Sunday, September 30, 2018

audition notice - THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW - Mesa Community College - October 1 & 2

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Oct 1st 4pm - 8pm / Oct 2nd 4pm - 6pm
Callbacks will be on Oct 2nd from 6pm to 8pm

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
MCC Theatre, Room TH-2
Check-in at the MCC Theatre Lobby

Come prepared with two one-minute contrasting monologues. Cold reads from provided sides may be required at the Director's discretion.

Jennifer is just an average girl who re-engineers obsolete missile components for the U.S Army from her bedroom. When she decides to meet her birth mother in China, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact. Rolin Jones' irreverent "techno-comedy" chronicles one brilliant woman's quest to determine her heritage and face her fears with the help of a Mormon missionary, a pizza delivery guy, and her astounding creation called Jenny Chow.


Jennifer Marcus: an extremely intelligent, agoraphobic Asian girl in her early twenties.

Todd: pizza delivery boy, friend of Jennifer

Adele Hartwick: Jennifer's adoptive mother

Mr. Marcus: Jennifer's adoptive father

Jenny Chow: A robot built by Jennifer

Other characters include: Dr. Yakunin, Colonel Hubbard, Terrence, Preston, Computer Translator, Su Yang, Mr. Zhang

Saturday, September 29, 2018

photos - THE GREAT GATSBY - Stage Left Productions

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through October 7th


photos by Rodney Rickard

ticket discount - ELLA ENCHANTED - Childsplay

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*Price Level 1 seats only. Cannot be used on $12 Preview Performance.
This deal ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 7th.

cast announcement - WONDERLAND HIGH - Pinnacle Creative Arts Studio

Arizona Premiere of Wonderland High cast list:
(In order of appearance)
Arthur: Josiah Herfurth
Harry: Zachary Bobko
Stan: Josh Vicente
Alice: Mia D'Ortenzio
Allison: Rebecka Gaddam
Coach Barker: Samantha Poarch
Paul: Ethan Grosso
Dee Dee Tweedle: Izzy Essler
Sandy Tweedle: Sara Virolainen
Alicia: Olivia D'Ortenzio
Preston: Jackson Rinkes
Parker: Jonathan Cagle
Katt: Octavia Chudnow
Marianne: Alexia Wussow
Matt Adder: Jonah Fried
April May: Breah Liles
Dora Mouskowitz: Allie Miller
Mad Tea Party Pledge: Amelie Fisher
Rose: Abby Deal
Daisy: Sofia Lindsey
Lily: Jaeden Nagai
Violet: Jion Vicente
Garden Glee Pledges: Shyla Gowda, Esha Sidhu
Dr. Bloom: Kiana Hindi
Principal Cheshire: Special Guest Appearance by Cory McCloskey

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs from October 25-28

cast announcement - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Hale Centre Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs from November 29 to December 24

Ebenezer Scrooge: Rob Stuart
Bob Cratchit: Tim Fiscus
Fred: Ben Harris
Marley/Old Joe: Matthew Harris
Past/Laundress/Narrator: Heidi-Liz Johnson
Present/Businessman/Poulterer: Justin Howell
Future/Backstage: Blake King-Krueger
Young Scrooge/Narrator: Danny Karapetian
Belle/Christina: Haley Reed
Mr. Fezziwig/Undertaker: Raymond Barcelo
Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman/Narrator 3/Bird Woman: Charity Johansen
Mrs. Cratchit: Laura Soldan
Martha Cratchit/Fezziwig Party: Alexa Stuart
Peter Cratchit/Sled Boy: Carson Robles
Belinda Cratchit/Little Fan/Sled Girl: Ava Willis
Doug Cratchit/Jenkins' Son: Luke Robles
Carol Cratchit/Want/Jenkins' Daugther: Kaylee Forth
Tiny Tim/Ignorance: Slade Robles
Boy Scrooge/Beggar Boy/Boy in Courtyard: Lynden Jarmen
Dick Wilkins/Ensemble: Allan DeWitt
Fred's Wife/Ensemble: Ariana Lucius
Topper/Charityman/Businessman: Nathan Spector
Topper's Girl/Ensemble: Holly Payne
Charles/Ensemble/Charityman/Businessman: Cameron Rollins
Victoria/Ensemble: Veronica Spector
Robert/Jenkins/Ensemble/Coalman: Hunter Cuison

