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BWW Review: BROADWAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE Offers Socially Distant, In-Person Concert at F Photo BWW Review: BROADWAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE Offers Socially Distant, In-Person Concert at Fountain Hills Theater
by Seth Tucker - June 14, 2020

The a?oeBroadway Drive-In Theatrea?? at Fountain Hills Theater (FHT) is a significant step for the performing arts and a largely successful early attempt to recapture the magic of live performance....
BWW Review: A LIVE BENEFIT READING OF SEAN DANIELS' THE WHITE CHIP at Arizona Theatre Photo BWW Review: A LIVE BENEFIT READING OF SEAN DANIELS' THE WHITE CHIP at Arizona Theatre Company
by Herbert Paine - May 10, 2020

LIVE BENEFIT READING OF SEAN DANIELS' THE WHIT CHIP at Arizona Theatre Company, to be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific/Arizona Time) / 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday, May 11th, simultaneously on Arizona Theatre Company's Facebook page and YouTube channel....
BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at ASU GAMMAGE. The Jewel of the Antilles becomes The Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at ASU GAMMAGE. The Jewel of the Antilles becomes The Jewel of the East Valley.
by Nathaniel Jones - March 05, 2020

If I could just write a?oeThis show was perfect. The enda?? for this production, I would. It would be the simple truth for a show so breathtaking, that trying to put words on this page is near impossible. There are no words that I could type that would truly encompass what is the Magnificence of ONC...
BWW Review: RICHARD II at Southwest Shakespeare Company Photo BWW Review: RICHARD II at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Emily Noxon - March 01, 2020

Richard II was crowned King at a young age and his immaturity ultimately causes his downfall when his Crown is threatened by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke....
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Southwest Shakespeare Company Photo BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Emily Noxon - February 26, 2020

2 couples head into a forest and get caught in the middle of a magical prank that leads to disastrous and hilarious results....
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM
by Timothy Shawver - February 23, 2020

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY is the most earnest jukebox musical to date. The chord progressions and resolutions felt like being at an oxygen bar. It's ripe with nostalgia, fascinating for its window into 1960s pop and rock music, and spirit lifting for its recording of a beautiful human life...
BWW Review: THE LAST ROMANCE at Stage Left Productions Photo BWW Review: THE LAST ROMANCE at Stage Left Productions
by Jeanmarie Simpson - February 23, 2020

Heart-warming, indeed. It's in the writing, yes, but it's the great acting, deft direction and excellent production values that takes this production the distance....
BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD... AND THE BOYS at Arizona Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD... AND THE BOYS at Arizona Theatre Company
by Timothy Shawver - February 20, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company's current production hits the mark as a historical reminder and, through masterful performances by its cast of three, depicts institutionalized racism's capability to destroy even the most loving relationships....
BWW Review: THOMAS HAMPSON at Song Of America: Beyond Liberty Photo BWW Review: THOMAS HAMPSON at Song Of America: Beyond Liberty
by Maria Nockin - January 29, 2020

At the University of Arizona's Centennial Hall. on January 28, 2020, the Tucson Desert Song Festival presented Thomas Hampson, baritone, with Lara Downes, piano, and the Beyond Liberty Players: Stephen Buck, synthesizer; Judy Kang, violin; Jesus Morales, cello; and Alex Laing, clarinet; The show lib...
BWW Review: MEG JO BETH AMY & LOUISA at Southwest Shakespeare Company Photo BWW Review: MEG JO BETH AMY & LOUISA at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Emily Noxon - January 27, 2020

Little Women is arguably one of the most recognizable pieces of literature, and meg jo beth amy & louisa provides an intimate look into the creative experience of Louisa May Alcott....
BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at ASU Gammage is Hot Stuff Photo BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at ASU Gammage is Hot Stuff
by Nathaniel Jones - January 09, 2020

Astonishing is a word some would use to describe something amazing they witnessed. In most cases and with most shows this word would suffice. However, what I saw on December 7th, 2020 at ASU Gammage does not just surpass this simple word, it stamps it into the ground. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musica...
BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Black Theatre Troupe Brings Us The True Meaning of Chri Photo BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Black Theatre Troupe Brings Us The True Meaning of Christmas
by Nathaniel Jones - December 09, 2019

Remarkable, astonishing, captivating, all words that couldn't begin to describe what I witnessed at The Black Theatre Troupe. It is one thing for a show to move you to tears by its message, but this production has the ability to do much more. The Black Theatre Troupes production of Black Nativity mo...
BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF at Arizona Regional Theatre Photo BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF at Arizona Regional Theatre
by Lee Cooley - December 09, 2019

Following a rousing October run of BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Arizona Regional Theatre (ART) has mounted Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' LUCKY STIFF -- a two-act, 17-song whodunnit which has been a favorite of Valley venues over the years....