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Sep 2, 2022

Q&A with Actor Emily Mohney

For each show, Associate Artistic Director Chanel Bragg highlights a member of the cast or creative team who is not only local to Arizona but exemplifies excellence within their field. There is such incredible talent within our community, and as the state theatre of Arizona, it is part of our mission to showcase that talent. Throughout […]

Aug 31, 2022

We HEAR You!

We’re delighted to share several sound improvements you’ll notice when you return to the theatre this fall, including additional microphones, sound mixing improvements, assistive listening device options at every performance, and open captioning at a select performance of every show. Sound Supervisor Mathew DeVore and his team will be approaching all six shows as they […]

Aug 30, 2022

About the Play – The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

What do we do about the servants? As evidenced in British programs such as Upstairs, Downstairs or Downton Abbey and the more recent Hotel Portofino, the long-suffering members of the upper class have to contend with their servants as much as their own foibles. Remember Rose Buck, who was in the service of the Bellamy […]

Aug 25, 2022

About the Play: The Lion

Traditional music theater scores are said to need a good old fashioned “I want” song – remember “Wouldn’t it be Loverly” from My Fair Lady: All I want is a room somewhereFar away from the cold night airWith one enormous chairOh, wouldn’t it be loverly? Or maybe you are more familiar with “If I Were […]

Aug 19, 2022

Erlina Ortiz Wins ATC’s 2022 National Latine Playwrights Award

Arizona Theatre Company is excited to announce that Dominican-American playwright, performer and theatremaker, Erlina Ortiz, has won the 2022 National Latine Playwrights Award with her dramedy La Egoista, for which she will receive $2,500 and a professional workshop. In conjunction with ATC senior artistic staff, panelists included director, playwright and Associate Artistic Director for Syracuse […]

Aug 10, 2022

Celebrating World Lion Day!

World Lion Day is celebrated on August 10! ATC is celebrating as we prepare for the opening show of our 55th Season, The Lion. Enjoy this animated music video of the title song, “The Lion,” performed by Benjamin Scheuer!

Feature: Transatlantic Team Revives Powerful One-Man Musical

THE LION plays to rave London reviews; will open 2022-23 season at Arizona Theatre Company by Robert Encila-Celdran. Originally published on The year was 2013. Sean Daniels met singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer at Goodspeed Musicals, where the Johnny Mercer Foundation launched The Writers Grove: a veritable sanctuary for gifted writers to create and develop new musicals. […]

Review: ATC Closes Season With World Premiere of HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN SON

Christopher Oscar Pena delivers a riveting new play at Arizona Theatre Company by Robert Encila-Celdran. Originally published on Occasionally a critic comes across a production that impairs his sense of objectivity. Indeed I’m guilty as chris peña’s play hits a little too close to home. how to make an American Son is a provocative immigration story, […]

May 19, 2022

About the Play: how to make an American Son

To know chris peña is to come face to face with a hurricane — intense, relentless, focused, and deliberate. To know chris peña is to know passion, humor, generosity, and spirit. To know chris peña is to know talent. His play how to make an American Son is fueled by these emotions and a point […]