Tuesday, September 17, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE: September 16-September 22

FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS - Starlight Community Theatre - September 27-October 6, 2019

 

by Nancy Frick

Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married--by the King himself--as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn't know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist!

Friday and Saturday at 7PM
Saturday and Sunday at 2PM

1611 W Whispering Wind Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85085

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GRL PWR - Brock Pro Entertainment / Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre - October 27


Desert Stages is proud to present GRL PWR!

Featuring five unstoppable women with fierce voices and exhilarating choreography by the multi-award winning Lynzee 4man, this empowering, high-energy experience celebrates the greatest female performers of all time. Bringing to life hits like Wanna Be, I Will Survive, and You Outta Know, GRL PWR will have you on your feet dancing and singing along to all your favorite tunes. With performance credits from all over the world, our incredibly talented singer-dancers will wow you with fresh arrangements of songs by your favorite female artists. Whether it’s Ladies Night Out or you've brought the guys with you we are sure you will enjoy all the songs that define GRL PWR!

DATE & TIME:
Sunday October 27th, 2019
7:30pm

TICKETS:
$25 per person

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A FINE MONSTER YOU ARE! - Westbrook Village Players - November 7-10, 2019

A Fine Monster You Are!
                    ~a creepy-crawly comedy~

by Monk Ferris

Another wild and hilarious Monk Ferris play! Sweet old Emily Holbrook is interviewing sweet young Suzette Larson for a job as secretary companion. She quietly explains that her ancient family mansion has only one window and that window is barred; that there is to be a séance that night; and that in back of the parlor drapes is a century old stone wall with a heavy oaken door littered with every known kind of lock plus a massive wooden crossbar all because there might be a misshapen creature of elemental horror sealed behind it! What happens to Suzette, to her semi-stalwart boyfriend, her former college roommate, the old housekeeper, the creepy doctor, and the utterly incredible medium who likes to work fast but likes overtime even better is beyond description. The lunacy extends to a mind boggling climax that delights audiences of all ages.

Linda Siegwald as Emily Holbrook
Georgia Osborne as Agatha
Rosa Leigh Sullivan as Suzette Larson
Scott Siegwald as Corky Miller
Debey Marti as Flax Dempster
Jeff Strickman as Dr. Jonathan Starbuck
Mary Wright as Kyla Calladine
Directed by Francine Rose

performances November 7-10, 2019 at Vistas Recreation Center

Thursday, November 7: Doors Open @7:00 p.m.
 Friday, November 8: Doors Open @ 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday, November 9: Doors Open @  2:00 p.m.
 Saturday, November 9: Doors Open @ 7:00 p.m.
 Sunday, November 10: Doors Open @  2:00 p.m.

Table seating so Bring Your Own Snacks!!!

Vistas Recreation Center Auditorium in Westbrook Village
18825 N. Country Club Parkway
Peoria, AZ  85382

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cast annoucement - BAUER - BLK BOX PHX


Bauer: Brian Runbeck
Hilla Rebay: Maria Amorocho*
Louise: Shana Bousard*

*Appears courtesy Actors' Equity Association

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Monday, September 16, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE: September 16-September 22

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PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE 
Phoenix College 
September 26-29, 2019


East Valley Children's Theatre 
September 26-October 6, 2019

MAN OF LA MANCHA 
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company 
September 26-October 6, 2019

JORDAN FELIZ - THE FAITH TOUR 
Joseph City Arts 
September 27, 2019

FOUR WEDDINGS AND AN ELVIS
Starlight Community Theatre
September 27-October 6, 2019

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. 
Desert Foothills Theater 
September 27, 2019-October 6, 2019

ADVANCED DIRECTING SHOW 
Paradise Valley Community College 
September 27-October 6, 2019

DISNEY'S FROZEN, JR. 
Fountain Hills Youth Theater 
September 27 - October 13, 2019

EVIL DEAD! THE MUSICAL 
Brelby Theatre Company 
September 27-October 13, 2019

RATHMINES ROAD 
Theatre Artists Studio 
September 27-October 20, 2019

Brelby Theatre Company's 2020 Season Reveal Event!


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MAMMA MIA! Extends at Fountain Hills Theater


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Sunday, September 15, 2019

PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE - Phoenix College - September 26-29, 2019


By Steve Martin

This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.

