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2015 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • Buyer & Cellar

    published April 16, 2015

    You think you have a handle on where playwrights get their ideas, and then you learn that Buyer & Cellar author Jonathan Tolins drew inspiration... More >>

  • Uptown Girls

    published April 9, 2015

    If you’re creating original musical performances, as 16 Bars Productions has for several Herberger Lunch Time Theater productions, why... More >>

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

    published April 2, 2015

    Once upon a time, Kirk Douglas starred in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for a less-than-impressive 82... More >>

  • Peter Rabbit

    published March 26, 2015

    Cuteness and fuzziness abound in Great Arizona Puppet Theater’s Peter Rabbit. Based on Beatrix Potter’s original charming story and... More >>

  • Out the Box

    published March 26, 2015

    Late night events have that frisky, spontaneous, verboten feeling: Who will be there? What’s gonna happen? Will someone show up with... More >>

  • Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals

    published March 26, 2015

    Few festivals offer more surprises than the Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals -- because all the plays are new! The roster for opening... More >>

  • Les Misérables

    published March 12, 2015

    Hit musical Les Misérables has single-handedly (single-playedly?) taught two French words and a smidgen of French history to generations... More >>

  • Yarnball

    published March 12, 2015

    Dan Hull runs around the Valley making storytelling happen. Surely he does other things, but the mere fact that he hosts Yarnball, a weekly... More >>

  • Shakespeare at the Herberger

    published March 5, 2015

    Shakespeare frequently wrote about dancing and music, but that Renaissance-y capering isn’t the stuff of Center Dance Ensemble’s... More >>

  • Dreamgirls

    published February 26, 2015

    If you don’t know anything else about the Tony-winning musical Dreamgirls, you’ve probably heard that song “And I Am Telling... More >>

  • Germs and Viruses: Or The Syrian Spring

    published February 26, 2015

    Reality inspired the imagination of MFA playwriting candidate Kirt Shineman when he created Germs and Viruses: Or The Syrian Spring. In the... More >>

  • The Storyline: Don Quixote

    published February 19, 2015

    The Storyline returns to Space 55 with an evening that’s themed Don Quixote, featuring performances by Maureen Burris, Jean Hattie Hayes,... More >>

  • Foxcatcher

    published February 19, 2015

    To remain unspoiled by the ending of Foxcatcher, avoid the real-life story of chemical fortune heir and fanatical athletics booster John du... More >>

  • Pluto

    published February 19, 2015

    Toaster pastries. Community college. Talking dog. Elizabeth is holding out for one nice ordinary day in Pluto, Steve Yockey’s play... More >>

  • March

    published February 12, 2015

    Each year, Black History Month celebrates many of the same civil rights leaders. Playwright Larissa Brewington’s out to change that,... More >>

  • Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage

    published February 12, 2015

    You’re getting old. You can’t figure out why the title of Gammage’s next big touring is Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on... More >>

  • Five Presidents

    published February 5, 2015

    Arizona Theatre Company’s latest is a world première by Emmy-winning Rick Cleveland, who did a bunch of writing and producing for... More >>

  • Fools

    published February 5, 2015

    We find that stupidity flourishes, even without magic spells to help it along, but in Neil Simon’s Fools, the Ukraine village of... More >>

  • "Delicate Beasts"

    published January 29, 2015

    Fiber artists Christy Puetz and Ingrid Restemayer have created weird, beautiful things to exhibit both together and separately since they... More >>

  • Winterfest

    published January 22, 2015

    We firmly hesitate to call any Valley event “Winterfest” unless it includes an artificially frozen puddle surrounded by trucked-in... More >>

  • Shifting Gears

    published January 22, 2015

    Any play about the nuclear family enables plenty of inherent conflicts, but popular local playwright Richard Warren stacked the deck by setting... More >>

  • Childsplay Presents: A Thousand Cranes

    published January 15, 2015

    There are not a whole lot of stories and plays for kids about nuclear weapons, and maybe there doesn’t need to be. A Thousand Cranes,... More >>

  • Rapture, Blister, Burn

    published January 15, 2015

    Rapture, Blister, Burn is a lyric from a Hole song, and that helps explain why the play by the same title is not about a particularly ecstatic... More >>

  • 13 The Musical

    published January 15, 2015

    Jason Robert Brown, darling of musical theater geeks, premièred a show called 13 on Broadway in 2008. A musical cast entirely with... More >>

  • Third

    published January 8, 2015

    Once a month, Mesa Encore Theatre hosts a play reading. The top-notch cast and director put in rehearsal time so that the public can expand its... More >>

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