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‘A Happy Medium’: Phoenix Theatre Company resumes productions on outdoor stage

By Connor Dziawura When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, the Phoenix Theatre Company found itself in a tricky place. It was in the midst of a production of “Sondheim on Sondheim” and was...

Perfectly Marvelous: Pat McMahon inspires ‘Cabaret’s’ David Kelly

By Bridgette Redman When “Cabaret” comes to Phoenix on January 4, the cast will include a member of a deeply rooted Arizona theater family. The show features David Kelly as Herr Schultz, an elderly fruit-shop owner...

‘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...

Desert Foothills Theater promotes innovation, integrity and diversity

From Humble Beginnings By Laura Stoddard At the intersection of Cave Creek and Scottsdale roads 43 years ago, there was one thing: dirt. Cave Creek was just a small, close-knit community, slowly unfurling its petals at...

Hot ‘Summer’: Disco Queen’s story shines on the ASU Gammage stage

By Bridgette Redman As a student at a performing arts high school, Dan’yelle Williamson was told she’d never make it as an artist. It was too hard to make a living that way.  “I finally said...

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...

‘The Royale’: Boxing play’s cast and crew wind up for a knock-out

By Bridgette Redman Boxing is a sport filled with great drama and a rich history of stories, lending themselves to books, movies and plays. This is especially true when it comes to our nation’s race...

Immersive Storytelling: Vox Motus’ ‘Flight’ shares two brothers’ tale of immigration

By Laura Latzko The story of the immigrant experience is one to which audiences from different backgrounds can relate but is rarely told. A few theatrical productions, however, do speak on the worldwide refugee crisis. The...

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...

‘Home’ and ‘Story of Everything:’ Magic and awe take over ASU Gammage

Bridgette Redman There is beauty and wonder of breathtaking scope filling the stage at ASU Gammage this month. From the Native American/science-inspired “Story of Everything,” to the devised theater piece that builds a house before the...

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