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Theater: Comedy
A Bench in the Sun
Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and th...
Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Scottsdale, AZ

Thu 8/24/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 7pm
Theater: Children's Theatre, Musical
Valley Youth Theatre: Shrek the Musical
Have a fairytale ending to your summer with a lovable Ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Valley Youth Theatre returns to the Herberger with its first production of its 2017-18 season, Sh...
Herberger Theater Center
Phoenix, AZ

Thu 8/24/17 - Fri 8/25/17 at 7pm
Sat 8/26/17 at 2pm and 7pm
Sun 8/27/17 at 2pm
Theater: Comedy/Drama
The Cemetery Club
Three Jewish women meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, par...
Theatre Artists Studio
Scottsdale, AZ

Fri 8/25/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 8/27/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/1/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 9/3/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/8/17 - Sat 9/9/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Experimental/Perf. Art, Interactive, Mystery/Thriller
The Dinner Detective Tucson
America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic plated dinner. Just beware – the killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect. Our show is very...
Hilton Tucson East
Tucson, AZ

Sat 8/26/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 9/2/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 9/9/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 9/16/17 at 6pm-9pm
Sat 9/23/17 at 6pm-9pm
Theater: Children's Theatre
Music and Stories with Junie B. Jones and Friends
Join the fun as Junie B, Herb, Lucille and all their friends read some of Junie's "Top Secret Personal Beeswax" Journal and sing and dance their favorite songs! Presented by Spotlight Youth Theatre. Please note: The library will open at noon. The lib...
Glendale Public Library - Foothills Branch
Glendale, AZ

Sat 8/26/17 at 11am-12pm
Theater: Children's Theatre
The Rootin’ Tootin’ Tale of Little Red Riding Boots
Once upon a time in the old west, lived a girl named Little Red Riding Boots. One day her father asks her to take some of his famous spicy-hot beef jerky to her Gran, because she’s stuck in bed with a terrible head cold. So, she puts on her red cowboy boot...
Live Theatre Workshop
Tucson, AZ

Sun 8/27/17 at 12:30pm
Sun 9/3/17 at 12:30pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 12:30pm
Sun 9/17/17 at 12:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
Greasepaint Theatre: The Pajama Game
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a...
Stagebrush Theatre
Scottsdale, AZ

Fri 9/1/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 7pm
Sun 9/3/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/8/17 - Sat 9/9/17 at 7pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 2pm
Theater: Musical
Hands on a Hardbody
Inspired by true events, 10 hard-luck Texans have an opportunity for a new lease on life… so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand...
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria, AZ

Fri 9/1/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 9/2/17 - Sun 9/3/17 at 12pm and 5:30pm
Tue 9/5/17 - Fri 9/8/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 9/9/17 - Sun 9/10/17 at 12pm and 5:30pm
Tue 9/12/17 - Wed 9/13/17 at 5:30pm
Theater: Musical
Fun Home
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alis...
ASU Gammage
Tempe, AZ

Tue 9/5/17 at 7:30pm
Wed 9/6/17 at 7:30pm
Thu 9/7/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 9/8/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 9/9/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Play, Staged Reading, Seniors
Senior Readers Theatre
Acting and performing plays while holding the script. All the fun without the memorization! Taught by Janet Arnold.
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Tue 9/5/17 at 10am-11:30am
Tue 9/12/17 at 10am-11:30am
Tue 9/19/17 at 10am-11:30am
Tue 9/26/17 at 10am-11:30am
Tue 10/3/17 at 10am-11:30am
Theater: Drama
Celia, A Slave
Winner of the prestigious 2015 Yale Drama Series playwriting competition. Based on court records of an 1855 case of the killing of a slaveholder by one of his slaves that he had repeatedly raped over the course of years. Runs Thu-Sun Sept 7-24. Matinee and...
The Rogue Theatre
Tucson, AZ

