Traditional favorites and progressive work
Welcome to TCA's NEW 2018-19 Season!
The season features Arizona premieres of critically-acclaimed theatre, cutting-edge hip-hop, side-splitting comedy, Grammy award-winning musicians, and a female revolution and drama inspired by American history.
We are excited to co-produce and co-present with several of our resident artist companies this year. Through these partnerships, we have expanded our theatrical portfolio and presentation of a variety of artists and acts, as we continue our goal of bringing experimental, mainstream, diverse, and accessible art to TCA and the community.
Tempe Center for the Arts is making waves in the desert by embracing art in all forms and all voices.
We invite you to join us for our 2018-19 season.
Producing Artistic Director
TCA Presents 2018 - 19 Season Ticket Bundles
Purchase by September 22 and SAVE UP TO 25% on ticket packages
TCA Presents 2018-19 Season 6-Show Pack
Purchase any 6 shows and SAVE 25% through September 22; after September 22, SAVE 20%.
TCA Presents 2018-19 Season 3-Show Pack
Purchase any 3 shows and SAVE 15%.
Annie Moses Band
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Juilliard meets Nashville! From the stages of Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, the Annie Moses Band is a unique blend of classical, folk, bluegrass and pop in a way that is both fresh and poignant.
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Twisting genres and smashing stereotypes, Hip-Hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj creates New Concert Music by merging Hip-Hop and Classical. The result is a seamless blend of genres, creating one unforgettable experience.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Changüí Majadero has captured the traditional Afro-Cuban musical sound of changüí and brought it into the modern era. With an innovative combination of raw Cuban Roots and East L.A. Grit, the band’s music has an intensity and energy that lovers of folk, jazz and world music will find liberating & addictive.
Dinner At Five
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Written & Directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz (The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, Harper Valley PTA), Dinner At Five stars TV legends Kathy Garver (Cissy from Family Affair), Caryn Richman (Gidget from The New Gidget), Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld) and Christopher Knight (Peter Brady from The Brady Bunch) in a swinging comedy filled with one-liners, zingers and a raised eyebrow here and there.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
| 7:30 pm
Join Five-time GRAMMY® Award winners, Dailey & Vincent, in celebrating a night of American music. Jaime Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are the best of Country, Bluegrass and Gospel.
A Christmas Carol
December 6-23, 2018
Music by Broadway’s Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Co-presented with resident artist:
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company
You don’t want to miss this spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghost-guided, eye-opening journey through his past, present and future to learn the importance of family & friendship.
December 7 - 15, 2018
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Co-produced with resident artist:
The Bridge Initiative: Women In Theatre
Literally anything can happen when French Queen Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouge, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle hang out together. This irreverent comedy, set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, is about violence and legacy, feminism and terrorism, art and how we go about changing the world.
February 22 - March 17, 2019
Written by Dominique Morriseau
Directed by TCA Producing Artistic Director Ralph Remington
Co-produced with resident artist: Black Theatre Troupe
Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, this powerful play unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers. Set to the soundtrack of 1967, this is journey to an important moment in history.
April 5 & 6, 2019
Returning April 2019, for its third annual festival, this mashup of super-charged experiences ventures into the country music world for the first time at TCA.
On Sale Soon
Tickets for the 2018-19 Season are on sale and are available through the TCA Box Office, online at tca.ticketforce.com/TCAPresents or by calling (480) 350-2822.
- Tempe Center for the Arts offers a 15% discount for members of Friends of TCA, Groups of 10+ and packages of three or more TCA shows.
- Purchase six or more TCA shows before September 22 and Save 25%; after September 22, Save 20%.
- Student, Senior, and Military rates available.