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New Season Begins August 2014

Desert Stages Theatre Presents 2014 – 2015 Season Lineup

Marking its 20th Theatrical Season and 10th Year at Old Town Scottsdale Location

DST Delivers the Best Theatrical Value in the Southwest

Special Subscription Offer through April!


Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 24, 2014)  Desert Stages Theatre presents its 20th Season, kicking off with the community theatre’s favorite, Gerry Cullity’s Alice in Wonderland in Cullity Hall as well as the provoking One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in the Actor’s Café.


Offering perhaps the best theatrical value in the Southwest region, Desert Stages Theatre delivers a special subscription price now through Wed., April 30, 2014. Theatre patrons can purchase the complete Mainstage or Actor’s Café season subscription for just $120 a person ($48 savings a couple); or purchase an entire season subscription – 13 shows in four theatrical series -- for $172 a person ($84 savings a couple).


DST continues its four theatrical series: Mainstage Theatre Series, which delivers complete musical productions; its Next Stages Series featuring actors ages 12-19 taking the ‘next step’ in their theatrical development; its On Stages Series offering a special stage experience to young actors ages 3-19; and its intimate 65-seat Actor’s Café Series experience. On Stage, Next Stage and Mainstage occur in DST’s 140-seat theatre-in-the-round Cullity Hall.  All four DST series provide a continuum of opportunity for thespians from 3 to whatever the age.


Desert Stages Theatre 2014-2015 Season.

On Stage Series

· Gerry Cullity’s Alice in Wonderland

o   Aug. 22, 2014 – Sept. 21, 2014

· The Wizard of Oz

o   Nov. 14, 2014 – Dec. 21, 2014

· Grease

o   Feb. 20, 2015 – March 29, 2015

· Willy Wonka

o   May 22, 2015 – June 21, 2015

Next Stage Series

· Footloose

o   Oct. 3, 2014 – Nov. 2, 2014

Mainstage Series

· 42nd Street

o   Jan. 9, 2015 – Feb. 8, 2015

· To be announced…

o   April 10, 2015 – May 10, 2015

· Hair

o   July 10, 2015 – Aug. 9, 2015

Actor’s Café Series

· One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

o   Sept. 5, 2014 – Oct. 26, 2014

· Harvey

o   Nov. 7, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

· Lombardi

o   Jan. 23, 2015 – March 15, 2015

· Witness for the Prosecution

o   March 27, 2015 – May 17, 2015

· Rumors

o   June 5, 2015 – July 26, 2015


Tickets. Tickets are available online at; by phone, 480.483.1664, or at the theatre box office, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square. Tickets to Mainstage and Actor’s Café productions are $25 for adults & $22 for seniors and students; On Stage tickets are $15; and Next Stage tickets are $18.


DST Subscriptions.  If patrons miss the April 30 subscription offer, they can choose a combination of any three DST Mainstage and Actor’s Café productions and still receive subscriber ticket rates of only $18 per show [vs. $25].  Mainstage and Actors Café subscribers also can purchase any ticket to an “On Stage” production for only $12; or “Next Stage” production for $15.  Subscribing couples can save up to $122 by becoming DST season patrons, plus earn the satisfaction of supporting the busiest nonprofit community theatre in the Southwest. Visit for more information.  To order a subscription, call or visit the Box Office at 480.483.1664.


About Desert Stages Theatre. A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year round. Four show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor’s Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive 140-seat theatre-in-the-round; On Stage Children’s Series for ages 3-19, and Next Stage Series for 12-19, both also performed in Cullity Hall.  DST also operates a theatrical academy (Center Stage, among many other classes), regularly hosts talent shows (Show Your Stuff) and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community.  DST is led by co-founder, executive director and artistic director, Laurie Cullity.  Additional co-founders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity.  Included in each DST season are children’s productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by co-founder Cullity whose works are still relished eight years after his passing.  Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.




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