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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: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
Posted: Nov. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: Phoenix Theatre's MARY POPPINS Is the Resounding Sum of All Its Fabulous PartsBWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Is the Resounding Sum of All Its Fabulous Parts
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


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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: FOOTLOOSE Explodes with Talent and Flair at Hale Centre Theatre!BWW Reviews: FOOTLOOSE Explodes with Talent and Flair at Hale Centre Theatre!
Posted: Jul. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: PHANTOM Lifts the Spirits at Hale Centre TheatreBWW Reviews: PHANTOM Lifts the Spirits at Hale Centre Theatre
Posted: Sep. 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: Phoenix Theatre's MARY POPPINS Is the Resounding Sum of All Its Fabulous PartsBWW Reviews: Phoenix Theatre's MARY POPPINS Is the Resounding Sum of All Its Fabulous Parts
November 24, 2014

Phoenix Theatre has rolled out the Holiday Season carpet with a Mary Poppins that will delight children of all ages and set the standard for this musical for years to come. The beauty of Michael Barnard's direction and musical staging is the seamless welding of a top-of-the-line cast and a brilliant technical crew. Trisha Hart Ditsworth is dazzling in her portrayal of the enigmatic nanny who literally descends upon the Banks household. Toby Yatso delivers a knock-your-socks-off performance as Bert, the jack-of-all-trades narrator. Lots of exceptional performances to delight one and all.
BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
November 18, 2014

Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, directed by Fenlon Lamb, is a noble and well-constructed effort in portraying the ironic misjudgments of its main characters. It is gifted with notable performances by Peter Volpe as Sparafucile, the assassin; Joseph Barron as Count Monterone; Beth Lytwynec as the assassin's sister; and Michael Corvino as Rigoletto. It is, however, Sarah Coburn, who defines and gives glory to this production in her sterling tour de force performance as Gilda.
BWW Reviews: Arizona Theatre Company Revival of WAIT UNTIL DARK Is RivetingBWW Reviews: Arizona Theatre Company Revival of WAIT UNTIL DARK Is Riveting
November 17, 2014

No matter if you saw the original Broadway production or the classic film version of Wait Until Dark, the fact of the matter is that Arizona Theatre Company, in co-production with Geva Theatre Center, has mounted a show that stands on its own two feet as riveting and suspenseful drama.
BWW Reviews: Childsplay's THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Is An Uplifting Voyage Into The Heart of LoveBWW Reviews: Childsplay's THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Is An Uplifting Voyage Into The Heart of Love
November 17, 2014

If only there was no closing date to Childsplay's heartwarming and uplifting production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneDavid Saar's brilliance and sensitivity infuse his direction of Dwayne Hartford's enchanting and inspirational play, based on the book by Kate DiCamillo. A remarkable cast ~ Katie McFadzen, David Dickinson, Kyle Sorrell, and Debra K. Stevens ~ breathes life into each character they portray, and through them, Edward, initially all about himself, becomes the embodiment of love.
BWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
November 10, 2014

Theater Works' revival of H2$ features some fine turns by Joshua Vern, Michael Schwenke, Jeffrey Middleton and Osiris Cuen in a crowd-pleasing but uneven production.
BWW Reviews: Razor Sharp Groaners Get A Big Updo in Phoenix Theatre's SHEAR MADNESSBWW Reviews: Razor Sharp Groaners Get A Big Updo in Phoenix Theatre's SHEAR MADNESS
November 10, 2014

Phoenix Theatre has done Shear Madness justice by staging an energetic and attention-riveting version and assembling an outstanding cast to rev up the audience's curiosity and suspicions in this whacky whodunit. If you want an ensemble that has the poise, presence of mind, and charisma to carry the play, then Director Robert Kolby Harper wins the prize for exercising brilliant judgment in bringing together Pasha Yamotahari, Elizabeth Brownlee, Patti Davis Suarez, Mathew Zimmerer, Gene Ganssle, and Mark Jacobson.
BWW Reviews: Actors Theatre's SEMINAR Is A Sizzling Class ActBWW Reviews: Actors Theatre's SEMINAR Is A Sizzling Class Act
October 27, 2014

Smartly directed by Ron May, Seminar is one tightly knit, fast-paced, engaging, and provocative comedy of mixed manners and artistic insights. A solid ensemble delivers Rebeck's rapid fire dialogue with bristling conviction and energy. It is a well-crafted production that will have you reflecting on its themes long after you've left the theatre and likely wanting to see it one more time.
BWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING JOHN Is A Royal TreatBWW Reviews: Southwest Shakespeare's KING JOHN Is A Royal Treat
October 24, 2014

It is the Throne that takes center stage in Jared Sakren's searing production of William Shakespeare's King John ~ and all the men and women in it merely players to its seductions and channels for the issues that try the souls of their time. It is Maren Maclean who supercharges the play with an electrifying performance as Constance, the aggrieved mother who demands that her son Arthur be given that which is rightfully his ~ that Throne. Southwest Shakespeare Company's production is blessed with a rich ensemble on a simple stage dramatically enhanced by Daniel Davisson's moody lighting.
BWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is A Finely Crafted Family DelightBWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is A Finely Crafted Family Delight
October 20, 2014

Hale Centre Theatre hits the high notes and delivers an uplifting production of The Sound of Music, featuring Brandi Bigley as Maria. A must-see for families!
BWW Reviews: CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA - A Crowd-Pleasing Exercise in Pop OperaBWW Reviews: CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA - A Crowd-Pleasing Exercise in Pop Opera
October 14, 2014

Arizona Opera goes pop with its presentation of the soi-disant mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna.
BWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's THE PRODUCERS Has IT and Flaunts IT - A Virtual Cornucopia of Standout PerformancesBWW Reviews: Arizona Broadway Theatre's THE PRODUCERS Has IT and Flaunts IT - A Virtual Cornucopia of Standout Performances
October 13, 2014

The Producers is Mel Brooks' irreverent and satirical but ever-loving homage to Broadway show biz and has etched into the minds of theatregoers some of the most memorable if not outlandish concepts, characters and lines ever. It is nearly impossible not to measure later performances of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom against Mostel and Wilder or Lane and BroderickBUT, not so impossible when Michael McAssey and Jared Mancuso take the stage in Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of this theatrical gem and lead a cast of performers any one of whom can steal the show.
BWW Reviews: Fountain Hills Theater's NIGHT WATCH Is A Tightly Wound Riddle!BWW Reviews: Fountain Hills Theater's NIGHT WATCH Is A Tightly Wound Riddle!
October 10, 2014

Nothing is as it seems in the mildly amusing and riddlesome mystery, Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher, now on stage at Fountain Hills Theater. Director Peter J. Hill knows what his audiences like and has served up a nifty and suspenseful brain-teaser for them to mull over. Amy Serafin, riveting in her intensity as a frantic witness to an apparent crime, leads a cast of colorful characters in this gripping whodunit.
BWW Reviews: Copperstar Rep's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Is Fair Fun But Flawed FareBWW Reviews: Copperstar Rep's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Is Fair Fun But Flawed Fare
October 6, 2014

Copperstar Rep's THE ADDAMS FAMILY is an enjoyable show with standout performances by Janna Hanson as Morticia and Geoffrey Goorin as Fester and splashy staging by MaryJo Okawabut with significant performance elements that need to be fixed for it to get a top grade.
BWW Reviews: RADIO GOLF Not Quite Ready for Prime TimeBWW Reviews: RADIO GOLF Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
October 3, 2014

David Hemphill's production of August Wilson's Radio Golf needs some work on a script that may be the least impressive of August Wilson's epic decalogy of black life in America, the Pittsburgh Cycle. If there are bright spots in the show, they are in the performances of T.A. Burrows and Roosevelt Watts. Both have infectious comic sensibilities and a firm command of their place on the stage.
BWW Reviews: Stray Cat Theatre's THE BROTHERS SIZE Pulsates With The Rhythms of Loss, Freedom, and Redemption ~ A Tour De Force!BWW Reviews: Stray Cat Theatre's THE BROTHERS SIZE Pulsates With The Rhythms of Loss, Freedom, and Redemption ~ A Tour De Force!
September 29, 2014

Ron May once again distinguishes himself as a creative force in his brilliant and sensitive direction of Tarell McCraney's 'The Brothers Size.' Damon J. Bolling, Michael Thompson, and DeJean Brown deliver riveting, muscular, and breathtaking performances as the play's protagonists (Ogun, Oshoosi, and Elegba).
BWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our SoulsBWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our Souls
September 22, 2014

Hockadoo! Phoenix Theatre's production of Memphis is exhilarating! CJ Pawlikowski is electrifying as Huey Calhoun, the department store stockboy who finds the music of his soul in rock and roll and propels himself to local fame as a DJ, but not without stirring up the animosity of the local bigots. Michael Barnard's staging and direction of the Tony award-winning musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro is impeccable.
BWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANABWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANA
September 22, 2014

On the occasion of his debut as Phoenix Symphony's new Music Director, Tito Muoz regaled his audience with a rich and robust performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Among the coterie of young conductors seizing the baton of major metropolitan orchestras, Muoz will certainly be among the luminaries.
BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS Is Laced with Punch and Brio!BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS Is Laced with Punch and Brio!
September 17, 2014

Kinky Boots has ushered in the 50th Anniversary of ASU Gammage in Tempe AZ with a righteous and literally uplifting kick in the pants of intolerance and stereotyping, featuring a star-spangled cast of characters and theatrical elements.
BWW Reviews: Childsplay's CHARLOTTE'S WEB Is A Heartwarming and Uplifting Tribute to FidelityBWW Reviews: Childsplay's CHARLOTTE'S WEB Is A Heartwarming and Uplifting Tribute to Fidelity
September 15, 2014

Hats off to Childsplay for mastering the transfer from page to stage of E.B. White's classic Charlotte's Web and for casting an ensemble that renders authenticity and depth to this joyous and heartwarming paean to love, friendship, loyalty, and, yes, mortality. Anthony Runfola has directed a seamless production in which cast, set, lights, sound, and costume conspire to create a world that is evocative of innocence and possibility.
BWW Reviews: Theater Works Scores Hugely with I GET A KICK OUT OF COLEBWW Reviews: Theater Works Scores Hugely with I GET A KICK OUT OF COLE
September 8, 2014

Bravi! Bravi! Bravi! To the five women ~ Kathleen Berger, Brenda Goodenberger, Marie Gouba, Alanna Kalbfleisch, Alexandra Utpadel ~ and four men ~ Tony Blosser, Ken Goodenberger, Roger Nelson, Dominik Rebilas ~ who grace the Theater Works stage in the 29th Season opening production of I Get a Kick Out of Cole.


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