Center for the Arts
Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709
June 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pima Community College Center for the Arts Announces the 2011-12 Season
what: PCC Center for the Arts 2011-12 Season
where: PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
when: September 2011 through May 2012
open to the public: For performance tickets call the box office at 520-206-6986 or purchase online at www.pima.edu/cfa. (Tickets go on sale August 1.) The gallery and all its programs are free, call 520-206-6942.
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Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2011-2012 Season of performances, gallery exhibits and special events. The season includes student performances by Pima’s theatre arts and dance programs; student, faculty and guest artist performances by Pima’s music program; and exhibitions of contemporary works by international, national and regional visual artists in the Louis Carlos Bernal Galley. The season rounds out with an award-winning digital video and film screening; a runway fashion show of student-designed apparel; and readings and workshops by Pima’s communication department. 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:
TREASURE ISLAND, by Ara Watson, from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Directed by Mickey Nugent. September 21 - October 2, 2011, in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: September 30. Tickets are $6. A map, an island, a treasure and pirates—an unforgettable adventure awaits those who dare! Treasure Island Family Adventure, a free event for kids and their parents, is Saturday, September 10 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre. (School matinee performances are also available for elementary and middle school groups.)
ROOSTERS, by Milcha Sanchez-Scott. Directed by Dr. Frank Pickard. November 9-20, 2011, in the Black Box Theatre (Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: November 17. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. Interlacing scenes of tempestuous drama with moments of dream-like imagery, this contemporary, Southwestern American drama weaves a tale of family conflicts and needs. The characters include the father, recently released from jail for murdering a man over a cockfight; his resentful son bitter over his father’s abandonment; an ethereal daughter hiding from reality in a shroud of spirits; the long-suffering mother striving for family peace and normality; and a lusty profane aunt.
CURTAINS, book by Rupert Holmes, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Nancy Davis Booth and Dr. Mark Nelson. February 22 - March 4, 2012, in the Proscenium Theatre (Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: February 29. Tickets are $18 with discounts available. A murder-mystery, madcap musical comedy set in a theatre in 1959 Boston. The mayhem begins when the remarkably untalented star of the new musical “Robbin’ Hood!” is murdered during her opening night curtain call. A police detective, who moonlights as a musical theater fan, sequesters the entire cast and crew backstage to solve the case and save the show. Musical numbers include Wide Open Spaces, The Woman's Dead, Show People, He Did It, and A Tough Act to Follow. Nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography.
INHERIT THE WIND, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth. April 11–22, 2012, in the Black Box Theatre (Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.). ASL interpreters: April 19. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. Set in a present-day small town, a man’s right to think is challenged as faith and science collide in a raging debate between the literal interpretation of creation found in the book of “Genesis” and the scientific theory of evolution as posited by Charles Darwin in his “Origin of Species” (1859). Written in 1955, the play is a fictionalized version of the famous 1925 Scope’s “Monkey” Trial, involving a teacher arrested, tried and convicted for teaching evolutionary theory to his public school students during science class.
PCC Music presents: (Tickets are $6 with discounts available.)
Chamber Music by Johannes Brahms - Alex Tentser, Anna Gendler & Friends - a faculty recital. September 25, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
classical guitar - Ben McCartney – a faculty recital. October 9, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Dean & Anna Schoff – a faculty vocal recital. October 16, 2011, 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, 2011; December 1, 2011; March 8, 2012 and May 3, 2012, 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 23, 2011 and December 4, 2011, at 3 p.m.; March 6, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.; May 6, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Dr. Jonathan Ng.
Music Theatre Workshop – features scenes from popular musicals. November 4-5, 2011 in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m.). Directed by Nancy Davis Booth.
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 21, 2011 and April 23, 2012, 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. November 29, 2011 and May 1, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Mike Kuhn.
Orchestra Concerts - features a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults. December 3, 2011 and May 13, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Directed by Dr. Alexander Tentser.
singing for pleasure – Dr. Jonathan Ng, tenor - a faculty recital featuring English and German art songs with Dr. Raymond T. Ryder, accompanist. February 12, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
mano a mano - Eileen Perry, Dr. Raymond T. Ryder and June Chow-Tyne – a faculty piano recital. March 25, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Mark Nelson – an annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. April 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
opera scenes – features scenes from popular operas. April 20-21, 2012 in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Directed by Dean Schoff.
PCC Dance presents: (Tickets are $10 with discounts available.)
dance fusion. Directed by Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner. Ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom dances intermingle in a creative mixture of movement and music. December 9-10, 2011, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
four seasons. Directed by Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner. Dancers illustrate winter, spring, summer and autumn with ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom dances. May 11-12, 2012, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery: (The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.)
Coastal Issues: Art, Science and the Sea - Heather Green, Moira Geoffrion, Ellen McMahon August 29 – October 7, 2011
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 15, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5-7 p.m.
Costal Issues Panel: September 15, 7 p.m. Panel members are Dr. Katrina L. Mangin, Dr. Peggy Turk-Boyer, Kathryn Iverson and three artists.
Gallery closed Labor Day 9/5
Limited Edition: Prints from Artist-Collectors - Terrence La Noue, Marvin Lowe, Sol LeWitt, Judy Pfaff, Richard Hogan, Sam Scott, Jim Waid, Albert Kogel, Gregory Amenoff, Bailey Doogan, Frank Lobdell, Aaron Miller, Gwyneth Scally, Darla Masterson, Andy and Kathryn Polk, Andy Rush, Christina McNearney, Jim Cook, DeAnn Melton, Robert Rauschenberg, David Andres, Maria Lee, Danny Martin, John Ganis, Vicki Ragan, Todd Walker, Sheila Pitt, Christine Bricely, Edward Berstein, Barbara Rogers, Lucas Samaras.
October 24 – December 16, 2011
Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 3, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery closed Veterans’ Day 11/11, Thanksgiving 11/24-25, winter break 12/19-1/3, Martin Luther King Day 1/16
East/Pacific/West: Confluence - Claire Campbell Park, Nancy Tokar-Miller, Mary Babcock
January 30 – March 9, 2012
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 9, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, February 9, 5–7 p.m.
Gallery closed rodeo break 2/23-24, spring break 3/12–20
Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition
April 2 – May 4, 2012
Reception & Visual Arts Award Ceremony: Wednesday, April 11, 12–3 p.m. with awards at 1 p.m.
PCC Fashion Design (Free and open to the public.)
Spring Fashion runway Show –featuring student-designed clothing. May 4, 2012, at 7 p.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, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.
PCC Communications presents:
writers’ workshop. May 25-27, 2012
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 the box office at 520-206-6986.
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