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Center for the Performing Arts

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WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER (play)by AR Gurney. DIRECTED BY JOE FLOWERS. - Studio Theater/M‐East Building
February 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th @ 7:30pm. February 22nd & March 1st @ 2:00pm. $4-$10 Admission.
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The setting is a well-to-do vacation colony on the shores of Lake Erie, the time 1945, during the final stages of World War II. Charlie, a rebellious fourteen-year-old, is summering with his mother and sister (his father is fighting in the Pacific) before going off to boarding school in the fall. Although he intended to spend the summer loafing and socializing, the need for spending money forces him to take a job as handyman for an iconoclastic, bohemian art teacher, Anna Trumbull, a former member of the "upper crust" who has lost both her fortune and her regard for the ideals of her upbringing. Sensing a kindred spirit in Charlie, she tries to stretch his mind by teaching him painting, sculpture and "radical" ideas about life and love that,  persuade Charlie to reject the notion of going back to school.


THE BALLAD OF DOWNTOWN JAKE (a contemporary music drama - for mature audiences)
Created by PVCC Faculty members Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley and Dr. Christopher Scinto
March 12th, 13th, 14th @ 7:30pm and Sunday March 15th @ 2:00pm. $8‐$15 Admission.
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The Ballad of Downtown Jake centers around the charming but helplessly drug addicted Jake Delmonico as he traverses the streets of New York City in a desperate search for eternal fame. In his struggle to become the next greatest saxophone player in history, the lives of Delmonico’s friends and enemies tangle and become the fire that destroy and rebirths love, lust, and hope in this skillfully crafted tale of the human experience.

Inspired by the poetry collection High Notes, written by PVCC Creative Writing Program founder, Lois Roma-Deeley, The Ballad of Downtown Jake mixes rhythmic prose with the spirited jazz of the 1950s, composed by PVCC Fine and Performing Arts Division chair, Christopher Scinto.


AN EVENING WITH GRUPO LIBERDADE - The Music of Brasil - 2015 Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, March 28th, 2015. Silent Auction begins at 6:30pm. Musical Performance begins at 7:30pm.
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Grupo Liberdade is a performance group dedicated to freedom of expression through Culture, Movement & Sound. We promote COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY & EMPOWERMENT drawing upon the traditional & contemporary rhythms of Brazil and beyond while bringing an original sound & energy to our desert metropolis. Specializing in Batucada including the Afro-Brazilian styles of SambaSamba Reggae, Côcos and Maracatu, Grupo Liberdade strives to share the infectious sounds of Brasil with Arizona to further enrich, move & inspire.


RADIUM GIRLS (play) by DW Gregory. DIRECTED BY GARY ZARO
April 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th @ 7:30pm. April 19th, 26th @ 2:00pm. $4-$10 Admission.
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In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics.  Directed by Gary Zaro.


UPCOMING SPRING 2015 EVENTS:


UNION 32 JAZZ FESTIVAL AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - CANCELLED
February 7th @ 7:30pm

FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC - THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE - LIVING THROUGH CONFLICT PRESENTS:
Brothers (Denmark, R, 117 min.) Wednesday, February 11th @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.

AUDITIONS FOR RADIUM GIRLS. DIRECTED BY GARY ZARO.
February 12th‐14th. Call 602‐787‐6595 for information.

FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC - THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE - LIVING THROUGH CONFLICT PRESENTS:
The Official Story (Argentina, R, 112 min.) Wednesday, February 25th @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.

FILM FESTIVAL @ PVCC - THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE - LIVING THROUGH CONFLICT PRESENTS:
Halima’s Path (Croatia, NR; 93 min.) Wednesday, March 4th @ 6:30pm. Free Admission.


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Email:
boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu

Staff

Dr. Christopher Scinto, facility coordinator
M-East Building, Room 169
Office Phone: (602) 787-6686
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: christopher.scinto@paradisevalley.edu

Gena Wade, box office coordinator
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7738
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: gena.wade@paradisevalley.edu

Erik Reid, technical director
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: erik.reid@paradisevalley.edu

Karla Frederick, assistant technical director
CPA
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674
Email: karla.frederick@paradisevalley.edu

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