Past Shows

Pippi Longstocking

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING – December 8-11, 2011 at the Studio 3 Artspace Theater

Pippi is the high spirited, warm hearted incarnation of every child’s dream of freedom and power. Dressed in strange clothes and living with her horse and pet monkey, she possesses supernatural strength and untold wealth. And now the rollicking adventures that put her at odds with the demands of life in a small town fill an effervescent family musical written by Denmark’s celebrated composer/lyricist/recording artist. When Pippi is not dancing with burglars who are trying to steal the gold coins given to her by her father (a pirate who is revered as a king by a tribe of South Sea island cannibals), she is at the circus fighting the strongest man in the world or playing tag with policemen. This uproariously funny musical starring the world’s most popular enfant terrible has played to sold out audiences the world over.

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The Wizard of Oz

THE WIZARD OF OZ – May 18-22, 2011 at the Mesa Arts Center

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

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Murder at Crooked House

MURDER AT CROOKED HOUSE – February 24-March 5, 2011

Crooked House is a seedy hotel where the guest pay outrageous rent for shoddy service.  Actually, what they are paying is — Blackmail!  Arriving on the scene is that famous Hoboken detective, Hercules Porridge.  He’s inept but very funny.  A corpse is discovered in the sitting room and a beautiful secretary is done in by deadly orchid juice.  The guest list includes a mystery writer, Anguish Crispie, an eccentric young man who dresses like a jungle explorer, and a strange actress who always dresses in black.  Colonel Chutney, a crazy neighbor, thinks the year is 1880 and he’s in India.  Jeeves, the butler, has a wandering mind. Thrills and chills collide with sidesplitting laughter as the case is surprisingly solved by Detective Porridge.

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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – October 29-November 6, 2010 at Poston Junior High School Auditorium

Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, and Snoopy in this fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. The time of the action is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown,” a day made up of little moments from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.

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Annie, Jr.


Performances June 4-5, 2010 at Gilbert High School Auditorium

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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