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.
Seth MacFarlane is one talented guy. Sure, a lot of people have written him off for his “lowbrow” and “tasteless” sense of humor. But few modern performers have mastered such “lowbrow” comedy through everything from animation to feature film to songwriting to live performances. The one thing MacFarlane has yet to do is get in front of the camera and star in a movie. We all know that he’s a gifted voice-over actor, as seen in “Family Guy,” “Ted,” and “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (yeah, he played the guy in the containment suite believe it or not). Does voice-over acting transfer well to screen acting, though? In MacFarlane’s case, it does.
There’s still time to enjoy live music under the stars before it gets unbearably hot. Gilbert’s Concerts in the Park series will host Tequila Highway a country and classic rock band playing everything from Patsy Cline to Miranda Lambert, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 8 at the Freestone Park amphitheatre.
Desert Vista High School teacher Darlene Wedington-Clark is hitting all the right notes with her music students. One, in particular, is 14-year-old Timothy Newport. The freshman classical guitarist is not only excelling in the school’s strings program, He’s also taken up the violin. All of Wedington-Clark’s students are performing at a higher level, making beautiful music in the school’s Concert Strings Orchestra.
You can’t go shopping these days without seeing at least one little girl, tootling along behind her mother, humming songs from Disney’s “Frozen.” You could let it go, or you could tell her about Celtic Woman’s Emerald Tour, coming April 8 to ASU Gammage, where she’ll experience a singing, clogging, twirling performance of Irish world music that’ll send her dancing out the door.
At just 13, Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work.
The classic “South Pacific,” opening Friday at The Palms Theatre in Mesa, is considered by many as one of the finest musicals ever written, thanks in part to one of the most romantic scores of all time and the fact that it won all ten of the Tony Awards it was nominated for. See it March 6, and a portion of your ticket cost will benefit Mesa United Way.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.