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
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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: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOTBWW Review: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOT
Posted: Aug. 29, 2017


BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Posted: Sep. 11, 2017


BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE CEMETERY CLUBBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE CEMETERY CLUB
Posted: Sep. 5, 2017


BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISSBWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISS
Posted: Sep. 18, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is EpicBWW Review: AZ Opera's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE Is Epic
Posted: Mar. 6, 2017


BWW Review: Rub?n C. Gonz?lez Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USARub?n C. Gonz?lez Stirs A Mean Urban Soup In LA ESQUINITA, USA
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISSBWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISS
September 18, 2017

As political theatre goes, Guillermo Calder n's KISS, Stray Cat Theatre's 16th Season opener, directed by Ron May, occupies the terrain between parody and reality, melodrama and documentary, laughter and catharsis. It is a play that works on a number of levels: startling an audience out of its comfort zone, engaging it in the shared discovery of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths, revealing the barriers that must be surmounted to achieve cross-cultural understanding. KISS runs through September 30th at Tempe Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
September 11, 2017

Uproarious and played to comic perfection, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is opening Southwest Shakespeare Company's 24th Season with a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino. In other words, to be quite blunt, the wit of the script and the ways of its splendid cast are as sharp as a rapier. Tour de force performances by Breona Conrad, Louis Farber, and Alexis Baigue. Directed by Debra K. Stevens.

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

CHICAGO is on fire and sparks are flying at Fountain Hills Theater as Victoria Fairclough and Gina Tomkus electrify the stage with sizzling performances as femme fatales Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Artistic director, Peter J. Hill, has imprinted the Kander & Ebb classic with his distinctive flair and produced a stylish, sexy, and slickly choreographed (Noel Irick) showcase of talent.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE CEMETERY CLUBBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents THE CEMETERY CLUB
September 5, 2017

Marney Austin, Marcia Weinberg, and Pamela Fields shine in Ivan Menchell's intelligent and poignant comedy, THE CEMETERY CLUB, now at Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.

BWW Review: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOTBWW Review: TheatriKIDS Create Laughs-A-Lot in SPAMALOT
August 29, 2017

SPAMALOT, Eric Idle's delicious and insanely funny parody of the Arthurian legend, is enjoying an equally delightful and enthusiastic sendup by the young actors of TheatriKIDS (the youth theatre program of Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff, AZ. Under the astute and inspired guidance of Theatrikos's education director Joe Maniglia and music director Kenlynn Winsor, the 32-member cast give their all to recreate the travels and travails of King Arthur (Matthew Sutphen) as he recruits high and low for his Round Table Knights to join the quest for the Holy Grail.

BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]
August 15, 2017

Melody Knudson, David Magadan, Chavez Benally deliver moving performances in Melissa James Gibson's [sic] at Mesa Encore Theatre. An ingenious construction of a play, colored with the playwright's characteristic lively, literate, and provocative dialogue, focusing on three souls seeking meaning, connection and fulfillment.

BWW Review: RICHARD RODGERS Tribute Is A Resounding DelightBWW Review: RICHARD RODGERS Tribute Is A Resounding Delight
August 7, 2017

The spirit of Richard Rodgers remains alive and well as Lynn Timmons Edwards and fellow vocalists Jeanie Carroll and Christy Welty, accompanied by pianist Charly Spining and narrator Bob Edwards, deliver a rousing and inspired tribute in RICHARD RODGERS IN SONG & STORY.

BWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMOREBWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMORE
July 31, 2017

A gold mine of talented teens, led by Bennett Wood's mesmerizing performance as Edgar Allan Poe, is delivering an exhilarating and riveting presentation of NEVERMORE at Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale through August 5th. A must-see!

BWW Review: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHTBWW Review: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT
July 23, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT, a sophomoric and muddled effort at a musical with a conscience.

BWW Review: Make Room For A BENCH IN THE SUN ~ It Radiates With Humor and InsightBWW Review: Make Room For A BENCH IN THE SUN ~ It Radiates With Humor and Insight
July 14, 2017

An entirely delightful gem of a production of Ron Clark's A BENCH IN THE SUN has opened at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, and the chemistry between its two leads is a sight to behold. Lee Cooley (revealing an impeccable sense of comic timing and caricature) and Jim Coates (an ideal foil to his benchmate's bon mots and taunts) are polar opposites, Harold and Burt, residents of Valley View Gardens, joined at their arthritic hips by the bonds of time ~ past, present, and the inevitable future. Donna Kaufman adds spice to the mix as a still starry-eyed veteran of filmdom who catches the boys' eyes.

BWW REVIEW: Autism Is Metaphor In THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ~ A Work Of Astonishing MagnitudeBWW REVIEW: Autism Is Metaphor In THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ~ A Work Of Astonishing Magnitude
June 21, 2017

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a landmark piece of theatre, melding acting and technology with a result that is astonishing and riveting ~ a spectacle that is spectacular, requiring the directorial brilliance of Marianne Elliott, and featuring the tour de force performance of Adam Langdon in the National Theatre's tour production at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ.

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
June 19, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Bobb Cooper, features an enchanting array of young talents. The show, which runs through June 25th at the Herberger Theater Center's Center Stage, is perfectly suited for the entire family and guaranteed to fix a permanent smile on their faces.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Present Its Annual Festival Of NEW SUMMER SHORTSBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Present Its Annual Festival Of NEW SUMMER SHORTS
June 16, 2017

At the end of every Season, the members of the creative collective known as Theatre Artists Studio put their muses to work and author, produce, direct, and act in a series of playlets. This year's installment of NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the company's 11th, includes a mix of eight 10-15 minute plays, each of which has something to satisfy one's theatrical palate. Some amusing, some inspiring, some provocative, some whimsical ~ all together, a satisfying potpourri.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 7, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST radiates with intimacy and charm, thanks to standout performances by Jill-Christine Wiley as Belle and Tony Edgerton as Beast and a marvelous cast. A fun show for the entire family!

BWW Review: FRONT ROW THEATRE PRESENTS MY MAN GODFREYBWW Review: FRONT ROW THEATRE PRESENTS MY MAN GODFREY
June 6, 2017

MY MAN GODFREY, Eric Hatch's old but still relevant screwball comedy, is kicking up the dust at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, offering a commentary on class and manners that is as relevant today as it was in the Great Depression.

BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering PerformancesBWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances
May 22, 2017

Ashley Jackson, Victoria Fairclough, and Ben Mason deliver towering, indeed royal, performances that imbue Hale Centre Theatre's production of AIDA with sustained warmth, integrity, and vitality and their characters with distinctive and relatable authenticity.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond ElementaryBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!
May 5, 2017

When a gaggle of 25 eminently talented youngsters snakes around the tables of a workhouse dining room to the tune of Food, Glorious Food, it is a sign of things to come in Andy Meyers's production of OLIVER! (on stage through May 21st at Arizona Broadway Theatre): exuberant choreography (Kurtis Overby) and a dynamic song-and-dance ensemble to match.

BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents MACBETHBWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents MACBETH
May 2, 2017

Gary Zaro's tightly staged and well-paced production of the play, now at Desert Stages Theatre through June 4th is an energetic enterprise and a valuable opportunity to reconnect with the story about the shameless lust for power and the casualties in its wake.

BWW Review: RIPCORD Parachutes Straight To The Funny BoneBWW Review: RIPCORD Parachutes Straight To The Funny Bone
April 14, 2017

Judy Rollings and Patti Suarez are delightful as the antagonists in Theatre Artists Studio's rendition of David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD, directed by David Weiss.



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