Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Auditions for CHICAGO: TEEN EDITION and DISNEY'S NEWSIES, JR at Limelight Performing Arts announced for August 30 and September 6

Limelight Presents: CHICAGO TEEN EDITION

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.

CASTING: Ages 13-18

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, August 30 6-9pm & Wednesday, Sept 6 5-6pm (select a time) or by video audition

CALLBACKS: Friday, September 8 6-9pm

REHEARSALS BEGIN: Wednesday, September 13

REHEARSALS: Wednesdays from 6-9pm, Fridays from 5-9pm, Saturdays from 9am-2pm

PERFORMANCES: November 8-19 (see conflict calendar for show dates)

NOTE: We are aware of November events such as NATS and the Thespian Convention. If you cannot attend one or more shows, please indicate that on your conflict form. There may be slight changes to the performance/rehearsal schedule if needed to accommodate these events once their details are announced.

Limelight Presents: NEWSIES JR

Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

CASTING ages 6-18

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, August 30 6-9pm & & Wednesday, Sept 6 5-6pm (select a time) or by video audition

CALLBACKS: Wednesday, September 6


REHEARSALS: Wednesdays from 5-8pm, Fridays 5-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm *not all performers will be called all these times & younger performers will finish earlier.

PERFORMANCES: November 10-18 *See conflict calendar for specific show dates

NOTE: We are aware of November events such as NATS and the Thespian Convention. If you cannot attend one or more shows, please indicate that on your conflict form. There may be slight changes to the performance/rehearsal schedule if needed to accommodate these events once their details are announced.

Cast announced for CHICAGO at Almost Famous Theatre Company

Velma Kelly        Natacha Bachour
Roxie Hart    Taylor McGlone
Mama Morton    Katherine Todd
Billy Flynn    Super Smack
Amos Hart          Patrick Keyser
Liz    Erin Zipse
Annie    Vivienne Spamer
Mona    Kat Noone
June    Michele Myers
Hunyak    Marissa Myers
Mary Sunshine   LaGina Bevans
Fred Casely        Philip Carlisle
Go-to-Hell Kitty   Evelyn Bates
Judge    Warren Mahr
Court Clerk    Michael Leeth
Martin Harrison  Garth Williams

Auditions for HONK JR. at Actor's Youth Theatre announced for September 1 & 2

Honk Jr. auditions are being held this Friday and Saturday! For ages 8-16, auditions will be on Friday September 1st from 6-9pm! For ages 5-7, auditions will be on Saturday September 2nd from 10-11:30am! Sign up for auditions slots at the link below and fill out the audition!

Please come with a 32 bar cut in the style of the show. Also be prepared to dance and do cold reads from the show at the audition. 

Video auditions will be accepted until Friday, September 1st at noon. If you are submitting a video audition, please prepare a 32 bar cut of a song and 1 short monologue in the style of the show. Send video auditions to with the subject line: HONK JR. VIDEO SUBMISSION and your name. If you are sending in a video please also fill out the google form. 

Directed by Michael Samuel
Music Directed by Elise Stoffer
Choreographed by Valerie Codling

Sign up Link: 

Google Form:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Musical Theatre of Anthem announces Third Annual Haunted House Workshop and Walk Through (open to public)

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces third annual Haunted House workshop with dates and times open to public for walk through. 

Actors join us at the Musical Theatre of Aanthem for our annual haunted house! Performers will work for the month of October on developing, decorating, and designing a haunted house experience! All participants will help to decorate the haunted house as well as perform inside the house during the Halloween season!

Haunted House Workshop Details:

Ages: 11-18 
Dates: October 16th-29th, 2023
Cost: $95 for workshop participants
Location: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem, AZ 85086

Haunted House Walkthrough (Open to Public)

Ages: The Haunted House is a community event open to all ages. There will be a less spooky path and a more frightening path for guests to choose from.
Dates: October 26–28, 2023
Hours: 6–9 p.m.
Cost: $8 presale online; $10 at the door, and $5 re-entry.  Online presale tickets close 2 hours before each night. 
Location: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem, AZ 85086

Monday, August 28, 2023

Auditions for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announced for September 10

The Play That Goes Wrong
In-Person Auditions: Sun., Sep. 10

Actor's ages 16 and older are encouraged to submit their registration and attend in-person auditions on Sunday, September 10 starting at 6 pm. From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. 

