Live theater provides all the thrills of television minus the excessive commercial breaks or obligatory supply of carrots to feed rabbit-ear antennae. Experience fiction face-to-face with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one general-admission ticket to see Ghostlight Theatre’s Moby Dick! The Musical at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise (up to an $18 value) at any of the following show dates and times:
- Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. and 7p.m.
- Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
Ghostlight Theatre supplies audiences with professional-quality productions featuring trained actors and talented community volunteers. In Moby Dick! The Musical, St. Godley's School is on the brink of financial collapse, having little choice but to close its doors and send its students home. To save the school, the all-female student body, led by the institution's headmistress, concocts a brave musical retelling of the classic novel Moby-Dick, setting up an uproarious spoof that culminates in a statewide manhunt for Herman Melville’s ghost.
The theater’s top-notch live performances take place at the 1,300-seat Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, featuring a spacious stage and state-of-the-art sound system to enable fully realized theater spectacles and solo throat-singing concerts for hundreds of cardboard cutouts.
Local thespians Matt McAuley and Richard Vines banded together with the Dysart Community Education Department to conceptualize Ghostlight Theatre on the tenets of entertaining and educating the community with the dramatic arts. The theatre's live productions give members of the community an opportunity to flex their theatrical muscles through acting, designing costumes, and pursuing careers as prop trees. Meanwhile, Ghostlight Theatre’s summer camps prepare budding thespians aged 10–18 for their moments in the spotlight.