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Upcoming Productions

Our upcoming productions are listed below. Please call the Box Office at 602-254-2151 if you have any questions.


Jurassic Puppets
Presented by All Puppet Players
Performance held at Playhouse on the Park at Central Arts Plaza
1850 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

venue is across the street from Phoenix Theatre's campus
The Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance.


Get your gargantuan on with "Jurassic Puppets"; appearing (then disappearing due to a large comet strike) from April 22nd through May 7th. In 1993, a small Dinosaur movie was unleashed on the theater-going masses that defied what could be done in a movie. We are about to take the multi-million dollar creatures that the silver screen so lovingly projected, and recreate them before your very eyes utilizing "tens" of dollars, duct tape, and our own cleverly cunning embellishments. Bring your favorite fossil—or spouse—for this "don't miss" opportunity to witness our underfunded dinos stampede on stage!

No one under the age of 17 permitted.
Thu 5/5/16 8:00PM Jurassic Puppets
Fri 5/6/16 8:00PM Jurassic Puppets
Sat 5/7/16 8:00PM Jurassic Puppets


Jennifer's Birth
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

If you could go back in time and observe your parents at the time of your birth, what do you think you'd discover? Jennifer (who's 57 in the year 2010) goes back to 1953 in a desperate attempt to finally understand her mother. Jennifer witnesses events – some comedic, some deeply disturbing – that shake up her views about her parents and about herself - and that affect Jennifer even 57 years later. (staged reading)
Fri 5/6/16 7:30PM Jennifer's Birth
Sat 5/7/16 3:00PM Jennifer's Birth
Sat 5/7/16 7:30PM Jennifer's Birth


Forward
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

Claire is waiting and has been mired in the same place for a very long time. Walsh has run away but his life keeps chasing him down. The two meet in a beach house rental and connect on a level neither has experienced. But are soul mates supposed to stay with us forever or do they show up as a brief encounter to help us find the courage to move forward? (workshop production)
Fri 5/6/16 7:30PM Forward
Sat 5/7/16 7:30PM Forward
Sun 5/8/16 3:00PM Forward


Evening of Short Plays
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

This year's evening of short plays includes swing/hit/miss by Justice Hehr, Can You Sing? by Allan Provost, Raghead by Thomas Coash, Feeding Time at the Human House by David Wiener, The Vermont Way by Robert McCarthy, The Fool on the Hill by John Blaylock.
Sun 5/8/16 7:30PM Evening of Short Plays


I Am Van Gogh
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

When 8 year-old Marc is taken by his devout parents to his first ever Museum, he quickly is entranced and flung into one of Van Gogh’s paintings where the immortal painter shares with him the destiny he held and the fate that awaits Marc. (staged reading)
Thu 5/12/16 7:30PM I Am Van Gogh
Fri 5/13/16 7:30PM I Am Van Gogh
Sat 5/14/16 7:30PM I Am Van Gogh


Second to Nun
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

A cabaret bar welcomes Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys to relive her death-defying journey (The Black Plague! Iroquois scalpers! Randy French soldiers!) to free women from the cloister and bring a liberated, feminine education to New France. "Second to Nun" is a musical about the power of faith, the persistence of invention, and staying true to your calling, even when you're the only one who hears it. (staged reading)
Fri 5/13/16 7:30PM Second to Nun
Sat 5/14/16 3:00PM Second to Nun
Sat 5/14/16 7:30PM Second to Nun


Broadway Investing 101 with Ken Davenport
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
This is event is not eligible for Producer Pass redemption


Join us for a candid discussion about what it takes to bring new work to life--in all its risk and glory.
This year's Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals features a workshop with Broadway Producer Ken Davenport, who has produced over a dozen Broadway shows, including Deaf West Theater's Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots, and Godspell.

