The Odd Couple at The Don Bluth Front Row Theater, Scottsdale

The Odd Couple at The Don Bluth Front Row Theater, Scottsdale

actor Frank AaronOur friend Frank Aaron loves acting in local plays.  It seems every time we come out he has just finished a run.  Last year we went with our friends Steve Kostakes (a local musician) to finally see Frank appear in Annie at The Hale Theater in Gilbert.  It was fantastic!

Our friend Steve mentioned that Frank was in a play near our townhouse in North Scottsdale.  We gave him a call and he reserved some seats for us at The Don Bluth Front Row Theater.  Looking online, I was worried that we wouldn’t get good seats.  But as we entered the theater we were amazed at the intimacy of the smallish space.  There really wasn’t a bad seat.

I wasn’t too excited about seeing The Odd Couple.  It was one of those movies I saw once, laughed and thought it was funny but never wanted to see again.  Even though I watched the TV sitcom, I wouldn’t watch the reruns.  There’s something different about a play, and I really enjoyed it.  The story was cute and the acting was great with a lot of laughs.  There was a little boy there and he was laughing a lot.

 The Odd Couple Play north Scottsdale AZ

Don Bluth is an acclaimed director and start at Walt Disney Studios as an animator in 1955.  His credits include Sleeping Beauty, Pete’s Dragon, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven and much more.

There will be a Summer Youth Camp for kids aged 8-18 beginning June 2nd and June 30th.  The kids will be in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with performances starting June 24th.  I’d love to see it but we won’t be around at that time.

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre coming attractions

It’s difficult to imagine, but Don Bluth actually produced and showed the plays in his Scottsdale home before moving into a storefront in a strip mall at 8776 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.  The phone number is 480-341-0841.  You can get season tickets or pay for plays individually.  Refreshments are sold.  The theater is really tucked away in the strip mall and GPS doesn’t help much once you’re in the mall parking lot.  It doesn’t look like a theater – it’s just a store front next to some kind of workout place.

If you’d like to see a live play and keep the performing arts going in the area, make sure to check out the website and go see one or more of their productions.

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One Response

  1. Cheryl Greg
    January 24th, 2015 | 2:26 PM

    So great to find this site. Agreed to much to do and thank you for taking the time to share , Enjoying Az and the travels , plays, music, site seeing.

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