Performing Arts

Dawn Tucker: The Merry Wives of Windsor

January 7th, 2018|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presented Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” directed by Dawn Tucker in six performances that began July 21 2017.  Dawn directed the play using Shakespeare’s Original Staging Practices such as universal lighting, live music, direct audience address, and minimal design elements. For a [...]

Theatrikos: Avenue Q

January 7th, 2018|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts  Running throughout the month of August, local theater troop, Theatrikos presented the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q. Winning the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best    Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is a puppet-packed, adults only and hilariously funny look into the life of a [...]

Dark Sky Aerial: TILT

January 7th, 2018|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts Dark Sky Aerial, fresh off their Viola Award winning production of Opia, presented TILT in downtown Flagstaff last summer. In the ambitious and powerful ambulatory, theatre experience, aerial dancers soared off the walls of downtown buildings, were hoisted-on-high by a construction crane, and wove a tale of [...]

Janice ChenJu Chiang & Shawn Skabelund: Composition for Forests

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts Composition for Forests was a one-of-a-kind music and art installation concert performance by pianist Janice ChenJu Chiang and visual artist Shawn Skabelund. The production featured a piano concert by Chiang; she was surrounded by an art installation crafted by Skabelund. During the concert, attendees were [...]

Linda Sutera for August: Osage County

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cksaBAnMc4E Linda Sutera played Violet Weston in Theatrikos Theatre Company’s production of August: Osage County from July 29 through August 14, 2016, at the Doris Harper White Playhouse in Flagstaff. The cast featured thirteen local actors directed by Nancy Wonders. The script chronicles the saga [...]

Mother Road Trio: Album Release Concert

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQR0emnyy-o On October 1, 2016, Flagstaff band, the Mother Road Trio, presented their CD release party and concert for their debut album On Route 66 at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Here in Flagstaff, a popular stop along U.S. Route 66, also known as [...]

Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy: columbinus

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldyXVFoptc The Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) presented a production most high schools would never dare attempt. The play, columbinus, is based on the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, where 12 students and a teacher were shot and killed by [...]

NAU Theatre: Summer and Smoke

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqBITV9WXzQ NAU Department of Theatre produced Tennessee Williams’ 1948 drama Summer and Smoke at the Clifford White Theater from November 18 to December 4, 2016. The play was directed by Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy. Set among the immense heat and pressure of a Mississippi summer on the [...]

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Mahler

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wa6Sj2JG6g Mozart and Mahler was a concert performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra with guest artists on March 11, 2016. The concert was comprised of three scores: Mary Howe’s Stars, Mozart’s Concert for Two Pianos, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Guest pianists and identical twins [...]

Judith Cloud: Beethoven’s Slippers

January 5th, 2017|Performing Arts, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Performing Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkoXP64OisM Beethoven’s Slippers is a world premier monodrama by NAU faculty voice professor and composer Judith Cloud with a libretto by Santa fe artist and writer Douglas Atwill based on his short story of the same title. Beethoven's Slippers was staged in Ardrey Auditorium on November [...]

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