WELCOME TO DESERT STAGES THEATRE

Your premiere non-profit 501(c)3 community theatre in Scottsdale!

Our home is inside Scottsdale Fashion Square, located in the food court, at the center of Arizona’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Our new location has greatly expanded our capacity for presenting vibrant Broadway-inspired musicals and dramatic shows, and for introducing aspiring young actors to all aspects of musical theatre production.

We look forward to sharing our NEW Desert Stages with you!

WELCOME TO DESERT STAGES THEATRE

Your premiere non-profit 501(c)3 community theatre in Scottsdale!

Our home is inside Scottsdale Fashion Square, located in the food court, at the center of Arizona’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Our new location has greatly expanded our capacity for presenting vibrant Broadway-inspired musicals and dramatic shows, and for introducing aspiring young actors to all aspects of musical theatre production.

We look forward to sharing our NEW Desert Stages with you!

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COMING SOON

NOW PLAYING

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS

Jan 18 to Mar 3

Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps.

COMING SOON

GREASE SCHOOL EDITION

Feb 22 to Mar 24

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Mar 15 to Apr 14

The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him.

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 SEASON

Young Frankenstein
10/5 - 11/4
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Disaster!
1/11 - 2/10, 2019
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Oliver
4/5 - 5/5, 2019
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ACTOR’S CAFE PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 SEASON

Boeing Boeing
8/24 - 10/7
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Bad Seed
10/19 - 11/18
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A Christmas Story The Play
11/30 - 12/23
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Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks
1/18 - 3/3, 2019
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Death of a Salesman
3/15 - 4/14, 2019
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Broadway Bound
4/26 - 6/9, 2019
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The Dixie Swim Club
6/21 - 8/4, 2019
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YOUTH/TEEN PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 SEASON

Bye Bye Birdie
8/17 - 9/16
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The Butterfly’s Day
10/13 - 10/28
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Mary Poppins Jr
11/16 - 12/23
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
1/19 - 2/10, 2019
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Grease School Edition
2/22 - 3/24, 2019
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Legally Blonde The Musical
5/17 - 6/16, 2019
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Gerry Cullity’s Alice In Wonderland
5/25 - 6/9, 2019
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All Shook Up
6/28 - 7/28, 2019
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DESERT STAGES ACADEMY

At Desert Stages Academy actors of all ages learn, grow and thrive. They experience every aspect of theatrical performing and production while building confidence and poise that lasts a lifetime.

CENTER STAGE

Center Stage Is an 8-week theatrical training session that showcases a Broadway favorite and introduces young actors, ages 4-10, to all aspects to musical theatre production. This mini-camp program includes auditions, acting games and plenty of singing and dancing.

THEATRICAL CAMPS

At Theatrical Camps young actors receive a high quality hands-on theatrical experience in a non-competitive, fun environment. Each session covers all aspects of a musical production, including auditions, staging and choreography. And, every Theatrical Camp concludes with a FREE stage performance for family & friends.

SPECIAL CLASSES

In Addition to our Center Stage and Theatrical Camp programs, Desert Stages is currently offering these special classes:

PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

By Dale Yeoman

Strengthen your voice, create and expand your range while improving your performance. Training for all ages.