THEATER IN PHOENIX

Herberger Theater Center

Herberger Theater Center Shows

About the Herberger Theater Center:

Another jewel in the crown of the Phoenix theatre scene, the Herberger Theatre Center was instrumental in bringing life back to the downtown core of Phoenix. As with several other Phoenix area theaters, the Herberger boasts more than one theater space, with a total of three available spaces varying in size and scope. The three stages range in size from 120 to 800 seats and provide spaces for a variety of theater experiences from shorter one act plays to larger productions. They are currently home to two permanent resident theater companies, and often play host to several other prominent Phoenix companies such as Valley Youth Theatre and iTheatre Collaborative. The Herberger Theater Center also has quarterly art exhibits in the Upper Steele Pavilion, highlighting the works of local Arizona artists.

One inviting feature of the Herberger is their Lunchtime Theater program that takes place on certain weekdays during the week. These one-act plays give a voice to up-and-coming theater companies and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents with a 30-45 minute performance. A perfect midday treat for those that perhaps don't like to go out a night, or those looking for more than just a sandwich during their lunch break.

High on their list of achievements is their dedication to fostering the arts in the community, especially amongst youth. Two programs worth highlighting are the Multicultural Theater Camp and the Arizona Young Artist's Competition. The first is a two week theater camp that helps teens heal through the arts. Teens from homes, shelters and facilities in the area are invited to create their own production from scratch and learn a wide variety of theater arts. The Young Artist's Competition invites youth 15-19 years of age compete in dance, voice and acting. The winner receives a scholarship for their arts education.

Upcoming Shows:

SISTER ACT
August 30 - September 15, 2019

Presented by Herberger Theater and Arizona Broadway Theatre at Center Stage. When Delores, who is trying to hide from the mob, decides to join a convent, she has to face all kinds of challenges. Who will save who in the end?

ACTUALLY:
September 6 - September 21, 2019

Presented by ITheatre Collaborative on the KAX stage.

SHINING BROW:
September 27 - September 29, 2019

Presented by Arizona Opera on the center stage. This opera highlights the sometimes troubled life of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

THE ROYALE
October 3 - October 20, 2019

Presented by Arizona Theatre Company at Center Stage. A play about American culture around the year 1910, and the life of the first African American heavyweight champion in boxing.

A HAUNTING WE WILL GO:
October 17 - October 20, 2019

Produced by Center Dance Ensemble on Stage West. A retrospective of Frances Smith Cohen's past works.

HERBERGER THEATER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS:
October 26, 2019

A free event featuring performances, activities and fun. There will be both inside and outside events.

CHATO'S KITCHEN:
November 2 - November 24, 2019

Presented by Childsplay Theatre on Stage West. What happens when Chato the cat gets out-miced by the his new rodent neighbors.

ELLA ENCHANTED: THE MUSICAL:
December 7 - December 29, 2019

Presented by Childsplay Theatre on Center Stage.

CABARET:
January 4 - January 26, 2020

Presented by Arizona Theatre Company on Center Stage. A musical set during the rise of the Nazi regime. Life is a cabaret ol' chum....

WHEN DOUGLASS MET LINCOLN:
February 3 - February 13, 2020

Presented by Lunch Time Theatre and produced by Grey Matters Productions. Two giant intellects meet and become friends in this tale about president Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

For a full list of shows, visit the Herberger Theatre Center website.

Contact Information:

Website:

www.herbergertheater.org

Box Office Phone: 

(602) 252-8497

Center Address: 

222 E. Monroe, Phoenix AZ, 85004