Avenue Q July 25 - September 9
There’s more fuzz to love when our badly-behaved puppet friends return! This R-rated, laugh-out-loud look at life after college packs more purposeful punch and candid heart than ever before. Be there when Phoenix Theatre favorites take the stage to bring this fresh, fast-paced and exuberant musical to life once again.
West Side Story September 5 - October 14
Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s three-time Tony® Award-winning musical comes to life onstage! When Tony falls for Maria, it seems like love could conquer all…until their rival gangs go to war. Will they risk it all to be together? This production of West Side Story contains adult content, including murder and sexual assault.
Fun Home October 10 - December 2
What would happen if we spoke the truth? This five-time Tony® Award winner, including Best Musical, tackles love, dysfunction, and everything in between. Cartoonist Alison Bechdel looks back on her childhood, her father’s death, and her own journey of self-discovery with humor, pathos, and wit, in this charmingly honest musical.
Elf: The Musical November 14 - December 30
Get your sparklejollytwinklejingle on with your favorite elf, Buddy! Seeing this musical might just get you on to the nice list (but you didn’t hear it from us).
It's Not You, It's Me
From The Second City! January 2 -20
With Valentine's Day looming, February is a month that makes us all take stock in our love lives. Whether you can't wait to shower your "bae" with affection or you wish this whole month would eat dirt and die, this show is exactly what you need. It's Not You, It's Me is an improvised adventure into the modern dating scene and the age-old phenomenon that is falling in love.
Jersey Boys January 23 - March 10
Featuring hits like “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, and “December 1963 (Oh What A Night)”, this Tony® Award winner for Best Musical tells the origin story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as they rose from blue-collar boys to doo-wop sensations.
Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre January 25 - February 10
Judith Hardes Theatre
The premiere event of its kind in the southwest, the Festival unites playwrights, composers, and lyricists from across the nation with Arizona actors and audiences. See new plays and musicals, make new connections, and support the creation of new American theatre.
Airness (Southwest Regional Premiere) March 6 - 31
Nina, a newbie to the world of competitive air guitar, thinks it’ll be a cinch to take home a win. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely not. With the help of Shreddy, Golden Thunder, and Facebender, Nina learns to let go of her inhibitions and discovers that an ordinary person can become extraordinary.
Sisters in Law (World Premiere) April 3 - 28
Featuring the relationship between polar opposites and modern-day legends, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor, Sisters In Law celebrates a friendship transcending party, religion, and culture.
Cookin's a Drag (World Premiere) April 24 - May 19
Grab your spatula and touch up your lipstick! Cookin’s a Drag points the spotlight - and the TV camera - on Betty D. Licious and her scrumptious back-up boys for her 5th anniversary special, cooking on live TV! What could go wrong?
Once May 22 - June 16
This Tony Award® winner for Best Musical is a spell-binding tale of love and loss, following dreams, and walking away. Once reminds us of the true power of music.
Million Dollar Quartet June 12 - July 14
Back by popular demand! Relive the now-legendary 1956 impromptu jam session of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Featuring a score of your favorite rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog,” Million Dollar Quartet is a scorching show packed with red-hot talent.
Michael Barnard, Producing Artistic Director / Vincent VanVleet, Managing Director