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Latest Reviews of currently running shows:

The Three Musketeers - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Meet Me in St. Louis - Hale Centre Theatre
Chapter Two - Arizona Theatre Company
The Woman in Black - Mesa Encore Theatre
Kiss and Tell - Hale Centre Theatre
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Phoenix Theatre - A/C Theatre Company



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Review Archive of past productions:

The Phantom Tollbooth - Childsplay
Mamma Mia! - Phoenix Theatre
The Little Prince - Youth Works at Theater Works
Barefoot in the Park - Desert Stages Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Hale Centre Theatre
The Bartered Bride - ASU Lyric Opera Theatre
Caroline, or Change - Black Theatre Troupe
Ear - Space 55
Kiss - Stray Cat Theatre
The Effect - iTheatre Collaborative
Gypsy - Theater Works
Chicago - Fountain Hills Theater
Hands on a Hardbody - Arizona Broadway Theatre
The Cemetery Club - Theatre Artists Studio
The Pajama Game - Greasepaint Youth Theatre
Fun Home - National Tour: ASU Gammage
West Side Story - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
[sic] - Mesa Encore Theatre
Saturday Night Fever - Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Bench in the Sun - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Hale Centre Theatre
Seussical - Theater Works
Dogfight - Brelby Theatre Company
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nite-Time - National Tour/ASU Gammage
New Summer Shorts - Theatre Artists Studio
The Wizard of Oz - Valley Youth Theatre
Aida - Hale Centre Theatre
My Man Godfrey - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Reasons to be Pretty - Mesa Encore Theatre
Bare: A Pop Opera -Nearly Naked Theatre
Legally Blonde, the Musical - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Beehive - Phoenix Theatre
Macbeth - Desert Stages Theatre
Holmes & Watson - Arizona Theatre Company
Wonderland: Alice's Rock n Roll Adventure - Childsplay
Oliver! - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Once Upon a Mattress - Theater Works
Hir - Stray Cat Theatre
No Time for Sergeants - Hale Centre Theatre
Grand Hotel - Fountain Hills Theater
The Producers - Desert Stages Theatre
The Scottsboro Boys - Phoenix Theatre / Black Theatre Troupe
That Irving Berlin This - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
An American in Paris - National Tour: ASU Gammage
The Fantasticks - Mesa Encore Theatre
The Secret Garden - Valley Youth Theatre
School of Rock - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Hughie - iTheatre Collaborative
Ring of Fire - Arizona Theatre Company
In the Garden - Nearly Naked Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar - Arizona Broadway Theatre
The Marvelous Wonderettes- Hale Centre Theatre
West Side Story - Grand Canyon University
Pride @ Prejudice - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Ruthless! - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Men on Boats - ASU
Leading Ladies -Fountain Hills Theater
Bullets Over Broadway - Phoenix Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie - Hale Centre Theatre
Native Son - Stray Cat Theatre
Finding Neverland - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Billy Elliot, the Musical - Mesa Encore Theatre
Storefront Church - Theatre Artists Studio
A Few Good Men - Zao Theatre
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Space 55
Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time - Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Sunday in the Park with George -Theater Works
La Esquinita, USA - Arizona Theatre Company
Matilda - National Tour: ASU Gammge
Baskerville - Phoenix Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher - Brelby Theatre Company
Camelot - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- Fountain Hills
Threesome -Nearly Naked Theatre
Bakersfield Mist - Theatre Artists Studio
3 No Trump - Theater Works
American Idiot - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof - Arizona Theatre Company
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters - Herberger Theater Center
The Illusionists- Live from Broadway - National Tour: ASU Gammage
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Tuscany Theatre Company
Twist Your Dickens - Phoenix Theatre
A Christmas Carol - Hale Centre Theatre
A Christmas Story, the Musical - Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday - Childsplay
Billy Elliot the Musical -Phoenix Theatre
Scrooge in Rouge - Mesa Encore Theatre
Quest for Claus: the Musical -Brelby Theatre Company
Mamma Mia! - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Good 'N' Plenty - Mesa Commuity College
Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See - Stray Cat Theatre
Our Town - Grand Canyon University
An Act of God - Arizona Theatre Company
