February 2 – 15, 2013
‘Mr. Las Vegas,’ more at CCA
Singer and entertainer Wayne Newton makes an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 at Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA), 250 N. Arizona Ave. Newton has performed for more than 30 million people and epitomizes the talent, glamour and energy that are Las Vegas – so much so he is
called “Mr. Las Vegas.” A natural musician, he learned piano, guitar and steel guitar by ear, and by the time he was 6 he was doing a daily radio show before going to school. Newton’s severe bouts with asthma forced the family to move from Virginia to Phoenix, where he recovered and continued his career. Tickets are $48 to $68 plus fees. Call the CCA box office at 480-782-2680 or visit chandlercenter.org.
Chinese New Year
Traditional Chinese dance, martial arts, instrumental and vocal performances highlight a celebration of the Chinese New Year, 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10 at CCA. Co-presented by ASU Confucius Institute and Chandler’s Eastern Art Academy (EAA), the show combines Oriental and Western elements using typical Chinese props such as floating ribbons, lanterns, silk fans and more. EAA is an arts organization that provides Chinese arts and cultural training programs for youth and adults including such topics as Chinese dance, fine arts, martial arts, Tai Chi, traditional Chinese painting and bilingual language programming.
Tickets are $15 per person. Call CCA at 480-782-2680, EAA at 602-490-8613 or visit ticketmaster.com for tickets. Info: eaaaz.com.
Humorist and commentator Jeanne Robertson brings her insight and professionalism to CCA 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15. The Southern-born, 6-foot-2 Hall of Fame speaker was interviewed by CBS correspondent Morley Safer on “60 Minutes.” She produced six humor DVDs in the last 12 years and has a daily show on Sirius/XM Radio’s Family Comedy Channels. Her YouTube clips received more than 13.5 million hits. Tickets are $26 to $38 plus fees. Call 480-782-2680 or go to chandlercenter.org.
“Happily Ever After … A Cinderella Tale” is an all-new production from the Pushcart Players on stage 11 a.m. Sat., Feb. 16 in CCA’s Hal Bogle Theatre. The story is based on a legend first told more than a thousand years ago – in China. The tale is about overcoming adversity, dreaming dreams, generosity and compassion. It also addresses the unbecoming
nature of bullying, the importance of making good choices and being responsible our choices. Tickets are $15, but attendees can save $3 per ticket when they purchase five or more. Call 480-782-2680 or log onto chandlercenter.org.
The Great American Talent Search stops at CCA from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 9 for open auditions for undiscovered singers. The competition offers up $25,000 in cash prizes. Registration is required to audition. Visit greatamericantalentsearch. com/cities/chandler-az. The prelims take place March 17, 24, 29 and April 4. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. The semifinals are set for April 20 and 21. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. The finals are held Sat., May 4. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and younger. This event is held in the Hal Bogle DUSTY GIRL: Even in her ragged clothing and dirty face, a young Theatre. Call the CCA box woman can find joy in the company of her animal friends in the office at 480-782-2680 or Pushcart Players’ production of “Cinderella,” Feb. 16 at the CCA. visit chandlercenter.org. Submitted photo courtesy of the CCA
February 2 – 15, 2013
Let talents shine in competition Talented individuals and groups are sought to compete in Queen Creek Performing Arts’ “Queen Creek’s Got Talent.” Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 16, and the five highest-scoring acts in each division are invited back at 7 p.m. to perform in the finals. The last day to register is Thu., Feb. 7. Divisions are in four age ranges: 5 to 12 years, 13 to 18 years, 19 to 59 years and age 60 and older. Tickets are $5 for the
preliminaries and $10 for the finals. Preliminary tickets can be used to get a $5 discount to the finals. Registered contestants are provided one ticket per member in their competition group for up to five members, in the preliminary performance only. Groups with more than five members need to purchase additional tickets. The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center is at 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd. Call Cheryl Webb at 480-987-7469 or visit qcpac.com.
