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Learn more about Arizona Broadway Theatre and our professional musical productions. We’re eager to discuss all things ABT – what’s happening onstage and behind the scenes.

Did you know that ABT is a non-profit organization?
Did you know many of our performers auditioned in New York City?
Did you know several ABT alumni now perform on Broadway?
Did you know our set and the majority of our costumes are created at ABT?

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Michele A. Meyer, Director of Marketing and Communications 

McKenzie Wurtz, Communications Coordinator

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Michele A. Meyer, Director of Marketing and Communications

02 Mar: 23 | 24 Season Announcement

(Peoria, Arizona) March 1, 2023 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.

17 Feb: 24 Hour Musical

(PEORIA, Arizona) February 17, 2023 — Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is inviting teens to perform Mean Girls Jr. as part of a 24-Hour Musical Fundraiser that will be held April 21–22. Teens ages 14–19 will audition for, rehearse, and perform a fully-staged production of Mean Girls Jr. in just 24 hours to raise funds for ABT’s arts education programs.

08 Mar: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022

(Peoria, AZ) March 8, 2022, Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this year by featuring the women working at ABT and highlighting the diverse roles available to women in the performing arts. Like many theatres across the globe, Arizona Broadway Theatre continues to rebuild itself from the pandemic. Amid this daunting task, co-founders Cassandra and Kiel Klaphake seized the opportunity to restructure the organization with up-and coming artists and leaders. On the grand scale, men may still dominate many top theatre jobs; however, at ABT, that is not the norm. In its 17th year of existence, Cassandra, Artistic Producer, is changing that narrative at the theatre by including talented females eager to break the stereotypes found behind the scenes. …


(Peoria, AZ ) March 2, 2022 Arizona Broadway Theatre’s 22 | 23 Season best can be described as a melting pot of hilarious musicals from Monty Python’s Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and two newer Broadway musicals, Disaster! and Escape to Margaritaville to the classics, Mame, Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol. Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), a nonprofit performing arts organization, is known as the premier destination for musical theatre and produces high caliber productions showcasing locally and nationally acclaimed artists. …