Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tucson: Community Performing Arts Center Spring Performance Series


From: Berdette Robison [mailto:brobison@cpacfoundation.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:46 AM
Subject: Spring Performance Series





Don’t  miss this six-piece swinging jazz band playing the music of new Orleans-style Dixieland.

Friday,  January 21 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $8 in advance; $10 at the door


Blues and soul explosion

Rumble with Gaslight favorites Mike Yarema and Charlie Hall as Joliet Jake & Elwood Blues, Chicago’s own blues-loving-rabble rouser Blues Brothers.  They’ll be joined by The Bad News Blues Band in this memorable musical event.  Robert Shaw production.

Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $22



Wednesday, January 26 ~ 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

Tickets:  FREE


Santa cruz shoestring players “SYLVIA”

This hilarious love triangle between a man, his wife and a dog, Sylvia, is a play no one who enjoys a good time should miss.  Written by A.J. Gurney and directed by Susan Ford.

Thurs, January 27 at 2:00 pm

Fri, Sat,  Jan 28, 29, Feb 4, 5 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $12 in advance; $14 at the door



Blues and Boogie Woogie piano master Arthur Migliazza and English blues harmonica sensation Tom Wallbank lead a foot stomping blues quartet.

Monday, January 31 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $15 in advance: $20 at the door




JACK LASSETER “The History of Texas”

This is the story of longhorns, trail drives and barbed wire; of Goliad, the Salma and San Jacinto; of Santa Ana, Sam Houston, John Chisholm; of the Comanches the Comancheros and The Texas Rangers;  of slavery, oil and even the Stetson ~ as only Jack can tell it1

Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $10 in advance; $12 at the door


STRAIT COUNTRY  “A Tribute to George Strait”

Enjoy an evening of real country music! 

Kevin Sterner takes center stage, paying tribute to the music of legendary George Strait.  Featuring fiddle and steel guitar.

Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $20




Desert Doo Wop

Friday, February 11 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $12 in advance; $15 at the door



“TUCSON SWINGS!” “Anything Goes”

Enjoy an evening of classic Americana as Frank Guldseth and the “Tucson Swings! Orchestra” performs favorites of the great Cole Porter., featuring their vocalist, Julie Anne, along with guest artist, Tucson’s own “Professor of Jazz”, Jeff Haskell.

Saturday, February 12 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $15 in advance; $18 at the door



HELLO GORGEOUS  “A Tribute to Barbra Streisand”

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of Las Vegas style entertainment with Dayna Wagner’s masterful and heartfelt homage to Barbara Streisand.  Backed by a quartet of virtuoso musicians, this is one show you can’t miss!  Prepare to be dazzled!

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $20



Armed with only a bag of props, their quick wits and some audience suggestions, Laughing Stock takes you on a laugh-filled ride with their unique blend of improvisational comedy.

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $10 in advance; $12 at the door



Michael G in “Showman”, a tribute to Latin music featuring salsa, meringue, Latin jazz & Bbosa nova.

Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $20 in advance; $25 at the door



“Gospel Reflections”

A reflection of the past 40 years in gospel music from the old familiar hymns through the Bill Gathier era of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to the contemporary styles of today.  Come and be blessed as he takes the audience for a stroll down the memory lane of gospel music.

Friday, February 25 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $8 in advance; $10 at the door







Relive the golden era of radio and its music performed by the Beth Shalom Temple Center Players.  Remember your favorite shows through vivid narrations and experience the vibrant vocals and instrumentals of these glory days.

Sat, Feb 26 at 2:00, Sun, Feb 27 at 2:00 pm

Tickets:  $10




JACK LASSETER “The Spanish History of California”

From 1542 to the end of the Mexican War in 1848, California was part of the Spanish world.  Jack will tell you all about the string of California missions and their importance to the development of California, their treatment of the Indians, the founding of San Francisco in 1776, the discovery of gold at Sutter’s mill and much more!

Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm

$10 in advance $12 at the door



“Forum on the Aging Brain:  How to Age Successfully”

Friday, March 11 ~ 2:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm

Tickets:  FREE


“TUCSON SWINGS!” “Swinging in Springtime”

Recapture the joy and exuberance of the swing era with Director Frank Guldseth, Jeff  Haskell and vocalist Julie Anne.  Music includes arrangements from Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and more with songs from “The Great American Songbook” including Richard Rogers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $15 in advance; $18 at the door




This brand new Robert Shaw show will feature classic country and honky tonk favorites.

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $22


IRISH NIGHT with Nancy McCallion and

Tir Conaill Academy Irish Step Dancers

 Nancy McCallion returns to the CPAC stage with her Irish Night.  An internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter from the Mollys, she is joined by Catherine Zavala on mandolin and vocals, and Kevin Schramm on accordion, guitar and bouzouki for a performance of Irish music

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $15 in advance; $17 at the door


 Valley quilter’s guild of green valley

Thursday, March 17 ~ 12:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm

Friday, March 18 ~ 10am ~ 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 19 ~ 10am ~ 4:00 pm

Member’s boutique, vendors, quilt appraiser, raffle quilt, mini raffles and more!

Tickets:  $5



Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 pm

Tickets:  $8 in advance; $10 at the door


JACK LASSETER “The History of Mexico

Learn about the early indigenous peoples, the Maya, the Toltecs, the Chichimeca and the Aztecs; the capture of Mexico City and the Aztec Empire; the colonial period under Spanish Control, the enormous power of the Catholic Church and the rigid social classes, the Mexican War for Independence and much more!

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm

$10 in advance $12 at the door



Enjoy the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Camille Saint-Saens.

Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 pm






The quintet will entertain with music of Gershwin, Greig, the Beatles and more.

Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door



Directed by Frank Guldseth, this big band spans the ages from the early swing bands to current bands and styles.  Featuring the jazz vocalist and pianist, Susan Atremis.

Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $8 in advance; $10 at the door



ROBERT SHAW “How Great Thou Art”

Returning to the CPAC stage is Robert Shaw performing his extraordinary Elvis’ gospel show featuring a 12-piece band with a gospel quartet, Robert’s concert will inspire you with some of the greatest gospel music.

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $22



This musical comedy by James Valcq and directed by Susan Voorhees is a satire of America and flying saucers in 1955.

Fri & Sat, Apr 29, 30, May 6, 7 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 5 at 2:00 pm

Tickets:  $12 in advance; $14 at the door






Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen return to CPAC with world class jazz and blues musicians Stefan George (guitar), “Lil’ Mama” (violin), Walter Belcher (vocal), Steve Grams (bass), Marco Rosano (sax), Dante Rosano (trumpet) and Pete Swan (drums).

Friday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

Tickets:  $20






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