Performing Arts

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: Titus Andronicus

2019-01-09T20:24:31-07:00January 9th, 2019|Performing Arts, Viola Awards, Viola Awards 2019|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts Dawn Tucker, founder and Executive Director of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival directed William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus this past summer. Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival's rendition of Titus Andronicus from their summer 2018 festival continued their  tradition of cross-gender casting. This isn't unusual in Shakespearean plays. In every play [...]

Gavin Buckley & Dawn Tucker: Fool for Love

2019-01-09T20:18:53-07:00January 9th, 2019|Performing Arts, Viola Awards, Viola Awards 2019|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts Gavin Buckley and Dawn Tucker are finalists in the Excellence in Performing Arts category for their performances with FlagShakes in Sam Sheppard’s Fool for Love. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love is a relentless, no-holds-barred, doomed-from-the-start story of feuding lovers. Set in a dingy motel deep in [...]

NAU Lyric Theater: The Magic Flute

2019-01-09T20:18:09-07:00January 9th, 2019|Performing Arts, Viola Awards, Viola Awards 2019|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Performing Arts Mozart's enchanting opera, The Magic Flute, was performed by Northern Arizona University’s Lyric Theater in April 2018 at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is a story about a prince charged with rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night. It features a [...]

Dawn Tucker: The Merry Wives of Windsor

2019-01-01T05:30:28-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:30:30-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:30:35-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:33:05-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:33:07-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:33:07-07:00January 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

2019-01-01T05:33:09-07:00January 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 [...]

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