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Fall classes, auditions at EVCT
On Valley stages
East Valley Children’s Theatre is currently registering youths ages 5 to 18 for
Raquel Aurilia, Aug. 21, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Aurilia performs
their fall classes.
pop, soul and rock rhythms, including her Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary single “Feels Like.” Box offi ce:
Sessions begin the week of Aug. 24 and include Imagine That!, Curtain’s Up
I and II, Broadway Bound I and II, Triple Threat I and II, Acting on Stage I and
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” through Aug. 29, Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave.,
Gilbert. Hale Children’s Theatre performs a stage adaptation of the Disney children’s classic. Box offi ce:
II, Improvisation for Actors I and II and Look Mom, I’m on Stage.
All classes are $60 for six weeks of instruction. To register, visit www.evct.org
“Peter Pan,” Sept. 11-27, Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Valley Youth Theatre
call 480-756-3828 or email Karen@evct.org
performs this musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s famous tale. Box offi ce: 602-252-8497.
In addition to classes, EVCT holds auditions for its various troupes including “Comedy of Errors,” Sept. 17-Oct. 3, Piper Repertory Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.,
EVCT Express, Intergenerational Theatre Troupe and On the Spot, EVCT’s teen
Mesa. Southwest Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare’s farce about mistaken identities, fateful
romance and family reunions. Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
“Honus and Me,” presented by Childsplay, Sept. 19-Oct. 11, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio
Auditions for EVCT Express are for kids ages 8 to 14 years and available by Salado Pkwy., Tempe. A Steven Dietz play based on a book by Dan Gutman, about a young boy’s discovery
appointment only starting at 5 p.m. Mon., Aug. 17 and Wed., Aug. 19.
of a rare Honus Wagner baseball card. Box offi ce: 480-350-2822.
The Intergenerational Theatre Troupe for ages 12 to 18 years offers auditions
“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” Sept. 22-27, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. An
underestimated blonde takes her fun-loving spirit from screen to stage. Box offi ce: 480-965-5062.
by appointment starting at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 17 and Wed., Aug. 19.
“The Jungle Book,” Oct. 1-18, Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
On the Spot holds auditions for youths ages 12 to 18 years by appointment
East Valley Children’s Theatre performs this adaptation of the book by Joseph Robinette. Box offi ce:
beginning at 6 p.m. Tue., Aug. 18.
The cost for all troupes is $90 for 16 weeks of instruction. All auditions
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Oct. 16-Nov. 1, Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St.,
are held at the EVCT Rehearsal Studio at 4830 E. Main St. in Mesa, east of
Phoenix. Musical play about one day in the life of Charlie Brown, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by
Charles M. Schulz. Box offi ce: 602-253-8188, ext. 2.
Greenfi eld Road.
“The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr,” Nov. 28-Dec. 19, Farnsworth Studio Theater, Mesa
To schedule auditions, call 480-756-3828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Southwest Shakespeare Company performs this interpretation of
details about the auditions and programs, visit www.evct.org
Shakespeare’s writings. Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
“A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail,” Dec. 4-23, Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St., Phoenix. A
Valley Youth Theatre tradition returns in time for the holidays. Box offi ce: 602-253-8188, ext. 2.
“Little House on the Prairie,” Dec. 8-13, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. Musical
adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s inspirational story. Box offi ce: 480-965-5062.
Jazz great performs at TCA “Julius Caesar,” Jan. 7-23, 2010, Piper Repertory Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Southwest Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare’s account of the effects of tyranny, assassination
One of the world’s fi nest jazz pianists, Benny Green, performs at 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. and rebellion on a country and its people. Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
28 at Tempe Center for the Arts Studio as part of the LakeShore Jazz@TCA series.
“The Goats Gruff,” Feb. 5-22, 2010, Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Tickets cost $35, not including service or convenience fees.
East Valley Children’s Theatre performs the winning entry in EVCT’s 2009 Aspiring Playwriting Contest.
Performers later in the series include Bob Corritore on Sept. 25, Nicholas Payton
Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
on Oct. 31, Rosana Eckert on Nov. 19 and Dennis Rowland on Dec. 19.
“Blithe Spirit,” March 4-20, 2010, Farnsworth Studio Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Noel Coward’s play relates the tale of a man who conjures up the spirit of his fi rst wife, who then wreaks
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio is located at 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. in Tempe.
havoc on his current marriage, resulting in comic mayhem. Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
To purchase tickets, visit www.tempe.gov/TCA
or call 480-350-2822.
“Richard III,” April 22-May 8, 2010, Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
For more info about Benny Green, visit www.bennygreenmusic.com
Southwest Shakespeare Company performs this haunting Shakespeare tragedy. Box offi ce: 480-644-6500.
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