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28 May 16 - June 5, 2009
AZ Arts
Summer jazz swings into Chandler Musical theatre camp strikes
Celebrated trombonist Howard Miyata
note with youths
performs at 1 p.m. Sun., May 17 at the Crowne
Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort.
Students entering second through 12th grades are invited to participate in
Miyata, who usually travels worldwide with the
Copperstar’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
High Sierra Jazz band, will play classic tunes such
Mondays through Thursdays, June 8 through 25 at Williams Field High School in
as “Nagasaki” and “The Yama Yama Man” with
the 52nd Street Jazz Band. His performance takes
Young thespians create and perform in a production of “Schoolhouse Rock Life!
place during the monthly Arizona Classic Jazz
Jr.,” with a public performances on June 26 and 27.
Society event.
The cost per student is $335. Register online at by clicking on
Cost to attend is $10 for members or $15
Register, then choosing Kids of the Arts and selecting Copperstar Camp.
nonmembers. If visitors become a Jazz Society
Williams Field High School is located at 2076 S. Higley Rd. in Gilbert. For more
member on May 17 for $25 each or $35 per
details, call 480-699-1655 or email
Trombonist Howard Miyata
couple, admission is free.
To learn more call 480-620-3941 or visit
Broadway Across America
to Gammage
Young actors hone craft at CCA
“Legally Blonde the Musical” kicks off the 2009-10 season of Broadway Across
America on Tue., Sept. 22 at ASU Gammage. In what Time magazine called “An Elle
Children “feel the spotlight, hear the applause and reach for the stars” at two
of a show,” an underestimated blonde, Elle Woods, takes her fun-loving spirit from
music theatre camps offered by Chandler Young Actors Group at Chandler Center
screen to stage through Sept. 27.
for the Arts.
American Classic “Little House on the Prairie” comes to ASU Gammage Dec. 8
Camp I is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, June 8 through 19, with a
through 13, in a musical version of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s inspirational story.
performance on June 18. Camp II is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, June 29 through
Five other musicals follow in 2010: “August: Osage County,” Jan. 5 through
July 10, with a performance on July 10. No experience is required.
10; “Mary Poppins,” Feb. 11 through 28; “Avenue Q,” March 9 through 14; Alfred
Under the leadership of camp director Kristen Dratham, who has a B.A. in Music
Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps,” April 20 through 25; and “In the Heights,” June 15
Theater from Arizona State University and has been teaching, developing and
through 20.
encouraging campers for 10 years, kids receive professional coaching in all aspects
ASU Gammage also announced two 2009-10 season Broadway Across America
of musical theatre including dancing, singing and acting.
special engagements. Stars from the longest running show in Broadway history,
The cost of the camp is $310 each. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for
“Phantom of the Opera,” hit the stage Oct. 28 through Nov. 22. From Dec. 29 to Jan.
a $120 fee. Lunch is not provided.
3 is the timeless tale of “Annie.”
To register, visit or call 480-782-2680. Within seven
All show times are to be announced. Tickets start at $23.25 for single and $112
days of receiving applications, the actors group will confi rm campers’ participation.
for season tickets. New subscription orders begin May 11 for season subscribers.
On May 25, participants will receive an email with more information.
Single tickets go on sale July 27.
Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.
ASU Gammage is located on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus located
For more information, contact Victoria Perkins at 480-782-2682 or
on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard.
To purchase tickets, call 800-982-2787 or visit Groups
should call 480-965-6678 or visit
New exhibit at Art on Boston
”Desert Splendor” is the name of the art exhibit on Chris Kane, silk wearable art; Dale Kesel, photography;
display and available for purchase at Art on Boston George Lenz, digital photographer; Ellen Liddell,
Gallery in historic downtown Chandler. watercolor; Janey Marquez, jewelry; Marcia McGovern,
New artists at Art on Boston include oil and acrylic air dry clay fl orals; Terry Nagel, painter; Kathleen Seery,
painter Tammy Bramanti; potter Craig Roberts; and polymer jewelry; Loralee Stickel, mixed media; Alice
acrylic sculptors Natalie Mosier and Steve Van Riper. Van Overstraeten, watercolor; Marian Ward, fi ne silver
A reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sat., June 13 for jewelry; and Deborah White, oil.
the artists, which is free and open to the public. In-studio artists are Sandra Neumann Wilderman,
Other artists include: Susan Blessing, lampwork watercolor; Bonnie Lou Coleman, mixed media;
jewelry; Gail Boyd, oil, acrylics, watercolor; Anita Catherine York, jewelry, watercolor; Laurie Fagen, fi ber,
Bonesteel, oil, jewelry; Sarah Brodie, ceramics; Troy fi ne silver jewelry and Wendy Fallon, mixed water
Buchanan, photographer; Adriene Buffi ngton, fi ber; media.
Cindy Conners, fi ne silver jewelry; Pablo Juan Garcia, STSN photo Art on Boston is located at 11 W. Boston St., Suite 1 in
watercolor; Evelyn Gholson, fi ber, mosaic; Michael
CHANGE OF ART: New contemporary art can be seen at Art
Chandler. Info: 480-917-1112 or
Hayslip, photographer; Debbie Jennings, jewelry;
on Boston Gallery in downtown Chandler.
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