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2014 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • Planting Zone

    published June 19, 2014

    Fortunately, Herb Gardening for Beginners at Desert Botanical Garden doesn’t consist of us telling stories about episodes like that time... More >>

  • Wonder Year

    published June 12, 2014

    Ordinarily, we’d be using this space to remind you to attend the opening of Nearly Naked Theatre’s Falsettos. Said opening... More >>

  • Naked Truth

    published June 12, 2014

    2000’s The Full Monty did well on Broadway, overshadowed by The Producers’ opening that season. The script, by lauded Terrence... More >>

  • Cutoffs

    published June 12, 2014

    Attention span. What? Oh -- how about eight tiny plays by the up-and-coming playwright members of Scottsdale’s Theatre Artists Studio in... More >>

  • Better, Bess

    published June 5, 2014

    Maybe the culture you originally developed to preserve your identity and express your heritage is now exploited by your oppressors. Sucks. But... More >>

  • What a Dahl

    published June 5, 2014

    It’s time for summer field trips or, if you somehow wound up at home with your offspring, enriching activities for their edutainment and... More >>

  • Booking The Book of Mormon: Why Did It Take So Long?

    published May 29, 2014

    Gammage Auditorium announced last month that The Book of Mormon, which is three years into its Broadway run and preselling seats through... More >>

  • Meet The Pair

    published May 29, 2014

    The Odd Couple, most people’s favorite Neil Simon play, was also a classic film and a long-running sitcom. Sloppy, fun-loving Oscar... More >>

  • Working Week

    published May 29, 2014

    Perhaps the coolest things about the musical version of the film 9 to 5 are the designs (which drag us back to the big hair, giant eyeglasses,... More >>

  • Staged

    published May 22, 2014

    Stories about writers aren’t always fun -- the pitfalls include conceited, oblivious, and incestuous points of view. But tales about... More >>

  • Monster Hit

    published May 22, 2014

    Things we didn’t know about Mel Brooks’ 1974 film Young Frankenstein: • Brooks and Gene Wilder came up with the idea during... More >>

  • Water Works

    published May 22, 2014

    If a play opens at Gilbert’s Hale Centre Theatre and one of the characters can’t see or hear it, is it Tommy or The Miracle Worker?... More >>

  • Mask at Hand

    published May 15, 2014

    If you think professional wrestling’s too fake, you may hold an overinflated opinion of reality. But a play about that sweaty, spandexed... More >>

  • Date Night

    published May 15, 2014

    Although the Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County (which did exist, despite your conviction that it was just a chalupa-fueled dream... More >>

  • Study Buddies

    published May 15, 2014

    What better way to forestall the summertime forgetting of what the kids learned in school than to infuse them with the best educational... More >>

  • Abaire Afoot

    published May 8, 2014

    David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, A Devil Inside, Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World) might be the darling of Phoenix theaters and audiences... More >>

  • Shiny Boots of Leather

    published May 8, 2014

    People who’d never enjoy pornography (or admit it, anyway) proudly consume erotica with an intellectual sheen. Hence the sophisticated... More >>

  • Softcore Kitty

    published May 1, 2014

    When film director David DeCoteau, a former production assistant for Robert Corman who's famous for the "boxer briefs horror" genre, wants to... More >>

  • Purlie Jam

    published May 1, 2014

    R. C. Davis is the given name of a renowned American actor, writer, and activist. An inattentive county clerk (or family affection) morphed the... More >>

  • Witch Way to Go

    published April 24, 2014

    Myriad versions of the 300-year-old ballad “Barbara Allen” have come down to us. Our dad sings that Ms. Allen’s suitor dies... More >>

  • English Rose

    published April 24, 2014

    The Secret Garden, a musical inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's Edwardian novel, features uptight Brits opening up like neglected... More >>

  • All The Zindel Ladies

    published April 17, 2014

    New Times’ original hippie readers parented the supernumerous Millennials. Curiously, technology’s rendered the spawn... More >>

  • Dead Wood

    published April 17, 2014

    It’s sort of a given that if there’s a play called The Pornozombies, our twisted friends at Nearly Naked Theatre will get around to... More >>

  • Frock You

    published April 10, 2014

    Don’t be embarrassed that you’re unusually excited about Phoenix Art Museum’s “Hollywood Costume” exhibition.... More >>

  • Race Waiting

    published April 3, 2014

    Living in the same town as Great Arizona Puppet Theater means we get to see acclaimed and unusual visiting puppet shows that the GAPTeers can... More >>

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