Herbert Paine

Herbert Paine

Herb Paine ~ Senior Contributing Editor for BWW's Phoenix Metro Region ~ is President of Paine Consulting Services, now in its twenty-ninth year of operation, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, turnaround management, mergers, and governance. In addition to his work with corporations and government, 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, branding, and audience development. For more, visit http://www.UpYourNonprofit.com.

His provocative social and political commentaries have been aired regularly on KJZZ/91.5 FM, NPR’s Phoenix affiliate and are available a thttp://standstoreason1.blogspot.com/.

Herb delights in acting. His 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."




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents ANNIE ~ Knockout Performances By A Sterling CastBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents ANNIE ~ Knockout Performances By A Sterling Cast
Posted: Jun. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Kids Rock SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW Review: Kids Rock SCHOOL OF ROCK!
Posted: Jun. 20, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Wraps Up Its Season With Well-Tailored NEW SUMMER SHORTSBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Wraps Up Its Season With Well-Tailored NEW SUMMER SHORTS
Posted: Jun. 19, 2018


BWW Review: Arizona Women's Theater Company Presents LITTLE WARSBWW Review: Arizona Women's Theater Company Presents LITTLE WARS
Posted: Jul. 2, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Cybill Shepherd And James Brolin Give ROSE Its Radiant BloomBWW Review: Cybill Shepherd And James Brolin Give ROSE Its Radiant Bloom
Posted: Mar. 7, 2018


BWW Review: Hail, Hail The Hale's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: Hail, Hail The Hale's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Dec. 10, 2017


BWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMOREBWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMORE
Posted: Jul. 31, 2017


BWW Review: Elevating! Touching! Magnificent! David Bennett's MAN OF LA MANCHA Is A Tour De ForceBWW Review: Elevating! Touching! Magnificent! David Bennett's MAN OF LA MANCHA Is A Tour De Force
Posted: Jan. 12, 2018


BWW Review: ASU Lyric Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDEBWW Review: ASU Lyric Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDE
Posted: Sep. 29, 2017


BWW Review: CHICAGO Is On Fire ~ Fairclough & Tomkus Are The Match!BWW Review: CHICAGO Is On Fire ~ Fairclough & Tomkus Are The Match!
Posted: Sep. 5, 2017


BWW Review: FRANK & AVA ~ An Affair To RememberBWW Review: FRANK & AVA ~ An Affair To Remember
Posted: Mar. 3, 2018


BWW Review: Arizona Women's Theater Company Presents LITTLE WARSBWW Review: Arizona Women's Theater Company Presents LITTLE WARS
July 2, 2018

Arizona Women's Theater Company presents Steven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS at Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) Black Box through July 8th.

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents ANNIE ~ Knockout Performances By A Sterling CastBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents ANNIE ~ Knockout Performances By A Sterling Cast
June 24, 2018

Valley Youth Theatre continues its grand tradition with an uplifting and talent-rich production of ANNIE, now at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through July 1st.

BWW Review: Kids Rock SCHOOL OF ROCK!BWW Review: Kids Rock SCHOOL OF ROCK!
June 20, 2018

Rocking performances by super kids and Rob Colletti make the National Tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK a riproaring good time. Now at ASU Gammage through June 24th.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Wraps Up Its Season With Well-Tailored NEW SUMMER SHORTSBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Wraps Up Its Season With Well-Tailored NEW SUMMER SHORTS
June 19, 2018

Thirteen years into their NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the members of Theatre Artist Studio remain in top form, reaching into their collective pockets for story lines that play on our fancies and foibles. This year's collection of eight ten-minute plays rises to the level of the proverbial cherry on top of the sundae. It's dessert time for a Season that has feasted its audiences with some pretty fine productions. Running through June 24th.

BWW Review: THE HUMANS ~ A Family's Sound And Fury, Signifying EverythingBWW Review: THE HUMANS ~ A Family's Sound And Fury, Signifying Everything
May 31, 2018

THE HUMANS, now at ASU Gammage in Tempe AZ, features a star-studded cast, but a confused and disappointing ending undoes what to that point has been a play infused with humanity, wit, and emotion.

BWW Review: 3100: RUN AND BECOME Reveals A Path To EnlightenmentBWW Review: 3100: RUN AND BECOME Reveals A Path To Enlightenment
May 29, 2018

Sanjay Rawal's 3100: RUN AND BECOME is an illuminating documentary that centers on the Self-Transcendence ultra-marathon established in 1996 by Sri Chrinmoy, the famous spiritual guide who, among his visionary teachings, saw the act of running as a path to profound enlightenment. The film is one of the features at this year's ILLUMINATE Film Festival in Sedona, AZ.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Reels In A Big Hit With BIG FISHBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Reels In A Big Hit With BIG FISH
May 24, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre has netted a big hit with BIG FISH, the utterly charming and whimsical narrative of a man (Edward Bloom) with a giant proclivity for tall tales and his son (Will) who yearns to uncover the truth about his storytelling hero. Directed and choreographed by Cambrian James and based on Daniel Wallace's novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, the show features superb performances by Chad Campbell and Nicholas Gunnell. Runs through June 30th.

