2016-2017 Theatre Season in Phoenix


A/C Theatre Company | Actor's Youth Theatre | All Puppet Players | Arizona Broadway Theatre | Arizona Theatre Company | ASU Gammage | ASU Lyric Opera Theatre | ASU Theatre | Black Theatre Troupe | Brelby Theatre Company | Carnival of Illusion | Childsplay | Christian Youth Theatre - Phoenix | Class 6 Theatre | Desert Foothills Theater | Don Bluth Front Row Theatre | East Valley Children's Theatre | Fountain Hills Theater | Ghostlight Theatre | Grand Canyon University | Greasepaint Youth Theatre | Hale Centre Theatre | iTheatre Collaborative | Mesa Community College Music Theatre Department | Mesa Community College Theatre Dept | Mesa Encore Theatre | Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre | Musical Theatre of Anthem | Nearly Naked Theatre | Paradise Valley Community College | Phoenix Symphony Orchestra Broadway/Pops | Phoenix Theatre | Queen Creek Performing Arts Center | Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre | Scottsdale Musical Theater Company | Southwest Shakespeare Company | Spotlight Youth Theatre | Stage Left Productions | Starlight Community Theater | Stray Cat Theatre | Studio 3 Performing Arts | Theater Works | Theatre Artists Studio | Tuscany Theatre Company | Valley Youth Theatre | Zao Theater |


A/C Theatre Company
100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ
602-254-2151

TBA


Actor's Youth Theatre
The Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Road, Suite 105, Gilbert AZ
480-907-7050

TBA


All Puppet Players
Playhouse On The Park, 1850 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ


Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 West Paradise Lane, Peoria
623-776-8400

Jesus Christ Superstar
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice
March 17, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Oliver!
Book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart
Based on "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
April 28, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
June 2, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Saturday Night Fever
Book by Nan Knighton with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood
Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees and others
July 21, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Hands on a Hardbody
Book by Doug Wright, music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Amanda Green
September 1, 2017 - September 24, 2017


Arizona Theatre Company
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix
602-256-6995

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade
March 30, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Holmes and Watson
By Jeffrey Hatcher
May 11, 2017 - May 28, 2017


ASU Gammage
1200 S. Forest Ave. Tempe AZ
480-965.3434

An American in Paris
Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas Based on the MGM film
April 18, 2017 - April 23, 2017

The Book of Mormon
Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
May 18, 2017 - May 28, 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon
June 20, 2017 - June 25, 2017


ASU Lyric Opera Theatre
50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
April 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017


ASU Theatre
Various locations on the ASU Campus
480-965-6447

TBA


Black Theatre Troupe
The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 East Washington, Phoenix
602-258-8129

The Scottsboro Boys
Book by David Thompson, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
April 5, 2017 - April 23, 2017 Co-production with Phoenix Theatre, at the Phoenix Theatre


Brelby Theatre Company
6835 N 58th Avenue, Glendale
623-282-2781

TBA


Carnival of Illusion
Performances on most weekends throughout the season at Mesa Arts Center, Tempe Center for the Arts and the Biltmore Resort
480-359-7469

TBA


Childsplay
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
480-921-5700

The Grumpiest Boy in the World
By Finegan Kruckemeyer
April 8, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Wonderland: Alice's Rock 'n Roll Adventure
Book and Lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music by Michael Mahler
Based on Lewis Carroll's books "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Lookingglass"
April 23, 2017 - May 21, 2017


Christian Youth Theatre - Phoenix
Phoenix Center for the Arts- 1202 N. Third St. Phoenix AZ
480-310-0366

TBA

The Little Mermaid
May 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016


Class 6 Theatre
Mesa Arts Center at 1 East Main Street, Mesa AZ
602-403-6759

TBA


Desert Foothills Theater
Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale AZ
480-488-1981

Gypsy
Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
March 31, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
May 12, 2017 - May 21, 2017


Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
8670 East Shea Blvd.Suite 103 Scottsdale AZ
480-314-0841

TBA


East Valley Children's Theatre
Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main St. in Downtown Mesa AZ
480-756-3828

TBA


Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ
480-837-9661

Anne of Green Gables, the Musical
From the novel by L.M. Montgomery, book by Joseph Robinette
March 31 - April 16, 2017
Youthworks

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; music and lyrics by Carol Hall
Based on a story by Larry L. King
April 21, 2017 - May 7, 2017

4 on the Floor
by Peter J. Hill
May 12, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Disney's The Jungle Book, Kids
Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler, book adapted by Marcy Heisler
June 2, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Youthworks


Ghostlight Theatre
13541 West Camino Del Sol, Sun City West
623-252-5127

Nunsense
Book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin
April 27, 2017 - May 7, 2017


Grand Canyon University
Ethington Theatre at Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-639-8880

TBA


Greasepaint Youth Theatre
7020 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ
480-949-7529

The Laramie Project
by Mois├ęs Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
May 5, 2017 - May 14, 2017


