magical realm of New York City to find his father and learn what it means to be a human. This jolly musical is a must for any fan of Buddy the elf, Santa Claus, and all things Christmas!

Get your sparklejollytwinklejingle on with Buddy the elf! Seeing this musical might just get you onto the good list (but you didn’t hear it from us).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, November 16, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, November 23, 2018 2:00 PM
Friday, November 23, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, November 30, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, December 14, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:00 PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, December 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:30 PM
Monday, December 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Friday, December 28, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:00 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

THE SECOND CITY IT'S NOT YOU IT'S ME - Phoenix Theatre - January 2-January 20, 2019



With Valentine's Day looming, February is a month that makes us all take stock in our love lives. Whether you can't wait to shower your "bae" with affection or you wish this whole month would eat dirt and die, this show is exactly what you need.

The comedic superstars from The Second City take an improvised adventure into the modern dating scene and explore the age-old phenomenon that is falling in love.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, January 4, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:30 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

JERSEY BOYS - Phoenix Theatre - January 23-March 10, 2019


Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio, Lyrics by Bob Crewe

Mainstage Theatre

You may know Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, but you’ve never seen their story like this. Featuring hits like “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”, Jersey Boys tells the rags-to-riches story of how four boys from New Jersey became a legendary sensation. Get behind the music and experience this Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, January 25, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:00 PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, February 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, February 15, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, February 22, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, March 1, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, March 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

PHOENIX THEATRE FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN THEATRE - Phoenix Theatre - January 21-February 10, 2019




Phoenix Theatre announces the 20th annual Festival of New American Theatre, formerly known as the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals. The Festival happens January 21 through February 10, 2019 and features rehearsed readings (with script in hand) of new, unproduced plays and musicals, as well as a Composer/Lyricist Cabaret. Phoenix Theatre is the very first arts organization in the state of Arizona and the largest producing regional theatre company in the Valley.

The Festival provides opportunities for playwrights, composers, and lyricists to showcase their original works in their Pre Pre-Broadway or Pre Pre-O  Broadway stage of development.

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

AIRNESS - Phoenix Theatre - March 6-31, 2019


by Chelsea Marcantel

Hormel Theatre

A newbie to the world of competitive air guitar, Nina thinks it’ll be a cinch to take home a win. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely not. The air guitar community is tight-knit and die-hard, but they decide to pitch in and teach Nina the ins and outs of their craft. With the help of Shreddy, Golden Thunder, and Facebender, Nina learns that there’s much more to this art form than just playing pretend. She’ll have to go all in and let go of her inhibitions.

Fresh from the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Airness makes its Southwest regional premiere at Phoenix Theatre.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

SISTERS IN LAW - Phoenix Theatre - April 3-28, 2019



By Jonathan Shapiro
Adapted from the book by Linda Hirshman

Mainstage Theatre

This stunning Southwest regional premiere play features the relationship between polar opposites and modern day legends, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, April 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, April 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, April 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:30 PM

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets when available

COOKIN'S A DRAG - Phoenix Theatre - April 24-May 19, 2019


Music by Clint Edwards
Lyrics by Clint Edwards with additional lyrics by Michael Barnard
Book by Michael Barnard with additional book text by Vincent VanVleet and D. Scott Withers

Hormel Theatre

Grab your spatula and touch up your lipstick! Cookin’s a Drag points the spotlight - and the TV camera - on Betty D. Licious and her scrumptious back-up boys for her 5th anniversary special, cooking on live TV! What could go wrong?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, May 3, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00 PM

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ONCE - Phoenix Theatre - May 22-June 16, 2019



Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

Mainstage Theatre

Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Once is an honest and charming story told through actor/musicians playing their own instruments live on stage. A street musician in Dublin is inches away from giving up on his dream until he meets a woman interested in his haunting love songs. Their undeniable chemistry builds into something deep and complex, but it’s not as simple as boy-meets-girl. Once pulls you in immediately and stays with you.

A charming boy-meets-girl story with a twist. Once reminds us of the true power of music.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, May 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, May 31, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Friday, June 14, 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:00 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2019 7:30 PM

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTER - Phoenix Theatre - June 12-July 14, 2019




Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins

Back by popular demand!

Relive the now-legendary 1956 impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Featuring a score of your favorite rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog,” Million Dollar Quartet is a scorching show packed with red-hot talent.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, June 21, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, July 5, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Friday, July 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:00 PM

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cast announcement - STAR SPANGLED GIRL - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre


CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs from June 21st to July 21st

HARMON SWARTZ – Andy Hobart

KYLE CHAVIRA – Norman Cornell

JORIE MOSIER – Sophie Rauschmeyer

Monday, June 18, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: June 18 - June 24

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photos - ANNIE - Valley Youth Theatre


















photos by Laura Durant