Artistic Director's Series

Our Artistic Director's Series is an exclusive benefit for our supporters with total giving of $250 and above, or have a Campus Pass or Seated 6 season ticket package. Hosted by 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

November 18 –  Stories that Inspire

Get to know the stories and young Broadway characters who have triumphed over tragedy and ultimately beat the odds.

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 for an in-depth discussion with The Boob Show creator, 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 which 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