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Phoenix Theatre announces new name as it celebrates 100 years in the Valley

Jan 20, 2019, 7:30 PM | Updated: Jan 22, 2019, 3:04 pm

(The Phoenix Theatre Company photo)...

(The Phoenix Theatre Company photo)

(The Phoenix Theatre Company photo)

PHOENIX — Starting Monday, Phoenix Theatre will be known as The Phoenix Theatre Company.

The name change is part of the live stage company’s 100th anniversary in the Valley.

According to a press release, the organization is Arizona’s leading employer of actors, artists and theater technicians.

“As a producing company, we create everything you see on stage right here on our campus — the set, props, lighting, costumes, and sound, as well as the casting, choreography, live music, and directing,” Michael Barnard, producing artistic director, said in the release.

A big tiny change 😉

As official as it gets! New logo is up in the box office!

Posted by The Phoenix Theatre Company on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

“Including the word ‘company’ in the theatre’s name exemplifies the proud reflection the organization has of the people who make the establishment great.”

The company puts on nearly 500 performances each year on multiple stages and is based in downtown Phoenix’s Central Arts District, near Central Avenue and McDowell Road.

“Changing our name to The Phoenix Theatre Company is the first celebratory act we are taking in preparing to kick off our 100th season, which we are excited to announce in late February,” Vincent VanVleet, managing director, said.

Also in downtown Phoenix, the Orpheum Theatre celebrated its 90th birthday on Jan. 5.

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Phoenix Theatre announces new name as it celebrates 100 years in the Valley