The Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Closes Out The 2021-2022 Season With Music, Theater And More

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will wrap up its 2021-22 season with an eclectic variety of music, theater, dance, film, comedy, and even a puppet workshop.

Concerts include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lea Salonga, Angélique Kidjo’s tribute to Talking Heads, Marc Cohn, Keb’ Mo’, Daniil Trifonov and Colin Hay of Men at Work while David Sedaris and Yotam Ottolenghi will offer speaking engagements fascinating.

Unique theatrical productions include the forgotten story of Mozart’s composer sister, a solo play on ice cream and the extinction of India’s vultures, two musicals from Detour Company Theater and a non-verbal and child-friendly story about a man and his friendship with a balloon.

Here is the list :

Angelique Kidjo: Staying in the Light

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8 p.m.

$60 / $52 / $42 / $36

More than 40 years after the historic Talking Heads album “Remain in Light”, Angélique Kidjo breathes new life into the original with her striking voice and stage presence that combines the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz.

The Other Mozart

Eight sessions from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 10.


“The Other Mozart” tells the forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart – the genius sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, whose story has been lost to history. The play is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience to a world of beauty and overweening delight.

Puppet workshop with Indian Ink Theater Company

Wednesday April 6, 2022, 6 p.m.


Learn how to make a bunraku-style puppet in this 90-minute workshop with Indian Ink Theater Company puppeteer Jon Coddington, who will perform “Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream” the following evening.

Indian Ink Theater Company | Paradise or the impermanence of ice

Thursday April 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$45 / $40 / $35

Take a wild ride in paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new piece about impermanence – of life, love…and ice cream! Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design, this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart.

ASU Concerts at the Center | ASU Gospel Choir: A Night of Worship and Praise!

Sunday April 10, 2022, 4 p.m.

$15/$10/$5 (live stream)

Join the ASU Gospel Choir for an evening of energetic songs of worship and praise, with special guests from the local, regional and national gospel music community.

Talk Cinema: The Story of the King Crab

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7 p.m.


Talk Cinema offers premieres of award-winning independent and foreign films from national and international film festivals. April’s selection of preview films is “The Tale of King Crab,” the story of Luciano, a wandering outcast in a remote Italian village in the late 19th century.

Jazz Lounge | Her, hers, ours

Wednesday April 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$28 / $17

Jazz Con Alma and Holly Pyle pay tribute to female composers like Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Marian McPartland, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Jessica Williams, Esperanza Spalding and Blossom Dearie, celebrating songs that have become part of our heritage and culture .


Wednesday April 13, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$55 / $46 / $38

Marc Cohn, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter behind “Walking in Memphis,” combines the precision of a brilliant speaker with the passion of a great soul man. Chelsea Williams, American pop singer-songwriter, will be the first part.

Aoife O’Donovan

Friday, April 15, 2022, 8 p.m.

$45 / $33 / $28

Known for her ethereal vocals and substantial songwriting, Aoife O’Donovan has been called a “singer of unerring instinct” by The New York Times. Singer-songwriter Taylor Ashton, known for his “offbeat lyrical excursions,” will open the show.

Sippin’ Series | Unique white wines

Saturday April 16, 2022, 7 p.m.


Enjoy a tasting of unique white grape varieties. Sippin’ Series is a 21+ event and is hosted by the team of experts at Republic National Distributing Company.

Daniel Trifonov, piano

Tuesday April 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$79 / $69 / $59 / $39

Grammy-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov – Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year – has made a spectacular rise in the world of classical music, as a solo artist, concerto repertoire champion, chamber collaborator and vocal and composer.


Thursday April 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$85 / $70 / $55

Over the past two decades, Keb ‘Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as the modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances, proving himself to be a musical force that defies labels. typical genres. Anthony D’Amato will open.

hot air balloon

Four performances from Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1, 2022

$15 / $10

“Balloonacy” is a tender, uplifting and hilarious comedy. This 50-minute family play (suitable for 5-year-olds) explores the power of friendship and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

MusicaNova: Bruckner 4th Symphony

Sunday May 1, 2022, 2 p.m.

$34.99 / $30

MusicaNova Orchestra presents the world premiere of Symphony no. 4, (1874 version). An insatiable tinkerer, Bruckner wrote his Fourth Symphony in 1874, only to have the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra reject it as unplayable, leaving this version lost in the musical dustbin – until a renowned Bruckner scholar delved into the archives. to recreate it.

