Freaky Friday, The Musical runs June 14-30 at Herberger Theater Center

More than 50 Valley teens will participate in Valley Youth Theatre’s opening of its final production in the theatre company’s 30th season, Disney’s Freaky Friday, The Musical. Premiering on Friday, June 14 at The Herberger Theater Center, the show will run through June 30, according to a press release about the cast and crew including […]

‘Hostage’ opens Jan. 18 at Herberger Theater Center

iTheatre Collaborative, resident company on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center, will open “Hostage” by Michelle Kholos Brooks on Jan. 18 directed by Christopher Haines. It is based on the true events of 1979 when students in Tehran took over the American Embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, according to […]

Cancer Survivors Art Exhibit opens at Herberger Theater

The Herberger Theater Center invites the public to the free opening reception for Cancer Survivors Art Exhibit, an event featuring work from Cancer Support Community Arizona’s expressive arts program. The opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. on First Friday, Jan. 4, at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix at 222 E. Monroe. Guests will […]

Herberger Theater opens new exhibit with free Dec. 7 reception

The Herberger Theater Center invites the public to the free opening reception for Fantasy for a Noble Universe, a guest curator exhibit of two- and three-dimensional art featuring nationally recognized artist, Jill Friedberg. The opening reception is on First Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m., where patrons can meet the artist, enjoy music and a no-host […]

Theater company announces 2018-19 season schedule

iTheatre Collaborative, a resident company on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center, opens its season Friday, Sept. 7, with “White Guy on the Bus.” Bruce Graham’s work is a “no-holds barred and very disturbing play about the civil discord and divide in America,” according to a release. It runs Sept. 7-22. It will […]

Valley Youth Theatre closes season with ‘Annie, The Musical’

As the final show of its 29th season, Valley Youth Theatre will present “Annie, the Musical” Friday, June 15-Sunday, July 1, at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Presented by Grand Canyon University and sponsored in part by Pono Construction and Mobile Mini, this is the fifth time Valley Youth Theatre has […]

Young Leadership Board hosts event to support the impact of community arts

The Herberger Theater Center’s Young Leadership Board invites the public to another evening of fun, food and laughter at the third annual Stand Up For Downtown Theater fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the HTC, 222 E. Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix. The evening will showcase some of the area’s top comedians: headliner Craig […]

VYT, Herberger Theater Center collaborate to produce Arizona premiere of “Madagascar”

Valley Youth Theatre has announced its first production collaboration with the Herberger Theater Center: “Madagascar, A Musical Adventure” will open on Stage West Oct. 28 and run through Nov. 19. “This is a new and exciting venture,” said Bobb Cooper, Valley Youth Theatre’s producing artistic director, in a prepared statement. “It’s VYT’s 29th season and […]

Award-winning ‘Shrek’ kicks off youth theatre season

Valley Youth Theatre is transforming the Herberger Theater’s Center State into a swamp fit for an ogre, Aug. 11-27 for the upcoming production, “Shrek the Musical.” Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Jeanine Tesori’s “Shrek the Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure that brings the beloved characters from the film to life on stage, […]

One of the best kept secrets in town is ‘vytal’ to our community

Valley Youth Theatre has sent alumni to Hollywood. To Broadway. To boardrooms across America. Some of the most brilliant theatre in the Valley has been produced by VYT. It has shaped stars of television, screen and Broadway. It has produced alumni who have taken the skills developed at VYT to excellence in the practice of […]