Man In Black Added to ABT’s 2016 Concert Series

WHAT: Man in Black has been added to Arizona Broadway Theatre’s series of 2016 concert series. Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Cash with this critically acclaimed concert production featuring the most popular songs from his nearly 50-year career. Starring national touring artist Robert Shaw and his Lonely Street Band playing your favorite Cash hits – from the early days of “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line” on through the decades, including “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” This concert brings to life the authentic Cash sound that’s been described as “steady like a train, sharp like a razor.” With first-rate costumes, world-class musicians, and top-notch production values, this is a must-see for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the music of the Man In Black!

 

WHEN:
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria AZ 85382

 

BOX OFFICE:
(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.

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

Rock of Ages Cast to Perform at Hard Rock Cafe

Phoenicians can get a sneak peak at Arizona’s first local professional production of Rock of Ages next Thursday, May 19, at Hard Rock Café Phoenix. The professional cast will take the stage at 7 p.m. to perform some of the 1980s most popular classic rock songs as featured in the Arizona Broadway Theatre production running from May 27-June 19. Fans are invited to preview the show and meet the cast, and will have opportunities to win tickets to the full-length production and other memorabilia.

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 azbroadway.org or contact the Arizona Broadway Theatre box office at (623) 776-8400.

WHERE:

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria AZ 85382

SHOW DATES:

September 22-October 2, 2016

CURTAIN TIMES:                                                                        

Wednesday – Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. (Sept 29)
Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday:    2 p.m. (Sept 25) and 7:30 p.m.

BOX OFFICE:                                                                   

(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.

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.

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WHERE:
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria AZ 85382

SHOW DATES:
July 15-August 14, 2016

CURTAIN TIMES:
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)

BOX OFFICE:
(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.

 

Summer Concert Series Announced

TAD Management will bring three concerts to the stage at Arizona Broadway Theatre this summer. Don’t miss Piano Men: Generations, Rod Stewart Tribute featuring Gregory Wolfe, and Those British Girls. Dinner and show tickets or show only tickets available, starting at 26.00 for show only. Early seating for dinner at 5:30pm; concerts begin at 7:30pm.

PIANO MEN: GENERATIONS is on stage June 13, 2016, and celebrates the musical influences of BILLY JOEL and ELTON JOHN, music that transcends four decades. This show is brought to you by the amazing Father and Son team of Terry & Nick Davies. Join Terry and Nick on this journey through the careers of two music icons.

ROD STEWART TRIBUTE by Gregory Wolfe hits the ABT stage on July 18, 2016. Gregory’s first taste in music came at a very young age, listening to crooners like Nat King Cole and Andy Williams. He has since taken his act worldwide. From Singapore to South Carolina, and Bangkok to Berlin, Gregory’s entertained them all over the globe! You’ll hear all the great Rod Stewart hits from “Hot Legs,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Maggie May” and many more.

THOSE BRITISH GIRLS is a hit-filled concert coming August 29, 2016. This show takes you on a journey through the music of the UK’s ready steady female star vocalists of the 1960s through to the chart-topping and record-breaking superstars of today. Britain was the world’s undisputed pop culture hub of the 1960s, and although male groups dominated the UK charts, each of the top four recording labels had their own female superstars, including Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, and of course…Adele! Get ready for a night out where the boys take a backseat, and the ladies take center stage.