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‘It’s Always Been Music’: Michael Gerry finds his home at the Silver Star

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 When Michael Gerry was a toddler, he was transfixed by a phonograph player. It was a sign of things to come — a lifelong dedication to music. “There was never...

Soul Stirring: Black Theatre Troupe showcases ‘Black Nativity’

By Annika Tomlin | December 4, 2021 The traditional nativity story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus is retold through song, dance and poetry by the Black Theatre Troupe through Thursday, December 9, at the Helen...

‘Nightmare: Dreaming Reality’: CaZo Dance Theatre returns with horror-centric show

By Jordan Houston | October 18, 2021 After an anxiety-filled year on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, a local dance theater is channeling those emotions into a multimedia performance blurring the lines between dreams,...

Giving Back: Ballet Under the Stars returns with free performances

By Allison Brown | September 15, 2021 For the 25th year, Ballet Under the Stars is bringing ballet to the community with four free events at parks around the Valley. The free performances helps Ballet Arizona,...

Welcome Back: Arizona Broadway Theatre planning a safe, full season

By Annika Tomlin | September 8, 2021 Arizona Broadway Theatre co-founder Kiel Klaphake is ready to welcome guests to the venue when it starts its 2021-22 season on Sunday, September 19. “First thing that they should...

Love Letter to Creativity: East Valley Children’s Theatre marks 25 years

By Srianthi Perera | September 8, 2021 A 25-year-long love letter to creating, performing, growing and making friends that have become family. That’s how C. Lynn Johnson describes East Valley Children’s Theatre. The Gilbert woman’s talents run the...

Taking Its Shot: Patrons will be ‘satisfied’ with ‘Hamilton’

By Annika Tomlin | September 3, 2021 Guests can be “in the room where it happens” as the long-awaited ASU Gammage 2021-2022 Broadway Series kicks off with “Hamilton” running from Wednesday, September 8, to Sunday,...

Women’s Resiliency: Phoenix Theatre’s production of ‘Steel Magnolias’ highlights strength, resiliency

By Laura Latzko | August 5, 2021 In these times, leaning on one another and having a sense of humor has been even more important. Robert Harling’s play “Steel Magnolias” highlights these themes through six...

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Chandler Center prepares for ‘grand opening’

By Kevin Reagan | July 12, 2021 After more than a year of barring patrons from visiting its theater, the Chandler Center for the Arts is preparing to welcome back audiences for live, in-person performances. Since...

Toy Story: The Great Arizona Puppet Theater brings magic to the stage

By Claire Spinner | July 9, 2021 Nancy Smith has always been fascinated by puppetry. After receiving a set of puppets and a stage when she was 5 years old, the art form quickly became the...

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