Ebenezer Scrooge: Cory McCloskey
Bob Cratchit: Miles Romney
Fred: Danny Karapetian
Marley/Old Joe: Raymond Barcelo
Past/Laundress/Narrator: Holly Payne
Present/Narrator/Businessman/Poulterer/Coalman: Tim Dietlein
Future/Backstage: Blake King-Krueger
Young Scrooge: Austin Delp
Belle/Christina: Grace Napoletano
Mr. Fezziwig/Undertaker: Justin Howell
Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman/Narrator 3/Bird Woman: Cami Anglemyer
Mrs. Cratchit: Bonnie Romney
Martha Cratchit/Fezziwig Party: Emily Woodward-Shaw
Peter Cratchit/Sled Boy: Justin Vaught
Belinda Cratchit/Little Fan/Sled Girl: Olivia Woodward-Shaw
Doug Cratchit/Jenkins' Son: Max Romney
Carol Cratchit/Want/Jenkins' Daughter: Beatrice Romney
Hazel Cratchit/Jenkins' Daughter: Gigi Romney
Tiny Tim/Ignorance: Harrison Miller
Boy Scrooge/Beggar Boy/Boy in Courtyard: Charlie Hall
Dick Wilkins/Ensemble: Kyle Webb
Fred's Wife/Ensemble: Heidi-Liz Johnson
Topper/Charityman/Businessman: Ben Harris
Topper's Girl/Ensemble: Kayleah Wilson
Charles/Charityman/Businessman: Cameron Rollins
Victoria/Ensemble: Audrey Coleman
Robert/Jenkins/Ensemble: Hunter Cuison

photos - REASONS TO BE PRETTY - Laughing Pig Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through October 6th

photos by Tony Moschetti

Friday, September 28, 2018

photos - 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA - TheaterWorks' Youth Works

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through October 7th

Photos by John Groseclose

cast announcement - WAITRESS - National Tour: ASU Gammage

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs from October 2-7

Jenna: Desi Oakley
Becky: Charity Angél Dawson
Dawn: Lenne Klingaman
Dr. Pomatter: Bryan Fenkart
Earl: Nick Bailey
Joe: Larry Marshall
Cal: Ryan G. Dunkin
Ogie: Jeremy Morse
Ensemble, Nurse Norma, u/s Becky: Rheaume Crenshaw
Ensemble, u/s Cal, u/s Ogie: Mark Christine
Ensemble, u/s Dr. Pomatter, u/s Ogie, u/s Earl: Jim Hogan
Swing, u/s Cal, u/s Joe: David Hughey
Swing, u/s Jenna: Emily Koch
Swing, u/s Cal, Joe: Max Kumangai
Swing, u/s Becky: Tatiana Lofton
Ensemble, u/s Becky: Maiesha McQueen
Ensemble, u/s Dawn: Gerianne Pérez
Swing, u/s Dr. Pomatter, u/s Earl: Brad Standley
Ensemble, u/s Jenna Grace Stockdale
Ensemble: Alex Tripp

