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Posts Tagged ‘Arizona youth theater’

“Peter and the Starcatcher” pools talent from three Valley schools

A new play opening Thursday, April 14 is showcasing more than just local talent. It’s a nod to the future of collaboration in public school districts. “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a product of the new North Valley Arts Academies in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, is a celebration of firsts. NVAA is one of […]

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It’s awards season for Arizona youth theaters

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Awards season for Arizona youth theaters is a chance for families of children and teens involved with theater to celebrate their accomplishments. It’s also a way for performers, people working behind the scenes and community members to reaffirm the role of youth theater in helping young people develop confidence, creativity and teamwork. Recently, National Youth […]

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Youth perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Today’s modern girls wear Beats headphones and flip flops. But long-waisted dresses, felt hats and dangling pearls were all the rage during the early ’20s. “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which earned the 2002 Tony Award for best musical, imagines life for a young girl who leaves small-town Kansas for the bright lights of Manhattan. Convinced by […]

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Glendale youth theater travels to Narnia

Nearly three dozen actors ages 6 to 16 are hoping Valley families will join their travels to the fictional land of Narnia created by C.S. Lewis, who was born in Belfast near the end of the 19th century. His “Chronicles of Narnia,” a series of seven fantasy novels, is among the world’s best-selling literature for youth. Before there […]

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Disney shows headed to Valley stages

I’ll never forget seeing Disney films like “Bambi” and “Dumbo” on the big screen as a child. My favorite film memories still include watching Mickey Mouse battle rising waters in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Disney’s “Fantasia.” But parents who grew up watching Disney stories unfold on movie or television screens have another option for […]

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Musical “13” explores tween issues

Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale is performing the musical “13” through Sunday, Sept. 16. It’s a playful show featuring profound observations about the perils of pursuing popularity at all costs. The lead character, a boy named Evan, moves with his mom from New York City to the Midwest after his parents divorce — and the timing couldn’t […]

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Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.

Plenty of parents who grews up during the ’70s remember watching “Schoolhouse Rock” episodes on TV. “Schoolhouse Rock” rolled out in several series, each featuring a different subject children studied in school — including math, grammar, science and government. A musical called “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” that’s based on the idea by David McCall and the television […]

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Theater by and for youth

Enjoy a “Village of Idiots” without turning on cable news. Travel “Once Upon as Island” without leaving the desert. And ease on down the road with “The Wiz” without all that nasty road rage. It’s all coming soon to Valley stages.

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