The 2019/2020 Season

The 2019/2020 Season

Our celebratory 2019/2020 Season is here! Season ticket packages are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 602-254-2151 or by clicking here.

SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY

June 12 – August 11, 2019

Spamilton: An American Parody is the hilarious NY Times Critics’ Pick that Ben Brantley calls “convulsively funny!” From Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind the legendary Forbidden Broadway, comes a side-splitting new musical that roasts, eviscerates and celebrates Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The Huffington Post raves “you don’t have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton!” 

KINKY BOOTS

August 28 – October 13, 2019

Things look grim for Charlie Price’s shoe factory, until he meets Lola, cabaret performer and drag queen, whose daring ideas might just turn the failing business around. Together, they hatch a plan to save the business and give intolerance the boot! Based on a true story, this Tony Award® winner for best play boasts music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

October 9 – November 10, 2019

Wrongly accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, 15-year-old math prodigy Christopher Boone takes matters into his own hands to find the killer. When the investigation takes a personal turn, Christopher must leave the safety of his hometown to discover the truth about the murder, and about himself. Told through a stunning mix of multimedia effects and boundary-pushing staging, this five-time Tony Award® winner (including best play) is theatre at its most innovative and human.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

November 13 – December 29, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, wrap yourself up in the musical that has inspired and delighted generations. Rodgers and Hammerstein's romantic epic overflows with the indomitable spirit of survival—and includes some of the most iconic songs of all time. Warm, funny, and inspiring, The Sound of Music reminds us all of the sustaining power of family.

Million Dollar Quartet

December 18, 2019 – February 16, 2020

Go behind the music to that December day in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis cut a record together at Sun Records Studios in Memphis. Half stage play and half foot-stomping live show, Million Dollar Quartet puts you right where the action is, as these four legends clash, jockey, and gel into one of the finest musical acts ever recorded.

AMERICANO!

January 29 – February 23, 2020

This true story world premiere musical follows Tony, the child of immigrants who discovers his undocumented status when he tries to enlist in the Marines. With his lifelong dream of serving in the military vanishing quickly, Tony must confront his family, his heritage, and a deeply divided country. With a sumptuous original score of new songs, Americano! casts a deeply human light on what it means to be a Dreamer.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

February 26 – March 15, 2020

Go deep into the catalog of one of the defining voices of American musical theatre and celebrate Stephen Sondheim at his best. With a set list combining both familiar favorites—including West Side Story, Follies and Sweeney Todd—and hidden gems, immerse yourself in Sondheim’s unparalleled work, including filmed commentary from the man himself!

The FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN THEATRE

February 28 – March 15, 2020

It all starts here… Get a rare glimpse at the next generation of Broadway talent as artists, directors, and producers come together to discover a fresh batch of new musicals and plays! Selected from some of the world’s best theatre talent, this exciting mix of cutting-edge new plays, musicals, and cabaret, brings you closer than ever to the heart of what makes theatre great.

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Upcoming

Not content to let William Shakespeare get all the attention, the conniving but clueless Bottom brothers hatch a plan to cook up the next big stage hit. After an ill-advised trip to see Nostradamus’s food-obsessed nephew, they risk everything to produce what they believe will be the show of the future: the musical! Combining everything you love about Broadway—big dance numbers, bold costumes, and eye-rolling off-stage antics—Something Rotten! is the musical extravaganza you didn’t know you needed!

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Upcoming

Give yourself over to the absolute pleasure of this beautifully twisted rock musical masterpiece. Dynamic tension is on the menu as naive new fiancees Brad and Janet discover a world where nothing is taboo. Awaken your inner creature of the night and explore your most sensational, interplanetary fantasies with Rocky, Eddie, Dr. Scott, Columbia, Magenta, Riff Raff and, of course, Frank-N-Furter. Brad and Janet will never be the same again, and with any luck, neither will we!

HAIR

Upcoming

Inspired by a real life “happening” in Central Park, one of the most daring musicals of all time illuminates life in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Faced with the draft, a “tribe” of hippies must come to terms with the reality of a country at war. It’s a thrilling monument to the sexual revolution, complete with some of the era's biggest hits. Tune in and space out, and you’ll discover a show as fresh and resonant as ever.

 


Million Dollar Quartet at The Phoenix Theatre Company

Million Dollar Quartet

Dec 18, 2019 to Feb 16, 2020

Hormel Theatre

Go behind the music to that December day in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis cut a record together at Sun Records Studios in Memphis. Half stage play and half foot-stomping live show, Million Dollar Quartet puts you right where the action is, as these four legends clash, jockey, and gel into one of the finest musical acts ever recorded.

Million Dollar Quartet runs 1 hour and 40 minutes with one fifteen minute intermission. 

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Spamilton: An American Parody

Jun 12, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019

Hormel Theatre

Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” (NY Times) parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Phoenix for a limited time only. The Huffington Post raves “you don’t have to see Hamilton to have side-splitting fun at Spamilton.”


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Oct 9, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019

Hormel Theatre

Wrongly accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, 15-year-old math prodigy Christopher Boone takes matters into his own hands to find the killer. When the investigation takes a personal turn, Christopher must leave the safety of his hometown to discover the truth about the murder, and about himself. Told through a stunning mix of multimedia effects and boundary-pushing staging, this five-time Tony Award® winner (including Best Play) is theatre at its most innovative and human.

Special thanks to our Production Sponsor APS.


The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Nov 13, 2019 to Dec 29, 2019

Mainstage Theatre

Just in time for the holidays, wrap yourself up in the musical that has inspired and delighted generations. Rodgers and Hammerstein's romantic epic overflows with the indomitable spirit of survival—and includes some of the most iconic songs of all time. Warm, funny, and inspiring, The Sound of Music reminds us all of the sustaining power of family.

The Sound of Music runs two hours and ten minutes with one 15 minute intermission. 

Special thanks to our Production Sponsor  ...


Festival of New American Theatre

The Festival of New American Theatre

Feb 28, 2020 to Mar 15, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre Company announces selections for the 2020 Festival of New American Theatre.

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, The Phoenix Theatre Company is focusing on local playwrights, new voices and previous collaborators and have contributed to the festival’s history and the future of new development at The Phoenix Theatre Company.

The Festival is pleased to announce the following titles and artists as part of the next 100 years of creating the future of theatre.

The Relief Society 

March 6 and March 7, 2020

By Angelica Howland

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Hair

Hair

Mainstage Theatre

Inspired by a real life “happening” in Central Park, one of the most daring musicals of all time illuminates life in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Faced with the draft, a “tribe” of hippies must come to terms with the reality of a country at war. It’s a thrilling monument to the sexual revolution, complete with some of the era's biggest hits. Tune in and space out, and you’ll discover a show as fresh and resonant as ever.


Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Aug 28, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019

Mainstage Theatre

Things look grim for Charlie Price’s shoe factory until he meets Lola, cabaret performer and drag queen, whose daring ideas might just turn the failing business around. Together, they hatch a plan to save the company and give intolerance the boot! Based on a true story, this Tony Award® winner for Best Musical boasts music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein.


The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Hormel Theatre

Give yourself over to the absolute pleasure of this beautifully twisted rock musical masterpiece. Dynamic tension is on the menu as naive new fiancees Brad and Janet discover a world where nothing is taboo. Awaken your inner creature of the night and explore your most sensational, interplanetary fantasies with Rocky, Eddie, Dr. Scott, Columbia, Magenta, Riff Raff and, of course, Frank-N-Furter. Brad and Janet will never be the same again, and with any luck, neither will we!


Americano! explores one man’s pursuit of freedom

¡Americano!

Jan 29, 2020 to Feb 23, 2020

Mainstage Theatre

Based on the life of Antonio Valdovinos
Michael Barnard Director, Musical Staging, Co-Book Writer/Lyricist
Carrie Rodriguez Composer/Lyricist
Jonathan Rosenberg Co-Book Writer/Lyricist
Jason Rose Producer

This musical true story follows Tony, the child of immigrants who discovers his undocumented status when he tries to enlist in the Marines. With his lifelong dream of serving in the military...


Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim

Feb 26, 2020 to Mar 15, 2020

Judith Hardes Theatre

Go deep into the catalog of one of the defining voices of American musical theatre and celebrate Stephen Sondheim at his best. With a set list combining both familiar favorites—including West Side StoryFollies and Sweeney Todd—and hidden gems, immerse yourself in Sondheim’s unparalleled work, including filmed commentary from the man himself!

Special thanks to our Production Sponsor playwright Andrea Markowitz and Pat O'Brien, Fine Art Photography

Sondheim on Sondheim runs 2 hours and 20 minutes with one fifteen...


The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd

Mar 14, 2020 to Mar 15, 2020

by Cathy Dresbach and Ben Tyler

A sensational double murder, a cover-up by power brokers, an implicit prostitution ring – all part of the true story ripped from the headlines - in the small town of Phoenix, AZ in 1931. Winnie Ruth Judd gained notorious worldwide fame as the “Blond Butcher”. The dramatization of her trial on KOY radio blazed the trail for the true crime podcasts of today. Was she a cold-blooded killer? Or simply a scapegoated victim of media exploitation? Find out The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd because, after all, it’s a sin to...


