Harold and Burt, longtime friends and residents of the same retirement home, spend their days sitting on a bench, bickering with each other for entertainment. When a once-famous actress moves in, her arrival sets off a game of one-upmanship. But when they discover that the retirement home is going to be sold, all three must band together to save their home. Ron Clark, veteran comedy writer and co-screenwriter of several Mel Brooks films, wrote this charming and poignant comedy at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale.
Leaving Iowa is a warm, nostalgic comedy about a middle-aged man who visits his family at his childhood home in Iowa. He ends up on a riotous journey across the state in search of the perfect spot to scatter his late father's ashes. Along the way, he finds himself reliving summer vacations trapped in the family station wagon between tourist traps and historical markers that his father deemed educational. As he continues his journey, his appreciation of his dad's fortitude as a parent soars. Penned by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, this production comes to the Phoenix area's Fountain Hills Theater.
One of the most beloved dance stories of all time hustles its way onstage at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. Saturday Night Fever is the 1970s coming-of-age tale of young working class Brooklyn teen Tony Manero, who escapes his life's tribulations with his weekend trips to the local discotheque. Based on the 1977 film starring John Travolta, the production's packed with classic disco hits from the Bee Gees, including "Stayin' Alive," "More Than a Woman," "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Get electrified by this nostalgic trip through disco.