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Scottsdale Arts Closes Out 2023–24 Season With David Sedaris, Joshua Bell, and More
by A.A. Cristi - April 23, 2024


Explore the end of the 2023-24 season at Scottsdale Arts with a variety of events and exhibitions. From art to performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

BWW Q&A: Lauren Zakrin on MAD HATTER THE MUSICAL at Herberger Theater Center
by Joshua Wright - April 22, 2024


We chatted with Lauren Zakrin about Herberger Theater Center's thrilling and unforgettable new production, Mad Hatter the Musical, which will bring new life to familiar characters as a prequel to Alice in Wonderland.

MACK AND MABEL to Open in May at Fountain Hills Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 19, 2024


Mack and Mabel will open in May at Fountain Hills Theatre. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Phoenix Chorale Closes Season With HORIZONS This May
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


Phoenix Chorale's season finale, HORIZONS, is an eclectic a capella program of international music with Phoenix at the crossroads. Learn more about the performance here!

Scottsdale Arts Celebrates 25 Years Of Visions With VISIONS '24 Exhibition
by A.A. Cristi - April 17, 2024


Celebrate 25 years of Visions with Scottsdale Arts at the Visions '24 exhibition. Explore the rich history and artistic diversity of this landmark event.

Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME At The Phoenix Theatre Company
by Herbert Paine - April 16, 2024


The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, directed by Michelle Chin and featuring Kate Haas ~ a necessary and inspiring reminder of our nation's journey to freedom for all.

THE MOORS Comes to Estrella Mountain Community College Fine Arts Center in May
by Stephi Wild - April 16, 2024


The Bridge Initiative is in residence this spring at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), the continuation of a professional/educational theatre partnership. The collaboration launched last year with Elaine Romero’s Like Heaven and a $2,000 scholarship for EMCC student Andrea Obregon. This year, Director Elizabeth Brownlee helms The Moors by Jen Silverman coming to the EMCC Performing Arts Center May 3-12.

Chandler Center For The Arts Announces THE WIZARD OF OZ And More for 35th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - April 15, 2024


Celebrate the 35th Anniversary Season of the Chandler Center for the Arts. Discover a diverse lineup of performances, from Broadway shows to classical concerts, in this iconic venue's landmark year.

Feature: BARDS AND BEASTS at Brelby Productions
by Jeanmarie Simpson - April 14, 2024


'Bards & Beasts' is a play that lingers long after the curtain falls. Perovich's masterful storytelling leaves audiences pondering the mysteries of life, loss, and the courage it takes to face the unknown. 'Bards & Beasts' opens at the Brelby Theatre Company on April 19th and is a must-see for fans of dark, thought-provoking theatre.

JACK & THE BEANSTALK and Puppets For Grownups to Play Great AZ Puppet Theater
by Blair Ingenthron - April 13, 2024


The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre will present JACK AND THE BEANSTALK and LE CABARET DE MARIONETTE this month.

Arizona Theatre Company to Conclude 56th Season With Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 10, 2024


Arizona Theatre Company will conclude its 56th season with Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

New Temporary Public Art Program In Scottsdale Supports Emerging Artists
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2024


After more than a decade, the temporary public art program IN FLUX has come to an end, but Scottsdale Arts is taking up the mantle to continue bringing temporary public art to the city of Scottsdale. 

1,500 Under-Resourced Children Invited To WILLY WONKA Through Valley Youth Theatre's Sponsor-A-Seat Initiative
by A.A. Cristi - April 09, 2024


Valley Youth Theatre's Sponsor-A-Seat Initiative plans to bring the magic of ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA to 1,500 underprivileged children in June 2024.

Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Hale Centre Theatre
by Herbert Paine - April 07, 2024


The cast of Hale's TITANIC THE MUSICAL, directed by Cambrian James, is a true ensemble, highlighted by Maury Yeston’s score, operatic in style and epic in scope.

Travis Kent, Lauren Zakrin, and More Will Lead MAD HATTER THE MUSICAL in Phoenix
by Stephi Wild - April 05, 2024


The new musical Mad Hatter The Musical will have its world premiere production at Phoenix’s Herberger Theater Center with a limited run from May 1st to May 19th, 2024.

University Of Arizona School Of Theatre, Film & Television Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - April 04, 2024


Experience the timeless classic, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, presented by the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television.

TOMMY'S SPACE ADVENTURE Comes to the Great AZ Puppet Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - April 04, 2024


Special Guest Artist Puppet Art Theater Co. will present 'TOMMY'S SPACE ADVENTURE': Tommy's greatest wish is to someday meet a real live space alien. Little did Tommy know his wish was about to come true.

David A. Tucker II To Feature At Inaugural National Latine Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - April 03, 2024


Chicano playwright David A. Tucker II wins the 2023 National Latine Playwrights Award for his black comedy, The Nude. He will be featured at the inaugural National Latine Playwrights Festival in June 2024, hosted by the Arizona Theatre Company.

Childsplay to Launch 2024 Summer Academy Classes in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 01, 2024


Childsplay has revealed its roster for its 2024 Summer Academy Classes, featuring classes for ages 4-18 beginning May 28. 

BEETLEJUICE, SHUCKED, and More Set For Broadway in Tucson's 2024-25 Season
by Stephi Wild - April 01, 2024


Broadway in Tucson has announced its 2024-25 season, kicking off this November with Clue. The season continues with a total of six productions through August 2025.

Arizona Broadway Theatre Announces 20th Season Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - March 28, 2024


Discover the 20th season lineup of the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria, featuring classic musicals, family favorites, and award-winning shows for audiences of all ages.

The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by A.A. Cristi - March 28, 2024


Catch WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at The Phoenix Theatre Company. This show explores the relevance of the US Constitution in everyday life. Running from April 10 to June 16, 2024.

Composer/Violinist Curtis Stewart Premieres Recomposition Of Vivaldi's Four Seasons With Phoenix Symphony
by Stephi Wild - March 28, 2024


On Thursday, April 18, 2024 and Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:30pm in Herberger Theater, the Phoenix Symphony will present composer and violinist Curtis Stewart in the 3rd annual REVERB: Contemporary Music Festival.

Arizona Theatre Company Names Charlene T. Vasquez Chief Of Staff
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 26, 2024


Arizona Theatre Company is welcoming Charlene T. Vasquez as its new Chief of Staff. Learn more about Vasquez and the company.

Preview: THE FLORA AND FAUNA at The Bridge Initiative
by Tim Shawver - March 26, 2024


The Bridge Initiative is proud to present the world premiere of 'The Flora and Fauna' by Alyson Mead at the Tempe Center for the Arts Studio Theatre. Inspired by a single line from the famous letter read in court during the Stanford rape case in 2016, Alyson Mead crafted a gripping narrative that explores the complexities of a fictional 40-year friendship and the dark secret of how the two women met.


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