Thurs. Sept. 26 at 7:30 pm
Fri. Sept. 27 at 11:00 am
Fri. Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 28 at 7:30 pm
Sun. Sept. 29 at 2:00 pm

Location: John Paul Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Box Office #  (602) 285-7300

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WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN - Phoenix College - November 14-24, 2019


By Suzan Zeder

This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp—eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams.

Thurs. Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm
Fri. Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm
Fri. Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 24 at 2:00 pm

Location: John Paul Theatre: Studio One Black Box Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Box Office #  (602) 285-7300

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THANK YOU, 10! - Phoenix College - February 6-9, 2020


(Student Director Showcase)

10-minute plays directed by Phoenix College Theatre & Film students.

Thurs. Feb. 6 at 7:30 pm
Fri. Feb. 7 matinee at 11:00 am
Fri. Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm
Sat. Feb. 8 at 7:30 pm
Sun. Feb. 9th matinee at 2:00 pm

Location: John Paul Theatre: Studio One Black Box Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Box Office #  (602) 285-7300

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Phoenix College - April 16-26, 2020


Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Thurs. April 16 at 7:30 pm
Fri. April 17 at 7:30 pm
Sat. April 18 at 7:30 pm
Fri. April 24 at 11:00 am
Fri. April 24 at 7:30 pm
Sat. April 25 at 7:30 pm
Sun. April 26 at 2:00 pm

Performance Location:
John Paul Theatre
1202 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Box Office #  (602) 285-7300

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An Evening with C.S. Lewis - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - September 21, 2019



Saturday, September 21 - 7:30 PM

The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.  Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.  Described by critics as ‘Extraordinary!’ ‘A Must See!’ and ‘A Master Class!’ – it’s an enthralling theatrical experience, and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man whose collected works made him a literary giant of the 20th century.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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Louie Anderson- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - October 19, 2019



Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM

Celebrate Yavapai College's Homecoming weekend with one of Comedy Central’s “Hundred Best Stand-Up Comedians of All Time”! Louie Anderson comes to Prescott with the unique and hilarious approach that made him a favorite on The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Comic Relief.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - November 14-24, 2019



Musical theatre’s most ambitious and romantic adventure, told in drama, spectacle and song. Yavapai College Performing Arts presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sprawling saga of a glorious opera house, the stirring voices inside it, and a love long denied.  Directed by Dr. Craig Ralston. 

Eight performances: November 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 at 7 PM; November 16, 17 and 24 at 3 PM.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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Let the Season Begin!- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - December 7, 2019




Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7 PM

Start your holiday season off right – with luminaria, carols, and cookies at sunset in the Performing Arts Center’s Sculpture Garden. Then enjoy special guest tenor Mackenzie Gotcher, a full orchestra, and Yavapai College's combined choirs singing your holiday favorites!

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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A Very Electric Christmas- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - December 12, 2019



Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7 PM

Brighten your holidays this season with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas, which follows the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins!  Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performs in complete darkness.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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Rhythm of the Dance- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - February 22, 2020




Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, containing a wealth of Irish talent, featuring World and Irish champion dancers and some of the finest traditional musicians and singers. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, this two-hour dance and music extravaganza takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy-packed time trip through the ages. It’s internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world, making it a success with critics and audiences worldwide, seen by 7 million people in 50 countries.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in THE MIKADO - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - March 7, 2020



Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7 PM

Don’t miss New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new production, conceived and directed by David Auxier.  This critically acclaimed production premiered in New York at The Kaye Playhouse in January of 2017. The production represents a great deal of work between NYGASP and the Asian-American theatrical community in New York; and serves an example of a cooperative effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusive practice with classic works of art.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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Colin & Brad: Scared Scriptless- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - March 21, 2020




Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re…Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as these improv comedy masterminds must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest!  You just might also get to join in on the fun on stage. It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act… just like a live version of ‘Whose Line!’  How the heck do they do it? We don’t know either!

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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Mike Super: Magic & Illusion- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - March 27, 2020



Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7 PM

Mystifier Mike Super was named "Entertainer of the Year" for two years, consecutive and as the winner of NBC’s Phenomenon, Super is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on Primetime Network Television.  Mike was also a top 12 Finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Imagine mind blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Mike Super has taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you. Mike has turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant! Enjoy this family-friendly performance and join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers.

