Thursday, March 27, 2014

MEMPHIS Phoenix Theatre Sept 17 - Oct 12, 2014

Book and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro, Music and Lyrics by David Bryan 
Original Concept by George W. George
Memphis bursts off the stage with undeniable soul and gutsy storytelling as the first show in Phoenix Theatre’s remarkable 94th season! The Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, Memphis is poised to be this fall’s most exhilarating theatrical event. Jam-packed with a soaring score and sensuous energy to burn, Memphis follows a young white disc jockey named Huey Calhoun (CJ Pawlikowski) in the 1950s. At an underground club in Memphis, Huey discovers the raw, real sounds of rock n’ roll and meets a beautiful African-American singer named Felicia Farrell (Tia DeShazor). What happens next is an incredible journey of fearless ambitions and honest romance set against a turbulent, defining time in our history. A potent reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go, Memphis is a rare gem of modern musical theatre that combines roof-raising vocals and powerhouse choreography with a compelling original story. Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard promises to bring this production to life in Phoenix Theatre’s signature style - with impeccable production quality and a tremendous amount of heart. Marked by love, rebellion, and passion, Memphis is the perfect show for anyone who has ever had obstacles to overcome or big dreams to pursue. Phoenix Theatre brings you Memphis the way it should be experienced; you do not want to miss this one!
"an unstoppable in-your-face energy.  It practically leaps off the stage from the get-go."  - David Appleford - Valley Screen and Stage

"as effective, crowd pleasing and powerful as it was on Broadway.  With a vastly talented cast, impressive direction and creative elements as well as vocals that make the most of the rocking score, Phoenix Theatre’s Memphis is an explosive and engaging production, just as impressive as it was on Broadway, that brings the important message of the story to life in an engaging way.
Gil Benbrook - Talkin' Broadway

" “Memphis” entertains mightily but also leaves audiences with a thoughtful look at one of this country’s biggest challenges.  What a show!" - Chris Curcio - KBAQ

"Phoenix Theatre's season opener is a faithful re-creation of the 2010 Tony Award winner for best musical. A mix of style-perfect pastiche and more contemporary musical-theater hybrid, it thumps and buzzes with good-natured energy.  If you saw "Memphis" in New York or on tour, however, you might get the feeling that this re-creation is just a little bit too faithful, To be fair, the enthusiastic audience at a recent matinee performance would surely disagree with this assessment. But it's a good bet this was their first "Memphis," not their second or third."  -  Kerry Lengel -  Arizona Republic

Tia DeShazor and CJ Pawlikowski

Book and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Original Concept by George W. George
Musical Staging & Director: Michael Barnard
Resident Musical Director: Alan Ruch
Choreographer: Michael Jenkinson
Fight Choreographer: David Barker
Scenic Designer: Robert Kovach
Costume Designer: Adriana Diaz
Wig Designer: Kelly Yurko
Lighting Designer: Michael J. Eddy
Sound Designer: Dave Temby
Props Designer: Katie McNamara
Dialect Coach / Resident Dramaturge: Pasha Yamotahari
Associate Production Manager: Karla Frederick
Production Stage Manager: Samantha Monson
Assistant Stage Manager: Katherine Roll Lang

Huey Cahoun: CJ Pawlikowski*
Felicia Farrell: Tia DeShazor*
Del Ray: CR Lewis*
Gladys Calhoun: Lisa Fogel*
Mr. Simmons: Chris Eriksen
Bobby/Ensemble: David Robbins
Gator: Miguel Jackson
Martin/Gordon/Colins/Frank D.: Terry Gadaire
Ethel/Ensemble: Chanel Bragg
Clara/Ensemble: Trisha Hart Ditsworth
Ensemble: Matravius Avent, Skyler Bean, Lucas Blair, Nic Bryan*, Daniela Castro, Steven Charles, Lynzee Forman, Carly Grossman, Cooper Halstrom, Marq Johnson, Britney Mack*, Kishea Morning, George P. Scott
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association

