People in musicals break into song at the drop of a hat, especially if that's their cue to sing, "Hats Are Falling Off All Over (Ain't It Windy?)." Doff your cap to this GrouponLive deal.
- $120 for two season passes, each good for all four remaining shows of Copperstar Repertory Co.'s 2013–2014 season (up to a $208 value), and two deluxe season T-shirts (a $48 value; up to a 256 total value)
- When: select dates, October 16–April 12
- Where: Mesa Arts Center and Tempe Center for the Arts
- Seating: reserved best available
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view available show packages
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mesa Arts Center, October 11–19): A giddy, family-friendly rock-opera revision of an Old Testament tale follows the spiritual journey of Joseph after his brothers sell him into slavery. Along the way, kaleidoscopic visuals complement bouncy melodies from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
- Plaid Tidings (Tempe Center for the Arts, December 12–20): The holiday sequel to the hit Forever Plaid sees the heavenly harmonic, four-part boy band return to earth to spread doo-wopping Christmas cheer. Songs such as "Let It Snow" join '50s tunes, inspiring the New York Times to hail the work as "Letter Perfect! Sweet, funny, and thoroughly amusing."
- Children of Eden (Tempe Center for the Arts, February 14–22): A musical romp through the Book of Genesis and the times of Adam, Eve, Noah, and the Big Kahuna takes a look at the relationship between parents and their children. Sets and costumes inspired by The Lion King further an enchanted score by Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Godspell fame.
- Oliver (Mesa Arts Center, April 4–12): A world-beloved twist on Dickens's classic tale sees an orphan who wants more gruel and an artful dodger become mates as they face off against the wicked Fagin. Throughout, local youngsters weave songs such as "I'd Do Anything" and "Consider Yourself" into the plot and reveal their secret love of gruel.
Copperstar Repertory Co.
Thanks to Copperstar Repertory Co.'s seasons of Broadway musicals, theatergoers of the East Valley have no need to travel to New York to get their fix of the Great White Way. In lavish productions featuring performers culled from statewide auditions, and behind-the-scenes work from theater professionals, Copperstar has treated more than 40,000 viewers to classics such as The Sound of Music and modern hits such as Seussical. And their efforts have been noticed: Copperstar has scooped up acclaim from the AriZoni Awards, and recently was honored with multiple Gilbert Mayor’s Arts Awards and a 2013 nomination for the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in Education.