Press Release

October 19, 2017


Late Nite Catechism

Starring Patti Hannon

Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan

January 5 – March 23, 2018
Performed Weekly, Fridays, 8 p.m.

Friday, January 5

Friday, January 12

Friday, January 19

Friday January 26

Friday February 2

Friday February 9

Friday, February 16

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 2

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 16

Friday, March 23

Tickets: $39 (M $31)

Spontaneous, clever and outrageously fun, the record-breaking Late Nite Catechism has been running every season at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts since 2000. Ruling her classroom with a razor-sharp wit, Sister teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed.

Each Late Nite performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.

Supporting Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Salt River


Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us PartStarring Patti HannonWritten by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia

January 6 – March 24, 2018

Tickets: $39 (M $31)

Performed Weekly, Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 6Saturday, January 13
Saturday, January 20
Saturday, January 27
Saturday, February 3
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 3
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 17
Saturday, March 24

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
Arizona’s favorite ruler-wielding nun, Sister, is back in the habit. In this popular sequel to the Late Nite Catechism comedies, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the Internet, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game.

Supporting Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Salt River


Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us PartStarring Patti HannonWritten by Maripat Donovan with Marc Silvia

January 6 – March 24, 2018

Tickets: $39 (M $31)

Performed Weekly, Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 6

Saturday, January 13

Saturday, January 20

Saturday, January 27

Saturday, February 3

Saturday, February 10

Saturday, February 17

Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 3

Saturday, March 10

Saturday, March 17

Saturday, March 24

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2
Arizona’s favorite ruler-wielding nun, Sister, is back in the habit. In this popular sequel to the Late Nite Catechism comedies, Sister offers up the latest dogma fresh off the Internet, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous version of The Newlywed Game.

Supporting Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott Salt River


The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires

Saturday, January 6, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $69 (M $61) / $49 / $39

Patrons 29 and under, 50 percent off.

Tango master German Cornejo leads this internationally renowned troupe, which features an outstanding cast of World Tango Champions and the best dancers from the greatest tango houses in Buenos Aires. Tango Fire encompasses and defines all that is Argentine tango with virtuoso dancing that sizzles with sensuality accompanied by the unforgettable music and song of tango legends like Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel. This exhilarating show combines the rawness and sophistication of tango with its seductive and sultry side, evoking the intoxicating passion of late-night Buenos Aires.

Signature Sponsors: Joan and Charles Berry

Supporting Sponsor: Hyatt House Scottsdale


Virginia G. Piper Concert Series

Emanuel Ax

Sunday, January 7, 4 p.m.
Tickets: $69 (M $61) / $49 / $29
Patrons 29 and under, 50 percent off.

Renowned for his lyrical temperament, unsurpassed virtuosity and the exceptional breadth of his performing activity, Grammy®Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax regularly appears with major symphony orchestras worldwide and in recital in the most celebrated concert halls.

Program:

Mozart: Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533/494
Liszt: Tre Sonetti del Petrarca
Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
Intermission

Beethoven:

Andante Favori in F, WoO 57
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”

Classical music concerts at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts are supported in part by the Dayton Fowler Grafman Endowment for Classical Music.

Presenting Sponsors: Linda and Alan Englander


Scottsdale Arts Presents

Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great?®

Dvorak’s American Quartet

Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix
Tickets: $53.50 / $48.50 / $38.50

Through his entertaining concert presentations, commentaries on NPR’s Performance Today and PBS NewsHour, books and CDs, Rob Kapilow brings the joy and wonder of classical music — and unravels some of its mysteries — to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Antonín Dvořák spent three highly significant years in America from 1892 to 1895, during which he wrote some of his greatest music, including the New World Symphony, the Cello Concerto and the American String Quartet. But in what way is the American Quartet American? How did America and American music influence Dvořák? Join Rob Kapilow and talented young artists from the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles for an exploration and performance of one of the most popular and joyful works of chamber music ever written.

Signature Sponsors: Linda and Alan Englander


Close Encounters With Music

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Renana Gutman, piano | Peter Zazofsky, violin

Danielle Talamantes, soprano | Yehuda Hanani, cello

Wednesday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.

$39 (M $31) / $29 / $19

Free for eligible veterans, students and teachers. Patrons 29 and under, 50 percent off.