Hale Centre Theatre
50 W. Page Ave, Gilbert
480-497-1181

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Created by Roger Bean
January 17, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
Based on the 1967 film
February 16, 2017 - April 1, 2017

No Time for Sergeants
by Ira Levin
Based on the book by Mac Hyman
April 6, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Aida
Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice
May 18, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman
Book by Doug Wright
July 7, 2017 - August 19, 2017


iTheatre Collaborative
Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix AZ
602-256-6995

Hughie
by Eugene O'Neill
March 31, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Playback Theatre: From Life to Story to Stage
May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Co-Production with Essential Theatre


Mesa Community College Music Theatre Department
MCC Southern & Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa

TBA


Mesa Community College Theatre Dept
MCC Southern & Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
April 21, 2017 - April 29, 2017


Mesa Encore Theatre
Mesa Arts Center at 1 East Main Street, Mesa
480-644-6500

The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones
April 7, 2017 - April 23, 2017

Urinetown
Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
May 19, 2017 - May 28, 2017


Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre
Performances on most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year at the Orange Tree Golf Resort
602-845-0503

TBA


Musical Theatre of Anthem
42323 N Vision Way, Anthem AZ
602-743-9892

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Based on the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
April 20, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Seussical Jr.
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-conceived by Eric Idle, based on the works of Dr. Seuss
May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Dear Edwina Jr.
Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
June 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017


Nearly Naked Theatre
100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ
602-254-2151

TBA


Paradise Valley Community College
PVCC Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix
602-787-7738

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller directed by Joe Flowers
April 14, 2017 - April 23, 2017

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
by Frank Loesser, Jack Weinstock, Abe Burrows and Willie Gilbert
Directed by Andrea Robertson
June 16, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Phoenix Symphony Orchestra Broadway/Pops
Most performances at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix
800-776-9080

Magical Music of Broadway with Lea Salonga
May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Music of John Williams
May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein with Phoenix Theatre
May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017


Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix
602-254-2151

Bullets over Broadway Written by Woody Allen, based on the screenplay by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath
March 10, 2017 - April 2, 2017

The Scottsboro Boys
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson
April 7, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Co-production with Black Theatre Troupe

Beehive
Written by Larry Gallagher
May 12, 2017 - June 14, 2017


Queen Creek Performing Arts Center
22149 E Ocotillo Rd, Queen Creek AZ
480-987-7469

TBA


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale
480-499-8587

TBA


Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480-483-1664

Ruthless The Musical
Music by Marvin Laird, book and lyrics by Joel Paley
March 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Actor's Cafe Production

The Producers
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
April 7 - May 7, 2017
Mainstage

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
April 28, 2017 - June 4, 2017 Actor's Cafe Production

School of Rock
Book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
May 19 - June 18, 2017
On Stage Production

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
June 16 - July 23, 2017
Actor's Cafe Production

Catch Me If You Can
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
June 30 - July 30, 2017
Next Stage Production


Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
602-909-4215

TBA


Southwest Shakespeare Company
Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, Mesa
602-535-1202

Pride @ Prejudice
By Jane Austen, adapted by Daniel Elihu Kramer
March 24, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Wittenberg
by David Davalos
April 20, 2017 - April 29, 2017


Spotlight Youth Theatre
10620 N 43rd Ave, Glendale AZ
602-843-8318

School of Rock
Book by Julian Fellowes, lyrics by Glenn Slater, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
April 7, 2017 - April 23, 2017

TBA
May 26, 2017 - June 11, 2017


Stage Left Productions
Ventana Lakes Yacht Club, 20015 N. 108th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85373
623 463-7147

TBA


Starlight Community Theater
1611 W Whispering Wind Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
623 252-6815

TBA


Stray Cat Theatre
performances at various locations as noted
480-227-1766

Hir
by Taylor Mac
April 28, 2017 - May 13, 2017


Studio 3 Performing Arts
511 W Guadalupe Rd, Suite 12, Gilbert AZ
480-545-1492

TBA


Theater Works
8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria
623-815-7930

Memphis
Music and lyrics by David Bryan and lyrics and book Joe DiPietro
March 24, 2017 - April 9, 2017


Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Road, Suite 406, Scottsdale AZ
602-765-0120

TBA
April 7, 2017 - April 23, 2017

It's a Musical World!
music by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
May 12, 2017 - May 28, 2017

New Summer Shorts 2017
June 15, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Tuscany Theatre Company
The Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Road, Suite 105, Gilbert, AZ 85234
480-907-7050

I And You
by Lauren Gunderson
April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017


Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street, Phoenix
602-253-8188

The Secret Garden
Music and lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
April 7, 2017 - 23, 2017

The Wizard of Oz
June 9, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Zao Theater
3700 E 16th Ave., Apache Junction AZ
480-924-5122

Nunsense
Book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin
May 5, 2017 - May 20, 2017


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


-- Updated 4/6/17. Corrections and additions can be emailed to the Editor



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