Our 2021-2022 season was an exciting mix of recent winning musicals, classic favorites, and fresh original works!
In accordance with updates in CDC recommendations in spring 2022, wearing masks for play attendance became strongly encouraged, but not required. We continued to conduct play rehearsals fully masked, but the plastic half-shields used for most performances were no longer required for our final show of the season, The Lightning Thief. (For the final show, each performance weekend began with mandatory cast testing in order to prevent most possibilities of covid transmission.)
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. Spotlight ended the season celebrating a welcome return to sold-out shows.
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→