The Mysterious Disappearance

Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 8, 2020

by kirt shineman

December 1975, after Christmas, and Agatha Christie must finish her autobiography and the final novel before the new year. Yet, Agatha is fixated on an event in her past when Nancy Neele stole her husband. With Mary Westmacott’s help they contemplate what it would be like to kill Nancy. When Nancy turns up dead, Agatha and Mary investigate. Even though Agatha considered murdering Nancy, did she really do it, or is her reality disappearing?


The Relief Society

Mar 6, 2020 to Mar 7, 2020

By Angelica Howland

Sister Ashley Brandon has a faithful husband, a fulfilling career she loves and a prestigious calling in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Then in one, out of control moment, everything changes, and Ash is forced to rethink her life and her relationship to everyone and everything in it.


The Composer and Lyricist Cabaret

Mar 8, 2020 to Mar 14, 2020

The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret will feature new works by Preston Max Allen and Jessica Kahkoska on March 8th.
The Composer/Lyricist Cabaret will feature the music of Jamie Maletz with Eric Fegan on March 14th.


You Can't Say That

Feb 28, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020

Hormel Theatre

By William Missouri Downs and Lucy Wright

You Can’t Say That is a comedy about the labels we attach to each other and how we act as if those labels capture the sum total of who we are. The story centers around Chris, a white newly hired adjunct professor in a diverse English department, who is assigned Dorothy, a transwoman as his TA.  Chris attempts to act ‘woke,” but his ultra-conservative childhood haunts him.  The University’s poorly produced diversity and inclusion training webinar “You Can’t Say That” only complicates things. This quick-moving comedy features a...


Behind the Curtain

Behind The Curtain

Sep 25, 2020 to Oct 9, 2020

Behind the Curtain is back and at a new time! Tune in to our YouTube channel, it will be streaming live at 6pm on Friday, October 9.

 

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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

May 7, 2020

On episode six of Behind the Curtain, we will be exploring everything that happens during a technical rehearsal before a show actually opens! Have you ever wondered how someone can change a costume in nine seconds? Or how sets that can be as heavy as two tons move across stage as quickly?

Find out all this and more as we go behind the curtain May 7 at 7:30 pm!


An Evening With Friends

An Evening With Friends

May 11, 2020

Join us and our brightest talent for a special, one-night, online-only concert — An Evening With Friends. You've seen them in your favorite productions at The Phoenix Theatre Company and maybe even on Broadway or on a national tour. Now, James Gish, Kathy Fitzgerald, Sam Primack, Nick Cartell and Brittney Mack are coming together for an entertaining, uplifting and joyful evening. Tune in and watch these accomplished artists perform your Broadway favorites — with a few surprises. And all in...


Beginner Voice with Trisha Ditsworth

Beginner Voice with Trisha Ditsworth

May 19, 2020

Join professional teaching artist Trisha Ditsworth as she breaks down the basics of voice. Using common musical theatre music to learn breathing, pitch, rhythm, and acting techniques, this beginner's course is a great place to begin your singing journey!

Twice a week for three weeks
55 minutes


Intermediate Voice with Trisha Ditsworth

Intermediate Voice with Trisha Ditsworth

Jun 9, 2020

Ready to take your singing to the next level? Our professional teaching artist, Trisha Ditsworth, is here to help! This intermediate voice course is meant for those who have taken a couple classes in the past but need to brush up on the basics while taking things to the next level!

Twice a week for three weeks
55 minutes


Alexia Lorch

Alexia Lorch

Alexia Lorch, local Phoenician Actor and Teaching Artist, has taught and choreographed for youth all across the Valley and in Iowa. Alexia graduated from Creighton University where she learned to teach the Royal Academy of Dance training style to youth and young dancers. She is excited to be part of the team bringing these classes to you online.

Storytime Tea!
Has your kiddo been playing princess movies on repeat? Well go ahead and turn...


Michelle Chin

Michelle Chin

Michelle Chin is a professional actress, musician, teaching artist, director, music director, choreographer, puppeteer, storyteller, and collaborator! She is thrilled to be collaborating with The Phoenix Theatre Company to bring art into your homes during this global pause. Michelle started performing at a young age, so she has a special passion for working with young artists. She has been teaching private and group classes for 10 years in Arizona, around the...


Cydney Trent

Cydney Trent

Wiggle, Giggle, Dance!
We all need time to get out our giggles and wiggles! Join our teaching artist for 55 minutes of silly dance fun to your favorite songs.


Chanel Bragg

Chanel Bragg

Local credits: Effie White in Dreamgirls, Medda Larkin in Newsies, Alma Hicks in The Music Man, Joanne in Rent, Dorothy in The Wiz, Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun, Mrs. Mueller in Doubt, and many more. Chanel can be seen traveling locally with Menopause the Musical as the “Power Woman.” She is also Director/ Producer of “The Alexander Project” -A Hamilton tribute band and one of the supporting vocalists in “The...


