Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, an award-winning non-profit performing arts theatre, is in its 22nd 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 Special Engagement
Mainstage Productions
Next Stage Productions
On Stage Productions

Actor's Cafe Productions

Actor's Cafe ticket prices are $28 for adults & $22 seniors and students. Call the Box Office for information on Rush Pricing!


Lost in Yonkers
Lost in Yonkers

October 7 - November 13, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. Ne’r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit

November 25 - December 23, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Margery Williams’ classic story of a stuffed toy rabbit made real by a boy’s enduring love is coming to DST's Actor's Café. This show captures all the tenderness and magic of the original story which will have you laughing, crying and will move you.

Drop Dead!
Drop Dead!

January 6 - February 12, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in a potboiler murder mystery, “Drop Dead!” At the dress rehearsal the set falls, props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered. During opening night, the murders continue. The remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery and stay alive for curtain calls.

Ruthless! the Musical Comedy
Ruthless! the Musical Comedy

March 3 - April 9, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Eight-year-old Tina knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part. Her mother, Judy, discovers from her adoptive mother that her birth mother was a famous actress. Judy decides that she should be famous as well and becomes a Broadway diva. Will they both become Broadway stars?


April 28 - June 4, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

“All hail, MacBeth that shall be king hereafter “ With these dramatic words the weird sisters re Macbeth with an all-consuming desire to be King of Scotland. And neither he nor his wife, Lady Macbeth, will stop at anything to gain the throne.

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest

June 16 - July 23, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind. Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing’s beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry and their deceptions are discovered.

DST Special Engagement

Tickets to this special engagement are $25 for all audience members.


Miscast Cabaret
Miscast Cabaret

Sunday, December 18, 7 pm

Some actors dream of playing Ariel, but end up case as Ursula. See themselves as a Delta Nu and are cast as a Frat Boy. Miscast Cabaret is the chance for our actors to sing the songs they will never be cast to sing. Whether too old, the wrong "type" or even the wrong gender -- our actors are able to showcase their talent while playing the part they have dreamed of.

Mainstage Productions

Mainstage ticket prices are $28 for adults & $22 seniors and students. Call the Box Office for information on Rush Pricing!



September 30 - October 30, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Horton is an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos. Horton faces a challenge- not only must he protect the Whos, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.

Raves & Reviews

"Seussical” musical takes the stage at Scottsdale’s Desert Stages Theatre

-Doris Nehrbass, Raising Arizona Kids

Forever Plaid
Forever Plaid

January 13 - February 12, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins. You are in for a treat with this show featuring favorite songs from the 50s!

Mel Brooks' The Producers the Musical
Mel Brooks' The Producers the Musical

April 7 - May 7, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious op in history thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. The antics of Max and Leo as they maneuver their way through nding a show, hiring a director and more is a lesson in broad comic construction.

Next Stage Productions

Next Stage ticket prices are $20 for adults & $18 seniors and students. Call the Box Office for information on Rush Pricing!


Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can

June 30 - July 30, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Seeking fame and fortune, Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

On Stage Productions

On Stage ticket prices are $15.


Elf the Musical, Jr.
Elf the Musical, Jr.

November 11 - December 18, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Cast List

