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Applause was prompt and spirits were high Monday, Sept. 15, at Tempe Center for the Arts, where members and fans of the Arizona theater community honored nominees and recipients of the 24th annual AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence.
Ballet Arizona kicks off its 29th season Sept, 18 at Tempe Center for the Arts with the return of “Ballet Under the Stars” — a free annual community performance.
“Oh, What a Night” was had Wednesday, July 23, by the enthusiastic ASU Gammage audience reveling in the musical magic of “Jersey Boys” — the Tony Award-winning story of four blue-collar kids who became the 1960s chart-topping The Four Seasons. In just two and a half hours (including a 15-minute intermission), the talented 21-member cast transforms Klara Zieglerova’s simple, fluid, multilayered set into the sinister back streets of New Jersey townships, the smoky interiors of no-name bars, and the brilliant television stage of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
When Alexa Rogers was only 5 years old, she met a little girl named Sam who was very similar to herself. Sam was bright, happy and always trying to give back to others. There was only one glaring difference between the two.
The celebration of American independence and national identity continues in the East Valley this year, as Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe will host fireworks displays on the Fourth at a low cost to taxpayers.
Gameday Futbol at SMG
Going to the movies is a great way to get out of the blistering Arizona heat, but Phoenix Art Museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit, on display through July 6, is worth skipping the theater to see.
A local dance company going strong for 35 years will look back with a live performance that honors one of its biggest supporters.
Ballet master Ib Anderson honors his mentor, famed choreographer George Balanchine, with a night infused with Balanchine’s techniques and style — and presented by Ballet Arizona in three works that encompass a Western motif, from costumes to music.
Praised by audiences and critics alike, choreographer Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Like Lazarus Did is an evening-length work inspired by the mythology of resurrection
I usually rely on my notepad as a refresher while writing a review, but the notes I took for “The Raid 2” read like the gushings of an 11-year-old's diary entry; “awesome” and “ridiculous” make appearances, and there are repeated uses of the F-bomb as adjectives. But there are two words among the half-page of chicken-scratch drivel that are useful to describe this strange, enchanting Indonesian action film: epic and experience.
A betrothed lover, a heartbroken maiden and a resurrection fueled by the passion of love make up the Youth American Dance Academy’s performance of “Giselle.” One of ballet’s renowned stories, it will be showcased April 12-13 at Chandler Center for the Arts.
More than 100 dancers from all over the map applied to perform in this weekend’s Breaking Ground festival in Tempe. Fewer than one fifth of them made the cut for the production, a project of Carley Conder, head of accomplished local troupe CONDER/dance and part of the family behind longtime East Valley studio Jeanne’s School of Dance. Here, Conder gives GetOut readers an inside take on the show and her locally famous grandmother.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
There is arrogance in sports. And then there is arrogance without cause in sports.
The home office, it seems, is going the way of the fax machine.
It seems quite apt that "The Best Man Holiday," a film about a reunion of old friends, feels just like going to an actual reunion. In ways both bad and good.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes, they're also creating new fans for artists such as Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
While most of their 9- and 10-year-olds classmates are making preparations to go back to school after summer break, five girls from Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Chandler have spent the last three weeks in New York, preparing for a chance of a lifetime.
Chandler’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
For the first time in nearly a decade, the renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, led by Conductor Keith Lockhart, will perform in the Valley.
If you TiVo “So Think You Can Dance” and consider “Dancing with the Stars” a weekly excuse for a party, you’ll want to mark your calendar for Friday, June 7. That’s when Shaping Sound — a contemporary dance company formed by STYCD choreographers and DWTS stars Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson — bursts into Chandler.
Ballet Arizona celebrates the influence of famed choreographer George Balanchine by performing his works “Serenade,” “Monumentum pro Gesualdo,” “Movements for Piano and Orchestra,” and “The Four Temperaments.” The Phoenix Symphony accompanies them.
It may be a “tale as old as time,” but "Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will never feel old hat to generations of new children or eternal fans of romance and fairytales.