Youth Theater | 2014

By Richard Schultz, Aug. 27, 2014.

Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Oct. 10-26

Valley Youth Theatre

This musical is based on the first story in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and includes creatures of mythic proportions in a tale of courage and generosity. Several children step through the wardrobe in the spare room and enter the fantastic world of Narnia where the battle for control of the land ensues between the White Witch and the Narnians in Aslan's army.

Suessical the Musical

Oct. 24-Nov. 2

Greasepaint Youtheatre

All of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination named Jojo. This lively musical incorporates colorful characters and transports the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Children of Eden

Nov. 14-23

ASU Lyric Opera

This popular musical is based on the Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve as well as Cain and Able, and Act II portrays Noah’s flood. Known for his music in Wicked, Stephen Schwartz’s score is full of fun and memorable tunes including “Stranger to the Rain.”

The Giver

Nov. 14-23

Fountain Hills Youth Theater

Jonas lives in a perfect world without war, fear or pain. When chosen to be “The Receiver of Memories,” he meets an ancient man named “The Giver.” What follows is an unimaginable journey that asks the question: Will Jonas accept his destiny or will he make a decision that will alter his life – and perhaps millions of others – forever?

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing


ASU MainStage, Lyceum Theatre

A moving, whimsical and comic fairytale, Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer tells the story of three sisters abandoned in the woods by their father. Each sister must struggle to find her own way to survive and thrive in a fantastical world.

Girls Who Wear Glasses

March 14-29


The world premiere of the newest play by Ann Negri is about growing up and navigating friendship, school and parents. But when Mira has to get glasses, it is the last straw. As she deals with old friends who are suddenly only interested in popularity and new friends who want her to be more like them, Mira has to decide who javelinasshe really wants to be. With the help of her glasses, she starts to see clearly in more ways than one and learns to stand up for herself in this humorous story about fitting in, friendship and frames.

The Three Javelinas

April 19-May 24


Presented in its world premiere, this musical tribute to the Arizona landscape will delight audiences of all ages. A favorite tale gets a southwestern spin in this stage adaptation of Susan Lowell’s picture book (just don’t call them pigs). Josefina Javelina dreams of a career on stage, Juan wants a quiet place to think and, as for José, he just wants someone to listen to his jokes. When a series of misadventures leave them to build houses in the desert, they catch the attention of a hungry coyote.

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2023 Reserva de la Familia Limited Edition Terceerunquinto

On January 10, 2023, Reserva de la Familia, Jose Cuervo’s ultra-premium collection of artisanal small-batch tequilas and Mexico’s crown jewel, announced its 2023 collector’s box, designed by artists Rolando Flores and Gabriel Cázares of the Mexico-based Tercerunquinto Collective. The piece of custom art, titled “Structuring a Landscape”, features a geometric abstraction of the landscape of Tequila, Mexico and will adorn the 2023 limited-release collector’s box of Reserva de la Familia Extra Añejo.

Since 1995, Jose Cuervo has worked with internationally recognized artists with roots in Mexico to design the box artwork for Reserva de la Familia Extra Añejo. Each box is an authentic collector’s item, with a limited quantity produced annually before a new artist is chosen. Previous artists include Gonzalo Lebrija, Pedro Friedeberg, Carlos Aguirre, Ricardo Pinto and many more. Every artist is selected by a team of art curators including 11th generation Cuervo family member and CEO of Jose Cuervo, Juan Domingo Beckmann, Executive Director of El Museo del Barrio in New York City, Patrick Charpenel and founder of Zona Maco, Mexico’s number one art fair, Zélika García.

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Velvet Ibiza

Every year, Ibiza is home to Europe’s very epic queer woman’s party, Velvet Ibiza, which is celebrating its 7th anniversary and promises to be next level. Velvet Ibiza is an all-inclusive 5-day and 5-night party and includes transportation from the airport, a bungalow, 3 meals, and activities and parties day and night, and drinks until around 10:30 pm.

This year, international crowds of LGBTQ+ women will be attending Velvet Ibiza on May 2 - 7 to celebrate life, belonging, and freedom. Event organizers have rented an entire resort in order to build a community vibe and allow queer women to connect so there’s no reason to go anywhere unless of course, you want to go shopping, head to the beach, or explore the island.

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Financial Planning for the LGBTQ+ community

The new year has arrived. For many people, that means making resolutions and thinking of ways they can do better in the coming year and beyond. Money management and financial planning are often very popular resolutions and goals, but most financial advice tends to be aimed at heterosexual couples who want to grow their family and raise children.

But, what if your life goals are different? What if you don’t receive the same protection under the current laws as hetero couples?
What if you don’t want to have kids?

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