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.
I’m dead serious when I say Wyatt Earp is coming here on Sunday.
Wyatt Earp the lawman who gained fame and notoriety from the Tombstone shootout at the O.K. Corral died, and unfortunately we couldn’t get his ghost to sign a contract to perform here.
So we got his descendent, also named Wyatt Earp, to stop by on Sunday and give our audiences a look at what life was like back in the days of Wyatt Earp v. 1.0.
Wyatt Earp v. 2.0 will perform a one man show about life on the frontier, and also give us a glimpse at the Wyatt Earp v. 1.o that he didn’t show for the world to see.
Growing up in Arizona, I can remember reenacting the shootout at the O.K. Corral for school plays, parades and just for fun,* so I can’t wait to see someone who actually gets paid to do something that cool.
Oh, and he’s asked me (shouted, more like) to say that he’s coming on Sunday at 3pm, and he’s bringing a something special.
*I was always cast as Doc Holliday. I still don’t know how I feel about that.
*And no, I will not be your Huckleberry. I had one guy ask me that and I had to give him the Ice-Queen-Death-Stare-Crazy-Eye until he left.