15 Must-See Plays in Metro Phoenix This Spring

Bianca Marroquin stars as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago, coming to Gammage Auditorium this spring.
Bianca Marroquin stars as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago, coming to Gammage Auditorium this spring.
Photo by Jeremy Daniel

They can sing, they can dance, after all this is -- well, okay, it's not France, but Phoenix will get its fair share of talented actors taking to the stage for the spring season. Between Broadway musicals, Shakespearian adaptations, and centerstage comedies, we've found 15 good reasons to start buying your theater tickets now.

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Chicago

The Broadway classic with such famous musical numbers as "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle," is coming to Tempe for one weekend only with an all-star cast including Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, and John O'Hurley at Billy Flynn. Chicago showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27; 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at ASU Gammage. Tickets run between $40 and $145. For details, visit asugammage.com or chicagothemusical.com.

Upcoming Events

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

The late rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly comes to life on stage in the jukebox musical, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Featuring Todd Meredith as Buddy Holly, Mike Brennan as The Big Bopper, and Eddie Maldonado as Ritchie Valens, this touring show features such numbers as "Peggy Sue," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," and "That'll Be The Day." Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Visit www.orpheum-theater.com.

Skulk

An antisocial gamer named Steven is pushed from the PC world to the real one with the help of an ex-coworker and a new online acquaintance who prefers to meet in person, ultimately changing the way this outsider interacts with the world around him. Skulk, Canyon Stewart's Senior Capstone, runs from Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 19. More details will be announced through www.binarytheatre.org.



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