Photo: Erin Evangeline /Phoenix Theatre 

SHEAR MADNESS Phoenix Theatre October 29 - November 30, 2014

Written by Paul Portner
Shear Madness is unlike any other theatre-going experience! This zany whodunit mixes elements of improvisation, stand-up and farce into a tangled web of madcap comedy where YOU, the audience, help solve the crime. Set in a present day Phoenix beauty salon, Shear Madness begins when the landlady upstairs is murdered. An undercover police lieutenant Nick (Gene Ganssle) and his eager assistant Mikey (Mark Jacobson) launch an investigation and a host of wacky suspects soon emerge. Associate Artistic Director Robert Kolby Harper has assembled an all-star cast of six powerhouse comedic performers. Including Phoenix Theatre favorites Elizabeth Brownlee (Les Misérables) and Pasha Yamotahari (The 39 Steps, Boeing Boeing) this multi-talented cast promises to keep you laughing from beginning to end! Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, it’s no wonder Shear Madness holds the Guinness record for longest running play in the history of American Theatre. With an outcome that is never the same and topical jokes and references that change almost nightly, you’ll be dying to see this show again and again!

Director: Robert Kolby Harper
Assistant Director: Rachael Brandt
Lighting Designer: Daniel Davisson
Scenic Designer: Richard Farlow
Costume Designer: Gail Wolfenden-Steib
Hair and Makeup Designer: Terre Steed
Sound Designer: Marie Quinn
Resident Props Designer: Katie McNamara
Director of Production: Mark Reynolds
Associate Production Manager: Karla Frederick
Stage Manager: Katherine Roll Lang*
Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Moshier

Barbara DeMarco: Elizabeth Brownlee
Mrs. Shubert: Patti Davis Suarez*
Nick Rosetti: Gene Ganssle*
Mickey Thomas: Mark Jacobson
Tony Whitcomb: Pasha Yamotahari
Eddie Lawrence: Mathew Zimmerer*
*Members of Actors' Equity Association

MARY POPPINS, Phoenix Theatre, November 19 to January 4, 2015

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Book by Julian Fellowes , New Songs & Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe, Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh
Anything can happen when we recognize the magic of everyday life! Author P.L. Travers knew this special kind of magic and poured it all into her prodigious 1934 novel, Mary Poppins. Now, 80 years after this book first dazzled families, Phoenix Theatre is bringing it to the stage to astonish and amaze yours this holiday season! Share the enchanting mix of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking special effects and a message about hope, optimism and perseverance. This Best Musical Tony® winner wouldn’t be complete without the iconic songs you’ve come to know, high-flying moments you’ve come to expect and the signature flair Phoenix Theatre always brings to these favorites. 

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2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, Phoenix Theatre, January 14 to February 1, 2015

Written by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt
For all the big dreamers out there, here is the wild, comedic tale of childhood friends in pursuit of the same ultimate goal: concert pianist stardom. Featuring music from Bach to Billy Joel, two actors, two pianos and over a dozen characters, Phoenix Theatre’s stage will play host to this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers and the triumphs and tortures of being a truly extraordinary musician. Since its premiere in Toronto in April 1996, 2 Pianos 4 Hands has been seen on five continents, in over 150 cities and by over two million people and is most certainly one of the most successful plays in the history of Canadian theatre.

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ANYTHING GOES, Phoenix Theatre, February 25 to March 22, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter , Original Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodenhouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
In the tradition of glorious choreographed shows like White Christmas & La Cage Aux Folles, Phoenix Theatre is thrilled to bring you a two-time Tony ® Award winner for Best Revival and tap favorite, Anything Goes! When Reno Sweeney comes aboard the S.S. American what results is a stunning musical theatre classic replete with comic twists and turns, unlikely happy endings and endlessly hummable songs. With elaborate disguises, a family-friendly love story and good old-fashioned blackmail to boot, Anything Goes will have you laughing from the opening curtain, ready to jump on stage to join an irresistible dance number, and singing the songs long after the show has ended. 

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BUYER & CELLAR, Phoenix Theatre, April 15 to May 3, 2015

Written by Jonathan Tolins
A one-man show, a rare and exciting addition to the Phoenix Theatre season, Buyer & Cellar is a hysterical new comedy fresh off its chart-topping run Off-Broadway! Audiences are raving about the story of Alex Moore, a struggling actor who finds himself taking an unusual gig in the basement of a true Hollywood A-lister. This diva, known to you as the best-selling artist of all-time, makes an appearance one day and what follows is an outrageous look at fame and the price paid to achieve it. One must ask, when bonding happens in the cellar, will the relationship ever make it up the stairs?