Auction benefits local artists An auction of original paintings and fine art photography pairs prospective buyers with about 25 artists at the Alchemy Art
Travel the world with film festival Eleven feature films chosen from entries all over the world are part of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF), returning Feb. 10 through 24 to the Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12, 2980 E. Germann Rd. The 2013 lineup is the festival’s “most diverse, engaging and entertaining yet” with films from Israel to Poland, France to Austria, Canada and the United States. One film will highlight LGBT issues found within the Jewish community. “Melting Away,” which screens at 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 21, marks the first time in Israeli cinema that a feature film depicts parents learning to deal with a transgendered child. This emotional drama examines the realities of transgender and
gay cultures, the concept of forgiveness and the dynamics of familial complexity told in an intimate, heartfelt and, even at times, humorous manner. A postfilm discussion includes Rabbi Dean Shapiro, the spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel of Tempe, who directs the community’s Caring and Social Justice programs. Tickets for all films in the film festival are $10 for adults in advance, $11 at the door and $5 for students with ID. Additional films are screened at Harkins Camelview 5, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale. To order tickets or view the film schedule, locations and trailers, visit gpjff.org. For festival passes and general information, call 602-733-1278.
“Julie,” a digital illustration by Tad Smith
Auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Thu., March 28 at Anzio Landing, 2613 N. Thunderbird Cir., at Falcon Field Airport, Mesa. Sponsor George Lenz of Arizona Art Promotions, LLC, teams with Details Event Management, LLC, who manages the auction program and keeps records. The event includes appetizers, desserts, coffee, tea and water. “This is a live auction designed to bring together talented artists and prospective buyers for the benefit of promoting local art talent,” says Lenz, also a photographer. Artists involved include Gilbert’s Tad Smith, digital illustrator and graphic designer for the SanTan Sun News; Lee Travethan, fine art photographer; Marsha Blumm, watercolor; Joan McConnell, acrylic; and more. For a list of all the participating artists and details on registering for the event, visit azartpromo.com.
Gilbert hosts free music fest Enjoy multiple stages of free live folk music, the Gilbert Art Walk and Farmer’s Market during the Gilbert Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16 in downtown Gilbert. The event also features a headline performance by The Kingston Trio at 7 p.m. inside Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert. The Kingston Trio is the folk group that started an American musical genre that endures today. Tickets are $36.50 to $44.50, plus fees. Visit higleyarts.com for more details and to purchase tickets to the concert.
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FOLK KINGS: The Kingston Trio today consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, who continue the legacy of bringing American folk music into the mainstream. They perform Feb. 16 at Higley Center for the Performing Arts. Submitted photo by Charles Gabrean
Comedy club to open in Chandler
February 2 – 15, 2013
Casting call for comedic mystery Romance, tragedy highlight musical
$25 per performance, with at least 28 scheduled performances. To schedule an appointment, visit haletheatrearizona.com/scheduleaudition/?id=702 or give the Hale Box Office a call at 480-497-1181. Any questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
IN CHANDLER: Outliars’ comedians in action, with Dave Thurston in red shirt; behind, left to right, Amanda Hurley, Paul Townsend and Dick Havoc from 93.3 KDKB. Submitted photo
Actors and actresses are sought by Hale Centre Theatre to play multiple roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery-comedy, “The 39 Steps.” Auditions take place Sat., Feb. 2, and callbacks are Sat., Feb. 9 at 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. Auditions are by appointment only. “The 39 Steps” plays April 4 through May 18, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with Saturday matinees. Each actor is required to play multiple parts, including many fast costume changes. Actors receive
Arizona native Dave Thurston has taken the success of his three Valley comedy clubs and parlayed it into the opening of a fourth club at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10 inside Iguana Mack’s at 1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler. Shows continue every Sunday night. Thurston has 13 years of performing, teaching, directing and producing under his belt. He also oversees comedy clubs every Friday night in DownUnder Wines and Bistro, 1422 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert, and every Thursday night at the Fox Den, 640 S. Mill Ave. in Tempe. Cover charge for all the Outliars Comedy Clubs is $10. Enjoy the improvisational styles of local comedians in a relaxed and casual setting. The audience is invited to shout out suggestions and the weekly group turns those suggestions into scenes, characters and comedy. For reservations at the Chandler Outliars Comedy Club, call 480-784-7258. For more information, go to outliarscc.com.
FORBIDDEN LOVE: Lt. Cable, played by Tedd Glazebrook, falls in love with a Tonkinese girl named Liat, played by Annisa Griego, with tragic consequences in Hale Centre Theatre’s production of “South Pacific,” on stage Feb. 14 through March 30. Submitted photo by Daniel Sontag
‘South Pacific’ opens
One of the most romantic musicals of all time, “South Pacific,” comes to Hale Centre Theatre Feb. 14 through March 30. Set on a tropical island during
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World War II, “South Pacific” tells the sweeping romantic story of two parallel couples who are threatened by the dangers of racial prejudice and war. One couple finds their “happily ever after,” while the other faces tragic consequences. The score’s songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine’” and “There is Nothin’ Like A Dame.” Call 480-497-1181 or visit HaleTheatreArizona.com for times and tickets.
