Production History

Arizona Theatre Company has served Arizona’s audiences with award-winning theatre for the last half-century. Our history has included world premieres, productive partnerships, and performances in cities throughout the state.

Beginning in the 1983/1984 season, all productions are performed in Tucson & Phoenix. Beginning in the 1990/1991 season, all productions are performed at the Temple of Music and Art and the Herberger Theater Center.

* world premiere | ^ co-production | ♦ performed in Phoenix | ♣ performed in Phoenix & Flagstaff | + performed in Mesa | § performed only in Phoenix


The Mousetrap
The Best Man
The Fantasticks
The Owl and the Pussycat
Hansel and Gretel
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
No Exit
A Case of Libel
A View from the Bridge
What’s New


Love in E-Flat
The Threepenny Opera
The Time of Your Life
A Thousand Clowns
The Subject was Roses
A Delicate Balance
The Private Ear/The Public Eye
The Littlest Tailor


Dear Friends
Don’t Drink the Water
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
A Man for All Seasons
Have you any Dirty Washing, Mother Dear?
Spoon River Anthology
The Hobbitt
The Dandy Lion


You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running
The Price
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
The Odd Couple
The Boys in the Band
Adaptation/Next/Calm Down Mother/Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool, Dry Place


West Side Story
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds


Conflict of Interest
Norman, Is That You?
Stop the World – I Want to Get Off!
Child’s Play
The Gingerbread Lady


Inherit the Wind
A Christmas Carol
Promenade, All
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
The School for Wives
Of Mice and Men


A Streetcar Named Desire
Sherlock Holmes
The Hot l Baltimore
That Championship Season
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill
The Taming of the Shrew
Diamond Studs


The Dybbuk
The Sunshine Boys
Diamond Studs
The Sea Horse
The Devil’s Disciple
Moonshine and Sassafrass


In Fashion
Sizwe Banzi is Dead
Ah, Wilderness!
Vanities (Phoenix 1977/1978)
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris


Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
Black Comedy/On the Harmfulness Of Tobacco
Shadow Box
Rodgers and Hart
Starting Here, Starting Now


Cold Storage
A Christmas Carol
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Boesman and Lena
The Show Off


 A Flea in Her Ear
Twelfth Night
 The Glass Menagerie
Father’s Day
The Seagull
The Threepenny Opera


 The Rivals
♦ Custer
 Indulgences in a Louisville Harem
The Elephant Man
A Little Night Music
 Talley’s Folly


The Rainmaker
A Christmas Carol
Waiting for Godot
 As You Like It
♦ The Gin Game
♦ Tintypes


♦ What the Butler Saw
A Christmas Carol
Journey’s End
♦ Mass Appeal
♦ Uncle Vanya
The Dining Room
♦ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


A Streetcar Named Desire
Billy Bishop Goes to War
The Taming of the Shrew
Our Town
‘night, Mother


And a Nightingale Sang
Master Harold…and the Boys
The Learned Ladies
Death of a Salesman
Goodbye, Freddy
The Robber Bridegroom


Fool for Love
The Real Thing
The Government Inspector
Private Lives
My Fair Lady


The House of Blue Leaves
A Delicate Balance
The Matchmaker
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Glengarry Glen Ross
You Can’t Take It With You


Great Expectations
Sizwe Banzi is Dead
On the Verge
The Tempest
Taking Steps
* Dreamers of the Day


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Under Milkwood
I’m Not Rappaport
Arms and the Man
Steel Magnolias
A Walk in the Woods


The Cocktail Hour
The Boys Next Door
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Road to Mecca


The Price
* The Holy Terror
The School for Wives
Other People’s Money


She Stoops to Conquer
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Heidi Chronicles
Minor Demons
Sea Marks


* One Crazy Day or the Marriage of Figaro
The All Night Strut!
* Fertility Rights
M. Butterfly
Willi, An Evening of Wilderness & Spirit


^ Dreams from a Summer House (with ACT Theatre)
The Seagull
Death and the Maiden
Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Lips Together, Teeth Apart


Noises Off
Blues in the Night
* The Old Matador
Dancing at Lughnasa
* Dracula
The Convict’s Return
Oklahoma! (with Phoenix Symphony)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Little Shop of Horrors
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities
^ Candida (with Initman Theatre)
A Perfect Ganesh
* Private Eyes
Shakespeare for My Father


The Two Gentlemen of Verona
^ Three Tall Women (with Dallas Theater Center)
Swinging on a Star: The Johnny Burke Musical
* La Malinche
The Illusion
Seven Guitars


Othello (with The Royal National Theatre)
Blithe Spirit
Valley Song
Five Guys Named Moe
^ The Heiress (with Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
* Rocket Man


Picasso at the Lapin Agile (also performed in Scottsdale)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
* The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm (transferred to Broadway)
^ Blues for an Alabama Sky (with Milwaukee Repertory Theater)
How I Learned to Drive
The Last Night of Ballyhoo


^ Play On! (start at Pasadena Play House)
Master Class
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Side Man
^ As You Like It (with Seattle Repertory Theatre)
* ^ The First Hundred Years (start at Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
L’Universe (with The Flying Karamazov Brothers)
Before Death Comes for the Archbishop


