Category Archives: Theatre

Things I Know To Be True – Theatre Review: Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

The creative process of a play is fascinating. When Australian playwright Andrew Bovell wanted to write a new, intimate play, his intention was to explore several areas, including thoughts and feelings of his father (a man he called the quintessential Australian suburban dad), the future expectations of how things should be for a family once […]

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Guys and Dolls – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

It’s worth reminding ourselves. In 1950, when Guys and Dolls first opened on Broadway with Sam Levene, it was an instant smash. Critics trumpeted its triumphs and houses were packed. Three years later when practically the same cast moved from New York to London, it was the same story; praise from the papers, packed houses, […]

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Cookin’s a Drag – Theatre Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Hormel Theatre, Phoenix

In the new cross-dressing musical comedy Cookin’s a Drag, now playing at The Phoenix Theatre Company until May 26, D. Scott Withers plays Betty D. Licious, the drag queen host of a TV cooking show. Betty has worked in daytime TV for several years, but now it’s her anniversary. Her manager Bradley (Toby Yatso) has […]

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Broadway Bound – Theatre Review: Scottsdale Desert Stages Actor’s Cafe, Scottsdale

Now playing at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre Actor’s Café is the 1986 Neil Simon dramatic comedy Broadway Bound, directed by KatiBelle Collins. Because of the writer’s reputation as a sketch writer for radio and TV, then a playwright for Broadway and screenwriter for Hollywood, most tend to connect the name to comedy and quick-fire gags. Broadway […]

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Tuck Everlasting – Theatre Review: Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix

Here’s the question. Given the chance, would you take the opportunity to live forever? And if you did, would it be a blessing or a curse? In the challenging new grand scale production of the Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting, now playing at Valley Youth Theatre until April 21, that’s the issue that will soon face […]

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Let The Right One In – Theatre Review: Stray Cat Theatre, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe

In the bleak mid-winter of a small town in Sweden, there’s a boy who lives with his mother. He’s bullied at school. On the outside, he appears calm, non-threatening, even sheepish. But looks can be deceiving. On the inside, anger rages. When no one is around, he stabs repeatedly at a tree with his knife, […]

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