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23 | 24 Season Announcement

23 24 Season Full

Musicals you love, Memories Audiences Will Make

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) Announces 23 | 24 Season

 

(Peoria, Arizona) The wait is finally over! Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) proudly announces its 23 | 24 Season with musicals audiences love including Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Arizona Professional Theatre Premiere, and the highly-anticipated return and summer production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  

Donors and full season subscribers gathered on Monday, February 27 to be the first to learn the productions for the upcoming season and enjoyed preview performances of songs from the season’s lineup.  This type of roll-out of a new ABT production season has been a cherished tradition as many subscribers have been supporting ABT since 2006, or as many will say, “Since the Tent.”

The 23 | 24 Season opens with the return of an audience favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat beginning September 29, 2023, with an opening season kick-off party.  The musical follows favored son Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors in this over-the-top, Bible-inspired (Book of Genesis) musical comedy with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Throughout the years, ABT has been a part of many families’ and friends’ seasonal traditions with dining and a holiday musical performance. Arizona Broadway Theatre holiday subscriber favorite Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, returns to the mainstage November – December 2023. Featuring songs from Irving Berlin, White Christmas sparkles with holiday cheer, dancing, and laughter. 

Next up,beginning January 2024, experience On the Town, an exhilarating musical comedy with iconic location scenes in New York and an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein. Travel back to New York City in 1944 with three curious US Navy sailors in search of love, fun, and the beautiful Miss Turnstiles! With only 24 hours to hit the Big Apple, Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie prowl the city’s points of interest, each finding romance with interesting ladies, only to find themselves in “awkward” situations. 

Heading into March 2024, get ready to go on an adventure with Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy whose dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s over-the-top chocolate factory, come true. Audiences will satisfy their sweet tooth, as ABT premieres the imaginative world of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You’ll devour this family-friendly adventure that’s full of mouth-watering visuals that Must be Believed to be Seen. Strike that! Reverse it

The last three productions of the season include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which starts in May 2024. This musical is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs, and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. This is a hilarious not-be-be-missed musical that will have you rolling in your seats with laughter.

Summer 2024, journey into a kingdom under the sea as Disney’s The Little Mermaid returns as it was placed on hold due to the pandemic. This is Arizona Broadway Theatre at its best, bringing Disney’s magic to life on the mainstage again after the success of its 2022 holiday production of The Christmas Carol The Musical and 2018 production of Mary Poppins.

Wrapping up the 23 | 24 Season, and with the popularity of ABT’s production of Game Show, audiences will again play an active role and help solve the murder with the Detective as CLUE The Musical begins in August 2024. Audiences are invited to dine and be in the room when ABT brings the world’s best-known suspects to the mainstage to solve this mystery. Six suspects, six rooms, and six weapons. With over 200 possible endings, everyone’s a suspect. 

Arizona Broadway Theatre is ready to provide a full season of Broadway’s best musicals to the Valley of the Sun with talented local and national voices, phenomenal storytelling and much more.  Join ABT for a delicious meal and a spectacular performance with a dinner & performance ticket, or simply enjoy one of our specialty cocktails in the lobby before the production with a performance ticket. Whichever you choose, you will create lasting memories at this one-of-a-kind theatre.

TICKETS

  • Season Subscriptions Prices starting at $546 (Lowest, Orchestra, Sunday evening and Thursday matinee)
  • Full Season Subscriptions begin Spring 2023. 
  • Current 22 | 23  Full Season Subscribers have till April 3, 2023 to renew. 
  • FLEX Subscriptions (4+ musicals) begin Summer 2023 
  • Single Ticket sales begin August 2023

Contact Guests Services for more information about subscriptions by calling 623.776.8400 or in-person at the Box Office. 

MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Michele A. Meyer, Director of Marketing & Communications | michele@azbroadway.org

McKenzie Wurtz, Communications Coordinator | mckenzie@azbroadway.org

 

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTIONS

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

Follow favored son Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors in this over-the-top, Bible-inspired (Book of Genesis) musical comedy with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Through his many trials and discovered ability to interpret dreams, Joseph becomes second-in-charge to Pharaoh and leads the Egyptian people through famine. Don’t miss this musical as it returns to the Mainstage with a SPECTACULAR opening season kick-off party.

 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS 

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

Bob and Phil, a military veteran song-and-dance duo, fall head-over-heels for a stunning sister act en route to a Christmas stage show. Their romantic pursuits land them in a magical Vermont inn owned by their former commander, General Waverly. As the inn falls on hard times, it’s up to Bob and Phil to bring business in, but will their yearning hearts pull them in another direction? Featuring songs from Irving Berlin, White Christmas sparkles with holiday cheer, dancing, and laughter 

 

ON THE TOWN 

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 

Travel back to New York City in 1944 with three curious US Navy sailors in search of love, fun, and the beautiful Miss Turnstiles! With only 24 hours to hit the Big Apple, Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie prowl the city’s points of interest, each finding romance with interesting ladies, only to find themselves in “awkward” situations. Experience this exhilarating musical comedy with iconic scenes and an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein. 

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

MARCH – APRIL | REGIONAL THEATRE PREMIERE 

Get ready to go on an adventure with Charlie Bucket, an imaginative boy whose dreams of acquiring a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka’s over-the-top chocolate factory, come true. Satisfy your sweet tooth, as ABT’s premieres the imaginative world of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. You’ll devour this family-friendly adventure that’s full of mouth-watering visuals that Must be Believed to be Seen. Strike that! Reverse it! 

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER 

MAY – JUNE 

On the eve of his possible execution, Lord Montague “Monty” D’Ysquith Navarro, Ninth Earl of Highhurst, writing his memoirs, takes the audience back to a time when he had no money, no love in his life. What does he have? Can Monty scheme to eliminate his unsuspecting relatives and rise to Earlship without getting caught? This murderous romp is filled with unforgettable music, nonstop laughs, and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. 

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID 

JUNE – JULY

Journey into a kingdom under the sea and meet Ariel, a young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home to experience life in the human world. After falling in love with the land-dwelling Prince Eric, she bargains with evil sea witch Ursula to trade her tail for legs, losing her voice in the process. With the help of colorful friends, Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian, Ariel voyages on land legs in a quest for true love and human discovery.  

CLUE THE MUSICAL

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER

“Who Killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon?”. You’re invited to dine and be in the room when ABT brings the world’s best-known suspects to the Mainstage to solve this mystery. Six suspects, six rooms, and six weapons. With the popularity of ABT’s production of Game Show, audiences will again play an active role and help solve the murder with the Detective. With over 200 possible endings, everyone’s a suspect. 

ABOUT ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE (“ABT”)

ABT Performing Arts Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Arizona’s one-of-a-kind, award-winning, state-of-the-art professional theatre showcasing locally and nationally acclaimed artists and providing palate-pleasing sit-down table service prepared fresh daily to accompany the award-winning on-stage fare. With one reservation, patrons enjoy a whole night’s entertainment without rushing around the Phoenix sprawl. Support from the community sustains professional musical theatre produced in the Northwest Valley. It also allows ABT to create and deliver youth programming that educates and engages students across metropolitan Phoenix. Arizona Broadway Theatre’s season is proudly sponsored by Arrowhead Cadillac. azbroadway.org




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