cast announcement - TITANIC - Arizona Broadway Theatre

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George Widener / Jim Farrell: Michael D. Brennan*
Madeline Astor / Kate Murphey: Madison Cichon
Stewardess Hutchinson / Charlotte Cardoza: Chae Clearwood
Quartermaster Robert Hitchens / Chief Engineer Joseph Bell / J. J. Astor: Christopher Cody Cooley
First Officer William Murdoch / Bandsman Bricoux: Matthew Curtis
Capt. E. J. Smith: Olin Davidson
Isidor Strauss: Fred Gerle
Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall / John B. Thayer: David Groccia*
Stewardess Robinson / Mme. Aubert / Caroline Nevilla: Trisha Hart Ditsworth
Second Officer Charles Lightoller: Jacob Herrera
Frederick Fleet, Lookout: Connor Hubbard
Bellboy^: Kieran Klaphake
Thomas Andrews, Designer/Builder: Kiel Klaphake
Frederick Barrett, Stoker: John Knispel
Ida Strauss: Carolyn McPhee
J. Bruce Ismay, Owner: Matthew Mello
Harold Bridge, Radioman / Wallace Hartley, Orchestra Leader: Andy Meyers
Kate McGowan: Melissa Mitchell
Benjamin Guggenheim: Tyler Pirrung
Edgar Beane: Jay Roberts
Marion Thayer: Meggie Siegrist
Third Officer Herbert Pitman / First Class Steward Henry Etches: Ben Stasny
Alice Beane: Jill Tieskoetter
Charles Clark: Eric Waters
Bellboy^: Brody Wurr
Eleanor Widener / Kate Mullins: Liane Zielinski

*ABT Debut
^Shared Role

video preview - SEUSSICAL, JR - East Valley Children's Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through October 7th

audition notice - A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL - Valley Youth Theatre - October 16 & 17

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail (Musical) - November 30 – December 23, 2018

•          Auditions: October 16 & 17, 2018

•          Rehearsals begin as early as October 23, 2018

•          Tech: November 24 – 29, 2018

•          HopeKids: November 29, 2018

Public Performances:

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 & 23, 2018 at 12:30p & 3:00pm

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11am, 1:30pm, & 4:00pm


            Fridays, December 7 & 14, 2018 at 7pm

            Friday, December 21, 2018, time TBD

School Shows:

Thursdays, December 6 & 13, 2018 @ 9:30AM & 11:30AM


A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion. Book, music and lyrics by James W. Rodgers. Inspired by A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

First time auditioning at VYT? Check here for all the need to know info-

photos - 221B / GET YOUR LIVES TOGETHER, YOU TWO - Paradise Valley Community College

PVCC's Fall 2018 Student Directed/ Student written shows-

Get Your Lives Together, You Two! directed by Joey Whelan
221B directed by Jessica Lindsey Parsons

Shows open tonight and run together

9/28, 9/29, 10/5 at 7:30
9/30, 10/6, 10/7  at 2:00pm. 
Paradise Valley community College Studio Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets

photos courtesy PVCC

Thursday, September 27, 2018

audition notice - male (20-30) needed for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Male (ages 20-30) needed for the role of Harry Bailey/Sam Wainwright. The actor will play both parts.

All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

The run of the show is Nov 29th to Dec 29th.

Please contact Cheryl Schaar at to schedule an audition. 

cast announcement - MARY POPPINS - Mesa Encore Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs November 2-18

Mary Poppins- Heidi-Liz Johnson

Bert- Nicholas Gunnell

Jane- Samantha Gibbons

Michael- Elliot Thompson

George Banks- Tom Mangum

Winifred Banks- Danielle Hale

Mrs. Brill / Bird Woman- Suze St. John

Robertson Ay / Chairman / Admiral Boom- Dan Marburger

Miss Andrew / Mrs. Corry- Hector Coris

Neleus / Ensemble- Zack Pepe

Valentine / Ensemble- One Griffin             

Miss Lark / Ensemble- Brittany Thomas

Katie Nana / Fannie / Miss Smythe / Park Keeper- Rita Liegl

Policeman / Von Hussler / Ensemble- Payten McLeod

Northbrook / Ensemble  - Justin Hosten

Ensemble / Ballerina- Ashley Rhoads

Ensemble / Porcelain Doll- Cristianna Crognale

Ensemble / Jack - Jesus Diaz

Ensemble- Chase Zeiner

Ensemble- Emma Nowicki

Ensemble / Annie- Jacquelyn Richards

Ensemble- Alissa Beadle

audition notice - MOUNTAIN DAYS - ProMusica Arizona - October 21

ProMusica Arizona, the community chorale and orchestra of North Phoenix is holding auditions for the Arizona Premier of Craig Bohmler’s musical, Mountain Days, based on the life of conservationist John Muir with book and lyrics by Tony- nominated playwright, Mary Bracken Phillips.  In addition to the PMAZ Chorale and Orchestra, this production will feature Arizona award-winning actors Rusty Ferracane, Trisha Ditsworth, James Gish and Matt Newhard. This will be a multi-media, semi-staged concert version with the PMAZ Chorale and Orchestra.  Performances are March 23 and 24, 2019 with a limited number of rehearsals in March TBD.

