The list of things that we’re thankful for at the Center goes on and on, and if I wrote a blog post about everything that we and I were thankful for, it would be a great blog post, but I’m not sure anyone would stick around and read it. So, I’ll keep it short and simple.
We’re thankful that Ballet Etudes is bringing back The Nutcracker for two weekend performances. The Nutcracker has always seemed like a holiday tradition and I’m happy that the Center is doing it’s part to keep the tradition alive. You can still snag tickets, but keep in mind that they are going fast.
We’re also thankful for our kids programs. We started with just a few week-long camps, but those have grown. Instead of one Glee Intensive camp for spring break, we’re offering two. So if you can’t make one, please don’t count us out, or think of this as a way to have even more fun on a spring break.
Plus, the Glee Camps have been such a success, that we’re now offering a longer workshop for all the young actors that way to get some extra experience. It runs once a week from January until April, and the students will get the training they need to improve their skills.
We’re also thankful for Zoppé Parties. I might just make up an excuse so I can have a party with a (non-creepy) circus.
This last one is a personal one, but I’m thankful for you. At first, I felt like a weirdo because I was blogging but I wasn’t sure if anyone was listening, but then you showed that you were. I started getting comments in real life about things that I was blogging about, and I had a few people quietly nudge me when they felt that I wasn’t blogging enough.
You rock. Thanks for listening to me and making me feel like I’m not a weirdo. I owe you a hug and/or high-five the next time we run into each other.
In less than a month, a performance we’ve been looking forward to for months will finally be here.
It’s safe to say that pretty much everyone is excited about Zoppé, and with good reason. It’s not a modern circus (with clowns that freak me out) but an old world circus with characters that you can relate to. We have people who come every year, and buy their tickets the first day they go on sale.
This year, we’re going to try something fun. We want people with December and January birthdays to stop feeling like their birthdays get lost in the hubbub of the holidays, so we’re going to let you have your birthday party at Chandler Center for the Arts before a Zoppé show.
Don’t have a December or January birthday? Not a problem! You can have any party that your heart desires at CCA and catch Zoppé afterwards. We’re equal opportunity partiers.
My brother’s birthday is right before Christmas, and I know it’s never fun to have your birthday overshadowed by a holiday, so this year make your birthday stand out. Besides, nothing beats a birthday party with a circus. Your move, Santa.
Here’s how it works. Zoppé is here from December 29-January 7th, and we have space for several parties during that time, both on the weekend and during the week. We provide table and chairs, you just need to bring your food, supplies and people! You get an hour and 45 minutes (1:45:00) to set up, party down and clean up.*
So gather 20 (or more!) of your closest friends, family and that one guy that you sort of know but want to make a good impression on and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 480-782-2689 and I’ll hook you up!
(*Why 1:45:00? Because we don’t want you to miss the pre-show that starts 15 minutes before the actual circus performance!)