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 […]

Herberger Theater Center opens ‘Sonoran Shades’ exhibit

The Herberger Theater Center invites the public to an opening reception of artist Robert P. Meyer, during First Friday, Aug. 4. Located in downtown Phoenix, 222 E. Monroe, the Herberger Theater Center is hosting a free reception for “Sonoran Shades,” an exhibit of paintings by Mr. Meyer, 5:30-7 p.m. The reception will also feature a meet-and-greet with the artist, live music by Nick Heward and a no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge, according to a press release.

Fun, free VYT youth program made possible through local support

On June 22, Valley Youth Theatre received more than 1,600 Subway meals during the theater’s annual fun-filled Sponsor-A-Seat program, offering a free performing arts show to Valley children. Headquartered in north Scottsdale, Subway Restaurants of Arizona, was proud to provide meals for young children to enjoy with the cast and crew of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. The annual Sponsor-A-Seat program provides youth who would not otherwise have the chance, a fun-filled day of performing arts each summer, according to a press release.

HTC announces its elected board of directors for 2017-18

The Herberger Theater Center has announced its elected board of directors for the 2017-18 season. Theresa Dwyer, a director with Fennemore Craig, a business and civil litigation law firm, has been appointed as chair of the board, according to a press release. She was nominated to a first term with HTC in 2015 and has served as vice chair since 2016. Ms. Dwyer joined Fennemore Craig in 1994, where she focuses her practice in civil and administrative appeals, complex civil litigation, administrative law and utility regulation.