Community theater is easy to love when you're not hating it.
Photo by Rose Torres Experience a Love Story with a Twist Scorpius Dance Theatre brings the story of David + Lisa to an outdoor stage, April 8-10. Inspired by the 1960s film of the same name, the fairytale follows two people who meet in a treatment center for young adults facing mental and psychological obstacles, and the unlikely attachment that develops between the volatile individuals. The production is choreographed by Lisa Starry and features dramatic black-and-white...
Many have described the pandemic as turning the world “upside down.” In response to COVID-19, some once indoor-only performance venues are turning inside-out – to the great outdoors. Herberger Theater Center On the east side of the Herberger Theater Center is its new outdoor stage, the Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center, hosting performances now through April 2021. “We have heard from our guests that digital offerings are just not the same,” says Mark Mettes,...
Last year, David Ira Goldstein retired as artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company after 25 years of breathing life into 190 main-stage plays, workshops and presentations in Phoenix and Tucson. It seems he couldn't stay away for long: Goldstein is returning to direct The Diary of Anne Frank, now through May 12 in Tucson at Temple of Music and Art; and May 17-June 3 at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. PHOENIX magazine recently caught up with Goldstein to ask him what he's been up to in pseudo-retirement and how he prepared for his latest production.
(Editor's note: Answers have been edited for clarity.)
Hey Phoenix, God is in town.
She's taken the form of Paige Davis, Broadway performer and former host of TLC's Trading Spaces, and is here (along with a couple of Her angels) to answer some of the biggest questions known to man, including the big papa: Why is masturbation a sin?
From Arizona Theatre Company, the first female production of the Broadway hit An Act of God debuts at Phoenix's Herberger Theater this weekend after a successful three week run in Tucson. Directed by four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, An Act of God is adapted from former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer and executive producer David Javerbaum's book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God. We caught up with Mason over the phone to talk shop.*
#1: Sia at Talking Stick Resort Arena, October 4
The blond-bobbed, enigmatic Australian singer brings her “Nostalgic for the Present Tour” – and its attendant theatrical lighting and costumes, and funk- and soul-inflected pop music—to Downtown Phoenix. $20-$596. 7 p.m. October 4 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. talkingstickresortarena.com