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WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Opens This Week for 4-Week Run at Herberger Theater Center WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Opens This Week for 4-Week Run at Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the Herberger Theater Center from Jan. 24-Feb. 25. (more...)
AWEE Will Honor Four Individuals Who Pushed Past Barriers AWEE Will Honor Four Individuals Who Pushed Past Barriers
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Four Valley residents who have overcome personal and financial barriers to create new, improved and successful lives through programs and services at Arizona Women's Education & Employment (AWEE) will be recognized for their achievements at the Faces of Success Gala on Friday, Feb. 9 at the PERA Club, 1. East Continental Drive in Tempe. (more...)
Youth Actors Stampede Onto Stage For Disney's THE LION KING JR. Youth Actors Stampede Onto Stage For Disney's THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk on January 21, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

A cast of 70 youth actors will sing, dance and roar their way onto the stage during Disney's 'The Lion King JR.,' which plays at the Mesa Arts Center from Jan. 24 to 28. The 60-minute musical, presented by Limelight Performing Arts in conjunction with Studio 3 Performing Arts, features performers ages 5 through 14. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 1/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW on January 20, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
Phoenix Chorale Performs Enchanting and Ethereal NORDIC SONGS Phoenix Chorale Performs Enchanting and Ethereal NORDIC SONGS
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Program conjures images from the surreal Aurora Borealis to the Muppets' Swedish Chef (Phoenix, Ariz.) Phoenix Chorale brings a smorgasbord of ethereal and lighthearted music from Nordic countries as it performs NORDIC SONGS, March 2nd - 4th in venues around the Valley. (more...)
Metro Arts' THE JOY Director Uniquely Qualified Metro Arts' THE JOY Director Uniquely Qualified
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

'As a theatre artist I have always been drawn to work that explores issues of social justice, often featuring strong and vibrant female characters,' Pamela Sterling said. Sterling has been engaged to direct the week-long workshop and staged reading, January 14-19, of Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop's internationally celebrated one-woman show, The Joy. (more...)
Now & Then Presents THE JOY Todayth At Metro Arts Now & Then Presents THE JOY Todayth At Metro Arts
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Playwright Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop's 2011 solo work, The Joy seems eerily appropriate for development by one of the Valley's most up and coming new theatre companies. John Perovich, founding Artistic Director of Now & Then Creative Company, serves as the project's dramaturg. (more...)
THE JOY Rises Again in Phoenix THE JOY Rises Again in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The Joy, Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop's celebrated solo work, rises again in Phoenix on January 19th at the Metropolitan Arts Institute at 7:30 pm. (more...)
Ballet Arizona to Host 2018 DANCE WITH ME Gala This Winter Ballet Arizona to Host 2018 DANCE WITH ME Gala This Winter
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

On Today, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance with Me at Phoenix Art Museum. All proceeds from the event support Ballet Arizona's beautiful and athletic performances as well as its education and community outreach programs. (more...)
BREAKING GROUND 2018 Festival Comes To Tempe Center For The Arts BREAKING GROUND 2018 Festival Comes To Tempe Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

'Dance film selfies' filmed in exotic locales, performers in surreal animal masks, and riveting exhibitions from masters of movement, the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival brings the nation's top artists to Arizona for its annual festival at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 19, 2018 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek At HAND TO GOD at Phoenix Theatre! Photo Flash: Sneak Peek At HAND TO GOD at Phoenix Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on January 18, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

If you thought AVENUE Q was the dirtiest thing a show could do with puppets, you have to meet Tyrone. (more...)
Stray Cat Joins Forces with Phoenix Theatre to present HAND TO GOD Stray Cat Joins Forces with Phoenix Theatre to present HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

If you thought AVENUE Q was the dirtiest thing a show could do with puppets, you have to meet Tyrone. (more...)
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Explores Women of 1930's Germany at Stage Too! ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Explores Women of 1930's Germany at Stage Too!
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT speaks directly with a warning for today. Set during and after the Third Reich, a stylistic, surrealistic play inspired by interviews with German Gentile women. The play sweeps from their teen years through adulthood during the Holocaust and beyond. The Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle over work, religion, marriage and motherhood. Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's Reign and are changed forever. A sylistic, surrealistic play. Minimal set. Minimal props. An unconventional timeframe that jumps a chronological order. (more...)
Snowflakes, Slams And Saguaros Come to The Great AZ Puppet Theater! Snowflakes, Slams And Saguaros Come to The Great AZ Puppet Theater!
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

