About Phoenix Theatre:
The Phoenix Theatre has been an integral part of community theatre in Arizona for almost 100 years! Started in 1920 as the Phoenix Players, which then became the Phoenix Little Theatre, they have enjoyed the support of some helpful benefactors including the Heard family. At one time the theatre was located in the Heard family coach-house. The theatre managed to keep alive even through World War II and eventually moved to its current location. They have continued to grow and expand and the current space boasts two theatres, one a proscenium theatre and also a slightly smaller black box theatre. It also houses the wonderful Art Bar Bistro where you can come early and enjoy drinks and salads, sandwiches and starters.
At the Phoenix Theatre, you can see such plays as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mamma Mia! and Little Shop of Horrors. They also host a new works festival that helps foster the development of up and coming playwrights and composers etc. Also in 2017, the Phoenix Theatre is trying something new. They are having a summer music series that helps to bring local and regional talent to the stage for some summer fun. And when it comes to community outreach, Phoenix Theatre is no slouch. Their Partners that Heal program is taking theatre into hospitals and is reaching out to sick children in order to bring them some much needed comfort and support. The performers bring puppets, music and other theatrical props into the hospital setting and provide the children with some laughter and respite from their difficulties.