1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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CHICAGO - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center -April 23-26, 2020




Step back into the era of speakeasies, bathtub gin, and “All that Jazz” as Yavapai College Performing Arts shares the bawdy musical tale of a shady lawyer and two Windy City showgirls gone really, really wrong. Directed by Professor Nanette Hofer.  Five performances: April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 PM; April 25 at 2 PM; and April 26 at 3 PM.


1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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ABBA the Concert- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - Friday, May 8, 2020



Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Critics and audiences agree: ABBA the Concert is the most authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Enjoy dazzling performances of the Swedish supergroup's most iconic hits, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Dancing Queen.” You can dance, you can sing...having the time of your life at THE ULTIMATE ABBA TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!


1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(877) 928-4253

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JORDAN FELIZ - THE FAITH TOUR - Joseph City Arts - September 27, 2019




Friday, September 27th at 7:00pm

With openers NorthPoint InsideOut and Hannah Kerr, this is going to be a night of worship you’ll never forget! Come escape the valley heat and head up north to see a concert that's not headed your way!

About Jordan Feliz: In 2012, Jordan Feliz left his hard rock band A Current Affair to pursue a solo music career. After a series of part time jobs working as everything from a handyman to a valet, he became a church worship leader. In 2014 he was signed by Centricity Music and released his debut album, "The River". Jordan is best known for the songs "The River" and "Never Too Far Gone" and has won a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year.

Appropriate for all ages. Babes in arm ok, all other children must purchase a ticket and a seat for fire safety reasons.

Tickets available at: josephcityarts.ticketleap.com/jordanfeliz 

JOSEPH CITY ARTS
4629 2nd North
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928 243-1949

ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA - Joseph City Arts - October 21-26, 2019


Northern Arizona Regional Premiere!

October 21-26th at 7:00pm

Playing for only one week, come see the musical Rolling Stone says is "unique and unforgettable"! With community members from Winslow, Joseph City, and Holbrook this will be a treat for the whole family! Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.
Tickets start at just $8!

josephcityarts.ticketleap.com/matildaMatilda

JOSEPH CITY ARTS
4629 2nd North
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928 243-1949

GENTRI - FINDING CHRISTMAS - Joseph City Arts - December 7, 2019


December 7th, 2019 at 7:00pm

Live for ONE NIGHT ONLY, GENTRI is back at the BG Bennett auditorium presented by Joseph City Arts, Saturday, December 7th at 7:00pm.

This year, kick of the Christmas season with GENTRI as they once again bring their holiday spectacular “Finding Christmas” to the Eccles stage. With a completely re-imagined show for 2019, The Gents are sure to help you get into the Christmas spirit with epic orchestrations, lush harmonies, and moving storytelling – including some new treats and your favorite renditions of the most beloved and timeless Christmas songs of all time. GENTRI’s Christmas album has not only topped multiple Billboard charts, but has also made the iTunes top-10 holiday list alongside names like Michael Bublé and Pentantonix. You won’t want to miss this fantastic presentation of musical Christmas magic!

GENTRI is comprised of three tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever. Alongside their music director and producer Stephen Nelson, the Gents have been pioneering a new musical genre that can only be described as cinematic pop. Their original sound combines dynamic three-part harmonies with rich, full symphony orchestrations. Critics have described GENTRI’s music as “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.” The Gents have performed for hundreds of audiences all around the globe. They have shared the stage with legends like Journey, One Republic, Alfie Boe, Idina Menzel, Lee Greenwood, and Kristen Chenoweth. Their inspirational music videos have been viewed by millions, and have been featured on NBC nightly news, ABC news, and Inside Edition.

This year, experience the magic of Christmas time with GENTRI’s “Finding Christmas” on December 7th, 2019. This show is sure to be a favorite Christmas tradition for the entire family, and is guaranteed to warm your heart and soul.

Get your tickets now at josephcityarts.org 

JOSEPH CITY ARTS
4629 2nd North
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928 243-1949

ROMEO AND JULIET - Joseph City Arts - February 22, 2020


Pesentened by Utah Shakespeare Festival

Come see the Tony-Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival as they tour to northern Arizona with their stunning production of Romeo and Juliet!

Playing for one night only on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00pm this is a production you'll not want to miss!

