This Week at PVCC: December 4th, 2017



The Center for the Performing Arts Gallery at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to 

announce Tracing Absence: Work by Jessica Palomo. The artwork will be on view from November 2 - December 18, 2017. The reception is December 6, at 6:30pm. The reception is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The CPA Gallery is open and free to the public, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Parking is available on the NE side of the CPA.

Jessica Palomo’s work is a response to the grief of losing a loved one, a trauma that can overload and fracture the conscious mind, causing a shattered emotional state. Through abstraction and mark-making, she explores the dynamics of this ruptured reality that place identity and emotion in a liminal, ambiguous space.



PVCC Women's Chorus, Monday Jazz Combo and Composers/Improvisors Big Band

Monday, December 4th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.

PVCC Community Concert Band and Wednesday "Little" Big Band (Jazz)
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.

PVCC Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Ensemble
Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.



December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm; December 10th at 2:00pm.
Studio Theater/M‐East Building. $5 Admission.

Advanced Directing Student Shows: "More To Love"  
• "Quite A Stunner" written and directed by Joey Whelan.
• "The Open Door" written by Alfred Sutro and directed by Taylor McMurray.
• "Forsaken" written by Kitt Lavoie and directed by Jordyn Drake.

Click HERE to purchase tickets online



Sunday, December 10th, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace. Free Admission.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present a Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum, the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.

This Summer at PVCC: Summer Musical, Free Concerts & Music Workshops

Join us this summer for free concerts, music workshops & our summer musical!



Thursday, May 26th at 7:00pm, Free Admission
Center for the Performing Arts, Mainstage Theater

Featuring a presentation by PVCC graduate Jonathan Lucas (US Army 2004-2012), and musical performances by the Salt River Brass Quintet, PVCC music student Rachel Brown, and vocal soloists.
Donations will be accepted for the PVCC Veteran's Student Scholarship Fund.


hursday, June 2nd at 7:00pm, Free Admission
Aquila Hall Outdoor Stage, Black Mountain Campus
34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Featuring performances of small jazz ensemble music ranging from classic jazz standards to modern jazz.
Audience members are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm
June 7th - 30th, Free Admission, Family Friendly

Tuesday Nights

Drum and Dance Workshops featuring Brazilian Music
KSC 1000A (located in the center of campus)

Wednesday Nights

Music Technology Workshops focusing on techniques in Studio Recording, Audio Mixing, Electronic Music and more!
Center for the Performing Arts Computer Lab (CPA 120)

Thursday Nights

Singer/Songwriter Open Mic
Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Art Gallery
All styles of music, spoken word and poetry are encouraged.
Performers will need to sign up at 6:00pm to perform.


irty Rotten Scoundrels by Jeffery Lane and David Yazbek directed by Andrea Robertson. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, our summer musical takes us to the French Riviera for high jinx and hilarity. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson swindles women by waking their compassion about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them! Show Dates: June 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm and 19, 26 at 2:00pm.
$15 adults; $12 seniors/staff; $10 students/military; $8 children
*4 additional ticket fee at the door 1hour prior to performance.
Click HERE to purchase tickets online

Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College

18401 N. 32nd Street • Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: (602) 787‐7738

Summer Theatre Intensive

Summer Theatre Intensive - Monday June 6, 2016 @ 9AM
(June 6-23, Mon thru Thurs, 9:00am – 3:00pm)
Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ

Summer Theatre Intensive - Enjoy classes in the morning and rehearsal in the afternoon. Rotating topics may include: character development, improvisation, play-writing, prop making, stage combat, and many others. The rehearsal process will include: auditioning, blocking, learning lines, creating characters, and working/running the entire show. Each student is guaranteed a role in the production. Camp is open to students entering 6th through 9th grade in the Fall of 2016. The Studio Theatre is located in Building M-East.

Register here!

Student One Act Plays: A Night of Comedy and Tragedy

Each Fall semester in our Studio Theatre we have opportunities for our students to direct one act plays for first time directors, and full length plays for second-time directors. There is always a wonderful variety and even some original works written by the directors. 

Student One Act Plays | A Night of Comedy and Tragedy

Show dates: Nov. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm and 15 & 22 at 2:00pm.

All Tickets $5 | Studio Theater in Building M-East

1) Suicide Notes by Nicole Thompson is a story about a student, Cameron, who finds his name has been written into people's suicide notes blaming him for their deaths. This is also a story about how Cameron and his friends try to understand and cope with the situation. 

2) The Romancers by Edmond Rostandt. A Boy and a Girl... two disapproving Parents... a Wall and a Bandit. A Comedy Romance Fantastique. Directed by Ric Alpers. 

3) Shattered by Kristin Black is a one act play about the difficulties of facing trauma head on. It is a counseling session held between a counselor named Stephanie and a college student named Sara.


PVCC Theatre Auditions: The Outlaw Robin Hood

The Outlaw Robin Hood is an action-filled play about law and order in Medieval England with some of our favorite characters. In this version of the well-known tale of Robin hood heroic deeds are seen anew in Robin bedeviled with a dilemma; obey the law and see people suffer the worst evils of the feudal system or break the law and see injury and death to his people. The Outlaw Robin Hood is a modern play of ageless appeal, recommended for ages nine and older.

Roles Available: 20

Outlaws: Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlet, Will Stutely, David of Doncaster

Townspeople: Midge the Miller, Alice his wife, Adam his son, Arthur-A-Bland the Tanner, Grace his wife, Eadon the Innkeeper, Eleanor his daughter, Polly his other daughter

Court: Bishop of Herefore, Sheriff of Nottingham, Captain of Guards, Two Guards, The King, Sir Guy of Gisborne

Audition Date: August 26-27, 2015; 6-9pm

Callbacks: August 28th 2015; 6-9pm (be prepared to cold read and move)

Location: Studio Theater/M-East
18410 N. 32nd St
Phoenix AZ 85032

Casting protocol: Call 602-787-6595 to sign up for a 5 minute audition time slot

Headshot and resume: preferred but not required

Preparation: Be prepared to cold read

Rehearsals begin: The week of August 31st (evenings - Mondays through Fridays)

Performance dates: October 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th at 7:30pm
October 9th and 15th at 11:00am
October 11th and 18th at 2:00pm

All performers cast in the production are required to register for THP201AA Theatre Production Class (1 credit)

For more information contact (602) 787-6596. Directed by Craig Kosnik. Fight Director: Andrea Robertson.