Dia de los Muertos, Alton Brown, Mythbusters and More Set for Mesa Arts Center, Oct-Nov 2013
The Salzburg Marionettes: Alice in Wonderland
Wednesday October 23 - Friday October 25 | 7:00PM
Virginia Piper Repertory Theater | $37
From Austria, one of the world's oldest and most famous marionette theatres presents thefantastic and timeless story of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". This absurd and extremely witty story is a brand newproduction by the Salzburg Marionettes. Producer Hinrich Horstkotte leads Alice into a fantasy world of speaking animals and strange creatures that will captivate audiences young and old.
Thursday, Oct 24 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $52/67
Vince Gill makes a visit to his Valley home away from home,
Bringing the impeccable musical artistry you've come to expect. Vince shares, "I can't wait to getback to Mesa Arts Center. It's one of my favorite places to play and there are a lot of familiar faces and friends there. I'mreally looking forward to being back."
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Saturday, Oct 26 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $20/30/40
Formed in 1994, GRAMMY nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles is America's first all-femaleMariachi ensemble. The 12- member group brings sensitivity, beauty, warmth and a fresh voiceto Mexico's musical heritage and has earned a reputation in the industry as a pioneer.
America's Got Talent - Live!
Sunday, Oct 27 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $39.50/49.50/59.50/99.50
Don't miss your chance to be dazzled live and in-person by the amazing and electrifying stars of NBC's #1-rated hit TV show. With a lineup led by the show's brand-new Million Dollar Winner, Kenichi Ebina, the "America's Got Talent Live" stage show features the talent of magician Collins Key, comedIan Taylor Williamson, sweetheart singer Cami Bradley, the "bad boys of hand balancing" The KriStef Brothers, country crooner Jimmy Rose and the energetic Tone the Chiefrocca performing his "B-OO-T-Y" hit. Be there to experience the excitement of the blockbuster TV show, when "America's Got Talent Live" bursts on stage at a theater near you!
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Friday, Nov 1 & Saturday, Nov 2 | 7:30PM
Virginia Piper Repertory Theater
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one- man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Movingswiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Men Are FromMars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just the book.
NAT GEO Live! Spirit of the Wild
Wednesday, Nov 6 | 7:30PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | Series Only
As a photojournalist working in some of the world's most remote environments, Paul Nicklen faces incredible hardships and danger in pursuit of powerful, close-up images of iconic wildlife. His early years on Canada's Baffin Island, spent growing up alongside the Inuit, taught Nicklen an intense love of nature, an understanding of harsh, icy ecosystems, and survival skills essential to his work.
Celebrating 50 Years of Peter, Paul and Mary
Saturday, Nov 9 | 8:00PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $40/45/50/55
Known for such classics as "If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "Puff, The Magic Dragon", "Leaving on aJet Plane", and "Blowin' in the Wind" Peter and Noel Paul Carry on the proud folk tradition. Share the evening-- come singthese songs and more with us!
Best of Boston Pops Presented by the Arizona Ford Dealers
Saturday, Nov 16 | 5:00PM
Hohokam Stadium | $28/42/52/98
Start the Holiday season out right and see The Best of the
Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, "America's Orchestra" since
1881. The Pops are performing the songs that made them famous: Holiday Medley, Broadway and Film Classics, and a show-stopping fireworks finale choreographed to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and The Stars and Stripes.
Zuill Bailey: An Evening of Bach Cello Suites
Friday, Nov 22 | 7:30 PM
Virginia Piper Repertory Theater | $45
Few musical masterpieces transcend the passage of time as do Bach's Cello Suites. Spend the eveningwith acclaimed cellist, Zuill Bailey, as you experience the emotion and beauty of all six Bach CelloSuites performed on his extraordinary 1693 Matteo Gofriller cello.
Mythbusters: Behind the Myths
Friday, Nov 22 | 8:00PM
Tom & Janet Ikeda Theater | $37/57/77/152
"MythBusters: Behind the Myths," presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, for the first time, fans join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science bringing you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.
MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM
Fifth Annual 10 x 10 Benefit Show
Thursday, Oct 10 | 6-8PM
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual 10 x 10 Benefit Show, which will feature the work of artists from Arizona and beyond. Participating artists are asked to create an original work of art in keeping with the 10 x 10 theme. The completed pieces will then be sold at the 10 x 10 Benefit Show on October 10th for $100 each.* All proceeds benefit Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum exhibition and educational programs.
The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant. Mesa Arts Center has received numerous awards and accolades including the "2010 Arts Organization of the Year" by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix; the "2011 Best Venue to See National Acts" by Best of Phoenix New Times; "2012 Best Arts Center" by Critic's Choice azcentral.com, and most recently "2012 Venue of Excellence" by the International Association of Venue Managers. The 2013-2014 Performing Live Series is sponsored by Arizona Commission on the Arts. For more information, visit mesaartscenter.com.