Canyon Moon rises for Season V
The music of Frank Sinatra sung by four fabulous singers
. . . Hamlet played by a soap star (!) and coached by the ghost
of the greatest Hamlet of all - Scrooge . . . a family of coyotes,
and the Twelve Days of Christmas . . .
This is just some of what you’ll see in the Main Stage
Series at Canyon Moon Theatre Company this season - the company’s
first full season in its new theatre at the Old Marketplace in
Get ready for some more theatre magic from northern
Arizona’s only year-round professional theatre. To date, Canyon
Moon has presented musical reviews, comedy, poetry slams, musical
concerts, dramatic productions, a melodrama, and a summer theatre
academy for young people.
“Our audiences have been thrilled with our new intimate
space,” said Mary Guaraldi, the producing artistic director. “Our
goal is to provide programming that reflects the variety of people
we serve. With our own space, we can expand our commitment to
the needs of the community and make this a center for artists
and audiences alike.”
As Canyon Moon begins Season V, there’s exciting programming
in the works. First and foremost is a continuation of the Main
Stage Series of four shows that begins in September and ends in
May. The opening show of the series is My Way: A Musical Tribute
to Frank Sinatra. Sedona audiences once again will be spoiled
by the glorious voices of Nathaniel Hackmann, Antoinette Torres
Tucker, and Lynne Wieneke as they sing their way through the songs
that made Ole Blue Eyes famous.
Coyote Christmas is a celebration of winter, featuring
original work as well as traditional favorites expressed in dance,
music, and theatre. What happens to a teenaged boy who has a fight
with his father on Christmas Eve and is adopted by a family of
coyotes? How does Scrooge react to a slightly different group
of ghosts than usual? Bring your family, your holiday guests,
or take a moment to remember the true pleasure of the season with
The third production is an Audience Choice show. Canyon
Moon wants to know what you want to see. Cast your ballot between
now and October 15 for the play you would most like to see as
part of the Canyon Moon main stage in Season V.
The final play of the series finds soap opera star -
excuse me - daytime drama star Andrew Rally in New York to rehearse
for a production of Hamlet in Central Park. I Hate Hamlet is the
hilarious story of the efforts of the ghost of the greatest Hamlet
of all, John Barrymore, to help Andrew “speak the speech” as a
true actor in a long tradition of Hamlets. As an L.A. agent attempts
to pull Andrew to the dark side and Barrymore gets distracted
by Andrew’s very real girlfriend, the play provides laugh after
laugh, romance, and an inside view of the theatre world.
The Splinter Series is new programming for Canyon Moon
in response to requests from audience members for more challenging
material. From new plays premiering at Canyon Moon to the intellectually
challenging humor of Tom Stoppard, the series will bring a new
dimension to the Company.
The Splinter Series opens in October with Art, the story
of three close friends and a very expensive white painting. Watch
as they discuss the nature of art and uncover the nature of friendship.
Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the second
show in the series. Told from the point of view of two of the
minor characters in Hamlet, the play explores the nature of life
and death. The third production is the Audience Choice slot. Be
sure to vote for the play you would like to see.
Subscriptions to Canyon Moon are available now. Be guaranteed
seating in the front rows of the theatre. Enjoy exchange privileges.
Become part of a community of theatre lovers that insures high
quality professional theatre will thrive in northern Arizona.
Subscriptions are available for the Main Stage Series,
the Splinter Series or a combination of both. A season subscription
makes a wonderful gift to someone you love or to yourself and
saves you money over the cost of single tickets. For more information,
call (928) 282-6212 or go online (oakcreektheatre.org). Canyon
Moon is located in the Old Marketplace, on Highway 89A in West
Join Canyon Moon for a season of excitement. See you
at the theatre!