Everybody loves a matinee! Hosted by David Appleford, award-winning Valley film and theatre critic, these special screenings of classic movie musicals are a perfect way to spend the afternoon. October through December showings will include Singin’ in the Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Paint Your Wagon, Meet Me in St. Louis, and of course, Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas! LEARN MORE
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds
When the transition is being made from silent films to `talkies’, everyone has trouble adapting. Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. After a lot of practice with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.
NICOLE PESCE "WHEN OCTOBER GOES" SONGS CELEBRATING AUTUMN AND FALL (Encore Room Oct 15)
Get up close and personal (safely). This distinctive concert series showcases outstanding local musicians in the intimacy of ABT’s Encore Room.
Celebrate this special time of year with piano classics especially arranged and performed by Nicole, including Roger Williams’ “Autumn Leaves,” Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Vernon Duke’s “Autumn In New York,” and more!
Pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger Nicole Pesce entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor, and pizzazz. Nicole’s YouTube “Happy Birthday Variations” video currently has nearly six million views. At the age of 7, Nicole began playing piano and quickly committed over 100 songs to memory. By age 10, over 500 songs were memorized and she won First Place in the Discovery National Television Competition. At age 11, Nicole began composing music; by 14, she appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon which aired to over sixty million viewers followed by an extensive US tour. During a year-long residency in Las Vegas, Nicole had the pleasure of performing on stage with Debbie Reynolds at Debbie’s hotel and Casino. Numerous performances followed for Rich Little, Buddy Greco, Pat Boone, Lew King, and Barbara Stanwyck. LEARN MORE
Hear a preview of Nicole’s music by visiting her website and downloading clips at www.nicolepesce.com
ABT is excited to welcome back to the Encore Room our friends from the long-running Murder & A Meal Mystery Theatre. Murder & A Meal has been serving-up heaping platefuls of belly-laughs in the Valley of the Sun since 2005. A fully-interactive entertainment experience, Murder & A Meal is set in an intimate (yet COVID-conscious) environment where audience members become part of the action. Participants will enjoy a 3-course meal re-imagined to meet with current health & safety protocols.
GET A CLUE OR DIE
Mr. Boddee’s birthday celebration is this evening! All of his so-called “friends” are on the guest list: the gold-digging Miss Scarlett, the eccentric Professor Plum, the intoxicating Mrs. Peacock, the secretive Col. Mustard, the ill-tempered Mr. Green, and poor, mistreated and misunderstood Mrs. White. They all have a reason to have a distaste for
Mr. Boddee’s erratic, arrogant and selfish behavior and have a desire to get even with him. Somebody gets bumped off…and it is up to you (the Audience) to establish who the maniacal murderer is. With the help of the lovable security guard, Stoo Pidderdenmost, you will be guided through a web of deceit where you must determine WHODUNNIT!LEARN MORE
Piano Men: Generations celebrates the musical influences of Billy Joel and Elton John brought to you by the amazing father and son team of Terry & Nick Davies. Not only have Billy and Elton written and performed music that transcends four decades of music lovers – both have done so not standing center stage, but seated behind the ebony and ivory of an instrument that will forever define the spirit their music: THE PIANO! Join Terry & Nick on this journey through the careers of two music icons! LEARN MORE
"MUSIC OF THE NIGHT" CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Mainstage Oct 22, 23 & 24)
A Celebration of Song! Join us as we pay homage to the most beloved melodies and unforgettable music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. This Mainstage series will feature the extraordinary vocal talent of esteemed ABT Stars Liz Fallon (Funny Girl, Shrek, Xanadu, Chicago and more ), Stephen Hohendorf (Camelot, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles and more), Renee Koher (Kiss Me Kate, Carousel, Camelot, Mary Poppins, Addams Family, Xanadu, Sweeney Todd and more), Nick Kuhn (Little Mermaid, Best Little Whorehouse, Mamma Mia, Hair and more), Carolyn McPhee (Trailer Park, 9 to 5, Camelot, Forbidden Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Bridges of Madison County, Elf and more), Jamie Parnell (A Christmas Carol, Showboat, Mary Poppins, La Cage aux Folles and more), and Morgan Springer (Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street, Full Monty, Hello, Dolly! and more). LEARN MORE
"ROMANCE, ROMANCE!" BROADWAY LOVE SONGS (Encore Room Oct 29 & 30) Hosted by ABT's Kurtis Overby
Join us for fun and games, and something completely NEW! What could be better than Broadway AND Bingo! This unpredictable, interactive cabaret-style event, hosted by ABT’s very own Kurtis Overby, is the coolest game in town. With the song list determined by the numbers called, you could win the chance to pick your favorite Broadway Hits to be performed by our special local guest stars! Come play for fun and fabulous prizes! Each “show” will be completely unique, and chock-full of (physical-distanced) comedy and camaraderie. LEARN MORE