The fourth annual Miscast Concert brings an evening of mixed-up musical theater fun to Glendale's Brelby Theatre Company. The troupe's artists take on roles outside of their usual wheelhouse as they perform songs from Broadway hits Jersey Boys, School of Rock, Finding Neverland, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Guys & Dolls and more.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pm
An improv comedy show is spontaneous, entertaining and hilarious -- and it all starts with just a single word. The expert improvisers at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix start every show by asking the audience to shout out suggestions for a word that they can use as a starting point for the show's improvisations. From there, nobody, including the performers on stage, knows what will happen next. No two shows are ever alike -- but you can count on them to be fast-paced, family-friendly and totally unpredictable.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pm
With four conference titles and three WNBA championships to their name, including their last in 2014, the Phoenix Mercury can always be counted on to bring the heat. Be there as some of the top female basketball players in the world traverse the court, with all eyes set on a fifth title. Stars like Brittney Griner, Cayla George and the league's all-time three-point leader Diana Taurasi are ready to burn up the court in another thrilling season of WNBA action at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
If rosé all day is your mantra, then you'll want to attend Scottsdale Rosé Day. This all-day rosé party, taking place at some of Old Town's best bars and restaurants, makes it easy to toast your friends with a glass of this beautiful pink elixir, ending summer on a high note. Your ticket includes three coupons, each of which will get you a glass of rosé for just a penny ($.01), an official Scottsdale Rosé Day glass, access to all participating venues, amazing drink specials and more! Don pink and white and get in the spirit of this eminently indulgent afternoon.
Clinton Fearon, who first gained fame as a member of the legendary roots reggae band The Gladiators, comes to BLK Live in Scottsdale for a night of acoustic grooves by the pool. Known as the lead singer of such Gladiators' hits as "Chatty Chatty Mouth," "Rich Man Poor Man," "Get Ready" and "Let Jah Be Praised," the Jamaican bassist and vocalist has released close to a dozen albums since going solo in the '80s, including two all-acoustic discs. You'll undoubtedly hear cuts from his latest, 2016's This Morning, at this gig, which also features opener Walt Richardson.
Great White, who enjoyed one of the biggest hits of the '80s with "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," celebrates almost four decades of rock at BLK Live in Scottsdale. Making its name on Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip, the band recorded a pair of platinum albums and were nominated for a Grammy in 1989. Still going strong with original lead singer Jack Russell, the band will perform hits from their deep catalog, including "Rock Me," "Save Your Love," "Call It Rock & Roll," "Hooked," "House of Broken Love" and more.
The Southern California hard rock juggernaut Autograph gave the world the ubiquitous hit "Turn Up the Radio," seminal albums such as Sign In Please, That's the Stuff and Loud and Clear as well as unforgettable sold out shows alongside everybody from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith. Reunited and fortified by the hard-edged, bluesy voice of singer-guitarist Simon Daniels, they've taken their bombastic live performance to theaters, casinos and festivals throughout America, Canada and the UK. Their single "I Lost My Mind in America" made the Top 10 downloads on iTunes, and now you can witness their epic return at Scottsdale's BLK Live.
Sunday September 17, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
See how funny sleep can be when comedy hypnotist Flip Orley takes the stage. A local favorite who's appeared on Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show, Orley combines comedy, hypnotism and audience participation into one sidesplitting show. Since so much of the comedy derives from Orley's friendly interactions with the crowd, no two performances are ever alike, making the fun completely unpredictable. When Orley's on stage, the only thing that's certain is that a good time is in store. Check him out at the Tempe Improv.
Thursday September 14, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 15, 2017 / 10:00pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 7:00pm
Josh Wolf is a Boston native who tells it like it is. A regular on Chelsea Lately, he has an irascible wit and penchant for putting people in their place. He's a guy's guy, always sporting a five o'clock shadow and a worn trucker hat, but he connects with every audience he encounters, telling homegrown and relatable stories about dating and single parenthood while also poking fun at current events and pop culture trends. When he isn't guest starring on shows like Raising Hope and writing best-selling books, he's headlining national comedy clubs. He's tackled virtually every subject imaginable, so there's no telling exactly what you'll get when he performs at Phoenix's Stand Up Live. Just strap in and prepare to laugh.
Friday September 1, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 10:00pm
Voted Village Voice's Best Comedian of 2013, Mark Normand is perplexed by the rites and rituals of modern dating and is 99% convinced that Google silently judges his porn search term history. He has appeared on Conan, made three appearances on Comedy Central's smash hit Inside Amy Schumer, and finished a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Joe List got his start in comedy just weeks out of high school, appearing on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, The Artie Lange Show and Late Show with David Letterman. The veteran comics hit the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre for a double dose of self-deprecation.