Pumpkins & performing arts

Update: Head to Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale tonight (Sat, Oct 30) from 4:30-6pm for family-friendly Halloween festivities.  Enjoy “bounce house fun, pumpkin painting, face painting, cotton candy, tricks and treats” — plus a contest with prizes for the scariest and funniest costumes. Learn more at www.greasepaint.org.

Teen zombies. Halloween bunnies. Haunted houses. Perhaps even pumpkins will be spotted on stage as Halloween hits Valley theaters.

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents “Little Bunny’s Halloween” through Oct 31 at GAPT in Phoenix. GAPT describes it as “cute and funny” and says it’s perfect for preschoolers through second graders.

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents “A Vampire Tale” through Oct 23 at Phoenix Theatre’s Little Theatre. Valley holiday tradition features guest artists, new opening and opportunity for audience members to vote on the ending.

Theater Works Youth Theater presents “Killer Halloween” through Oct 30 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. A killer is at large in a small town — but so are “teenagers rebellious in the face of evil.”

Creative Stages Youth Theatre presents “Theatre of Screams 2!!” Oct 22-31 at CSYT in Peoria. Six “new episodes of horror and hilarity” feature “spooky stories of suspense.”

Fountain Hills Community Theater presents “The Haunting of Hill House” Oct 29-14 at FHCT in Fountain Hills. A “small group of ‘psychically recpetive people are brought together in a brooding Victorian mansion.”

Happy Halloweening!

— Lynn

Note: If your venue or organization is presenting a Halloween theme arts event, please let our readers know with a brief comment below.

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