Friday, June 30, 2023

Your first look at THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Arizona Theatre Company

photos by Tim Fuller

Trilogy Players seeks a Director for their spring musical, GRUMPY OLD MEN


Trilogy Players, a community theater group in Trilogy at Vistancia is looking for a Director for their spring ’24 musical production of “Grumpy Old Men”, the musical.  

All rehearsals will take place in the Trilogy community clubhouse and the production is scheduled to be March 20 - 23 at a TBD location in north Peoria..  

Interested individuals should contact Mark Tumey at with any questions and to submit a resume for consideration.  

This will be a paid position.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Cast announced for RENT at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Mark/Roger Understudy : Jeremy Yampolsky 
Roger: David Samson 
Mimi: Josephine Maldonado
Joanne: Shaylee Flanagan
Benny: Eeshan Kumar
Collins: Christopher Poulios
Maureen: Corgan Atkins
Angel: Donovan Reza 
Ensemble: Kara Armstrong 
Ensemble: Rylie Clore
Ensemble-Mr. Jefferson, Angel Understudy and others : Liam Delgado 
Ensemble- Benny Understudy : Owen Donsker
Ensemble- Vocal Captain: Kendra Goodenberger 
Ensemble -Steve, Seasons of Love solo #2, Mark Understudy and others : Bailey Gorman
Ensemble- Paul, Man with Squeegee, and others : Isaac Greenland
Ensemble – Roger’s Mother/Dance captain : Sadie Krotonsky 
Ensemble: Madison Macdonald 
Ensemble- Gordon, Collins Understudy, and others: Declan Massey 
Ensemble/Maureen Understudy: Tabi Momeyer
Waiter, Ensemble: Carter Neef
Ensemble: Erin Tarkington 
Ensemble-Mrs Jefferson, Joanne Understudy and others : Neaja Thomas 
Ensemble- Mimi”s Mom, Bag lady, and others : Marisa Tualla
Ensemble-Sesaons of Love solo , Mimi Undersudy: Jamie Villarreal 
Ensemble- Alexi Darling, and others : Zoey Waller
Ensemble- Mark’s Mom and others: Hannah Weigand 

Your first look at AT THE BANDSTAND at Places Productions

photos by Lily Saba

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Review Highlights: THE CANTEBURY TAROT - B3 Theater

Kelsea Ray
Photo courtesy of B3 Theater

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 July 1

"B3 Theater is one of just a handful of theatre companies in town that continually produce new works, including ones by local playwrights. Their latest offering is The Canterbury Tarot by Ashley Naftule, (which) mixes familiar characters from tarot cards with the main plot of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tale" for a well-written and always interesting though somewhat muddy drama....even though the script could be clearer, the cast all deliver spirited, passionate, and determined portrayals under the sharp direction of Ilana Lydia and Carlin Thomas. There isn't a weak link in the cast...need just a small bit of tightening and added clarity in order for it to completely work, but as it is, it is still an intriguing and interesting play with varied and fleshed-out characters and stories and situations that hold your attention."  - Gil Benbrook, (click here to read the complete review)

Amber Ryan named Stage Left Productions Youth Artistic Director

Amber Ryan named Stage Left Productions Youth Artistic Director

Amber became the Youth Education Director in 2018. Her main responsibilities have been directing youth shows. In 2019 she started the SLP homeschool program that started with a handful of kids and now has almost close to 100 participants. She has an excellent vision when it comes to directing the youth, whether it be in fairy tales or dramas. Recently her production of "The Revolutionists" won an overall youth production at the 2022 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence. Amber has continued to educate youth and teens in a variety of plays, including just recently producing a very beautiful and simple production  of "26 Pebbles", proving that you do not need an extravagant set to tell a story. Stage left is excited to see what Amber has in store for the future. Congratulations Amber Ryan!

Rachel Cummings named Stage Left Productions Youth Education Director

Rachel Cummings has always had a passion for the fine arts. Her love originated onstage after being in a production of Annie. That love never ceased and she has appeared in many productions over the years. Rachel earned her B.A. in Theatre from Grand Canyon University and then continued to Liberty University where she received her M.A. in Strategic Communication. Rachel began directing at Stage Left Productions in 2018 when she co-directed James and the Giant Peach with SLP Artistic Director Cody Dull. And thus, her love for youth theatre was born! Rachel’s continued work with Stage Left includes Charlotte’s Web and Alice in Wonderland, which earned several AriZoni nominations – including Best Director. Last year Rachel tackled her biggest challenge yet, when she both directed and starred in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Nothing brings Rachel greater joy than seeing kids have fun while gaining self-confidence and nurturing a love for theatre! Congratulations Rachel Cummings!

