Arizona Broadway Theatre Hosts Fun-filled Annual Holiday Luncheon

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents the annual Holiday Ladies Who Lunch, an opportunity for ladies to get together and enjoy good food and entertainment.  This much anticipated annual fun-filled event will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“We have a lovely luncheon planned for the women of the Northwest Valley,” commented Tracy Williams, ABT’s Director of Patron Services. “We will also have boutiques set up in our lobby that will include items from a wide range of vendors. Many of our guests will be groups of ladies looking for a holiday lunch with their friends and an opportunity to do some shopping for unique and handcrafted gifts.”

Tickets for Ladies Who Lunch are $35 and can be purchased online here. Each ticket includes an entree, iced tea/coffee, dessert, gratuity, and door prizes. Following lunch, holiday entertainment will be provided by the theatre on the mainstage. For more information about Ladies Who Lunch, please contact the ABT box office at 623-776-8400.

ABT and Herberger Theater Center Partner to Present A Christmas Carol This Holiday Season

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and Herberger Theater Center (HTC) extend their partnership, announced earlier this year, by co-presenting A Christmas Carol on Center Stage at HTC  December 10 – 24. Valley audiences will delight in the opportunity to see this classic tale set to music at their favorite downtown venue by popular West Valley theatre company ABT. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 16, 2016, at

Kiel Klaphake (l) and Mark Mettes (r) celebrate the partnership of ABT and HTC.

Kiel Klaphake (l) and Mark Mettes (r) celebrate the partnership of ABT and HTC.

“We are excited and proud to partner with ABT to bring this spirited musical production to family audiences in downtown Phoenix during the holiday season,” says Mark Mettes, HTC’s President and CEO. “With ABT’s vast experience bringing quality musicals to life, this full-scale production made possible through our partnership is sure to delight theatergoers of all ages.”

ABT produced A Christmas Carol on stage in Peoria in 2015 and will bring this hugely successful version with an unexpected and uplifting twist to HTC for the enjoyment of Valley audiences. ABT CEO and Executive Producer Kiel Klaphake shares the excitement of Mettes, “As the leading musical theatre producer in the state, we are delighted to bring our bold approach to this premier venue. We have long sought a partnership with an arts organization that has the leadership of HTC and a respected position in the community for advancing performing arts in the Valley. We look forward to a long relationship.”

Church Basement Ladies Opens Sept. 22, 2016

In rural Minnesota, 1965, the ladies of the local church fortify their flock with love, wisdom and, of course, the food they prepare in the church’s basement kitchen. Inspired by the best-selling book Growing Up Lutheran, Church Basement Ladies mixes together delightful original music, endearing characters, and hilarious scenes to yield a deliciously funny musical comedy. Church Basement Ladies, a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, features four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and the problems of a rural Minnesota church. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, audiences get a touching, funny look at their lives as we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying each other. Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they begin to see the Church year unfold from below the House of God. This is most certainly true!

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


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7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria AZ 85382


September 22-October 2, 2016

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