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Center for the Performing Arts


Film Festival @ PVCC: And Paint The Sky (US, NR) with filmmaker Alan Tongret
6:30pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Free Admission

A Staged Reading of the New Drammatic Musical: The Ballad of Downtown Jake
7:30pm, Friday, March 21, 2014 • Free Admission- $5-$10 suggested donation (cash/check only)

Physical Bodies - PVCC Spring 2014 Dance Collection
7:30pm, April 25, 2014 and April 26, 2014 • Free Admission
Paradise Valley Community College Dance Program presents “Physical Bodies”, a collection of dance choreography celebrating the physicality of the body in motion.  “Physical Bodies” will feature three premier pieces by PVCC faculty, Crystal Lewis, Micaela Church and Sonia Valle.  The concert will also feature two guest dance companies, Axe Capoeira and Desert Dance Theatre, a local contemporary dance company whose works range from classical, comical, abstract and theatrical.  Join us for an exciting evening of dance featuring Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Belly Dance and more.

PVCC Jazz Combos Concert - Studio Theater/M-East Building
2:00pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014 • Free Admission

PVCC Jazz Ensembles Concert - CPA Mainstage
7:30pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Free Admission

PVCC Classical Ensembles Concert - CPA Mainstage
7:30pm, Thursday, May 1, 2014 • Free Admission

PVCC Battle of the Bands Winners Concert - CPA Mainstage
7:30pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 • Free Admission


LYSISTRATA by Aristophanes
Directed by Joe Flowers
April 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm and April 13, 19 at 2:00pm
$12 adults; $10 seniors/staff; $8 students/military; $6 children

The year was 411 B.C. and a civil war had been raging in Greece for over twenty years.  For Aristophanes that was long enough to start writing comedies about the war.  The story of Lysistrata is simple. Lysistrata is an Athenian woman who figures out a way to end the war with Sparta. She conspires with the women in both city/states and they all agree to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to sign a peace treaty. Then, to up the ante even further, the women seize control of the Acropolis, where the Athenian treasury is housed, thus cutting off funding for the war.  A bold statement on war given in a timeless comedy.

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Presented by AZDance Group
2:00pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014 • $12-$15 Admission

The concert features Jeffrey Polston, original founding member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, AZDance's outreach programs including Movement E-Motion (MEM) and their Children's and Apprentice companies and AZDance's professional dance roster from around the globe.  REJUVENATION highlights the choreography of Rennell, Person-Rennell, Ramseyer/Ahmad, Polston, Laveen/Kocklys and Newbury; seasoned and upcoming choreographers.  

The concert is perfect for the family, geared to entertain and integrate audience and artist with a Q/A session directly after. Further details online through or call 480.215.1916.  (AZDance Group is a non-profit 501c(3) organization which continues and expands due to the gracious sponsors, grants, fundraising efforts and ticket sales - consider donating to AZDance Group)

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032



Dr. Christopher Scinto, facility coordinator
M-East Building, Room 169
Office Phone: (602) 787-6686
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674

Gena Wade, box office coordinator
Office Phone: (602) 787-7738
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674

Erik Reid, technical director
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674

Karla Frederick, assistant technical director
Office Phone: (602) 787-7310
Office Fax: (602) 787-6674

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