Sunday, November 30, 2014

audition notice THE BALLAD OF DOWNTOWN JAKE Paradise Valley Community College

Click here for more information about this production.  Click here for the audition listing at Durant Communications with specific details as to how to sign up for auditions for this show.

Audition Dates and Times: December 11-12, 2014; 6pm – 9pm

Callback Dates and Times: December 13, 2014; 12pm-3pm

Rehearsals Begin: 02/02/2015

Show Dates: 03/05/2015 – 03/08/2015

Character Breakdown

HARRY JONES—age 45 hustler, drug dealer, loan shark and addicted to power and control, Tenor.
JAKE DELMONICO—age 34 jazz saxophone great, addicted to heroin and other drugs, Baritone.
JASMINE JUNE—age 52 sometime blues singer, waitress, civil rights worker and addicted to sex and anger, Mezzo-Soprano.
SUGAR BABY HAYES—Age 27 blues singer, common-law wife to Jake addicted to alcohol, heroin and grief, Soprano.
ANGEL/Woman in Red—spirit of grace and redemption, addicted to hope, Soprano.
Other speaking roles include: RICHIE—Club Owner, PAWNBROKER, CUSTOMERS IN CLUB and MUSICIANS.

audition notice SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SUICIDE CLUB Desert Foothills Theater

Click here for more information about this production.  Click here for the audition listing at Durant Communications with specific details as to how to sign up for auditions for this show.

Audition Dates: Sunday, December 7th 6-9pm
& December 14th  6-9pm
Callback Dates and Times: December 14th  6:30-9pm – if needed.

Rehearsals Begin: 02/03/2015
Show Dates: 03/20/2015 – 03/29/2015

Character Breakdown

SHERLOCK HOLMES: Famed English detective and hero of our adventure. Sharp & deliberate. Male. Late 30s/40s/50s

DR WATSON: Sherlock Holmes loyal friend and companion. Deeply concern about Holmes’ desire to off himself. Male. Late 40s/50s/60s.

PRINCE NIKITA STARLOFF: A young Russian prince. Handsome & regal. Male. Late 20s/30s.

CHRISTIANE DE LABEGASSIER: Young French beauty & love interest to the prince. Female. Late 20s/30s.

CLUB SECRETARY: Secretary of The Suicide Club. Charismatic, suave, sexy & assured. Female. Late 20s/30s/40s.

MR WILLIAM: Mr. Williams – An English gentleman & a member of the Suicide Club. Talkative fellow who can come across almost comical. Male. Late 20s/30s.

MR RICHARDS/MYCROFT HOLMES: Richards – Member of the Suicide Club. Well-groomed English gentleman./ Mycroft Holmes – Elder brother of Sherlock Holmes & part of British intelligence. Very English. Male. Late 40’s/50’s.

MR GEORGE/INSPECTOR MICKLEWHITE: Member of the Suicide Club. Tall & imposing. German. Inspector Micklewhite – An English inspector. Male. 30s/40s/50s.

MR HENRY: Member of the Suicide Club. Older man in a wheel chair. Male. Late 60’s/70’s.

MRS HUDSON/LUCY O’MALLEY/OLDER WOMAN: Hudson – Landlady of Sherlock’s residence. Motherly figure who complains quite a bit. /Lucy O’Malley – A London streetwalker. /Older Lady – A witness at a crime scene. Pretentious & a bit of a hag. Female. 40s/50s/60s.

ROUNDY: A pharmacist. Unassuming and naive. This role maybe paired with another role. Male/Female. Any age.

MAGICIAN ASSISTANT: A beautiful assistant to a magician. Classic getup; no lines. This role maybe paired with another role. Female. 20’s/30s.

