Cavalia Odysseo, the largest touring production on Earth, is a true revolution in live entertainment. Under a traveling White Big Top tent the size of a football field, Cavalia Odysseo takes audiences on an immersive journey to some of nature's greatest wonders with the help of acrobats, aerialists, musicians, 70 horses and 50 riders. Blending equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels, Cavalia Odysseo will transport you to a whole new level of beauty, grace and magic. This awe-inspiring ode to horse and man will take your breath away. Even more magical, spectacular and grandiose than before, Cavalia Odysseo now comes to Phoenix.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 3:00pm
Wyclef Jean, former lead rapper and sometime-guitarist of the supergroup Fugees, comes to Scottsdale for a spirited live performance. As a solo artist, Wyclef is best known for such songs as "Gone till November," "We Trying to Stay Alive," "Sweetest Girl" and "Perfect Gentleman." He's also one of the industry's most popular producers and remixers, having worked with such stars as Whitney Houston, Santana, Michael Jackson and Destiny's Child, among many others. Catch him in concert at Scottsdale's BLK Live.
HAiR celebrates peace and love, taking you back to 1960s New York as young hippies try to make sense of their lives in the shadow of the Vietnam War. As the "tribe" -- a group of politically active bohemian youths -- fight against conscription, Claude has to decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or succumb to the pressures of his parents and conservative America. HAiR is filled with unforgettable songs, like "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In" and "Good Morning, Starshine," which all became anthems of the anti-war movement. Filled with unbridled energy and infectious songs, this stunning production at the Arizona Broadway Theater in Peoria provides an electrifying look back into '60s hippie counterculture.
It Happened One Night begins with pampered heiress Ellie Andrews languishing on her father's yacht, disapproving of her marriage to famous aviator King Westley. After an argument, she escapes the yacht and swims away. What unfolds after she makes this impulsive decision is rom-com history. Watch what happens when Scottsdale's Don Bluth Front Row Theatre puts its own theatrical spin on Frank Capra's Oscar-winning comedy classic.
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is at the peak of his career and has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his new assistant, Ken, in his huge studio on the Bowery. He painstakingly trains and admonishes the young art student in his philosophy of painting and art. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko finally visits the completed restaurant, and he faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his ultimate betrayal and undoing. RED erupts with power, passion and intellect, embracing a fierce love for the meaning and purpose of art. It demands that we think and feel, aspiring to something beyond ourselves and beyond now -- that tiny bit of hope, that "red" that makes us human. See John Logan's volcano of a play at the Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
The Arizona Rattlers kick off their 26th season of fast and furious gridiron action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. One of the premier teams in the new Indoor Football League and winners of six world championships -- including 2017's United Bowl -- the Rattlers' home games are always packed with high-scoring excitement and a loud party atmosphere. Led by head coach Kevin Guy, the team lives up to its name with plenty of quick and deadly strikes to the end zone. Come out and catch all the 2018 action with your whole crew.
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Cedar Rapids Titans)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 6:05pm (vs. Green Bay Blizzard)
Stand-up superstar Loni Love proves that, if you have the talent and the grit, big dreams still come true in America. Less than a decade ago, Love was an electrical engineer working for Xerox when she decided to risk everything for a career on the stage. After nearly winning Star Search, Love hasn't looked back. She's performed on The Tonight Show, was a regular on Chelsea Lately, was Ellen's DJ sidekick on Ellen and dominated VH1's I Love the '70s/'80s/'90s. Now Love takes a break from shooting her hit talk show The Real to bring her outrageous, inventive and always honest comedy to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 10:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Take a break from basketball's March Madness and join Symphony of the Southwest and Youth Symphony of the Southwest in an evening of Movie Music Madness. Come to the Mesa Arts Center dressed in your favorite movie costume and enjoy the themes of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Fellowship of the Rings, Superman, Star Trek, Phantom of the Opera and more.
From concerts by Grammy Award-winning singers to chats with National Geographic photographers, the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts hosts a variety of events that fulfill its mission to inspire audiences and artistically transform the Wickenburg community. Since opening in 2001, this 600-seat theater has hosted musicians, actors, comedians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, writers and intellectuals from all over the world. This season promises lots of talent!