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END OF THE RAINBOW, Phoenix Theatre, April 29 to May 17, 2015

Written by Peter Quilter
Renowned the world over for her unique and distinct presence and lauded as the “the greatest entertainer who ever lived” by Fred Astaire, Judy Garland was a true gem of the stage. In Phoenix Theatre’s dramatic and often poignant End of the Rainbow, she is brought back to life to share her savage wit, legendary tenacity, and once-in-a-generation voice. Set against her infamous 1968 London comeback, End of the Rainbow takes a dive into the relationships that molded the once-glittering starlet’s last days and the personal demons she couldn’t escape. It’s time for Judy to take us back “over the rainbow”.

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ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Phoenix Theatre, May 20 to June 14, 2015

A Comedy Written by Richard Bean Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with Songs by Grant Olding
Hailed as “one of the most hilarious shows” in British theatre history and nominated for seven 2012 Tony ® Awards, Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors promises to be a surefire summer hit at Phoenix Theatre!  Filled with laugh-out-loud physical comedy, a delightful score, slapstick  and smart one-liners, this unique play follows Francis Henshall, who takes the dubious position as guardian of Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hoodlum. When Francis takes a second job minding Stanley Stubbers, another fishy criminal hiding from the police, he employs elaborate shenanigans to keep his two guvnors apart. 

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, ASU/Gammage, September 16-21, 2014

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. 

Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!


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Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Director / Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Music Supervisor/Arranger/Orchestrator: Stephen Oremus
Scenic Design: David Rockwell
Costume Design: Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design: Kenneth Posner
Sound Design: John Shivers
Hair Design: Josh Marquette
Make-up Design: Randy Houston Mercer 

Cast: (in order of appearance)
Mr. Price: David McDonald
Young Charlie: Anthony Picarello
Young Lola: Andrew Theo Johnson
Simon Sr.: Horace V. Rogers
Nicola: Grace Stockdale
Charlie Price: Steven Booth
George: Craig Waletzko
Don: Joe Coots
Lauren: Lindsay Nicole Chambers
Pat: Bonnie Milligan
Harry: Mike Longo
Lola: Kyle Taylor Parker
Angels: Darius Harper, Tommy Martinez, Nick McGough, Ricky Schroeder, Juan Torres-Falcon, Hernando Umana
Trish/Ensemble: Amelia Cormack
Richard Bailey/Ensemble: Ross Lekites
Milan Stage Manager/Ensemble: Anne Tolpegin
Ensemble: Damien Brett, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Blair Goldberg, Darius Harper, Ross Lekites, Mike Longo, Tommy Martinez, David McDonald, Nick McGough, Bonnie Milligan, Horace V. Rogers, Ricky Schroeder, Juan Torres-Falcon, Hernando Umana and Sam Zeller

PIPPIN, ASU/Gammage, December 2-7, 2014

PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared “ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.” 

It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. 

This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.

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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. 

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (9 to 5, Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” 

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DIRTY DANCING, ASU/Gammage, February 17-22, 2015

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. 

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. 

Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. ” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, ASU/Gammage, March 10-15, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. 

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists! 

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

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CHICAGO, ASU/Gammage, March 27-29, 2015

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. 

No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. 

Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

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MOTOWN, ASU/Gammage, April 21-26, 2015


It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. 

Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ASU/Gammage, May 27- June 7, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s international award-winning phenomenon directed by Harold Prince has woven its magical spell over standing room audiences in more than 100 cities worldwide. 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest running show in Broadway history, now returns to Tempe to take your breath away. 

It’s a timeless story of seduction and despair and the one show The London Sunday Times called “God’s gift to the musical theatre.”

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WICKED, ASU/Gammage, August 26-October 4, 2015

Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. 

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald green skin— is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. 

How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Goodmakes for “the most complete — and completely satisfying — musical in a long time” (USA Today)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GODSPELL, Mesa Encore Theatre, September 5-21, 2014

In this classic and beloved treasure of American Musical Theatre, ten young people joyously perform their way through the Gospel according to Matthew. Through song, innovative theatrics, and creative play, a community of love and fellowship is formed, only to be put in peril at Jesus’ ultimate trial. Is faith stronger than fear? With memorable songs that encompass folk, rock, Broadway, and vaudeville, we invite you to sing along with us in our powerful and moving production of Godspell, unlike any the world has ever seen.
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Direction, Choreography, Prop Design: Brian Foley
Musical Direction: Debra Jo Davey, DMA
Producer: Brenda Jean Foley, Jason K. Walz
Scenic Design: Brian Foley, Chris Peterson
Technical Director: Daniel Lowe
Lighting Design: Collin Mulligan
Costume Design: Mickey Courtney / Rhea Courtney
Sound Design: Canyon Stewart
Stage Manager: Wendy Smith

