Watching the Tonys the other night reminded me of how great it can be to see a live play. There is something about a live performance whether it be a play or a concert that creates something special making it different and most of the time even better than a movie, TV, or CD. There are a lot of different places to see plays locally and the tickets come in a wide variety of prices. Here is a list of popular places to catch a play:
Gammage Auditorium , ASU Tempe Campus – hosts a Broadway series as well as numerous other performances
Hale Theater , Gilbert – hosts children’s theater as well as family and adult plays.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater , Mesa – where you can eat dinner and see a show
Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe – hosts a variety of programs including the well know Childsplay productions, dance productions, and a variety of other plays and programs
Mesa Center for the Arts, Mesa – see Southwest Shakespeare Company, East Valley Children’s Theater, Ballet Etudes, Symphony of the Southwest, and more
Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler – hosts a free summer concert series and a variety of performances throughout the year
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale – see the popular “Late Night Catechism” or any of the other great program
Phoenix Theater, Phoenix – hosts a season of popular plays
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, Phoenix – presents great puppet shows geared mainly towards elementary age children. They also offer a Puppet Slam program for adults.
Actors Theater, Phoenix – present a variety of plays mostly geared towards adult audiences