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MARCH 27-30, 2013
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Les Miserables School Edition and Fiddler on the Roof are presented through Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance material is also supplied by MTI. 421 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684. http://www.mtishows.com/.
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February 2 – 15, 2013
Hearts ‘rock’ in February
Arts Gammage honors active, retired military Veterans, active duty military and their families are saluted during a Heroes Night celebration on the opening night performance of “War Horse,” 6:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 5 at ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
ROCK OF LOVE: Gilbert photographer Michael Madsen showcases some of nature’s symbols of love – in this case, heart-shaped rocks and beautiful blooms – in his “Hearts Rock” exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Photo courtesy of Michael Madsen
Enjoy a mix of nature photography and human emotion during the “Hearts Rock” Photography Exhibit, featuring the works of Gilbert photographer Michael Madsen and taking place Feb. 3 through 28 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E. U.S. Hwy. 60 in Superior. A meet-theartist event is set for 1 to 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9. Madsen’s exhibit, housed inside the visitor center art gallery, features his unique “Hearts Rock” photos of heart-shaped stones photographed against diverse natural backdrops. The gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and $4.50 for ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 520-689-2811 or visit ag.arizona.edu/bta. Madsen also teaches a photography workshop for beginners from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27. “We will switch our cameras to manual mode and learn to take charge of our cameras, and explore the creative side of photography,” says Madsen. “You’ll be taught how to adjust your camera settings, and the photographic effects that occur based on these settings.” The cost is $30 for arboretum members and $39 for nonmembers. Call 520-689-2723 to enroll.
WILD RIDE: “War Horse,” opening at Gammage Feb. 5, is a tale of a young man embarking on a treacherous mission through the battlefields of World War I to find his “drafted” horse and bring him home. Submitted photo courtesy of Brinkhoff / Mögenburg.
Veterans and military can enjoy a heroes celebration prior to the show with special presentations, giveaways and more. The fête features Maj. Sean R. Gibbs, Commander, 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, for a special tribute to service animals of the United States Armed Forces. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, “War Horse” runs through Feb. 10. Tickets start at $20, plus applicable fees. Call 480-965-3434 or visit asugammage.com.
Chorale salutes jazz, musical theatre
The Sonoran Desert Chorale presents a salute to the royalty of American jazz and musical theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 9 at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa. “An American Songbook” features composers and lyricists whose gifts of song have become an indelible part of the “American sound.” Tunes such as “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Begin the Beguine” and “’S Wonderful” will have audience members tapping their toes and swaying to the beat. The haunting melody and lyrics of David Raskin and Johnny Mercer’s “Laura” rekindle memories of the classic 1944 film noir starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. The collaborative team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe dominated the Broadway stage and American musical theatre from 1947 into the 1960s and their musicals still live on in revival performances and movie versions. Enjoy some of their greatest hits from “My Fair Lady,” “Paint Your Wagon” and “Camelot.” Two giants of the American musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, are represented with “Into the Woods,” “A Little Night Music” and “West Side Story.” An additional performance takes place 3 p.m. Sun., March 10 at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Dr. in Paradise Valley. Tickets for both shows are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, children and groups of 10 or more. Purchase them in advance at SonoranDesertChorale.org or by calling 480-305-4538.
Free mystery writing workshops
Find out how to create a blog, a social networking site and more when Desert Sleuths presents the free workshop, “How to Make the Web Work for You: A Crash Course in Social Media” by Kastle Olson, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 2 at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Attendees should bring laptops with notepads. RSVP to gigimm2@ yahoo.com. In addition, learn to prepare a mystery manuscript for publication at the 3rd Annual Mystery Writers Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 also at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library. Sponsored by the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), the free “NUTS & BOLTS: Fine-tuning Your Mystery for Publication” includes “Plots That Kill” by Kate Herbert from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; “The Writer’s Voice” by Nancy McCurry from 11 to 11:45 a.m.; “Creating Memorable Characters” by Kris Neri, noon to 12:45 p.m.; “Scene of the Crime” by Connie Flynn, 1 to 1:45 p.m.; “Getting Your Cop Facts Straight” by Isabella Maldonado, 2 to 2:45 p.m.; and “First Lines, Queries and Synopsis” by Deborah J. Ledford and Pascal Marco, 3 to 3:45 p.m. No preregistration is needed. Desert Sleuths, the Phoenix Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international organization for mystery writers, holds its regular monthly meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Grimaldi’s Pizza, Wall Street Room, 4000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit desertsleuths.com and click on “Events.”
