Saturday, December 31, 2022

CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION - Actor's Youth Theatre - February 2-February 18, 2023



In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Director: Jason White
Music Director: Elise Stoffer
Choreography: Jessi Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Bianca Caglia

Thu, Feb 2nd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 3rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 4th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 4th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 9th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Understudy Show: Roxie: Brooklyn Crandell Velma: Rachel Haugan Billy: Andrew Wildermuth Amos: Ryan Lucas Mona: Avery Truran
Fri, Feb 10th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 16th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 17th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Purchase tickets at aytaz.org

CAST
Velma Kelly: Colette Davis
Roxie Hart: Mackenzie Massey
Billy Flynn: Porter Carr
Amos Hart: Tyler Gilmore
Matron Mama Morton: Natalie Smith
Liz: London Crosby
Annie: Saniya Sapakie
June: Shayla Forero
Hunyak: Lyon Christian
Mona, U/S Velma: Rachel Haugan 
Master of Ceremonies: Delaney Hartman
Mary Sunshine: Emily Freedman
Fred Casely, U/S Billy: Andrew Wildermuth 
Fogerty, Mr. Harrison, U/S Amos: Ryan Lucas
Veronica, JoAnn: Keira Dudley
Kitty, U/S Roxie: Brooklyn Crandell
Lulu, U/S Mona: Avery Truran
Justice James: DJ Hammond
Calvin the Clerk, Bernie: Caleb Dupree
Joelene: Tiana Barnum
Janis: Kendall Morgan
Lovenia: Hailey Klatt
Mikaelah: Tayler Slone
Sally: Caden Martinez 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Auditions for CAROUSEL at Inspire Theatre Company announced for January 9 & 10



Carousel auditions will be January 9 & 10th from 5-9 pm with callbacks on Saturday the 14th from 9-2. 

They will be held at the INSPIRE Rehearsal Studio, 6118 East Main Street B103 Mesa, AZ.

Your first look at MISERY at Fountain Hills Theater, which opens January 6




photos by Patty Torrilhon

DRINKING HABITS 2: CAUGHT IN THE ACT - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre - January 26-March 4, 2023



By Tom Smith
Directed by Van Rockwell

MOST OF 2022's HILARIOUS CAST RETURNS TO BRING MORE LAUGHS!

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing miss the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long-lost families. So, when they learn that the orphanage where Paul and Kate grew up is in peril, they can't wait to come to the rescue. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, but it's no easy feat when Kate's expecting any day, Sally's hiding from stage-fright-stricken Paul after another flight from the altar, Mother Superior's acting is unexpectedly narcoleptic, and the sisters' award-winning wine keeps getting switched with the grape juice. The merry mix-ups multiply in this warm and winsome sequel to last season's sell out farce DRINKING HABITS.

"A hypnotism, a few magic tricks, and a visit from the Holy Mother herself lead to 90-minutes of hilarious hijinks and misunderstandings. Packed with physical gags and entertaining puns, Drinking Habits 2 is just plain fun. ...Fast-paced and quick-witted!" BroadwayWorld.com

Staged with in-the-round seating.

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Thu, Jan 26th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Jan 27th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Jan 28th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Jan 28th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 2nd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 3rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 4th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 4th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 9th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 10th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 16th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 17th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 18th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Feb 23rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Feb 24th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Feb 25th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Feb 25th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 2nd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 4th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Sat, Mar 4th, 2023 at 7:00 pm


DISNEY'S THE LION KING, JR. - Limelight Performing Arts - January 5, 2023-January 15, 2023


A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands.

When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father’s life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king

The show runs 1/5/23 - 1/15/23 at Mesa Arts Center.





Thursday, December 29, 2022

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE - Stage Left Productions - January 13-January 21, 2023


An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

**This production does have mild adult language and content**

Tickets are $30.00 Reserved Seating

Running Time:
2 Hours with a 15 Minute Intermission

Directed by Cody Dull

Performances
Friday January 13 7:00pm
Saturday January 14 7:00pm
Sunday January 15 2:00pm

Thursday January 19 7:00pm
Friday January 20 7:00pm
Saturday January 21 2:00pm

CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets

Video Auditions for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre are due by January 2


SOMETHING ROTTEN
Directed by Lisa Barton Figeroa
Music-directed by Tyler Thompson
Choreographed by Molly Lajoie

We are looking for a great team of singing, acting, and dancing collaborators who are comfortable with musical comedy, physicality, and ready to have a great time. All ethnicities and genders are welcome and encouraged to come play with us!  Looking for those who want to bring a great attitude and love of comedy, ready to be creative contributors. Age ranges are suggestive only and could vary due to casting.

