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Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 11:21 am | Updated: 1:48 pm, Fri Jul 5, 2013.

PCC Center for the Arts, located on West Campus, is dedicated to providing outstanding cultural enrichment opportunities for the college and the Tucson community. There is ample free, well-lit parking adjacent to the center. For more information call the box office at 520-206-6986.


PCC Theatre Arts

THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White. Directed by Mickey Nugent. October 2-13, in the Proscenium Theatre (Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: October 5. Tickets are $8 with discounts for groups of 10 or more. Families will love this courageous, moving story of love, friendship and triumph over a disability. Louis is a trumpeter swan born without the ability to make a sound. Deeply concerned for his son’s well being, Louis’ father steals a trumpet from a music store to give his son a voice. Louis goes out into the world searching for a way to pay back his father’s debts and through his many adventures he overcomes his fear of being different, makes new friends, discovers his talents and falls in love. Family Play Date, a free event for kids and their parents, is Saturday, September 28 at 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Learn more about The Trumpet of the Swan, mingle with the cast and enjoy fun activities, tasty treats and a short preview scene in the big theatre. Scout Theatre Adventure Night, for girl and boy scouts and their leaders is Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. The event includes discounted tickets, a stage tour, cast interaction and Q&A session after the play. (School matinee performances are also available for elementary and middle school groups beginning 10/2.)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth. November 14-24 in the Black Box Theatre (Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: November 21. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. In 1998 University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. The horrific event became a watershed moment in America. The play is a theatrical collage about the reaction of the town people, when in the spotlight of national media, rumors became myth in achingly soul-searching confusion. An open dialogue with the audience, cast and director will follow every performance.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Nancy Davis Booth and Dr. Mark Nelson. February 20-March 2 in the Proscenium Theatre (Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.) ASL interpreters: February 26. Tickets are $18 with discounts available. A heartwarming musical, set in a small Jewish village in 1905 Russia, revolves around the hardworking, but poor dairyman Tevye, the father of five daughters. He’s a big-hearted patriarch wishing to preserve his traditions and maintain his family while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1964 and ran for almost 10 years. The initial production won nine Tony Awards. Musical numbers include the memorable favorites Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sabbath Prayer, Miracle of Miracles, Do You Love Me?, and Sunrise, Sunset. Opening night, Thursday, February 20 features a Family Gala with contests, prizes and refreshments. (A school matinee performance is available 2/28.)

THE MOUSETRAP, a murder-mystery by Agatha Christie. Directed by Mickey Nugent. April 17–27 in the Black Box Theatre (Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.). ASL interpreters: April 24. Tickets are $15 with discounts available. Eight strangers are trapped together at a manor house in a snowstorm. One of them turns up dead. Who among them is the murderer and who will be the next victim? Christie’s clever and thoroughly entertaining story is a classic who-dunnit with an ingenious plot that engages the audience from start to satisfying finish. The Mousetrap had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in 1952 and is currently the longest running play in the world.


PCC Music

GOOD VIBRATIONS: Low Brass of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra – a guest recital. September 29 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.

THE POWER OF FIVE - a male quintet vocal recital featuring faculty Dr. Jonathan Ng, and guests Jose “Chach” Snook, Stephen Warner, Darryl King and Shawn Wilburn. October 6 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.

WIND ENSEMBLE Concerts – Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson featuring classics for full band, as well as small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. October 24, December 5, March 13 and May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

CHORALE & COLLEGE SINGERS Concerts – Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng featuring selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir. October 27 at 3 p.m., December 6 at 7:30 p.m., March 11 at 7:30 p.m., May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

JAZZ IMPROV COMBOS Concerts – Under the direction of Mike Kuhn featuring individual combos performing their own set of repertoire with music from early swing numbers through bebop, modern fusion and funk styles. November 25 and April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE Concerts – Under the direction of Mike Kuhn featuring jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style. December 3 and April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

ORCHESTRA Concerts - Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser featuring a repertoire for orchestra with high school/college students and community adults. December 7 and May 3, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP – Under the direction of Greg Guenther, featuring the integration of singing, acting and movement in scenes from popular musicals. December 11 and April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $6 with discounts available.

DR. JONATHAN NG TENOR – an annual faculty vocal recital. February 2, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Dr. Raymond Ryder – a solo piano faculty recital featuring transcriptions and sets of variations from the 18th through 21st centuries.  February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.

DR. MARK NELSON TUBA – an annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.

BEN MCCARTNEY CLASSICAL GUITAR– an annual faculty recital. April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets: $8 with discounts available.


PCC Dance

SIGNATURE SELECTIONS. Under the direction of Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner. A contemporary dance concert inspired by movement processes featuring faculty and student works. December 13-14, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $10 with discounts available. (A school matinee performance is available for elementary and middle school groups 12/13 at 10 a.m.)

DANCE FUSION. Under the direction of Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner. The performance melds various dance styles together in a melting pot of dance movements from classical to contemporary styles; intermingling ballet, modern, jazz and more! A vibrant blend of physicality, musicality and passion is demonstrated with innovative choreography and contrasting music. May 10-11, 2012, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets: $10 with discounts available.

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery (The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.)

FACULTY EXHIBIT: Mariana Carreras along with Joseph Dal Pra, Matthais Düwel, Patti Gardiner, Greg Loumeau, Barbara McLaughlin, Christina McNearney, Ann Simmons-Meyer, Michael Noland, Claire Park, Reinhard Pawlicki, Stephen Romaniello, Nancy Spaulding, Michael Stack, Hiro Tashima

September 3 – October 11

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m.

Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 5-7 p.m.

CONSTRUCT: Putting it Together featuring work by Tony Berlant, Ann Keuper, Joy Fox, Betty and Joe Harris, Joan Marum, Clark Truillo, Judy Miller, Marvin Shaver, Lloyd Schermer, Julie Sasse, Albert Kogel, David Adix, Joe Hatton, Ellen McMahon, Nick Georgiou

October 28 – December 13

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 6 at 2 p.m.

Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5–7 p.m.

Gallery closed Veterans’ Day 11/11, Thanksgiving 11/28-31.

MAGICAL REALISM: Gail Marcus-Orlen, Robert D. Cocke, Penny McElroy, Janet Prip

January 27  – March 14

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 12 at 2 p.m.

Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5–7 p.m.

Artist Lecture: Wednesday February 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Gail Marcus-Orlen, Penny McElroy and Janet Prip.

Gallery closed rodeo break 2/20-21.

ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED ART EXHIBITION

April 7 – May 9

Students from all the PCC campuses have the opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public. Reception & Visual Arts Award Ceremony: Wednesday, April 16, 1:30–3:30 p.m. with awards at 2 p.m.


PCC Events

SPRING FASHION SHOW – on the runway featuring student designs from the Fashion Design Department. May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre.

DIGITAL VIDEO AND FILM SCREENING - features film and video work from students in the beginning and advanced classes. May 19-20, at 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. (Free and open to the public.)

WRITERS’ WORKSHOP. May 22-25. Contact Meg Files for information. - mfiles@pima.edu


What: PCC Center for the Arts 2013-14 Season: “BRAVO!”

Where: PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709

When: September 2013 through May 2014

Open to the public: For performance tickets - purchase online at www.pima.edu/cfa. Tickets are available online beginning August 6. The box office opens for ticket sales August 27. Call 520-206-6986.

The gallery and all its programs are free, call 520-206-6942.

information: 520-206-6986 or 520-206-3062, centerforthearts@pima.edu, www.pima.edu/cfa

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