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Spamilton: An American Parody, Through August 11; Photo courtesy Phoenix Theatre
Spamilton: An American Parody, Through August 11; Photo courtesy Phoenix Theatre

June 7 – July 6

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love with a “normal” boy. When parents Morticia and Gomez invite him and his family over for a dinner party, both families try their best to act “normal,” but the night undoubtedly goes awry. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, azbroadway.org, 623-776-8400.

Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria, AZ, 85382

azbroadway.org

June 21 – August 4

The Dixie Swim Club

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on a college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, desertstages.org, 480-483-1664.

Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

desertstages.org

June 28 – July 28

All Shook Up

Featuring the songs of Elvis Presley as a backdrop, this hot-rod musical tells the story of a small-town girl who dreams of hitting the open road, and the mysterious guitar-playing stranger who brings romance, rebellion and rock ’n’ roll into her life. Call for times and ticket prices. Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, desertstages.org, 480-483-1664.

Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

desertstages.org

July 11 – 21

The Pajama Game

This classic musical comedy deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory and a blossoming love between the grievance committee leader and the new factory superintendent. The production is staged by Scottsdale Musical Theater Company, and features Valley weatherman Cory McCloskey as Sid Sorokin. W-F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. $42-$58. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, scottsdalemusicaltheater.com, 602-909-4215.

Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ, 85281

tempecenterforthearts.com

July 12 – 28

The Wizard of Oz

Travel with Dorothy as she journeys to the magical land where scarecrows wish for brains, lions are afraid of their roars, tin men long for hearts and witches come in all varieties. The beloved tale is staged by Theater Works. Call for times. $38, adults; $33, seniors; $18, students and youth. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria, theaterworks.org, 623-815-7930.

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria, AZ, 85345

theaterworks.org

July 13 – 29

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival

Affectionately known as “FlagShakes,” the festival combines top-notch performances with educational outreach efforts, resulting in faithful portrayals of Renaissance-era classics, as well as other actor-driven plays. Call for times, ticket prices and Flagstaff venues, flagshakes.org, 800-838-3006.

July 26 – August 24

Sister Act

Disguised as a nun, a salty lounge singer goes into witness protection at a convent and finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Everything changes, however, when she meets the convent’s struggling choir and breathes new life into the church and community with her unique disco moves and powerful voice. Call for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, azbroadway.org, 623-776-8400.

Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria, AZ, 85382

azbroadway.org

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