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26 March 19 - April 1, 2011


AZ Arts


Broadway Across America season revealed ‘On Ensemble’ open to schools


ASU Gammage announces its 2011-12 Progressive Broadway Across America–Arizona season. The seven-show series launches with the award- winning musical “West Side Story” Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, followed by Blue Man Group Nov. 1 through 6; Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical” Dec. 6 through 11; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacifi c” Jan. 10 through 15, 2012; Green Day’s “American Idiot” April 24 through 29, 2012; “La Cage Aux Folles” May 15 through 20, 2012; and “Million Dollar Quartet” June 5 through 10, 2012. Special engagements for the season include “Stomp” Dec. 28 through 31; “Wicked” Feb. 15 through March 11, 2012; and “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” May 11 and 12, 2012.


Single tickets go on sale to the general public in August; groups can order tickets now. New season


subscription orders begin April 18. Season subscribers are assured priority seating, the same seats for every show, priority ticket offers for special Broadway engagements and exclusive subscriber discounts, as well as ticket exchange privileges and lost ticket insurance. Season subscriptions begin at $114. For more information, visit www.asugammage.com.


‘On Ensemble’


Students can listen to ancient instruments of taiko infusing the rhythms of ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronica when they participate in ASU Gammage’s upcoming “On Ensemble” performance at 10:30 a.m. Thu., March 24. Utilizing percussion, throat singing, turntable scratching, fl ute and Japanese koto, the presentation also includes interactive explanations of the roots


PAL’s new season underway


Discounted tickets to many shows Valley-wide and optional luxury bus transportation to all events from Sun Lakes are the benefi ts given to South East Valley Performing Arts League (PAL) members. This month is Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” on March 31 at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Tickets are $52 for members and include transportation. Call Pat for tickets at 480-339-0283. “Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio” is scheduled for Sun., April 10. Tickets are still available with special pricing. For ticket and bus information, call Lynne at


480-699-7841.


Upcoming Ballet Arizona productions that PAL will attend include “Modern Masters” on March 25 and “Mosaik” on April 29. For member discounted tickets, call Lynne at 480-699-7841.


Phoenix Symphony’s Coffee Classics concerts are scheduled for March 25, April 15 and May 2 at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. For tickets, including last- minute seating, call Vickey at 480-802-0478. Luxury bus transportation, with handicapped accommodation, is available for all events and leaves


from the Cottonwood fl agpole in Sun Lakes. Bus transportation for $20 is available to anyone who has already purchased tickets for any of the scheduled events. Membership to PAL costs $10 for a single and $15 for a household, and is open to anyone in the SanTan Sun area with an appreciation for the performing arts.


For more information about joining Pal, call Barbara at 480-802-7249 or visit www.sevpal.org.


and infl uences of the music as well as audience participation.


ASU Gammage offers one-hour performances to students throughout the school year as part of the Scottsdale Insurance/Nationwide Foundation Performances for Students Series, to encourage students to experience the world of art and culture. Performances cost $3 per student, teacher and chaperone. An accompanying teacher’s guide fi lled with interactive lesson plans is created by ASU Gammage and provided to teachers free of charge. To register, call 480-965-5062 or visit www.asugammage. com/cultural-participation and click on Cultural Participation Performances for Students. ASU Gammage is located at 1200 S. Forest Ave. in


Tempe.


www.SanTanSun.com


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