Blues in the night 
September 13 – September 29, 2019
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2019

The universal language of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night – a dynamite “dramatic revue” of twenty-six hot and torchy numbers that tell the sweet, passionate and sorrowful experiences of three women and a saloon singer. Their interweaving stories are defined through glorious songs which cover the range of this indigenous American art form.  The timeless music of Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more telling of the pain and misery of life and love and the dogged determination to get through all of it. That is the essence of the blues – good music, hard lives, and dreams that stretch on long into the night.

Breakfast with Mugabe
October 25 – November 10, 2019
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2019

We are invited to eavesdrop on the volcanic conversations between Robert Mugabe, controversial president of Zimbabwe, and his psychiatrist as he seeks help. He is being haunted by a vengeful spirit, the ghost of a former revolutionary comrade turned potential rival. In this suspenseful historical thriller we explore whether or not Mugabe is a monster or a victim, freedom fighter or dictator. Breakfast With Mugabe is a taut meditation on guilt and power-A look into one man’s sick conscience.

 

Black Nativity
December 6 – December 22, 2019
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Last season’s sold out, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, returns to the BTT stage for a special engagement. This stunning new production of Black Nativity is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. This song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all at a very special time of the year. (PLEASE NOTE –Black Nativity is not included in subscription packages)

Trouble in Mind
February 7 – February 23, 2020
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2019

As the 1950’s draw to a close, a newly integrated theatre company prepares to open a progressive, but misguided new play on Broadway. This troubled production of a fictional anti-lynching play will feature renowned actress Wileta Mayer. She has the opportunity to become the first leading lady of color on the Great White Way, but is she willing to compromise her beliefs to make history and take the giant career leap this role will bring.

Sistas: The Musical
March 27 – April 12, 2020
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 5, 2019

Currently running off Broadway Sistas is a nonstop celebration of African American women told through Top-40 music, from Bessie Smith to Beyonce. The story follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. As they clean Grandma’s attic the women discuss their family history and the history of African-American women and find love and old memories packed away, as well as hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”

Theater
1333 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
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Box Office
(602) 258-8129
P.O. Box 13349
Phoenix, Arizona 85002
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