^ Crumbs from the Table of Joy (start at Dallas Theater Center)
H.M.S. Pinafore
How the Other Half Loves
* Inventing Van Gogh
Hamlet (with the Royal National Theatre)
Secret Things


^ 2 Pianos 4 Hands (with Northlight Theatre, toured to Missouri Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Coconut Grove Play House, San Diego Repertory Theatre, State Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company)
* Ghosts (trans. Lanford Wilson)
My Fair Lady
Late Night Catechism (produced with Entertainment Events, Inc.)
Fully Committed
^ Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright (start at Missouri Repertory Theatre)


Much Ado About Nothing
^ Blue (built at ATC, start at Pasadena Play House, Coconut Grove Play House, and Papermill Playhouse)
The Fantasticks
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Dirty Blonde
* The Origins of Happiness in Latin
The Drawer Boy


* ^ Over the Moon (with Seattle Repertory Theatre)
Talley’s Folly (with Pasadena Play House)
^ It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (with Missouri Repertory Theatre)
A Streetcar Named Desire
Othello (Produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)
Oh Coward!
^ The Underpants (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)


^ The Immigrant (with Northlight Theatre)
^ Anna in the Tropics (start at Dallas Theater Center, with Pasadena Play House)
^ The Pirates of Penzance (start at Kansas City Repertory)
* ^ For Better or Worse (with Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
Permanent Collection


^ + Pride and Prejudice (with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Alliance Theatre)
Bad Dates
^ + Hank Williams: Lost Highway (with Kansas City Repertory and Dallas Theater Center)
^ Crowns (with Portland Center Stage and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville)
The Importance of Being Earnest (with Theatre Royal Bath/Peter Hall Company)
* ^ Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (with Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Pasadena Play House)
+ Tuesdays with Morrie


Twelfth Night
+ 2 Pianos 4 Hands (Mesa only from San Jose Repertory Theatre)
^ Jitney (start at Kansas City Repertory)
^ + Ella (with Cleveland Play House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory)
Molly’s Delicious
Love, Janis
I Am My Own Wife
Late Nite Catechism 2 (produced with Entertainment Events, Inc.)


Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone (produced with 88 Entertainment)
Monsieur Chopin (produced with 88 Entertainment)
Touch the Names
The Pajama Game
* ^ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (with San Jose Repertory)
^ To Kill a Mockingbird (start at Kansas City Repertory Theatre)
^ The Clean House (start at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville)


Enchanted April
The Lady with All the Answers
^ A Raisin in the Sun (with Cleveland Play House and Penumbra Theatre Company)
* Somebody/Nobody
King Henry V (produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)
Beethoven, As I Knew Him (with 88 Entertainment)


* ^ The Kite Runner (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)
George is Dead
^ Ain’t Misbehavin’ (with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Cleveland Play House)
[title of show]
The Glass Menagerie
* The Second City Does Arizona, or Close but No Saguaro


^ Backwards in High Heels (start at Asolo Repertory Theatre, with San Jose Repertory Theatre and Cleveland Play House)
^ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (with Penumbra Theatre)
Romeo and Juliet (produced with Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company)
Woody Guthrie’s American Song
* Ten Chimneys
Lost in Yonkers
* Sex and The Second City 2.0 (produced with The Second City)
The Mystery of Irma Vep


* Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
^ God of Carnage (with San Jose Repertory Theater)
^ Daddy Long Legs (start at Rubicon Theatre Company)
^ The 39 Steps (start at Guthrie Theater)
The Great Gatsby
^ Red (start at Seattle Repertory Theatre)


^ Next to Normal (with San Jose Repertory Theatre)
^ Lombardi (start at Cleveland Play House)
Jane Austen’s Emma
^ Freud’s Last Session (start at San Jose Repertory Theatre)
The Sunshine Boys
^ Clybourne Park (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)


The Importance of Being Earnest
^ The Mountaintop (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center-tour, with Penumbra Theatre Company)
^ Xanadu (start at The Village Theatre)
^ Other Desert Cities (with Indiana Repertory Theatre)
Around the World in 80 Days
^ Venus in Fur (start at Seattle Repertory Theatre)


^ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (start at Guthrie Theater)
^ Wait Until Dark (start at GEVA Theatre)
^ Murder for Two (with Snug Harbor Productions and AWA Partners)
^ Five Presidents (with Milwaukee Repertory Theater)
Romeo and Juliet
^ A Weekend with Pablo Picasso (start at San Diego Repertory Theatre)


Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus – Live!
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin (produced with 88 Entertainment)
^ Sex with Strangers (produced with Stray Cat Theatre)
^ Snapshots (start at Village Theatre)
§ The Santaland Diaries (in association with the Herberger Theater Center)
§ A Christmas Carol (in association with the Herberger Theater Center)
^ Fences (with Indiana Repertory Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater)
^ Of Mice and Men (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord


King Charles III
An Act of God
Fiddler on the Roof
La Esquinita, USA
Ring of Fire
* Holmes and Watson


Chapter Two
The River Bride
Man of La Mancha
Outside Mullingar
Low Down Dirty Blues
^ The Diary of Anne Frank (start at Geva Theatre Center)


Native Gardens
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End
The Music Man
Two Trains Running
American Mariachi
^ Things I Know To Be True (start at Milwaukee Repertory Theater)

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