• Upcoming October shows: From Shakespearean comedy to fairy tale classics

    Posted on September 24, 2013 by Jasmine Barta in Upcoming Shows.

    Photo by Ballet Arizona

    The shows premiering in October around Phoenix are diverse. From comedy to classics to Halloween-themed, the new month will bring an array of shows, all of which should offer exceptional entertainment to the performing arts lovers as well as the adventurers seeking new forms of entertainment.

    “M is for Marriage” – Herberger Theater Center – Oct. 1 – 10

    Part of the Lunch Time Theatre series, this play is presented by Pandanda Players. The show will always be performed at the lunch hour (12:10 p.m.) and will be no longer than an hour. Tickets are only $6, which should be well worth the laugh. The show is about Shakespearean couples as they prepare to make their way down the aisle. So if you’d like to see a whole different side of Romeo and Juliet, you know where to go.

    “The 39 Steps” – Phoenix Theatre – Oct. 2 – 20

    Phoenix Theatre describes this show as “loaded with references to famous Hitchcock films, plus hilarious slapstick and a gripping spy plot” and “a delight for film-buffs, theater-goers and anyone ready to laugh.” The show is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning production about an investigator and his “leading lady.” A cast of four portrays over 150 characters, and the show is widely popular.

    “Night of the Chicken 3″ – Space 55 – Oct. 4 – 19

    Space 55 has an inclination toward the odd, and it’s guaranteed you probably won’t see anything else like this anywhere else. Whether that’s a good or bad thing you’ll have to decide, but you should take advantage of the Halloween theater because it doesn’t happen often. “Night of the Chicken 3 – Revenge of the Angry Booger” is about a normal teenager who struggles with normal teenage problems, like school, sports, dating and mutating into a “werechicken” when she least expects it. Space 55 claims the show is appropriate for kids, and even if you haven’t seen the first two installments… why not?

    “The Princess and the Pea” – Valley Youth Theatre – Oct. 18 – Nov. 3

    Everyone knows this story, which is a good reason to go. The time-honored classic is about to come to life on a stage near you. Bring your kids or bring a date; the show will most likely be extremely charming and good for a family outing.

    “Cinderella” – Ballet Arizona – Oct. 31 – Nov. 3

    “Cinderella” is a beloved fairy tale that many grew up with. It’s wonderful as a play, enchanting as a musical and it can probably only get better as a ballet. If you’d like to see your childhood, or perhaps one of your favorite Disney movies, in a way you never have before, Ballet Arizona will not disappoint with any show they choose to take on.

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