‘The Great Gatsby’ at Zao Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 24

Zao Theatre in Apache Junction is launching its 2019-20 season with the award-winning play, The Great Gatsby, based on the 1925 novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is at once titillating, fascinating and shocking in its portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape. Simon Levy brings […]

‘Our Town’ at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction March 29-April 13

Zao Theatre in Apache Junction is proud to present “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder’s most celebrated play, March 29-April 13. “Our Town” opened on Broadway in 1938, received a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, then, went on to become one of the most frequently performed American plays of the 20th century. It tells the story of the fictional American small […]

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Nov. 2-17 at Zao Theatre

Zao Theatre is proud to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nov. 2-17. The sweeping, grand-scale epic, musical tale of hope, love and passion comes to life on Zao’s big stage in this emotionally charged telling of the celebrated classic. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, this version of […]

Zao Theatre celebrates 166th birthday of ‘The Elephant Man’ through Sept. 8

Aug. 5, 1862, was John Merrick’s birthday. He would have been 166 years old this year. He was truly an example of how one man, through perseverance, can overcome circumstances far beyond his control and take his place in a much unforgiving society. He proved once and for all that there is always hope to […]

Zao Theatre is Apache Junction’s own full-fledged community theatre

Yes, Apache Junction does have its own full-fledged community theatre. Zao Theatre occupies the former Superstition Mountain Elementary School complex. As a part of this community, it has always been our desire to engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. We offer opportunities and support […]

Jerry Donato Quartet, Broken Chair Band with the Knills at Zao theatre

Zao Theatre and Centerstage Church, 550 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, have two shows in March. They are: •The Broken Chair Band and Dennis and Carilyn Knill, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. You’ve seen them perform separately all over the Valley. Tonight they combine their talents to perform “An Evening of Old Time Gospel […]

The melodrama is back at Zao Theatre Feb. 8-17

“You must pay the mortgage.”         -Villainous Dirk DeVious “I can not pay the mortgage.”         -Penelope Pureheart “You must pay the mortgage.”         -Villainous Dirk DeVious “I can not pay the mortgage.”          -Penelope Pureheart “You must pay the mortgage.”           […]

Broken Chair Band concert Sept. 29 at Centerstage Church/Zao Theatre

The Valley Nights Show series at Centerstage Church/Zao Theatre, 550 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, is launching its 2017-18 season on Sept. 29 with a sure-fire fun evening of entertainment with the award-winning Broken Chair Band. The Carter family — Todd (bass guitar), Melinda (acoustic guitar) and Dani Sue (fiddle) — make up the […]