February 2 – 15, 2013
Free spring preview event at SMoCA
TOUCHING: This piece by Roland Fischer, “Untitled (L.A. Portrait), 1994-2000,” is part of The Human Touch exhibit opening this spring at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. It is a chromogenic print and acrylic on fiberboard, from the collection of RBC Wealth Management. Submitted photo by Ben Saltzman
Get a sneak peak at what’s coming to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) this spring during the free Spring Opening Celebration, 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8 at the museum, 7373 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale. The event previews four new exhibitions, as well as the Night Circus gala benefit in May. “The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection,” includes artwork that reflects contemporary society with the human figure as its focus. It ranges from serious to whimsical and from realistic to abstract. Other exhibits highlighted at the opening event include “Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti,” “MASHup: New Video Art” and “Cycles: From Fields to Cities” which will be exhibited in the young@art gallery. Night Circus is a new benefit gala set for Sat., May 11 to raise funds to support the mission and vision of SMoCA. Guests are entertained by acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, trapeze and aerialist performers. Night Circus entertainers from Circus School of Arizona perform at the Feb. 8 Spring Opening Celebration. In addition, Night Circus tickets will be available for purchase at the opening event. Tickets are $150 each. Email smocavip@sccarts. org to reserve a ticket or for more information.
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February 2 – 15, 2013
Arts Chronicles Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA) receives financial boon with two donations in January: $6,000 from Wells Fargo and $2,500 from Kinder Morgan. CCA, an advocate and leader in providing visual and performing arts educational programming to the community for 16 years, provides an array of arts opportunities for youth through Connecting Kidz programs, including Music Theatre Summer Camps, Theatre Kidz, Vision Kidz and the Youth Advisory Council. Info: chandlercenter.org. Bestselling author J.A. Jance continues her Arizona tour for “Deadly Stakes,” a new mystery in the Ali Reynolds series, with an appearance at 7:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 5 at Poisoned Pen, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; and a stop at 4 p.m. J.A. Jance Fri., Feb. 8 at the Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Rd., Mesa. Books will be available for sale at all events.
Grand Piano Trios by Schubert and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6, SCPA – VGPT. Part of the Close Encounters with Music chamber series, led by cellist Yehuda Hanani, featuring Schubert’s Trio in B-flat Major, one of the pinnacles of the chamber-music literature, coupled with Beethoven’s humorous Opus 1 No. 1 Trio. National Geographic Live: Tim Laman & Ed Scholes, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6, MAC-Ikeda. Tim Laman, a renowned photographer and forest canopy researcher, and ornithologist Ed Scholes, take the audience deep into New Guinea to observe these astonishing avian creatures. These birds are a living laboratory of evolution. Cowboy Sensations: Gary McMahan and Dave Stamey, 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 7. HCPA. Both cowboys are successful and award winning singers, songwriters and “bar none, the best entertainers in the biz.” “Trio,” 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8, PSH. Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony join together for the first time on stage for an unforgettable, one-night-only performance. Tickets are $60-125. Nathan Pacheco, 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8, MAC-Ikeda. This Washington, D.C., native of Brazilian descent, sports an operatic voice with crossover pop potential in the mode of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Comedian Greg Hahn, Feb. 8-10, CSCC. Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic style of physical humor, one-liners and crowd work into a performance of immediate pandemonium
BIRD BRAINS: Tim Laman, a renowned photographer, right, and ornithologist Ed Scholes take audiences deep into New Guinea to observe exotic birds as part of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series at the Mesa Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Mesa Arts Center
and fun. His crazy, likeable stylings have led to numerous television, club, corporate and now theatre appearances throughout the country. Symphony and Song: A Journey to Italy, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 9, LCDCLC. Scottsdale Arts
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www.SanTanSun.com children 18 and younger. Jeffrey Kahane, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10, SCPA – VGPT. Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams. Sunday A’Fair Concerts, Sun., Feb. 10, SCCA. Featuring the Southern-style sultry blues of the Sugar Thieves from 12-1:30 p.m., and hard-core blues meets Big Band swing with the Bad News Blues Band from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,” Feb. 13-March 3, HTC. From “Stand By Your Man” to Aretha Franklin’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” the international hit musical returns to Phoenix for a limited three-week engagement to celebrate the exciting story of women in the 20th century through more than 60 Top-40 songs. Opera dell’Arte, 10:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 13, KCC. This daytime music and lecture series delves into the history, story, value and behind-the-scenes details of each opera in Arizona Opera’s 2012-13 season. Free to the public with reservation. Bill Cosby, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 14, MAC-Ikeda. Actor, writer and standup comedian Cosby entertains the crowd with his stories and audience interaction. Tickets are $55-75.
