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2014 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • High & Dry Society

    published April 3, 2014

    Nation, a play for youth receiving its North American première from ASU Tempe’s MainStage, sounds not unlike The Blue Lagoon, but... More >>

  • Casual Corner

    published March 27, 2014

    Classic farce: great fun for an audience but not so much for the characters, considering all the unintentional dishabille, mistaken identity,... More >>

  • Franco, My Dear

    published March 27, 2014

    James Franco.Now that we have your attention (if not, what are you even doing here?), here goes: Franco stars with Catherine... More >>

  • Act Global, Cast Local

    published March 27, 2014

    If Arizona Theatre Company’s productions sometimes don’t feel Arizona-y enough, Around the World in 80 Days should balance that... More >>

  • Spellbound

    published March 20, 2014

    We’re gonna be sick. Not because we’re seeing The Sickie Bunch, the latest collection of sketch comedy from The [sic] Sense, but... More >>

  • Free Kings

    published March 20, 2014

    Glendale’s Brelby Theatre Company just won’t stop doing the Shakespeare. The young and frisky troupe focuses on the part of the... More >>

  • See You in Court

    published March 13, 2014

    Just about every local theater jumped on Spamalot the moment it became available. You could follow it around as some of us used to with The... More >>

  • Tick, Tick, Boom

    published March 13, 2014

    Not unlike the police, one’s newborn children tend to arrive at the worst possible time -- unless you want them, and then it can be... More >>

  • Carb Smart

    published March 6, 2014

    You look peckish. How about you sit down and let Lee Hillson, executive sous-chef at The Phoenician, fix you a nosh -- maybe the pasta... More >>

  • Spam Filter

    published March 6, 2014

    The Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals is back! (NOTE TO EDITOR: That’s all they need to know.)Well, we tried. Okay,... More >>

  • Silver Foxy

    published March 6, 2014

    This theater season’s been a riotous celebration of dysfunction, but we’re ready for some nurturing warmth. Some Joe DiPietro,... More >>

  • Grey Area

    published February 27, 2014

    Even before Fifty Shades of Felt put Phoenix on the Christian-and-Ana parody map, we were a tour stop for a musical called Spank! that also... More >>

  • XOXO

    published February 27, 2014

    Lounging on your veranda in your velvet smoking jacket, choosing a diverting morsel of tuneful frivolity, it can’t hurt to check the... More >>

  • Six Degrees

    published February 20, 2014

    Whether a video game’s for fun or medical rehab, whether a film is The Hangover or Shoah, such projects require artists. If they’re... More >>

  • Pen & Tell-All

    published February 20, 2014

    Despite wealth, fame, and success, the Wyeths’ chief concern at Christmas 2004 in Palm Springs is daughter Brooke’s upcoming memoir... More >>

  • Stranger Zone

    published February 13, 2014

    All Puppet Players, that Arizona-California troupe of low-budget lunatics, is most renowned right now for its embarrassingly popular... More >>

  • Bone to Pick

    published February 13, 2014

    In the late 1920s, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes collaborated on a script for a play, hoping to strike a balance between frothy... More >>

  • Death Becomes Her

    published February 6, 2014

    Brelby Theatre Company specializes in cool yet nonreproducible experiences -- plays you’re unlikely to have seen before or see again... More >>

  • Coupling

    published February 6, 2014

    We kind of have Neil Simon to thank for Robert Redford, who would have become a giant movie star no matter what but really took off when he... More >>

  • Boy Meets World

    published January 30, 2014

    Since 2004, Phoenician Ryan Avery’s done weird, artsy, generally loud things in public (except for two years he spent in Portland on a... More >>

  • Mind Your Language

    published January 30, 2014

    Parents have to make choices constantly. For instance, let’s say you and your children are all super-intelligent and hyperverbal. You... More >>

  • TB in Paris

    published January 23, 2014

    It’s obvious Mimi isn’t feeling well in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, because she wears a shawl in the promotional... More >>

  • Marital Miss

    published January 16, 2014

    Just about any time a theater produces Right Bed, Wrong Husband, some PR person is quick to point out that despite the title, the play’s... More >>

  • Fight Night

    published January 16, 2014

    The meekest mom goes tiger when you suggest her cub might be deficient. As for competitive dads, seen any sitcoms lately? With us Homo... More >>

  • It's a Hit

    published January 9, 2014

    Here in Night & Day, we love it when people express and share the captivating beauty of human diversity. When public figures such as athletes... More >>

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