Tempe events: Black Theatre Troupe presents The Wiz at TCA

Author: Nancy

Posted on: September 25, 2018
Last updated on: October 1st, 2018 at 4:16 pm


Tempe events include the opening of Black Theatre Troupe’s production of The Wiz at Tempe Center for the Arts this weekend. The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. Dorothy’s adventure through the Land of Oz is given new life and marked with Black Theatre Troupe’s indelible musical stamp.

The Black Theatre Troupe was founded in 1970 as a vehicle for providing a creative environment in which restless, talented young “rappers” could realize their creative potential as writers, dancers, artists and actors while promoting cultural understanding throughout the community.

Through its productions, the Black Theatre Troup has become an important cultural bridge between races and ethnicities. It began as a grassroots organization and has evolved into a highly respected company that has promoted excellence in the performing arts with an emphasis on people of color. As the only professional African-American theatre company within the four-corner states, the Black Theatre Troupe conducts educational workshops and produces quality plays that reflect the African-American experience and help to illuminate the culture to the Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout Arizona.

The Wiz will be on stage at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Friday through Sunday from September 28-October 14, 2018. To purchase tickets to The Wiz, call 480-350-2822, or visit the Tempe Center for the Arts website.

Tempe’s calendar is full of exciting happening through the weekend.  See what’s happening below and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call (480) 894-8158 for more information.

September  25-26: Greta Van Fleet
The Marquee

September 26: Your Voice Your Vote – Free Concert with Grandson
Tempe Marketplace

September 28: Spookie Stories with Kyle Mitchell, Joe Ray and Liz Warren
Tempe Center for the Arts

September 28: Pyrotechnica
Tempe Marketplace

September 28-29: Kevin Nealon
Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

September 28-30ASU Music Theatre and Opera presents Kiss me, Kate
ASU Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

September 28-October 14: Black Theatre Troupe: The Wiz
Tempe Center for the Arts

September 29: Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company
ASU Gammage

September 29: ASU Football: ASU vs. Oregon State
Sun Devil Stadium

September 29: Traveler
Tempe Marketplace

September 29EDGE Happy Hour: E Alo
Tempe Center for the Arts

September 30: Johnny Marr
The Marquee

October 1: Wayne Kramer
The Marquee

October 1: ASU 365 CU Opening Ceremony and Yoga Class
Sun Devil Stadium


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