Artistic Director's Series

Our Artistic Director's Series is an exclusive benefit for our supporters with total giving of $250 and above, and to those who have a Campus Pass or Seated 6 season ticket package. Hosted by our Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard, these intimate conversations cover aspects of the work performed behind the scenes to plan, create and perform the magic you see on stage. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kari Litteer at or 602.889.6309.

January 27 – Show Stopping Shenanigans

Delight in the drama and coo at the comedy as we reveal the ridiculous revelry of this sensational show.

February 17 – Bosom Buddies

Join us and the creator of The Boob Show, Sally Jo Bannow, as we talk about the evolution of a new work and the unique challenges faced when writing and staging a one-person show. 

March 10 – Casting the Character

Explore the world of casting and discover the difficulties of finding actors who can not only dance and sing but also play the iconic instruments that made these performers legends.

April 21 – Rocking Out to Religion

Discover the themes and characters of these powerful musicals as we reveal the universal thread that drives their success. 

May 19 - High-Tech Horticulture

Talking plants, potted puppets, and Skid Row scenic, oh my! Learn more about what goes into tackling all technical elements of a show and plant that are larger than life.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kari Litteer at or 602.889.6309.