Close Encounters With Music is an enriching concert experience that brings together sublime chamber music, distinguished performers and insightful commentary. Artistic Director and cellist Yehuda Hanani introduces each program from the stage, placing the composers’ works and their times in perspective.

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman celebrates the approaching centennial of women’s suffrage: Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Marianna Martinez, Ethel Smyth, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach and Augusta Holmès move from footnotes to forces in the annals of classical music as women gain the vote and their artistic voices.

Signature Sponsors: Anita and Sergio Baranovsky; Naomi Caras-Miller and Alvin Miller; Linda and Alan Englander; Deborah and Richard Felder; Barbara Koval; Andrea Yablon


Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great?®

You’re the Top: The Songs of Cole Porter

Thursday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $49 (M $41) / $39 / $29
Free for eligible veterans, students and teachers. Patrons 29 and under, 50 percent off.

Staggeringly wealthy, prodigiously gifted, yet with a shadow side the public knew little about, Cole Porter pushed the envelope of respectability and morality in the music and lyrics of his iconic songs like “You’re the Top,” “All Through the Night,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Night and Day” and “From This Moment On.” Join Rob Kapilow and singers for a thrilling exploration, examination and performance of the music and lyrics of one of Broadway’s greatest and most tragic geniuses.

Signature Sponsors: Linda and Alan Englander


Scottsdale Arts Presents

Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass

Saturday, January 20, 8 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

$69 / $59 / $49 / $29

Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music and video, Glass delivers a talk, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.


Keyboard Conversations® With Jeffrey Siegel

Virtuoso Variations

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.

$49 (M $41) / $39 / $29
Free for eligible veterans, students and teachers. Patrons 29 and under, 50 percent off.

Returning for his 39th season in Scottsdale, acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel makes the joy of music accessible to audiences of all ages. His brilliantly engaging concerts with commentary combine captivating remarks with world-class performances of masterpieces of the piano repertoire – and conclude with a fast-paced Q-and-A session.

Virtuoso Variations features spellbinding variations on famous melodies, including music of Chopin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Liszt.

Presenting Sponsors: Joan and David Goldfarb


Mark Cortale Presents

Broadway @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Kelli O’Hara

Featuring Seth Rudetsky as Pianist and Host

Saturday, January 27, 8 p.m.

$89 (M $81) / $69 / $59

Mark Cortale’s Broadway @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts series showcases some of Broadway’s brightest stars in the Center’s Virginia G. Piper Theater. Hosted by multi-talented pianist and comedian Seth Rudetsky, these cabaret-style concerts mix popular songs with candid showbiz stories.

Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her a Tony Award for “Best Leading Actress in a Musical.”

Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s On Broadway, as well as the host of Seth Speaks on SiriusXM Stars. He has played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows, including RagtimeLes Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, among many others.

Premier Series Sponsors: Lee and Peter Larson

Presenting Series Sponsors: Linda and Sherman Saperstein

Signature Sponsors: Jacqueline Schenkein and Michael Schwimmer


Scottsdale Arts Presents

The Manhattan Transfer

Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

$79 / $59 / $49 / $39

One of the most innovative vocal groups in the history of popular music, The Manhattan Transfer has achieved worldwide sales in the millions, Grammy® Awards by the dozen and countless sold-out international tours.

The Manhattan Transfer’s release of its self-titled debut in 1975 marked the beginning of a constant stream of hit songs that would find an enthusiastic audience worldwide, from its first, the remake of the Friendly Brothers gospel classic, “Operator,” to the Weather Report song “Birdland,” which would become the group’s anthem and earn its first two Grammys. Among its many other hits are “Route 66,” “Boy From New York City” and “Chanson D’Amour.”


SCOTTSDALE ARTS
Through its partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 400,000 participants annually.

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of artists and genres, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of music, dance, theater, comedy and film from around the world.

LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. 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.

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 also available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/visit/accessibility/ or contact the Member and Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

TICKET DISCOUNTS
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for Scottsdale Arts members at the Friends level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. The Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students, teachers and active-duty military and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/visit/tickets-discounts/ or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

THE STORE
The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. 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.

HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

480-499-TKTS (8587)

MEDIA: For interviews, digital photographs or additional information please contact:

Tina May
Senior Communications Specialist

Scottsdale Arts
Email: TinaM@ScottsdaleArts.org

Phone: 480-874-4663