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - Yavapai College Performing Arts - November 2-12, 2023

Say “Good Morning” to the captivating showbiz tale that gave us “Make ‘em Laugh,” the title song, and so much more. Yavapai College's Performing Arts Department sings and dances up a storm as starry-eyed actors discover their voices – and romance – at the dawn of talking pictures.   

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music published by EMI; all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC.
Nov 2-5 & 9-12 (8 performances)
Tickets: $55 | $45 | $35 | Youth $10

Need ADA seating? Please call the Ticket Office at (928) 776-2000 for assistance.

>>SPLASH ZONE: Those seated in the first 3 rows have the potential of getting splashed! Covers will be provided.<<

Thurs, Nov 2 | 7pm
Fri, Nov 3 | 7pm
Sat, Nov 4 | 3pm
Sun, Nov 5 | 3pm
Thurs, Nov 9 | 7pm
Fri, Nov 10 | 7pm
Sat, Nov 11 | 7pm
Sun, Nov 12 | 3pm

Jim & Linda Lee Performing Arts Center
Yavapai College
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301

(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.) Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois R. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Your first look at BYE BYE BIRDIE: Youth Edition at Places Productions

photos by Lily Saba

Auditions for PROOF at Ghostlight Theatre announced for July 8

When: Auditions will be held Saturday, July 8, at 12 p.m. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, July 15, at 12 p.m.

What: You will need to perform one dramatic monologue, and be prepared for cold reading from the script. Please see character descriptions above.

Where: Auditions will take place at Ghostlight Theatre, 13541 West Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Do you have additional questions? Please email the show director at

About the Show
On the eve of her birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

Cast of Characters:
The daughter of a recently deceased, esteemed mathematician. She is gifted in her own right but fears she will inherit the same mental illness that plagued her father in his final days. She has a sharp and biting wit that she does not hesitate to launch at those around her when they have upset her. Her intense defensiveness springs from a crippling fear of failure and decline. Age 25

Catherine's practical and unimaginative sister. Claire lives in New York City and has a successful career, having gotten away from her family and her youth. Her care for her sister and her desire to help Catherine is blunt and often intrusive.. Claire is the closest thing the play has to an antagonist, even though she is acting from a pure-hearted and well-intentioned place. She just wants to help her sister get better, even if her methods are aggressive and unwanted. Late 20s. early 30s

A former, devoted student of Robert’s who wishes to search through his mentor’s work despite a budding romantic relationship with Catherine. Hal is lovable, nerdy, but a little sexist in his preconceptions and his perception of Catherine. He plays in a geeky band with other mathematicians. Late 20s-early 30’s

Robert is Catherine and Claire's father. A brilliant mathematician, he completely changed the field by his mid-twenties. In his later years, his mental health took a turn for the worse, as he became more and more prone to delusion. He is a tragic figure in the play, but he was also a brilliant force and a beloved father. Of all the people in Catherine's life, he is the one who believed in her the most.

Cast announced for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at MCC Music Theatre

SpongeBob SquarePants - Tucker Abney
Patrick Star - Brittany Woodbury
Squidward Q. Tentacles - Zachary Sciortino
Sandy Cheeks - Kieara Kurtz-Williams
Eugene Krabs - Lance Watkins
Sheldon Plankton - Rodrigo Sandoval
Patchy the Pirate - RJ Gray
Security Guards - Djuro Bach, Maddie Farnsworth
Gary - Grace Gray
Karen the Computer - Sophie Weech
The Mayor - Britney Burns-Robbins
Mrs. Puff - Maddie Farnsworth
Larry the Lobster - Alonzo Regalado
Old Man Jenkins - Kaitlin Amarosi
Pearl Krabs - Jocelyn Kleinman
Perch Perkins - Owen Grover
The Electric Skates - Lindsay Decoste, Madelyn Fickel, RJ Gray
French Narrator - Maddie Farnsworth
Foley Fish - Tyler Foree

A Vast Array of Undersea Creatures
Kaitlin Amarosi
Djuro Baich
Britney Burns Robbins
Jacob Crandall
Lindsay Decoste
Maddie Farnsworth
Madelyn Fickel
Grace Gray
RJ Gray
Owen Grover
Isabella Jones
Jocelyn Kleinman
Robin Klemaszewski
James Kokanovich
Amber Looper
Alanah Nicosia
Dorian Peterson
Alonza Regalado
Daymon Reidhead
Austin Watts
Amanda Wilcken
Meredith Woodward

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Auditions for DIARY OF A WALLFLOWER at Stage Left Productions announced for July 22

Auditions are Saturday July 22nd 10-12pm

Production Fee $150.00

Rehearsals Begin Saturday August 5th 9a​

Performances September 15-23 2023

What to prepare:  A one minute monologue is preferred. Sides from the script will also be available. ​

