Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, an award-winning non-profit performing arts theatre, is in its 15th terrific season of shows! Three performance troupes provide entertainment on two separate stages at this Theatre's performing arts complex, located near downtown Scottsdale. Cullity Hall (with actors of all ages) and Children's Theatre productions (with actors, ages 3 to 19) are presented in its 136-seat theatre-in-the-round; while small-cast Actor's Café productions are presented in an intimate 60-seat cabaret-style theatre. All performances are at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, located at 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, at the southwest corner of E. Highland Ave. and N. Scottsdale Rd. For tickets or to become a Cullity Hall season subscriber, contact the Theatre Box Office: (480) 483-1664.

Actor's Cafe Productions
DST Cafe Cabaret
DST Special Engagement
Mainstage Productions
Next Stage Productions
On Stage Productions
Secret Season

Actor's Cafe Productions

Actor's Cafe ticket prices are $25 for adults & $22 seniors and students.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

September 5th - October 26th, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm (no performance on 10/5)

In this powerfully gritty drama Randle McMurphy is convicted of statutory rape and chooses to serve time in a mental hospital rather than state prison.  He soon becomes the bane of Head Nurse Ratched’s existence.  Injected with moments of raw humor this play will leave audiences astonished by its climax.

Raves & Reviews

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

-Gil Benbrook,


November 7, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Good old Elwood P. Dowd has a best friend. His name is Harvey. Harvey is friendly, amusing and loyal. Elwood takes Harvey with him everywhere he goes. He is always sure to introduce him to folks. He orders drinks for Harvey at their favorite local bar. Yes Harvey is a very good friend indeed. He also happens to be an imaginary 6’3 ½” rabbit. The family is very worried about Elwood.


January 23 - March 15, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

It’s 1965, the Green Bay Packers are having a stellar season, and they’re on their way to the championship. “Look Magazine” reporter Michael McCormick wants to find out all he can about their amazing coach.  In this highly critically acclaimed drama, you’ll meet the man whose name graces the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy. Lombardi is considered by many to be the greatest coach that ever lived or as Michael McCormick puts it, “the most imperfect, perfect man I ever met.”

Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution

March 27 - May 17, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering elderly, wealthy widow Mrs. Emily French. His lawyer is convinced of his innocence until the will is read revealing a substantial bequest to Leonard.  This brilliant Agatha Christie courtroom drama is filled with suspenseful plot twists that hold up still today. The climax is so startling that audiences should swear under oath not to reveal it!


June 5 - July 26, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

When guests arrive at a formal dinner party in a high class New York townhouse they immediately sense something is terribly wrong. There are no servants, the hostess is missing and the host, the Deputy Mayor of New York, has shot himself in the ear lobe upstairs in the bedroom. His lawyer quickly concocts a story to protect him from gossip but too many missteps result in a night of hilarious rumors. This is as zany as Neil Simon gets in an upscale farce that goes awry!

DST Special Engagement

Tickets to this special engagement are $8 for adults or $5 for students or seniors.


Cullity Unplugged
Cullity Unplugged

Sunday, July 20th, 2014, 7 pm

Come hear some of Gerry Cullity’s memorable music performed live! Cullity Unplugged is a special fundraiser on Sun. July 20 at 7pm. Cullity’s pieces will be sung by cast from the past and present. Proceeds from the event will be split between Gerry Cullity Legacy Fund and DST’s 50/50 campaign. This is a must see event to anyone who has performed, watched or listened to the wonderful music of Gerry Cullity! 

Mainstage Productions

Mainstage ticket prices are $25 for adults & $22 seniors and students.


42nd Street
42nd Street

January 9 - February 8, 2015 (No matinee on Sat., January 10)
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sundays at 2 pm

Peggy is terrified to fill diva Dorothy’s dancing shoes and decides to go back home to Allentown. It takes some coaxing by director Julian to convince Peggy to change her mind but she finally agrees. Before the curtain rises on her opening night debut, Julian utters the now famous show biz line “You’re going out there a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!” Will she? C’mon along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! 


