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2014 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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