October 1, 2011

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Good Morning Arizona interviews Executive Director Matt Lehrman about Theatre, Music, Dance, Art, Festivals & Cultural Attractions. This week features:

1)    Cavalleria Rusticanna & Pagliacci: presented by Arizona Opera, October 7-9 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. This sizzling double bill starts Arizona Opera’s 41st season: Set in 19th century Sicily, four lovers double-cross each other more often than a gang of thieves. Also in Tucson tonight (October 1) and tomorrow (October 2).


2)    Youth Academy and Adult Programs: Scottsdale Artists’ School has programs for people of all ages and all skill levels.

-The Youth Academy includes: Inspiring Artists Saturdays (ages 6-14) every Saturday and Underground Art Club for Teens, every Thursday, through May 5.

-Adult Programs include: weekly classes and workshops, taught by professional artists who are also experienced instructors.

-There are “Absolute Beginner” courses available in drawing, painting, and sculpture. 


3)    12 Dancing Princesses: presented by East Valley Children’s Theatre at the Nestbitt/Elliott Playhouse in Mesa, through October 9. This is a funny and endearing show about what it means to be part of a family. How do 12 princesses wear out their shoes night after night? They never leave their room! Is it all a dream or is there magic in the air? Great for kids. Thursday-Sunday shows, and matinee shows for large groups of school-aged kids on Tuesday, October 4.


4)    The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: presented by Mesa Arts Center Theaters on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Direct from Beijing, this ensemble is a mystifying combination of martial arts, acrobatics and illusion.


**giveaway of a family four pack of tickets to the show, enter to win by subscribing to our “You’ve Got Shows!” emailing list found on the website, by Sunday evening at midnight, and don’t forget to include your address and phone number, so we can contact you!**



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