Press Release

April 22, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Virginia McInnis | [email protected] | 480-874-4663

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Brings Laughs and Theatrical Performances to Scottsdale

Production image from Indian Ink Theatre Company “Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream” of a performer on stage next to a puppet.
Indian Ink Theatre Company “Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream” scheduled performance on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8 p.m.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona —Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brings thought-provoking theatre from around the globe and light-hearted audience favorites that are perfect for group outings. Scottsdale Arts ONE Members can get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Audiences looking for new theatre experiences can look no further than Scottsdale, where comedy comes to life on stage with veteran of the screen Jennie Fahn in “Under the Jello Mold” to a heartwarming play by Indian Ink Theatre Company featuring amazing puppetry. Experience the classics you know in a new light from the popular sitcom “I Love Lucy” as told by L.A. Theatre Works to a classical great’s forgotten sister in “The Other Mozart.” An old favorite is back just in time for the holidays from the creators of “Assisted Living: The Musical®.”
Below is the schedule for five upcoming comedy and theatre performances at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (subject to change):

Under the Jello Mold
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, 2 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, 2 p.m.

“Under the Jello Mold” is writer and actor Jennie Fahn’s solo comedy about how she dealt with her very colorful character of a mother during what turned out to be the final act of her mother’s life. Told in anecdotes, characters, and song, the show has proven to be highly relatable to audiences.

Assisted Living: The Musical® THE HOME…for the Holidays
Thursday, Dec. 16
Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, 2 and 5 p.m.
The hilarious comedy team of Rick Compton and Betsy Bennett are off their walkers once again in “Assisted Living: The Musical® THE HOME…for the Holidays,” the hysterical holiday sequel to the runaway hit “Assisted Living: The Musical®” about the nursing home and beyond. Christmas and retirement will never be the same!

L.A. Theatre Works: Lucy Loves Desi—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 8 p.m.
L.A. Theatre Works brings its unique radio-style production of “Lucy Loves Desi—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom” to the Center. “Lucy Loves Desi” tells the tale of how the pioneering TV sitcom came to be with as much heart and humor as an episode of “I Love Lucy” itself. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer — son of “I Love Lucy” creator Jess Oppenheimer — spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy. 

The Other Mozart
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 2 and 7 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 2022, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2 and 6 p.m.
“The Other Mozart” is an award-winning play written and performed by Sylvia Milo. The play tells the true and mostly forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. A prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, Nannerl performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

Indian Ink Theatre Company
Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8 p.m.
Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink Theatre Company’s powerful new play about impermanence — of life, love…and ice cream! Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry, and inspired sound design, “Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream” is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart. Indian Ink Theatre Company has won two Edinburgh Fringe First Awards.

Through its partnership with the city of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through four acclaimed branches — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation — serving more than 600,000 participants annually. In conjunction with the city of Scottsdale, we also host more than 200,000 people annually on our campus through a robust rentals program.

Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of artists and genres, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of music, dance, theater, comedy and film from around the world.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. 2nd St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are also available. Visit or contact the Member and Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for Scottsdale Arts members at the Friends level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible teachers and active-duty military and veterans. Visit or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. The Store’s unique selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax free, and members receive a 15 percent discount. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available. The Store is open Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun., noon 5 p.m., and throughout most evening events. Phone: 480-874-4644.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-499-TKTS (8587)


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For interviews or additional information, please contact:

Virginia McInnis
Public Relations Specialist
Scottsdale Arts

Phone: 480-874-4663
Email: [email protected]