10 Year Anniversary Celebration featuring Jordin Sparks*
Sept 8 | 8:00 pm | $75 - $200
With her powerhouse vocals and commanding stage presence, Jordin Sparks
kicks off the 10-year celebrations of the Tempe Center for the Arts with her
electrifying live show. The singer/songwriter, American Idol winner and Arizona
native rocketed into the entertainment stratosphere with millions of albums sold worldwide and she returns home to headline our 10th Anniversary weekend.
Too Marvelous for Words: The Story of Nat "King" Cole
starring Keith David
Sept 9 | 7:30 pm | $25 & $35
10 years ago, the incomparable Natalie Cole headlined the opening of Tempe
Center for the Arts; a glittering night that was truly “unforgettable.” Now, TCA
brings Tony nominated singer Keith David to perform “Too Marvelous For Words: The Story of Nat “King” Cole. Noted for his deep, commanding voice, David and his ensemble of talented musicians bring Nat’s most famous songs to life for the Anniversary weekend.
What Moves You featuring Lil Buck and Mihai Marica
with special guest Jon Boogz
Nov 11 | 7:30 pm | $38 & $48
Lil Buck has become an international sensation with his spectacular style of
street dance, “Memphis jookin’,” appearing on high-profile commercials from
Apple Airpods to Lexus and live performances on Steven Colbert and the
Superbowl with Madonna. With his fluid, twisting and jaw-dropping angular moves, Lil Buck comes to TCA with cellist Mihai Marica and special guest movement
artist Jon Boogz to challenge the boundaries of what their respective instruments—the body and the cello—can do.
Flor de Toloache
Feb 3 | 7:30 pm | $28 & $38
Edgy, versatile and fresh, the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache continually pushes the boundaries of Mexican music, melding the traditional with the
modern. Their collaboration with rock super-group The Arcs (led by Black
Key’s front man Dan Auerbach), and an appearance at last year’s Coachella Festival has revolutionized mariachi music. Not unlike the Toloache, the
legendary flower still used in Mexico as a love potion, the group casts a spell over audiences with their intoxicating live show.
Feb 9 | 7:30 pm | $35 & $45
VoicePlay’s amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies recreate the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. What began, quite literally, as a street corner act has since become one of the most riveting theatrical experiences on stage today.
Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Mar 3 | 7:30 pm | $35 & $45
Rhythmic Circus bursts onto the TCA stage with an effervescent troupe of
artists, musicians, and outrageously talented dancers. “Heatbox” the human
beatbox joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap,
shuffle, and stomp as this dancing circus blows audiences away with their
rapid fire moves and high energy fun.
TCA Theatre and Stray Cat Theatre present Gidion’s Knot*
a play by Johnna Adams, Directed by Tracy Liz Miller
Mar 8 – 25 | on sale soon
There are never any easy answers. Over the course of a parent/teacher
conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary
school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the
mother's son, Gidion. TCA Theatre and Stray Cat join forces for this
powerful and riveting play that examines the issues of youth violence.
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Mar 30 | 7:30 pm | $25 & $35
Bringing the attitude of a rock band, and the grooves of classic New York salsa, this group transforms favorite indie tunes into astonishing salsa anthems, taking the music in new directions with love and respect for the tradition. The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra takes the art of salsa music to a whole new level with their stunning 11-piece band, and has become a groundbreaking global voice that is “an unstoppable weapon for the dance floor.” – (Vibrations Magazine)
Apr 7 | 8:00 pm | $35 & $45
Razor sharp precision footwork, rhythmic stomping and pounding drums are at the heart of the South American gaucho tradition in this thrilling spectacle of
music and dance. Malambo began in 17th century Argentina as a dueling
display of agility, strength, dexterity and zapateo – the fast paced footwork
inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. With their whirling boleadoras
(stones attached to lassoes), the fiery malambo traditions burst onto the stage at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Apr 13 – 14 | on sale soon
Package pricing and individual show pricing available
Immerse yourself in provocative and mesmerizing live performances
as Disrupt FEST takes over Tempe Center for the Arts. This two
evening festival will host super-charged experiences including
provocative live theatre and music, comprised of unique artists who
challenge preconceived concepts of the traditional performing arts.
Ticket Packages are available:
Buy 3+ shows – Save 10%
Buy 7 shows – Save 20%
*Shows not included in package pricing
Tickets for the TCA Presents 17-18 Season are now on sale to TCA e-newsletter subscribers and will go on sale to the general public
Monday, July 31 at 10:00 am. Tickets can be purchased at the TCA Box Office, online at tca.ticketforce.com or by calling (480) 350-2822.