Upcoming Productions

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


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! 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?”


Million Dollar Quartet

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!


Underpants Godot, The
Presented by Nearly Naked Theatre

IF YOU BUILD IT, NO ONE WILL COME...
Nearly Naked Theatre presents the Arizona Premiere of THE UNDERPANTS GODOT by Duncan Pflaster. A director surreptitiously plans an avant-garde production of "Waiting for Godot," with the main characters played by hot guys in their underwear instead of old men. When a representative of the notoriously litigious estate of Samuel Beckett crashes a rehearsal to investigate and decide whether the performance should be allowed, the performers must convince her by the seat of their... underpants. This hilarious meta-theatrical piece asks us to test our limits of acceptable interpretation and adaptation of art from any era, be it Shakespeare or Tennessee Williams or the Batman franchise (Batnipples anyone?).Nominated for Outstanding Premiere of a Play by the NYIT Awards in NYC and WINNER of Best Play at the UNFringed Festival.
~The Underpants Godot is intended For Mature Audiences Only! Adult Language, Mature Themes, Uppity Literary Criticism and Nudity. ~

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


The NeverEnding Story: Live & Legless
The All Puppet Players bring you The NeverEnding Story: Live & Legless. This show asks you to embark on an adventure that has haunted children of the ‘80s for years. Travel to Fantasia, a magical land currently threatened by a darkness hell-bent on destroying everything it touches. Atreyu and his friends, including, a rock monster, a luck dragon, and a freaking guy riding a snail, all help him in his quest to destroy “The Nothing” and save Fantasia.
This sprawling fantasy epic will be overflowing with APP’s signature wit, pop-culture references, cost prohibitive sets, and pure puppet anarchy that will lambaste and pay homage to this celluloid childhood classic.
Get your tickets now and experience the enchanted world of a young boy’s imagination and behold the remarkable adventure that 80’s parents thought was appropriate for kids to watch.


Godspell

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!



Come join us at the home of our Phoenix Theatre partners as graduating ASU Musical Theatre students put their best foot forward in their final showcase performance. Come a little early and stay a little late for an evening of socializing with current and former ASU ?Music Theatre and Opera alumni and professionals from around the Phoenix metro area.

· 6pm ArtBar and Bistro open for students, faculty, staff and alumni mix and mingle.

· Run time 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

· ArtBar open after the performance.

WARNING - This show contains adult language and content.


Curtains

Little Shop of Horrors

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!


Gunmetal Blues
Is this a hard-boiled detective tale disguised as a lounge act – or the other way around? Direct from The Red Eye Lounge, Buddy Toupee tickles the ivories and serves up plot concoctions like a Chandleresque Greek chorus. The private eye searches for a missing blonde through a double-dealing world of smoky bars, rain-slicked streets, and more blondes. This quest lures the audience to an unnamed city of mystery, music, and demolished dreams. "Musically more sophisticated than City of Angels, Mr. Bohmler's torchy swiveling melodies echo the moody grandeur of the 40's film-noir soundtracks." - The New York Times


Jaws: Live Abridged & Completely Underfunded
The very first summer blockbuster gets the low-fi treatment as the All Puppet Players punch their way through another glorious duct-taped extravaganza. Their patented plethora of pop-culture references, ludicrous audience interactions, and financially lacking sets will bring the story of the small town hunted by a big ol' shark to life! It's sure to bring joy and laughter to everyone willing to go back into the water. We're gonna need a bigger stage!


Die Hard: A Christmas Story
Yippie Ki-Yay, puppet lovers! The holiday hit is back and ready for some more holiday cheer! 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!



Waiting For Henson
Two figures meet on a lonely stretch of road in the middle of nowhere. Nothing happens, nothing is certain and there’s never anything to do. Sound boring? Not when the All Puppet Players lampoon absurdist theatre and prove that nothing means anything… and anything means EVERYTHING. Confused? Exactly!

This nonsensical-tomfoolery abandons logical construction, rational thought, and intellectually usable arguments to prove that irrationality, self-awareness, and puppets are a lethal combination when someone tries to assign meaning to them.



A Fistful of Puppets
Howdy Partners! The All Puppet Players aim their sights on the western genre as they bring you the rootinest- tootinest show on stage! A quick-draw competition sets the stage for a gaggle of homicidal maniacs, insane humans, and a downright hilarious cast of characters, all hoping for victory and unspoiled riches. Among them is a mysterious lady, with ties to the town and seeking vengeance. To settle a long-tallied score, she must battle the band of unruly outlaws and face the cold-blooded gunslinger holding the town and her past captive. Watch and laugh as puppets and humans are infused into this celebrated genre for a show packed with sight gags, yee-haws, outrageous plot twists, audience participation and pure puppet anarchy! So grab your boots, chaps, and cowboy hats and come see the weirdest thing on stage since Paint Your Wagons.