For Immediate Release:
KNIGHTS, KILLER RABBITS AND SHOWGIRLS BEGIN 22 | 23 SEASON — FULL OF HILARIOUS AND CLASSIC MUSICALS
Arizona Broadway Theatre announces its new season
(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.
“We are excited to bring a new season of musicals to life here at ABT. Last week, we had the chance to see many of our donors and subscribers in-person as we hosted a special ‘Sneak Peek’ event, over three days, “says Kiel Klaphake, Executive Producer and CEO, “Many have been loyal patrons of the Theatre for over five to ten years. Some have even been here since the first show in the tent! We are beyond grateful for their current support and excitement for the upcoming new season.”
The 22 | 23 season opens in October 2022 with Monty Python’s Spamalot, the outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.
The holiday season at ABT starts on November 18 with a special Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in junction with the opening night of the holiday production. This year, an Arizona Broadway Theatre holiday tradition returns with A Christmas Carol The Musical. This lavish and thrilling Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story breathes fantastic new life into the classic tale of Christmas tidings and heart-warming generosity.
Mame kicks off the new year in January at the Theatre which follows the madcap adventures of everyone’s favorite aunt, Mame. 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.
Audiences in spring 2023 will be saying “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” as Arizona Broadway Theatre production of Escape to Margaritaville comes to life on the stage in March. This musical comedy features the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “Fins” and many more.
Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes the audience to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity beginning May 5, 2023. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.
Families and lovers of musicals in summer 2023 are off to see the wizard with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion with one of the the most beloved stories known and songs including “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and “Over the Rainbow.” Wizard of Oz the Musical, is based on the 1939 film, with songs and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and additional lyrics by Time Rice.
The closing ABT production, Disaster!, will have audiences laughing and dancing in their seats, as it takes ABT mainstage in August 2023. This parody of 1970s disaster flicks has larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue, and features some of the most unforgettable songs “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman,” and “Hot Stuff.” This hilarious musical comedy was created by SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick.
Full Season Subscriptions are now available for purchase by contacting the Box Office. FLEX Season Subscriptions and single tickets will be going on sale later in the year. Arizona Broadway Theatre is in Peoria, located off of the 101 and Bell Road.
22 | 23 Season Quick View
Monty Python’s Spamalot | October – November
The Christmas Carol | November – December
Mame | January – February
Escape from Margaritaville | March – April
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | May – June
Wizard of Oz | June – July
Diasater! | August – September
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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