Saturday, October 19, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE: October 14-October 20

photos - OLEANNA - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

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photos by Renee Ashlock

photos - BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON - Arizona Regional Theatre

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 photos courtesy JALT Media

review - SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Tony Edgerton and Cassandra Klaphake
photo by Scott Samplin

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

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"...Last year (Arizona Broadway Theatre) offered their first stand-alone show at the Herberger Theatre, which was a fantastic production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. They've now remounted that show, with almost all of the same main cast and most of the same creative elements at their Peoria home theatre, and this crowd-pleasing production and cast are just as good as they were last year..Kiel Klaphake's direction provides the perfect moody tone for the piece with a proper balance between drama and black comedy, and he ensures none of the serious, scary moments ever cross over into being too humorous. His staging works extremely well and makes wonderful use of Aaron Sheckler's two-story set...James May's music direction is superb..Tony Edgerton (is) sensational...one of the best performances of Todd I've witnessed in the dozens of productions of this musical I've seen...Cassandra Klaphake's fine-tuned performance lets us see that Lovett is just as calculating as Todd..Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd is still as haunting and beautiful as last year's Herberger production. The dinner menu includes some themed dishes, including "Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie," which I highly recommend. I'm glad I went back for a second helping of this masterpiece of a musical..  -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

Friday, October 18, 2019

photos - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

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photos by Renee Ashlock

cast announcement - FEMINIST HORROR STORIES- Now & Then Creative Company


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Featuring:
Kiley Bishop
Samantha Hanna
Onni Jameson
Debra Lyman
Megan Mattox

Director: Angelica Howland
Dramaturg: Adriane Raff-Corwin
Stage Manager: Ashley Updegraff

Join Now & Then for this unique event of original play development in the Valley! As part of Now & Then's #newworkshop, audiences can expect a concert reading, staged reading (movement with scripts in hand), or a combination of both as the play is still being developed throughout the workshop week.

Now & Then Creative Company performs in the theatre at Metropolitan Arts Institute, 1700 N. 7th. Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Parking is available on the lower level of the building. For the entrance to the theatre, travel up the stairwell to the first floor in the middle of the parking lot (this stairwell has a Scorpius Dance banner on it) and follow the signage to the theatre. Elevator access is available in the parking lot, toward the north entrance.

INTO THE WOODS, JR - Limelight Performing Arts - November 15-November 24, 2019


Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 2019 - 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 2019 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 2019 - 2:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 2019 - 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 2019 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2019 - 2:00 PM

Emma Benham -Ensemble/Milky White
Cole Blubaum -Wolf
Elliot Burns -Rapunzel
Jorian Chait -Cinderella’s Prince
Kylan Chait -Rapunzel’s Prince
Catherine Curtis -Mysterious Man
Gabriela d’Escoto -Ensemble
Amy Dubin -Lucinda
Vincent Farley -Baker
Robyn Foley -Jack
Jordan Gingell -Narrator
Zoey Hart -Jack’s Mother
Hailey Laidig -Little Red
Alexis Moulton -Ensemble
Alina Pierzga - Baker’s Wife
Remington Rathbun -Florinda
Lilah Suniga -Ensemble
Olivia Timothy -Witch
Meredith Woodward -Stepmother
Kaitlyn Woodward -Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/US Little Red
Katie Wright -Cinderella
Ava Wright -Ensemble/Steward

Emma England -Artistic Director
Dustin Loehr -Director/Choreopgrapher
Nikki Gray -Music Director
Bear Hogan -Technical Director
Payten Mcleod -Assistant Director

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photos - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - CYT Phoenix

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photos by Julie Richardson

photos - EDWARD ALBEE'S THREE TALL WOMEN - iTheatre Collaborative

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photos by Christopher Haines /  iTheatre Collaborative