The 2021/2022 Season

The 2021/2022 Season

Welcome to our 102nd Season! We are thrilled to be back indoors, producing the very best in professional regional theatre. Everything you see on our three stages is produced in our own prop, costume, and scene shops, by exceptional local artisans. We bring you the highest caliber performing artists from NYC to L.A., with a majority residing right here in the Phoenix Metro area.

We have carefully chosen shows for the 2021/2022 Season that highlight stories of everyday people whose extraordinary resilience and tenacity inspire hope. We know they will uplift your spirits and create shared memories that you and your loved ones will cherish.


Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

Directed by Karla Koskinen

Aug 18, 2021 to Sep 12, 2021

Hormel Theatre

A story of friendships as strong as steel

All the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done at Truvy’s Beauty Salon, where outspoken Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to a coterie of eccentric characters. By turns hilarious, poignant and acerbic, six women weather triumphs, tragedies and challenges to their beliefs about family, culture and community. This wisecracking group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.


Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot (Small cast version)

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

(Small Cast Version)

Sep 15, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021

Mainstage Theatre

Love, lust and betrayal wrapped in a lavish score.

A band of Revelers retells this epic story of love and betrayal, freshly reimagined. The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical. This small cast version is ideally scaled for the more intimate theatrical experience of our Mainstage.


The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Oct 6, 2021 to Dec 5, 2021

Hormel Theatre

Awaken your inner creature of the night!

Give yourself over to the absolute pleasure of this beautifully twisted rock musical masterpiece. Dynamic tension is on the menu as naive new fiancees Brad and Janet discover a world where nothing is taboo. Awaken your inner creature of the night and explore your most sensational, interplanetary fantasies with Rocky, Eddie, Dr. Scott, Columbia, Magenta, Riff Raff and, of course, Frank-N-Furter. Brad and Janet will never be the same again, and with any luck, neither will we!


Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Nov 17, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022

Mainstage Theatre

The boys are back to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the holidays! Sun Records, now festively decorated with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made the “Million Dollar Quartet” famous. The gang is up to their usual antics as we journey through stories of Christmas past, present, and future. It’s a jam-packed evening of holiday hits that you won’t want to miss!


The Hello Girls

The Hello Girls

Jan 5, 2022 to Jan 30, 2022

Hormel Theatre

A jazzy new musical about the unsung heroines of World War I

Based on a true story, The Hello Girls reveals the wartime heroism of America’s first women soldiers in this jazzy new musical. Fighting in France in World War I, the United States Army was having trouble with the phones. With speed essential in the dispatch of information, calls weren’t getting through fast enough. Bilingual telephone operators volunteered for the front lines to help turn the tide of World War I, then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition. The Hello...


Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ In The Rain

Feb 2, 2022 to Apr 3, 2022

Mainstage Theatre

Defy the doldrums with this heartwarming classic-- bigger and brighter than ever!

It’s 1927, Hollywood’s Golden Age, and Don Lockwood and Lina LaMont are the toast of Tinseltown -- until “talkies” come on the scene. Join us as we make a big splash with this spectacular and romantic musical comedy, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. There will be wonderful singin’ and dancin’ and, yes, it really will rain onstage!

Nominated for seven Olivier Awards and winner of Best Musical Revival

 


The 24th Annual Festival of New American Theatre

The 24th Annual Festival of New American Theatre

Spring 2022

The southwest’s premiere new theatre works festival. Trust us, it’s a process.

Hosted annually by The Phoenix Theatre Company, the Festival of New American Theatre amplifies new voices and expands the canon of American theatre. This season, the festival will focus on the development of new musicals. We will partner with NYC’s Theatre Barn, a primary incubator of new musicals, and expand our program with ASU’s Music Theatre and Opera program.


The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Mar 2, 2022 to May 1, 2022

Hormel Theatre

Celebrate life with the revival of this joyous, Tony Award winning musical

With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, it tells the uplifting story of Celie, a woman who struggles through adversity to find strength, love and the power of her own voice. This beloved story of sisterhood and perseverance is sure to move you.

Nominated for four Tony® Awards – winner of...


Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!

May 4, 2022 to Jun 19, 2022

Mainstage Theatre

It’s the musical extravaganza you didn’t know you needed!

Not content to let William Shakespeare get all the attention, the conniving but clueless Bottom brothers hatch a plan to cook up the next big stage hit. After an ill-advised trip to see Nostradamus’s food-obsessed nephew, they risk everything to produce what they believe will be the show of the future: the musical! Combining everything you love about Broadway—big dance numbers, bold costumes, and eye-rolling off-stage antics!


Always... Patsy Cline

Always... Patsy Cline

Jun 8, 2022 to Aug 7, 2022

Hormel Theatre

Based on the true story of a pen-pal friendship set to the soundtrack of country’s most vibrant voice

Always…Patsy Cline is a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death in a plane crash. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.” Tales of Patsy’s life on the road are told with down-home country humor and brought to vibrant life through her...


On Your Feet!

ON YOUR FEET! The story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan

Jul 13, 2022 to Aug 28, 2022

Mainstage Theatre

Get in the groove with this smash-hit Broadway musical fiesta!

Infused with the heartbeat of Little Havana, the ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’ in this inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people whose belief in their talent—and each other—catapulted them to international stardom. With a seductive beat and smoking hot choreography, On Your Feet! roars through up-tempo dance numbers with swirling skirts and swiveling hips, overflowing with heartfelt emotion. A salsa-splashed showcase of the dance-floor hits that made Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine...