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Unlimited Arts May 23 To June 5: Along With Musicals, The End Of May Will Bring A Legendary Punk Band And Chelsea Handler To Phoenix


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 23, 2019 — Memorial Day weekend should represent more than just barbecues and a day off. Memorial Day (on May 27) itself honors those men and women in uniform who died while serving in the American armed forces. It’s important that all of us take a moment and remember that.

On a different note, this weekend also offers interesting choices for those wanting a break from the workaday life, starting this Friday (May 24): the stage production of Aladdin Jr., running through June 2 at The Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St. Pinnacle Creative Arts Youth Theater is presenting this event. (Seems perfectly timed with the release of the new movie version, directed by Guy Ritchie.) Tickets start at $17; showtimes vary.

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Also starting on Friday, the Black Theatre Troupe is presenting the comedy vignette show Single Black Female through June 9 at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E Washington St. in Phoenix. Admission is $38; for showtimes and other details, go to

Looking for something a little out of this world? On Saturday (May 25), The Phoenix Symphony is presenting The Planets: An Odyssey -- featuring Holst’s masterwork -- at 7:30 p.m. today today and 2 p.m. Sunday Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St.

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Alice in Wonderland will be performed Saturday through June 9 at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road. For more details, go to

This Sunday brings Freddie McGregor, Grammy-nominated reggae singer, to the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. He’ll take the stage at 7 p.m. Admission ranges between $38.50 and $48.50. For more info, visit

Tuesday, May 28

Twenty-three years after it premiered on Broadway, the musical Rent continues to inspire. A production will run through June 2 at the ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Tickets start at $20. For more info, visit

Thursday, May 30

Maybe they’ll drive a “bitchin’ Camaro.” The Dead Milkmen, noted 1980s punk band, will play The Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $25 to $35. Go to for more information.

Friday, May 31

Comedian and author Chelsea Handler is bringing her Sit-Down Comedy Tour to the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The show starts at 8 p.m., with ticket prices starting at $35. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, June 1

The stage production The Fairest of Them All will be presented at 6 p.m. today and June 2 at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Admission is $15 for children and students, and $26 for adults. Learn more at

Magic artists The Clairvoyants will perform at 8 p.m. in The Showroom of Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale. Admission starts at $35; find out more by visiting

Xiu Xiu, whose new album is Girl with Basket of Fruit will play Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. To learn more, visit

Monday, June 3

AZ Theatre Co. is holding auditions for equity actors for the 2019/2020 season from noon to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kax black-box theatre at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. Appointments are required to audition; contact Anna Jennings at (520) 884-8210, Ext. 7508 or

Canadian singer and rapper Son Real will perform at 8 p.m. at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Admission starts at $17. For more details, check out

Local artist Shachi Kale will unveil a new exhibition, Before Ever After: My American Fairytale at the Appaloosa Library, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale. For more info, go to

Wednesday, June 5

Artist Elliott Jamal Robbins will speak at 6 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required. Visit for more details.

Thursday, June 6

Game Grumps Live will take place at 8 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St, Phoenix. Arin and Danny will play games and make jokes. Admission starts at $39.50. For more info, check out

British folk artist John Smith, whose new album is Hummingbird, will perform at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. To learn more, go to

Friday, June 7

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky …” The Addams Family is now a musical comedy, running through July 6 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. For ticket prices and showtimes, visit

Detour Theatre Company is presenting Mamma Mia at 1 p.m. at The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. To learn more, go to

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