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SMTC Adds Performance of WEST SIDE STORY Due to Ticket Demand SMTC Adds Performance of WEST SIDE STORY Due to Ticket Demand
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Due to ticket demand, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has added a Sunday evening performance of their upcoming production of West Side Story, at Tempe Center for the Arts  (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ), playing August 17 - 20, 2017. (more...)
Local Arizona Theatre Companies Tackle Adult Content in Youth Theatre Local Arizona Theatre Companies Tackle Adult Content in Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

In a recent article by AZ Central, local companies have been pushing the envelope when it comes to performing shows with adult content, including Rent, Heathers the Musical, and Spring Awakening. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup on July 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
BWW Interview: Mackenna Goodrich of ARIZONA YOUNG ACTOR'S ALLIANCE BWW Interview: Mackenna Goodrich of ARIZONA YOUNG ACTOR'S ALLIANCE
by Emma Suttell on July 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Mackenna Goodrich, founder of Arizona Young Actor's Alliance, and host of the AYAA Awards, is an Ohio college student majoring in drama. She started theatre at the age of six, in a production of The Frog Prince in Montana. While playing a 'venus fly trap' she got to 'hang backstage and eat snacks'. She continued theatre through high school, and started directing shows her sophomore year of high school at Hamilton High School. (more...)
BWW Review: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT BWW Review: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT
by Herbert Paine on July 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT, a sophomoric and muddled effort at a musical with a conscience. (more...)
Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this mega-musical explodes with breathtaking and dazzling choreography and songs from the chart-topping soundtrack including "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Catch the fever all over again! (more...)
Goldenstein Gallery Celebrates The National Day of the Cowboy Goldenstein Gallery Celebrates The National Day of the Cowboy
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Grab your boots and hat, and head out to Goldenstein Gallery Today and Sunday July 22 and 23 for their celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy! One of the country's most iconic symbols, the American Cowboy and Cowgirl has long seized imaginations across the globe. It is the cherished heritage of the American West and the archetypal spirit of these heroes that captivated Goldenstein Gallery artist David DeVary and inspired him to create his acclaimed quintessential series 'Cowboys and Cowgirls with Attitude.' (more...)
Do Something To Support, Guide, Empower Women and Girls, 9/2-3 in Sedona Do Something To Support, Guide, Empower Women and Girls, 9/2-3 in Sedona
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Sedona Women's Institute's two-day Power of Sisterhood Conference brings together facilitators, speakers and like-minded women to explore, discover and make plans to support, guide and empower women and girls, Sept. 2-3 at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road in Sedona. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
Greasepaint Presents NEVERMORE, 7/28-8/5 Greasepaint Presents NEVERMORE, 7/28-8/5
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Delve into the macabre with Greasepaint Youtheatre as it celebrates one of the world's most fascinating writers in an unforgettable new musical play. The semi-biographical musical, NEVERMORE - THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, blends fact and fiction. (more...)
Review: DROPPIN' JOHNS at B3 Theatre
by Jeanmarie Simpson on July 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Droppin' Johns is as shamelessly subversive, as courageously adventurous and as boldly resolute a piece of Feminist Fringe Theatre as any you'll find, anywhere. (more...)
Rumpelstiltskin Comes to Great AZ Puppet Theater Rumpelstiltskin Comes to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

July 26-August 13 'RUMPELSTILTSKIN': A fun version of the classic story about the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold and the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
MAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American Studies MAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American Studies
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson School District was just one more of the many recent attacks on education in Arizona.  Highly regarded by the community that embraced the program, it was successful in keeping both students and families engaged in the relearning of ancient native knowledge and philosophy that otherwise is unknown by most Americans.  Data shows that the program was also successful in improving graduation rates, test scores and preparing students for higher education. (more...)
BWW Review: Make Room For A BENCH IN THE SUN ~ It Radiates With Humor and Insight BWW Review: Make Room For A BENCH IN THE SUN ~ It Radiates With Humor and Insight
by Herbert Paine on July 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

An entirely delightful gem of a production of Ron Clark's A BENCH IN THE SUN has opened at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, and the chemistry between its two leads is a sight to behold. Lee Cooley (revealing an impeccable sense of comic timing and caricature) and Jim Coates (an ideal foil to his benchmate's bon mots and taunts) are polar opposites, Harold and Burt, residents of Valley View Gardens, joined at their arthritic hips by the bonds of time ~ past, present, and the inevitable future. Donna Kaufman adds spice to the mix as a still starry-eyed veteran of filmdom who catches the boys' eyes. (more...)
Real Life Husbands Play Best Friends in Brelby's DOGFIGHT Real Life Husbands Play Best Friends in Brelby's DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Brelby Theatre Company's Dogfight, opening July 14 features real life husbands Ryan Malikowski and Nick Gearing as the two best friends of main character, Eddie Birdlace. (more...)
Theater Works to Stage SEUSSICAL Summer Extravaganza Theater Works to Stage SEUSSICAL Summer Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Bring the whole family for Theater Works' summer extravaganza, Seussical, featuring musical director James May (Les Miserables on Broadway and YouthWorks' 2016 production), on stage July 14-30! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
Designers Declare DOGFIGHT Full of Heart and Fun Designers Declare DOGFIGHT Full of Heart and Fun
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Jessie Tully is designing hair, makeup and costumes for the Arizona premiere of Dogfight, opening Friday at Brelby Theatre in historic downtown Glendale. (more...)
Mesa Announces Prototypes Selected for Main St. Prototyping Festival Mesa Announces Prototypes Selected for Main St. Prototyping Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Mesa Arts Center today announced the selection of 20 proposals for the City of Mesa's first prototyping festival - Main Street Prototyping Festival, slated for Nov. 17 and 18, 2017. Artists, architects, designers, students, makers, urban planners and others have been selected to create temporary projects that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in downtown Mesa. Planned prototypes include concepts for gathering places, virtual reality experiences, structures that offer space for interaction, performances, places to play and share in art making, and ways for passersby to offer feedback about their community. Each project will be allocated $1,000-$3,000 for design, fabrication and project management. (more...)
Goldenstein Gallery Celebrates The National Day of the Cowboy Goldenstein Gallery Celebrates The National Day of the Cowboy
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Grab your boots and hat, and head out to Goldenstein Gallery Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 for their celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy! One of the country's most iconic symbols, the American Cowboy and Cowgirl has long seized imaginations across the globe. It is the cherished heritage of the American West and the archetypal spirit of these heroes that captivated Goldenstein Gallery artist David DeVary and inspired him to create his acclaimed quintessential series 'Cowboys and Cowgirls with Attitude.' (more...)
Bobby Watson Quartet with Lewis Nash and More to Play The Nash This August Bobby Watson Quartet with Lewis Nash and More to Play The Nash This August
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Nash announces its calendar of shows for August including Jazz Messengers Alum, Bobby Watson, who arrives in Phoenix to perform with Lewis Nash on August 13th. (more...)
Something For Everyone in Brelby's DOGFIGHT, Opening Friday Something For Everyone in Brelby's DOGFIGHT, Opening Friday
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Kinsey Peotter plays the leading role, Rose, in Brelby's Dogfight, opening this Friday. (more...)
THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S. THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)