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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Childsplay stages “Go, Dog. Go!” at Tempe Center for the Arts

Want to attend a musical dog party? Now’s your chance. Childsplay Theatre brings “Go, Dog. Go!” to Tempe Center for the Arts on weekends Nov. 25-Dec. 23. The play is adapted from the P.D. Eastman reading primer that contains only 75 different words. But the show promises plenty of surprises, singing and barking, six lovable dogs, […]

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Leapin’ lizards! See “Annie” everywhere in Valley theaters

Who doesn’t love the little red-headed orphan and her endearing mutt, Sandy? Annie, with her grit, pluck and optimistic spirit, has been winning the hearts of audiences everywhere since the musical first appeared on Broadway in 1977. Four decades later, this show is popping up everywhere in Valley theaters — including at four venues this […]

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Valley Youth Theatre brings “Madagascar” to Herberger stage

After years in captivity, with regular meals and an adoring public, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo, with the help of some plotting penguins. Together, they go on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s […]

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“Tomás and the Library Lady” celebrates the power of imagination

Tomás, born to a family of migrant workers, loves the stories Papa Grande tells him nightly. Before long, he knows them all by heart. What to do? Fate intervenes when he meets the Library Lady, who opens up a whole new world for him. Reading book after book, he discovers tigers, dinosaurs, explorers and much […]

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All ages can find inspiration in “The Little Prince” onstage in Peoria

A world-weary pilot whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara, a mysterious young prince from another planet who shares his adventures with the aviator, and a host of other characters who have a lot to say about life, love and wonder. That’s the story Theater Works brings to the McMillin Theater at the Peoria […]

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Family Time: Top October events around metro Phoenix

October brings a cozy list of outdoor festivals and fairs, and a whole lot of comfort food. Get those Halloween costumes ready, because you’re going to want to show them off this month at the endless spooky (and not-so-spooky) celebrations that scream Family Time! Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at Oct. 1-Nov. 5 […]

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Childsplay stages “The Phantom Tollbooth” at Tempe Center for the Arts

Life is totally boring for a boy named Milo — until a mysterious tollbooth suddenly appears in his room. He finds himself knee-deep in excitement, part of a great adventure in the Land of Wisdom. Now, along with the Humbug and Tock the Watchdog, he must bring Princesses Rhyme and Reason back to rescue the […]

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Balancing act: Kid performers find harmony between studies and stage

When school starts, some kids are pulling double duty managing academics and a demanding performing arts schedule. Practice time can absorb 16 to 20 hours per week. The time commitment during a performance week can expand even more. How do they do it? Kids who dream of Hollywood, Broadway and more share common traits, including […]

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Valley Youth Theatre brings “Shrek The Musical” to the Herberger

What better way to experience a fairytale ending to summer than to spend it with a lovable ogre who finds himself on a life-changing journey? The unlikely hero, along with a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess, are all part of “Shrek The Musical.” Valley Youth Theatre is bringing its production to Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix Aug. […]

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Family Time: Top August events in metro Phoenix

School days are sneaking back into our daily lives. But before you pack those backpacks, soak up a few more lazy days of summer with your kiddos. The temps are still scorching, but these events will help you stay cool and enjoy some of Arizonan’s favorite spots. Find more extensive day-by-day event listings at […]

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