Traditional favorites and progressive work
Welcome to TCA's 2018-19 Season!
The season features Arizona premieres of critically-acclaimed theatre, cutting-edge hip-hop, side-splitting comedy, Grammy award-winning musicians, 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
TCA Presents 2018-19 Season 6-Show Pack
Purchase any 6 shows and SAVE 20%
TCA Presents 2018-19 Season 3-Show Pack
Purchase any 3 shows and SAVE 15%.
February 22 - March 17, 2019
Written by Dominique Morisseau
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 a journey to an important moment in history.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Country music sensation and Marine, Tony Jackson, brings a fresh layer of emotional urgency to such classics as George Jones' “The Grand Tour” and Conway Twitty's eternal “It's Only Make Believe.” It is the ease with which Jackson makes every song—even the familiar ones—distinctly his own that sets him apart.
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 and Save 20%.
- Student, Senior, and Military rates available.
Past TCA Presents 2018 - 19 Season Shows
Annie Moses Band
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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
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
Changüí Majadero harnesses their East L.A. grit and infuses it into an old-school Cuban sound creating a rare combination of music that salsa, jazz and work music fans find liberating and addictive.
Dinner At Five
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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), Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld), Caryn Richman (Gidget from The New Gidget) and John Moschitta (“America’s Favorite Fast-Talker”) in a swinging play filled with one-liners, zingers and a raised eyebrow here and there.
Dailey & Vincent
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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.
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.
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
Don't miss A Christmas Carol - The Musical LIVE on stage at Tempe Center for the Arts, starring Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny, Days of our Lives) as Ebenezer Scrooge.
This spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel filled with lively song and dance, stunning sets and costumes, will leave you and yours wrapped in the joy of the season.
Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he takes a ghost-guided, eye-opening journey through his past, present and future to learn the importance of family & friendship. Get your tickets for this holiday classic of hope, love and redemption.