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Valley Youth Theatre Presents Peter Pan at Herberger

The long awaited announcement from Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) about its 25th Anniversary Season closer is finally over now that negotiations have been finalized for the musical Peter Pan.

“With input from season members, we chose a classic fairy tale that has only been mounted twice before in our 25 year history,” said Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper.

VYT first produced Peter Pan at the Herberger Theater Center in 2000 and again in 2009. This June will be the third time that Cooper has directed the classic and his 75th show as director since joining the theatre company in March 1996.

Peter Pan is the familiar story about a mischievous boy who flies with a fairy named Tinkerbell and leads a gang of Lost Boys on Neverland. His arch nemesis is Captain Hook, pirate who lost his hand in a sword duel with Peter.

This musical adaptation of the play by Sir James M. Barrie features music by Moose Charlap and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh with additional music by Jule Styne and additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Special flying effects will again be provided by ZFX – the same company that created amazing flying effects for the Broadway and national touring productions that featured Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan.

Auditions for nearly four dozen characters, including a few high-flying roles, will take place at VYT on April 7 and 8 at 4 p.m. Additional information is available at www.vyt.com/on-stage/auditions.

Peter Pan runs June 13 through 29 at the Herberger Theater Center. Tickets start at $20.00 and will be available online at HerbergerTheater.org or by calling the box office at 602.252.8497 starting March 31.

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Nominations announced for Governor's Arts Awards

Sixty-two nominations from 18 Arizona communities were submitted in six categories for the 32nd annual Governor’s Arts Awards for individuals and businesses who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 6, at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor.

Since 1981, 152 artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominees, by category, and their hometowns are:

Artist: Lee Berger, Phoenix; Charles Bruffy, Phoenix; Daniel Buckely, Tucson; Michael Christie, Phoenix; Bobb Cooper, Phoenix; Barbara Dahlstedt, Glendale;  Maria Isabel Delgado, Chandler; Shawn Franks, Phoenix; Deb Gessner, Mayer; Kristine Kollasch, Phoenix; Bruce Marion, Chandler; Fredric Myers, Apache Junction; Monica Saldana, Goodyear; Mike Vax, Dewey; Jim Waid, Tucson.

Arts in Education – Individual: Annica Benning, Scottsdale; Kathryn Blake, Phoenix; Dennis Bourret, Tucson; Simon Donovan, Tucson; Patti Hannon, Phoenix; Marion Kirk Jones, Phoenix; Sherry Koopot, Paradise Valley; Barbara Nueske Perez, Gilbert; Charles St. Clair, Glendale; Joshua Thye, Phoenix.

Arts In Education – Organization: Arizona Dance Education Organization, Phoenix; Copperstar Repertory Company, Chandler; The Glendale Arts Council, Glendale; Lovena Ohl Foundation, Scottsdale; Marshall Magnet Elementary School, Flagstaff; OpendanceAZ, Phoenix; Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Phoenix; The Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix; Sonoran Glass School, Tucson; UAPresents, Tucson; West Valley Conservatory of Ballet, Surprise.

Business: BMO Harris Bank, Phoenix; LDVinci Art Studio, Chandler; Southwest Ambulance, Mesa.

Community: Alwun House Foundation, Phoenix; Contemporary Forum, Phoenix; Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg; Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Flagstaff;
James E. Garcia, Phoenix; KXCI Community Radio, Tucson; Mesa Arts Center, Mesa; Release the Fear, Phoenix; Scottsdale International Film Festival, Scottsdale; Virginia G. Piper Charitable Foundation, Phoenix; Warehouse Arts Management Organization, Tucson; Young Arts Arizona Ltd., Phoenix.

Individual: Marco Albaran, Tempe; James K. Ballinger, Phoenix; Richard A. Bowers, Phoenix; Ted G. Decker, Phoenix; Faith Hibbs-Clark, Phoenix; Kaitlyn Mackay, Glendale;
Constance W. McMillin, Sun City; Nichole Newman-Colter, Litchfield; Hope Ozer, Paradise Valley; Rebecca Taylor, Yuma.

Honorees will be selected by an independent panel of judges.

The eighth annual Shelley Award also will be presented to an Arizona individual who has advanced the arts through strategic and innovative work in creating or supporting public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona.  The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Ticket prices are $135 for members of Arizona Citizens for the Arts and $150 for nonmembers.  Sponsorships are available.
For information and to make reservations go to www.governorsartsawards.org.

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Nominations announced for Governor’s Arts Awards

Sixty-two nominations from 18 Arizona communities were submitted in six categories for the 32nd annual Governor’s Arts Awards for individuals and businesses who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 6, at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor.

