A new year means a new home for the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company, whose mission is to bring Broadway’s favorites back to life and to provide the Valley with consistently top-notch entertainment.
Until now, shows have been produced in the Phoenix Country Day School’s Dorrance Auditorium. According to executive producer David Hock, while this “has been a wonderful location and facility, SMTC has experienced substantial growth in the past two years. As we enter our third full year of presenting the best of Broadway’s classic musicals, we’re now ready for a move to a larger and more state-of-the-art venue.” That venue will be the Tempe Center for the Arts, located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Ariz., and situated near Tempe Town Lake. Hock adds that TCA, “with its seating capacity of 600, will serve the needs of SMTC’s audiences with greater customer satisfaction in all areas and enhance the experience of attending our shows.”
SMTC will continue its association with Phoenix’s Conservatory of Dance, which is SMTC’s home base for rehearsals and auditions. COD’s four studios allow SMTC to fully prepare for shows in one central location.
SMTC prides itself on its presentation of well-known Broadway musicals in their original Broadway versions. To enhance performances, SMTC looks for the best of Phoenix-area talent and uses a live orchestra. Next up next will be Kander and Ebb’s classic “Cabaret.” Performance dates will be June 27– 29. Tickets range from $28-$39 and are currently available online or by calling SMTC’s box office at (602) 909-4215.
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