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The Beginning of a New Season

The Dog Days of Summer are almost a memory. So now is the time to look forward to cool, crisp nights, Halloween, family get-togethers, Thanksgiving, and great entertainment at the Orpheum.

Silent Sundays – The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society is having a Silent Sundays movie event on October 23. The movie is “The Lodger”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the character of Jack the Ripper. Hitch considered this his first important film. The movie will be accompanied by Ron Rhode on the magnificent Wurlitzer Theater Organ.

Orpheum Ghost Tours – A huge success last October, FOTOT is bringing back Ghost Tours. Tours will take place on the evenings of October 22, 23, and 30. This is not a haunted house tour; the tour will highlight a number of “unexplained phenomena” that have occurred at the Orpheum over the last 80+ years. The one-hour Tours start at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00. The cost is $25.00 per person, and tickets can be ordered at

Downstairs @ the Orpheum – also back for another season are the musical performances held in the “intimate Lobby Lounge” of the Theatre. On November 1 at 5:30, FOTOT will be presenting the “We Three” jazz trio, consisting of Nicole Pesce on piano, Suzanne Lansford on violin, and Renee Patrick on voice. A $5.00 donation gets you in to experience a magical musical evening.



FOTOT has a New Board Member

We are proud to announce that David Stevenson has been appointed to our Board. A long-time Downtown resident, David has been a member of Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) for five years. He currently is responsible for compiling and issuing the weekly schedule of what’s happening Downtown. He also volunteers at numerous venues, including the Orpheum and Symphony Hall.


What's Coming Up at the Orpheum

October 1 - Benise: Spanish Nights 7:30

October 5 - City & Colors Concert 8:00

October 11 - Free Public Tours Noon 1:00

October 14 - Sigur Ros 8:30

October 15 - Ebi – Jane Javani World Tour 9:00

October 19 - Origins Project: Dialogue w/Elizabeth Kolbert 7:00

October 22 - Ghost Tours 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

October 23 - Silent Sunday: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger” 2:30

October 23 - Ghost Tours 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

October 25 - Free Public Tours Noon 1:00

October 29 - 2da Gala Concierto Catolico 5:00

October 30 - Ghost Tours 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

November 1 - Downstairs @ the Orpheum: Jazz w/We Three 5:30

November 4 - Phoenix Symphony: Music of Journey 7:30

November 5 - Phoenix Symphony: Music of Journey 7:30

November 8 - Free Public Tours Noon 1:00

November 12 - Mariachi Festival 7:30

November 13 - Phoenix Youth Symphony 3:00

November 22 - Free Public Tours Noon 1:00

November 25 - Theatre League Presents Xmas Wonderland 8:00

November 26 - Theatre League Presents Xmas Wonderland 2:00 8:00

November 27 - Theatre League Presents Xmas Wonderland 1:00 6:30

November 30 - Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere 7:30


Support the Friends

Attention Fry’s Shoppers – Donate to the Friends every time you shop at Fry’s, and it’s free. Fry’s is donating $2 million a year ($500,000/quarter) to Arizona non-profits. To participate, go to and register your Fry’s VIP card, and select Friends of the Orpheum Theatre as your non-profit of choice. Remember: your donation is free, and this program is separate from the gas program. Last year, the Friends received nearly $700 from Fry’s. Also: if you are already a member of the Program you have to re-register in August. Just go to the e-mail location shown above and follow the directions to re-enroll.

Support the Friends, Become a “Star” – A unique way to support FOTOT. For $100 you can purchase a brick which will be placed in the “Avenue of Stars” located just east of the Theatre in the City Hall Plaza. You can purchase a brick to honor your family, a friend, someone you admire, or to celebrate an event (graduation, birthday, etc.). For more information, visit our website.

Become a Member of the Friends – Join us as we preserve and illuminate the heritage of the glorious Orpheum Theatre. Visit our website to learn more.


Visit the Theatre

Did You Know – The light rail has two stops that are less than a 10 minute walk from the Orpheum. Whether you’re coming from the East Valley or from Northwest Phoenix, taking the train allows you to avoid traffic as well as the cost of parking your car.


Friends of the Orpheum Theatre

A 501c3 nonprofit whose Mission is:

To support the art, culture, and history of the Orpheum Theatre through outreach, education, and volunteerism.

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