Center for the Performing Arts
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RADIUM GIRLS (play) by DW Gregory. DIRECTED BY GARY ZARO
April 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th @ 7:30pm. April 19th, 26th @ 2:00pm. $4-$10 Admission.
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In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics. Directed by Gary Zaro.
AN EVENING OF FLAMENCO GUITAR WITH DANIEL WARD
Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm. Performance held in Studio Theater/M-East Building
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Daniel Ward is an accomplished musician, composer and educator, who has become one of the countries top clinicians and performers on the ‘ukulele circuit’. He is known for his command of Latin styles and teaches right hand techniques, adapting his style and knowledge from the classical and flamenco guitar. He has been a featured performer and workshop instructor at festivals across the country, including: Reno Ukulele festival, West Coast Ukulele retreat, Wine Country Ukulele Festival, San Diego Ukulele Festival, Port Townsend Ukulele festival, Albuquerque Ukulele festival and many More. With his wife, Heidi Swedberg, he has performed as an artist in residence at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix AZ, and performed at Children’s Music Festivals around the country, including concerts in Los Angeles, New York City, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and the Austin City Limits Festival. Heidi and Daniel we also featured performers at Music China in Shanghai in 2012.
As a guitarist, Daniel has toured the world playing flamenco guitar with Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra (1997-2000) as well as performing with the flamenco dance ensembles of Maria Benitez, Dance Espana, and Yjastros (1994-present), and 20 years playing rock-n-roll electric guitar for Celebrity Enterprises corporate entertainment (1994-present).
As a commissioned classical composer, Daniel has penned two string quartets for the Del Sol ensemble of San Francisco, and a four-hands piano piece. He has scored music for film, television and video.
In the field of recording he has won awards (Parent’s Choice NAPPA, NM Recording Arts, Fids and Kamalies) on both albums he collaborated with his wife and is a sought after producer and arranger. His own CD “After the Storm” is an award winning virtuosic performance of original compositions masterfully played on electric and flamenco guitar.
SPAMALOT (musical). DIRECTED BY ANDREA ROBERTSON
June 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th @ 7:30pm. June 21st and 28th @ 2:00pm.
$15 adults; $12 seniors/staff; $10 students/military; $8 children
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Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
UPCOMING SPRING 2015 EVENTS:
FESTIVAL OF TALES
April 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Free Admission.
SPRING DANCE COLLECTION
May 1st and 2nd at 7:30pm. Free Admission.
JAZZ BIG BAND CONCERT
May 6th at 7:30pm. Free Admission.
CLASSICAL ENSEMBLES CONCERT
May 6th at 7:30pm. Free Admission.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS AT PVCC - WINNERS' SHOWCASE
May 7th at 7:30pm. Free Admission.