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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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05 Jun: “…And your little dog too”, Tally the stray dog stars as Toto in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s The Wizard of Oz

PEORIA, Arizona, June 5, 2023 — A real life Toto will be starring in The Wizard of Oz from June 16 – July 23. Tally is an 11-year-old mixed breed dog with a history of performing on stage, his debut being a high school production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. Now, Tally is in his first professional role at Arizona Broadway Theatre as Dorothy’s famed sidekick, Toto.

03 Apr: Behind the Tie Dye: Karissa Noonan and Escape to Margaritaville

PEORIA, Arizona, March 30 — The wardrobe for Arizona Broadway Theatre’s (ABT) Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville got a personal touch, as the costume department called on assistant stage manager, Karissa Noonan, to put her tie dye skills to work. Aside from putting in countless hours as ABT’s assistant stage manager, Karissa runs her own small business, “Peace, Love, Tie Dye”, where she sells her colorful creations.
ABT’s Costume Director, Dr. Heather Striebel, approached Karissa and asked her to craft tropical designs that reflect the traits and characteristics of each Escape to Margaritaville character. The product of this partnership can be seen in Tammy’s bathing suit cover-up, JD’s t-shirts, Jamal’s shirts, and other ensemble costumes.


The highly anticipated Broadway musical, Jimmy’s Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville opened last Friday at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) with a nearly sold-out performance. ABT is the first professional theatre in Arizona to produce and premiere this Broadway musical. Jimmy Buffett himself posted his delight and excitement last Thursday on social media.

Audiences are swarming to this hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. The musical comedy getaway features both original songs and some of the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” ”It’s 5 o’clock somewhere,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more.