Monday, February 17, 2014

THE PRODUCERS Arizona Broadway Theatre October 10, 2014 - November 9, 2014

When you’ve got it, flaunt it!
Bialystock and Bloom! Two names that should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with The Producers! Mel Brooks’ stage adaptation of his own 1968 cult classic film won a record-setting 12 Tony Awards! The Producers takes no prisoners as it tells the story of a scheming down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, his mild-mannered accountant and their plot to produce the most notorious flop in history – making themselves millionaires in the process. Only thing they didn’t bargain for? Success! Get ready to laugh out loud at this “equal opportunity offender,” with songs like “The King of Old Broadway,” “When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” and “Heil Myself.”

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Stage Direction: Clayton Phillips
Music Direction: Adam Berger
Choreography: Kurtis W. Overby
Scenic Design: Nick Mozak
Costumes based on original designs by William Ivey Long
Sound Design: Jason Lynn
Lighting Design: William C. Kirkham
Stage Management: Jessica Yauney
Executive Producer: Kiel Klaphake
Casting and Artistic Producer: Cassandra Klaphake

The Usherettes: Emily Blake Anderson, Lauren Morgan
Max Bialystock: Michael McAssey*
Leo Bloom: Jared Mancuso
Hold-me Touch-me: Nikki Nathan
Mr. Marks: Greg Kalafatas
Franz Liebkind: Greg Kalafatas
Carmen Ghia: Morgan Reynolds
Roger De Bris: Michael Moeller
Bryan: Barrett Harper
Kevin: Isaac Wesley Wilson
Scott: Patrick Graver
Shirley: Monica Ban
Ulla: Nicole Benoit
Lick-me Bite-me: Alyssa Hostetler
Kiss-me Feel-me: Deborah McCasland
Jack Lepidus: Isaac Wesley Wilson
Donald Dinsmore: Quinten Patrick Busey
Jason Green: Diego Diaz
Lead Tenor: Barret Harper
Sergeant: Isaac Wesley Wilson
O'Rourke: Adam Shaff
O'Riley: Patrick Gravers
O'Houlihan: Micah Mims
Guard: Quinten Patrick Busey
Bailiff: Adam Shaff
Judge: Isaac Wesley Wilson
Foreman of Jury: Monica Ban
Ensemble: Emily Blake Anderson, Monica Ban, Quinten Patrick Busey, Colin Shea Denniston, Diego Diaz, Patrick Graver, Barret Harper, Alyssa Hostetler, Maureen Kelley, Fiona Laube, Deborah McCasland, Micah Mims, Lauren Morgan, Nikki Nathan, Adam Shaff, Isaac Wesley Wilson

* Member Actors' Equity Association

WHITE CHRISTMAS Arizona Broadway Theatre November 28 - December 28, 2014

Happy Holiday! Experience Irving Berlin’s beloved and timeless score like never before as ABT brings White Christmas to life on stage this holiday season! Based on the 1954 film starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, the musical spectacle follows World War II veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their pursuit of romance while en route to the ultimate wintery holiday in Vermont. A heartwarming musical boasting huge production numbers, the show brims with Irving Berlin classics including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano” and, of course, the perennial favorite “White Christmas.” Full of romance, laughter and breathtaking choreography, White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

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THE KING AND I, Arizona Broadway Theatre, January 9 - February 15, 2015

Known for its dramatic and richly textured tale of East versus West, The King and Iis an uplifting journey of fantastical proportions. A truly memorable love story about Anna, an English widow sent to Bangkok, and the King, whose life’s history has led him to aspirations of regaining the love of his people, the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic dazzles in score, dance and story. The lavish Broadway production with the inimitable Yul Brynner received five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and brings beloved songs, “Getting to Know You,” “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Something Wonderful” to royal life.

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LES MISÉRABLES, Arizona Broadway Theatre, February 27 - April 4, 2015

The longest-running musical in history sets up its barricades on the Arizona Broadway Theatre stage! Seen by more than 62 million people in 42 countries, Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of passion and destruction has mesmerized theatregoers since 1985. The musical sensation has broken records around the globe and continues to enthrall with its timeless testament to survival of the human spirit.

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SWEET CHARITY, Arizona Broadway Theatre, April 17 - May 10, 2015

Dream your dream.

Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it? Sweet Charityis a tender and poignant, yet hilariously funny, look at the adventures (or rather misadventures) of Charity Hope Valentine in the ways of love. Gwen Verdon starred in the Broadway production under the direction of the legendary Bob Fosse, and the delightful Shirley MacLaine popularized the role with the 1969 film. This bright and sophisticated comedy boasts incredible dancing and wonderful music numbers, including “Too Many Tomorrows,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “If They Could See Me Now.” Sweet Charity entertains through the exhausting journey of finding love not only from the world, but also from within.

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DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, Arizona Broadway Theatre, May 22 - June 21, 2015

Under the sea!

Arizona Broadway Theatre brings the Valley premiere of one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most cherished stories – The Little Mermaid! Ariel’s magical, underwater kingdom comes to vibrant life with state-of-the-art effects and brilliant costumes in this family-friendly gem. Recapture your heart with a timeless tale and irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Don’t miss the opportunity to share in the magical Disney stage experience brought to life as only ABT can do!

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LEGALLY BLONDE, Arizona Broadway Theatre, July 10 - August 9, 2015

Bend and snap!

Legally Blonde – The Musical follows the story of Delta Nu sorority president Elle Woods as she crosses the country on a mission to find love at Harvard Law School. This humorous look at life as an ambitious blonde is based on the novel and film of the same name starring Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon. Debuting on Broadway in 2007, the colorful, girl-power musical earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk nominations and the adoration of crowds worldwide. Through trials, both literal and figurative, and hilarious songs including “Whipped Into Shape” and “Take it Like a Man” Elle shows the world she is no dumb blonde!
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LUCKY STIFF, Arizona Broadway Theatre, August 28 - September 20, 2015

Something funny’s going on.

Tony Award winners Ahrens and Flaherty exploded on to the musical theatre scene in 1988 with their first off-Broadway show,Lucky Stiff. Unassuming and timid Harry must travel to Monte Carlo with his recently murdered (and embalmed) uncle to claim his inheritance. And you thought your family vacations were difficult! A zany, offbeat and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and, of course, a corpse, leave you feeling “Good to Be Alive!

Cast, photos and review links will be added when available.