Thu 9/7/17 - Fri 9/8/17 at 7:30pm-10pm
Sat 9/9/17 at 7:30pm-10pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 2pm-4:30pm
Thu 9/14/17 - Fri 9/15/17 at 7:30pm-10pm
Sat 9/16/17 at 2pm till 4:30pm, 7:30pm till 10pm
Theater: Play
Ear
Space 55 kicks off its 12th season with "Ear," a theatrical world premiere! Written by local author and Space 55 ensemble member Ashley Naftule, "Ear" is a surreal love story inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. After giving his girlfriend his ear as an anniversa...
Space 55
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 9/8/17 - Sat 9/9/17 at 8pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/15/17 - Sat 9/16/17 at 8pm
Sun 9/17/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/22/17 - Sat 9/23/17 at 8pm
Theater: Musical
Gypsy
One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, "Gypsy" and its phenomenal Overture is recognizable to all theatre fans. Loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, "Gypsy" tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hung...
Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
Peoria, AZ

Fri 9/8/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 9/9/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 2pm
Wed 9/13/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/15/17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Musical
Mesa Encore Theatre: Chicago
Set in the roaring ‘20s in Chicago, this sharp-edged satire from Kander and Ebb features a dazzling score that sparked original staging by Bob Fosse. The story, still relevant today, explores how the media manipulates the public’s fascination with murderer...
Mesa Arts Center (MAC)
Mesa, AZ

Fri 9/8/17 - Sat 9/9/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 9/10/17 at 2:30pm
Thu 9/14/17 - Fri 9/15/17 at 7:30pm
Sat 9/16/17 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sun 9/17/17 at 2:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Comedy/Drama, Musical
Ain't Always Been Saved
A spiritually uplifting, hilarious, powerful and timely new gospel musical comedy stage play, Ain’t Always Been Saved, is coming to the city. In Ain’t Always Been Saved, we follow the story of Vicki Lorraine Morgans, a former pop star who had the career, t...
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Phoenix, AZ

Sat 9/9/17 at 8pm-10pm
Theater: Play, Volunteer Event
Herberger Theater: Volunteer Usher Training
Watch live theater for free. New to the area? Passionate about the arts? Herberger Theater Volunteer Ushers not only support the arts in Phoenix, but also have the opportunity to enjoy performances for free! Complete a brief online application, and one on...
Herberger Theater Center
Phoenix, AZ

Sat 9/9/17 at 10am-1pm
Theater: Drama, Staged Reading, Seniors
Senior Readers Theatre Classes
Learn the ins and outs of acting and performing plays, while holding the script. All the fun without the memorization!
Temple Beth Shalom
Phoenix, AZ

Mon 9/11/17 at 10am-12pm
Mon 9/18/17 at 10am-12pm
Mon 9/25/17 at 10am-12pm
Mon 10/2/17 at 10am-12pm
Mon 10/9/17 at 10am-12pm
Theater: Musical
Black Theatre Troupe: Caroline, or Change
The time is 1963 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline Thibodeaux, an African-American mother of three works for a Southern Jewish family. She and their eight-year old son Noah, find themselves in the middle of a family conflict during the Christmas and Cha...
Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
Phoenix, AZ

Fri 9/15/17 at 8pm
Sat 9/16/17 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 9/17/17 at 3pm
Thu 9/21/17 at 2pm
Fri 9/22/17 at 8pm
Theater: Children's Theatre, Play
PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" is an action-packed, high-energy adventure featuring up-tempo show music that is set around the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger. With the race about to beg...
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

Sat 9/16/17 at 2pm, 2pm, and 6pm
Sat 9/16/17 at 10am
Sat 9/16/17 at 6pm
Sun 9/17/17 at 10am
Sun 9/17/17 at 2pm and 2pm
Theater: Children's Theatre, Puppet Theater
Childsplay: The Phantom Tollbooth
"The Phantom Tollbooth's" fantastical adventures and quirky characters will soon leap from the page to the stage, as the beloved children’s book opens Childsplay’s 41st season of theatre for young audiences. Using puppets, mysteriously fun set design and s...
Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe, AZ

Sun 9/17/17 at 1pm
Sat 9/23/17 at 1pm and 4pm
Sun 9/24/17 at 1pm
Sat 9/30/17 at 1pm and 4pm
Sun 10/1/17 at 1pm
    

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