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by Rebecca Rudnyk – Newsies is a musical inspired by the Newsboys Strike of 1899, when impoverished children who sold newspapers on the streets of New York rebelled against the publishers who charged them more than the standard rate, most notably Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. The story wasRead More →

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by Dale I. Rasmussen – New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap these days. It seems that for every person you know who’s buying new running shoes or a couple of boxes of nicotine gum, there’s a half-dozen more all too happy to explain why, and usually when and how,Read More →

by Amy Young Staff Writer – The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) has no problem getting involved with a Sherlock Holmes mystery. They’ve more than proven their affinity for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional private detective. In recent years, they have entertained audiences with shows like Sherlock Holmes and the AdventureRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The Arizona Theatre Company is up to their old tricks: presenting award-winning plays that leave theatre attendees pensive and talkative about today’s hot button issues. Disgraced, their most recent incarnation, provides a critical and multi-layered examination of Muslim-American identity in contemporary Western society. Playwright AyadRead More →