Scorpius Presents 16th Anniversary Season of A VAMPIRE TALE


Scorpius Dance Theatre will present its annual production of A Vampire Tale Oct. 3–12. Dubbed “The Nutcracker of Halloween,” the popular fall haunt is celebrating its 16th season. Fans won’t want to miss this year’s show, as the performance includes exciting new changes with the arrival of longtime Scorpius members stepping into the lead roles as […]

2019–20 CITYSunTimes Performing Arts Season Preview


Another spectacular season of dance, music and live theater is just around the corner in the Greater Phoenix area! Performers from around Arizona and all over the world will populate our world-class venues, offering extraordinary entertainment to audiences young and old…and everyone in between. Here is a just a sampling of the outstanding events coming […]

Second Annual Love Bites Vampire Ball To Be Held February 9


Indulge in an evening of Gothic elegance and dark romance at the Love Bites Vampire Ball presented by Scorpius Dance Theatre and Davisson Entertainment. Returning for a second year, the sexy-stylish vampire affair is perfectly themed for creatures of the night to celebrate the Valentine holiday. The people watching will be just as fangtastic as […]

DANSE MACABRE: Scorpius Thrills for a 14th Season in A VAMPIRE’S TALE


By Caitlin C. Miller Scorpius Dance Theatre, the dark creation of Lisa Starry, returns to its old hunting grounds, the Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, for its intimate 14th year of A Vampire’s Tale. Best described as the “Nutcracker for Halloween,” Vampire has become an annual fixture of the Phoenix contemporary dance scene, thrilling audiences just […]

Review: Thirteenth A VAMPIRE’S TALE Soars To New Heights


– By Caitlin C. Miller The legend of the vampire is old. And sometimes, it all feels a little old. And especially after a decade of sparkly posers and defanged movie adaptions, vampire fatigue is a real condition. Enter Lisa Starry. In her hands, old becomes timeless. For thirteen years, A Vampire’s Tale has delivered […]

Scorpius Presents Repertory Showcase April 18-19


Scorpius Dance Theatre will bring its unique style of contemporary dance, theatrics and aerial arts to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts April 18 at 7:30pm and April 19 at 2pm. The Repertory Showcase will feature 15 diverse works by Artistic Director Lisa Starry and Assistant Directors Nicole Olson and Gavin Sisson. Longtime fans of Scorpius Dance Theatre will recognize […]

REVIEW: Scorpius Dance Theatre’s “A Vampire Tale”


By Caitlin C. Miller – The Valley has many events to scare and delight leading up to Halloween, but none are as immortal as Scorpius Dance Theatre’s A Vampire Tale. For 11 years, Lisa Starry’s rhythmic and tantalizing story of what goes bump in the night has held audiences in its thrall. Vampire has been called […]

Final Weekend: Lisa Starry’s A Vampire Tale


By Caitlin Miller Children of the night, rejoice! Lisa Starry’s A Vampire Tale is in its 10th year, and it’s darker and sexier than ever. With influences ranging from industrial to Middle Eastern to ancient Egyptian, Vampire is visually and technically stunning. It’s more of a dark carnival than a ballet, with stunning acrobatics and […]