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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.


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!


In the Garden
Presented by Nearly Naked Theatre

SEDUCTION IS AS SEDUCTION DOES
The lives of four urban sophisticates are rocked by the arrival of a young man, who is everything but what he seems. With unworldly charisma, this handsome young man constructs a web of seduction and theology grounded in the lessons of the New Testament. A professor of philosophy, his fashionista wife, and their glib young friends must rise to the boy's erotic and spiritual challenge, questioning their lives as they question his very identity. With high comedy and thought-provoking drama, In the Garden blends sexual conventions, high fashion, Nietzsche and Christ in an uber-theatrical rollercoaster ride.

~For Mature Audiences Only! Adult Language, Mature Themes, Religious Undertones and Nudity. No one under 17 permitted witih a parent or legal guardian.~


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.


Top Gun: Live, Abriged, and Completely Underfunded
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.


Duct tape, cardboard, and puppets are not the normal supplies for a big production on stage. However, most productions are not produced by the All Puppet Players. The gang's all here as Maverick, Goose, Ice Man and the crew take on pop culture references, insane flight simulators, and a $100 budget to bring you the greatest show that they can afford.

Come see these googley-eyed, molting, motley puppets gliding several feet off the ground! The real question is, do you have the need? The need for speed!


ASU Musical Theatre Showcase
-6:30pm ArtBar + Bistro open for student, faculty, staff and alumni mix and mingle
-75 minutes long with no intermission
-ArtBar + Bistro open after the performances as well


Community
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 Bolcik, Expecting Hamilton by Chip Bolcik, Enough for Both by Anthony Pelham, The Callback by Leland Frankel, and Metaphorical Shoes by Judith Pratt.


We Should Kill Caesar
Part of the Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

By Quetta Carpenter
A leader has risen to power in a divided Rome. Fearful that he will use his popularity to create absolute power, conspirators join together in a tenuous alliance to accomplish a horrifically honorable goal: Kill Caesar to save the Republic.


Beehive
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 Supporting Cast
Presented by Almost Famous Theatre Company
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.


The Supporting Cast is a comedy about the people who support you in life! It is a Mother's Day gift wrapped in a hilarous package. Plot: Ellen, the wife of a successful author, has written a book about friends who are spouses of celebrrities and what it is like to be married to Somebody Famous. She has invited them to her Malibu beach house to let them read advance copies and break the news to them gently that they are depicted in the book warts and all. Hilarity abounds as friendships are put to the test. Bring your posse, entourage or your own “supporting cast” to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend.


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.


Animal
Presented by Scorpius Dance Theatre

This brand new production, created by Scorpius’ Director, Lisa Starry was inspired by her love of animals and her passion for their wellbeing. The show explores the relationship that people have with animals, as well as the social interactions, physicality and movement of animals. Scorpius’ dancers will use their athleticism and grace to emulate the motion of creatures, from domestic pets, to wild mammals, and exotic birds. Overall a lighthearted and entertaining show, Starry is also taking the opportunity to provide more awareness and support for the humane and ethical treatment of animals in our community and globally. This production is appropriate for teen/adults.

NOTE: For every ticket sold, Scorpius will donate $1 to help support a local non-profit animal assistance organization!


Miss Gay Western States America 2017
Presented by Dragonfly Productions

Join us for the 15th annual Miss Gay Western States America pageant. Contestants will compete in Evening Gown, On-Stage Question, Talent and Presentation. We will be honoring the reigning Miss Gay Western States America and the reigning Miss Gay America Suzy Wong!