Based on the screenplay from the beloved film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is a hilarious musical comedy that brings New York's Jazz Age to life. Young playwright David Shayne is looking for someone to back his next show. Enter a rich mobster with an actress girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway brings the musical comedy back with a bang. See this hit show when it comes to the Phoenix Theatre.
Winner of nine Tony Awards in its original run and fresh from yet another successful Broadway revival, Fiddler on the Roof follows the struggles of Tevye, a poor dairyman in an early-1900s Russian village, who's doing his best to honor and maintain the Jewish customs of his ancestors. Times are changing, though, and his five daughters are eager to follow the new ways. But when dangerous forces threaten the village's traditional way of life, Tevye's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and his people. This heartwarming favorite is filled with life, laughter and memorable songs, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "To Life." Catch this true American classic in Scottsdale at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.
Nobody understands Vanessa -- a little girl who is at her happiest when she's alone in her room, building inventions out of things she's found around the house. She's got plenty of imaginary friends, but has never had much interest in making real ones. When her mother schedules a playdate for her with Timmy Fibbins, though, Vanessa doesn't have any choice but to step outside of her comfort zone and try to interact with someone new. Childsplay's Interrupting Vanessa at the Tempe Center for the Arts is a moving and funny play about a girl learning to cope with the death of her father and a boy learning to support someone in need.
Two struggling Shakespearean actors are touring Amish country, performing in unappreciative Moose Lodges, when the opportunity of a lifetime arises. The rumor that a rich woman on her deathbed intends to leave her fortune to her sister's long-lost children convinces these two men to become Leading Ladies -- sporting drag in order to fool the family and earn $2 million. But the plan starts going awry when the local reverend gets suspicious and our heroes begin to fall in love ... and just wait until the real nieces arrive in this comedy from playwright Ken Ludwig, whose Lend Me a Tenor was called "one of the two great farces by a living writer" by The New York Times. Catch Leading Ladies' potent blend of comedy, confusion and romantic entanglements at Fountain Hills Theater Mainstage.
In David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Becca and Howie are a husband and wife coping with the loss of their child in very different ways. As they drift perilously apart despite their shared grief, their lives are further complicated by Becca's mother and sister, as well as the presence of the teenage boy responsible for their son's death. Told with all the humor, conflict and emotion of real life, the play had a very successful Broadway run, and Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the the 2010 film adaptation. Don't miss this production of Rabbit Hole at the Ghostlight Theatre in Sun City West.
How far would you go to get the lead role in your school musical? Well, for young Tina Denmark, murder is certainly not out of the question when it comes to fulfilling her dreams of stardom. When the leading lady of the school production of Pippi in Tahiti is found "accidentally" hanged from the catwalk with a jump rope, housewife Judy Denmark finds that her perfect daughter may actually have horns beneath her halo. Spoofing classics like Gypsy and The Bad Seed, Ruthless! brings dark hilarity to the Desert Stages Theatre Mainstage in Scottsdale.