Category Archives: Theatre

The Dixie Swim Club – Theatre Review: Scottsdale Desert Stages Actor’s Cafe, Scottsdale

They first met when they were eighteen. Five young southern women at college who despite their differences somehow clicked. They called themselves the Dixie Swim Club. Aware of how life can and probably will change for each of them, they make a friendship vow. For one weekend each August, they will meet in the heat […]

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Freaky Friday – Theatre Review: Valley Youth Theatre, Herberger Center Theater, Phoenix

The ability to see a problem through another person’s eyes in order to get a real understanding of thoughts and feelings is not easy. Stepping out of yourself, if only for a moment, and walking in someone’s shoes could make all the difference. It’s amazing how many of the world’s issues, big or small, would […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

When the 2013 Sam Mendes directed stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first opened in London, the show was well received and ran for more than three years. In fact, it currently holds the record for the highest weekly gross of any production in London’s West End. Once it closed in 2017, the show […]

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The Addams Family – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

Since its inception in 2009, the musical comedy of the family with a taste for the macabre, The Addams Family, has gone through so many tweaks and changes, depending on the venue, it’s probable that no two stagings were ever quite the same. Out of town tryouts smoothed some issues; an early run in Chicago […]

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Be My Little Baby – Theatre Review: Space 55, Phoenix

For the final production of its 2018/19 season, Space 55 in Phoenix has turned to local playwright John Perovich for a new play with a title that might suggest a throwback to the sixties, Be My Little Baby, directed by Llana Lydia. While this off-beat, curious, and ultimately bizarre comedy has nothing to do with […]

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Once – Theatre Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company, Phoenix

If your knowledge of Once begins and ends with the 2007 movie, or you’ve seen either the Broadway show or the national touring production but don’t know the film, there are a number of surprises awaiting you at The Phoenix Theatre Company‘s new, invigorating production of John Carney’s original musical creation, directed by Pasha Yamotahari. […]

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