Since 1981, 152 artists, individuals, arts and cultural organizations, educators and businesses have received Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominees, by category, and their hometowns are:

Artist: Lee Berger, Phoenix; Charles Bruffy, Phoenix; Daniel Buckely, Tucson; Michael Christie, Phoenix; Bobb Cooper, Phoenix; Barbara Dahlstedt, Glendale;  Maria Isabel Delgado, Chandler; Shawn Franks, Phoenix; Deb Gessner, Mayer; Kristine Kollasch, Phoenix; Bruce Marion, Chandler; Fredric Myers, Apache Junction; Monica Saldana, Goodyear; Mike Vax, Dewey; Jim Waid, Tucson.

Arts in Education – Individual: Annica Benning, Scottsdale; Kathryn Blake, Phoenix; Dennis Bourret, Tucson; Simon Donovan, Tucson; Patti Hannon, Phoenix; Marion Kirk Jones, Phoenix; Sherry Koopot, Paradise Valley; Barbara Nueske Perez, Gilbert; Charles St. Clair, Glendale; Joshua Thye, Phoenix.

Arts In Education – Organization: Arizona Dance Education Organization, Phoenix; Copperstar Repertory Company, Chandler; The Glendale Arts Council, Glendale; Lovena Ohl Foundation, Scottsdale; Marshall Magnet Elementary School, Flagstaff; OpendanceAZ, Phoenix; Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Phoenix; The Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix; Sonoran Glass School, Tucson; UAPresents, Tucson; West Valley Conservatory of Ballet, Surprise.

Business: BMO Harris Bank, Phoenix; LDVinci Art Studio, Chandler; Southwest Ambulance, Mesa.

Community: Alwun House Foundation, Phoenix; Contemporary Forum, Phoenix; Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg; Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Flagstaff;
James E. Garcia, Phoenix; KXCI Community Radio, Tucson; Mesa Arts Center, Mesa; Release the Fear, Phoenix; Scottsdale International Film Festival, Scottsdale; Virginia G. Piper Charitable Foundation, Phoenix; Warehouse Arts Management Organization, Tucson; Young Arts Arizona Ltd., Phoenix.

Individual: Marco Albaran, Tempe; James K. Ballinger, Phoenix; Richard A. Bowers, Phoenix; Ted G. Decker, Phoenix; Faith Hibbs-Clark, Phoenix; Kaitlyn Mackay, Glendale;
Constance W. McMillin, Sun City; Nichole Newman-Colter, Litchfield; Hope Ozer, Paradise Valley; Rebecca Taylor, Yuma.

Honorees will be selected by an independent panel of judges.

The eighth annual Shelley Award also will be presented to an Arizona individual who has advanced the arts through strategic and innovative work in creating or supporting public policy beneficial to the arts in Arizona.  The award is named for Shelley Cohn, who spent more than 25 years as executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Ticket prices are $135 for members of Arizona Citizens for the Arts and $150 for nonmembers.  Sponsorships are available.
For information and to make reservations go to www.governorsartsawards.org.

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Performing Arts & Theater venues in Arizona — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Herberger Theater

222 E. Monroe St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252-8497
herbergertheater.org
Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually.


Silver Star Playhouse

5247 E. Brown Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 325-6700
silverstarplayhouse.com
A sister theatre to Desert Star Playhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, this broadway-style theatre produces “original musical parodies with a melodramatic twist.”


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 499-TKTS (8587)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Presenting dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.


Orpheum Theater

15 W. Aspen Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 556-1580
orpheumpresents.com
Northern Arizona’s premier live entertainment venue, Orpheum Theater is a local landmark in historic downtown Flagstaff that started as an old movie house. It continues to show films, hold events and is also a live music venue.


The Phoenix Symphony

One N. 1st St., #200,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 495-1999
phoenixsymphony.org
The Phoenix Symphony offers an extraordinary array of musical experiences, from pop concerts to exhilarating selections of classical masterpieces that give the full symphonic treatment to music you love.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Theatres — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

5247 E. Brown Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85205
480-325-6700
broadwaypalmwest.com
The theatre opened in October 2001 and is soon to be entering its 11th Season. The theatre seats 500 and is known as “Mesa’s Most Entertaining Destination.” Centrally located, the theatre is just minutes away from Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. All the music for the Broadway-type shows is performed live. The orchestra ranges in size from 8 to 20 pieces, depending on the production.


Phoenix Symphony

One North 1st St., #200,
AZ 85004
602-495-1999
phoenixsymphony.org
The Phoenix Symphony offers an extraordinary array of musical experiences, from pop concerts to exhilarating selections of classical masterpieces that give the full symphonic treatment to music you love.


Herberger Theater

222 E. Monroe St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-8497
herbergertheater.org
Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually.


ASU Gammage

1200 S. Forest Ave.,
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-965-3434
asugammage.com
You don’t have to be in New York to enjoy great performances. ASU Gammage, considered by many to be the crowning jewel of ASU’s Tempe campus, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last designs.


Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts

480-499-TKTS (8587)
7380 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Presenting dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012