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New York City Ballet promotes Gilbert dancer

By Amy Schrader Childhood dreams can come true.  Just ask Gilbert native Gabriella Domini. From the moment she saw the New York City Ballet perform “The Nutcracker” during a vacation with her family, the then 9-year-old...

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

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 effects and...
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Children’s theater performs ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale

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 talented youths ages...
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Sir Elton John’s ​epic tale ‘Aida’ at Hale stage

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...

San Tan Chorale to perform

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...

Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment

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...

Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage

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...
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On Stage for February

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, higleycenter.org HCT—Hale Centre Theatre 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert Tickets: 480-497-1181, haletheatrearisona.com MAC—Mesa Arts...

Harken to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Hale’s Wonderettes

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”...
“Sister Act” stars, from left, Gillian Elliot, Ryann Neubauer, Phoebe Koyabe and Lina Cappellano.

Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical

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...