Auditions will be accepted by email (auditions@desertstages.org) until midnight Monday, January 2, 2023. If you are unable to submit, or if you have issues uploading your video audition, please let us know via the same email address.

Music/dance callbacks and cold readings will take place Monday, January 9, 2023, 6-10pm.
Invitations to callbacks will be sent no later than Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Video Auditions will consist of:

1. Google Registration Form (please be completely honest with your outdates). Outdates will not be allowed during tech week
2. Headshot and resume (digital copy or a link will suffice)
3. Video audition that should consist of a 32-bar cutting in the style of the show. Please do not audition with anything from the show. Also state in the video which role(s) you are interested in.

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– NO PRODUCTION FEE
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned to Stage Manager before strike of show.)
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

COVID-19 POLICIES:
Masks MAY be required during rehearsals and performances.
Weekly Covid-19 PCR tests MAY be required during rehearsals and performances.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.

 
SHOW SYNOPSIS
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Shakespeare – The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Nick Bottom – A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Nigel Bottom – Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan; Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Bea – Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor; Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: D3

Portia – A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel; Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range top: F#5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Nostradamus – A soothsayer; Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50

Brother Jeremiah – Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful; Gender: Male; Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: G3

Lord Clapham – A posh patron of the theater; Gender: Male

Shylock – An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt; Gender: Male

Minstrel – Gender: Male; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: C#3

Adult Ensemble: Includes Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more

Scottsdale Community Musical Theatre seeks a pianist for the spring semester, including for their production of RENT


Scottsdale Community Choir Musical Theatre and Choral programs are seeking to hire a staff collaborative pianist for the spring semester of 2023. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Accompany auditions for the musical. (January 19, 6-10 pm)
  • Accompany musical theatre rehearsals (Varies, evening)
  • Accompany the musical RENT (Show Dates April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22)
  • Accompany weekly Concert Choir rehearsals on M/W 12-2, dress rehearsals, and concerts (3).
  • Accompany Students for vocal juries at the end of the semester.
To inquire about this vendor position, payment, and dates/times, please contact Kira Rugen at Kira.Rugen@scottsdalecc.edu

Auditions for NEWSIES, JR at Inspire Theatre Company announced for January 4 & 5



Ages 8-18 

Auditions are January, 4-5 w/ callbacks January 7.

At Inspire Entertainment 
4469 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Performances will be in May of 2023

Visit https://inspireent.com/mtjr/ to find out more information and join our interest list.

Casting Breakdown:

Jack Kelly, the leader of the Manhattan newsies, an orphaned dreamer who yearns to get out of New York and make a better life for himself out West (Male ages 15-18).

Katherine Plumber An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously (Female ages 15-18)

Crutchie Jack’s best friend with a “bum leg” that causes pain (Male ages 12-18).

Davey Les’s big brother, sells newspapers to help his family earn a living but becomes swept up in the fervor of the strike (Male ages 14-18). 

Les Davey’s cheeky younger sibling, is excited by the newsies’ freedom and loves their independent lifestyle (Male or Female ages 9-11).

Medda Larkin A proud supporter of the newsies, she offers her theater as a safe haven for their revolution (Female ages 12-18).

Joseph Pulitzer A pompous businessman, Katherine’s father, owns the World and is concerned solely with the bottom line (Male ages 15-18).

Wiesel Aka “Weasel”. A disgruntled paper-pusher who runs distribution for the World and has little patience or sympathy for the newsies (Male or Female ages 15-18).

Newsies There are many Newsies such as Race, Albert, Muriel, Nancy, Specs, Pigtails, Hazel, Buttons, Tommy Boy, Romeo, Jo Jo, Spot Conlon, and others (Male or Female ages 12-18).

Darcy A photographer who works with Katherine (Female).

Dorothy and Bill Katherine’s upper class friends whose parents own big newspapers and help the newsies print the Newsies Banner (Male and Female).

Seitz The editor of the World who advises Pulitzer, but ultimately admires the kids’ newspaper (Male or Female).

Bunsen Pulitzer’s bookkeeper who helps Pulitzer come up with the idea to raise the newsies’ price per paper (Male or Female).

Hannah Pulitzer’s secretary who is a clever advocate for the newsies (Female).

