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Herbert Paine

Herbert Paine Herb Paine is President of Paine Consulting Services, now in its twenty-sixth year of operation, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, turnaround management, mergers, and governance. He is a nationally recognized expert on all aspects of nonprofit organization management and has consulted extensively with arts and cultural organizations on strategic positioning and branding. For more, visit http://www.UpYourNonprofit.com.
His social and political commentaries are aired monthly on KJZZ/91.5 FM, NPR’s Phoenix affiliate. Herb’s most recent acting credits include roles as Sgt. Jeff Pugliese in the National Geographic Channel’s April 2014 docudrama "Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers;" the King of France/Chaudron the forger/Ser Piero, DaVinci's father in Theater Works' "Finding Mona Lisa;" Inspector LeStrade in Fountain Hills Theater’s "Sherlock’s Last Case;" and Berry Bernard in the short film "Living Will."
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BWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good FunBWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good Fun
Posted: Apr. 11, 2015


BWW Reviews: CUCKOO'S NEST Offers A Light at the End of Repression's TunnelBWW Reviews: CUCKOO'S NEST Offers A Light at the End of Repression's Tunnel
Posted: Apr. 6, 2015


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BWW Reviews: PETER PAN is Enchanting! Arizona Broadway Theatre's Production is a Triumph! Errigo is Amazing!BWW Reviews: PETER PAN is Enchanting!
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent! Thus, A Bouquet of Bravos!BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent!
Posted: Mar. 13, 2015


BWW Reviews: How Sweet SWEET CHARITY Is!BWW Reviews: How Sweet SWEET CHARITY Is!
April 21, 2015

How sweet SWEET CHARITY is! Arizona Broadway Theatre pays glorious tribute to this theatrical gem by mounting its own diamond of a production, tastefully directed by Seth Reines, featuring the glowing talent of Liz Fallon as Charity, and sparkling with a marvelous fusion of imaginative Peter Max-style set design (Geof Eroe), lighting (Jeff Davis), and costumes (John P. White).
BWW Reviews: Toby Yatso Excels in BUYER & CELLARBWW Reviews: Toby Yatso Excels in BUYER & CELLAR
April 21, 2015

Toby Yatso is phenomenal in his one-act tour de force performance as Alex More, a starstruck aspiring actor, in Phoenix Theatre's current production of Jonathan Tolins's Buyer & Cellar, directed by Ron May.
BWW Reviews: Deserts Stages' WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Is a Mystery In Itself!BWW Reviews: Deserts Stages' WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Is a Mystery In Itself!
April 13, 2015

Deserts Stages' WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Is a Mystery In Itself!
BWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good FunBWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good Fun
April 11, 2015

Hale Center Theatre's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is rollicking good fun featuring knock-your socks-off performances by Hector Coris and Bryan Stewart, backed by a solid cast character actors.
BWW Reviews: CUCKOO'S NEST Offers A Light at the End of Repression's TunnelBWW Reviews: CUCKOO'S NEST Offers A Light at the End of Repression's Tunnel
April 6, 2015

Cathy Dresbach and Matt Zimmerer are the fire and ice of this stirring and well-staged and finely cast production by Theater Works of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB Is A CliffhangerBWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE SUICIDE CLUB Is A Cliffhanger
March 23, 2015

Jeffrey Hatcher's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club is now on stage at Desert Foothills Theatre. Directed by Amy Serafin, the fun of the play is in the twists and turns that engage and captivate the audience until the true culprit is unmasked and the conceit that has driven the crime is revealed.
BWW Reviews: THE HEIRESS at Theatre Artists StudioBWW Reviews: THE HEIRESS at Theatre Artists Studio
March 16, 2015

The Heiress, Ruth and Augustus Goetz' award winning 1947 drama based on Henry James' 1880 novel, Washington Square, is in 2015 a tired, tedious, and entirely predictable chestnut. Theatre Artists Studio, which has had its share of theatrical wins this year, has not fared well in resurrecting it to the fiery psychological drama and social critique that the promos have proclaimed it to be.
BWW Reviews: Mesa Encore Theatre's CAROUSEL Wins The Brass RingBWW Reviews: Mesa Encore Theatre's CAROUSEL Wins The Brass Ring
March 16, 2015

Mesa Encore Theatre is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL with a delightful and dazzling production, directed by Philip Fazio and Sarah Wolter and featuring standout acting and singing performances by Brenda Jean Foley as Julie Jordan, Joseph Cannon as Billy Bigelow, Alanna Kalbfleisch as Carrie Pepperidge, and Harmon Swartz as Enoch Snow.
BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent! Thus, A Bouquet of Bravos!BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's LES MIS Is Magnificent! Thus, A Bouquet of Bravos!
March 13, 2015

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of Les Miserables, directed by James Rio is an exceptional staging of the musical classic, featuring rich and nuanced performances by Kiel Klaphake as Jean Valjean, Mark DiConzo as Javert, and Carly Grossman as Eponine and the magical scenic and lighting design of Paul Black.
BWW Reviews: CHOOSE YOUR OWN… Features the Vision and Voice of Jamie MaletzBWW Reviews: CHOOSE YOUR OWN… Features the Vision and Voice of Jamie Maletz
March 10, 2015

The Choose Your Own Adventure series for children ~ stories calling on the reader to make choices for the characters at critical turning points in a plot ~ is a nifty concept on which to base a musical entertainment, and the multi-talented Jamie Elizabeth Maletz has taken an inspired, if not fully refined, stab at such a challenge with the staging of CHOOSE YOUR OWN... for which she has also written the book, music, and lyrics.
BWW Reviews: THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX Explores the Core of America's Great ControversyBWW Reviews: THE IMMIGRATION PARADOX Explores the Core of America's Great Controversy
February 26, 2015

