The Performing Arts Return to Phoenix at The Madison Center for the Arts

Written by Kwyn Johnson

A new performing arts venue in Phoenix is ready to make its debut this May with two upbeat, family-friendly shows. After spending the past year shut down due to the pandemic, The Madison Center for the Arts is excited to bring the performing arts back to the valley and be the go-to spot for theatre-lovers everywhere.

See below for more information about the shows coming to The Madison in May.

Mariachi Sol de México® de Jose Hernandez – May 5 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Grammy-award nominated Mariachi Sol de México® de Jose Hernandez. Sol de Mexico embraces the romanticism of México’s land, people, and beauty and invites guests to enrich their affection for mariachis by experiencing their dynamic energy and rich cultural expression. 

To celebrate the return of live performances and honor the Hispanic culture on such a significant day, Mariachi Sol de Mexico will perform at the legislative session on May 5 where the group will be honored with a proclamation from the Governor for the contributions to music and culture that they’ve invested into society.

Zuzu African Acrobats – May 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.

Performing for the first time in Arizona and originating from Tanzania, the Zuzu African Acrobats performances are a blend of circus style acrobatics and popular dance, set to high energy beats. Their performances incorporate fast pyramid building, limbo, contortion, bottle balancing, tumbling, chair stacks, comedy and more. A fun experience for the entire family and a great Mother’s Day gift idea, the Zuzu African Acrobats are one show that you won’t want to miss.

Excited to see more theatrical performances? The Madison’s 2021-22 schedule is filled with exciting acts, many never-before-seen in the valley. See the full schedule below with more to be announced.

  • Animaniacs – Aug 28, 2021
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville – Sept 16-19, 2021
  • Potted Potter – Oct 28-30, 2021
  • American Ballet Theatre – Nov 14, 2021
  • Tango Argentina – Jan 13-14, 2022
  • RENT – April 2022
  • Mummenschanz – November 2022

The Madison Center for the Arts is located at 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. For more information and tickets, visit  

The Madison Center for the Arts is a 160,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art venue featuring a 908-seat auditorium, extensive veranda, and spacious lobby with a soaring 40-foot ceiling. The elegant versatility of this venue makes it an ideal choice for not only the performing arts, but corporate events, galas, weddings, and other large life celebrations.

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