Upcoming Productions

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

21 Chump Street
Presented by A/C Theatre Company

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Based on the story by Robbie Brown which originally appeared on WBEZ’s This American Life. 21 CHUMP STREET by Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) is a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'. 21 CHUMP STREET is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection - only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. 21 CHUMP STREET discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers long after they leave the theater.

Please Note: this show contains adult content.

Guitar Mann Band Class Performance--Proceeds to Benefit Phoenix Theatre
Presented by Guitar Mann Band
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.

Metro Arts Dance Concert 2017
Presented by Metropolitan Arts Institute

Metropolitan Arts Institute Dance Department will be presenting their annual Dance Concert on March 3rd and 4th, at 7pm, at Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre. New and exciting works by Metro Arts’ students, faculty and professional guest artists. Special guest performance by the Metro Arts’ Choir.

Bullets Over Broadway
By Woody Allen

Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is described by Time Magazine as “Musical Theatre Gold!” A young playwright in desperate need of financial backing for his next show accepts an offer he can’t refuse — from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20’s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang!

Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Presented by Almost Famous Theatre Company

Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince." An old style comedy that is fast and furious!

This production contains adult language.

The Scottsboro Boys
Book by David Thompson
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

We're thrilled to announce our collaboration with Black Theatre Troupe to bring the true story of The Scottsboro Boys to the stage. The final masterpiece by musical theatre greats Kander and Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys is hailed as one of the most visionary pieces to grace the Broadway stage. Nominated for a staggering 12 Tony® Awards, The Scottsboro Boys will compel you to stand and shout for justice in one of the most infamous cases in American history.

Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

By Stephen Kaplan
Christopher Marshall has just been cast as George in Mt. Laurel Community Players’ production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He invites Zach, the young, Black actor who’s been cast as Nick, over for a drink to give him some actorly advice – and possibly to kill him. Whatever works. When the production’s Martha and Honey show up uninvited, they find themselves caught in this play about a play (within a play?) tackling deadly issues like race and, perhaps even more dauntingly, community theatre. This ferocious comedy asks questions about how we view stories about race and the not-just-color blindness that many have when trying to talk about it.

The Things We Do
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

By Grant Woods
Bill falls for Sarah who besides thinking that Bill is Freddy happens to be married to Ted. Ted might be a good match for Alice, who happens to be married to Bill. When everything in life is changing, the things we do can complicate matters and make life a little crazy.

The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret includes brand new songs in development.
-The Saturday, May 6 performance includes selections by NYC composer/lyricist Michael Mott.
-The Saturday, May 13 performance includes selections by Phoenix composer/lyricist Jamie Maletz.

Short Play Festival
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

This year's Short Play Festival includes Scrambled by Brett Hursey, Jungle Dining by Chip Bolchik, Expecting Hamilton by Chip Bolchik, Enough for Both by Anthony Pelham, The Callback by Leland Frankel, and Metaphorical Shoes by Judith Pratt.

Created by Larry Gallagher

Phoenix Theatre closes a thrilling season with this colorful salute to the 1960’s! Be dazzled by songs from iconic women including Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and The Supremes. With over 40 wigs and costumes, 25 cans of hairspray and one scorching band, Beehive is one show you cannot miss!

The Lemonade Stand
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

By Matthew Fowler
Garret Miller is either having a midlife crisis or is trying to recapture his youth when he starts a lemonade stand on the street in front of his suburban house. He has not yet decided which. What he does know is that he was just fired from the only job he has ever had. His wife is cheating on him. His brother is a pariah, and the college girl next door would make a great lemonade-stand intern. In this dramatic comedy, Garret sets out to prove that the American Dream, an American Dream, or at least his American Dream still exists.

Something for Sondra
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

By Dave Osmundsen
Something for Sondra is the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Janey Tubben, her underachieving best friend Brian, and her sassy mother Sondra. When Sondra is diagnosed with a deadly disease, Janey receives the opportunity of a lifetime, which forces the three to navigate the rocky waters of friendship and loyalty.