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Center for the Performing Arts


Saturday, February 20th at 7:30pm. Free Admission

Details about the event, performances and visual art installations will be updated in January 2016.

February 26, 27, March 4, 5 at 7:30pm, and February 28 and March 6  at 2:00pm.
General Admission Tickets $6-12. Studio Theater in Building M-East
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Murder, incest, betrayal, infanticide, cannibalism and happy ever after?  Our spring semester begins with The Secret in the Wings in our Studio Theatre.  The show adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against Zimmerman’s signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, all interwoven in to a larger tale that will surprise you with its ending.

LET'S DO IT - AN EVENING AT THE OPERA, present by the Phoenix Opera
February 27th at 7:30pm. General Admission Tickets $8-15. Center for the Performing Arts
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"Let's Do It" - Phoenix Opera presents an evening in celebration of Valentine's Day.  Love songs from contemporary Broadway theater to Romantic Opera!  One night only!


Desperado LGBT Film Festival, January 29-31, 2016

Additional Spring 2016 Events will be updated in January 2016.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
The Page Turner (France, R; 85 min.)

As a child, Mélanie shows great promise as a pianist. As she auditions for a music scholarship, one of the judges, Ariane (Catherine Frot), causes a disruption that throws off the girl's playing. Mélanie locks her piano and does not play again. As a grown woman, Mélanie (Déborah François) sets in motion a long-awaited and elaborate plan for revenge, beginning with obtaining a position as Ariane's assistant.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Il Postino (Italy, PG; 108 min.)

When exiled Cuban poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) arrives on a tiny Italian isle, there's so much new mail that Mario (Massimo Troisi), an unemployed, uneducated layabout, is hired as a postman. His job is simply to deliver Neruda's daily mail. Mario soon becomes a student of the poet, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) and tell about the struggles of the working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman turns into a changed man.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Strictly Ballroom (Australia, PG; 94 min.)

A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission
Moliére (France, PG-13; 120 min.)

In 17th-century France, playwright and actor Molière (Romain Duris) has his debts paid off by Monsieur Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini), freeing him from debtors prison. In return, Jourdain asks for acting lessons so he can win the heart of the beautiful widow Célimène (Ludivine Sagnier) by performing a short play for her. Presented to Jourdain's family as the priest Tartuffe, Molière begins to fall in love with Monsieur Jourdain's disregarded wife, Elmire (Laura Morante).

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Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
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Dr. Christopher Scinto, facility coordinator
M-East Building, Room 169
Office Phone: (602) 787-6686
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674

Gena Wade, box office coordinator
Office Phone: (602) 787-7738
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Erik Reid, technical director
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
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Karla Frederick, assistant technical director
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
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