Classical ballet, jazz, tap and other dance forms are set to instantly recognizable music from the movies in this family friendly performance from the students, ages 3 to adult, of Tempe’s 32-year-old Marilyn Bostic Ballet Centre.
Jessica Fong for Performance. Jessica is currently managing the annual Key Club Blood Drive, which she has done for the past three years. Over the years she has done an amazing job promoting this very important cause. Due to her outstanding leadership, Jessica has continually increased the number of students who participate on the planning committee and increased the number of students who donate blood. She devotes countless hours and effort to ensuring the success of this event, and deserves to be recognized for the remarkable work she has done.
See Arizona’s premier performing arts groups — Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony — perform on one stage during this gala fundraising event featuring excerpts from the “Barber of Seville,” “West Side Story” and “Schindler’s List.” While gala tickets, which include cocktails, the performance, dinner and dancing, are costly, performance-only tickets offer an affordable way to see all three groups perform simultaneously.
Did you know that only one of the actors in Childsplay’s current production of “The Cat in the Hat” has a cat? Debra Stevens, who plays Thing One, has a naughty cat. I found this out when I got to go backstage and interview the actors.
Each year, Ballet Arizona rings in the season with Ib Andersen’s “The Nutcracker,” when dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s score performed by The Phoenix Symphony.