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2013-2014 Season On Sale!

      The time has finally come.  Chandler Center of the Arts 2013-2014 season is here! There are a variety of spectacular acts from The Moscow Festival Ballet, the classic bands like The Bee Gees and Queen, comedians like Yakov Smirnoff, fabulous singers like Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix and Debbie Reynolds, to the Zoppe Italian Family Circus. Come enjoy these shows and be apart of the fun and excitement of the Chandler community.

     Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see wonderful performances from all different genres, cultures, and backgrounds.

Jive Talkin’ Recreate & Present The Bee Gees
Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 7:30pm
Accompanied by a live String Section, the Bee Gees Greatest Hits are brought incredibly back to life!

Michael A. Pollack presents Blood, Sweat & Tears
Saturday, November 16, 2013 | 7:30pm
Major hit singles “You Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, “And When I Die”.

PRESENTED BY STEENA MURRAY
ZOPPE, An Italian Family Circus
December 26-Janaury 5, 2014
A one-ring circus featuring acrobatic feats, canine capers and equestrian showmanship.

Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 7:30pm
Dick Van Dyke will walk (and sing) us through his extraordinary 60 years in show business!

Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt Earp “The Sunset Years”
Starring Wyatt Earp and Terry Earp
Sunday, January 26, 2014 | 3pm
The play follows the sometimes turbulent times of the couple’s 47-year life together.

Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake
Friday, January 31, 2014 | 7:30pm
Odette yearns for freedom as she awaits Prince Siegfried’s declaration of love and her release from a swan’s body.

Jeanne Robertson, Humorist
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 7:30pm
Jeanne is a master story teller! In her down-home Southern drawl, she turns her personal experiences into funny stories that leave her audiences in stitches!

The Texas Tenors
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 7:30pm
A blend of Country, Classical, Gospel and Broadway filled with humor and cowboy charm!

River City Brass, “American Heroes”
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 3pm
RCB has a powerful repertoire of music from classical, pops, jazz and marches.   

Pat Metheny Unity Group
Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams & Giulio Carmassi
Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 7pm
2013 Grammy Award Winners for Best Instrumental Jazz Album!

Debbie Reynolds
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 7:30pm
An evening of nostalgic music and memories.

One Night Of Queen
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30pm
Gary Mullen brings Freddie Mercury back to life with “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Are the Champions”.

Branson’s Two-Time Comedian of the Year!
Yakov Smirnoff
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 7:30pm

The funny Russian-American philosopher brings us unique insights into life, family, and these United States.  “What A Country!”

SIRO-A
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 7:30pm
Often described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group, Siro-A perfectly fuse modern technology with mime, breath-taking optical illusions, movement and comedy all set to a pulsating electro beat.

Bella Gaia
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 7:30pm
Combines high fidelity imagery of the Earth from space, data, and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world.

Purchase Your Tickets Here!

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Spend Your Weekend With Us!

This week has been in the fast lane. Can you believe it’s almost the weekend? Neither can we, but boy are we excited. This weekend we have some great events in store for you.

First, on Saturday we will welcome Cesar Millan to our stage. Cesar will share his secrets on how to transform dogs and their owners for the better. Fans and dog lovers alike will be inspired by the simplicity of “Cesar’s Way” as he reveals that the secret to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions starts with transforming ourselves.

The following day, Sunday, prepare to be swept back in time to the Wild West. The great Wyatt Earp will share the story of  “The Doc Holliday.”  This is the story of the West’s most famous dentist. The setting is in a Denver Colorado jail cell, where Bat Masterson and Governor Frederick W. Pitkin have put Doc in protective custody for a few hours. This is after Doc and the Earps have left Arizona for Colorado. Unfortunately, for Doc, a few hours have turned into a few days. To say the least, Doc is not very happy about this. Out of boredom and frustration, Doc begins bantering with the other prisoners. You, the audience, are the other prisoners. Throughout the play you will hear the story of the man who went from, as Doc likes to put it, ‘from one who heals to one who keals’ (kills). Purchase your tickets here.

And since we are beyond excited for the following weekend, below is a quick peek at the Golden Dragon Acrobats coming to the Arts Center on February 2. The Golden Dragon Acrobats bring the best of a 2,500 year old tradition into the 21st century with stunning feats of acrobatic ability. Your jaw will drop. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Monday Mashup: Shows, shows and more shows.

I love showing rather than telling, and two of our shows this weekend can express themselves better than I could.

One of our patrons summed up Alpin Hong perfectly.

We’re happy that you’re happy.

 

And then, there was Ballroom with A Twist. I was expecting the dancers, but I didn’t know about the appearances of David Hernandez and Gina Glocksen, so I was surprised.

I took a bunch of video, but that would just take up space on the blog, so I’ve created a playlist here.

I wasn’t able to grab any video from Wyatt Earp, but I loved the show. Getting to hear about the early days of Arizona (especially as an Arizona native) made my day. If anyone has any pictures they’d like to share, throw them my way.

Phew, three shows, and that was just a weekend recap, so I’ll make this next one short. On Saturday night we’re hosting Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis as a part of their Grits and Glamour tour. I had not heard of Lorrie or Pam until last spring, and I’m ashamed of that. I like country as much as the next person, but there is just something about these two ladies that I can really connect to, and I enjoy listening to their music.

You can find out how to get tickets, as well as watch a video of them, here.


Weekend Preview: Good things come in fours

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.

 


Monday Mashup the Finale: Wyatt Earp

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.