The NEW Black Box Series


September 12 - October 13, 2013
Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley
Music by Marvin Laird
One part Gypsy, one part The Bad Seed, add a heavy dose of wicked humor and what do you get? Ruthless!This deliciously funny musical tells the story of Tina Denmark, an eight-year-old girl who was born to entertain…by any means necessary. A riveting musical full of one-liners and left turns you'll have to see to believe. Ruthless! spoofs Broadway musicals while creating a one-of-a-kind roller coaster ride of laughter and satirical fun!
January 30 - March 2, 2014
By Nina Raine
NOW ANNOUNCED! Boldly innovative, devastatingly witty, and wholly thought-provoking, Tribes is a brilliant new play fresh off its debut run in New York City. The 2012 Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is a stunning examination of our human nature and how we interact with one another. The play focuses on a young family with a son who is deaf, raised without knowledge of sign language. It isn’t until he meets Sylvia, a woman who is slowly losing her hearing, that he learns of the extended family he has in the Deaf community. Touching, beautiful with just the right of amount heart, Tribes is a surprisingly refreshing look at how we align ourselves within this world, whether we realize it or not.
This show is verbally, sexually, and culturally charged. It is meant for mature audiences only.

April 10 - June 1, 2014
Book by Jeff Whitty 
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Part felt, part flesh and full of heart, Avenue Q returns to Phoenix Theatre as a part of our debut Black Box Series. This laugh-out-loud musical follows Princeton, a recent college grad and his new neighbors living onAvenue Q.  The show stars puppets and humans, but this ain't Sesame Street! The winner of multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical, this show’s outrageous and irreverent humor comes at you like a freight train. It's hysterical, fast-paced and fun, fun, FUN! With these wild puppets, Avenue Q is sure to be an R-rated evening you won't soon forget! 
Mature Audiences Only!