Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts 2006-07 Season

Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2006-07 Season

What: PCC Center for the Arts 2006-07 Season
Where
: PCC West Campus, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
When: September 2006 through May 2007
Open to the public: For performance tickets call the box office at 520-206-6986. The gallery and all its programs are free, call 520-206-6942.
Information: 520-206-3062, centerforthearts@pima.edu, www.pima.edu/cfa

Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Center for the Arts is excited to announce its upcoming performing and visual arts 2006-2007 Season, showcasing the impressive and creative talents of Pima’s theatre, music, dance and visual art students, faculty and guest artists. The 2006-07 performing arts schedule includes diverse offerings from children’s theatre, 20th century drama, American musical and Victorian comedy; in addition to, classic instrumental and vocal music ensembles, and provocative and spectacular dance performances. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery 2006-07 exhibition schedule is stimulating and broad-based--presenting a variety of ideas, style, media, materials and points of view. The Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing outstanding cultural enrichment opportunities for the college and the Tucson community. Most performances cost less than a movie ticket! The state-of-the-art complex, located on the West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. All performances and gallery exhibitions are open to the public.

PCC Theatre Arts Productions

• Astrid Lindgren’s spunky, madcap adventures of “Pippi Longstocking” (translation by Thomas W. Olson and Truda Stockenstr√∂m, music by Roberta Carlson with lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Thomas W. Olson) - directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. This imaginative, independent, outrageously unsupervised whirlwind of a girl invites you into her magical world of fun.  September 27 – October 8, 2006, Wed. preview, Fri-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre (K-6th school matinee performances at 10 a.m. on 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6). All performances are $6. Pippi Playtime, a free event for kids with games, crafts and treats, will be held Sat., September 9 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

• Tennessee Williams’ steamy drama “The Night of the Iguana” – directed by Dr. Frank Pickard. Set in the tropics of coastal Mexico, a defrocked, alcoholic and sexually tormented priest battles the demons within him and the people around him. November 8-19, 2006, Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $6-10. (High school matinee performance at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17. Tickets are $6.)

• The high-energy, toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical-comedy treat “42nd Street” (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble) - directed by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, David Waggoner and Mickey Nugent. The stakes are high for the young, Depression-era, small-town chorus girl competing for the chance to become a star. February 21 – March 4, 2007, Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $10-14. (High school matinee performance at 10 a.m. on March 2. Tickets are $6.)

• Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners and style “The Importance of Being Earnest” – directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. Set in Victorian England, two friends with imaginary acquaintances, whom they use to escape family commitments, end up in a massive muddle of embarrassment, misunderstanding and social hypocrisy. April 11-22, 2007, Wed. preview, Thu.- Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $6-10. (High school matinee performance at 10 a.m. on April 20. Tickets are $6.)

PCC Music Concerts All tickets $5-6

Faculty Michael Keepe Duo - Thu., September 14, 2006, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall.
Sky Island Chamber Musicians - Thu., September 21, 2006, at 7 p.m., in the Recital  Hall.
Faculty Michael Keepe Quartet - Thu., September 28, 2006, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall.
Faculty Michael Becker Trombone Recital - Wed., October 11, 2006, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall.
Wind Ensemble - Thu., October 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Chorale and College Singers - Thu., October 26, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Jazz Improv Combos - Mon., November 20, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Jazz Ensemble - Tue., November 28, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Wind Ensemble - Thu., November 30, 2006, 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Orchestra - Sat., December 2, 2006,at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Chorale and College Singers - Sun., December 3, 2006, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
OperaPima Opera Scenes - December 9-10, 2006, Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Faculty Dean and Anna Schoff Voice Recital - Fri., March 2, 2007, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall.
Wind Ensemble - Thu., March 8, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Chorale and College Singers - Thu., March 22, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Faculty Mark Nelson Tuba Recital, Thu., April 12, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Faculty Ida Jo Gates Piano Recital, Sun., April 15, 2007, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Jazz Improv Combos - Mon., April 23, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Jazz Ensemble - Tue., April 24, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
OperaPima Opera Scenes - April 27-28, 2007, Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Wind Ensemble Final Concert, Thu., May 3, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre.
Orchestra - Sat., May 5, 2007, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Chorale and College Singers - Sun., May 13, 2007, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.

PCC Dance Concerts All tickets $5

“Friction” featuring the dance drama “Forbidden Tango.” Experience love and obsession in a story that follows the opera Carmen. December 6-9, 2006, Wed.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre.
“Dance Diaries” featuring the dance drama “Alice in Wonderland.” Slide down into the Queen of Hearts croquet game and Alice’s fantasy world. May 10-12, 2007, Thu.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. (School matinee performances at 10 a.m. and noon on May 11.)

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery – The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.

PCC Faculty Show, a selection of recent works by Bruce Clark and Mike Stack - September 5-29, 2006. Artist reception: Wed., September 13, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Thu., September 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
New Artists/New Works, a selection of works by Jay Gogin, ceramics, and Maria Lee, prints - October 10 – November 10, 2006. Artist reception: Wed., October 18, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Thu., October 19, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Second Thoughts, watercolors by William T. Wiley, and poems by Michael Hannon, with book and text by Albert Stewart - November 20 – December 20, 2006. Artist reception: Wed., November 29, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Thu., November 30, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Narrative, a look at narrative approaches to making art, organized by guest artist/curator Peter HappelChristian, artists Blake Shell and Coby Ellison - January 16-February 16, 2007. Artist reception: Wed., January 17, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Thu., January 18, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
New Abstractions, an exhibition devoted to new developments in abstraction - February 26-March 30, 2007. Artist reception: Wed., February 28, 5-7 p.m.
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, works by PCC students - April 16-May 4, 2007. Artist reception: Wed., April 19, noon-1 p.m.

The PCC Center for the Arts is located at West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). There is ample free, well-lit parking adjacent to the center. For more information call 520-206-3062.

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