Sunday Movie Movielist

November 19, 2017

 Have a item to list or an email address addition, revision, or removal?  Email Robert: Click here  This is the last movielist newsletter for 2017. Each year I take a publishing vacation from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. The next newsletter will be published January 7, 2018. Have a happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  Robert

The Sunday Movie

CocoNo Movie this Sunday but next week a comedy called Coco! Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcķa Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. This movie has already become a number 1 hit in Mexico. Our showing will be at Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16, NEXT WEDNESDAY the 22nd at 1:10 PM
  Also going on this weekend and a little beyond...
Nearly Naked Theatre presents a gem from our Returning Hits series The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Damon Dering, November 18 – December 2: Wonderful 100 Premiere Performance Friday, Nov. 17th. See Such a Sight! The Movie Star Has a Choice to Make: Be the Top Hollywood Earner… or Be Himself! Nearly Naked Theatre presents the a gleaming jewel in Their Returning Hits Series: the Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, author of the stage play As Bees in Honey Drown, the musical Xanadu and the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Come follow the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem. His agent, Diane, can't seem to keep him in the closet. Trying to help him navigate Hollywood's choppy waters, the devilish Diane is doing all she can to keep Mitchell away from the cute rent-boy who's caught his eye and the rent-boy's girlfriend (wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?). This show is for for Mature Audiences Only! Adult Language, Mature Subjects, Sexual Situations, Vague A-List Celebrity Innuendo and Nudity. I am attending Friday night.. See ya!
Image result for orange is the new barackReturning for their annual Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Scottsdale, The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the House … and Senate … with their unique blend of sharp political satire set to popular music. The irreverent D.C.-based troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues, from left to right, with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest headlines, presidential tweets, Trumped-up charges and more. The Steps’ performances include songs from their latest album, Orange Is the New Barack, and possible “guest appearances” by a gaggle of politicians, celebrities and anyone else in the news for all the wrong reasons. 7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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A secret the river won’t give up. Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their happily-ever-after. Helena is dreading her sister, Belmira’s, wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers! And she knows that her sister only wants to escape their sleepy Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself. The River Bride At the Herburger Center Stage November 16, 2017 – December 3, 2017

people,crowd,man,bill,event,adult,audience,woman,group,city,flag,street,exhibition,wear,meeting,performance,musicNewsies is coming to the Phoenix Theater November 15, 2017 - December 31, 2017, Directed by Michael Barnard. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Disney Theatrical’s beloved musical, Newsies, is a terrific show for the whole family! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 and based on the 1992 film, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and a rag-tag group of newsies as they take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay. Packed with show-stopping choreography and a Tony® Award winning score by Alan Menken, Newsies is an extravagant, high-energy celebration of song and dance!

The Bodyguard (Touring) TicketsThe Bodyguard is coming to ASU Gammage November 28-December 3, 2017 Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Life, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.

A Cirque Nutcracker with Troupe VertigoDecember 15th through the 22nd, experience the Holidays in a whole new way as The Phoenix Symphony combines two of the Valley’s most popular family traditions, Tchaikovsky’s magical The Nutcracker and world renowned Cirque troupe performed live with The Phoenix Symphony. Troupe Vertigo takes over the stage at Mesa Arts Center for this magical, gravity defying holiday treat. Experience The Nutcracker performed live by The Phoenix Symphony while hula hoops, strong men, contortionists, aerialists and jugglers perform on stage?and 40 feeet above it! This all-new production of The Nutcracker features The Phoenix Symphony and Troupe Vertigo.


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business,squad,man,competition,teamwork,sign,illustration,recreation,promotion,people,international,vector,silhouette,ceremony,success,marathon,action,actor,arrival,bannerHow did a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time? Jersey Boys is the smash hit jukebox musical that gives us the true, sometimes gritty and always spectacularly entertaining story of falsetto idol Franki Valli and The Four Seasons. The blue collar boys in the shiny Lurex suits strode onto the scene in 1965, wowing the public for 20 years with hits such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry','Oh What a Night,' 'Walk like a Man,' and many more. But before fame and fortune, comes a difficult, and sometimes not entirely legal, journey to stardom. Created by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, they wanted to create a traditional 'documentary' style story of the blue collar stars and Jersey Boys came from interviews with the surviving members of the band, cemented by Tommy Devito's addition: 'Don't listen to those guys. I'll tell you what really happened.' Told in 4 parts, each member has an act to tell his side of the story, even it if it clashes with the others. We get the real story of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, from humble beginnings to the thrill superstardom and back again, via loan sharks, jail time, tense dealings with the Mob and the strength of friendship, sound-tracked by the irresistibly recognisable hits that keep you coming back for more. Jersey Boys at Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams January 23-28, 2018
Something Rotten! PosterComing soon to ASU Gammage, Something Rotten! October 31 - November 5, 2017 Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s - the 1590s - this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Tickets are now on sale.

Image result for annie musical logoTV, Film and Broadway star Bronson Pinchot ("Perfect Strangers", Beverly Hills Cop, Broadway’s Putting It Together and Sly Fox); Broadway star and Drama Desk Award nominee Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy: The Musical, Anything Goes, Noises Off), and TV’s popular GLEE¯ star Heather Morris (also GLEE: The 3D Concert Movie, Ice Age; Continental Drift, "Dancing with the Stars") will headline Scottsdale Musical Theater Company’s limited one week engagement of the classic musical Annie, January 4 - 7, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts. Pinchot will portray Daddy Warbucks opposite Hopkins’s Miss Hannigan and Morris will play Lily St. Regis. New York native and MAC Award-winner Hector Coris joins the cast as Rooster with local rising star Ryan Parker playing the title heroine. Annie is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite little comic-strip orphan. SMTC’s production is not to be missed - especially with this stellar cast portraying these classic characters like you’ve never seen them before! Principal casting for Annie and all upcoming SMTC productions is handled by Lisa Fields, CSA and Chad Eric Murnane, CSA. Lisa Fields Casting is a premier bi-coastal casting office with projects spanning film, television, theatre, commercials, music videos and video games. For over thirty years, Lisa Fields has cast some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and closely collaborated with the industry’s leading creative teams. Tickets are now on sale ranging from $32 - $58, with Senior and Student discounts available

Cirque du Soleil Crystal March 8th – 11th at Talking Stick Resort Arena. A Breakthrough Ice Experience where world-class ice skating and unexpected acrobatics fuse to create the first on-ice experience from Cirque du Soleil. Cirque du Soleil Crystal will be at Talking Stick Resort Arena from March 8 - 11. Feel the adrenaline as Cirque du Soleil creates a frozen playground and a world of wonder on ice that defies all expectations. Crystal – an exhilarating journey of speeed, wonder and grace. Get your tickets now while the best seats and prices are available! Get your tickets before they go on sale to the general public! Tuesday, September 19th at 10am – Frriday, September 22nd at 9:59AM No code needed.

Image result for hamilton picturesHamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. Hamilton's creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical in the Heights. Hamilton features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey & Company, Bethany Knox, CSA. The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. I am told season tickets are already sold out. I got my ticket... Be there on February 1, 2018