Sunday, July 22, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: July 16 - July 22

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Almost Famous Theatre Company - September 27-30, 2018


Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

September 27,28,29,30

Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Man in Chair Garth Williams
Mrs. Tottendale Tracy Burns
Underling Phil Lehmberg
Robert Martin Keith Chandler
George Christopher Reah
Feldzieg Artjom Azarkevic
Kitty Melia Coury (and Co-Dance Captain)
Gangster #1 Austin Prutch
Gangster #2 Bubba Dror
Aldolpho Steven Settefrati
Janet Van DeGraff  Shannon Clark
Drowsy Chaperone Tristin Miller
Trix Holly Wright
Superintendant Nick Paul
Ensemble         Anna Carlise (and Co-Dance Captain)
Ensemble Grace Bertoncino
Ensemble Rebecca Hutchinson

Choreographer  Janet Jones
Music Director John Luke Osorio
Director Jan Williams

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

NOISES OFF! - Almost Famous Theatre Company - March 22-31, 2019



By Michael Frayn

March 22,23,24,28,29,30,31
Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus

Noises Off! presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On.  Doors slamming, on and off stage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

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

STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Almost Famous Theatre Company - May 9-12, 2019

By Robert Harling

May 9,10,11,12

Playhouse On The Park

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

cast announcement - LEGALLY BLONDE - Mesa Encore Theatre



CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs September 07 to September 23

Elle Woods- Xandra Gunnell
Emmett- Austin Stuart
Warner- Keegan Luther
Pilar-Meaghan Katz
Margot- Katie Engstrom
Serena- Rachel Espericueta
Callahan-Rob Stuart
Paulette- Dawn Rendell
Vivienne- Lacey Dixon
Brooke- Stephanie Clark
Kyle/Dewey- Glenn Parker
Enid- Amanda Voight
Elle’s Mom- Donna Erickson
Elle’s Dad- Darryl Poenisch
Kate- Hayley Comblin
Sundeep Padamadan- Deryl Wayne
Aaron- Casey Karapetian
Nikos/Law Student/Ensemble- Jesus Alvarez
Carlos/Law Student/Ensemble- Jesus Diaz
Grand Master Chad/Ensemble- Marcus Bellamy
Chutney/Rude Sales Lady/Ensemble- Alexandra Palmatter
Judge/Ensemble- Lizzie Baggleman
Store Manager/Ireland Solo/Ensemble- Lauren Berman
Admissions Officers- Darryl Poenisch ,Cne Serrano, Glenn Parker
Greek Chorus/Ensemble - Hanna DeLaVega, Tracy Schofield, Ashley Rhoads, Nicole Ojeda-Johns, Julia Jordan , Savannah Grottenthaler, Paige Westfall
Additional Ensemble/Law Students-Kara Houser, Finch Alexander Molina, Benjermin Thetz, Zach Pepe, Christian Aylch

BLK BOX PHX's 2018 / 2019 Season!


BLK BOX PHX is proud to announce its inaugural 2018-2019 season!

Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury
Directed by Elaine ‘EE’ Moe

October 31-November 7, 2018

The season kicks off with a classic tale of good and evil, Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This
Way Comes”, playing from October 31 through November 11th. Two boys become lured to a
mysterious carnival that passes through their town. Soon they discover the diabolical truths behind
the funhouse mirror maze and the eerie cast of characters. The boys fight to save their Town from
this sinister carnival that threatens to destroy it. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic
Publishing. Auditioning mid-August.

S#!tfaced Shakespeare
Adaptions by Angelica Howland
Directed by David Barker

November 30-December 31, 2018

The second show of the season, “S#!tfaced Shakespeare”, combines the literary academics of
Shakespeare with the maniacal tomfoolery of a totally smashed cast member! Audiences get to pick
the play and which actor they would like to see stumble through Shakespeare, after imbibing a few
shots of whiskey! This show plays November 30th through December 31st. There will be a special
performance/party on New Year’s Eve.

*For mature audiences due to adult language and situations.

I Am My Own Wife
by Doug Wright

March 7-March 16, 2019

“I Am My Own Wife” closes out the season. This Pulitzer and Tony award-winning show, written by Doug Wright, is based on a true story about an East German transgender woman, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. The play is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure and survive the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German regime, is a fascinating and stirring tale. Plays
March 7th through March 16th.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


All shows will be held at Phoenix Theatre’s Judith Hardes Theatre, located at 100 E. McDowell Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004.

