Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 ONCE
ASU Gammage
4/29-5/4/2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights...but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams...not living in fear...and the power of music to connect all of us.
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 BYE BYE BIRDIE
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
4/11-5/4/2014
A bubbly musical classic that harkens to days of innocence. When Elvis-like heartthrob Conrad Birdie offers a contest to kiss one girl in America before he ships off to the army, the scene turns to the winner from Ohio, and the zany reactions to her winning. The show resounds with classic musical theatre numbers such asA Lot of Livin' to Do andPut on a Happy Face.
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 ONCE
ASU Gammage
4/29-5/4/2014
The producers of ONCE, the acclaimed new Broadway musical, announced today that The Road Company is putting together a US national tour that will launch in the summer of 2013. The most nominated new musical of the season, with more Tony Award nominations (11) than any other show, ONCE opened on at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 18, 2012 to rave reviews. ONCE features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markiż˝ta Irgloviż˝, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany (Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 DARK OF THE MOON
Theater Works
4/18-5/10/2014
A legend retold in stagecraft & music! This long-time favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of "Barbara Allen." Set in the beautiful but mysterious Great Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange "witch boy" who falls in love with beautiful Barbara Allen a first sight, and turns human to woo her. There love may be doomed, however, by fears and ignorance of people who cannot understand their love. Bravura performance, haunting score, and the artful, magical craft of puppetry will combine to make DARK OF THE MOON a classic tale, powerfully told.
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 CINDERELLA'S GLASS SLIPPER
Theater Works
4/25-5/10/2014
This delightful, musical version of the classic fairytale will charm audiences of all ages. Relive the story of Cinderella's magical night as she discovers Prince Charming and lives "Happily Ever After."
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
Tempe Performing Arts Center
4/25-5/17/2014
A kick-ass comedy. For real. Finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Macedonio "Mace" Guerra plays the fall-guy for mega-successful "THE" Wrestling League, losing again and again to the impossibly charismatic champ Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of Chad's, Mace decides to get him a job in the company. Only problem is, the boss has a very specific plan for the duo: put them onscreen as terrorists. "The delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire." - NY Times
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!
Tempe Center for the Arts
4/20-5/25/2014
A pop culture phenomenon returns to the musical stage! Academic subjects will never seem boring again when presented through megahits like "Conjunction Junction," "Just a Bill," "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a Magic Number." Schoolhouse Rock explodes onto the Childsplay stage with songs you loved updated for a whole new generation!
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Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/27/2014 THE LAST 5 YEARS
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
3/21-5/25/2014
Jamie and Cathy tell the story of their failed five-year relationship but in an unusual twist, Jamie tells it from the beginning to the end; Cathy tells it from the end to the beginning. Poignantly the timelines intersect in the middle, making it the only time the characters directly interact. Winner of numerous awards, the true story of The Last Five Years is an emotionally charged and moving musical drama.
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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!
Childsplay
4/20-5/25/2014
Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating; lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe; dir: Anthony Runfola.
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