The Blackbox Foundation
BLACKBOX IS BACK! by Ken Ferguson & Stacey Seaman
he BlackBox Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, is proud to announce the opening of our new Studio for the Arts in downtown Casa Grande! We celebrated with a ribbon cutting grand opening and an opening weekend of one act plays featuring the New Terminus Players in early August. Our studio is a space for rehearsals, workshops, classes, and small performances rolled into one. We are currently rehearsing two youth theater productions, which will be performed there in October. Additionally, we offer drop-in improv classes for kids, a musical theater voice class, and improv for teens and adults. At BlackBox, we support all local arts. We host monthly art workshops and shows and feature a new local artist in our “Artist Corner” each quarter. We also produce music and theater shows, hold monthly open mic
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nights, host local and visiting musicians in concert, and, during the winter months, offer a weekly Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our first annual Bacon Lovers Art Festival on November 14! Finally, we always have entertainment in our space during downtown First Fridays, so drop-in and say hello! It that weren’t enough, we are pleased to offer bigger music and theater opportunities for our community at the beautiful Hermosa Ballroom through our partnership with Robson Ranch. We are thrilled to kick off this series with international recording artist Esteban who will be performing in a matinee concert on Saturday, October 31. Get your tickets now before they sell out! We are also excited to offer a large family friendly community Christmas musical called Miracle! Based on the beloved story Miracle on 34th St, this musical is a “can’t miss” event in Casa
Grande this Christmas season. In January, we offer the dynamic Dueling Pianos during our annual fundraising dinner: the BlackBox Mad Hatter’s Bash. More great entertainment will follow in the spring! It’s obvious that the BlackBox Foundation is YOUR hometown arts connection. For more information, or to purchase tickets to any of these events and more, please visit our website at www.blackboxaz.com, call 520-428-7050 or drop by our studio during our office hours: Tuesday ¬ Saturday, 10AM to 2PM. Also, sign up for our weekly email blast and like us on Facebook to make sure you’re getting all of the latest and most updated information about upcoming events. We are always looking for volunteers and local sponsors for our programs, so please contact us if you’re interested in either of those opportunities as well. Thank you to everyone in the community who help support the arts!
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