Your ticket to this event is a tax-deductible donation and will be matched by Judith Hardes, one of the Valley's most dedicated patrons of arts and culture, in support of development of new work.
Sat 5/14/16 12:00PM Broadway Investing 101 with Ken Davenport


24 Hour Theatre Project
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

The 24 Hour Theatre Project is an evening of theater created in 24 hours from creation to production. The project is the finale of the Festival bringing at least 40 local artists together to create this unique evening of theatre. There is no time to second guess, to stumble or to question what you are doing be it writing, directing or acting.
The project starts with 5-6 playwrights and directors and 18-22 actors. Every actor arrives in a costume and with a prop of choice. Some choose to go outlandish and some dress plainly.
The fun is that the plays have zero time for rewrites. It’s up to the director and actors to “make it work” and somehow it always does. The 24 hour theatre project has become a favorite at the New Works Festival. It’s an eclectic evening that promises nothing other than showcasing the collaborative spirit of theatre using the fuel of an impossible time crunch.
Sun 5/15/16 7:30PM 24 Hour Theatre Project


When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dean McClure
As the founding force behind the company that continues to capture the imagination of millions around the world year after year, Walt Disney's legacy is undeniable. In this World Premiere musical, Phoenix Theatre brings you the story of this unusual and special man fascinated by possibility and determined to persevere in the face of deniers. Armed with his child-like ingenuity and guileless belief in himself, he turned failures into triumphs and never ceased wishing on stars. Be a part of the magic of seeing this new production come to life and celebrate the icon who brought us the most famous set of ears on earth.
Wed 5/18/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Thu 5/19/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Fri 5/20/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 5/21/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 5/21/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sun 5/22/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sun 5/22/16 6:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Tue 5/24/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Wed 5/25/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Thu 5/26/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Fri 5/27/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 5/28/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 5/28/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sun 5/29/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Wed 6/1/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Thu 6/2/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Fri 6/3/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 6/4/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sun 6/5/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Wed 6/8/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Thu 6/9/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Fri 6/10/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sat 6/11/16 7:30PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney
Sun 6/12/16 2:00PM When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney


The Boob Show
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all eight events for only $60!

This musical is a celebration of boobs! Breasts have become such a big deal in our culture. Sometimes the women and men behind them, get lost in the shuffle. With heart and humor, The Boob Show explores the world of boobs in this witty, engaging, and poignant new musical. Featuring local artists, Sally Jo Bannow and Craig Bohmler.

*Note-the performance dates and times for The Boob Show have changed. The dates and times listed are current.*
Recommended for a mature audience-with a sense of humor.
Fri 5/20/16 8:00PM The Boob Show
Sat 5/21/16 2:30PM The Boob Show
Sat 5/21/16 8:00PM The Boob Show


The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals
Click here to purchase the Producer Pass. Attend all seven events for only $60!

The composer/lyricist includes brand new songs in development from Rachel Peters, Colleen Porter, and Amy Engelhardt.
Sat 5/21/16 5:00PM The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret


Next to Normal
Presented by Nearly Naked Theatre

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MEDICINE ISN'T REALLY IN CONTROL?

They're a normal American family: Dad's off to work, mom makes cereal and sack lunches, wise-cracking teenage kids are musical geniuses and high school star athletes! And yet, there's nothing normal about them. This Pulitzer-Prize winning musical explores the darkness of mental illness, depression, grief and the ethics of modern psychiatry as they ravage the American dream. Set to one of the most moving rock scores of the decade!
Fri 6/3/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sat 6/4/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sun 6/5/16 6:00PM Next to Normal
Thu 6/9/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Fri 6/10/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sat 6/11/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sun 6/12/16 2:30PM Next to Normal
Thu 6/16/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Fri 6/17/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sat 6/18/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sun 6/19/16 6:00PM Next to Normal
Thu 6/23/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Fri 6/24/16 8:00PM Next to Normal
Sat 6/25/16 8:00PM Next to Normal


Avenue Q
Concept, Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

There’s more fuzz to love when our badly-behaved puppet friends return! Staged in the intimacy of the Hormel Theatre, this R-rated, laugh-out-loud look at life after college packs more purposeful punch and candid heart than ever before. Be there when Phoenix Theatre favorites take the stage to bring this still fresh, fast-paced and exuberant musical to life and once again, explore “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?”
Wed 6/8/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Thu 6/9/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Fri 6/10/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sat 6/11/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sun 6/12/16 3:00PM Avenue Q
Wed 6/15/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Thu 6/16/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sat 6/18/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sun 6/19/16 3:00PM Avenue Q
Wed 6/22/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Thu 6/23/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Fri 6/24/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sat 6/25/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sun 6/26/16 3:00PM Avenue Q
Wed 6/29/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Thu 6/30/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Fri 7/1/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sat 7/2/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sun 7/3/16 3:00PM Avenue Q
Wed 7/6/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Thu 7/7/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Fri 7/8/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sat 7/9/16 8:00PM Avenue Q
Sun 7/10/16 3:00PM Avenue Q