BWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING JOHN Is A Royal Treat
(10/24/2014) - It is the Throne that takes center stage in Jared Sakren's searing production of William Shakespeare's King John ~ and all the men and women in it merely players to its seductions and channels for the issues that try the souls of their time. It is Maren Maclean who supercharges the play with an electrifying performance as Constance, the aggrieved mother who demands that her son Arthur be given that which is rightfully his ~ that Throne. Southwest Shakespeare Company's production is blessed with a rich ensemble on a simple stage dramatically enhanced by Daniel Davisson's moody lighting.
Arizona Legends to Come Alive at GHOST TALK This Weekend
(10/24/2014) - Arizona legends will come alive this weekend, Oct. 24-25 at the Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) during Ghost Talk 2014, an official City of Prescott Sesquicentennial Celebration event and a featured activity during Prescott's Annual Week of the Dead. Famous and infamous spirits will enact historic ghostly folklore through the magic of live theatre at 6 pm and 7:30 pm each evening, plus a 9 pm encore performance that Saturday, at the PCA Theatre at 208 N. Marina Street in downtown Prescott.
SMTC Sets Full Cast of THE PRODUCERS
(10/22/2014) - SMTC welcomes Valley theatre veteran Terry Gadaire to the cast as "Roger DeBris", Marina Blue Jarrette as "Ulla", Patrick Russo as "Franz Liebkind" and Sky Christian Donovan as "Carmen Ghia". They join the previously announced award-winning actors Matt Newhard as "Leo Bloom" and Hector Coris as "Max Bialystock."
ATC to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, 11/13-30
(10/20/2014) - Wait Until Dark is a roller-coaster for the stage, a chilling edge-of-your-seat thriller pitting a deeply sinister con man against an unsuspecting but sharp-witted young blind woman. Written by Frederick Knott, newly adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, and directed by Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, Wait Until Dark comes to the Herberger Theater Center, Nov. 13-30.
THE PRODUCERS' Morgan Reynolds Pays Tribute to Broadway
(10/16/2014) - Stage actor Morgan Reynolds, who is currently reaping rave reviews for his portrayal of Carmen Ghia, the flamboyant assistant of untalented director Roger De Bris in Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of 'The Producers,' has recently released on YouTube his very own tribute to Broadway Musicals, titled 'Live YOUR Musical.'
BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's THE PRODUCERS Has IT and Flaunts IT - A Virtual Cornucopia of Standout Performances
(10/13/2014) - The Producers is Mel Brooks' irreverent and satirical but ever-loving homage to Broadway show biz and has etched into the minds of theatregoers some of the most memorable if not outlandish concepts, characters and lines ever. It is nearly impossible not to measure later performances of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom against Mostel and Wilder or Lane and Broderick…BUT, not so impossible when Michael McAssey and Jared Mancuso take the stage in Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of this theatrical gem and lead a cast of performers any one of whom can steal the show.
BWW Reviews: Fountain Hills Theater's NIGHT WATCH Is A Tightly Wound Riddle!
(10/10/2014) - Nothing is as it seems in the mildly amusing and riddlesome mystery, Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher, now on stage at Fountain Hills Theater. Director Peter J. Hill knows what his audiences like and has served up a nifty and suspenseful brain-teaser for them to mull over. Amy Serafin, riveting in her intensity as a frantic witness to an apparent crime, leads a cast of colorful characters in this gripping whodunit.