If you weren’t able to make it out to Damn Yankees over the weekend, not only did you miss a hilarious show, but you missed the Youth Advisory Council’s “Art 4 Kidz” auction. The pieces and prizes were geared towards things that kids could use, but there were a few pieces that I bid on because they did a wonderful job of selecting prizes that appealed to everyone. Well done guys, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next year.
This weekend we don’t have any performances at the Center, but we do have rehearsals for Awesome 80s Prom, which kicks off next week. That means for the next week I’m walking around with a side ponytail and leg warmers that are so neon they make my eyes hurt. Oh yeah, it’s all 80s, all the time.
And lets not forget Spring Glee Camp is back! I’m about to head out to find out what songs their doing, and as always, I’ll post them so that proud moms, dads, grandparents and family can share the love.
This is probably one of our busiest weekends of the year, and we have so much to get through in today’s Weekend Preview
Ready. Set. Go.
– Tonight we’re starting it off with Alpin Hong at 8pm. Alpin is a classically trained pianist with a passion for education. He was kind enough to spend the entire week with students from CHS, fine tuning their music skills and then giving them an outlet to show off their skills at a performance with him this morning. When you come to his show tonight, expect to hear some classic and contemporary pieces, but also expect to hear what makes those pieces so unique and what the composure was trying to get across to the audience. Tickets are $15 and you won’t regret it.
– Just when you think it’s safe to sleep in on a Saturday morning, we’re coming at you bright and early with Awesome 80s Prom Auditions. We’re still looking for talent, so even if you haven’t acted before, or aren’t sure you can pull off a 1980s Valley Girl, you should still come down and give it a shot. Details are here, and if you miss me this afternoon (after 2pm) show up at the Center tomorrow at 10am and I’ll make it work. (Bring a head shot and resume, and prepare a monologue from a 1980s movie.)
– After auditions, we’re running straight into Ballroom With A Twist, and we’re bringing in our very own ballroom dancers before the show, so really you’re getting two performances for the price of one. If you don’t think you’re interested in dance, or aren’t a Dancing With The Stars fan, don’t worry. Not only will there be dancing, but we have a few extra perks tucked up our sleeve. You can snag tickets here, but make sure you do it quickly.
– Take a breath, but then dive back in on Sunday with Wyatt Earp: Life on the Frontier. This is one that I’ve been looking forward to for months. I love Arizona history and anything related to the O.K. Corral, so getting to see it told by a relative of Wyatt Earp is probably going to be the best to spend a Sunday afternoon. Tickets? Get them here.
Who needs sleep when you work at an arts center? Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to set up base camp and my sleeping bag.