Broadway’s Best Party Comes to Peoria When Rock of Ages Opens May 27

Revisit your glory days as the cast and classic rock music take you back to the 1980s.

Arizona Broadway Theatre

Rock of Ages

Arizona Broadway Theatre


Arizona Broadway Theatre is cranking it up to 11 with the 6th show of the 11th Season, Rock of Ages! The Broadway smash about rock and roll dreams set to the biggest classic rock hits of the 1980s runs from May 27-June 19.

Making its Arizona debut, Rock of Ages chronicles the love between aspiring rocker Drew and would-be actress Sherrie set to a soundtrack featuring the music of REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison, and more.

Visiting talents, Seth Hunter and Laurie Gardner, bring Drew and Sherrie to life in ABT’s production, joined by a tremendous cast and behind the scenes crew. Hunter shares his enthusiasm for this role, “Everyone has an inner rock star that just wants to break out,” and his excitement for the audience, “The show is just a giant party. This show does a great job making people forget about their lives outside of the theatre and pulls them into this fantastic world.”

“Rock of Ages is such a fun show, because it never takes itself too seriously,” says Director/Choreographer Kurtis W. Overby. “It’s like being part of a music video; it moves quickly and is full of nostalgia for all things 1980s.” The live band onstage and playlist of classics is sure to provide a great time for everyone.

ABT has planned drinks, a menu and several surprises for the run of the show. From guest appearances to special interactions for patrons with the cast and set, Rock of Ages will be Peoria’s biggest party. Get your tickets in person, online or call the box office at (623) 776-8400.

Shrek The Musical Runs July 15-August 14, 2016

Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life in Peoria when Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a lively song-and-dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film. The show will run from July 15-August 14, 2016.

Featuring Jason E. Simon as Shrek, back on the ABT stage after huge acclaim as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof earlier this year. The second to the last show in a well-received Season 11, ABT now brings Valley audiences this faraway kingdom with a twist. In the Kingdom of Duloc things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a headstrong princess. Throw in a donkey that won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, this live stage version of Shrek The Musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards including best score and best book for a musical when it originally opened on Broadway in 2008. “Shrek the Musical” is part romance, part fractured fairy tale and 100% irreverent fun for the whole family.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the Arizona Broadway Theatre box office at (623) 776-8400, or buy online.


Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria AZ 85382

July 15-August 14, 2016

Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. (July 28, August 4)
Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday: After Dark Cabaret at 10 p.m. (July 29)

(623) 776-8400
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.