Snyder The crooked warden of The Refuge, who is concerned only with catching enough kids to keep their government checks coming. (Male or Female).

Governor Teddy Roosevelt A well-respected lifelong public servant who inspires Jack to stand up to Pulitzer (Male).

Browery Brigade Includes the roles of the upbeat and charming Ada, Olive, and Ethel. A group of vaudeville performers in Medda’s act (Female). 

Ensemble and Other Roles include Newsies, Police Officers, Police Chief, Working Children, Morris and Oscar Delancey, Customers, Woman, Pat. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

WEEK AT A GLANCE: December 26-January 1, 2023

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CLOSING:

Auditions for "2A: an evening of plays written by the students of Ms. Sandoval’s 7th grade drama class" at B3 Theater announced for January 6


B3 Theater, Inc. will be auditioning for its newest play 2A:  an evening of plays written by the students of Ms. Sandoval’s 7th grade drama class by Nathan Dame.

Ilana Lydia and BJ Garrett, Artistic Director of Space 55, will be directing together.

The local Shakespearean-trained group, who were busy putting on Aphra Behn’s The Rover, are tasked with giving a performance of Jr. High-written pieces.  Funny, inappropriate, searing, and sublime, the result is unlike anything you've seen.  Mature content warning.  

There are over 30 characters in this piece, which consists of 16 "student written" shows.  The base character for each actor will be a classically trained actor.  All genders, races, and (adult) ages are encouraged to audition, as the show will be cast blind to these features.  

Show dates:  Feb 17-25.
Rehearsals begin:  Jan 9.

Auditions consist of:  reading sides from the script.  If you play guitar, please prepare a one minute selection from either a song or classical piece.

Auditions are in slots on Jan 6 @ 6-8:30PM and Jan 7 @ 2-4:30PM.  Please sign up for your slot at:


Questions?  Please contact Ilana at ilanab3productions@gmail.com.  Allow 48 hours for responses requested before the 4th.

B3 Theater, Inc. produces new and underproduced works from local, national, and international authors.  We celebrate the underdog.

Cast announced for CONSTELLATIONS at The Phoenix Theatre Company


CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs January 11-January 29



Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Cast announced for THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Theatre Artists Studio



Tom Koelbel - JOHN D'AGATA 
Jacob Nichols - JIM FINGAL  
Debra Rich - EMILY PENROSE 

The Lifespan of a Fact – A Comedy About Journalistic Integrity

“I’m not interested in accuracy; I’m interested in the truth,” says John D’agata in the shockingly relevant play by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell opening January 13th at Theatre Artists’ Studio in Paradise Valley.

Based on the true story and book by John D’agata and Jim Fingal, Lifespan of a Fact, examines the slippery slope between emotional truth and absolute fact. When renown and pedantic essayist, John D’Agata, is commissioned to write a feature essay on the tragic suicide of a teenager in Las Vegas, he faces off with new Harvard grad and eager-to-impress Jim Fingal, the intern fact-checker hired by iconic editor, Emily Penrose. 

With a time-bomb deadline looming and an entire printing press on hold, this fast-moving 75-minute dramedy asks big questions about “fake news” and “alternative facts.” “Where is the line between emotional reality and absolute fact?” asks veteran Director, Richard Hardt. “This play is hysterical and deeply relevant in exploring the issues of social media, true journalism, and humanity.”

Starring Valley favorites, Tom Koelbel, Jacob Nichols, and, newly returned to Phoenix, Debra Rich. 

WHEN: January 13 – February 5
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Theatre Artists Studio
4848 East Cactus Road, Suite 406, Scottsdale AZ 85254



Monday, December 26, 2022

Cast announced for NOISES OFF at Mesa Encore Theatre



Mesa Encore Theatre excited to announce the cast of Noises Off, running January 13-29, 2023

Ami Porter as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett
Ashley Letizia as Brook Ashton/Vicki
Angela Gonzalez as Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent
Abby Gordon as Poppy Norton-Taylor
Geoffrey Goorin as Lloyd Dallas
Zack Pepe as Garry Lejeune/Roger
Matthew Harris as Frederick Fellowes/Phillip Brent
Tom Endicott as Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar
Spencer Beckwith as Timothy Allgood

Directed by Justin Howell 
Assistant Directed by Gabriel Escudero

Tickets are available now at https://tinyurl.com/4ebdx96j

Friday, December 23, 2022

Fountain Hills Youth Theater Announces Video Audition Submission Due date of December 31 for MUMBLETY PEG


Fountain Hills Youth Theater Announces Video Auditions for This Season’s YABOY Production: MUMBLETY PEG

WHAT: “Mumblety Peg”; An original musical drama.
Book by Ross Collins; Lyrics by Ross Collins and Miciah Dodge
Music by Miciah Dodge

WHEN:  Submit video auditions by December 31st, 2022
Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM 
and Sundays at 2PM – February 17th - 26th

WHERE:  Fountain Hills Community Theater
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Fountain Hills Youth Theater is proud to announce auditions for this season’s YABOY (Young Actors Benefiting Other Youth) production of the original musical drama, “Mumblety Peg.”

