Arts

‘The Little Mermaid’s’ Ariel to flip on the Hale Stage
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‘The Little Mermaid’s’ Ariel to flip on the Hale Stage

July 13th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Don Andrews Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert will be transformed into an underwater kingdom when it presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from July 7 through August 19. The production features fantastic costumes, special...
Children’s theater performs ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale
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Children’s theater performs ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale

June 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The East Valley Children’s Theatre is capping off its 20th anniversary season with a production of “OZ!”, the timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale. The show will run June 15-25 at the Mesa Arts Center, and feature 41...
Sir Elton John’s ​epic tale ‘Aida’ at Hale stage
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Sir Elton John’s ​epic tale ‘Aida’ at Hale stage

June 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Don Andrews The glittering musical tale of Nubian princess Aida runs at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert through July 1. The Broadway-style production by Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice is a modern retelling of Giuseppe...
San Tan Chorale to perform
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San Tan Chorale to perform

March 26th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The San Tan Orchestra is hosting a chamber concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at 440 S. Brett St. in Gilbert. Tickets are $20 and includes light dining. Seating is limited. Part of San Tan Community Performing Arts, the orchestra...
Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment
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Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment

March 17th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Brandon Jeffords saw the animated film “The Fox and the Hound” as an elementary school student, he was transfixed. It didn’t seem possible that his artwork may one day dance across the big...
Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage
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Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Submitted by Don Andrews A high-spirited musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” runs through April 1 at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert. A young ingénue from Kansas, a handsome beau, jazz age flappers and some comically devious...
On Stage for February
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On Stage for February

February 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
On stage venue index CCA—Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler Tickets: 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org HCPA—Higley Center for the Performing Arts 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert Tickets: 480-279-7194,...
Harken to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Hale’s Wonderettes
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Harken to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Hale’s Wonderettes

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring toe-tapping songs from the 1950s and 1960s, is showing at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert through April 18. The smash off-Broadway hit takes viewers to 1958, when a so-called “girl group”...
Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical
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Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical

January 27th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Starring Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier in an unconventional witness protection program, Maggie Smith as the stern but caring Mother Superior, a cast of colorful nuns and a soundtrack of dynamite oldies,...
Scores of young stars to take the stage in ‘Annie Jr.’
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Scores of young stars to take the stage in ‘Annie Jr.’

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
GSN NEWS STAFF It was 9:15 p.m. on a Friday and the studio was buzzing with excitement. Grade-school girls raced through the halls, packing up their dance bags, storing the prop brooms and buckets and singing bits and pieces of...