BWW Review: FROM SHOCK TO AWE - Healing the Spiritual Injuries of WarBWW Review: FROM SHOCK TO AWE - Healing the Spiritual Injuries of War
May 24, 2018

FROM SHOCK TO AWE, directed by Luc Cote, is a searing and gut-wrenching documentary that begs for as broad an audience as possible ~ because we need to understand far better and address with a greater sense of urgency the compounding of tragedies inflicted on the men and women who have served our nation on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is one of the featured films at this year's ILLUMINATE Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona ~ May 30th-June 3rd.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
May 22, 2018

David Ira Goldstein, recently retired from his position as Arizona Theatre Company's artistic director, returns to put his distinctive signature on the play. The result is a sensitively drawn, powerfully commanding, and deeply unsettling portrait of a family in waiting for the inevitable, featuring a remarkable performance by Anna Lentz.

BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Review: Phoenix Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
May 22, 2018

Robert Kolby Harper has conceived a thoroughly entertaining remake of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running through June 10th in Phoenix Theatre's Mainstage, and featuring knockout performances by Kate E. Cook and Brian Golub as Seymour and Audrey.

BWW Review: Vive LES MISERABLES! - Nick Cartell Brings It Home!BWW Review: Vive LES MISERABLES! - Nick Cartell Brings It Home!
May 17, 2018

The national tour of LES MISERABLES has come roaring like a cannonade into Gammage Memorial Auditorium. This 25th anniversary production, a bold reimagining of the international blockbuster, is musical theatre on steroids, packing the whole shebang of entertainment value into an emotionally uplifting and rapid-fire two hours and fifty minutes, and featuring rich and powerful performances by Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Mary Kate Moore, Emily Bautista, Jillian Butler, and Robert Ariza.

BWW Review: CHURCH AND STATE Peers Down The Barrel Of Inconvenient TruthsBWW Review: CHURCH AND STATE Peers Down The Barrel Of Inconvenient Truths
May 11, 2018

By any measure, iTheatre Collaborative's production of Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH AND STATE, is a triumph of directing and acting. Director Rosemary Close has executed the playwright's vision with the precision of a marksman, guaranteeing that every moment of this one act play is on target and infused with the fullness of its wit and pathos. Her aim is steady and balanced, advantaged by a cast whose chemistry is magical, featuring Scott Hyder, Lindsey Marlin, Marlene Galan-Woods, and Eric Bond.

BWW Review: Sasha Wilson's BURY THE HATCHET Reopens The Case Of Lizzie Borden ~ An Immensely Clever Swing At The EvidenceBWW Review: Sasha Wilson's BURY THE HATCHET Reopens The Case Of Lizzie Borden ~ An Immensely Clever Swing At The Evidence
April 29, 2018

Sasha Wilson's BURY THE HATCHET is a thoroughly clever, wildly imaginative, and engaging romp through the evidence surrounding the murder of Lizzie Borden's parents. Wilson tears up the stage as she and her ensemble role out multiple scenarios in an effort to get to the truth about the crime that has spawned decades of speculation. The show, a co-production of Wilson's London-based Out Of The Forest Theatre and Southwest Shakespeare Company will run at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West through May 6th and then move on to Rosson House in Phoenix for two performances on May 3rd.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHERBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER
April 23, 2018

Theatre Artists Studio is closing its already impressive Season with Robert Anderson's I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER. Directed by Steve Fajardo, the presentation is appropriately stark and focused. A simple set with the bare essentials gives the right space to a string of stirring performances, featuring Tom Koelbel, Charles Sowder, and Judy Lebeau. The show runs through May 13th.

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE ~ The National Tour At ASU Gammage ~ A Treasure Of Soulful VibrationsBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE ~ The National Tour At ASU Gammage ~ A Treasure Of Soulful Vibrations
April 18, 2018

The National Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE, now at ASU Gammage through April 22nd, is a masterpiece of soulful vibrations, telling of Celie's journey from poverty to empowerment. Deserving of Amens and Hallelujahs! Electrifying cast led by Adrianna Hicks and featuring powerhouse performances by Carla Stewart, Carrie Compere, N'Jameh Camara, Gavin Gregory, and J. Daughtry.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
April 17, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, directed by Danny Gorman is good enough to leave you satisfied enough by the powerful vocals of Cassandra Klaphake as Francesca and Bryant Martin as Robert, but wanting more.

BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And ScopeBWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And Scope
April 11, 2018

With brilliant flashes of imagination and innovation, Arizona Opera's production of DAS RHEINGOLD, under the visionary direction of Brian Staufenbiel, is an entirely engaging and enthralling theatrical experience. David Murakami's digital wizardry is amazing. The cast is tremendous. Final chance to see the production: at Tucson Music Hall, April 14th and 15th.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents LOWDOWN DIRTY BLUES ~ Rousing, Rocking, and IntoxicatingBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents LOWDOWN DIRTY BLUES ~ Rousing, Rocking, and Intoxicating
April 9, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company presents LOWDOWN DIRTY BLUES. Rousing performances by Felicia Fields, Shake Anderson, and Chic Street Man. At the Herberger Theater in Phoenix through April 22nd.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents HENRY IV, PART IBWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents HENRY IV, PART I
March 27, 2018

Southwest Shakespeare Company's production of PART I, directed by Asia Osborne, runs through April 7th at Mesa Arts Center. While it may fall short of its potential, it is enriched by the strong performances of Keath Hall as Falstaff and Tony Latham as Prince Henry.

BWW Review: BUTTERFLIES ~ A Powerful And Poignant Anti-Bullying AllegoryBWW Review: BUTTERFLIES ~ A Powerful And Poignant Anti-Bullying Allegory
March 20, 2018

BUTTERFLIES, directed by Cady McClain and written by and featuring Carlotta Summers, is a riveting, emotionally powerful, and important anti-bullying allegory of survival and empowerment. BUTTERFLIES is currently on the festival circuit ~ a must see!



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