Season 2016 -17


Season 2016 - 2017


Show One

August 12 – 28, 2016

Why, this car is auto-matic. It’s system-matic. Its hyyyyydro-matic. Why, it’s greased lightning!”

Welcome to Rydell High! Meet the senior class of 1959: slick, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers.

When “greaser” Danny Zuko meets the new “good girl” in town, Sandy Dumbrowski, the summer before their senior year, a fun summer fling begins.  But when summers over and they end up at the same high school, everything changes.

While Danny’s only concern is maintaining his tough-guy reputation… Sandy is busy making new friends and thinking up ways to catch his eye again.

Fun hit tunes like "Summer Nights" & "Greased Lightnin” will have you rockin’ in your seats.

GREASE Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
“GREASE” is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

Presented at the Herberger Theater Center

222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 252-8497   |


Show Two

Charlotte’s Web, The Musical
October 7 – 23, 2016


Pull your boots on and come on over to the Zuckerman Barn... home to all the fun and unforgettable animals from E.B. White's beloved classic story. Experience this new musical version of Charlotte's Web written by national, award-winning, children's playwright, Joseph Robinette.

This thrilling musical score includes "Eating," Wilbur the pig's humorous yet poignant song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends," an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," featuring all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down and many more delightful songs. Every age will enjoy this jubilant musical.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Charles Strouse.  Based on the book by E.B. White. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.


This production will be presented at

Valley Youth Theatre

525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004  | 602.253.8188



Show Three

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail 

December 2 – 23, 2016

It’s A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Story!

A VYT Christmas classic tradition returns to the snow-covered Hundred Acre Woods!  A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin the story of a Christmas Eve long ago when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of the woods believes he has lost his tail and is VERY miserable.  Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and all their friends organize a search party to find his tail.

Join the fun and excitement in the winter wonderland… sing along with the delightful songs and follow this enchanting musical along its holiday adventure of sharing, caring, friendship and JOY.

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Book, Music & Lyrics by James W. Rodgers
Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh

Presented through special arrangement w/ Dramatic Publishing.

This production will be presented at

Valley Youth Theatre

525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004  | 602.253.8188


Show Four

Alice in Wonderland 
February 10 – 26, 2017

“Off with their heads!”

Come along on a magical trip as Alice follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets a superfluous number of strange creatures.

A caterpillar who gives interesting advice, a Mad Hatter and March Hare who are always at tea time and the Queen of Hearts who persistently cries, "Off with their heads!"

A Cheshire Cat who says everyone in Wonderland is mad, and Alice must be too. Will Alice loose her head? Only the Cheshire Cat knows for sure.

Based on the classic by Lewis Carroll. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens Presented through special arrangement w/ Dramatic Publishing

This production will be presented at

Valley Youth Theatre

525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004  | 602.253.8188


Show Five

The Secret Garden (the musical)
April 7 – 23, 2017

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” ­

Mary Lennox is a young English girl born and raised in India (British Raj). Orphaned at age eleven, she is sent to England to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors. It is a large estate but her uncle keeps himself locked up and his only son is an invalid. The mansion has many rooms that are full of secrets

The grounds surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then she discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. The magical garden beckons Mary to discover its secrets. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Through her care and love, she brings new life to the garden and her new home. The Secret Garden is a magically, compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

The Secret Garden, a Tony Award–winning musical, based on the 1911 novel by France Hodgson Burnett, is brought to life with enchanting music by composer Lucy Simon and wondrous lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman.

This production will be presented at

Valley Youth Theatre

525 North First Street Phoenix, AZ 85004  | 602.253.8188


Show Six

The Wizard of Oz The Musical
June 9 – 25, 2017

School field trips are available to book now.

Toto I've Got A Feeling We're Not In KANSAS Anymore!

This dazzling production comes to life Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center with 58 talented young actors from around the Valley, 125 brilliantly colorful costumes, and the beautiful New York Madison Square Garden set and props. 

The musical's classic songs are performed by a live orchestra that accompanies Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they are swept away by a huge tornado from her farm in Kansas to the magical land of OZ where she meets new and exciting friends and a few enemies too.

When her house accidentally lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, everyone is exuberant, except the Wicked Witch of the West who seeks revenge for the death of her sister and will do anything to find her ruby slippers.

Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. To do this, she must travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way, Dorothy meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage! And together they're 

THE WIZARD OF OZ  is by L. Frank Baum with Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. Background Music is by Herbert Stothart. Dance and Vocal Arrangements are by Peter Howard. Orchestration is by Larry Wilcox and adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company.  It is based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

This production will be presented at the Herberger Theater Center

222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 252-8497  |