July 10 - August 9, 2015 (No matinee on Sat., July 11)
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sundays at 2 pm

When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, it’s not only the dawning of the Age of Aquarius …it’s time for Hair! A politically active group of long-haired hippies live a psychedelic bohemian lifestyle in New York and fight involvement in the Vietnam War. The make-love-not-war mantra of the turbulent 60s is revisited in this graphic, award-winning rock musical.

Next Stage Productions

Next Stage ticket prices are $18.



October 3 - November 2, 2014 (No matinee on Sat., Oct. 4)
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm

Music and dance are banned in a sleepy rural community. Newcomer Chicago teen Ren McCormack takes on the town’s high-powered minister in a tough uphill battle to bring melody and movement to the local scene. Hardened hearts are transformed, the ban is lifted and it all happens just in time for the most rousing senior prom this side of the Windy City! Everyone ultimately kicks off their Sunday shoes, cut loose, footloose!

On Stage Productions

On Stage ticket prices are $15.


Gerry Cullity's Alice in Wonderland
Gerry Cullity's Alice in Wonderland

August 22nd - September 21st, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

Book by Lewis Carroll
Music & Lyrics by Gerry Cullity, founder, Desert Stages Theatre
Original Adaptation by Gerry Cullity, founder, Desert Stages Theatre

Enjoy Gerry Cullity’s original music and lyrics of this original adaptation. Join the adventures of young Alice as she explores a zany wonderland in this children’s classic by Lewis Carroll. On an idle afternoon, by chance, following a White Rabbit who disappears into its burrow, Alice herself stumbles into the rabbit hole and soon is immersed in a colorfully and exciting Wonderland. Whimsical songs and discoveries surround her as she encounters a crew of madcap characters including the Queen of Hearts and, yes, an army of playing cards.

Cast List

Early Cast
Rehearsal from 4-6pm & Performing Friday Nights and Saturdays



Gabby Astrowsky Narrator 1
Sarah Astrowsky White Rabbit (O)/ Oyster(C)
Zachary Astrowsky Mad Hatter (O)/ Knave(C)
Abby Bare Tree #4
Taryn Beldt Mother (C)/ Card (O)
Nina Ben-Horin Pat
Marissa Berry Tree #1
Natalie Blum Jane/ Card
Allyse Bridges Queen of Hearts (O)/ Oyster (C)
Aria Bunce Baby
Stephanie Burger Pigeon(O)/ Card (C)
Catherine Campagnolo Tree #3
Madison Crespo Dinah (C)/ Pearl
Ella Eastman March Hare (C)/ Card (O)
Wyatt Eastman Mad Hatter (C)/ Knave(O)
Olivia Feldman Rose (C)/ Pearl
Hailey Fonner Pigeon(C)/ Card (O)
Chantel Frankson White Rabbit (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)
Sinclair Galakatos Fury
Chase Gehringer Battling Squire/ Guard
Paige Gehringer Alice (O)/ Oyster (C)
Breana Giordano Rose (O)/ Pearl
Grace Helenic Chesire Cat (O)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (C)
Sebastian Jablonski King of Hearts
Autumn Jongert 7 of Hearts
Olivia Jongert 5 of Hearts
Brody Kainass Juror
Gwen Kainass Daisy (C)/ Pearl
Ally Koeppel Tweedle Dum (C)/ Carpenter (O)
Sadie Krontonsky Chesire Cat (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)
Macie Logan Narrator 2
Emma Lucas Cook
Maddie Lucas Bill
Max Lucas Jaberwocky
Stella Marcuzzo Lily (O)/ Pearl
Caitlyn McDowell Eaglet
Meadow McGarity Lily (C)/ Pearl
Ellie McGrady Dodo
Leah Miller Mother (O)/ Card (C)
Rachel Nathan Tree #2
Amanda Norris Caterpillar (O)/ Card (C)
Kendra Richards Alice (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)
Annabella Rosciglione Caterpillar (C)/ Oyster(O)
Ava Sandifer Duchess
Ilana Sherman Mouse
Kaylin Sherrill Dormouse/ Pearl
Ivon Staneva Dinah (O)/ Pearl
Jaquelyn Swartz Queen of Hearts (C)/ Oyster (O)
Sophia Vanella Tweedle Dee (C)/ Walrus (O)
Ava Vinciguerra Daisy (O)/ Pearl
Megan Yarnall Tweedle Dee (O)/ Walrus (C)
Rachel Yarnall March Hare (O)/ Oyster (C)
Jaden Yonover Tweedle Dum (O)/ Carpenter/ Chesire Cat Dancer (C)

