Sunday, July 23, 2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE: July 17 - July 23

cast announcement - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Desert Stages Theatre


Corie Bratter: Jacqueline Anderson
Paul Bratter: Gustavo Flores
Mrs. Banks: Barbara McBain
Victor Velasco: Dan Ashlock
Harry Pepper: Dakota Erickson


CLICK HERE for more information on this production which runs August 25th to October 8th

photos - SEUSSICAL - Theater Works

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through July 30th
















photos by Emily Aiken

DEAR EDWINA, JR - CYT Phoenix - October 20 - October 29, 2017


Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich

Thirteen-year-old problem solver, Edwina, dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and dance.

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation.

Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

Director: Don "Crosby"
Music Director: Rachel Stoddard

Friday, Oct 20th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct 21st @ 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 21st @ 4:00pm
Sunday, Oct 22nd @ 2:00pm
Friday, Oct 27th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct 28th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 28th @ 4:00pm
Sunday, Oct 29th @ 2:00pm

Phoenix Center for the Arts:
1202 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Auditions will be held in mid-August 2017 for 30 roles plus fun singing and dancing ensemble characters in a no-cut production! Come be in a CYT Show!

Reserve your audition spot when you register for Fall 2017 classes.

CLICK HERE for more information on this show, auditions, and to purchase tickets when available

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - CYT Phoenix - February 2 - February 11, 2018


Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book by Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit.

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Dogfight and A Christmas Story the Musical) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a "masterpeach!"

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

Director: TBD
Music Director: Susan Tuten

Friday, Feb 2nd @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 1:00pm
Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 4:00pm
Sunday, Feb 4th @ 2:00pm
Friday, Feb 9th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Feb 10th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, Feb 10th @ 4:00pm
Sunday, Feb 11th @ 2:00pm

Tickets go on sale Monday January 8, 2018 at 12:00am

Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:
One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Auditions coming in November 2017!

CLICK HERE for more information on this show, auditions, and to purchase tickets when available

SHREK THE MUSICAL - CYT Phoenix - May 4 - May 13, 2018


Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Director: Mark Stoddard
Music Director: Rachel Stoddard

Friday, May 4th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 5th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, May 5th @ 4:00pm
Sunday, May 6th @ 2:00pm
Friday, May 11th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, May 12th @ 4:00pm
Sunday, May 13th @ 2:00pm

Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse:
One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

Tickets go on sale Monday April 2, 2018 at 12:00am

Auditions coming in February 2018!

CLICK HERE for more information on this show, auditions, and to purchase tickets when available

Friday, July 21, 2017

photos - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - Arizona Broadway Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through August 20th

















photos by Shari Corbett / Shari Corbett Photography

audition notice - ALL SHOOK UP - Young @Part edition - Actor's Youth Theatre - Workshop July 22 / Auditions July 29


All Shook Up Young@Part

Workshop - July 22nd (Purchase tickets here)

Auditions - July 29th (Sign up here)

AGES 8-13

Directed by Julie Clement

Performances September 21st-30th

Synopsis
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Author
Book by JOE DIPIETRO, Young@Part® Edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

Thursday, July 20, 2017

audition notice - supplemental Congregant auditions + Choir and Orchestra auditions - the All Ages production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Actor's Youth Theatre - July 22, 24 & 25

Actors Youth Theatre is holding supplemental Congregant auditions for 6 men, ages 17+ for the All Ages Regional Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Congregants are an integral part of the show, and on stage throughout 85% of the production with solos and speaking lines.

Auditions, most rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Tuscany Theatre.

Actors should prepare:
- 32 bars of an upbeat song that best shows off their voice
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key or edited track in proper key
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

Director: Chris Dane Burk
Musical Director: Tracie Jones

Audition Dates:
Saturday, July 22nd 1030a-1130a
Monday July 24th 6p-7p
Tuesday, July 25th 6p-7p
Video submissions accepted via casting@actorsyouththeatre.org

Production dates: Thur - Sat Sept 7-9 and Thu - Sat 14-16

Actors Youth Theatre is holding Choir and Orchestra auditions for the Regional Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Choir will consist of 5 of each SATB part. The choir is an integral part of the production and are on stage throughout the entire show.

Auditions, most rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Tuscany Theatre.

Participants auditioning for the choir should prepare:
- 32 bars of choral music that best shows your vocal ability
- Bring sheet music in appropriate key or edited track in proper key
- Headshot and resume if available
- List of possible rehearsal conflicts

Participants auditioning for the orchestra should prepare
-64 measures of orchestral music that best shows your ability
-list of possible rehearsal conflicts

INSTRUMENTS NEEDED: Violin, trombone, trumpet, viola, piano/keyboard, clarinet, flute.


Audition Dates:
Saturday, July 22nd 1030a-1130a
Monday July 24th 6p-7p
Tuesday, July 25th 6p-7p
Video submissions accepted via casting@actorsyouththeatre.org


Synopsis
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Peter Parnell

photos - THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ - Stage Left Productions, Jr

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs though June 22nd











photos courtesy Stage Left Productions

cast announcement - YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL - Ghostlight Theatre


Richard: Brian Duncan
Stephanie: Paula McKenny
Peg: Quinn Duncan
George: Matt McAuley
Wanda: Puneet Bajwa

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs August 4th to August 13th

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence is currently accepting Scholarship applications and nominations for their Community Services Awards

The ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence is pleased to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the Kyle Lawson Outstanding Contribution Award, the Max McQueen Distinguished Service Award, and the Excellence in Stage Management Award and Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for this year's granting cycle.

The Kyle Lawson Outstanding Contribution Award honors an individual from within the theatre community who has served in a profound way through personal investment of time, energy, vision and talent.  This award can be bestowed upon administrators, directors, writers, producers, designers, actors, technicians, volunteers, support staff, or any individual involved in theatre who has made a considerable impact on theatre throughout the entire valley. This individual needs to have shown great vision for theatre in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and have been of exceptional service to theatre, individuals and the community at large.

The Max McQueen Distinguished Service Award honors an individual, corporation, or organization outside the established theatre community that has contributed either financially or non-traditionally, in support of local theatre, and its further recognition, security and growth in the Valley.  The recipient needs to have impacted many and all types of theatres.

The Excellence in Stage Management Award honors a stage, company or production manager within our local theatre community who has gone above and beyond their job duties, throughout the course of their body of work. This individual truly exemplifies the best qualities of a stage manager: patience, diplomacy, organization and a sense of humor.

In addition to these community awards, the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence is accepting application for its Educational Scholarships, given to an individual who is studying in all areas of theatre.  These individuals need to be nominated by an ariZoni participating theatre.

Details, applications and nomination forms are available on the ariZoni website at www.arizoniawards.com.

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS IS AUGUST 15, 2017.

promo photos - SCHOOL OF ROCK - Musical Theatre of Anthem

CLICK HERE for more information on this production which runs July 20 - 23







photos by Michele Celentano