Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/21/2013

April 21
10:00 AM 2013
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She Stoops to Conquer in Broadway SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
Mesa Arts Center, Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
Old Hardcastle, a man of means, looks to marry off his daughter to his old pal's son. But, when two male suitors arrive, trouble-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the city slickers. The Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying and deliciously preposterous romp of mistaken identities. Misdemeanors, madness and mayhem ensue. One of the stage's great classics and a real audience-pleaser.
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<a href=Lang Lang in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> Lang Lang
Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater
After his sold-out performance in 2011, we are thrilled to bring one of the most in-demand musicians in the world back to Mesa Arts Center. Lang Lang appeared in Time Magazine's 2009 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. In 2008, over five billion people viewed Lang Lang's performance in Beijing's opening ceremony for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and the future of China. This status inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano - a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as "the Lang Lang effect."
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Celebration! in Broadway CELEBRATION!
Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater
The Salt River Brass celebrates 25 years! Join the party and feast on our musical buffet. Our gala event features a rousing mix of band and audience favorites. After whetting your appetite with selections from The Music Man, we offer a taste of the classical with Georges Bizet's Carmen, Franz Liszt's Les Preludes and Edward Elgar's beautiful Enigma Variations. If it's the Big Band sound you hunger for, Salt River Band has Count Basie's Kansas City and Neal Hefti's Li'l Darlin'. For the more contemporary palate, we are serving up Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance and Philip Sparke's tour-de­ force Year of the Dragon. Martin Hackleman, Principal Horn of the National Symphony, is our special guest soloist.
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Mesa in Broadway MESA
Canyon Moon Theatre
This funny, touching Canadian play chronicles a road trip taken by a thirty-something guy and his wife's grandfather, from their home in Calgary to the grandfather's trailer in Mesa, AZ. When this odd couple hits the open road, every straight-away turns into a hairpin curve. Who knew that Denny's, Motel 6, saxophone music, and prune juice could change a young man's life forever.
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Legally Blonde the Musical in Broadway LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
The blonde and beautiful Elle Woods has the world on a string until her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her. A demolished-turned-determined Elle emerges on a mission, and follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. The flamboyant character surprises many along the way, and discovers a newfound confidence, self-respect and the triumph of productive brainpower over revenge.
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The 39 Steps in Broadway THE 39 STEPS
Hale Centre Theatre
What do you get when you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and add a generous dash of Monty Python zaniness? You get a fast-paced farce that will take your breath away. A cast of four actors portray more than 150 characters in a mind-blowing, rapid-fire entertaining adventure. Lightning-fast changes from hero to villain, from man to woman to child, will keep you gasping for breath as a night at the theater turns into a maze of murder, espionage and flirtatious entanglements. Winner of two Tony Awards and proclaimed "Absurdly enjoyable" by The New York Times, this show is strictly for laughs!
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The Foreigner in Broadway THE FOREIGNER
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
One man's lack of words yields an abundance of knowledge when he and a friend lie about his native language. Set in a Georgia fishing lodge, the dirty laundry of the other guests seems to effortlessly unfurl before his eyes and ears.
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9 to 5 in Broadway 9 TO 5
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Based on one of the most popular movie comedies of all time, 9 to 5 features a brand new score by seven-time Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton that includes the blockbuster title song. Opening on Broadway in 2009, it received an unprecedented 15 Drama Desk Award nominations. Delight in the antics of Violet, the super-efficient office manager, Judy, the frazzled divorcee, and Doralee, the sexy secretary, as they turn the tables on their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" of a boss, Franklin Hart, Jr.!
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Mesa THEATER Stories | Shows


Fiddler On The Roof in BroadwayFiddler On The Roof
Mesa Arts Center, Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
(Runs 11/6 - 11/22)
Hands on a Hardbody in BroadwayHands on a Hardbody
Arizona Broadway Theatre
(Runs 9/1 - 9/24)
Mel Brooks' The Producers the Musical in BroadwayMel Brooks' The Producers the Musical
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
(Runs 4/7 - 5/7)
Camelot in BroadwayCamelot
Arizona Broadway Theatre
(Runs 1/13 - 2/12)
Catch Me If You Can in BroadwayCatch Me If You Can
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
(Runs 6/30 - 7/30)


Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis!
Turning the Tables
Randy Rainbow w/ FIDDLER Cast
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
SPAMILTON Takes Over at Broadway Sessions!