Our History


about Phoenix

For over 30 years, Phoenix Productions has been dedicated to the mission of providing quality theatrical experiences on both sides of the footlights. Since it’s first production in 1988, we’ve produced over 100 main stage shows providing on-stage and back stage opportunities for thousands of talented volunteers.

The Phoenix Performing Arts Center, where we rehearse, build scenery, sew costumes and prepare our shows before transferring to the Count Basie Center for the Arts. In addition to preparing our productions, the Performing Arts Center houses our performing arts education initiative including Camp Phoenix, which provides employment to instructors, experience to interns, and fun-filled instruction to more than 50 youngsters each year.

As proud as we are of our accomplishments to date, we continue to explore paths to expand our activities in pursuit of our mission. We look forward to restarting our “black box” initiative to provide more opportunities for performances, education, and community outreach.

Our vision is to foster a multi-faceted community-based arts organization which could include:

  • Main stage productions at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

  • Smaller works in our own black box venue

  • An outreach program of traveling shows

  • Children’s theatre by and for children

  • Senior theatre performing group

  • A comprehensive musical theatre educational curriculum.

If our plans seem worthwhile and exciting to you,
 get involved. We welcome your participation!