This time of year, many of us are busy decorating our homes, baking cookies and scurrying to find gifts for the December holidays. There are also opportunities galore to see some festive holiday entertainment. Here are the top five shows to see in December.
Space 55, the downtown Phoenix theatre known for offbeat original variety shows, isn’t afraid to tread on tradition. Their annual holiday show A Bloody Mary Christmas, for example, involves a trio of foul-mouthed retirees from Sun City who spend more time getting sloshed than wrapping gifts or hanging garlands.
The America’s Got Talent crew is back on the road, hunting for the next Terry Fator or Mat Franco. This year, locals will have a chance to nab a spot in Season 11 when the 12-stop audition parks its sizeable entourage at Phoenix Convention Center, on Thursday, December 3.
When William Peter Blatty’s novel-turned-film The Exorcist hit the silver screen in 1973, audiences were so freaked out that some theater owners stocked smelling salts. One disgruntled fainter actually sued Warner Brothers after breaking his jaw falling on the seat in front of him.
When sizzling temperatures start to subside, Phoenicians look forward to cooler September nights and more time spent outside. But autumn also signals the start of the performing arts season at venues across the Valley. There’s a lot to choose from, but here are five of September’s can't-miss performing arts events: