The Sound of Music

We’re in for a grand treat this coming Wednesday February 19 — the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Dicus Auditorium in Ajo. What a wonderful opportunity to listen to some great music.

Conductor Albert-George SchramThe pops theme concert — “That’s Amore! with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra” — includes many favorite tunes like Moon River, The Pink Panther, William Tell Overture, The Godfather and more.

The guest conductor is Albert-George Schram.

TicketsTickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase your tickets at Ajo Copper News, Ajo District Chamber of Commerce and Shadow Ridge RV Resort. Students are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

P.S. There will be tasty treats available for purchase during the intermission. 🙂

Sponsored by the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts

1-Acts Behind the Scenes

The recent 1 Acts series of three plays presented by the Ajo Community Players were a great hit. A few weeks ago producer Sherri O’Hare shared some thoughts and photos as the plays were in rehearsal. Here are some more behind-the-scenes shots.

The stage is set at the Dicus Auditorium in Ajo, Arizona. It was a great night attended by more than 190 patrons and more students than we’ve ever had.

Click on a photo to see a larger view or to start the slide show.

ACT 1

Murder by Midnight, written by Jeff Goode and directed by Marla Von Ettenberg. Dick Piston, hotel detective, has his hands full untangling this noir mystery.

ACT 2

A Growing Problem, written by Jeanette Farr-Harkins and directed by Donna Owen. Helen and Frank have started a relationship and their love has been growing but so has one of Helen’s plants — and this may present some problems.

ACT 3

A Night Among the Dead — Or Are They? Directed by Jim Reiman. Two grave diggers reminisce about the days gone by but are soon interrupted …

The Curtain’s Going Up

Just a few more days and the curtain will go up on a great evening of three 1-act plays — performed by the talented members of the Ajo Community Players.

Want to know what plays are being performed? Check here.

You’ll find dates, times and ticket prices here.

Here are some of the preparations for opening night. Hope to see you there! 🙂

Vaudeville is Coming to Town

If you’re of a certain age you may remember vaudeville. And if you’re of another age, you might well ask, What the heck is that?

Vaudeville was very popular in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s to the early 1930s. It was what people enjoyed before movies, television, DVDs, Netflix and iPhones. It was live entertainment. It was fun. It was screwy. It was downright silly. Most of all it was entertaining

Vaudeville was the whole enchilada — comedians, dancers, magicians, trained animals, acrobats, singer, jugglers — anything and everything might appear on the theater stage right before your eyes.

And guess what? Vaudeville is alive and well in Ajo!

Even more amazing you could be part of this special and crazy evening. Do you recite poetry? Play an instrument? Sing? Act? Have a dog that does neat tricks? Well, drop down to the bottom of this post, fill out the form and join our very own Vaudeville 2014 show!

Vaudeville call for acts