For tickets and information, when available, call the Phoenix Theatre Box Office at 602-734-5734 or visit http://blkboxphx.com

BLK BOX PHX is a non-profit 501 ©(3) arts organization.

photos - COUNTRY JUKEBOX - Copperstate Productions at Fountain Hills Theater

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through August 5th











photos by Patty Torrilhon

Friday, July 20, 2018

PLAYING GAMES - Space 55 & Brelby Theatre Company - August 4-19, 2018



By Brian Maticic
Aug 4, 10-11, 17-18 @ 8PM, Aug 5, 12, 19 @ 2PM

A co-production with Brelby Theatre Company

“A play about life, love, and all of the sarcasm in between.”
Mel and Bryson keep their marriage alive in a unique way. Matt is pulled into their twisted games, and finds himself falling in love with Mel’s sister, Liz. Unfortunately for him, the family has a past that won’t stay hidden for long.

Tickets $20 - Available at the door & online

CLICK HERE for more information, and to purchase tickets

review - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Sal Pavia and Cast
photo by Shari Corbett
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 August 12th.

"Based on the autobiographical book and movie of the same name, the musical Catch Me If You Can tells the story of a young con man on the run and the FBI agent who is trying to catch him. While it didn't run that long on Broadway, the show, which is set in the 1960s, has interesting and intriguing characters along with a rich, jazz infused score. Arizona Broadway Theatre's production features a talented cast, sure footed direction, fun and inventive choreography and creative elements that perfectly evoke the period and style of a '60s variety show....Sal Pavia is Frank and Matthew Mello is Hanratty and both create endearing characters full of charisma. They have great singing voices and also display a fun relationship with each other...Director and choreographer Stephen Casey evokes the right swingin' '60s sensibility in his pacing, direction and choreography... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

cast announcement - RING OF FIRE - Fountain Hills Theater



CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs August 10-26

Dave Lopez as David
Tom Magnum as Jason
Jay Melberg as Mark
Tanya Schoenwolf as Treena
Lesle St. John as Lesle
Ukiah Odom as Eddie

Directed by Peter J. Hill
Produced by Debra Qualtire
Musically Directed by Lesle St. John and Ukiah Odom
Choreographed by Jenny Iverson.

photos - ALL SHOOK UP - Mesa Community College PAC

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through July 28th



























photos by Nick Woodward-Shaw

audition notices - youth auditions in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and select adult roles in SWEENEY TODD, TITANIC and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Arizona Broadway Theatre


YOUTH

Arizona Broadway Theatre is holding YOUTH auditions on Thursday, July 26, 2018, beginning at 5:00pm, for the following roles in our upcoming holiday production of Miracle on 34th Street. Rehearsals begin November 5, 2018; show runs November 23 through December 29, 2018.

SPECIFICALLY SEEKING:
SUSAN – Female, ages 8-10. Height: 45 inches to 50 inches; Must be able to sing; Precocious and doesn’t believe in Santa; must be beyond her years.

HENDRIKA – Female, ages 9-11. Height: 50 inches to 53 inches; Must be able to speak or learn to speak in Dutch accent; Must be able to sing

GIRL – Female, ages 8-10. Height: 45 inches to 50 inches; Must be able to sing

TOMMY – Male, ages 10-12. Height: 58 inches to 60 inches; Must be able to sing

HARRY FINFER – Male, ages 9-11. Height: 56 inches to 59 inches

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for an audition slot


ADULT

Arizona Broadway Theatre is accepting SUBMISSIONS for the following roles and shows during its 14th Season. (All are non-Equity offers unless specifically indicated.)

SWEENEY TODD
Rehearsals begin August 13, 2018; Runs September 4 – September 16, 2018, at Herberger Theater Center. Specifically seeking:
JUDGE TURPIN – Male. 50-65. Lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd. (Vocal range: E2-Gb4).

TITANIC
Rehearsals begin September 24, 2018; Runs October 12 – November 10, 2018. Specifically seeking:
CAPTAIN SMITH – Male. 45-60. Captain of the Titanic, a white-haired man with strong morals, near to retirement. Has a wealth of experience; character baritone, commanding voice, English RP accent. (Vocal Range: Bb2-F4)

ISIDOR STRAUSS – 50-65. 1st class passenger, the highest of social elite, warm legit character baritone, General American (New York, Jewish Origin) accent. Devoted to his wife. (Vocal Range: F2-F4)

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
Rehearsals begin November 5, 2018; Runs November 23 – December 29, 2018. Specifically seeking:
KRIS KRINGLE – Male. 50-65. Kind old man who may or may not actually be Santa Claus. He embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon. (Vocal Range: B2 – E4).

For more information on how to submit for these roles, CLICK HERE