Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame had his first Broadway hit with this lively musical depiction of life in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. In the Heights explores the need for family and the question of "What is home?" within a framework of Latin music, rap and traditional musical theater ballads. This winner of the Best Musical Tony Award in 2008 comes to the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse in Mesa.
Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows Elle Woods as she traverses the halls of Harvard. After her break-up with boyfriend Warner, Elle sets out to win him back by attending Harvard Law School. While there, she experiences the ups and downs of student life but sets out to prove herself to the world. This fabulous and action-packed musical will delight and enthrall with its memorable songs, charming characters and scandal. Enjoy this production of Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale.
The Black Theatre Troupe presents Single Black Female, a heartfelt comedy featuring rapid-fire vignettes in which two women - single, black and living in urban America - recount their experiences with the misguided assumptions made about them daily. The well-respected English literature professor and the powerful corporate attorney keep each other balanced as they face their fears of rejection and their hopes for romance ... which may be closer than they ever imagined. See it at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center Phoenix.
The Chicago Tribune has hailed this co-production from Arizona Theater Center and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre as "Groundbreaking ... One of the best new plays of the year!" Making its American premiere, Things I Know To Be True is bound to have a significant future in theaters throughout the United States. Be among the first to experience this play that asks whether you should leave, come home, stay away, hold on to your aging parents, let them go, love yourself, subjugate yourself, save your siblings from themselves, find yourself. You know, all the kinds of questions that we think about all the time. Don't miss it at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
Most incarnations of Robin Hood end when Richard comes home and we believe that Robin and Marion are living happily ever after. But what happens after Happily Ever After? In Wolves of Sherwood, Richard the Lionheart is dead. Robin Hood and Marion have a son, Cassian, intent on making his own legacy. Friar Tuck is the pseudonym of a spy for the outlaws. Sir Guy of Gisbourne has brought his daughter, Ravenna, to Nottingham to make a marriage of alliance with Sheriff Josselin DeClaire. And DeClaire has hired an assassin to annihilate the outlaws in Sherwood once and for all.
Based on the beloved comic strip, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Musical follows Charlie Brown and his friends from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.