Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2008-09 Season
What: PCC Center for the Arts 2008-09 Season
Where: PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
When: September 2008 through May 2009
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: 520-206-6986, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pima.edu/cfa
Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2008-2009 Season, showcasing the creative talents of PCC’s theatre, music, dance, visual and digital arts students, faculty and guest artists. The 2008-09 performing arts schedule includes a varied theatrical repertoire including a family production, contemporary comedy, American musical and 20th century drama. The season also features classic instrumental and vocal music ensembles, and innovative dance performances. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery 2008-09 exhibition schedule presents a variety of ideas and styles with work from local, regional and national artists. The digital video and film arts students will present a screening featuring new and evolving work.
PCC Theatre Arts presents:
• A Thousand Cranes, Kathryn Schultz Miller’s inspirational family offering - directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. This is the true and uplifting story of young Sadako Sasaki, a girl who survived Hiroshima, only to be stricken with radiation sickness. Urged by her friends and her grandmother’s spirit, she begins to fold a thousand paper cranes to convince the gods to make her healthy again. September 26 - October 5 in the Proscenium Theatre (Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $6. Crane Day, a free event for families featuring games, origami, entertainment and treats, is Saturday, September 13 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
• Picasso at Lapin Agile, Steve Martin’s tongue-in cheek comedy – directed by Mickey Nugent. Set in a Paris bar in 1904, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet. Both are on the verge of their greatest work that will shake up the current conceptions of science and art. The energetic encounter is filled with humorous insights and playful banter. November 5 – 16 in the Black Box Theatre (Wednesday preview, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $15 with discounts available.
• Footloose, a musical by Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow, Walter Bobbie, and Kenny Loggins - directed by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent and David Waggoner. Based on the popular 1984 movie of the same name, the play is a celebration of youthful independence with tunes that will have you dancing in your seats. Songs include Footloose/On Any Sunday, The Girl Gets Around, I Can’t Stand Still, Let’s Make Believe We’re in Love, Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Heaven Help Me, Can You Find it in Your Heart and many more. February 25 - March 8 in the Proscenium Theatre (Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $18 with discounts available.
• The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s powerful drama - directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. Written in 1953, the play describes events that occurred during the Salem witch trials. Miller used that event as an allegory for McCarthyism and the Red Scare in the 1940s-50s. April 8 – 19 in the Black Box Theatre (Wednesday preview, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $15 with discounts available.
PCC Music presents: (Tickets are $6 with discounts available.)
• Tom Clowes Cello Recital. September 21 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Michael Keepe Saxophone Recital. September 28 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• If Emma Had Practiced - Janne Irvine Piano. October 5 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Wind Ensemble. October 21 and December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Chorale & College Singers. October 23 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Opera. November 21 at 7 p.m., November 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Jazz Improv Combos. December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Jazz Ensemble. December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Orchestra. December 6 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• A Pair of Pipes - Sandy Schwoebel & Elena Todd. February 8 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Mano a Mano - the Piano Faculty. March 8 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Wind Ensemble. March 10 and April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Chorale & College Singers. March 12 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• An Afternoon of Cello - Judith Pottle & Friends. March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Mark Nelson Tuba Recital. April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Opera. April 24 at 7 p.m., April 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Jazz Improv Combos. April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Jazz Ensemble. April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
• Orchestra. May 2 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
PCC Dance presents: (All tickets $5)
• Dance Inferno with dance drama Fame. December 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., December 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
• A Dancer’s Life with dance drama A Bug’s Adventure. May 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery Exhibitions: (The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.)
• SPANNING THREE CENTURIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ambrotype, Gelatin Silver, Digital - Toshi Ueshina, Emily Matyas, Peter Trexler. September 8 – October 10. Artist reception: September 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Save the Children border discussion with Director Jorge Valenzuela immediately following reception. Gallery talk: Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
• NATURAL SELECTIONS: Jim Waid Paintings. October 27 - December 5. Artist reception: Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. Lecture: Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• CONSTRUCTED WORKS: David Adix, Alice Briggs, Vicki Ragan. January 20 - March 6. Artist reception: January 28, 5-7 p.m. Gallery talk: January 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lecture - Alice Briggs: January 29 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
• Annual Juried Student Exhibition. April 6 - May 1. Awards reception: April 8, 12-3 p.m.
PCC Digital Arts presents: (Free and open to the public.)
• Digital Video and Film Screening. May 15-16 at 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre
PCC Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing outstanding cultural enrichment opportunities for the college and the Tucson community. The 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 and programs are open to the public.
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 or the box office at 520-206-6986.
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