Late Cast
Rehearsal from 6-8pm & Performing Saturday Nights and Sundays



Grace Allen Narrator 2
Lauren Allmeyer Pigeon/ Card
Kellyn Broerman Tweedle Dum (C)/ 5 of Hearts (O)
Austin Butler Mad Hatter (O)/ Knave(C)
Berkley Butler Dinah (O)/ Daisy (C)/ Pearl
Katrina Butler Caterpillar (C)/ Card (O)
Lauren Butler Tree #1
Zoe Campbell Caterpillar (O)/ Oyster (C)
Cate Carlino Chesire Cat (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)
Christopher Cason King of Hearts (C)/ Cook (O)
Lexi Collins Tree #2
Petra Danek Dinah (C)/ Daisy (O)/ Pearl
Allison Duck Jane/ Oyster
Claire Duck 5 of Hearts
Veronica Fedri Mother (C)/ Card (O)
Shilah Groff Queen of Hearts (O)/ Card (C)
Haley Hanni White Rabbit (O)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (C)
Jordan Hill Tree #4
Jordan Hill Tree #4
Olivia Hizme Narrator 1
Samantha Hizme Eaglet
Diamond Holly Mother (O)/ Oyster
Jenna Hops 7 of Hearts
Carter Hurlburt Juror
Ashlee Kaye Pat
Austin Kaye King of Hearts (O)/ Cook (C)
Brianna Mickelson Rose/ Pearl
Natasha Milligan Alice (O)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (C)
Tabitha Momeyer March Hare (O)/ Card (C)
Niamh Murphy Queen of Hearts (C)/ Oyster (O)
Kylee Novack Bill
Ceili Olney Tree #3
Luke Olney Jaberwocky
Josephine Raia Dormouse/ Pearl
Style Ranger Tweedle Dee (C)/ Walrus (O)
Ashley Rhoads March Hare (O)/ Oyster (C)
Allie Rose Tweedle Dum (O)/ 5 of Hearts (C)
Eden Rothblum Baby
Sierra Smith Dodo
Nathan Sullivan Battling Squire/ Guard
Erin Tarkington Chesire Cat (O)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (C)
Jamie Villarreal White Rabbit (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)
Matthew Villarreal Mad Hatter (C)/ Knave(O)
Devyn Wallace Fury
Hudson Wilcox Mouse
Jaxon Wilox Tweedle Dee (O)/ Walrus (C)
Sydney Wolfert Duchess
Peyton Woolf Alice (C)/ Oyster/ Chesire Cat Dancer (O)

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz

November 14 - December 21, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

A young girl from Kansas opens the door to a gloriously strange land, and so begins one of the most beloved tales of all time! Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion follow the yellow brick road in search of what they already have; a home, a brain, a heart and courage. Few stories have transcended time and space like the wonderful Wizard of Oz. For the young, and the young at heart, experience it again for the first time!

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

February 20 - March 29, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

Once upon a time…so begins a timeless musical tale but in this story our heroine Belle, living in a quiet village, dreams of having books to read! Her life takes an unexpected and exciting turn that leads to a darkened castle where once there was joy but now only gloom. Living there is a frightful beast attended to by a colorfully odd and magical assortment of characters. Slowly, something magical happens as Belle learns to look beyond what only the eye can see. Soon the beast is transformed, joy returns and with a library filled of books they live happily ever after!

Willy Wonka Jr.
Willy Wonka Jr.

May 22 - June 21, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

Five golden tickets are hidden in Wonka chocolate bars and the world goes bonkers to find one! Winners receive a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious factory and a year’s supply of scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bars. When Charlie Bucket, a poor boy with a widowed mom and bedridden grandparents, finds one of the priceless tickets his life is changed beyond his imagination!