See the great lineup of shows on the way at Arizona Puppet Theater. (more...)
Valley's Finest Young Musicians Will Perform at Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert Valley's Finest Young Musicians Will Perform at Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Fifteen of the Valley's most talented young classical musicians will showcase their astounding abilities, maturity and artistry at Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. (more...)
Limited Engagement For Naughty Puppets Returns in FIFTY SHADES OF FELT
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The fourth times the charm as this all-puppet production proves that smut is always better when it comes from fornicating felties. This 'limited engagement' only runs for 3 weeks and 7 shows! Get your tickets now as our probing puppets bring their patented naughtiness to Phoenix--only to find we're down for a whole new level of lewd! Will Ana (and the audience) take the Sex Pledge? Will the Goddess allow a full fuzzgasm? What exactly are those puppeteers putting their hands up? And goodness gracious, what is THAT puppet shaped like? The answer to all these questions and much more will be 'revealed' when you see the show that will make every puppet on the 'Avenue' blush! Get ready to be FELT up! (more...)
Metropolitan Klezmer Performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Metropolitan Klezmer Performs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Metropolitan Klezmer, hailed as one of the finest American klezmer bands (Songlines Magazine), brings its inspired, neo-traditional interpretations and compositions of eclectic Yiddish songs to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. (more...)
HAND TO GOD Comes to the Phoenix Theatre HAND TO GOD Comes to the Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

If you thought Avenue Q was the worst thing theatre could do with puppets, you're going to want to sit down for this one. Trouble comes to Cypress, Texas in the form of a hand puppet. Jason's recently widowed mother encourages her son to join her in a Fundamentalist Christian puppet troupe, but when Jason's puppet takes on a life of its own, well... All hell breaks loose. (more...)
ROMEO AND JULIET Fall in Love At Southwest Shakespeare Company for Two More Weekends ROMEO AND JULIET Fall in Love At Southwest Shakespeare Company for Two More Weekends
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Southwest Shakespeare Company (SSC), Arizona's only classical theatre, continues to bring new and exciting ideas to the stage all while remaining true to each play's original form. The company's upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet is no exception to the rule and the tragic story of young love, torn apart by power and hate, will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. (more...)
LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Is Hale Theatre's Spring Special Engagement Show! LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Is Hale Theatre's Spring Special Engagement Show!
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert revives the good old days of rock 'n' roll with the rollicking jukebox musical Life Could Be A Dream. Delight and hum along to the '60s mega-hits Fools Fall in Love, Tears on My Pillow, Runaround Sue, Stay Just a Little Bit Longer, Unchained Melody, The Glory of Love, and as the DJs used to say on the radio, many, many more. The toe-tapping doo-wop musical starts January 16th and runs through April 17th, playing Mondays and Tuesdays with select Wednesday shows. (more...)
B3 Productions Announces Season Lineup B3 Productions Announces Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

B3 recently announced its 2018 line-up. Full of fresh new works and unusual voices, B3 will be celebrating playwrights -- local to international, and contemporary works -- unpublished to infamous. (more...)
Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive online theatre platform, is pleased to continue its recent expansion today with another new content initiative. Following the recent successful launches of Industry Insider, and Charity Corner, today we're introducing the 2018 Theatre Camp Guide. (more...)
BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents HARVEY   Lee Cooley Glows As Elwood P. Dowd BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents HARVEY Lee Cooley Glows As Elwood P. Dowd
by Herbert Paine on January 15, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The Chase is on at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. That is, Mary Chase's comedy, HARVEY, that (beyond her other plays and children's stories) made her famous (a Pulitzer Prize) and gave James Stewart one of his truly classic roles. Lee Cooley, with an impeccable sense of character and comic timing, endows Elwood P. Dowd with an irresistible likability. He captures the mannerisms, even the tongue in cheek, of a gentleman drinker who knows more than he may let on and plays his counterparts to the hilt. The show runs through February 24th. (more...)
TRACES IN THE WIND Plays The Gyder Stage For One Performance Only TRACES IN THE WIND Plays The Gyder Stage For One Performance Only
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The City of Peoria, in collaboration with TheaterWorks, presents Traces in the Wind. Traces in the Wind is a tribute to the strength and courage of three extraordinary women who survived the Holocaust through the power of the arts. This musical staged reading uncovers stories of betrayal, humiliation, and incarceration while asserting the spiritual resistance that the arts can provide. The performers are theatre graduates of The School of Creative and Performing Arts at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. (more...)