Arizona Broadway Theatre Returns to Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center

Will Produce both Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol in 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and Herberger Theater Center (HTC) today announced that they will co-present both Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol: The Musical on the HTC Center Stage. Valley audiences will delight in the opportunity to see these classic tales set to music at their favorite downtown venue by the Valley’s leader in musical theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be on stage July 7-16; A Christmas Carol: The Musical will run December 9-24.

“With ABT’s vast experience bringing quality musicals to life, this full-scale production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is sure to delight theatergoers of all ages,” says Mark Mettes, HTC’s President and CEO. “A Christmas Carol: The Musical was a family favorite last year, and we are excited and proud to partner with ABT to bring these spirited family-oriented musical productions downtown this year.”

ABT CEO and Executive Producer Kiel Klaphake shares the excitement of Mettes.

“Last year’s production proved that this can be a successful partnership. We’re thrilled to be able to extend that partnership with the addition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this summer as well as restaging A Christmas Carol: The Musical this holiday season. As the leading musical theatre producer in the state, we are delighted to bring our bold approach to this premier venue.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 10, 2017, at For more information, visit or call the Box Office at (602) 252-8497.


About Arizona Broadway Theatre

ABT, Arizona’s one-of-a-kind, award-winning, state-of-the-art professional theatre showcases locally and nationally acclaimed artists and provides palate-pleasing sit-down table service with themed menu items prepared fresh daily to accompany the award-winning on-stage fare. With one reservation, you can enjoy a full night’s entertainment without having to rush around the Phoenix sprawl between meal and show! ABT is conveniently located south of West Bell Road off Loop 101 in the P83 District east of the Peoria Sports Complex. Parking is free. For tickets and additional information call the Box Office at 623.776.8400 or visit Arizona Broadway Theatre’s twelfth season is proudly sponsored by Arrowhead Cadillac.

About the Herberger Theater Center: Where the Audience Meets the Art

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters the growth of the arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the HTC is home to several Valley theater and dance companies; and offers three theater venues, an art gallery and rentable event space for a variety of community uses. During the last 27 years, four million patrons have enjoyed more than 11,000 performances at HTC. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefit its Youth Outreach Programs, designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through the arts.