Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit (501c3) performing arts theatre located in Arizona’s premiere shopping, entertainment and dining destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square. Established in 1995 by Laurie Cullity, the late Gerry Cullity and Joan Thompson, the theatre is committed to offering high-quality entertainment for the entire community and prides itself on providing a creative and inclusive environment where actors can learn, grow and thrive. Many Desert Stages alumni have gone on to work as professional actors in New York and Los Angeles but, no matter what a child aspires to, the theatrical training and performing experience they receive at Desert Stages will assist them on their journey.
Each year, Desert Stages offers:
·250 performances with 38,000 seats.
·Eight adult productions, cast primarily from local actors.
·Five youth shows with casts of 60-125 actors, ages 3-19.
·300 youngsters the opportunity to learn theatre arts as theatrical camper/actors, teen directors, choreographers and counselors
On March 29th, Desert Stages will be holding their annual fundraising gala and are looking to garner sponsors, auction donations, attendees, and other donations.
I spoke with Virginia Olivieri for our Valley Views program. She is the marketing director, but also an actor and the director of Death of a Salesman which runs Mar 15 - April 14.
You can listen to the interview here, and find out more about the Gala for Adults and the Kids Gala, as well as current shows and ticketing at DesertStages.org