Seeking additional men and women of all ages and children between the ages of 10-18 to perform a variety of solo singing and speaking roles.  As this is a volunteer chorale, these roles will also be on a volunteer basis and will be non-paying.  Auditions will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Sunrise Methodist Church, 19234 N 7th Ave, Phoenix from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Please prepare 32 bars of a classical musical theatre piece that shows your range and musicality (accompanist will be provided).  You may also be asked to do a cold reading using sides from the script that will be provided.   Auditions are by appointment only.  To schedule an audition time, please call or text Patti Graetz at 602-570-4458 or email  For more information about the production and ProMusica Arizona go to

East Valley Childrens Theatre's Fall 2018 Classes

East Valley Children’s Theatre
Fall Session II of Classes 2018

Fall Session II Seven Week Classes – October 15 – December 6

Monday – 7 weeks of 1 hour of class beginning October 15–November 26 – Cost $100

CLASS 11 –4:30-5:30 pm –A Star is Born - (age 5-8) – Participants will learn performance techniques for musical theatre performance, including stage presence and projection.

CLASS 12 – 5:30-6:30 pm – Actor’s Tool Box – Become a Triple Threat (age 8-15)
A musical theatre class for kids with some experience.  Class will include musical theatre performances using dance, singing and acting and putting it all together.

Tuesday - 7 weeks of 1 hour of class beginning October 16 – November 27– Cost $100

CLASS 13 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Treasure Trunk Stories (5-8) – Breona Conrad, Instructor
A creative drama class in which participants will create stories as a vehicle for working on basic acting techniques such as character development, emotions and clear voices.

CLASS 14 – 4:45-5:45 pm – Actor’s Tool Box – Theatre Games (age 8-14) Aaron Blanco, Instructor.  This class concentrates on utilizing theatre games to teach performance skill used for the stage.

CLASS 15 - 5:30-6:30 PM -– Actor’s Tool Box – Make ‘em Laugh (ages 8-15) – Breona Conrad, Instructor.  Learn techniques for comedic acting for performing on stage. An entry level class for Theatre kids

Wednesday – 7 weeks of 1 hour of class beginning October 17 –November 28– Cost $100

Class 16 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Actors Toolbox –Solo Acting – Performing Monologues – (age 8-14)  Instructor Kelly Nicole.  A must take class for any actor.  Learn acting techniques and skills through the use of monologues.

CLASS 17 - 6:30-7:30 pm –Actor’s Tool Box – Drama, Drama, Drama - (age 8-14)   Kelly Nicole,  Instructor.  A must have class for actors of all ages.  Learn techniques in portraying serious dramatic scenes and monologues.

Thursday – 7 weeks of classes that meet for 1 hour a week beginning October 18 - December 6
(No Class on Thanksgiving) - Cost $115
CLASS 18 – 4:30-5:30 pm –Theatre Performance for the Young Actor – “Hansel & Gretel” (age 5-8) Instructor Kelli Nicole.  Learn the skills of putting on a play, characters, projection, team work, all the necessary techniques you need to put on a show.  Class will culminate in a performance of a short play on the final day of class.

Thursday–7 weeks of classes that meet for 1 ½ hours a week beginning October 18 - Dec 6
(No Class on Thanksgiving) Cost $150
CLASS 19 – 5:30-7:00 pm –Theatre Performance –“The Princess and the Pea” (age 8-15) Kelly Nicole, Instructor.  Want to be in a Show?  Then this class is for you.  Participants will go through all the steps of being in a production from auditions to rehearsals to performance, utilizing props and costumes with a final performance on the last day of class.
All Classes are held at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street, Mesa 85205

Class Discounts for multiple classes or siblings
Discount Price of $175 for two seven week classes (one hour each week), taken by one child
Or two seven week class (one hour each week), taken by two siblings