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 $9, you get one general-admission ticket to see Ghostlight Theatre’s Moon Over Buffalo, running June 3–June 12 at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise (up to an $18 value). Today’s deal is valid for any performance. Click here for a list of show dates and times.
Ghostlight Theatre supplies audiences with professional-quality productions featuring trained actors and talented community volunteers. Written by Tony Award–nominated playwright Ken Ludwig, Moon Over Buffalo takes audiences on a hysterical romp through the behind-the-scenes drama of a 1953 acting troupe and their dreams of stardom. After finding out Hollywood director Frank Capra is re-casting his newest flick, main character George must nail a rough-and-tumble stage performance for the Hollywood honcho, while simultaneously juggling his complicated love life, and engaging Jimmy Stewart in a lightsaber battle to the death. Combining slapstick comedy, fast-paced action, witty banter, and numerous plot twists, the show is sure to have audiences rolling in the aisles, where they will then be gently escorted back to their seats by a friendly but firm usher.
Ghostlight Theatre’s quality 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, the center makes an ideal venue 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.