Monday, February 17, 2014

Free community event Feb. 20: Pima Community College Center for the Arts


From: Carol Carder []
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:03 AM
Subject: Free community event Feb. 20: Pima Community College Center for the Arts


           Don't miss out on two fabulous events in one night.... the Family Heritage Celebration & FIDDLER ON THE ROOF -
Thursday, Feb. 20!

Pima Community College
Family Heritage Celebration
Thu., Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts, West Campus, Free

Come together with family and friends to a free community event that celebrates the many cultures that make up Tucson and honors the individual heritages represented in the displays and entertainment at the Family Heritage Celebration (opening night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF). More that 125 wonderful images and stories were submitted from community members and PCC faculty, staff and students that will be showcased in multimedia presentations, displays, exhibits and artifacts. 

Enjoy live entertainment in the courtyard from 6-7:15 p.m. by the Redhouse Dancers, members of the Cholla High School Mariachi Group, the Folk Dance Club of Sun City Oro Valley, and a flute trio from Rincon/University High School Marching Band. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery (featuring the exhibit Magical Realism) is open during the celebration. A large world map is available for people to mark where their families originated. You can also make comments and tell your own family story in the guest book. The event also includes free refreshments and door prizes.

PCC Performing Arts presents

Thu., Feb. 20-March 2
Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.,
Sun. at 2 p.m.
Center for the Arts
Proscenium Theatre,
West Campus

"It's as close to musical perfection as it gets, with strong characters, a wonderful story, unforgettable music and exhilarating dancing." - Todd Poelstra 

This wonderful family musical is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince. Original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Nancy Davis Booth and Dr. Mark Nelson.

It's time to introduce a new generation to this timeless musical celebrating family love, trust and tradition amidst struggles and changing times. Set in a small Jewish village in 1905 Russia, the story revolves around the hardworking, but poor dairyman Tevye, the father of five daughters. He's a big-hearted patriarch wishing to preserve his traditions and maintain his family while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1964 and ran for almost 10 years. The initial production won nine Tony Awards. Musical numbers include the memorable favorites Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sabbath Prayer, Miracle of Miracles, Do You Love Me?, and Sunrise, Sunset.  
"The musical leaves you feeling good and invigorated…" Poelstra states, "The show is a gift to the student cast and crew, who in turn, give the gift to the audience. This show is so universal, you can't help but reflect on your own life." Tickets $18, discounts available.

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The Center for the Arts is located on the Pima Community College West Campus,
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85709


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