Friday, April 1, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016 / 2017 Season

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts announced their 2016 / 2017 season and here are the Broadway and musical themed events in their season:

Journey to Broadway
Starring Kate Reinders, Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez
Sat, Oct 29, 2016
8:00 pm

Three of Broadway’s brightest stars – Kate Reinders, Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez – share the stage for an evening of candid showbiz stories and favorite songs from some of the hit shows they have performed in, from Gypsy and In the Heights to Something Rotten, Wicked and Allegiance. Join them as they ease on down the road and take you on a musical journey down their yellow brick road to Broadway.

Adam and Anthony Live
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Rent
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
8:00 pm

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp first met during the iconic, groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play RENT, handpicked by the late Jonathan Larson for the roles of Roger Davis and Mark Cohen, respectively. Since then, they have become two of the most well-respected and well-loved performers in musical theater. In possession of possibly the most powerful pipes of any genre, Pascal routinely raises ovations mid-song with his soaring, emotional delivery. Singing with grace and gravity, Rapp is by no means unstated as he digs deep to find the emotional center of a song, and has an uncommon connection to his audience.

Adam & Anthony Live showcases these two stars performing songs from their solo albums and amazing careers, including clever new arrangements of Jonathon Larson’s timeless tunes from RENT.

“What the crowd really wanted was the RENT songs, and they got ‘em. Pascal’s “One Song Glory” was a soaring piece of singing, and Rapp’s “Without You” was an emotionally heart-breaking effort. And when the two joined forces – and bands – for a rousing “Seasons of Love” as the final encore it was simply a glorious thing.” – Times Union

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 – Fri, Jan 27, 2017

7:30 pm | 8:00 pm

Affectionately known as “The Trocks,” Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has entertained audiences for more than 30 years and established itself as a major dance phenomenon throughout the world. Putting a new spin on the art of dance, the all-male company performs faithful renditions of the most celebrated works – from romantic ballets like Swan Lake to the modern masterpieces of Martha Graham – fabulously costumed and delicately balanced en pointe. With grace, charm and pure comic genius, The Trocks playfully bring to life the heroic characters and plots of these great works.

Audra McDonald
With Special Guest Will Swenson
Featuring Seth Rudetsky as Pianist & HostSat, Jan 28, 2017
8:00 pm

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald returns to the stage in Scottsdale for a spectacular performance that will span the breadth of her songbook. McDonald will be joined by a very special guest – her husband, Tony-nominated Broadway star Will Swenson – during an evening hosted by the multi-talented Seth Rudetsky.

Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett
This Is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages
Thu, Mar 9, 2017
7:30 pm

Newly-married Broadway veterans Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked “what’s it like to be married to a fellow artist?” Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer the question. From Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil and Alan & Marilyn Bergman to Sonny & Cher to Beyonce & Jay-Z, the themes of love, heartbreak, triumph and despair infuse not only these incredible songs but also the storied partnerships themselves. The night celebrates marriage as the powerful force behind this timeless music and tackles the difficult questions behind keeping it all together.

Late Nite Catechism
Starring Patti Hannon
Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan
January 13 - March 31, 2017

Spontaneous, clever and outrageously fun, the record-breaking Late Nite Catechism has been running every season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts since 2000! Ruling her classroom with a razor-sharp wit, Sister teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed.

Each Late Nite performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.

Late Nite Catechism III: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Starring Patti Hannon
Written by Maripat Donovan With Marc Silvia
January 9 - April 1, 2017
Arizona’s favorite ruler-wielding nun, Sister, is back in the habit! In this popular sequel to the Late Nite Catechism comedies, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the Internet, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage, and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism
The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
December 9 - 18, 2016

In an unusually jolly mood, Sister, the tart-tongued, ruler-wielding nun, teaches her students the story of the Nativity and asks for their help to solve the greatest Christmas caper ever – who swiped the gold that those three wise men gave to Baby Jesus? Using the latest forensic technology and her uncanny ability to detect guilt, Sister creates an unforgettable living Nativity with her students to expose the culprit.

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