Anthony Rapp in Concert - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Hale Centre Theatre
You Can't Take it With You - Hale Centre Theatre
Toruk- The First Flight - Cirque de Soleil: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Guys and Dolls - ASU Lyric Opera Theatre
Nunsense the Mega Musical - Desert Foothills Theater
Love is Here to Stay: A Gershwin Cabaret - Theater Works
1776 - Zao Theatre
She Loves Me - Mesa Community College
Rock the Presidents - Childsplay
Funny Girl - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Lost in Yonkers - Desert Stages Theatre
The Trump Card - Stray Cat Theatre
Pippin - Greasepaint Youth Theatre
The Glass Menagerie - Fountain Hills Theater
The Price - Theatre Artists Studio
Alien: A Puppet Show - All Puppet Players
The Merchant of Venice - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Veronica's Room - iTheatre Collaborative
Charlotte's Web - Valley Youth Theatre
Seussical - Desert Stages Theatre
Noises Off - Theater Works
King Charles III - Arizona Theatre Company
Rasheeda Speaking - Black Theatre Troupe
Ghost, the Musical - Brelby Theatre Company
All in the Timing - Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook - Childsplay
Noises Off - Paradise Valley Community College
Liberace! - Phoenix Theatre
The Drowsy Chaperone -Hale Centre Theatre
Church Basement Ladies - Arizona Broadway Theatre
John - Stray Cat Theatre
In the Heights - Phoenix Theatre
Les Misérables: School Edition- Youth Works at Theater Works
3C - Nearly Naked Theatre
Cabaret - National Tour: ASU Gammage
The Velocity of Autumn- iTheatre Collaborative
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Fountain Hills Theater
Love, Loss and What I Wore - Theatre Artists Studio
Or, - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Pageant- Arizona Broadway Theatre
Don't Dress for Dinner - Desert Stages Theatre
The Mousetrap - Grand Canyon University
The Oz Chronicles - Brelby Theatre Company
Lizzie - A/C Theatre Company
Grease - Valley Youth Theatre
Shrek, the Musical -Arizona Broadway Theatre
Into the Woods - Desert Stages Theatre
American Idiot - Stray Cat Theatre
Avenue Q - Phoenix Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo - Desert Stages Theatre
Lend Me a Tenor: The Musical - Fountain Hills Theater
How to Succeed in Business wihtout Really Trying - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Me and My Girl - Hale Centre Theatre
Dirty Rotten Soundrels - Paradise Valley Community College
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Next to Normal - Nearly Naked Theatre
Newsies - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Rock of Ages - Arizona Broadway Theatre
When You Wish - Phoenix Theatre
Equal Opportunity Offenders: Music from South Park - Theatre Artists Studio
Kiss of the Spider Woman -Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
Sweeney Todd - Mesa Encore Theatre
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord - Arizona Theatre Company
Kristin Chenoweth in Concert / Billy Joel & More, featuring Michael Cavanaugh - Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Postcards from the Apocalypse - Brelby Theatre Company
Curtains - Fountain Hills Theater
Twilight's Quest - Youth Works at Theater Works
Pete, or the Return of Peter Pan - Childsplay
Blue Galaxy - Space 55
The Diary of Anne Frank- Hale Centre Theatre
Glenngary Glen Ross - Desert Stages Theatre
Annie - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Bring it On - Spotlight Youth Theatre
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Arizona Broadway Theatre
9 to 5 - Desert Stages Theatre
Jurassic Puppets - All Puppet Players
Urinetown - Tuscany Theatre Company
Meet the Dryers - Brelby Theatre Company
The All Night Strut - Phoenix Theatre
The Drowsy Chaperone - ASU Lyric Opera Company
The Outgoing Tide - Theatre Artists Studio
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Theater Works
Black Pearl Sings - Black Theatre Troupe
Wonderland Wives - Nearly Naked Theatre
Play It Again, Sam - Fountain Hills Theater
Smokey Joe's Cafe -Desert Foothills Theater
Of Mice and Men - Arizona Theatre Company
The Andrews Brothers - Hale Centre Theatre
42nd Street - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Twelfth Night - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - Phoenix Theatre
Goodnight Moon - Childsplay
She Kills Monsters - ASU School of Theatre, Film and Dance
Anything Goes - Hale Centre Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Quilters - Fountain Hills Theater
Stupid Fucking Bird - Stray Cat Theatre
Now. Here. This. - A/C Theatre Company
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Monty Python's Spamalot - Mesa Encore Theatre
Evita -Phoenix Theatre
The Weir - Theatre Artists Studio
Wittenberg - Southwest Shakespeare Company
City of Angels -Theater Works
Brighton Beach Memoirs -Desert Stages Theatre
The Children's Hour - Desert Foothills Theater