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 8 p.m.

$85 / $70 / $60 / $45

Possessing a powerful voice and pitch-perfect tone, Lea Salonga is a performer best known for her Tony-winning role in “Miss Saigon.” She is recognized as a “Disney legend” for voicing animated princess Jasmine and Fa Mulan.


Saturday May 7, 2022, 7 p.m.

$18 / $15 / $12 $8 (kids 12 and under) or $15 (live stream)

“DANCING WITH THE UNIVERSE | Native Style” is a new theatrical work, created by Derrick Suwaima Davis, which tells a story of seasons and cycles and the value of being in tune with the movement of the universe. It is performed by The Living Traditions Dance Troupe, a collective of Aboriginal artists from the region.

Classical fair organized by MusicaNova | Ocotillo

Sunday May 8, 2022, 2 p.m.

$26 / $19

Cindy and Robert Leger’s husband-and-wife team uniquely combines cello with classical guitar or mandolin, fusing classical and folk influences. Classic favorites are given a new twist and the duo’s original music displays a creative fusion of genres.

Monday, May 9, 2022, 7 p.m.

Orpheus Theater

$69 / $59 / $49 / $29

Master of satire and bestselling author of “Calypso” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day”, David Sedaris is one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Back at the historic Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, Sedaris will read excerpts from new and previously unreleased works.

Yotam Ottolenghi

May 11, 2022 7:30 p.m.

$49 / $39 / $29

For award-winning chef, writer and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi, food is more than what we eat. This kitchen philosopher is passionate about making people happy through a kitchen full of harmonious contradictions. The program will include an onstage conversation with Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ’s “The Show,” followed by 20-30 minutes of questions from the audience. Participants can arrive early to fill out question cards.

Jazz Lounge | Jazz Noir with Dmitri Matheny

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$28 / $17

Mysterious, melancholy and menacing, Jazz Noir with Dmitri Matheny revisits detective jazz, film noir and timeless classics.

Colin Hay

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

$65 / $55 / $45

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Colin Hay is beloved for his intimate, faith-based shows and is widely known as the influential and famous frontman of Men at Work.

Sippin’ Series | Herbs and flowers

Saturday May 14, 2022, 7 p.m.


Explore the essence of herbs and flowers in a cocktail showcase. Sippin’ Series is a 21+ event and is hosted by the team of experts at Republic National Distributing Company.

Scottsdale Philharmonic

Sunday May 15, 2022, 4 p.m.


The Scottsdale Philharmonic provides the City of Scottsdale and surrounding communities with a professional symphony orchestra, offering a series of traditional classical music concerts for audiences of all ages.

Let’s talk cinema | The Phantom of the Open

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7 p.m.


Talk Cinema offers premieres of award-winning independent and foreign films from national and international film festivals. May’s premiere film selection is ‘The Phantom of the Open’, based on the true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), who turned ‘pro’ and went on to compete in golf events major in different forms.

Threesome Vijay Iyer

Saturday May 21, 2022, 8 p.m.

$48 / $40 / $32

Jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific and life-changing presence in modern music. A musical innovator and active collaborator, Iyer continues to reinvent the role of the musician in the 21st century.

Detour Company Theater presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7 p.m.


Join the Detour Company Theater on this wild ride as they spell out a series of (potentially made up) words in this delightful lair of comic genius. Six spellings enter; a spelling leaves!

Detour Company Theater presents Once Upon a Mattress

Saturday June 11, 2022 and Sunday June 12, 2022, 3 p.m.


Join the Detour Company Theater’s test of love in this musical adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Princess and the Pea’. Carried by a wave of wondrous songs, this catchy take on the classic tale is sure to win the hearts of prince and audience alike.

Marie Chapin Charpentier

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

$85 / $70 / $60 / $45

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s pop, folk and country hybrid generated hits like “Passionate Kisses,” “I Feel Lucky” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” winning five Grammys and selling more than 16 million records in road course. .

All performances except “An Evening with David Sedaris” are held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, Arizona. David Sedaris will be presented at the Orpheum Theatre. Visit or call the box office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

All guests 12 years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of the show date, along with photo ID, to attend shows. Alternatively, customers can provide proof of full vaccination. A tour rider for this artist requires all audience members to wear face masks for the duration of the performance. For complete health and safety protocols, visit

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Closes Out 2021-2022 Season With Music, Theater and More