Mumblety Peg (the show) is an original musical drama and a 2004 ariZoni award recipient. Written by the award-winning team of Ross Collins and Miciah Dodge, Mumblety Peg tells the poignant story of a high school young adult in crisis and with a retrospective of how he got there. Adolescent issues of teen depression, suicide, bullying, abuse, and loss are at the heart of this play. Taking place in the 1970s, the edgy dialogue pulls heartstrings and illustrates that while technology has changed a lot since the 1970s, many disturbing societal issues still remain today; proving we all need to continue working towards change for the better good. Through a thought-provoking script and musical score, we learn about awareness, hope, resilience and the power of self-worth and kindness. 

Following each production, talk-backs with the audience will be encouraged. When Mumblety Peg was last on stage, it truly made an impactful difference in the lives of others. Rise to the occasion and be a part of this relevant and courageous production!

Mumblety Peg (the game), was started in the early 17th century, played with a pocket knife. Each player had to complete a series of throws with the knife. The winner pounds a peg into the ground; the loser puts his hands behind his back and “roots” the peg out of the ground with his teeth (also called “mumbling the peg”). In the words of writer/director, Ross Collins…“I chose “Mumblety Peg” as the central theme, and name of the show because sometimes, we can feel so beaten into the ground that the only way we can ever get out is by the skin of our teeth.”

Fountain Hills Youth Theater is grateful that The UBU Project has partnered with us for this production. Founded by Executive Director and Teaching Artist, David Simmons, The UBU project is a performing arts education outreach organization specializing in social-emotional performing arts integration (SEL-Arts) residencies in K12 schools, youth centers, group homes, and juvenile detention facilities. Their mission is: “The prevention of youth suicide, addiction, and bullying through social/emotional performing arts integration residencies.” Their interactive SEL curriculum remains focused on empowering students through The UBU Treasure Chest of hope, resilience, self-compassion, and empathy as taught through music & songwriting, movement, or theatre. A portion of each full-price ticket to Mumblety Peg will be donated to The UBU Project. Additionally, FHYT will be distributing  information about The UBU Project at each production, and representatives from The UBU Project will be at the theater for select productions and talk-backs.

YABOY is an acronym for “Young Actors Benefiting Other Youth”, a program created by Youth Artistic Director Ross Collins. The goal of the program is to show young actors that their talents can have a positive impact on their peers and that their work can be used to help address social issues that young people encounter and offer channels and recourses to help deal with them.

To Submit a Video Audition (SUBMIT NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT DEC. 31):

Prepare a monologue from a previously published work, not to exceed 2 minutes in length

Sing 16 to 32 bars of an upbeat song or ballad that best shows off your voice (please accompany your voice with a musical track

Upload your video(s) to YouTube, Vimeo or similar. IMPORTANT! Video must be public, or unlisted via a direct link. If private, please provide the password.

Download the the audition form here: https://fhtaz.org/youth-auditions Fill it out, and scan it.

Please include conflict dates on your audition form (including Mondays) or on a separate sheet. Include ALL dates from Jan. 4-Feb. 26.

Email a link to your video and your audition form and conflicts to Youth Artistic Director, Ross Collins (youthartisticdirector@fhtaz.org)

Production fees: NONE. FEES ARE WAIVED FOR THIS PRODUCTION!

CASTING FOR (Ages 10-19)

This production is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested.