Becoming Dr. Ruth - Herberger Theatre
Sweeney Todd: School Edition - Actor's Youth Theatre
Fences - Arizona Theatre Company
The Bridges of Madison County - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Lasso of Truth - ASU Theatre
Passing Strange - iTheatre Collaborative
Looking Over the President's Shoulder - Black Theatre Troupe
Pinocchio - Valley Youth Theatre
Windfall - Brelby Theatre Company
La Cage aux Folles - Fountain Hills Theater
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change -Theater Works
Carousel - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Beau Jest -Hale Centre Theatre
Jason Alexander with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Calendar Girls -Phoenix Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie - Desert Stages Theatre
Perô, or the Mysteries of the Night - Childsplay
Hello, Dolly! - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
Grand Concourse - Theatre Artists Studio
The Comedy of Errors - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Othello - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Cock - Nearly Naked Theatre
Jane Lynch: See Jane Sing! - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Deathtrap - Mesa Encore Theatre
If/Then  -National Tour / ASU Gammage
Talley's Folly - Fountain Hills Theater
Snapshots -Arizona Theatre Company
Miracle on 34th Street- Desert Stages Theatre
A Christmas Carol - Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Year with Frog and Toad - Childsplay
The Wizard of Oz - Phoenix Theatre
The Santaland Diaries - Arizona Theatre Company
A Christmas Carol -Arizona Theatre Company
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Christmas Carol -Hale Centre Theatre
A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail -Valley Youth Theatre
Oliver! - Greasepaint Youth Theatre
The Quiltmaker's Gift - Theater Works
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - All Puppet Players
Nonfat Soy Peppermint Mocha Latte...with Sprinkles - Brelby Theatre Company
Heathers: the Musical - Stray Cat Theatre
Cinderella - Theatre Artists Studio
A Christmas Story, The Musical - National Tour: ASU Gammage
Disgraced - Arizona Theatre Company
Mary Poppins - Hale Centre Theatre
The Drowsy Chaperone - Desert Foothills Theater
Fiddler on the Roof - Mesa Encore Theatre
Brooklyn Bridge - ASU Theatre
Sunday in the Park with George - Fountain Hills Theater
The Secret Garden - Theater Works/ Youth Works
Sexual Perversity in Chicago- Space 55
The Secret Garden - Mesa Community College
The Smartest Girl in the World - Childsplay
Almost, Maine - Theater Works
The Toxic Avenger - Phoenix Theatre
West Side Story - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Heaven Can Wait - Hale Centre Theatre
To Kill a Mockingbird - Zao Theatre
The Book of Mormon - National Tour: ASU/Gammage
Sondheim on Sondheim - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
American Myth - Theatre Artists Studio
The Exorcist Has No Legs -All Puppet Players
James and the Giant Peach - Valley Youth Theatre
The Addams Family - Desert Stages Theatre
Hershey Felder is Irving Berlin- Arizona Theatre Company
Man of La Mancha - Theater Works
Of Mice and Men - Desert Stages Theatre
Scapin - Grand Canyon University
Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Childsplay
Sex with Strangers - Stray Cat Theatre / Arizona Theatre Company
Something's Afoot - Hale Centre Theatre
Company - ASU/Lyric Opera Theatre
Chicago- Phoenix Theatre
Wicked - National Tour: ASU/Gammage
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) - Desert Foothills Theater
Crimes of the Heart - Theatre Artists Studio
Lucky Stiff - Arizona Broadway Theatre
South Pacific - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
42nd Street - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Bonnie & Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Valley Youth Theatre
Evita - Tuscany Theatre Company
Gypsy - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
Murder Ballad - A/C Theatre Company
Tarzan- Hale Centre Theatre
Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story - Fountain Hills Theater
Hair - Desert Stages Theatre
Legally Blonde - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost - Brelby Theatre Company
The Crucible - Desert Foothills Theater
Rumors - Desert Stages
Big Fish - Actor's Youth Theatre
Into the Woods- Valley Youth Theatre
The Wizard of Oz - Hale Centre Theatre
Monty Python's Spamalot- Paradise Valley Community College
Angels in America: Perestroika - Nearly Naked Theatre
An Almost Holy Picture- iTheatre Collaborative
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches - Nearly Naked Theatre
Disney's The Little Mermaid- Arizona Broadway Theatre
Doubt - Mesa Encore Theatre
One Man, Two Guvnors - Phoenix Theatre
Alfie Boe with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
A Chorus Line- Mesa Encore Theatre