END OF THE RAINBOW & ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Phoenix Theatre Cyber Monday 1/2 off sale

photo WHITE CHRISTMAS Arizona Broadway Theatre

Nathan Brian, Julia Mosby, Patrick Graver and Kelly Moran DiConzo 

Photo credit: Arizona Broadway Theatre 

auditions PLUTO Stray Cat Theatre

WHEN: Monday, December 15th, 6pm - 10 pm
WHERE: Tempe Performing Arts Center, 132 E 6th St in Tempe
NEEDED: 3 F, 2 M
Elizabeth Miller - A woman; 40s, a widow, a single mother; strong, steadfast, capable, but sarcastic and definitely not the best communicator; honestly trying to do right by her son and make this day like any other.
Bailey Miller - A man; early 20s, sarcastic, hipster, a bit sullen, but pleasant enough if pushed & hungry to fit in. Struggling to find his footing in life. Dissociative. And probably very dangerous.
Maxine Sailors - A woman; early 20s, beautiful, full of promise, erratic & really not as nice as she could be ‐ but given the circumstances, it’s hard to fault her.
Cerberus - A woman; laid‐back therapist vibe, pretty with a pedigree, but not snooty, the personification of the mythic, three‐headed dog guarding the entrance to the underworld.
Radio Voice/Death - A “man;” good natured with a wry, warm humor to take the edge off; sharp in look with a good flow, but a bit out of sorts. A force of nature.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
To schedule an audition please send an email with ALL FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Name
2. Role(s) you would like to be considered for
3. Phone Number
4. The time you would like to be scheduled. (We will do our best to get you as close as possible to your requested time.) to

Rehearsals will begin on or around January 11, 2015. The show runs February 20 to March 7, 2015
There is a small stipend.
by Steve Yockey
February 20 - March 7, 2015
Directed by Ron May
The new play from the writer of WOLVES and OCTOPUS.
In the wake of a violent tragedy at a local community college, a single mother struggles to reconnect with her withdrawn son across the breakfast table as mysterious forces threaten to invade the kitchen. Continually interrupted by a talkative three-headed dog, a radio gone haywire, and an animated refrigerator, time is running short for mother and son to deal with the morning's events. “And so I leave you with a warning: This is not Yockey writing in the sexually sinister, frequently delicious style of “Wolves” and “Octopus.” It is a much more potent cup o’ joe. Not everyone will want to see this play. Those who do may never be the same again.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

THIS COULD BE MURDER Actor's Youth Theatre December 17 - 20, 2014

Directed by Zack Diepstraten

This Could Be Murder 
By Craig Sodaro

When media giant Noah Lott suddenly drops dead from suspicious causes, Polly DeWitt, the host of "The-Polly-DeWitt-My-Way-Show" sees this as a great media opportunity and decides to throw a dinner party to solve the murder. Along with her offbeat staff of so-called experts and a little "help" from the local law, she tries to find the murderer but lo and behold two more bodies turn up. 
As the body count rises, things quickly turn into a comedic unorganized chaotic mess. Who's the murderer? Is it Polly? Is it Verna, Polly's trustworthy housekeeper? Is it me? Or perhaps....... is it you???
 *cue dramatic music*

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FOOTLOOSE - Actor's Youth Theatre - January 21 - 31, 2015

Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman 

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people.

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

WILLY WONKA, JR Actor's Youth Theatre, February 25 - March 7, 2015

Ages 8-13
Directed by Audrey Sullivan
Performances: February 25 - March 7

Lyrics and Music by  Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley 
Adapted for the stage by  Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald 
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 

1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G 
Broadway Junior Version 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Actor's Youth Theatre March 25 - April 4, 2015

Ages 10-18
Directed by Julie Clement
Auditions: January 31
Performances: March 25-April 4
Field Trip Shows April 3

Book and Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Based on the Novel “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Orczy
Original Broadway Production Produced by Radio City Entertainment and Ted Forstmann
With Pierre Cossette, Bill Haber, Hallmark Entertainment 
and Kathleen Raitt
Orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is an action/adventure show based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th century novel about the French Revolution: the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. The book and lyrics by Nan Knighton are at times funny and at others horrifying. Frank Wildhorn’s music is moving and passionate. This show is a terrific way to learn about 18th-century French and British history.

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

THE JUNGLE BOOK Actor's Youth Theatre, April 22 - May 1, 2015

Directed by Chris Bowler
Auditions: March 7
Performances: April 22-May 1

Tracey Power's lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic! 
The Jungle Book is the story of a boy abandoned to the jungle, Mowgli, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. 
Taught by Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Akela the old wolf, Mowgli is enlightened with the sacred master words of the hunting people: 
"We be of one blood, you and I." However, Shere Khan the tiger does not believe that Mowgli is part of the jungle only because he is a human. Mowgli must learn to abide by the ways of jungle law and stand up to the fierce Khan.

