Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theatre, is committed to offering high-quality entertainment to suit a variety of ages and musical tastes and to providing a creative platform that nurtures each stage of an actor's development. Its ideal location at 4720 N. Scottsdale Road is a dream-come-true for this popular venue that began in 1995 as a community youth theatre in a Scottsdale strip mall at Granite Reef Road and McDonald Drive . Founded by husband and wife team Gerry and Laurie Cullity and Gerry's mother Joan Thompson , Desert Stages outgrew its humble beginnings and, in May 2004, moved to the beautiful 6500 square foot free-standing art-deco building that graces the corner of Scottsdale Road and Highland Avenue in downtown Scottsdale . This setting allows Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre to offer entertainment choices on two separate stages, as well as operate its Academy of Theatrical Arts year-round.
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