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VYT’s Season Opener ‘Seussical’ hits Center Stage August 12

The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, the Jungle of Nool!  The Herberger Theater Center welcomes the talented, young performers of Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) to the spotlight for VYT’s season opener this Friday, August 12.  Seussical takes Center Stage through August 28 and invites families, children, and fellow Dr. Seuss fans to enjoy this […]

Enjoy the 12th Annual Festival of The Arts

The Herberger Theater Center invites guests to the 12th Annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, November 20th. The event takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and is free admission. The Festival of the Arts is a popular event that celebrates the arts in our community through performances, dance, visual art, live music, […]

Arizona Arts Organizations to Dim Their Lights on Friday Evening in Remembrance of Judd Herberger

The Herberger Theater, alongside more than 15 Arizona arts organizations, will honor the life of Judd Herberger with a dimming of the theater lights at 7:15pm on Friday, November 5. Judd Herberger, longtime arts philanthropist and beloved member of the community, passed away on October 27, 2021. The tradition of dimming the lights pays tribute […]

Herberger Theater Center Rebrands to Combine Iconic Architecture and Modern Entertainment

The Herberger Theater announced the launch of its new identity and website redesign this week (HerbergerTheater.org). Long known for its ‘H’ with draping curtains, the theater’s new identity features the iconic rotunda which is the literal and figurative heart of the building where audiences converge to enjoy art on one of the theater’s three stages. […]

Herberger Theater Fights to Keep Performing Arts Alive With “1000 Friends in 1000 Days” Challenge

The Herberger Theater Center is launching a special campaign to raise funds essential to not only raising the curtain again for live performances in Phoenix, but to supporting the continuation of the Theater’s unique outreach programs for low-income children and teens across the Valley. In this multi-year campaign, the Herberger Theater aims to grow its […]

Chandler Center for the Arts CCA Anywhere series challenges the traditional arts viewing experience

Created in response to the inability to host shows indoors, Chandler Center of the Arts put their spin on virtual performances in a series called CCA Anywhere. The series highlights high-quality performances on their stage that audience members can view ‘anywhere’ like the title implies. As many venues and production companies have come to learn, […]

ASU Gammage among first venues to release upcoming live schedule

While Broadway may not be opening until the Fall, their national tours are beginning to take shape across the country, especially here in Phoenix. In January, ASU Gammage became one of the first major venues to release their upcoming 2021-2022 live schedule. Announced almost a full year after the remainder of the 2019-2020 season was […]

Just when should we expect shows to return to venues across the valley?

While shows have not returned in a traditional sense, there are still some places you can catch shows in the coming months as restrictions lessen and companies begin to produce indoor shows. Arizona Broadway Theatre has been hosting live performances indoors for some time now, limiting capacity and enforcing mask policies when guests are not […]

How did COVID-19 force arts organizations to pivot?

The day of March 15, 2020 changed the course of Arizona arts forever, following Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order that prohibited public events of 50 people or more. For the Herberger Theater and Arizona Broadway Theatre, it meant halting the current run of La Cage aux Folles, which opened just 9 days prior. Other […]