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (The Zurich Chamber Orchestra)
Rent control still rules in New York, just like it did in 1972, when this popular rom-com first made waves on Broadway. Written by Bob Randall (Kate and Allie), the play takes place in a swanky Manhattan apartment boasting six rooms and a river view (MTV Cribs anyone?), which attracts plenty of potential tenants including a married ad man and an unhappy housewife. But when the two are inadvertently locked in together overnight, a romantic connection begins to develop as they challenge their life choices. The original production starred Jerry Orbach and Jane Alexander, who was nominated for a Tony for her role. Check out this version at the Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale.
Discover why The New York Times calls Ballet Arizona "one of the most enterprising companies anywhere" when you experience their latest boundary-pushing production at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. The company's annual Today's Masters show spotlights exciting works from contemporary choreographers like artistic director Ib Andersen and dancer Nayon Iovino, along with Alejandro Cerrudo of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Andersen is set to debut a new piece with music from the Danish String Quartet, while Cerrudo's popular PacoPepePluto grooves to the sounds of Dean Martin.
Richard Stevens has been delighting audiences from coast to coast for over 20 years as "America's Favorite Blonde, Barbra Seville." Seville is in high demand as a host, emcee, and contributor due to his quick wit, pop-culture references, and over the top dizzy/bitchy blonde personae. Catch him, along with drag stars like Piper M'Shay and Afeelya Bunz, at the Queens of Comedy at Phoenix's Stand Up Live.
Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of the world's best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this high-tech spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Trent's production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music that's perfect for the entire family. Don't miss the next generation of magic at Mesa Arts Center.
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a distraught mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the mother's son, Gidion. As his story is slowly revealed, the women try to piece together a satisfying explanation for Gidion's violent act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability. Gidion's Knot brings its provocative and moving storyline to the stage courtesy of the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood -- a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Don't miss this acclaimed musical at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
The Mom Made Market's main goal is to support moms in business. Held at Horizon High School in Scottsdale, this event will feature over 125 vendors, including food trucks. There will also be entertainment for the kiddos: Disney princesses, superheroes, a magician, hula lessons, limbo competition, balloon figurines, face painting and more.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 10:00amSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 10:00am
With friends like these, who needs enemies? Join Mr. Boddee and his guests to celebrate the old man's birthday, and watch as a delicious murder mystery unfolds throughout the evening. You'll enjoy a three-course meal served up with a side of laughs at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. A host of familiar names from the beloved board game Clue are on the guest list, including the gold-digging Miss Scarlett, the eccentric Professor Plum, the aging Col. Mustard, the ill-tempered Mr. Green, the stern and conceited Mrs. Peacock, and poor, misunderstood Mrs. White. It'll be up to you and your fellow audience members to figure out whodunit.
This ain't your grandma's improv show -- unless your grandma has a dirty mouth. Improv Uncensored is an unscripted comedy show featuring skits and sketches made up on the spot, featuring some of Phoenix's funniest improvisers at their "uncensored" best. And unlike competitive comedy shows at National Comedy Theatre, Improv Uncensored has no rules, no ref and no "brown bag foul" -- and no one under 18 is allowed! Every game and skit is based on audience suggestions and completely improvised, so you get a different, unrehearsed show every time.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:45pm
Lewis Nash joins with three of Japan's leading jazz musicians to perform an incredible afternoon of original music as well as arrangements of jazz standards and traditional Japanese music. The concert will showcase the musicianship and innovation that is originating from Japan, as Lewis reunites with these major talents.
The Dixie Swim Club revolves around the lives of five diverse women who were once members of a college swim club. Since then, they meet every year to renew their friendship and catch up with each other. All of the reunions take place in August in a charming North Carolina beach house. Reminiscent of uplifting Southern movies such as The Steel Magnolias and The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, this play revolves around the trials and tribulations of old friends as they grapple with whatever cards life has dealt them. Of course there are roadblocks, detours and disappointments along the way, but the gals' loyalty -- plus their robust and bawdy sense of humor -- sees them through everything that happens from their early Dixie Swim Club days to their late 70s. See this Westbrook Village Players production at the Vistas Ballroom Theater in Peoria.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Loyalties are tested and rivals are vanquished in what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare's greatest historical saga, Henry IV, Part I, which explores power, treachery, war and the complexity of father-son relationships. King Henry's son, Prince Hal, is squandering his life on drinking, gambling and dissolution. Alongside this bacchanal misrule, a nationwide rebellion sparks that will test King Henry along with his heir. Experience Shakespeare's historical drama live on stage at the Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse at Mesa Arts Center.
Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Apr. 5, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 2:00pm
The Plaids are back and better than ever in the crowd-pleasing favorite Forever Plaid. Who are the Plaids, you ask? They were a male pop quartet that died in a car crash on the way to their first big gig, and have been stuck in limbo ever since. Now they've got a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert that never was. Accompanied by a live band, the four Plaids will sing in delicious four-part harmony and dance with charming, outlandish choreography and overzealous precision. The boys will have you laughing in the aisles and humming along as they serenade you with some of the greatest 1950s hits, including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Catch a Falling Star," "Heart and Soul," "Chain Gang" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage.
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr. 1, 2018 / 2:30pm
Spin tells the story of the Derby Dames, a hot shot team in the fast-paced world of roller derby. When their star jammer is laid up with a nine-month injury, the Dames reluctantly agree to bring on the team captain's sister Dahlia. Dahlia, a high school physics teacher, is drawn to the science of the sport. But will she be able to handle the cutthroat competition? Find out when Spin rolls into Glendale's Brelby Theatre Company.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater thinks it's better served alongside a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, How to Murder a Millionaire, combines cold-blooded killing with the hilarious antics of reality TV. All eligible bachelor Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride to share his life, so he signs up to become the latest schmuck on cheesy dating show How to Marry a Millionaire. Here to win the heart (and bank account) of the handsome millionaire are sex kitten Tanya, sweetheart Darma and lady-with-a-past Carleen. Who will Dirk choose to be his bride? And will it be the last choice he ever makes? Help put together the pieces and uncover the murderer -- and maybe even become a part of the show -- as you laugh and dine at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club.
Diamond Rocks celebrates one of the most influential American artists of our time -- the one and only Neil Diamond! Known for his incredible tribute show, Barrie Cunningham has spent most of his life entertaining in showrooms, concert halls and on major cruise lines. He brings the magic of Neil Diamond to the stage with his incredible look and precise vocals. Catch this award-winning performer at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective comes to The Embassy Suites in Tempe to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
If you're been on the fence trying to decide whether to purchase oils, this educational class is for you. Learn what essential oils are along with why and how to use them, and then turn that knowledge into action by using oils to make a face serum, bath salts and hand soap. Enjoy all this plus a free nutrition screening at Acacia Library in Phoenix.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The timeless drama unfolds over the course of one sultry evening, as a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are recalled and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. Catch this stage classic from Stage Left Productions at the Paradise RV Resort Ballroom in Sun City.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 4:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:00pm
Art often imitates life, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater melds the two seamlessly and serves it up along with a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, Murder on the Movie Set, casts you and your fellow audience members as extras on a 1940s movie set. During rehearsal for the restaurant scene, things go horribly wrong, and we're talking more than just a fly in the soup -- There's been a murder! As possible witnesses, you have to help solve the whodunnit. Was it the frazzled director, the hunky leading man, the ditzy starlet, the aging diva, or her flamboyant, sharp-tongued wardrobe master? One thing is for sure: Hollywood will never be the same again!
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
One of YouTube's biggest breakout comedy stars, "thinking man's comic" Steve Hofstetter brings his latest no-holds-barred stand-up show to O'Connor's Pub in Phoenix. His new show, dubbed The Your Tour: Grassroots Ramble, features some of his most unfiltered, hilarious and very adult observations about virtually anything and everything under the sun, along with his patented after-show meet-and-greets. Along with his popular YouTube videos -- now up to 75 million views -- Hofstetter's performed on TV, with sets on The Late Late Show and Comics Unleashed, headlined at some of the country's top comedy clubs and brings his act to your city by popular request.