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.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pmMonday, Mar. 26, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 5:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / NoonSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 5:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 5:30pm
Barbra Streisand may've said it best: "There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there's Johnny Mathis." The uber-romantic crooner, whose enduring hits include standards like "Misty," "Chances Are," "The Twelfth of Never" and "It's Not for Me to Say," is Columbia Records' longest-running artist, with more than 350 million albums sold. Recently celebrating his 60th year in show biz, his crazy-versatile catalog of more than 70 albums ranges from jazz, pop, soul, soft rock, R&B, blues and country to his ever-popular Christmas collections, with his latest 2017 release covering the Great American Songbook. This legendary entertainer returns to Phoenix's Celebrity Theatre where he'll perform in the round as part of his Voice of Romance tour.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Sublime tribute 40 Oz. to Freedom cranks out album-accurate musical covers of the legendary Long Beach ska punk band. Frontman Dane Scott not only sings like Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, he plays guitar just as fiercely, too. You'll hear him and the band rip through such Sublime classics as "What I Got," "Santeria," "Wrong Way" and "Doin' Time" when they play Scottsdale's BLK Live, with an opening set by Why Worry.
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
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!
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Annie Moses Band)Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (The Zurich Chamber Orchestra)
The hit that's all about busts, The Boob Show returns to Phoenix via the Phoenix Theatre's Mainstage. Written by local artists Sally Jo Bannow (Dead Man's Cell Phone) and Craig Bohmler, this uplifting piece looks at the world of breasts in new and different ways, but always with heart. A perfect platform for Bannow's unique humor, The Boob Show also draws on her own experience as a breast cancer survivor. Celebrating breasts of every size and shape (and gender), this remarkable 45-minute comedy features original music as well. Be sure to see it before it heads to the off-Broadway stage.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pm
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.
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Apr. 8, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 1:00pm
Dynamic and impossible to categorize, Fishbone have been delivering their ska/punk/funk/rock hybrid to fans for more than 30 years, and now they're coming to BLK Live in Scottsdale. Led by founding members vocalist-sax player Angelo Moore, bassist Norwood Fisher and trumpet player "Dirty" Walt, the band has toured worldwide with everyone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus to Fela Kuti and the Beastie Boys, leaving an indelible mark on the music world with songs including "Everyday Sunshine," "Swim," "Party at Ground Zero" and "Sunless Saturday."
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.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, 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
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 9:45pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 9:45pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 9:45pm
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.
When Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor takes the stage, you never know just who will be with her. You might hear Bjork talking about making friends with pebbles or Owen Wilson waxing philosophic about the color of the sky. If you close your eyes, you might just think a who's who of celebrities has shown up -- or you might just think Villaseñor has been possessed. Rest assured, she's just a spot-on impressionist, which is why she first hit it big as a finalist on America's Got Talent before landing voice acting roles on shows like Family Guy and Adventure Time. She's also toured the country as a stand-up comic, starred in two one-woman shows and partnered with Broadway Video's latest network, Mas Mejor. Don't miss this young comedy star when she brings her zany blend of stand-up and impressions to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:00pmSaturday, 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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, 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 / 7:30pm
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.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Apr. 7, 2018 / 2:00pm
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.
Phoenix Chamber Music Society co-presents a program curated by composer-in-residence and acclaimed viola soloist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, three-time Emmy nominee Paul Brill, multi-platinum writer-producer Gardner Cole, Postcommodity's experimental noise maven Raven Chacon and singer-songwriter Anna Vivette. A star-studded lineup featuring 21st century composers in film, television and beyond shares an interactive window into today's ever-dynamic soundscape. Featured works at this ASU Kerr Cultural Center concert include Arizona premieres of Ngwenyama's scenic duo "Above the West" for violin and viola and Brill's live scoring to scenes from director Rachel Shuman's One October, an award-winning lyrical documentary portrait of New York City.
When housewives Summer, Chastity and Janet uncover the gruesome murder of their dear neighbor, their predicament isn't just desperate -- it's deadly! In this light-hearted murder mystery show, the ladies of "Hysteria Lane" need more than the police to solve this puzzling crime ... they're going to need you. As you dine on a delicious three-course dinner at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club, you'll help the gals put together the pieces and uncover the murderer. In the process, the ladies may even enlist the help of an audience member to try and contact their deceased friend from beyond the grave. Please see the full event description for detailed menu information.
Friday, Mar. 23, 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.
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
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.