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Phoenix Theatre

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Address: 100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602 889 6320
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Description: Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the longest...
Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the longest running arts institution in the State of Arizona and one of the oldest continuously operating arts organizations in the country. As an integral part of Arizona's cultural landscape, providing entertainment and education opportunities to millions of residents, Phoenix Theatre is the only professional theatre in the Valley that provides programming that spans all generations.
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Excellent Local Theater Venue

This recently remodeled venue with multiple theaters is a great location to see good productions. I recently saw "Mary Poppins" in the Mainstage theater and "Shear Madness" in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This recently remodeled venue with multiple theaters is a great location to see good productions. I recently saw "Mary Poppins" in the Mainstage theater and "Shear Madness" in the Hormel Black Box. The acting company is really good and so is the staging and set designs. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. I liked it... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Adjacent to Phoenix Museum and free parking. Recently remodeled, it offers an intimate and relaxing venue to see good productions. All seating are generally good. The prices for drinks and snacks is reasonable. The courtyard and indoor seating offer small conversation areas to converse and can be noisy and crowded during intermission. Be prepared for long lines for the women's... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been season ticket holders for many years. We can pick and choose which shows we want to see (musicals) and the dates that we are available and with the Flex Pass we can get reduced prices on shows that were not on our original pass. The new building, theater seats, rest rooms, refreshment bars are excellent!

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Flemington, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The show was great (even without the naked guy). I always enjoy a small theater production and this one didn't disappoint.

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Luton Uk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went to see Shear Madness earlier this week and what a brilliant production. It was extremely funny and the cast put a huge amount into it making it such a wonderful show. It is easy to see why it is America's longest running play. The script can be tailored for local and national topical matters and there are innuendo's... More 

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Merritt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Shear Madness was billed as “America’s longest running theatrical presentation that will have the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter”. This billing is not far from the truth. The characters were classic characterizations-from the Brooklynesque female hairdresser and her male counterpart, to the ultra-chic matron, the detective and his side-kick, and the smarmy looking insurance salesman type client. Using... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went to see "Marry Poppins" at the Phoenix Theater on Thursday and enjoyed another great production by PT! The entire cast was exceptional and kept us laughing and singing along all evening. Phoenix Theater is one of my favorite Theater venues, it is such a beautiful setting and I love the new bar area with plenty of seating. I am... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am a proud season ticket holder. The performances are stellar. When I saw La Mes, I felt it was better than any Broadway production I had seen...very talented actors.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We booked to see 'Memphis the Musical' in this great great little provincial theatre where you could see the actors moving some on the scenery themselves as the lights dimmed. And what a fantastic show brilliant acting great singing I could have been sitting in the west end. I would recommend anyone to see a show here. The production was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Phoenix Theatre is a wonderful venue to see theatre productions. The productions are almost wonderful opportunities to see some of Arizona's finest acting, singing and dancing. They now have three theaters on the campus next to the wonderful phoenix art museum and a cool bar area to visit before, during after the show. The Almost Famous Theatre company puts on... More 

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