Thursday, July 7, 2016

Valley Youth Theatre's 2016 / 2017 Season!

Valley Youth Theatre presents their 2016 / 2017 Season:

August 12 – 28, 2016

Welcome to Rydell High! Meet the senior class of 1959: slick, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers.

When “greaser” Danny Zuko meets the new “good girl” in town, Sandy Dumbrowski, the summer before their senior year, a fun summer fling begins.  But when summers over and they end up at the same high school, everything changes.

While Danny’s only concern is maintaining his tough-guy reputation… Sandy is busy making new friends and thinking up ways to catch his eye again.

Can the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys?

Fun hit tunes like "Summer Nights" & "Greased Lightnin” will have you rockin’ in your seats.

Tickets on sale now

Presented at the Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

GREASE Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
“GREASE” is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

Charlotte’s Web, The Musical
October 7 – 23, 2016

Pull your boots on and come on over to the Zuckerman Barn… home to all the fun and unforgettable animals from E.B. White's beloved classic story. Experience this is a new musical version of Charlotte’s Web with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, 'Bye, 'Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children's playwright). This thrilling musical score includes "Eating," Wilbur the pig's humorous yet poignant song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends," an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," featuring all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and "Summer," a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place memory from everyone's childhood.  A joyous musical offers audiences of every age a very special experience.

Tickets on sale to VYT MEMBERS:  August 1, 2016
Tickets on sale to the public: August 8, 2016

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. Based on the book by E.B. White. "Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois"

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
December 2 – 23, 2016

A VYT Christmas classic tradition returns to the snow-covered Hundred Acre Woods!  A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin the story of a Christmas Eve long ago when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of the woods believes he has lost his tail and is VERY miserable.  Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and all their friends organize a search party to find his tail.

Join the fun and excitement in the winter wonderland… sing along with the delightful songs and follow this enchanting musical along its holiday adventure of sharing, caring, friendship and JOY.

Tickets on sale to VYT MEMBERS:  September 26, 2016
Tickets on sale to the public: October 3, 2016

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Book, Music & Lyrics by James W. Rodgers
Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh
Presented through special arrangement w/ Dramatic Publishing.

Alice in Wonderland
February 10 – 26, 2017

Come along on a magical trip as Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets a superfluous number of strange creatures.

A caterpillar who gives interesting advice, a Mad Hatter and March Hare who are always at tea time and the Queen of Hearts who persistently cries, "Off with their heads!"

A Cheshire Cat who says everyone in Wonderland is mad, and Alice must be too. Will Alice loose her head? Only the Cheshire Cat knows for sure.

Tickets on sale to VYT MEMBERS:  November 21, 2016
Tickets on sale to the public: November 28, 2016

Alice in Wonderland  Written by: Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
Adapted by Lewis Carroll

The Secret Garden
April 7 – 23, 2017

Mary Lennox is a young English girl born and raised in India (British Raj). Orphaned at age eleven, she is sent to England to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors. It is a large estate but her uncle keeps himself locked up and his only son is an invalid. The mansion has many rooms that are full of secrets

The grounds surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then she discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. The magical garden beckons Mary to discover its secrets. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Through her care and love, she brings new life to the garden and her new home. The Secret Garden is a magically, compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

The Secret Garden, a Tony Award–winning musical, based on the 1911 novel by France Hodgson Burnett, is brought to life with enchanting music by composer Lucy Simon and wondrous lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman.

Tickets on sale to VYT MEMBERS:  January 30, 2017
Tickets on sale to the public: February 6, 2017

Music and Lyrics by: Marsha Norman  | Music by: Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Wizard of Oz
June 9 – 25, 2017

Tickets on sale to VYT MEMBERS:  March 27, 2017
Tickets on sale to the public: April 3, 2017

Presented at the Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

All performances are at the VYT Theatre at 525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004, except as noted.  | 602.253.8188

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