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Actor  turned playwright debuts first work
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Actor turned playwright debuts first work

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF M. Tanner Morris is the kind of theater buff who looks at it from a variety of angles. When he was 15, the Mesa man, then a freshman at Red Mountain High School, joined the East Valley Children’s theatre,...
Flotsam and Jetsam rolls into EV tonight
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Flotsam and Jetsam rolls into EV tonight

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer Flotsam and Jetsam have performed around the world, but nothing feels like a hometown show. “We always get a warm welcome when we return to the Valley,” said guitarist Michael Gilbert...
Hale Theatre hawking ‘Newsies’ this month
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Hale Theatre hawking ‘Newsies’ this month

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF You don’t have to read all about it this month at the Hale Theatre, but rather watch a musical based on the kids who used to yell that request on city streets just before the 20th century began. Through...
Before wedding bells ring, check out bridal show
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Before wedding bells ring, check out bridal show

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Back east, June is the month for wedding bells. But here in Arizona, it’s the month to plan on ringing them when temperatures cool down. That’s why the Arizona Bridal Show is being held June 2. “We...
Vision Gallery pulls out oldies but goodies
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Vision Gallery pulls out oldies but goodies

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Diverse artistic treasures have come out of storage and are taking the spotlight at Vision Gallery this summer. Paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and other multi-media work a variety of...
Nonprofit teaches theater’s craft, business sides
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Nonprofit teaches theater’s craft, business sides

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By SRIANTHI PERERA Contributor After four years of acting, 17-year-old Drew McCallum realized that it’s her life passion. Then she joined Actors Youth Theatre, where she began to earn more than her acting chops. The Gilbert...
Busy stage doesn’t needle costume designer
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Busy stage doesn’t needle costume designer

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor After completing their degrees in fashion design, most of Tia Hawkes’ colleagues at Mesa Community College made a beeline to high-fashion centers such as New York and Los Angeles. She opted for...
Big acts help Chandler Center mark 30 years
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Big acts help Chandler Center mark 30 years

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer Chandler Center for the Arts general manager Michelle Mac Lennan is living out her dreams with the venue’s 30th anniversary season. It kicks off with Melissa Etheridge on July 13, and...
Like dance? Lots of it this month in Chandler
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Like dance? Lots of it this month in Chandler

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor This month is a great time to catch young dancers spinning, leaping and bringing life to the stage at Chandler Center for the Arts. Several Chandler and other local dance studios with students as...
Longtime singer to head Chandler Children’s Choir
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Longtime singer to head Chandler Children’s Choir

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A Wisconsin native and former high school choral director who toured the Baltics as a teenager is eager to help young singers when she takes the reins as the new director of Chandler Children’s...