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Q & A: A Conversation with the Composer and Librettist of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Show, “Silent Night”

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This weekend, the Arizona Opera will welcome to its stage “Silent Night”– a Pulitzer Prize-winning performance that tells the tale of the Christmas Eve cease-fire that was negotiated across the battlegrounds of World War I in 1914. During this evening, a reported 100,000 French, British and German troops laid down their weapons in an effort to acknowledge each...

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Romance Through Dance: The Firebird and La Sylphide at Ballet Arizona

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Ballet Arizona debuts two swoon-worthy performances on its stage at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, with live music by The Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona brings together the completely new production, The Firebird, paired with one of the most stunning classics, La Sylphide.

The story of The Firebird stems from a classic Russian tale, though artistic director Ib Andersen’s rendition reimagines the story using a futuristic lens that explores love, fantasy and escapism. The production features jaw-dropping couture costumes created by...

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Behind the Scenes: Arizona Opera Prepares for Pulitzer Prize-Winner “Silent Night”

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Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Keidel of Off Madison Avenue.

Anyone who has had the privilege of working in theater understands that the preparation and pre-production stages of a show often require just as much energy and attention-to-detail as the actual performance.

Whether it’s constructing towering sets, painting intricately-detailed props, rehearsing performances, developing fresh compositions or designing accurate, eye-catching costumes, the process of putting on a theater production requires a unique commitment to the creative process and an...

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Phoenix Theatre’s Fun Home Gives Drama Students Tools to Learn

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Not only is Phoenix Theatre bringing five-time Tony® Award-winning musical Fun Home to the stage, the company is inviting local drama students to participate in a special outreach program to enhance their hands-on experience with theatre. It’s part of Phoenix Theatre’s ongoing commitment to educate and inspire budding dramatic artists.

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Ballet Arizona Kicks Off Season with Daring New Moves

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Photo courtesy of Ballet Arizona.

As Ballet Arizona prepares for a busy upcoming season, the company both surprised and delighted longtime lovers of ballet with their season opener, New Moves—which proved to offer a refreshing take on an otherwise traditional sport.

New Moves pushed the limitations on ballet and challenged even the most acclaimed choreographers with innovative and daring dances. The routines were inspired by the vibrant sounds of Rio and were paired with the exotic and effervescent colors associated with Brazilian culture.

Tony Award winner, Justin Peck, who has served as the resident...

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