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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...

Moving Beyond COVID-19: Phoenix Theatre Company reopens indoors for summer

By Bridgette M. Redman | June 24, 2021 As the summer heat rolls in, the Phoenix Theatre Company is taking its season indoors and welcoming back its audience with three small-cast shows. Several things have made...

A ‘Life Skill’ to Learn: Desert Foothills plans musical theater camp

By Bridgette M. Redman | June 4, 2021 Sandi Carll has done summer theater camps before. Now, in a new role as Desert Foothills Theater’s education director, she’s planning to bring the best of what...

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’: Theater Works offers dark journey into Wonderland

By Bridgette M. Redman | May 14, 2021 For some theater companies, the pandemic opened doors to long-considered innovative productions. For Theater Works, that meant a journey into the wild world of immersive theater that...

The Music of the Night: Theater company strikes gold with cabaret revues

By Kristine Cannon | May 6, 2021 Life is a cabaret. At least, it has been for the small cast of Scottsdale Musical Theater Company’s (SMTC) cabaret-style series, which has taken place every Saturday evening at...

Nothin’ Stupid: Get a kick out of this Frank Sinatra tribute

By Laura Latzko | April 5, 2021 Frank Sinatra had a special way of captivating audiences with songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” “I Get A Kick Out of You”...

Magical Moments: Disney’s ‘Aladdin Kids’ coming to Anthem

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 22, 2021 The Musical Theatre of Anthem will stage Disney’s “Aladdin Kids,” based on the iconic animated film, from Thursday, March 25, to Sunday, March 28. “Aladdin Kids” features an Academy...

Cashing In: Phoenix Theatre tells The Man in Black’s story

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 5, 2021 Johnny Cash’s story will be told using 38 of The Man in Black’s songs during the Phoenix Theatre Company’s musical “Ring of Fire.” The musical, which runs March 10...

‘Walkin’ the Line’: Singer-actor pays tribute to Johnny Cash

By Bridgette M. Redman | January 22, 2021 Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music lovers that has since traveled the...

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