Center for the Arts
Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709
July 1, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2009-2010 Season: Happily Ever After
what: PCC Center for the Arts 2009-10 Season: Happily Ever After
where: PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
when: September 2009 through May 2010
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, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> , www.pima.edu/cfa
Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2009-2010 Season: Happily Ever After, a magical compilation of uplifting, jovial and imaginative productions designed to offer the audience a brief interlude from the daily grind and happy memories to last a lifetime. The season includes student performances by Pima’s theatre, music and dance programs; along with exhibitions of contemporary works by international, national and regional visual artists in the Louis Carlos Bernal Galley. Award-winning digital video and film screenings and a fashion show of student-designed apparel round out the season. The Center for the Arts complex situated on PCC’s West Campus consists of the 425-seat Proscenium Theatre, the 75-plus-seat Black Box Theatre, the 75-plus-seat Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
PCC Theatre Arts presents:
RAMONA QUIMBY, adapted by Len Jenkins and based on the Newberry Award-winning books by Beverly Cleary. Directed by Betsy Kruse Craig. September 23 - October 4 in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: October 2. Tickets are $6. Set against a Paul Klee-inspired backdrop of shapes and colors, eight-year old Ramona’s messy life is revealed. Third grade is not fun, her older sister Beezus always gets her way, her dad loses his job and her beloved Aunt Bea is getting married and moving to Alaska. But along the way, Ramona discovers her world is filled with people who care about her and together they face difficulties with spunk and humor. Ramona’s Play Date, a free event for families featuring kid-friendly games, entertainment and treats, is Saturday, September 12 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
SEE HOW THEY RUN, a classic English comedy by Philip King. Directed by Mickey Nugent. November 4-15 in the Black Box Theatre (Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: November 12. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. Set in a 1940s British village called Merton-cum-Middlewick, a nosy spinster becomes convinced that her revered vicar’s wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her. An escaped German prisoner of war, a handsome actor, a visiting bishop, a local priest and some meddling neighbors provide a reckless romp through one hilarious situation after another.
CINDERELLA, a fairy tale musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Directed by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent and David Waggoner. February 24 - March 7 in the Proscenium Theatre (Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters March 4. Tickets are $18 with discounts available. Captivating and enduring, the timeless rags-to-riches tale shimmers with romance, optimism and humor. Adapted from the Rogers and Hammerstein made-for-television musical that broadcast live in 1957 to 107 million people, Cinderella captures the world of “happily ever after” with its magical and sumptuous score including The Prince is Giving a Ball, Impossible/Possible, Ten Minutes Ago, Stepsisters' Lament, In My Own Little Corner, Fol-de-rol, When You're Driving Through the Moonlight and Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare. Directed by Frank Pickard. April 7–18 in the Black Box Theatre (Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.). ASL interpreters: August 15. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. Under the enchantment of a moonlit forest, mischievous fairies bend the fate of foolish mortals and mismatched lovers leaving them to wonder, upon waking, how much of the night was really a dream. A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring three interlocking plots, is rich in fantasy, imagery and merriment.
PCC Music presents: (Tickets are $6 with discounts available.)
Ben McCartney Guitar – a faculty recital. September 20 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Schubertiade - a recital celebrating the music of Franz Schubert featuring music faculty Dean (tenor) and Anna (soprano) Schoff and friends, with David Craig on piano. September 27 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Wind Ensemble Concerts – features classics for full band, as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. October 20, December 3, March 9, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Dr. Mark Nelson.
Chorale & College Singers Concerts – features selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir. October 22 at 7:30 p.m., December 13 at 3 p.m., March 11 at 7:30 p.m., May 9 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Ben Sorenson.
Opera/Musical Theatre Scenes – features a sampler platter of fully staged and costumed scenes from popular and well-loved operas and musicals. November 20-21 and April 23-24 in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Directed by Dean and Anna Schoff.
Jazz Improv Combos Concerts – features individual combos performing their own set of repertoire with music from early swing numbers through bebop, modern fusion and funk styles. November 23, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Mike Kuhn.
Jazz Ensemble Concerts – features jazz standards from a variety of periods in big band style. December 1, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Mike Kuhn.
Orchestra Concerts - features a chamber orchestra repertoire with high school/college students and community adults. December 5, May 1 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Alexander Tentser.
A Pair o’ Pipes – a recital featuring music faculty Sandy Schwoebel on flute with soprano Elena Todd. January 31 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Mark Nelson Tuba – an annual faculty recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiere works for tuba. April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
PCC Dance presents: (All tickets $5)
Fall Dance Concert. December 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.
Spring Dance Concert. May 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery: (The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.)
Distilled Matter: Conte, Oil, Enamel, Thread – recent work by Matthias Düwel, Charity Hall, Kay Lawrence. September 8 – October 9. Gallery talks and artists reception: Wednesday, September 16, 1:30–2:30 p.m. (talks) and 5–7 p.m. (reception). Lecture by Kay Lawrence: Thursday, September 17, 5:30 p.m., room 312 in the art building at the University of Arizona.
Waking Dreams: Prints, Paintings, Photography – recent works by Laurie Blakeslee, Christina McNearney, Melanie Yazzie. October 26 – December 4. Gallery talks and artists reception: Wednesday, October 28, 1:30–2:30 p.m. (talks) and 5–7 p.m. (reception). Tucson Visiting Artist Consortium lecture by Melanie Yazzie: Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Joe Di Giorgio - Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Pastels from the collection of Dan Leach. January 19 – March 5. Gallery talk and reception: Wednesday, February 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m. (talks) and 5–7 p.m. (reception). Tucson Visiting Artist Consortium lecture Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Arts Recital Hall
Annual Student Juried Exhibition - students from all the PCC campuses have the opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public. April 5 – April 30. Reception: Wednesday, April 7, 12–3 p.m. with visual arts award ceremony at 1 p.m.
PCC Fashion Design presents (Free and open to the public.)
Spring Fashion Show – features student-designed clothing. April 30 at 7p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
PCC Digital Arts presents: (Free and open to the public.)
Digital Video and Film Screening - features film and video work from students in the beginning and advanced classes. May 14-15 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. 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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