Arts Education Showcase
Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The annual Arts Education Showcase shines the spotlight on the accomplishments and creativity of students in Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach programs. Highlights will include art exhibitions; artist demonstrations; live performances of spoken word, dance, jazz and theater; and hands-on activities. Please join us for this art-filled evening celebration of inspiring teachers and visionary students.
Detour Company Theatre
The Addams Family: A New Musical
Friday, June 2, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m.
Free Admission (Donations Welcome; Limited Seating; First-Come, First-Served)
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The cast of Detour Company Theatre, comprised of adults with developmental and other challenges, including deafness, blindness and autism, embrace the magic of musical theater. Visit DetourCompanyTheatre.org for more information.
Founded in 2000, the nonprofit Detour Company Theatre provides quality and authentic arts education and performance opportunities for adults with developmental and other challenges – including deafness, blindness and autism – through the magic and miracle of theater.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
All performances are audio described and ASL interpreted.
Credits: book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa; based on characters created by Charles Addams; originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.
OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures
March 26, 2017, Noon – 4 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
An educating and entertaining afternoon celebrating the cultures of France and Arizona. Enjoy live music, interactive workshops, arts and crafts, hands-on family activities, a French market, food and more.
A Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities
2017 Date to be Announced Soon
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Free; registration required
This annual half-day field trip offers a safe, friendly environment for elementary-aged children with various disabilities to create art in a fun and festive outdoor setting.
Program contact: LeslieH@ScottsdaleArts.org
Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Benefit Sale
2017 Date to be Announced Soon
Scottsdale Community College Student Center Cafeteria
In partnership with Vista del Camino Food Bank, Scottsdale Community College, City of Scottsdale agencies and Scottsdale Unified School District, this event raises funds to fight hunger in our community through the sale of handcrafted bowls created by local community artisans and youth. All proceeds are donated to Vista del Camino Social Services, which provides a variety of assistance for Scottsdale residents to meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, and to relieve economic and emotional stress.
Program contact: TammyH@ScottdaleArts.org