Drum roll please…. And here is the lineup for Season 16 at Arizona Broadway Theatre!
I Walk The Line
From one of the titans of Country Music, Ring of Fire brings the unforgettable songs of Johnny Cash to life in this concert musical featuring the timeless “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Jackson,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” and more. Though he is never impersonated, a multi-talented cast paints a musical portrait of “The Man in Black” that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ evening that will both move and exhilarate!
Even If You’re Little, You Can Do A Lot
Winner of 4 Tony Awards! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s “Naughty.” She expects school to be different, but there she runs afoul of Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress who loves to bring down “The Hammer.” It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves, and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Life Is A Banquet
Mame follows the madcap adventures of everyone’s favorite aunt and her adoring nephew. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring 20s, shamelessly spoils her “little love,” and perseveres through life with humor and style, all without missing a dance step. Jerry Herman’s Tony-nominated score is packed with musical favorites “Bosom Buddies,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” and more. This year, spend time with the wonderous, the wonderful, the winsome – Mame!
Someone To Watch Over Me
A banker with show business stars in his eyes travels from New York to Deadrock, Nevada on official business where mistaken identities, love at first sight, and hilarious hijinks resuscitate an abandoned theatre and the spirit of a small town. With a wealth of memorable Gershwin tunes including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” Crazy for You bubbles over with spectacular show-stopping numbers and glistens with 1930s glamour.
What A Woman Wants
The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Having inherited the factory from his father, quiet Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all. Winner of six Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Kinky Boots reminds us that sometimes, the best way to fit in… is to stand out!
We’re Off To See The Wizard
The classic tale winds its way to ABT! Join Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” “Over the Rainbow” toward the “Evening Star” in an attempt to get Dorothy back home to Kansas and give her companions their true hearts’ desire. Based on the 1939 film, with new songs and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Tim Rice, this is your chance to travel to “The Merry Old Land of Oz” this summer!
Out For A Hero
It’s the 80s, and Ren has moved to a quiet backwater town where dance is outlawed. Through explosive choreography and classic pop-rock songs such as “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” and the exhilarating title track, Ren challenges the community to reverse the rule and heal from the tragedy that kept their hearts from dancing. Filled with high-energy, unforgettable music, this Tony nominee is the heartwarming story of rebellion, redemption, and closure.
Stop! Wait! What?!
Tony Award’s Best Musical of 2014! A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm… and a dash of murder! A Gentleman’s Guide is a merry romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs as low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s in line for an earldom. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught on his way to becoming the next Earl of Highhurst? This truly original and fresh new comedy will delight and leave you begging for more!