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Of all the actors who’ve trod the boards at Mesa’s Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, that megasize supper and show house, none has earned quite the same star power as Elizabeth Loos.
The 1,588-seat Ikeda Theater is among four theaters at Mesa Arts Center that will be available rent-free for one-time performances by local non-profit groups, thanks to a sponsorship program by the Mesa Arts Center Foundation. Groups must apply for a sponsorship online at www.mesaartscenter.com.
Late American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey popularized modern dance around the world, and the dance company he founded in 1958 is still setting the gold standard for masterfully choreographed and executed routines. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform two shows this weekend in Mesa. Both feature "Revelations," a famous work infused with spirituals, song-sermons, gospel and blues that Ailey based on his own experience as an African-American growing up in the rural South.
The Black Box on Brown is a live performance space inside a suite in a strip mall at Brown Road and Mesa Drive in Mesa.
It looks like Mesa’s Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will re-open after all. A new season full of shows has been planned, according to an email sent to Get Out by Linda Cobb, former director of marketing and public relations at the theater.
“My Fair Lady”: Theater League brings this Broadway icon, sometimes hailed as the standard by which all other musicals are judged, to town.
DETAILS >> 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $27-$62. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.
The Royale will shut down Christmas Eve, six months after the independent arts theater opened in downtown Mesa. Owner Andrea Beesley-Brown announced the Saturday closure on Thursday. She had shown movies at several other Valley theaters for 5 years before going it alone in a Main Street storefront.
Many public schools are finding less time for the arts these days, as state and federal laws that focus on reading and math squeeze out time for anything else.
The Imax Gateway 12 theaters have opened at Signal Butte and Baseline roads in Mesa’s Superstition Gateway center.
As a retired music and drama teacher, Karen Rolston is using the skills she’s acquired during her close to 30-year career to volunteer full time. “There’s so many organizations that don’t have funding,” the 61-year-old from Mesa said.
Retired teacher Karen Rolston of Mesa spends much of her time volunteering, mostly with the East Valley Children’s Theatre in Mesa.
The Royale independent arts theater, located in downtown Mesa, announced Thursday on its website that it will shut down following a Christmas Eve showing of the 1970s cult film "Black Christmas." A farewell open house is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the screening beginning at 9 p.m.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre fans, you can finally put the question to rest: No, the Broadway Palm is not coming back.
There’s a new place to catch live comedies and dramas in Mesa, and it’s backed by the city’s oldest community theatre company.
We're giving away four tickets to a live screening of "The Clean Guys of Comedy," showing 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the AMC Mesa Grande 14 and Cinemark 16 theaters in Mesa.
Preparing for a debut of his short film on Tuesday for friends, family and a panel of local cinematographers, Mountain Pointe High School senior Vincent Cota was putting the finishing touches on the piece after school this week.
Combine three little pigs, a trip to one of the most renowned arts centers in the state and a group of school children, and that makes for one exciting field trip.
At Silver Star Playhouse, Broadway shows and popular musicals are remade with a splash of comedy — including funny songs, amusing characters and a delightful smattering of local humor.
Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater: The Los Angeles based company performs salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop and abstract dance theater in a show that explores struggles and celebrates a journey to freedom.
DETAILS >> 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. $18 for adults, $10 for children 18 and younger. (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.
When the staff at Mesa’s Broadway Palm Dinner Theater learned that public school budget cuts are squeezing local creative and performing arts programs, they sprung into action.
A family-owned marketing company, a dinner theater and a Valley newspaper are winners of the small, mid-sized and large Business Awards for 2008 given by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Friday.
March 30, 2005