Oliver! in Concert - Phoenix Symphony Orchestra / Phoenix Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera- National Tour/ASU:Gammage
Puppet Wars - All Puppet Players
The Wizard of Oz - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Spellbound! - Southwest Shakespeare Company
A Year with Frog and Toad -Youth Works/Theater Works
Little Women- Brelby Theatre Company
The Three Javelinas - Childsplay
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso - Arizona Theatre Company
End of the Rainbow - Phoenix Theatre
Greater Tuna - The Palms Theatre
Pump Boys and Dinettes- The Palms Theatre
The Man Who Came to Dinner - Hale Centre Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution - Desert Stages Theatre
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof- Mesa Community College
Shrek the Musical - Desert Stages
The Tomkat Project - Stray Cat Theatre
Sweet Charity- Arizona Broadway Theatre
Buyer & Cellar - Phoenix Theatre
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley- Valley Youth Theatre
The Wedding Singer - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Avenue Q - Mesa Encore Theatre
The History of the Devil- Nearly Naked Theatre
Motown the Musical - National Tour: ASU/Gammage
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Theater Works
Romeo and Juliet -Arizona Theatre Company
Forever Plaid - Hale Centre Theatre
Hector Coris' "Our Own Kind of Universe" - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
The Scarlet Pimpernel- Actor's Youth Theatre
God's Favorite- Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Les Miserables - Arizona Broadway Theatre
My Fair Lady- Hale Centre Theatre
Chicago- National Tour: ASU/Gammage
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club- Desert Foothills Theater
Brian Stokes Mitchell - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Oklahoma! - Grand Canyon University
Girls Who Wear Glasses - Childsplay
Uncle Vanya - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Carousel - Mesa Encore Theatre
Cinderella - National Tour: ASU/Gammage
Love, Sex & the IRS - The Palms Theatre
Menopause, the Musical - The Palms Theatre
Anything Goes -Phoenix Theatre
Follies- Theater Works
Lombardi- Desert Stages
The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas - Childsplay
Pluto- Stray Cat Theatre
Fools- Brelby Theatre Company
Dreamgirls- Desert Foothills Theater
Dirty Dancing- National Tour- ASU/Gammage
Conviction- Black Theatre Troupe
The Emperor's New Clothes- Valley Youth Theatre
Five Presidents - Arizona Theatre Company
Annie Get Your Gun - The Palms Theatre
The King and I - Arizona Broadway Theatre
Lend Me A Tenor- Hale Centre Theatre
Burning in the Night- Mesa Arts Center/ Theater Works
Julian Sands in a Celebration of Harold Pinter - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Nana's Naughty Knickers- The Palms Theatre
42nd Street - Desert Stages Theatre
Pandora Festival 2015 - Arizona Women's Theatre Company
Footloose- Actor's Youth Theatre
Rent - Spotlight Youth Theatre
As You Like It - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Rapture, Blister, Burn- Theatre Artists Studio
13  - Theater Works/Youth Works
2 Pianos 4 Hands - Phoenix Theatre
King Lear - Southwest Shakespeare Company
Shifting Gears- Theater Works
Debbie Does Dallas - Nearly Naked Theatre
A Thousand Cranes- Childsplay
The 39 Steps- Mesa Encore Theatre
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! - Herberger Theater Center
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- ASU/Gammage
Murder for Two - Arizona Theatre Company
Harvey - Desert Stages Theatre
The Producers - Scottsdale Musical Theater CompanyMary Poppins Phoenix Theatre
A Christmas Carol - Hale Centre Theatre
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! - Childsplay
White Christmas, Arizona Broadway Theatre
12 Days of Christmas - Brelby Theatre Company
The Quiltmaker's Gift - Theater Works
Year of the Rooster- Stray Cat Theatre
Tommy J & Sally- Black Theatre Troupe
Pippin, National Tour- ASU/Gammage 
Wait Until Dark - Arizona Theatre Company 
Valhalla- Nearly Naked Theatre
Shear Madness - Phoenix Theatre
The Sound of Music- Hale Centre Theatre
Oliver! Mesa Encore Theatre
Anything Goes, Desert Foothills Theatre
A Child's Christmas in Wales- Grand Canyon University
Hairspray- Mesa Community College 
Arsenic and Old Lace- Hale Center Theatre
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane- Childsplay
Revenge of the Space Pandas - Brelby Theatre Company
The Producers - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Seminar- Actors Theatre
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Arizona Theatre Company
King John -Southwest Shakespeare Company
The Brothers Size - Stray Cat Theatre
Memphis - Phoenix Theatre
Kinky Boots- National Tour ASU/Gammage
Charlotte's Web - Childsplay
Little Shop of Horrors- Brelby Theatre Company

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