2015-2016 Season

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SEX WITH STRANGERS
Arizona Theatre Company presents a Stray Cat Theatre Production
by Laura Eason
in PHOENIX at Herberger Theater Center Stage West
September 24 - October 11, 2015
in TUCSON at Temple of Music & Art
February 11 - 21, 2016
Directed by Ron May

Letting a stranger in can always be dangerous...
Playing in a super fancy kitty condo with Arizona Theatre Company, SEX WITH STRANGERS will be performed at the Herberger Theater Center Stage West in Phoenix and at the Temple of Arts and Music in Tucson. A new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love and fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit smart phone screens, and virtual worlds. A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, novelist, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites, and sex is imminent. As dawn rises, however, what could have been just a one-night-stand transforms into something much more complicated. “…a bodice ripper with brains… a sexy romantic comedy strictly for grown-ups.” – Washington Post

*SINGLE TICKETS FOR SEX WITH STRANGERS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY BOX OFFICE. PLEASE CALL 602.256.6995 IN PHOENIX OR 520.622.2823 IN TUCSON. YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT ARIZONATHEATRE.ORG*

*ADDICT ADMITS ARE REDEEMABLE THROUGH THE ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY BOX OFFICE. SIMPLY CALL THEM WITH YOUR CODE AND SECURE THE BEST AVAILABLE SEATS FOR YOUR SELECTED PERFORMANCE. YOU MUST CALL 602.256.6995 IN PHOENIX OR 520.622.2823 IN TUCSON*






HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
based on the film written by Daniel Waterst
at Tempe Performing Arts Center
December 4 - 20, 2015
Directed by Louis Farber
Choreography by Nicole Olsen of Scorpius Dance Theatre

What's your damage?
Fresh out of New York, Stray Cat is thrilled to be the first group of cats to bring this hilarious, blockbuster Off-Broadway hit to the Valley. Based on the classic 1988 film, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the darkly twisted story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Are you IN? Or are you OUT? “Ingenious, naughty and very funny.” – New York Post








STUPID FUCKING BIRD
by Aaron Posner
at Helen K Mason Performing Arts Center
March 12 - 26, 2016
Directed by Ron May

It's THE SEAGULL. Just...on steroids.
You’ve never seen Chekhov like this. Irreverent, contemporary, smart, inventive, and very, very funny, Aaron Posner’s bold and cheeky sort-of update of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull thrusts us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art. STUPID FUCKING BIRD skillfully remixes the renowned “subtext” of the classic play into exuberant and hysterical scenes and songs. “How does one have Chekhov speak to 21st-century America? See this production. I can only imagine Chekhov’s delight were he to see his play so wisely reinvented.” – LA Weekly










AMERICAN IDIOT
Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
at Tempe Center for the Arts
June 24 - July 16, 2016
Directed by Ron May
Choreography by Lisa Starry of Scorpius Dance Theatre

Do not adjust your set...
Stray Cat is purring crazy hard to be presenting the first local production of the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, which boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. An energy-fueled rock opera, AMERICAN IDIOT features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line of teen rage, love, and loss that is wholly and utterly American. Choreography for AMERICAN IDIOT will be by Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ever brilliant Lisa Starry."…thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!" – New York Times

*SINGLE TICKETS FOR AMERICAN IDIOT GO ON SALE JANUARY 1, 2016. THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE SEATS PRIOR TO THAT DATE IS TO BECOME A STRAY CAT ADDICT AND PURCHASE ADDICT ADMITS.*

*ADDICT ADMITS ARE REDEEMABLE ONLY BY CALLING THE TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS BOX OFFICE. SIMPLY CALL THEM WITH YOUR CODE AND SECURE THE BEST AVAILABLE SEATS FOR YOUR SELECTED PERFORMANCE. YOU MUST CALL 480.350.2822.*