Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces the remainder of its 2021/2022 Season!

On Sunday, November 14, during the ALL TOGETHER NOW performance at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre that featured young performers from across the Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre (DST) was proud to announce the shows that will be produced during the remainder of its 2021-22 season!  Ellen Versen, Executive Director, and Walt Versen, Artistic Director, shared titles in the categories of Mainstage Theatre productions, Teen Theatre productions, Youth Theatre productions, and Actor's Cafe productions.  Mainstage, Teen, and Youth productions will be performed in DST's 219-seat Cullity Hall.  The DST Actor's Cafe is a 56-seat venue, perfect for smaller, more intimate productions.  

The new DST management team strives to make DST a creative, safe, and supportive place where artists are encouraged to grow in their craft.  DST looks for shows that will attract new audience members who will be entertained and/or challenged by the works presented.  The beginning of the artistic planning process includes matching directors to shows in combinations that will create excitement around the show for artists and audiences alike. Most of the shows' directors were also announced at Sunday's event.  

Here is a line-up of the shows that make up the remainder of the 2021-22 season at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre:

Youth Theatre:
Disney's Frozen, Jr. 
January 7 - 16, 2022 
directed by Nicole Thompson, music-directed by Samantha Iseley

Disney's High School Musical, Jr. 
April 8 - 17, 2022 
co-directed by Erin Tarkington and Kristin Alba

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr. 
July 1 - 10, 2022 
co-directed by Matt Harris and Alexandra Utpadel, music-directed by Luke Ottinger

Teen Theatre:
Bonnie & Clyde 
February 4 - 13, 2022 
directed by Lisa Barton Figueroa, music-directed by Adam Bei, choreographed by Marley DeGroodt

Be More Chill 
May 6 - 15, 2022 
co-directed, music-directed, and choreographed by Mark and Lynzee 4man

Little Women 
July 29 - August 7, 2022 
directed and choreographed by Molly Lajoie

Mainstage Theatre:
The Sound of Music 
November 19 - December 19, 2021 
directed and choreographed by Trisha Ditsworth, music-directed by Cathy Hauan

March 4 - 20, 2022 
directed by Chris R. Chavez, music-directed by Ken Goodenberger

Once Upon a Mattress 
June 3 - 12, 2022 
directed by Meribeth Reeves, music-directed by Kent Campbell

Actor's Cafe:
Winter Wonderettes 
December 3 - 19, 2021 
directed by Molly Lajoie, music-directed by John Luke Osorio

Jake's Women 
January 14 - February 13, 2022 
directed by Janis Webb

Bleacher Bums 
February 25 - April 3, 2022

5 Women Wearing the Same Dress 
April 22 - May 15, 2022 
directed by KatiBelle Collins

altar BOYZ 
June 10 - July 3, 2022 
directed by Lisa Barton Figueroa

The Importance of Being Earnest 
July 22 - August 14, 2022 
directed by Van Rockwell

About Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, nonprofit performing arts theatre located in Arizona's premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.  Established in 1995, Desert Stages has grown to offer more than 250 performances year-round consisting of youth, teen and adult productions.  The theatre's mission is to not only provide quality entertainment for the community but to also provide educational experiences for young people interested in the arts.  

Visit DesertStages.org for more information.  

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