Fall Arts Preview

This fall’s art season is decorated with a medley of shows that feature artwork and sounds from Norway, Cuba, Mexico, China and local artists in Arizona.

Art aficionados across the Valley can also reminisce about their childhood this fall with the musicals “Cinderella” and “Little Women” while also paying homage to classic bands including the Beatles. 

Audience members can be entertained with the euphoric combination of music, large drums, high-tech stage effects, comedy and electric paint with performances from the Blue Man Group.

As theaters and other venues add more events to this fall’s art season, here is a lineup of musicals, art exhibits, musicians, comedians and other various shows slated to hit the stage in the upcoming months.

 

Arizona Musicfest 

Highlands Church: 

9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

480-422-8449 

azmusicfest.org 

• November 7: Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago, Highlands Church

• November 12: Marie Osmond, Highlands Church  

• November 20: Fall Young Musicians Concert, Musical Instrument Museum

• November 21: Kurt Elling with the Arizona Musicfest Big Band, Highlands Church

 

Arizona Theatre Company 

330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson 

222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix

1-833-282-7328 

atc.org 

• September 24 to October 15: “The Lion,” Tucson 

• October 20: “The Lion,” Phoenix

• November 5: “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley,” Tucson 

 

Chandler Center for the Arts 

250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler

480-782-2680

chandlercenter.org

• September 10: Martina McBride 

• September 11: “Weird Al” Yankovic: “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”

• September 23: “The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!” 

• September 24: Get the Led Out

• October 1: 23rd Annual Mariachi and Folklórico Festival 

• October 28: “Hasta La Muerte” 

• November 4: “NORTH: The Musical”

• November 12: Marc Broussard

• November 13: Naturally 7 and Hiroshima

 

Hale Centre Theatre 

50 W. Page Avenue, Gilbert 

480-497-1181 

haletheatrearizona.com 

• August 18 to October 1: “Lucky Stiff”

• September 20 to November 22: “Wait Until Dark” 

• October 6 to November 26: “Sister Act” 

 

Mesa Arts Center 

1 E. Main Street, Mesa 

480-644-6500 

mesaartscenter.com 

• September 8: “Whose Live Anyway?”

• September 13: Clannad — “The Farewell Tour” 

• September 17: Mariachi Herencia de Mexico: Herederos with special guest Lupita Infante 

• September 22: Jen Fulwiler 

• September 24: The Music of Cream 

• October 6: “Classical Music Inside Out” — Adam Golka 

• October 8: Miranda Sings featuring Colleen Ballinger 

• October 7: Tower of Power 

• October 14: Nella 

• October 19: “National Geographic Live: Mesoamerica Illuminated” 

• October 22: The Fab Four 

 

Musical Instrument Museum 

4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 

480-478-6000 

mim.org 

• September 1: JigJam 

• September 2: Maddie Poppe 

• September 7: Robbie Fulks Bluegrass Trio 

• September 10: Billy Cobham 

• September 11: Josh Ritter 

• September 15: Stephen Kellogg 

• September 17: Sarah McKenzie 

• September 18: Emmaline 

• September 20: Joel Ross’ “Good Vibes”

• September 21: Tinariwen 

• September 22: Janis Ian Masterclass

• September 23: Janis Ian

• September 25: Yamma Ensemble 

• September 26: Le Vent du Nord 

• September 27: Cimafunk — “El Alimento” tour 

• September 29: Julian Lage 

• September 29: Julian Lage Masterclass 

• September 30: Samara Joy 

• October 1 to October 2: Suzanne Vega — “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories” 

• October 3: Carbon Leaf 

• October 5: Skerryvore 

• October 11: The Bad Plus 

• October 16: Griffin House 

• October 18: Anat Cohen Quartetinho featuring Vitor Gonçalves, Tal Mashiach and James Shipp 

• October 21 to October 22: Chris Botti 

• October 23: Flor de Toloache 

• October 25: Johnny DeFrancesco

• October 26: Sophie B. Hawkins celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Tongues and Tails” 

• October 29: Makaya McCraven 

 

Musical Theatre of Anthem 

42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem 

623-336-6001 

musicaltheatreofanthem.org 

• September 22 to September 25: “Little Women” 

 

Phoenix Art Museum 

1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix 

602-257-1880 

phxart.org 

• Opens September 17: “Sama Alshaibi and the 2021 Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards Exhibition” 

• Opens November 6: “Mr.” 

• On view through February 12, 2023: “And Let it Remain So: Women of the African Diaspora” 

• On view through June 9, 2024: “Figural Variations” 

• On view through June 18, 2023: “A Tradition Redefined: Gifts from the Li Family Collection of Chinese Painting”

 

The Phoenix Theatre Company 

1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix

602-254-2151 

phoenixtheatre.com 

• August 31 to September 18: “The Book of Will” 

• September 21 to October 23: “Bandstand”

 

Ravenscroft 

8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale 

1-800-785-3318 

theravenscroft.com 

• September 17: Lewis Nash and Friends 

• October 22: Alicia Olatuja 

• November 19: Christian Jacob Trio

 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 

7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale 

480-499-8587 

scottsdaleperformingarts.org 

• September 24: “Hitting New Heights” with Mandy Gonzales and Javier Munoz 

• October 3: ariZoni 32 Annual Theatre Awards of Excellence 

• October 7, October 8, October 14, October 15, October 21, October 22, October 28, October 29: Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre, “Flamenco Intimo” 

• October 9: Scottsdale Philharmonic 

• October 14: California Guitar Trio with Montréal Guitare Trio 

• October 15: Aida Cuevas 45th Anniversary “Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo” accompanied by Mariachi Aztlán 

• October 25: Soweto Gospel Choir 

 

Theater Works 

10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria 

623-815-7930 

theaterworks.org 

• August 12 to August 28: “Junie B Jones Jr. the Musical”

 

• September 30 to October 16: “Matilda the Musical”

 

 

Valley Youth Theatre 

525 N. First Street, Phoenix

602-253-8188 

vyt.com 

• October 7 to October 30: “Spookley the Square Pumpkin”

 

Tempe Center for the Arts 

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 

480-350-2822 

tempecenterforthearts.com  

• October 1: Lisa Fischer