• Featured,  Shelby's Checklist

    Shelby’s Pre-Show Checklist: May

      Brelby has some exciting projects in the works this summer…and while we’re not ready to announce them all just yet, we do have a lot of action taking place at The Playhouse throughout the month of May.  We’re deep into rehearsals for the Arizona premiere of Fly By Night, a beautiful new musical that received it’s New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2014. The sweet story follows Harold McClam, an average sandwich maker and aspiring musician and the two sisters (Daphne and Miriam) with whom his life is soon intertwined. Set amongst the historic Northeast blackout of 1965, the show explores love, loss, light and darkness…and the way that…

  • Company Corner,  Featured

    Company Corner: Meet Sophie

      Brelby’s company members comprise our core ensemble. They take on administrative tasks to help keep our theatre running smoothly, but they are so much more than just volunteers. Our company members set the bar as leaders, artists, and humans as to what Brelby’s executive team expects from our collaborative artists. They are dedicated, driven, reliable, creative, and compassionate. Today’s Company Corner features an interview between Brelby’s Artistic Director Shelby Maticic, and one of our most recent additions to the company, Sophie Chavez. Sophie made her Brelby debut in the ensemble of Dogfight, and has been seen in The 3rd Annual Miscast Concert, Elf Academy, The 2nd Annual Night of Shorts, and most recently…

  • Company Corner,  Featured

    Company Corner: Meet Jonathan

      Brelby’s company members comprise our core ensemble. They take on administrative tasks to help keep our theatre running smoothly, but they are so much more than just volunteers. Our company members set the bar as leaders, artists, and humans as to what Brelby’s executive team expects from our collaborative artists. They are dedicated, driven, reliable, creative, and compassionate. Today’s Company Corner features an interview between Brelby’s Artistic Director Shelby Maticic, and one of our most recent additions to the company, Jonathan Gradilla.  Jonathan has been seen on the Brelby stage in Quest for Claus: the Musical, unexpected, Peter and the Starcatcher and Heathers the Musical. He was also a part of the stage management team…

  • Featured,  Playwright Feature,  Return to Rosie's

    Meet the Playwrights: Return to Rosie’s Pub

    As a part of our 10th Season, Brelby is pleased to be penning a sequel to our 2016 production of After Hours at Rosie’s Pub. An entirely new crop of characters will venture into the infamous bar, tended by Rosie the Riveter. Meet the team who will be creating the story and choosing the figures to focus on.  (L to R: Micky Small, Jessie Tully, Shelby Maticic, Jen Gantwerker, Chelsea Jauregui and Karson Cook)               Why did you want to join the Return to Rosie’s Writing Team? Shelby: Brelby’s first venture to Rosie’s Pub was an incredible experience for me. To see a one sentence pitch…