Shows for the Public
Our 2013-14 Season!
Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle - A Childsplay Production
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
When a stray dog appears on the doorstop, it’s love at first sight for 6-year-old Cory, and the last straw for Grandma Autumn. Life hasn’t been easy lately for either of these two, facing absent parents and lost homes. But in a delightfully surprising story filled with humor and heart, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle reminds us love makes almost anything possible, even in hard times.
musicXL presents CLAUDIA GALLI, soprano / GREGORY MOULIN, piano
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30pm
“Richard Strauss – des racines et des ailes”
Claudia Galli and Grégory Moulin met in 2007 at the Paris National Opera, where they worked together for two years. Since that time, they have enjoyed a close artistic relationship and performed numerous recitals throughout Europe. The repertoire for this recital is centered around the works of composer Richard Strauss.
Program: Works by R. Strauss, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, and Berg
For more information: www.galli-moulin.com
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
“RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED” is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”, “Garden Party”) performed by Ricky’s own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm
Fate has a magical way of bringing people together. Take the case of Joe and Hannah, aka Acoustic Eidolon. In 1995, Hannah, a studio cellist, received a call to play on a Boulder ensemble’s record. Hannah listened in amazement as directions to the recording studio told her to turn on a small road near her home, and then turn down her own street past her house! Little did Hannah know that across the street and three houses away lived Joe, the greatest double-neck guitjo player in the world (OK, the only double-neck guitjo player in the world). A few years after they met, Joe and Hannah both found themselves between full-time musical engagements. Joe called Hannah, saying he’d always wanted to hear the cello and the guitjo together. He had a feeling the harp-like sound of the guitjo, combined with the warmth of Hannah’s cello, would be beautiful together. So on a snowy day in February 1998, they got together to play for the first time. What happened next was magic. Captivated by the music they created together, Joe and Hannah immediately agreed to clear out their schedules, start rehearsing full-time, and form what would become Acoustic Eidolon. But, fate wasn’t finished with Hannah and Joe. What started as a musical/business partnership and friendship blossomed into their marriage on October 14, 2001. Hannah and Joe (and sons Zach and Alex) became a family. Joe and Hannah joke that this was a marriage of convenience since they were already together all the time anyway! But, anyone watching them perform can feel the love that draws them together. Their love for one another, and their passion for life, speaks through their music.
Liberty Art Academy Presents "Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr."
A Performing Arts Play
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Be our guest and join the beloved, independent Belle and the Beast with the soul of a prince as they cast an enchanting spell like never before! Beauty and the Beast will be performed by Liberty Arts Academy's 3rd-6th grade students.
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr." is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton.
LUMA - “The theatrical equivalent of the aurora borealis"
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8:00pm
LUMA is a state of the art, cutting edge show that uses the dark as a canvas and light as the brush. All of us have a memory of playing with flashlights under the covers or a sparkler in the backyard. Humans’ fascination with light is universal. With over fifteen years of technical research and development behind it, LUMA has pioneered this new genre of performance art by combining rhythmic gymnastics, juggling, magic, puppetry, physics, dance and experimental methods with hi-tech self-illuminated objects.
Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
LeeLee Robert - "Cowgirl Jazz"
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00pm
LeeLee Robert grew up in Arizona where three-part harmony with her brother and twin sister became her favorite child’s play. She wrote her first song at 14 and started her professional career at 16 years old performing in the coffee houses of the 60’s. Over the next three decades she worked her way up to singing with a 13-piece orchestra at the renowned Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and performing worldwide. Lee is best known for her style she calls "Cowgirl Jazz." where she combines the subtle colors and textures of jazz and blues with the storytelling strengths of traditional western music. She is a high-energy performer who inspires her audiences as she entertains with her originals as well as “old favorites.” She recently released her 6th CD entitled, “Western Stars,” that placed #l8 on the Top 30 Cowboy/Western Albums.
Russ Marsh and RMBC Records Presents "HERO FEST 2014 BENEFIT CONCERT"
for HOUSE OF HEROES Arizona Chapter
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Russ Marsh, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer, is hosting this benefit concert at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. This will be House of Heroes Arizona's first annual HERO FEST, an incredible night for all who attend as we enjoy a huge concert as well as honor local veterans and public responders who have made a difference in our lives, and in their community. Proceeds benefit House of Heroes Arizona.
HERO FEST 2014 has a great line up, Terry Ouellette, from ABC 15 and Susan Casper, ABC Sonoran Living Live will be our emcees for this event. Clear Channel KNIX Barrel Boy will be there to entertain prior to the concert as well. This event is sponsored by Keller Williams Legacy One Realty, AZ Value Builders Real Estate Team, Janet Rogers Group, House of Heroes Arizona and The Marine Corps Detachment League 554.
This is sure to be a very entertaining, memorable, and emotional event that everyone will want to attend.
Dreamweaver Productions Presents the 40th Anniversary Production
June 26, 2014 thru July 12th, 2014
Dreamweaver Productions presents the 40th Anniversary professional production of the family-friendly smash hit musical "SATURDAY'S WARRIOR," written by Doug Stewart and Lex de Azevedo, and produced through special licensing arrangements with Omega Productions.
This production of "Saturday's Warrior" is being directed by none other than Norlan Jacobs, the director of the original legendary Utah Production, who promises that this show emulates all the heart of the original, while presenting it even Bigger, More Beautiful, and Better than ever.
For the first time since its beginning, this "SATURDAY'S WARRIOR" is being accompanied by a full live orchestra, as well as reintroducing the live choir, which further enhances the musical richness of this production, even surpassing that of the original record-setting Utah Production.
Many delightful theatrics and technologies are being incorporated into this production in helping to make your "Warrior" evening an even more exciting and aesthetically charming experience. Also, it’s the first professional production of "Saturday's Warrior" to ever be staged in Arizona, casting the best talent available from our own local community.DON'T MISS OUT on seeing this GALA EVENT during its LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! Tell your family and friends that by popular demand it's finally back, and is destined to capture the hearts of the newest generations of "Saturday's Warrior" fans. You’ll leave the theatre feeling so good, you’ll want to come back again and again. BE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW, WHILE THEY LAST!!