Jesus: Rudy Ramirez
John/Judas: Kyle Bennett
Vinny Chavez
Marjani Hing-Glover
Abigail Marshall
Ben Massouras
Adam Mendez, Jr.
Rachel Stilchen
Destiny Walsh
Jessica Webb

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, Mesa Encore Theatre, October 10 - 26, 2014

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

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OLIVER!, Mesa Encore Theatre, November 7-23, 2014

Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted story, and Oliver! is just such a show. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, it will engage the entire family with its humor and drama, while delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers. “Food, Glorious Food”, “I’d Do Anything”, “Where is Love?”, “Consider Yourself”, “As Long As He Needs Me”, “Who Will Buy?”, and “Reviewing the Situation” are musical theatre classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-in this timeless tale.

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Oliver: Asher Angel
Nancy: Sammie Lideen
Widow Corney: Barbara McBain
Mr. Bumble: Jeff Davey
Dodger: Alex Tuchi
Bill Sykes: Rick (Richard) Williams
Fagin: David Chorley
Yth Ens/Noah: Sawyer Bland
Yth Ens: Alexa Buttafuoco
Yth Ens: Gabby Astrowsky
Yth Ens/Charley Bates: Zachary Astrowsky
Yth Ens: Steven Enriquez
Yth Ens: Carter Holt
Yth Ens: Tucker Walz Ens/Mrs. Sowerberry: Kelsey Blanco
Ens/Bet: Aimee Blau
Ens/Mr. Sowerberry: Sean Carroll
Ens/Mrs. Bedwin: Kelly Fulcher
Ens/Charlotte: Jennie Rhiner
Ens/Dr. Grimwig: Curt Wooley
Ens (WWB)/Brownlow: Tim Shafer
Ens (WWB): Audra Nelson
Ens (WWB): Star Parra
Ens: Matthew Coates
Ens: Nevin Cully
Ens: David Heap
Ens: Roy Thielen
Ens: Shannon Acevedo

Ens: Dan Marburger

A TUNA CHRISTMAS, Mesa Encore Theatre, Nov 21 - Dec 14

It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether performed by two quick changing comedians as on Broadway or by twenty or more. Production requirements are minimal, making the play suitable for school and community producers as well as large venues. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.

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THE 39 STEPS, Mesa Encore Theatre, January 9-25, 2015

An Alfred Hitchcock thrilling spy mystery reinterpreted by…comedians? A Manic Mash-up of the Master of the MacGuffin and Monty Python. An ordinary man is caught up in an international conspiracy as he flees a murder scene and chases down the leader of the nefarious “39 Steps”. See a handful of virtuosic actors recreate a chase atop railway trains, shootouts, a plane crash, and over 150 characters in this Tony Award-winning comedy! A brand-new approach to this popular play, only at Mesa Encore Theatre!

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CAROUSEL, Mesa Encore Theatre, March 6-22, 2015

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, revolves around the tragic romance between carousel barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan. The musical includes such timeless songs as “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” This beloved classic has been universally hailed by critics for decades, including Time Magazine naming it “the best musical of the 20th Century.”

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AVENUE Q, Mesa Encore Theatre, April 10-26, 2015

The 2003 smash Tony Award winning musical is coming to MET in 2015! This Sesame Street for grown-ups, tells the laugh-out-loud story of recent college grad Princeton. He begins life after college by moving into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Humans and puppets interact in this tale of twenty-somethings learning how to live and find their purpose in the big city. Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

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A CHORUS LINE, Mesa Encore Theatre, May 22 - June 7, 2015

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and celebrating its 40th anniversary, A Chorus Line tells the story of the unsung heroes of the Broadway musical—the dedicated, talented and overworked chorus dancers. This nine-time Tony-Award winning musical and dance spectacular brings to life the dream, the thrill and the hope of the Broadway audition. With one captivating song and dazzling dance after another, this is a brilliant metaphor for all human aspiration. Featuring music by the brilliant Marvin Hamlisch, including “What I Did for Love,” “I Hope I Get It,” and the show-stopping “One,” A Chorus Line is a must-see classic of American musical theatre, for teens and older.

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DOUBT, Mesa Encore Theatre, June 5 - 14, 2015

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

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