Here: ACT hosting auditions for Teen Board

Auditions for the Teen Board, Pre-Teen and Children's Board will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Ahwatukee Children's Theatre, 5051 E. Elliot Road.

Sixty boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18 are needed. Those selected will be ambassadors of their communities and Chandler Fashion Center. The program is a 10-month commitment made up of fashion shows, theatrical merchandising, mall marketing events and community outreach initiatives, monthly workshops and training and the privilege to represent their peers. At the end of the program, three members will be awarded mall gift cards.

For full details and an application, visit

Near: The Grinch kicks off Christmas season early

The star of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is making a special trip to the Valley on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6 and 7, to kick off the Christmas season early. He will be spreading the Christmas spirit in August before the rest of Whoville arrives Nov. 17 to 21 with the critically acclaimed Broadway production at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium.

Attendees at these special events will have a chance to meet the Grinch, win free tickets and receive special offers to buy tickets to the show before the general public.

The Grinch's first appearance will be at Chandler Fashion Center on Friday, Aug. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gap Wing, near the Food Court. Then from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening the Grinch will be a part of the Arizona Grand Resort Island Nights event.

On Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Grinch will make a stop at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.

For more information on the Grinch's visit, go to

Tickets to Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at ASU Gammage will go on sale Aug. 9 at or by calling 1-800-982-ARTS (2787). ASU Gammage is located on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe at Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard.



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