Heads up: Community News

Musical Theatre of Anthem announces upcoming auditions and audition workshops for the following productions:

 Elf the Musical JR (a no-cut production for ages 6-18 yrs.):

  • Audition Preparation Workshop: Oct. 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
  • General Auditions: Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
  • Performances: Dec. 7-10

 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a play with music for ages 11 yrs.-adult (no-cut production for ages 11-19 yrs.):

  • Audition Preparation Workshop: Oct. 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.
  • General Auditions: Oct. 21-22 at 1 p.m.
  • Performances Nov. 30-Dec. 3

 For more information, visit musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

Celebrate American Explorers from Lewis & Clark to Modern Astronauts with ProMusica Arizona

Discover: The Spirit of American Explorers, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra’s exciting first concert of the season, pays tribute to the achievements of American explorers from the first adventurous souls who pushed westward across the continent to modern-day space travelers. Seamen, aviators, Northern explorers, pioneers, and cowboys – all will be celebrated in this season-opener!

The world premiere of A World without Boundaries, a newly commissioned piece by Dr. Timothy Michael Powell, commemorating the U.S. space program and the people who made outer space exploration a reality will be performed. Music will be set to the inspirational words of astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong; educator and citizen astronaut Christa McAuliffe; and Scottish-American explorer, naturalist, and poet John Muir.

ProMusica Arizona will also perform Suite for Sacagawea, which pays tribute to Lewis and Clark’s Native American interpreter/guide who contributed so much to their exploration. This piece was written by Arizona composer Craig Bohmler who thrilled local audiences with his opera Riders of the Purple Sage. Among other notable pieces, the orchestra will play music from Apollo 13 and Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.

Dates and venues include:

  •  Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 39808 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.
  •  Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85373

 For information, visit pmaz.org