Current Productions

Mamma Mia Musical at the Phoenix Theatre

Kicking off the 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated.

Directed by Associate Artistic Director Robert Kolby Harper, this toe-tapping musical explores family, friends, and everything in between in fun-tastic fashion. Gracing the Phoenix Theatre stage as the leading lady in the role of Donna is Debbie Rosenthal, last seen in Calendar Girls, and perhaps most memorably as the show-stopping, Reno Sweeny in Anything Goes. The gentlemen in the cast are also sure to delight Valley audiences. Returning to the stage from last year are Kyle Sorrell (Twist Your Dickens) and Lucas Coatney (In The Heights) as well as D. Scott Withers (Calendar Girls and Anything Goes) and Logan Mitchell (Chicago) from the previous season.

Every song is a hit brought to life with favorites like “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and of course “Mamma Mia.” Loaded with non-stop laughs and familiar melodies, this international sensation is the ultimate feel-good tale of love and friendship!

Mamma Mia! opens September 6 and runs through October 15. Tickets start at just $29 and are available for purchase by phone at 602-254-2151 or by visiting


The largest producing regional theatre company in Arizona, Phoenix Theatre goers more programs and experiences than any other. With over 400 performances on multiple stages and thriving outreach programs, we inspire more than 100,000 citizens every year.

As a founding member of the Central Arts District, Phoenix Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in the Valley and is recognized nationally as a professional regional theatre of exceptional quality. In this, our 98th season, we are producing eight remarkable productions on the Walton Stage of the Mainstage Theatre and in the intimate setting of the Hormel Theatre. In May, we will host our 19th Annual Phoenix Theatre Festival of New American Theatre; two weeks that foster the development of new and original work and contribute to the American theatre canon.

On stage, we strive to give back to our community. The nationally recognized Pope Professional Apprenticeship program provides valuable on-the-job training to future arts leaders in areas of production. Our Partners That Heal program provides comfort and entertainment to children and families in healthcare and crisis facilities. Our experiential summer programming nurtures the performing artist inside each of us, promoting confidence and providing interactive theatrical and dance experiences for children, teens and adults.

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