The Phoenix Theatre Company 2024/2025 Season

2024/2025 Season

Welcome to our 105th Season! As Arizona’s longest-running arts organization, we strive to push the limits of what's possible through our craft and now our campus venue through the Hormel Theatre’s highly anticipated metamorphosis into the Stephenson Theatre beginning this fall. Like our new season, we embrace the traditional while we progress toward a future of adventure, transformation, and prosperity.

Featuring titles you’ll remember fondly as well as some of the most innovative new plays out there, our 2024/2025 Season embraces stories told from the heart to celebrate the human spirit.

Stay tuned for our season ticket packages and single tickets to go on sale in our upcoming 2024/2025 Season!


We Aint Ever Gonna Break Up: The Hymon and Parfunkel Musical

We Ain't Ever Gonna Break Up: The Hymon and Parfunkel Musical

Written by Gregg Hammer and Louis Pardo

Directed By Scott Weinstein

Sep 4, 2024 to Nov 3, 2024

Judith Hardes Theatre

Strumming Satire’s Strings to the Sound of Co-Alliance

Saul Hymon & Bart Parfunkel star in their own musical, playing themselves, their own instruments, and a myriad of other characters on their path to superstardom… -ish. Following a successful staged reading in the 2024 Festival of New American Theatre, this original two-man production is ready for its world premiere, parodying the tropes of jukebox musicals like Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Beautiful, Ain’t Too Proud, Tina, Always…Patsy Cline, The Cher Show, and the dozen inevitable “new” bio-musicals...


Waitress

Waitress

Music and Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

Book by Jessie Nelson

Directed by Chanel Bragg

Choreographed by Michelle Chin

Music Director Kevin Robert White

Sep 25, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024

Hormel Theatre

A Dash of Dreams, A Pinch of Heart — Baked to Perfection

Nestled in the heart of a small town, the familiar chime of a diner door signals the start of Jenna Hunterson's dessert symphony. More than a waitress, Jenna is a culinary artist pouring her deepest hopes, fears, and desires into every handcrafted pie that emerges from her rolling pin. Trapped in a loveless marriage yet unexpectedly expecting, Jenna finds solace in the kitchen, her edible creations becoming the only true expression of her yearning for something more. When a local baking contest presents itself...


Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Show

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Show

Adapted by Lance Arthur

Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz

Directed by Chelsea Anderson

Music Director: Steve Hilderbrand

Nov 20, 2024 to Dec 28, 2024

Judith Hardes Theatre

Turn Up Your Dial to the Classic Yuletide Tale

Amidst the flickering warmth of a winter hearth, a heartfelt musical resurrects the airwaves of 1947, transporting you through the static of time to this treasured holiday classic. At its center is Kris Kringle, a disarmingly whimsical gentleman whose claim to be the one and only Santa Claus sets off a series of events that challenge even the most cynical of minds. When the pragmatic Doris Walker, a Macy's executive tasked with hiring the store's annual Santa, crosses paths with the undeterrable Kringle, she finds her...


Seussical the Musical

Seussical the Musical

Music and Book by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics and Book by Lynn Ahrens

Directed by Michael Barnard

Choreographed by Sam Hay

Music Director: Kevin Robert White

Dec 18, 2024 to Jan 26, 2025

Hormel Theatre

In Nool's vibrant Jungle, where dreams take their wings, join Horton and friends as they dance and they sing!

Enter the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, where his genius leaps from the page into a visually spectacular reality. Set in the fanciful Jungle of Nool, you'll embark on a musical adventure alongside the steadfast Horton the Elephant and an eccentric ensemble plucked from the iconic author and illustrator's beloved tales. Let the infectious “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!” and other melodies sweep you through surreal dreamscapes where the unimagined come to life...


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written By Christopher Durang

Directed by Karla Koskinen

Jan 15, 2025 to Feb 16, 2025

Judith Hardes Theatre

A Chekhovian Chuckle in Modern Melodrama

Open the door to the delightfully dysfunctional reunion of sibling rivalries and existential crises. Set in the idyllic environs of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, two middle-aged siblings find their unassuming lives upended by the arrival of their fading Hollywood starlet sister, Masha, and her boy-toy lover, Spike. As Masha's self-indulgent plans for the family's ancestral home threaten to disrupt their quiet existence, an uproarious weekend kicks into high gear. Barbed witticisms and clapback banter worthy of the Bard...


Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Music by Bob Gaudio

Lyrics by Bob Crewe

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Directed by Larry Raben

Choreographed by Lauran Stanis

Music Director: Kevin Robert White

Feb 19, 2025 to Apr 27, 2025

Hormel Theatre

From Garden State Harmonies to Worldwide Hitmakers

Are you ready to be transported back to the gritty streets of the sizzling 1960s rock 'n' roll scene? Jersey Boys, the Tony®, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical sensation, takes you on an energizing jukebox journey, tracing the meteoric rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from blue-collar obscurity to the dizzying heights of pop superstardom. As their remarkable doo-wop harmonies ricochet from New Jersey to the bright lights of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you'll experience the internal...


A red poster with yellow text saying Festival of New American Theatre and black text saying trust us it's a process

The 2025 Festival of New American Theatre

Feb 21, 2025 to Mar 9, 2025

Judith Hardes Theatre

The southwest’s premier new works theatre festival.

Trust us, it’s a process.

Hosted annually by The Phoenix Theatre Company, the Festival of New American Theatre amplifies new voices and expands the canon of American theatre. The 2025 Festival will continue honoring our longstanding commitment to the development of new works, playwrights, and performers and include a variety of events that allow artists of all kinds to see their work come alive onstage. Next year’s festival...


Churchill

Churchill

Mar 19, 2025 to Apr 13, 2025

Judith Hardes Theatre

You Are Cordially Invited to Blenheim Palace for an Evening with Winston 

Let us transport you to 1963 England, where a historic celebration unfolds to commemorate Winston Churchill, the indomitable statesman bestowed with honorary United States citizenship by President Kennedy himself. Though unable to grace the White House ceremony, Churchill's iron spirit takes center stage in the very halls that witnessed his birth. Prepare to experience a captivating one-man show that reignites the flame of a formidable leader who steered a nation through the fires of war and...


Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation

Lyrics and Book by Gerard Alessandrini

Apr 23, 2025 to Jun 22, 2025

Judith Hardes Theatre

A Love Letter to Broadway, Inked in Irreverence

Are you ready to get whisked away on a delightfully cheeky romp through the world of musicals? Forbidden Broadway takes no prisoners as it skewers the beloved clichés, idiosyncrasies, and over-the-top moments that have become signatures of Broadway's biggest hits. From soaring revolutionary anthems to the heart-wrenching ballads of contemporary classics, no musical is safe from the clever lampoons and spot-on impersonations delivered with razor-sharp wit. Seasoned theatre aficionados and newcomers alike will find...


Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by James Lapine

May 21, 2025 to Jul 13, 2025

Hormel Theatre

With Sondheim's wit and Lapine's pen, we journey into the woods and back again…

Once upon a time, deep in an enchanted forest, a web of familiar fairy tales began to weave in unexpected ways. Cinderella's quest for love, Jack's daring climbs up the beanstalk, Little Red's encounter with the mischievous Wolf, and a Baker and his Wife's yearning for a child — these beloved stories converged under the watchful eyes of the woods — and the Witch! But wishes, no matter how pure, often come at a cost. As the characters pursued their dreams, they soon discovered that every...


Let the Good Times Roll

Let the Good Times Roll: A New Orleans Gumbo

Conceived and Written by Jack Viertel

Music Arrangements by Sonny Paladino

Director/Choreographer: Sara Edwards

Aug 6, 2025 to Sep 21, 2025

Hormel Theatre

Keeping Up With The Big Easy Beat

Embark on a musical excursion through the insatiable joie de vivre that defines a city known as “The Big Easy.” Fresh from a staged reading in the 2024 Festival of New American Theatre comes the tale of a heartbroken young woman as she discovers it is possible – in fact inevitable – to be reborn in the “city that care forgot.” With an ensemble of six representing the wide range of populations in one of the world’s most diverse cities, Let The Good Times Roll: A New Orleans Gumbo takes audiences on a journey through history, hardship...