Get your tickets now at josephcityarts.org 

JOSEPH CITY ARTS
4629 2nd North
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928 243-1949

SHREK - THE MUSICAL - Joseph City Arts - March 27-April 4, 2020


Joseph City High School Presents Shrek the Musical

March 27-28, April 3-4 at 7:00pm

Become a believer! Shrek is headed your way! Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?

Come see why audiences love this new fairy-tale and get your tickets now!

josephcityarts.org 

JOSEPH CITY ARTS
4629 2nd North
Joseph City, AZ 86032
928 243-1949

reviews - ACTUALLY - iTheatre Collaborative


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 September 21.

"In any confrontational situation where only two people are present there are almost always three sides to the story: the often conflicting beliefs of what transpired from each of the two individuals and the truth of what actually happened. In Anna Ziegler's fascinating 2017 play Actually, which is receiving its local premiere in a thought-provoking and well-acted production at iTheatre Collaborative, the individuals are two college students embroiled in a rape charge....Ziegler has a clear sense of how to make a situation such as...a rape trial between two college students both riveting and theatrical. She also has a keen ear for appropriate and realistic dialogue....Under Rosemary Close's superb direction, Elizabeth Broeder and Raphael Hamilton are both excellent as Amber and Tom, delivering well thought out, three-dimensional, and clearly defined portrayals....In the well-crafted script and the beautifully acted portrayals in iTheatre Collaborative's production, both characters seem to be telling the truth, but the truth is very murky. The audience is faced with the challenge of deciding whether a rape took place, even if, under these circumstances, the question is almost impossible to answer. " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"He said. She said. Two simple sentences that frame the headlines of our times, reflecting the disparity between two deeply held but very different versions of a shared but allegedly non-consensual sexual experience. ...In her riveting and provocative play, ACTUALLY, Anna Ziegler compels us to confront a vexing question: how and by what criteria do we adjudicate the truth and determine guilt or innocence on the charge of rape?...iTheatre Collaborative's stirring production... tautly directed by Rosemary Close and featuring bristling performances by Elizabeth Broeder and Rapheal Hamilton...an emotionally harrowing trial of self-reflection, self-justification, and self-revelation....You will not walk away from this show unscathed by doubt and the inability to be certain about what actually happened. Such is the conundrum of this issue. You will, however, leave with the knowledge that you experienced a profound and sensitively delivered production." - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

ticket discount - VANESSA WILLIAMS - Arizona Music Fest


CLICK HERE and use Discount Code "VW20" to receive 20% off your ticket price!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS - ASU Gammage - December 7, 2019


Written & Performed by JOHN LEGUIZAMO
Directed by TONY TACCONE

“BOISTEROUS, JOYFUL AND POLITICALLY URGENT, THERE COULDN’T BE A BETTER TIME FOR LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS.  KEEPING AN ENTIRE THEATER ENRAPTURED THROUGH HIS OWN MUSINGS, IMPRESSIONS, AND LITERAL PRATFALLS, LEGUIZAMO GIVES US A SPACE TO CHEER AND CRY, TO LAUGH AND LISTEN.”

– David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly

Following its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run seen by tens of thousands, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will play ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, December 7.

Tickets for the engagement go on sale Monday, September 16. 

For more information, please visit asugammage.com.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.

Steven Suskin of The Huffington Post concluded, “John Leguizamo is back, as smart, provocative, bracing – and wise – as ever. In this dazzling comedic-philosphic evening of laughter, his Latin lesson is a treat.”

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS concluded its successful run on Broadway on February 25, 2018. The original 16-week engagement was extended an additional three weeks on opening night, November 15, 2017. The production was the first play of the 2017-2018 season to recoup its entire capitalization.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS marks theatre’s most prolific modern Latino playwright, John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man venture onto the stage, following success on Broadway with Ghetto Klown (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award), Freak (Drama Desk Award), Sexaholix…A Love Story (Tony nomination) and Off-Broadway with Mambo Mouth (Obie Award) and Spic-O-Rama (Drama Desk Award).  Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak and Ghetto Klown all went on to be filmed for presentation on HBO.

Fresh off the celebrated and financially successful Broadway run of Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo began his acclaimed work on LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS.  The play had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre followed by its New York premiere at The Public Theater.  Directed by Tony Taccone (Wishful Drinking, Bridge & Tunnel), the Tony-nominated production of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is written and performed by Leguizamo, featuring scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is produced by THE WOW Agency, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater.