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AZ Arts ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ comes to Gammage


Tickets are on sale now for “9 to 5: The Musical,” running Feb. 22 through 27 at ASU Gammage in Tempe.


The play, based on the hit movie, features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, along with her new Tony- and Grammy Award-nominated score. The production features “American Idol” fi nalist Diana DeGarma as Doralee Rhodes and Dee Hoty as Violet.


ASU Gammage is located at Mill and Apache roads on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. To purchase tickets, call 800-982-2787 or visit www.asugammage.com.


The AXIS Dance Company showcases dancers with and without disabilities in the emerging fi eld of physically integrated dance at 8 p.m. Fri., March 4 at Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA).


Tickets for the performance are $24, $28 and $36.


Chandler Symphony performs orchestra pieces


A chamber music concert at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 19 by the Chandler Symphony Orchestra will include “Sinfonia” from Act III of Solomon “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by George Frederick Handel at the Hal Bogle Theater in the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.


A chamber orchestra, led by Chandler Symphony Music Director Jack Herriman and Associate Conductor Alex Zheng, will also perform “Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major,” K. 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Jing Zeng as soloist; Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn, featuring Donald Harvey on horn; and “Symphony No. 67 in F Major” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Zeng is currently a member of the fi rst violin section of the Phoenix Symphony and is also the concertmaster for the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. After beginning her musical studies in China, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She also won the fi rst prize at the Darius Milhaud Performance Competition and was selected to participate in the Music Bridge International Music Workshop in Canada six times. She was a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra and served as principal second violin and soloist with the orchestra in Colorado.


Admission to the concert is free, and donations are accepted to help defray the Symphony’s operating costs. For more on the Symphony, visit www.chandlersymphony.org.


AXIS will also conduct a 90-minute master class with Chandler High School dance students from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


Submitted photo ABLE TO DANCE: AXIS Dance Company performs at CCA.


Thu., March 3 and a 60-minute creative dance workshop with the CHS Best Buddies between 3 and 5 p.m. later that day. The activity is a collaboration between CHS, the Chandler Unifi ed School District, Chandler Center for the Arts, City of Chandler Therapeutic Rec and the Best Buddies program, an international organization serving people with intellectual disabilities.


Through its model education programs, Dance Access and its youth component, Dance Acess/KIDS! Axis, offers classes and workshops for adults and youth of all abilities, school assemblies, presentations, lecture demonstrations and residences locally and abroad.


For more information, visit www.axisdance.org. America’s Sweethearts


The Lennon Sisters appear at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 5 at the CCA.


Submitted photo


GOING STRONG: The Lennon Sisters, Kathy, Janet and Mimi, perform at CCA March 5.


The Lennon Sisters performed their harmonies for 13 years on “The Lawrence Welk Show” and have been dubbed “America’s Sweethearts of Song.” Tickets are $36, $44 and $48. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. To purchase tickets, call 480-782-2680 or visit www.chandlercenter.org.


Feb. 19 - March 4, 2011 23 AXIS, Lennon Sisters to CCA


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