WEEK AT A GLANCE: August 28-September 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.







Sunday, August 27, 2023

The Bridge Initiative Announces Leadership Transition and “Leaning In”

New Artistic Directors Launch The Bridge Cabaret Series

After eight seasons as Producing Artistic Director, The Bridge Initiative’s co-founder Brenda Jean Foley is transitioning to Producing Executive Director and the organization has named Elizabeth Brownlee and Amie Bjorklund as Co-Artistic Directors for the theatre company’s 2023-24 season. The group is launching a new series, The Bridge Cabaret co-presented by ASU Kerr in Scottsdale on September 18th at 7:30pm. The first show, entitled “Leaning In,” features Bjorklund, Brownlee, and Foley accompanied by Andria Fennig.

Foley, Bjorklund, and Brownlee are frequently seen on Valley stages, including Arizona Theatre Company, The Phoenix Theatre Company, and Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. Bjorklund and Brownlee have also directed at Mesa Encore Theatre and Chandler Gilbert Community College. The women chose to launch the first of four performances of Bridge Cabaret series with a trio that will celebrate female leadership and friendship in story and song. At the 7:00 preshow, the community is invited to bring sheet music to sing with pianist Fennig playing in a relaxed cocktail setting. Fennig brings piano performance experience that ranges from solo performance and chamber music to pit orchestra work for touring Broadway shows and national concerts at Carnegie Hall. The other Bridge Cabaret series artists will be announced at a later date.

The Bridge Initiative was founded in 2015 when Foley and co-founder Tracy Liz Miller received seed funding from Arizona Commission on the Arts to create a theatre company with the mission of amplifying female leadership and voices. When Miller relocated to the East Coast in 2018, Foley took the helm and has forged meaningful partnerships with numerous Valley creatives and companies including ASU Kerr, Tempe Center for the Arts, Estrella Mountain Community College, Arizona Actors Academy, and Childsplay. Bridge has proudly produced on professional contracts hiring union members of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and fair compensation is one of the company’s core values.

Headlines of theatre closures across the country have been plentiful in recent months. The Bridge Initiative has small organizational overhead and was able to weather the pandemic and emerge with two regional premiere productions, a Broadway cabaret series, and many play readings over the last two years, along with a documentary film project. “I’m proud of what we have built,” says Foley, “and after almost a decade of being the face of the organization and steering its artistic vision, it’s healthy to enable other creative minds with fresh ideas.” Brownlee offers, “Now more than ever I am inspired and invigorated through collaboration with smart, strong creative people. One of the beautiful things about The Bridge Initiative in this ever-changing landscape is our ability to pivot and make changes quickly in response to the needs of our community. It’s an honor and a challenge I embrace wholeheartedly.” Bjorklund adds, “Art heals when we allow it to. Being able to co-helm a theatre company where that is lived daily is a blessing and one I work hard to uphold every day and with every production.”

“Leaning In” will be presented Monday, September 18, at 7:30pm (song share preshow at 7:00pm) at ASU Kerr, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Tickets $10-25 plus fees at, in person at the box office, or by calling 480-596-2660. The Bridge Cabaret will return December 2, February 12, and May 20, with artists TBA.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Theatre West's 2023-2024 Season!

Bus Stop 
By William Inge
October 17- October 29 2023

See How They Run
By Phillip King
January 16-January 28 2024

Sunday in the Park with George
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine
March 12-March 24 2024


Theatre West is an Arizona based theatre group composed of talented residents from the active adult community of Sun City West. With a storied history of outstanding productions and deep community engagement, our goal is to inspire, entertain, and leave indelible memories. As we celebrate our 43rd year, Theatre West continues to shine as a true testament to the artistic spirit of Sun City West.

Childsplay's Fall Classes Announced


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Friday, August 25, 2023

Auditions for ALL IN THE TIMING at Starlight Community Theater this Saturday, August 26

Calling adult actors - auditions for David Ives' All in the Timing will be THIS SATURDAY, August 26th in the morning. This comedy is a collection of six short plays that feature wit and word play, and it's our first special event of the 23-24 season! It's not too late - CLICK HERE to sign up for your audition time and get all the details.