Our 2021-2022 season was an exciting mix of recent winning musicals, classic favorites, and fresh original works!
Spring marked a turning point for many theatres in the Valley recovering from fewer and smaller productions, and lower attendance, prior to widespread vaccinations and other precautions. We ended the season celebrating a welcome return to sold-out shows.
Spotlight was honored with 56 nominations for ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for the 2021-2022 season, with our performers and artists winning 23 “Zoni” awards.
Sep. 17–Oct. 3: This extraordinary musical retells graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s memoir of growing up in a funeral home, coming out, and coming to terms with memories of her father. Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more→
Oct. 22–Nov. 7: Everyone’s favorite ghoulish family is back in a musical for younger performers. Written by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa. Directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more→
Dec. 3–19: A musical based on Cheryl and Carrie Berk’s popular book about “socially invisible” girls who find empowerment in their cupcake club. Written by Rick Hip-Flores. Directed by Heather Walker and Callista Walker.Read more→
Dec. 31-Jan. 1: This premiere of Kenny Grossman’s latest musical follows a magic rain cloud that brings music to lift the spirits of troubled towns. Directed by Kelly Swope.Read more→
Jan. 14–Feb. 6: The “American tribal love rock musical” revives the counterculture of the 60s with a hit score. By Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt McDermot. Directed by Chanel Bragg.Read more→
Feb. 25–Mar. 13: E.B. White’s classic tale of friendship in the barnyard as a great modern musical, by Joseph Robinette and Charles Strouse. Directed by Kenny Grossman.Read more→
Apr. 1–10: One show premiering three winning one-act plays, written by Rebecca Bain, Katie Kloberdanz, and Zoey Waller. Directed by Alyssa Armstrong, Dean Kelldorf, Alec Pursell, and Jack Taylor.Read more→
May 13–29: Teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod in this hilarious rock version of the myth of Perseus. Written by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki, based on the novel by Rick Riordan. Directed by Bobby Sample.Read more→