The Wiz
September 28 – October 14, 2018
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281
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The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. Dorothy’s adventure through the Land of Oz is breathed new life and marked with Black Theatre Troupe’s indelible musical stamp.

Single Black Female
October 26 – November 11, 2018
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Single Black Female is a show of rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of two African-American middle-class women in urban America. As a well-respected English literature professor and as a powerful corporate attorney, they keep each other balanced as they face their fears of rejection and their hopes for romance-which may be found closer than they ever imagined.

Black Nativity
November 30 – December 16, 2018
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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This annual sold out, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, returns to the BTT stage. 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 that warms the heart at a very special time of the year.

And in this corner: Cassius Clay
January 27–March 3, 2018
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would come to know as Muhammad Ali. Before he became one of the world’s greatest boxers and civil rights advocates, he was a 12-year old boy navigating friendships, family and learning to fight for himself and his community in the segregated South of the 50’s.

 

Detroit ’67
February 22–March 17, 2018
Co-produced with the City of Tempe
Performed at Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Inspired by American history, this powerful play unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers. Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours club. As the riots of 1967 escalate tensions, in families and communities, a mysterious woman enters their lives.

Simply Simone
April 12 – 28, 2019
BTT’s Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Prodigy. Superstar. Activist and Exile. As one of the true divas of the 20th Century, vocal powerhouse Nina Simone defied classification and defined a generation. Four women give us an intimate look at her music and lays bare the rich legacy of this icon. Nina Simone mastered all genres. Her command of the American songbook was legendary! Her interpretations of Broadway classics, rock and roll, soul stirring gospel, jazz and the blues were genius.

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