COLIN RUSSELL – A 15-year-old high school freshman that we see through his junior year. He has experienced trauma and is in crisis.
AL – A simple man with a sarcastic sense of humor. The school janitor. Befriends Colin in his worst moment.
DARLA – Colin’s cousin. A cheerleader, high school senior, and Aunt Louise & Uncle Walt’s confused daughter. She tolerates and even likes Colin.
JENNIFER – Darla’s closest friend. A stereotypical cheerleader. At times is mean and bully-ish
TERRY ALLEN – A girl at school. Sweet and caring. Friends with Colin and may have a crush on him.
BILL RUSSELL – Colin’s caring father.
AUNT LOUISE – Colin’s Aunt. She’s a lady with big hair and offers bad advice.
UNCLE WALT – Aunt Louise’s husband. Assumed to be an alcoholic. Also abusive.
BOBBY – Good-looking and handsome. Athletic. A bully.
TOM – Bobby’s friend, of meager means. Also a bully.
DAVE – Bobby’s friend. Another boy in the group of bullies.
RHONDA & SUZY – Darla’s friends. Also cheerleaders.
ANN RUSSELL – Colin’s ill mother.
MS. HARRIS – A concerned school counselor.
ART –A shark, sells and takes recreational drugs. Hangs with Tammy.
TAMMY – Hangs out with Art.
RODNEY – Young child playing Mumblety Peg. Loyal friend to Colin. Stutters.
YOUNG BOBBY – Young child playing the game of Mumblety Peg. Grows up to be our athletic bully.
YOUNG DARLA – Young child playing a game of Mumblety Peg. This is the younger version of the older “Darla”
YOUNG COLIN – Young child playing a game of Mumblety Peg. This is the younger version of the older “Colin”

“Mumblety Peg” will be directed by Ross Collins with musical direction by Jay Melberg.
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"Mumblety Peg" – “a highly sensitive subject is handled in an innovative, thought provoking and yet entertaining way. Many good messages for use. Every teen and parent must see this play together and then TALK.” - Lorna Green- Principal Roadrunner Alternative School, Paradise Valley

“Mumblety Peg” will play Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm from February 17th to February 26th, 2023. 


Monday, December 19, 2022

Happy Hanukkah from PHX Stages!

 

DISNEY'S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS at Desert Foothills Theater is the "Purr-Fect" Winter Afterschool Program




Put DFT under your tree!

Looking for the PURR-fect holiday gift for that singing, dancing and acting kiddo looking to get their musical theater start in the new year?  Register today and we'll customize a cute holiday card for you to wrap up!

12 spots left! More info and registration:


Directed by Sandi Carll and Don Crosby
Choreography by Rachael Madden

Welcome to this no-cut musical production. One month of convenient after-school and Saturday rehearsals leads to FOUR fantastically furry shows!

Call 480-488-1981 for more details. 

WEEK AT A GLANCE: December 19-December 25, 2022

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CLOSING:

Auditions for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Desert Foothills Theater announced for January 19 & 20




CASTING ADULTS

SOME ROLES AVAILABLE FOR TEENS AGES 16+

JOIN US & AUDITION

JANUARY 19th - 21st

Audition 1 - Choose your date and 10 minute auditon time slot via sign up genius using the link below  

Thursday, January 19th, between 6:00 PM- 9PM

or

Friday, January 20th, between 6:00 PM- 9PM

(Personal song selection in the style of the show, cold readings)

 
Audition 2 - CALL BACKS

Saturday, January 21th, 10:00 AM

(Selected show song, script readings)

Friday, December 16, 2022

Auditions for FOREVER PLAID at Inspire Theatre Company announced for January 4



Forever Plaid 

Auditions are January 4th 6-9p.m.
Show will run February 9-11 and 16-18, 2023

Visit https://inspiremsh.org/auditions/  to find out more and sign up for an audition time. 

Review Highlights: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Arizona Theatre Company

Seth Tucker and Emily Mohney
Photo by Tim Fuller


 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 December 23

"As a follow-up to their charming holiday production last year, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Arizona Theatre Company is presenting the equally charming, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, also by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, which runs through December 23. With a talented group of actors and sure-footed direction, this follow-up to Jane Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice" is a romantic, witty, and emotionally moving holiday treat." - Gil Benbrook, TalkinBroadway.com (click here to read the complete review)

"Arizona Theatre Company’s “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” continues last season’s superb first installment with a bright new take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”...smartly staged by Veronika Duerr and acted by a stellar ensemble of remarkable performers..."   -Chris Curcio, Curtain Up Phoenix (click here to read the complete review)

Cast announced for MISERY at Fountain Hills Theater



Patrick Russo: “Paul Sheldon”
Christi Sweeney: “Annie Wilkes”
Arthur Kilduff: “Buster”

Check out these fun photos from A WINNIE THE POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL at Valley Youth Theatre

















photos by Jenny Kauffman