Mesa Arts Center Archives

‘Rudolph’ the musical hits Mesa Arts Center Nov. 29

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. This holiday season, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated television special will return live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com). Back by popular demand following… Read More →

‘Evil Dead – The Musical’ comes to Mesa Arts Center

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

“Evil Dead – The Musical,” winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun November 10 for a limited engagement at Mesa Arts Center. Evil Dead – The Musical, the hilarious, record-breaking Canadian musical (Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt, Director, Co-creator and Co-composer Christopher Bond Music by Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, Reinblatt… Read More →

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater coming to Mesa Arts Center

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences on a 19-city national tour that includes performances in Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative is the Event Sponsor for the Mesa performances.… Read More →

Things to do this week: Art Detour, ‘Potted Potter’

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by in Blogs

“Potted Potter” “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” takes all seven books of the bestselling series, a live game of Quidditch and condenses it all into a 70-minute comedy. The show is written and performed by two-time Oliver Award-nominated actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson. Turner and Clarkson play 360 Harry Potter characters between the… Read More →

Molly Ringwald will perform at Mesa Arts Center

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Well known for her acting roles in now iconic movies such as “Pretty in Pink” and “Sixteen Candles,” multifaceted performing artist and bestselling author Molly Ringwald will give a special cabaret performance for Mesa Arts Center Foundation’s annual fundraising gala on Feb. 14, in Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theater. A Hearty Arty Valentine Affair will… Read More →

Etheridge’s U.S. tour includes stop in Mesa

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Academy Award® and Grammy® winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage for the Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. U.S. tour to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., which is being released by ME Records on September 30. She will also be singing some of her greatest hits like “Come to My… Read More →

Phoenix Urban Ale Trail, One Direction + more things to do

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by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Boy bands, brews cruise, ballet under the stars and much more to do this weekend! 9/16: One Direction The British boy-band One Direction is taking over Glendale and a swarm of screaming teenage girls is sure to follow. With three albums that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the concert is sure… Read More →

Last Comic Standing comes to Mesa Arts Center

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

America’s favorite summer comedy and NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition show, Last Comic Standing, is launching a live tour, Last Coming Standing Live, on Tuesday, September 16. The tour arrives at Mesa Arts Center on September 16 for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Ikeda Theater.  Last Coming Standing Live, will feature Season 8’s winner… Read More →

Arizona Open, Tony Bennett + more things to do

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8/21-8/23: 2014 Arizona Open Pull up those argyle socks, Tide-wash your white britches on an extra hot water setting and get ready for some serious golf! Did you know the second-oldest professional tournament in the state is the Arizona Open? The 54-hole stroke play event offers prize money for professionals and gift certificates to amateurs.… Read More →

Lady Gaga and other spectacles to see this weekend

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July is shortly coming to an end, so why not end it with a bang? Party it up at Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball. Watch in awe as Slash rocks on his guitar. Enjoy all things dino at Phoenix Dinocon. Spend your morning alongside your most loyal companion at the Dog Days of Summer. Dance the… Read More →

Top 5 Things to Do This Week: Oct. 23 to 29

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by in Events | Lifestyle

From a jazz festival to a zombie walk — here are some must-try/see events for this week and weekend. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram! Oct. 22nd-31st: Disney’s The Lion King See award-winning director Julie Taymor bring animals… Read More →

Nominations announced for Governor’s Arts Awards

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by in Business News | Events

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… Read More →

Nominations announced for Governor's Arts Awards

roosevelt row arts district
by in Business News | Events

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… Read More →