Looking for a taste of Valley theater? Check out these “season previews” offering a sneak peek at upcoming shows…
Trent Kowalik (Billy) and Ballet Girls-Photo by Alastair Muir
“The ASU Gammage Progressive Broadway Across America-Arizona 2010/2011 Season Preview” comes to ASU Gammage on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe.
It’s your chance to enjoy a video presentation spotlighting 2010/2011 shows–seven offerings which range from “Hair” to “Fiddler on the Roof.”
"Hair" 2009 revival cast-Photo by Joan Marcus
ASU Gammage also presents three special engagements this season–to include the classic musical “Les Miserables.”
"Barricades" from "Les Miserables"-Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench
Their season preview event takes place Mon, Aug 2, from 6-8pm, and admission is free. They ask only that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-965-5062 by Sun, Aug 1.
ASU Gammage bring Shrek, the Grinch, and Beauty and the Beast to the Valley this season
The event includes live “sneak-peek performances” from “Billy Elliot the Musical” and Dreamworks’ “Shrek the Musical”–as well as “complimentary refreshments, free food from La Bocca Pizzeria and a chance to win prizes.”
Just a few weeks later, you can enjoy a free sneak peek of Childsplay’s upcoming season at the “Childsplay 2010-2011 Preview Party.”
Childsplay presents "The Year of Frog and Toad"
It’ll be held Sat, Aug 21, from 10am-2pm at their Sybil B. Harrington Campus of Imagination and Wonder, located at 900 S. Mitchell Dr. in Tempe.
The event includes not only a sneak peek of season offerings, but also “family activities involving stagecraft, theatre games and hands-on fun.”
"Junie B. Jones" returns to Childsplay this season
What better way to discover which shows most interest your children than taking them along to sample the season’s upcoming fare?
If you go, let me know.
I’d love to hear what you and your family are looking forward to seeing this season…
"Go, Dog, Go!" performed by Tempe's own "Childsplay"
Note: If your arts organization or venue is holding a season preview event, drop a line to email@example.com and let me know.
Coming up: Sneak peek at fall theater classes for children and teens–featuring everything from “Fancy Nancy” and “Harry Potter” to “Musical Theatre” and “Acting Technique.” As always, stay tuned to local theater companies for news of special master classes and educational programs.
Update: The Mesa Arts Center presents their season kick-off party Fri, Sept 10, from 6-10pm at Mesa Contemporary Arts, their visual arts exhibit space featuring five galleries. The event will include performances by founding resident companies, live outdoor entertainment, artist demonstrations, a Native American marketplace, a book signing by Jana Mashonee and special appearances.