Upcoming Productions

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

Disney's Newsies

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Disney Theatrical’s beloved musical, Newsies, is a terrific show for the whole family! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 and based on the 1992 film, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and a rag-tag group of newsies as they take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay. Packed with show-stopping choreography and a Tony® Award winning score by Alan Menken, Newsies is an extravagant, high-energy celebration of song and dance!

The Little Dog Laughed
Presented by Nearly Naked Theatre


Nearly Naked Theatre presents the a gleaming jewel in their RETURNING HITS SERIES: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane, author of the stage play As Bees in Honey Drown, the musical Xanadu and the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Come follow the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem. His agent, Diane, can't seem to keep him in the closet. Trying to help him navigate Hollywood's choppy waters, the devilish Diane is doing all she can to keep Mitchell away from the cute rent-boy who's caught his eye and the rent-boy's girlfriend (wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?).

~For Mature Audiences Only! Adult Language, Mature Themes, Smartass Hollywood Double-speak and Nudity~

Student Priced tickets available by telephone only. Student I.D. required for pick-up.

Die Hard: A Christmas Story
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.

Yippie Ki-Yay, puppet lovers! What do you get when you cross the definitive holiday action movie with All Puppet Players brand of fast, fury, funnied-frenzy? You get an instant holiday classic!

While most families will deposit their holiday cheer with Scrooge and friends, the All Puppet Players are offering an alternative that includes a puppet Bruce Willis, a battle for Nakatomi Plaza and tons of pop-culture references to hang nice and cozy over your fireplace.

John McClane tries to save his wife and several others from master criminal Hans Gruber during a Christmas party. Nothing is safe and no holiday memory unsoiled while the puppets wreak havoc on Christmas (Yay, we said it) and bring the holiday spirit to all good little boys and girls. There’ll be caroling, and gun-fights, curse words, and all the puppet anarchy you can shake a yule log at. Enjoy the newest holiday tradition! Welcome to the party, pal!

WARNING! All Puppet Players shows are for mature audiences with exceedingly immature tastes- (although tasting is not recommended due to risk of fur balls) no one under 17 years of age will be permitted. Shows contain strong adult language and situations. Puppets can be unpredictable—so if you are of a sensitive nature or are easily offended—puppets don’t care.

Deer Santa
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.

All Puppet Players finally bring some FAMILY holiday cheer as their wacky brand of humor can be enjoyed by the entire family. This family-friendly romp is about a very clumsy deer who has to take over for Santa on Christmas Day. What's Christmas without Santa? Find out as Dewy and his friends attempt to save Christmas in this 40-minute show which is perfect for children and adults of all ages!

After the show, there is the option for a Make & Take workshop where you can make your own simple puppet to take home.
The Make & Take is $4 and can be purchased the day of the performance.

The Santaland Diaries
Presented by Davisson Entertainment

After a struggling actor arrives in New York City, he can only find employment at Macy’s department store working as an elf in Santaland. As the elf Crumpet he recounts tales of obsessive American consumerism with all the enchanting cynicism and jaded horror of a retail veteran. How will he survive the onslaught of drunken Santas, belligerent parents, and flirtatious coworkers? Join Crumpet as he gives audiences a peak into the bedlam of a holiday season department store in this sardonic comedy.

Adapted by Joe Mantello, based on essays by David Sedaris,

Directed by Toby Yatso, produced by Davisson Entertainment.
Starring Valley favorite Louis Farber.

A Tuna Christmas
Presented by Davisson Entertainment.

Holiday cheer and holiday stress go hand in hand and Tuna, Texas is no different. The little town of Tuna is home to the annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, a cagey competition between the townsfolk. Competition is intense every year and the Christmas Phantom – the unknown assailant of the nativity scene – is at it again. This holiday season take a peek into the lives of this little town gripped by Yuletide terror.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard Directed by Elaine ‘E.E’ Moe, produced by Davisson Entertainment. Starring Valley favorites David Barker & Ben Tyler.

Holiday Cabaret
Chrizmaz with The Good Feelz
Vocal Trio of Brian Sweis, Adam Vargas and Lisa Fogel.

Jingle on in and join The Good Feelz for a festive celebration of song! From heartwarming to humorous, jazz to pop, and new to nostalgic, these tunes are sure to put you in the "Chrizmaz" spirit!

Jay Melberg on piano
Daniel Ybarra on drums

A Swingin’ Christmas
Duet of Brian Runbeck and Shana Bousard

Put some pep in your step and get your tinsel in a tangle! Jive up your holiday and join us for an intimate evening of holiday classics with a charming, swingin’ twist!

Joe Bousard on piano & musical direction
Scott Hay on drums

It's Only a Play

Written by Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally, It’s Only a Play is a celebration of theatre at its best and theatre people at their not-so-best. The show takes place on opening night of Peter Austin’s new play. At the home of his wealthy producer, Peter is joined by his best friend, the show’s aging starlet, the director, and a drama critic, as the unlikely group anxiously awaits the late-night newspaper reviews. It’s Only a Play promises kooky characters and big laughs in a rare comedy that’s as smart as it is funny!

Hand to God
A co-production with Stray Cat Theatre

The angst-ridden youth of Cypress, Texas spend their afternoons practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one of the puppets turns out to have a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but Tyrone shocks the congregation with outrageous insinuations and exposes deep, dark secrets. Described by the New York Times as “darkly delightful,” Hand to God is a fast-paced irreverent comedy about love, grief, and what it means to be human.

The Boob Show - Tickets On Sale 1/1/2018

A huge hit during our Festival of New Plays and Musicals, Artistic Director Michael Barnard is thrilled to introduce the World Premiere of The Boob Show in our 17/18 season! Written by local artists Sally Jo Bannow and Craig Bohmler, the uplifting, comedic musical celebrates women—and their breasts—through song. Balancing levity with tough truths and heart with humor, The Boob Show commands in an engaging pre-Off Broadway experience guaranteed to delight!

Million Dollar Quartet - Tickets On Sale 1/1/2018

Four rock n’ roll icons. An impromptu jam session. One unforgettable night! Million Dollar Quartet imagines the now-legendary 1956 recording session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Featuring a score of your favorite rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog,” played by the actors onstage, Million Dollar Quartet is a scorching show packed with red-hot talent. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame!

Godspell - Tickets On Sale 1/24/2018

Godspell, the first major musical by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, has entertained audiences around the world! At the command of John the Baptist, a small group of ordinary people help Jesus Christ tell his life’s story. Set in modern-day New York City, these disciples spread messages of love and tolerance through a series of musical parables. With hit songs like “Day by Day” and “Light of the World,” Godspell has become one of the most well-known and beloved musicals of all time!

Little Shop of Horrors - Tickets On Sale 1/24/2018

Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, discovers a new peculiar plant he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R+B-singing plant might just be Seymour’s ticket to fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams! Soon, however, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intent towards global domination. Can Seymour save the world and get the girl? Find out in the delightfully devious, cult classic, sci-fi musical smash Little Shop of Horrors!