Viola Award Nominee ShowcaseThe Viola Award Nominee Showcase will celebrate and show the work of the many Viola Award nominees. Because the schedule at the Viola Awards Gala won’t allow for a full night of performance, this event gives the stage and time to Viola Award nominees to show their art.

The Orpheum Presents and Flagstaff Arts Council have teamed up to present this evening of music, performance, and art, showcasing the nominees of the 2015 Viola Awards. Featured performers are Tow’rs, Flagstaff Aerial Arts, Circus Bacchus and many more. There will be a Flagstaff premier showing of the short film, Sodium, featuring local actors. Additionally, there will be readings by nominated authors, and visual art shown by nominees.

The Showcase will be held at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Flagstaff on Sunday, March 1. Doors open at 5pm, show begins at 6pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Forty-two nominees were named as official Viola Award nominees in January. The winners will be announced at the Viola Awards Gala on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This event gives audiences a chance to see nominees’ work in action prior to the Gala event. Don’t miss it!