Monday, October 25, 2021

PETER PAN - West Valley Stages - November 19 - 20, 2021



By J.M. Barrie
Adaptation Written by Jim Gradillas

This fun, adventurous and hilarious adaptation follows the modern day Darling Family as they get transported to Neverland! Join the Darlings, Peter Pan, Tinkerbelle, Fairies, Mermaids, Tiger Lily and Panther, Lost Boys and Hook, Smee and the Pirates for this epic family theatre experience!

Showtimes: Thursday, November 18th, Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th at 7pm. Seating is limited.

Tickets go on sale on October 23rd at www.westvalleystages.com
 
Cast:
 
Grandma.................................................................... Sophia Vasil
Mr. Darling/Hook........................................................ Brian Shahenian
Mrs. Darling/Smee..................................................... Alex Dwyer
Wendy Darling............................................................Madelyn Chavez
Josephine(Jo) Darling............................................... Jazlynn Story
Michael Darling...........................................................Tristan Clark
Peter Pan...................................................................Jackson Gibbons
Tinkerbell................................................................... Camryn Johnson
 
The Fairies:
 
Pixie........................................................................... Paige Burson
Naomi(Leader)........................................................... Scarlett Zielger
Serena....................................................................... Raelynne Dowling
Fanta..........................................................................Aria Mitchell
Phoebe.......................................................................Laylin Ziegler
Tily............................................................................. Natalie Rose
 
The Mermaids:
 
Bella........................................................................... Maryn Calpin
Flora........................................................................... Avery Counts
Lunessa/Shadow........................................................Emmalyn Magruder
Marina........................................................................ Lily Lundin
 
Tiger Lily.....................................................................Izabella Holwerda
Panther...................................................................... Siana J. Bouchard
 
The Pirates:
 
Hook...........................................................................Brian Shahenian
Smee..........................................................................Alex Dwyer
Radley........................................................................Sophia Vasil
Dead Eye...................................................................Kyrah Hairston
SeaBass.....................................................................Ewan Cain
Mad Mary...................................................................Emmalee Eaton
Cutthroat.................................................................... Michael Strimbeck
 
The Lost Boys/Children:
 
Slightly....................................................................... Jayden Gonzalez
Rabbit.........................................................................Addison Dwyer
JoJo........................................................................... Cora Welch
Pockets...................................................................... Natalie Arellano
Ace.............................................................................Gabriel Gonzales

Curly........................................................................... Kamor Smith
Goner......................................................................... Dillon Van Vliet
Milo............................................................................ Keetlyn Magruder

Cast Announced for A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Mesa Community College Music Theatre



Cast (in alphabetical order)

Rasher Flynn - Brady Anderson
Mrs. Grace - Mary Cox
Carson - Anthony Enoch
Ernie Lally - Tyler Foree
Petra - Jamie Graves
Breton Beret /Sully O’Hara - RJ Gray
Alfie Byrne - Taylor Hudson
Mrs. Curtin - Alice Johnson
Miss Crowe - Brenda Leonhardt
Robbie Fae - Payten McLeod
Father Kenny - Paul Nichols
Lily Byrne - Emily Noxon
Mrs. Patrick - Suzy Olson
Baldy - Trevon Powell
Kitty Farrelly - Britney Burns Robbins
Carney / Oscar Wilde - Michael Samuel
Adele Rice - Hayden Schnepf

Ensemble:
Tanner Duncan
Sara Trapp
Evan Wirthgen

review - CARRIE, THE MUSICAL - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Lauren Youngstedt and Kathleen Berger
photo by JT Turner / Jack Sprat Consulting
 
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 October 31

"Based on Stephen King's popular horror novel of the same name, the 1988 Broadway production of the musical Carrie closed after running just a few days and became known as one of the biggest musical flops of all time....director Stafford Arima who, 20 years later, worked with the musical's original creative team to fix a lot of what was wrong with the 1988 production. That revised version premiered Off-Broadway in 2012 and got good notices. That is the version that Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is presenting in a solid production with smart direction that includes some very original touches and a cast who deliver effective portrayals....director Chris R. Chávez does a fantastic job with a show that has many challenges. He ensures the performances are realistic and truthful and that they never border on camp or elicit unintentional laughter. He also makes certain that the creepy and horror elements in the story are presented appropriately. ... Lauren Youngstedt is fantastic as Carrie. She perfectly depicts the shy and afraid outcast with her downtrodden eyes, fidgety gestures and hands that are always nervously clutching at her clothing. When she realizes what she's capable of, she becomes a different person, with the weight of the world finally off of her shoulders. Her powerful singing voice does well on Carrie's many songs. Kathleen Berger is a powerhouse as Margaret...With stellar direction and a great cast, those who are fans of Carrie, or who have heard about the musical but haven't seen it on stage, should not be disappointed with Desert Stages' production."  -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

photos - MY 80-YEAR-OLD BOYFRIEND - Arizona Theatre Company

















photos by Tim Fuller

Friday, October 22, 2021

photos - THE CRUCIBLE - Actor's Youth Theatre








photos by Elise Stoffer 

photos - CARRIE, THE MUSICAL - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre




















photos by JT Turner / Jack Sprat Consulting

Cast announced for Arizona Premiere of THE GODS OF COMEDY at Stage Left Productions

 

Cast announced for Arizona Premiere of "The Gods of Comedy" by Ken Ludwig. Performing January 20-February 6 2022

Aristide/Aleksi/Ares.......Thomas F. Graca
Daphne............................Katryce Bridges
Dean Trickett...................Deborah Lee Hall
Ralph................................Cliff Williams
Dionysus..........................Hector Coris
Thalia...............................Shelly Boucher
Brooklyn/Zoe...................Ixy Utpadel

Tickets are now on sale for this hilarious comedy and can be purchased at www.stageleftaz.com


photos - THE LAST FIVE YEARS - ASU Music Theatre and Opera












photos by Lina Forero