Broadway Senior Program

The health and safety of our patrons and participants is of the utmost importance. We have made the difficult decision to suspend our Broadway Senior program until further notice.

The Broadway Senior program is specifically designed for adults over the age of 55 as a recreational activity where participants learn the skills of musical theater, including acting, voice, choreography, movement and stage presence, while creating a mainstage production. Participants will rehearse twice a week culminating in two performances on the Gyder Stage of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Read this NY Times article about the program HERE


Rehearsal Details

Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 1:30pm beginning Tuesday, February 4 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria, AZ 85345). Please note, there will be no rehearsal the week of March 9th or the week of March 30th.  Tuition is $100 (scholarships available).

Program Details

Broadway Senior will be learning and performing:
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods SR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The goal of this program is to use the performing arts as a way to build and sustain social connections as well as motivating participants cognitively and physically. There will be an emphasis on fun and learning the skills of theater. Actors will not be expected to memorize lines, choreography will be individualized and all actors who attend and pay tuition have roles in the production.

New Registration Process

When registering, please select the number of participants, then click PURCHASE. The next screen will ask you for registration information. If you have any questions or issues during registration, please contact our Patron Services at 623.815.7930.

Final Performances

Tickets: $12

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00PM – BUY TICKETS
Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:00PM – BUY TICKETS

Chris Hamby


TheaterWorks’ Artistic Director is an award-winning director, teaching artist, and Broadway Senior program creator

Cydney Trent


Award-winning choreographer, actor and director who has performed nationally on stage and in film

Jennifer Adams

Music Director

Jennifer is  a renowned music director for countless award winning productions for the past 25 years.


This program is supported by

Mr. Don Yeager and the Estate of Del Zack