Press Release

July 18, 2014

New additions include Brad Garrett, Howie Mandel, Jo Dee Messina, Brian Stokes Mitchell, La Santa Cecilia, Wynonna and many more!

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has added more than 40 new events to its star-studded 2014–15 season. Tickets for the new additions will go on sale Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

The Center’s season will kick off Aug. 26 with country-music icon Wynonna & The Big Noise. Other musical events will feature Spanish guitar maestro Angel Romero with The Aeolus Quarteton Dec. 12, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in Simply Broadway on March 7, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn on March 13, and two concerts under the stars in Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater with country-music star Jo Dee Messina on April 3 and the acclaimed bluegrass band Dailey & Vincent on April 24.

Known for playing Ray Romano’s big brother on the hit sitcomEverybody Loves Raymond, Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Brad Garrett will perform his adults-only stand-up act on Nov. 15. Deal or No Deal host and America’s Got TalentjudgeHowie Mandel will give two stand-up performances on Jan. 10.

By popular demand, football legend Terry Bradshaw will perform an additional night of his autobiographical show America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde … A Life in Four Quarters on Jan. 22, and the national tour of Menopause The Musical will return for a week-long run beginning March 31.

Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak will present the live stage version of his hit online talk show on March 14, with a surprise guest to be announced. Other spoken-word events will include the ASU Center for Science & the Imagination’s ASU Science Fiction TV Dinner on Sept. 30 and Ignite Phoenix No. 17 on May 9.

The Brazilian Day Arizona festival will return on Sept. 6, and the Small Business Saturday Artists Market on Nov. 29. Arizona tribes will celebrate and share their culture at the Arizona Indian Festival on Jan. 29–31. Winner of the 2014 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album,” the red-hot L.A.-based band La Santa Cecilia will perform a free outdoor concert on March 1 as part of La Gran Fiesta: A Festival of Latin and Hispanic Cultures.

The Scottsdale International Film Festival will host its opening day and night screenings in the Virginia G. Piper Theater on Oct. 9. Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema sneak-preview film series will open on Jan. 13 and run through April 21. San Francisco Opera’s Grand Opera Cinema Series will return with four HD screenings: Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah on Jan. 21, Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia on Feb. 18, Verdi’s Rigoletto on March 18 and Boito’s Mefistofele on April 15.

Showcasing the talented faculty and students of the Arizona State University Herberger Institute School of Music, the ASU Concerts at the Center series will return with 14 performances from Oct. 27 through April 27 spanning classical to jazz and big band.

The Center will offer three school and family matinee performances: the Story Pirates Greatest Hits on Nov. 19 and dance companies Momix on March 20 and Noche Flamenca on April 24.

NEW SEASON GUIDE
All of the Center’s 2014–15 events are showcased in its newly published 45-page season guide, which may be viewed or downloaded through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org on July 19. Patrons also may request to receive a free printed copy of the guide by mail.

DISCOUNTED AND FREE TICKETS
As part of its ongoing commitment to making the arts accessible, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a range of ticket prices for every budget, as well as discounts for members and package and group sales. Thanks to the generous support of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. and Great American Title Agency, Inc., the Center is expanding its popular free-ticket program for veterans and students to include teachers. Audiences 29 years and under also enjoy 50-percent off tickets to selected events. Available events and eligibility requirements are available at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org.

ACCESSIBILITY
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, two blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

THE STORE
The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council. The Store’s unique selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax-free, and members receive a 10-percent discount. Gift-wrapping and shipping are also available. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: 480-874-4644.

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted by the Center each year serving approximately 250,000 participants and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and reputation as a vibrant arts destination. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach nearly 20,000 children and adults each year. Most events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art.

HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: 480-499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: 480-874-4694
Web: www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ScottsdalePerformingArts
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottsdaleArts
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/ScottsdaleArts
Email: info@sccarts.org
Fax: 480-874-4699