Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) recently announced its dynamic 2021-2022 season. The Broadway-style productions will appear on ABT’s main stage, with two limited engagement shows on the Encore Room stage, beginning this fall.
The season will kick off with the long-awaited return of Chicago (September 19 – October 30). This production opened on March 13, 2020, and was shut down due to the pandemic after only four performances. Unconventionally, opening night will be on a Sunday night, ensuring that the audience present when the final Sunday evening performance was suddenly canceled will be the first to see the curtain rise again.
Elf the Musical runs November 26 – December 30 and will be a perfect holiday outing for the whole family.
Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy (January 21- February 20, 2022) tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business.
Dance like you’ve never danced before (cue chair and splashing water)! Flashdance The Musical (March 18-April 24, 2022) tells the inspiring story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.
Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost The Musical (May 6-May 29, 2022) follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.
Coming next summer, June 10-July 17, 2022, ABT takes a trip to Bikini Bottom to visit SpongeBob and his friends in The SpongeBob Musical, based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg.
ABT finishes out its season with a return to the blue-sky days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops, and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun! Based on the hit ‘70s TV series, Happy Days, A New Musical (August 26- September 25, 2022) will have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!
Patrons who wish to purchase season subscriptions may call the Box Office at 623-776-8400. Single tickets for the first three shows of the season will go on sale this month. For more information about these and other upcoming productions presented at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria, visit azbroadway.org.