Peoria Travel Guide
Desperate to counter-program your Super Bowl XLII visit with some singing and dancing? Playing at two venues near Phoenix--Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Scottsdale and Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria--"Football: The Musical," combines two worlds you never thought would meet.
Creator Alexx Stuart, who has also written musicals about softball and a golf course called the Kilimanjaro Country Club, envisioned a team called the Arizona Wallabys whose owner has a suspicious boating accident right before the team heads to the Super Duper Bowl. All the songs are classic pop or rock songs with new lyrics, so you can almost sing along. For instance, if you know every football player named in the "We Didn't Start the Fire" parody, you should be all set.
We weren't able to get to Scottsdale for the show, but TheaterMaven.com described it as "raw, down to earth tomfoolery." We can totally get into that. Tickets are still available, and there are two performances before Super Bowl Sunday.
[Photo: Get Out AZ]