Directed by Amber Ryan

Casting Young Actors 14-19 

Character Breakdown
Charlotte Walden (The Wallflower)
Ryder Reynolds ( A Popular Boy)
Jason Krupp (Ryder's Friend)
Madison Truesdale (A Popular Girl)
Sierra Diaz (Madison's Best Friend)
Kamryn Campbell (Madison's other friend)
Gabby Alexander (Charlotte's Friend)
Ms. Walden (Charlotte's Mother)
Iggy Rossi (Lazy Boy in in Class)
Marcus Moreno (Iggy's Friend)
Ms. Rivera (History Teacher)
Mr. Stone (English Teacher)
Lizbeth Chandler (A Congresswoman)

Auditions for DOGFIGHT at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announced for July 29

Directed by: Lisa Figueroa 
Music Directed by: Jennifer Adams
Choreographed by: Caelan Creaser 


Saturday, July 29 at 9am-12pm
Please bring your head shot and resume

Your first look at THE CANTERBURY TAROT at B3 Theater

photos courtesy B3 Theater

Monday, June 26, 2023

Cast announced for DISNEY'S MOANA, JR at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre


Ocean Cast:

Moana Santhana Rajasundaram
Maui Lincoln Hoekstra
Chief Ancestor 1 Rohan Shah
Chief Ancestor 2 Charlotte Thompson
Chief Ancestor 3 Sophia Morse
Chief Tui Braxton Turner
Gramma Tala Emma Harkness
Hei Hei Thomas Kim
Pua Riley Lagasca
Sina Ena Chan
Tamatoa Arianna Barton
Left Claw Valentina Van Assche
Right Claw Olivia Teifert
Te Kā/Te Fiti Izzi Haber
Fisher 1/Ensemble Tre Richards
Fisher 2/Ensemble Ava Schultz
Gate Monster/Ensemble Ranbir Lallian
Villager 1/Ensemble Ellie Takawaki
Villager 2/Ensemble Jalyn Johnson
Villager 3/Ensemble Arizona Molina
Villager 4/Ensemble Maddie Ahler
Villager 5/Ensemble Claire Macfarlane
Villager 6/Ensemble Tessa Lopez
Young Moana/Ensemble Diya Shah
Ensemble Kasen Slack, Emily Ahler, Scarlet Smith
Water Ensemble (Featured Dancers) Ava Petri (Lead dancer), Ava Robb
  E. Ku’ulei Ka’llilauokekoa Kaowili-McLain, Emma Lopez, Ryan Nelson

Island Cast:

Moana Jaysa Valdez
Maui Lincoln Hoekstra
Chief Ancestor 1 Laney Hoekstra
Chief Ancestor 2 Avaani Lallian
Chief Ancestor 3 Lucas Moran
Chief Tui Braxton Turner
Gramma Tala Emma Harkness
Hei Hei Beckett Buelna
Pua Anaika Shah
Sina Ena Chan
Tamatoa Cami Richards
Left Claw Savannah Thompson
Right Claw Zach Zaenker
Te Kā/Te Fiti Aether Lottie
Fisher 1/Ensemble Tre Richards
Fisher 2/Ensemble Ava Schultz
Gate Monster/Ensemble Ranbir Lallian
Villager 1/Ensemble Ellie Takawaki
Villager 2/Ensemble Jalyn Johnson
Villager 3/Ensemble Arizona Molina
Villager 4/Ensemble Maddie Ahler
Villager 5/Ensemble Claire Macfarlane
Villager 6/Ensemble Tessa Lopez
Young Moana/Ensemble Diya Shah
Ensemble Kasen Slack, Emily Ahler, Scarlet Smith
Water Ensemble (Featured Dancers) Ava Petri (Lead dancer)  Ava Robb
  E. Ku’ulei Ka’llilauokekoa Kaowili-McLain, Emma Lopez, Ryan Nelson

Auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Hale Centre Theatre announced for July 8

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for Fiddler on the Roof on Saturday, July 8th, playing October 13th - November 25th, 2023. The show is directed and choreographed by Cambrian James with music direction by JR McAlexander. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday with Friday and Saturday matinee performances. Call backs for Fiddler on the Roof will be held Saturday, July 15th with the first read through scheduled for Monday, August 28th at 7:00 PM.

Auditions Open to All
Auditions are open to all and we extend an invitation for all races and ethnicities to submit. Posted ages are guidelines only.

Based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. During the course of the show, the time honored traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colorful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change. Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premier became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost 10 years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”

Book by: Joseph Stein ; Music by: Jerry Bock ; Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick

Playing Dates
Oct 13, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023

Hale Centre Theatre - Arizona
50 W Page Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85223

WEEK AT A GLANCE: June 26-July 3, 2023

Click on any show title to get more information on that production

And Click Here for a complete day by day calendar of what shows are playing.