The Immigration Paradox, the 2012 documentary written and directed by Lourdes Lee Vasquez, seeks the truth about the immigration issue, its causes, what and who are driving the noise of polarization, and what will it take to resolve the issue. A thoughtful work that can serve as an additional resource for civil discourse on the issue and its complexities.
BWW Reviews: ROOTED IN PEACE Meets The Aquarian ConspiracyBWW Reviews: ROOTED IN PEACE Meets The Aquarian Conspiracy
February 26, 2015

Rooted in Peace chronicles Greg Reitman's odyssey to answer these crucial questions: Why are we so crazy? Does pop culture teach us how to be violent? Is there a peace game? How do we transcend the collective trauma that we derive from our constant exposure to violence? Why is peace so difficult to achieve? In due course, he learns about the keys to enlightenment and transformation.
BWW Reviews: SAND CASTLES Casts Light on the Child Lost but Found and the Journey that FollowsBWW Reviews: SAND CASTLES Casts Light on the Child Lost but Found and the Journey that Follows
February 25, 2015

SAND CASTLES, written and produced by Jordon Hodges and directed by Clenet Verdi-Rose, and featuring the stunning performance of Anne Winters, is a powerful and haunting tale of a child lost but found, her path to recovery after a decade of captivity, and the toll it takes on a family.
BWW Reviews: Behold Beauty in ADVANCED STYLE - She Is Ageless!BWW Reviews: Behold Beauty in ADVANCED STYLE - She Is Ageless!
February 24, 2015

Hurray for Advanced Style, a manifesto in film that calls upon us to free ourselves from society's fixation on commercialized notions of beauty and aging! The special joy of the movie is the introduction to a bevy of enchanting beauties, role models in their own right. This highly-acclaimed documentary, directed by Lina Plioplyte, features seven remarkable New York women, as young as 62 and as advanced as 95, who decry the conventions of fashion and fashion for themselves the style that best suits them.
BWW Reviews: FOLLIES ODs on RazzmatazzBWW Reviews: FOLLIES ODs on Razzmatazz
February 23, 2015

Under the direction of Philip Fazio, Stephen Sondheim's Follies is receiving Arizona's first fully produced production at Theater Works. Mr. Fazio has pulled out all the stops to stage an extravaganza that in Broadway lore has been dubbed one of the great milestones of musical theater. Conceptually, the show has the ingredients and the theatrical devices that can make for a great show, but, live and on stage, the production feels cluttered. Its brilliance lies rather in its outstanding technical aspects, in large part attributable to Mr. Fazio's artistic vision.
BWW Reviews: GIRL ON THE EDGE Is A Poignant Tribute to the Power of Caring and the Possibility of RedemptionBWW Reviews: GIRL ON THE EDGE Is A Poignant Tribute to the Power of Caring and the Possibility of Redemption
February 23, 2015

The line between hope and despair is thread-thin. For an adolescent girl, tumbling in a tailspin of woes, the pathway to salvation may be as seemingly simple but as frustratingly elusive as parental patience and caring, a strategic retreat to a place called Maheo, peer support, and maybe even a horse named Betsy Moo. It may take a village to save a kid, but ultimately the kid needs to choose life. Girl on the Edge, directed by Jay Silverman and making its world debut at the Sedona International Film Festival on February 28th, tells the story of 15-year old Hannah Green, brilliantly portrayed by Taylor Spreitler, and her journey from victimhood to self-discovery.
BWW Reviews: Bravissimo! Ballet Arizona's NAPOLI Is Solid Gold BalletBWW Reviews: Bravissimo! Ballet Arizona's NAPOLI Is Solid Gold Ballet
February 16, 2015

Triumphant! Exhilarating! Dazzling! Ib Andersen's masterful and extraordinary staging of August Bournonville's Napoli is a cornucopia of bravura performances, bristling with energy, velocity, and vivacity.
BWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS Explodes With Vocal ArtistryBWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS Explodes With Vocal Artistry
February 16, 2015

In his directorial debut, Damon J. Bolling has more than fulfilled his dream of staging DREAMGIRLS; he has delivered a powerhouse theatrical experience. The stage is set at Desert Foothills Theatre for a cast, led by Chanel Bragg and Krystal Pope, that will literally knock your socks off, grab you by the lapel, and speed up your adrenaline.
BWW Reviews: FIVE PRESIDENTS Is UnimpeachableBWW Reviews: FIVE PRESIDENTS Is Unimpeachable
February 9, 2015

In Rick Cleveland's ingenious Five Presidents, directed by Mark Clements and on stage at the Herberger Theatre, the 38th to the 42nd occupants of the Oval Office come to pay their respects to #37, Richard Milhous Nixon. It's a delicious concept and an undeniable hit, brought to life by the splendid performances of Jeff Steitzer as Gerald Ford, Martin L'Herault as Jimmy Carter, Steve Sheridan as Ronald Reagan, Mark Jacoby as George H. W. Bush, and Brit Whittle as the incumbent Bill Clinton.
BWW Reviews: You Can Hear America Singing in BURNING IN THE NIGHTBWW Reviews: You Can Hear America Singing in BURNING IN THE NIGHT
February 9, 2015

BURNING IN THE NIGHT: A HOBO'S SONG is as fine a piece of theatrical artistry as one will find in the Valley of the Sun. On stage at the Mesa Arts Center from February 6th-8th and continuing on February 13th at Theatre Works in Peoria, Richard Warren's brilliant adaptation of Dale Wasserman's epic memoir, directed by Dan Schay and masterfully performed by Mike Lawler, needs to be seen not only for the quality of the production but also for the sweet and compelling reminder of freedom's real meaning.


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