Lynzee Foreman

Lynzee Foreman

Lynzee is thrilled to be teaching online classes with Next Stages! Lynzee was last seen at The Phoenix Theatre Company as Loraine in Jersey Boys and as herself in GODSPELL, and prior to that at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Addams Family as Alice, and in HAIR as Jeanie. Some of her favorite roles include: Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain, Pippi in Trailer Park the musical (both at ABT) as well as Daniela in In The...


Sussan Sanchez

Sussan Sanchez

Sussan Sanchez is proud to be working at the Phoenix Theatre Company again after assisting in the Summer Camp 4-6 classroom for the past 3 summers. She has six years of musical theatre experience and she is delighted to make her debut in teaching the joys of bringing stories to life in her Storytime Tea Class.  

Storytime Tea!
Has your kiddo been playing princess movies on repeat? Well go ahead and turn off the TV and head over to...


Trisha Ditsworth

Trisha Ditsworth

Trisha Ditsworth is a local professional musical theatre artist and director who also teaches private voice and acting lessons. She has her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. Most recently she played the role of Maria in The Phoenix Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music. Other favorite roles include: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Sister Mary Robert (Sister Act), Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Johanna (...


William Sawyer

May 20, 2020


Debby Rosenthal

Debby Rosenthal

This is the 6th year that Debby has taught this class at The Phoenix Theatre Company. She has helped countless actors get signed with agents and empower their careers. She is a graduate from ASU with a BM and became an Actors Equity Union member in 1988. She is represented by FORD/Robert Black Agency in Phoenix and Atlas Talent in N.Y. She had a supporting role in the feature films “Ingenious” (currently on Netflix), starring Oscar Nominee from the “Hurt Locker” ...


Musical Theatre Dance Party

May 26, 2020 to Jun 2, 2020

Musical Theatre Dance Party
Individual Class Sessions
June 2

Designed with YOUR living room in mind, hook up your computer and let us have a silly dance party with your students! With different themes every week, we're ready to bring the silly and fun to your home! (Silly outfits encouraged.) Materials needed: speakers, a space to dance, a great attitude!


Sibling Stardom

May 26, 2020 to Jun 5, 2020

Class Series
Session 1, 4 classes ($70.00): May 26, May 27, May 28 & May 29
Session 2, 5 classes ($80.00): June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4, June 5

Love putting on shows for your family? Have a sibling to use as a costar? Let us be your director and choreographer! During a week of hour long classes, we'll direct a short musical for you to perform for your family on Friday!


Living Room Choregraphy

Jun 29, 2020 to Jun 30, 2020

Living Room Choreography
June 12, June 17, June 19, June 24, June 26
Taught by Lynzee Foreman

Missing dance calls? Want to continue practicing choreography? We've got you covered. Professional dancer Lynzee Foreman is here to take you to the next level in your living room! Materials needed: speakers, a space to dance, a great attitude!


Puppet Adventures

Jul 1, 2020 to Jul 2, 2020

Taught by Michelle Chin

Nothing says adventure like puppets and storytelling. Join actor Michelle Chin as she takes your kids through classic tales with her puppet buddies!


Puppetry Part 1

May 29, 2020 to Jun 1, 2020

Puppetry Part 1
Individual class sessions
June 1

Feeling lonely in quarantine? This course will teach you how to create a puppet that can keep you entertained for hours! Using just a sock as a base and lots of creativity you can create a unique puppet character all your own. Materials needed: a sock; googly eyes, buttons, pom poms, balls, plastic spoons, or pasta shells; felt, fabric, ribbon; yarn, pipe cleaners, feathers or tassels; fabric paint or markers, scissors and hot glue. Advanced sock puppets may use thin cardboard, foam, a...


Goodnight Moon Puppet Playtime

Jun 4, 2020

Goodnight Moon Puppet Playtime
Individual class sessions
June 4 

Using the magic of puppets, actor and teacher Michelle Chin will take your child on a ride through the story "Goodnight Moon"-- all while engaging them by creating their own easy puppets to follow along with.


UNITE poster

UNITE: A Benefit Concert

Jun 26, 2020

UNITE is a showcase featuring the powerhouse vocals of Miguel Jackson, Yolanda London, Matravius Avent, Wesley J. Barnes, Anne-Lise Koyabe, Moya Angela, Antonio King, and director Chanel Bragg. Offering the warmth and intimacy of a concert, this show breathes new life into beloved songs, and beautifully illuminates the Black experience.

View the recording on our YouTube channel.

All proceeds benefit Black Philanthropy Initiative and RE:FRAME Youth Arts Center. 

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Tap 2

Tap 2

Jun 24, 2020 to Jul 22, 2020

This class moves a little faster than Tap 1. It still reinforces the same building blocks but introduces more combination work. (Good for beginner/intermediate levels or for dancers looking to brush up their skills.) Tap shoes recommended.