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Actor's Youth Theatre, May 6 - 16, 2015

Ages 8-18

Directed by Erin McFeely
Written by Andrea McFeely

Auditions: March 28

Performances: May 6-16

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

BIG FISH Actor's Youth Theatre, June 22 - July 1, 2015

A new musical based on an old Tim Burton movie. 

Ages 13-18

Directed by Julie Clement and Marcus Ellsworth

Auditions: May 16

Performances: June 24-July 3

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

SHREK, JR. - Actor's Youth Theatre, July 22 - August 1, 2015

Ages 8-13
Directed by Mary Jane McCloskey

Auditions: June 20

Performances: July 22-August 1
Music by  Jeanine Tesori 
Book and Lyrics by  David Lindsay-Abaire 
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig 

1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G 
Broadway Junior Version 

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. 

It's a "big bright beautiful world" for everyone's favorite ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Adapted for young performers and featuring a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, 
there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. 

In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. 

For more information on this production or to order tickets, click here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Theatre Resources in the Valley

Calling all voice teachers, dance instructors, audition coaching, rehearsal hall rentals - anyone and anything that has to do with theatre and the arts:  PHX Stages offers free listings for you to get the word out about your company.  Just email us at to get started.

Black Friday Weekend Sale- Arizona Broadway Theatre

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Amazon books - 30% off sale

Amazon is offering 30% off any single book purchase - up to a total discount of $10.00 through tomorrow, November 30th.   This is the perfect time to pick up a great theatre book as a holiday gift for someone or as a gift for yourself.

We've got some great theatre related books in the PHX Stages Amazon store - click here to go to our store - as well as in our special post about holiday gifts for the theatre lover here.

Here are the details about the Amazon 30% book discount:

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IDINA MENZEL World Tour dates include a stop in Phoenix

Idina Menzel, Tony Winner for Wicked, and Billboard chart topper for Frozen's "Let It Go" just announced her 2015 World Tour dates and her plans include a stop at the Comerica Theatre in Downtown Phoenix on August 9th.

Complete Tour dates are below and info on how to get registered for Pre Sale Tickets for the Phoenix concert that begin on December 3rd can be found here as well as on Idina's Facebook page here

Tue July 07
Richmond, VA
Altria Theater
Wed July 08
Baltimore, MD
The Hippodrome Theatre
Fri July 10
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Resort Casino & Spa
Sat July 11
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun July 12
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue July 14
Bethlehem, PA
Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Thu July 16
Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Fri July 17
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sat July 18
Washington, DC
Jiffy Lube Live
Wed July 22
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater
Fri July 24
Atlanta, GA
Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater
Sat July 25
Orlando, FL
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Sun July 26
Boca Raton, FL
Mizner Park Amphitheater
Tue July 28
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu July 30
New Orleans, LA
Saenger Theatre
Fri July 31
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Aug. 01
Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall
Wed Aug. 05
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre
Fri Aug. 07
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Sat Aug. 08
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Sun Aug. 09
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
Tue Aug. 11
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed Aug. 12
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Thu Aug. 13
Minneapolis, MN
Northrop Auditorium
Sat Aug. 15
Nashville, TN
Venue TBA
Sun Aug. 16
Chicago, IL
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Tue Aug. 18
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Wed Aug. 19
Columbus, OH
Palace Theatre
Fri Aug. 21
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Blossom Music Center
Sat Aug. 22
Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre
Sun Aug. 23
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Tue Aug. 25
Pittsburgh, PA
Benedum Center
Wed Aug. 26
Norfolk, VA
Chrysler Hall
Fri Aug. 28
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sat Aug. 29
Lenox, MA
Sun Aug. 30
Canadaigua, NY
Tue Sept. 01
Montreal, QC
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place Des Arts
Wed Sept. 02
Toronto, ON
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Sat Oct. 03
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl