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Production History

Arizona Theatre Company has served Arizona’s audiences with award-winning theatre for the last half-century. Our history has included world premieres, productive partnerships, and performances in cities throughout the state.

Beginning in the 1983/1984 season, all productions are performed in Tucson & Phoenix. Beginning in the 1990/1991 season, all productions are performed at the Temple of Music and Art and the Herberger Theater Center.

World Premiere
Performed in Phoenix
Performed in Mesa
Performed in Tucson
Performed in Phoenix & Flagstaff
Performed only in Phoenix

2022-2023 Season

The Lion

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The Glass Menagerie

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Pru Payne

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Private Lives

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2021-2022 Season

Women in Jeopardy!

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how to make an American Son

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2020-2021 Digital Season

The White Chip - Digital Play Reading

Alma - Digital Play Reading

Slow Food - Digital Play Reading

The Realness - Digital Play Reading

Ponzi - A RomeroFest Digital Play Reading

Halsted - A RomeroFest Digital Play Reading

The Heath - An Audio Play

Somewhere Over the Border - Digital Play Reading

2019-2020 Season

The Royale

Silent Sky


“Master Harold”…and the Boys

♦ The Legend of Georgia McBride (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

2018-2019 Season

Native Gardens

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man

Two Trains Running

American Mariachi

♦ Things I Know To Be True (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

2017-2018 Season

Chapter Two

The River Bride

Man of La Mancha

Outside Mullingar

Low Down Dirty Blues

♦ The Diary of Anne Frank (start at Geva Theatre Center)

2016-2017 Season

King Charles III

An Act of God

Fiddler on the Roof

La Esquinita, USA

Ring of Fire

♥ Holmes and Watson

2015-2016 Season

Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus – Live!

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin (produced with 88 Entertainment)

♦ Sex with Strangers (produced with Stray Cat Theatre)


♦ Snapshots (start at Village Theatre)

● The Santaland Diaries (in association with the Herberger Theater Center)

● A Christmas Carol (in association with the Herberger Theater Center)

♦ Fences (with Indiana Repertory Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

♦ Of Mice and Men (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

2014-2015 Season

♦ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (start at Guthrie Theater)

♦ Wait Until Dark (start at GEVA Theatre)

♦ Murder for Two (with Snug Harbor Productions and AWA Partners)

♦ Five Presidents (with Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

Romeo and Juliet

♦ A Weekend with Pablo Picasso (start at San Diego Repertory Theatre)

2013-2014 Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

♦ The Mountaintop (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center-tour, with Penumbra Theatre Company)

♦ Xanadu (start at The Village Theatre)

♦ Other Desert Cities (with Indiana Repertory Theatre)

Around the World in 80 Days

♦ Venus in Fur (start at Seattle Repertory Theatre)

2012-2013 Season

♦ Next to Normal (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)

♦ Lombardi (start at Cleveland Play House)

Jane Austen’s Emma

♦ Freud’s Last Session (start at San Jose Repertory Theatre)

The Sunshine Boys

♦ Clybourne Park (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

2011-2012 Season

♥ Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club

♦ God of Carnage (with San Jose Repertory Theater)

♦ Daddy Long Legs (start at Rubicon Theatre Company)

♦ The 39 Steps (start at Guthrie Theater)

The Great Gatsby

♦ Red (start at Seattle Repertory Theatre)

2010-2011 Season

♦ Backwards in High Heels (start at Asolo Repertory Theatre, with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Cleveland Play House)

♦ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (with Penumbra Theatre)

Romeo and Juliet (produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)

Woody Guthrie’s American Song

♥ Ten Chimneys

Lost in Yonkers

♥ Sex and The Second City 2.0 (produced with The Second City)

The Mystery of Irma Vep

2009-2010 Season

♥ ♦ The Kite Runner (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)

George is Dead

♦ Ain’t Misbehavin’ (with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Cleveland Play House)

[title of show]

The Glass Menagerie

♥ The Second City Does Arizona, or Close but No Saguaro

2008-2009 Season

Enchanted April

The Lady with All the Answers


♦ A Raisin in the Sun (with Cleveland Play House and Penumbra Theatre Company)

♥ Somebody/Nobody

King Henry V (produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)

Beethoven, As I Knew Him (with 88 Entertainment)

2007-2008 Season

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone (produced with 88 Entertainment)

Monsieur Chopin (produced with 88 Entertainment)

Touch the Names

The Pajama Game

♥ ♦ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (with San Jose Repertory)

♦ To Kill a Mockingbird (start at Kansas City Repertory Theatre)

♦ The Clean House (start at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville)

2006-2007 Season

Twelfth Night

❂ 2 Pianos 4 Hands (Mesa only from San Jose Repertory Theatre)

♦ Jitney (start at Kansas City Repertory)

♦ ❂ Ella (with Cleveland Play House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory)



Molly’s Delicious

Love, Janis

I Am My Own Wife

Late Nite Catechism 2 (produced with Entertainment Events, Inc.)

2005-2006 Season

♦ ❂ Pride and Prejudice (with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Alliance Theatre)

Bad Dates

♦ ❂ Hank Williams: Lost Highway (with Kansas City Repertory and Dallas Theater Center)

♦ Crowns (with Portland Center Stage and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville)

The Importance of Being Earnest (with Theatre Royal Bath/Peter Hall Company)

♥ ♦ Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (with Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Pasadena Play House)

❂ Tuesdays with Morrie

2004-2005 Season

♦ The Immigrant (with Northlight Theatre)

♦ Anna in the Tropics (start at Dallas Theater Center, with Pasadena Play House)

♦ The Pirates of Penzance (start at Kansas City Repertory)

♥ ♦ For Better or Worse (with Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

Permanent Collection


2003-2004 Season

♥ ♦ Over the Moon (with Seattle Repertory Theatre)

♦ Talley’s Folly (with Pasadena Play House)

♦ It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (with Missouri Repertory Theatre)

A Streetcar Named Desire

Othello (Produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)

Oh Coward!

♦ The Underpants (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)

2002-2003 Season

Much Ado About Nothing

♦ Blue (built at ATC, start at Pasadena Play House, Coconut Grove Play House, and Papermill Playhouse)

The Fantasticks

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Dirty Blonde


♥ The Origins of Happiness in Latin

The Drawer Boy


2001-2002 Season

♦ 2 Pianos 4 Hands (with Northlight Theatre, toured to Missouri Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Coconut Grove Play House, San Diego Repertory Theatre, State Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company)

♥ Ghosts (trans. Lanford Wilson)

My Fair Lady

Late Night Catechism (produced with Entertainment Events, Inc.)


Fully Committed

♦ Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright (start at Missouri Repertory Theatre)

2000-2001 Season


♦ Crumbs from the Table of Joy (start at Dallas Theater Center)

H.M.S. Pinafore


How the Other Half Loves

♥ Inventing Van Gogh

Hamlet (with the Royal National Theatre)

Secret Things

1999-2000 Season

♦ Play On! (start at Pasadena Play House)

Master Class

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Side Man

♦ As You Like It (with Seattle Repertory Theatre)

♥ ♦ The First Hundred Years (start at Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

L’Universe (with The Flying Karamazov Brothers)

Before Death Comes for the Archbishop

1998-1999 Season

Picasso at the Lapin Agile (also performed in Scottsdale)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

♥ The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm (transferred to Broadway)

♦ Blues for an Alabama Sky (with Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

How I Learned to Drive

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

1997-1998 Season

Othello (with The Royal National Theatre)

Blithe Spirit

Valley Song

Five Guys Named Moe

♦ The Heiress (with Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

♥ Rocket Man


1996-1997 Season

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

♦ Three Tall Women (with Dallas Theater Center)

Swinging on a Star: The Johnny Burke Musical

♥ La Malinche

The Illusion

Seven Guitars

1995-1996 Season

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Little Shop of Horrors

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities

♦ Candida (with Initman Theatre)

A Perfect Ganesh

♥ Private Eyes

Shakespeare for My Father

1994-1995 Season

Noises Off

Blues in the Night

♥ The Old Matador

Dancing at Lughnasa

♥ Dracula

The Convict’s Return

Oklahoma! (with Phoenix Symphony)

1993-1994 Season


♦ Dreams from a Summer House (with ACT Theatre)

The Seagull

Death and the Maiden

Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

1992-1993 Season

♥ One Crazy Day or the Marriage of Figaro

The All Night Strut!


♥ Fertility Rights

M. Butterfly

Willi, An Evening of Wilderness & Spirit

1991-1992 Season

She Stoops to Conquer

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Heidi Chronicles

Minor Demons

Sea Marks

1990-1991 Season



The Price

♥ The Holy Terror

The School for Wives

Other People’s Money

1989-1990 Season


The Cocktail Hour

The Boys Next Door

The Importance of Being Earnest


The Road to Mecca

1988-1989 Season

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Under Milkwood

I’m Not Rappaport

Arms and the Man

Steel Magnolias

A Walk in the Woods

1987-1988 Season


Great Expectations

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

On the Verge

The Tempest

Taking Steps

♥ Dreamers of the Day

1986-1987 Season

The House of Blue Leaves

A Delicate Balance

The Matchmaker

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

Glengarry Glen Ross

You Can’t Take It With You

1985-1986 Season

Fool for Love

The Real Thing


The Government Inspector

Private Lives

My Fair Lady

1984-1985 Season

And a Nightingale Sang

Master Harold…and the Boys

The Learned Ladies

Death of a Salesman

Goodbye, Freddy

The Robber Bridegroom

1983-1984 Season

A Streetcar Named Desire

Billy Bishop Goes to War

The Taming of the Shrew

Our Town

‘night, Mother


1982-1983 Season

✲ What the Butler Saw

A Christmas Carol

Journey’s End

✲ Mass Appeal

✲ Uncle Vanya

✲ The Dining Room

✲ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1981-1982 Season

The Rainmaker

A Christmas Carol

Waiting for Godot


✲ As You Like It

✲ The Gin Game

✲ Tintypes

1980-1981 Season

✲ The Rivals

✲ Custer

✲ Indulgences in a Louisville Harem

The Elephant Man

A Little Night Music

❖ Talley’s Folly

1979-1980 Season

✲ A Flea in Her Ear

Twelfth Night

✲ The Glass Menagerie

Father’s Day

The Seagull

The Threepenny Opera

1978-1979 Season

Cold Storage

A Christmas Carol

✲ Tartuffe

✲ The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Boesman and Lena

The Show Off

1977-1978 Season


Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

✲ Equus

Black Comedy/On the Harmfulness Of Tobacco

Shadow Box

Rodgers and Hart

Starting Here, Starting Now

1976-1977 Season

In Fashion

Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Ah, Wilderness!

✲ Vanities (Phoenix 1977/1978)

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris


1975-1976 Season

The Dybbuk

The Sunshine Boys


Diamond Studs

The Sea Horse

The Devil’s Disciple

Moonshine and Sassafrass

1974-1975 Season

A Streetcar Named Desire

Sherlock Holmes

The Hot l Baltimore

That Championship Season

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill

The Taming of the Shrew

Diamond Studs

1973-1974 Season

Inherit the Wind

A Christmas Carol

Promenade, All

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

The School for Wives

Of Mice and Men

1972-1973 Season

Conflict of Interest

Norman, Is That You?

Stop the World – I Want to Get Off!

Child’s Play

The Gingerbread Lady

1971-1972 Season

West Side Story

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds


1970-1971 Season

You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running


The Price

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

The Odd Couple

The Boys in the Band

Adaptation/Next/Calm Down Mother/Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool, Dry Place


1969-1970 Season


Dear Friends

Don’t Drink the Water

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

A Man for All Seasons

Have you any Dirty Washing, Mother Dear?

Spoon River Anthology

The Hobbitt

The Dandy Lion

1968-1969 Season

Love in E-Flat

The Threepenny Opera

The Time of Your Life

A Thousand Clowns


The Subject was Roses


A Delicate Balance

The Private Ear/The Public Eye

The Littlest Tailor



1967-1968 Season


The Mousetrap

The Best Man

The Fantasticks

The Owl and the Pussycat

Hansel and Gretel

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

No Exit

A Case of Libel

A View from the Bridge

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