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Spotlight Youth Theatre stages “The Miracle Worker” in Glendale April 26-May 5

Imagine living in darkness and in silence --- unable to see, to hear, to communicate. That was Helen Keller’s world until a determined teacher...

Valley Youth Theatre stages Arizona premiere of “Tuck Everlasting” April 5-21

Bored by her white-picket-fence life, young Winnie Foster longs to find adventure. She does, with the Tuck family. But what magic lies behind their...

Immersive Meow Wolf hotel and exhibition coming to Phoenix

The Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf art collective recently announced a project that will bring a Meow Wolf exhibition and hotel concept to downtown Phoenix...

Phoenix hotline addresses rising suicide rates, offers help for struggling teens and parents

Teen Lifeline, a Phoenix-based crisis intervention and suicide hotline, has been helping Arizona teens and their families for 33 years. The nonprofit staffs its...

Childsplay premieres “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” at Herberger Theater Center

Vibrant color and puppets galore depict a caterpillar who undergoes a magical transformation, a lonely firefly who learns to shine his light by finding friends...

Chandler museum brings to life bleak lessons of history with “Gaman” exhibit

It’s a dilemma every parent has faced: How does one talk to kids about important societal issues, such as racial discrimination? Here’s an idea...

Scottsdale author and illustrator wins 2019 Caldecott Honor

Scottsdale artist Juana Martinez-Neal was recently awarded a 2019 Caldecott Honor for her author/illustrator debut book “Alma and How She Got Her Name.” In...

Valley Youth Theatre stages “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane”

When a beloved toy rabbit named Edward Tulane goes on an ocean voyage, he has no idea what’s in store for him. Initially, he’s...

Childsplay and Black Theatre Troupe stage “And in This Corner: Cassius Clay”

A bell sounds, and a young fighter named Cassius Clay Jr. steps into the ring. Before becoming a strong civil rights advocate and one...

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament opening this summer in Scottsdale

You’re not hallucinating if you see a castle taking shape adjacent to Salt River Fields on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale....

Detour Company Theatre stages “Shrek,” “Legally Blonde”

The 46 actors have 16 weeks to get ready for their January performances of the Broadway musicals “Shrek” and “Legally Blonde.” In the piano...

Childsplay brings “Ella Enchanted: The Musical” to Herberger Theater Center

When is a gift more of a curse? When it’s the “gift” of obedience that Ella’s misguided fairy godmother bestows upon her at birth. Childsplay...

Kids in Focus: Photography program gives at-risk kids new perspective

When kids experience trauma, they often disconnect — from the world and themselves. Karen Shell, a commercial photographer and founder of the nonprofit Kids in...

Charles Shaughnessy stars in “A Christmas Carol” at Tempe Center for the Arts

Best known for his roles as Shane Donovan on “Days of Our Lives” and as Maxwell Sheffield on the sitcom “The Nanny,” Charles Shaughnessy...

The power of music: Getting “in synch” with your kids

Something magical happened during a visit with my brother’s family in Germany this past summer. On our last night, as it was getting late and...

Arizona Broadway Theatre stages holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street” in Peoria

Will the real Santa Claus please stand up? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade needs you. In “Miracle on 34th Street,” coming to Peoria’s Arizona Broadway...

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