John Pizzarelli Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 14, SCPA – VGPT. Worldrenowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has merged a variety of musical styles into a single, distinctive signature sound that is an entertaining convergence of jazz, swing, American Songbook, pop, bossa nova and more. “Romeo & Juliet,” Feb. 14-17, PSH. Ballet Arizona’s full-length adaptation of perhaps the greatest love story ever told, returns just in time for Valentine’s Day. Danced to Prokofiev’s powerful score as performed by the Phoenix Symphony. “Willy Wonka Junior,” Feb. 14-24, ST. Christian Youth Theater – Phoenix presents this zany musical tale of Willy Wonka and his challenge to the children who love his chocolate. This version will be bright, charming and full of laughter for the entire family. Comedienne Paula Poundstone, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, MAC-Ikeda. Poundstone appears on stage with a stool, a microphone, a can of Diet Pepsi and her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Together Again For The First Time, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, GCUMC. This two-person show offers music from Broadway and beyond, featuring Broadway stars Jeri Sager and Franc D’Ambrosio. Red Baraat, 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15, SCPA – VGPT. Called “the best party band in years” by NPR, Red Baraat melds the infectious North Indian
rhythms of Bhangra with a host of diverse musical styles, including funk, Go-go, Latin and jazz. Comedian Freddy Lockhart, Feb. 15-17, CSCC. In 2006 he became known for his popular internet series on Superdeluxe known as Mixed Media, and in 2008 was cast alongside Frank Caliendo on the TBS series Frank TV. He currently stars in his own podcast, “What’s Good.” “City Council Meeting,” 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16, ASUG. A creation of writer Aaron Landsman, director Mallory Catlett and designer Jim Findlay. The team visited local City Council meetings in Bismarck, San Antonio, Portland, New York and now Tempe to create an engaging and participatory theatrical adventure. On stage seating. BBC Concert Orchestra with Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart and Cello Soloist Sophie Shao, 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16, MAC-Ikeda. From its humble beginnings as a radio orchestra in 1952, the BBC Concert Orchestra has grown into one of the world’s most respected and versatile orchestras. Shao performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Comedienne Rita Rudner, 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16, SCPA – VGPT. Rudner has charmed her way into the hearts of millions with her witty stand-up routines, sold-out tours, best-selling books and many appearances on HBO and late-night television.
February 2 – 15, 2013
On stage Venue index ASUG – ASU Gammage 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe Tickets: 480-965-3434, asugammage.com CSCC – The Comedy Spot Comedy Club 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale Info: 480-945-4422, thecomedyspot.net GCUMC – Gold Canyon United Methodist Church 6640 S. Kings Rd., Gold Canyon Box office: 480-983-2171, 480982-3141 HCPA – Higley Center for the Performing Arts 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert Tickets: higleyarts.com, 480-279-7194 HTC – Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix Tickets: herbergertheater.org, 602-254-7399 KCC – Kerr Cultural Center 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Info: 480-596-2660 LCDCLC – La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale Info: 480-720-3398, scottsdalemusic.org
MAC – Mesa Arts Center Ikeda – Ikeda Theater; Piper – Piper Theater; WFG – Wells Fargo Garden 1 E. Main St., Mesa Tickets: 480-644-6500, MesaArtsCenter.com PSH – Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix Box office: Symphony Hall 602262-7272, trioevent.org Ballet Arizona: 602-381-1096, ticketmaster.com/baz SCCA – Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater 75th & Main streets, Scottsdale Box office: 480-994-2787, ext. 2 SCPA – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts VGPT – Virginia G. Piper Theater 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale Box office: 480-499-8587, scottsdaleperformingarts.org ST – Stagebrush Theater 7020 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale Tickets: cytphoenix.org