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



Katie Aiello Sarah
Ben Alker Mr. Greenway (C)/ New Yorker (O)
Skye Alker Featured New Yorker
Chloe Allen Saleswoman
Jennifer ArangoMacias Featured New Yorker
Sarai Arkeveld New Yorker
Katherine Baier Emily Hobbs (O)/New Yorker (C)
Jannesa Bencomo Shawanda/ New Yorker
Stephanie Burger Rockafeller Group
Bennett Curran Buddy (C)/ Chadwick (O)
Raymond Cusick Buddy (O)/ Chadwick (C)
Emerson Diller Elf/ New Yorker
Elsie Donsker Elf #1/ New Yorker
Owen Donsker Michael Hobbs (O)/New Yorker (C)
Annabel Enright Featured New Yorker
Will Enright Elf/ New Yorker
Ella Fox Elf/ New Yorker
Danielle Golsarry Elf/New Yorker
Tristan Golsarry Santa/ New Yorker
Adelina Grotenhuis Elf/ New Yorker
Zak Habul Walter Hobbs (O)/ Matthews (C)
Zana Habul Elf/ New Yorker
Noah Heiman Elf/New Yorker
Olivia Heiman Elf/New Yorker
Reagan Helm Elf/New Yorker
Alexa Hendricksen Elf/New Yorker
Stella Hendricksen Elf/New Yorker
Jenna Hollerbach Charlotte Dennon (C)/ Emma Van Brocklin (O)
Cate Johnson Santa's Helper/ Elf
Austin Kaye Walter Hobbs (C)/ Matthews (O)
Constanca Langer Charlotte Dennon (O)/ Emma Van Brocklin (C)
Eva Langer Deb (O)/ Darlene Lambert (C)
Bella Lipner Elf/New Yorker
Ava Maloney Featured New Yorker
Sam Markson Mr. Greenway (O)/ New Yorker (C)
Hudson Meyer Charlie/ New Yorker
Rachel Nathan Jovie (C)/ Rockafeller Group (O)
Emma Nowicki Jovie (O)/ Rockafeller Group (C)
Bo O'Brasky Michael Hobbs (C)/ New Yorker (O)
Ceili Olney Deb (C)/ Darlene Lambert (O)
Sophie Perlstein Rockafeller Group
Regan Perrin Rockafeller Group
Chloe Pierson Emily Hobbs (C)/ New Yorker (O)
Kimaya Rao Elf/ New Yorker
Ethan Roga Elf #4/ New Yorker
Ava Sandifer Featured New Yorker
Kaylin Sherrill Elf #2/ New Yorker
Katelyn Sullivan Elf/New Yorker
Nathan Sullivan Matthews/ Police officer
Briella Whallon Elf/New Yorker
Hep Witzel Store Manager/ New Yorker
Lauren Youngstedt New Yorker
Xander Zeeb Elf #3/ New Yorker

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



Racquelle Arellano Elf/ New Yorker
Kara Armstrong Shawanda/ New Yorker
Cameron Beardsley Elf/New Yorker
Landon Beardsley Elf/ New Yorker
Ashlyn Beckman Charlotte Dennon (O)/ Emma Van Brocklin (C)
Avery Beckman Charlie/ New Yorker
Ava Biancardi Elf/New Yorker
Jacqueline Bliss Featured New Yorker
Caylee Brovitz Elf/ New Yorker
Jake Brovitz Santa's Helper/ Elf
Leah Brown Elf/ New Yorker
Reagan Burows Emily Hobbs (O)/ New Yorker (C)
Austin Butler Buddy (C)/ Santa/New Yorker (O)
Berkeley Butler Elf/ New Yorker
Paige Corbin Emily Hobbs (C)/ New Yorker (O)
Mary Kate Craddock Elf/New Yorker
Sydney Craddock New Yorker
Petra Danek Elf #1/ New Yorker
Emma DelGhiaccio Michael Hobbs (O)/ Rockafeller Group (C)
Caitlin Estrada Elf # 3/ New Yorker
Charlene Estrada Elf/ New Yorker
Isabela Farmer-Bonilla Elf/ New Yorker
Drew Flanagan Elf/ New Yorker
Brianna Fogelson New Yorker
Devi Garnero Saleswoman
Jaden Grossman Darlene Lambert (C)/Rockafeller Group (O)
Cameron Grove Michael Hobbs (C)/ New Yorker (O)
Sydney Hassler Charlotte Dennon (C)/ Emma Van Brocklin (O)
Amare James Elf/New Yorker
Katelyn Karcher Matthews/ Police officer
Kirsten Kennett Featured New Yorker
Brendon Lieberthal Elf #4/ New Yorker
Mary Mayfield New Yorker
Alexa Mayo New Yorker
Avana Mayo New Yorker
Allison Rhee Rockafeller Group
Bridget Rhee Deb/ Rockafeller Group
Kendra Richards Jovie (O) / Rockafeller Group (C)
Allie Rose Store Manager/ Rockafeller Group
Matthew Sheade Elf #2/ New Yorker
Cassidy Veale Elf/New Yorker
Jamie Villarreal Jovie (C)/ Rockafeller Group (O)
Brierly Wand Featured New Yorker
Hudson Wilcox Walter Hobbs
Lanie Witman Elf/New Yorker
Sydney Wolfert Sarah
Jack Yampolsky Buddy (O)/ Santa/New Yorker (C)
Jaden Yonover Darlene Lambert (O)/ Rockafeller Group (C)

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Disney's The Little Mermaid

February 24 - March 26, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm

In a magical underwater kingdom, the mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the Prince that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

School of Rock the Musical
School of Rock the Musical

May 26 - June 18, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm