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: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN ~ A Triumph of Showmanship!BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN ~ A Triumph of Showmanship!
Posted: Jan. 9, 2019


BWW Feature: 10 Shows To Look Forward To In 2019 To Warm The Valentine's Day Heart And Stir The MindBWW Feature: 10 Shows To Look Forward To In 2019 To Warm The Valentine's Day Heart And Stir The Mind
Posted: Jan. 5, 2019


BWW Review: MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY ~ Laughs Galore On Familiar Family DysfunctionsBWW Review: MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY ~ Laughs Galore On Familiar Family Dysfunctions
Posted: Dec. 20, 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: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents TITANIC ~ Epic!BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents TITANIC ~ Epic!
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Review: NEWSIES ~ VYT Opens 30th Season With A Spectacular Triumph Of Talent And Artistry!BWW Review: NEWSIES ~ VYT Opens 30th Season With A Spectacular Triumph Of Talent And Artistry!
Posted: Aug. 12, 2018


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


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


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: Arizona Opera's CANDIDE Is The Best of All Possible CANDIDEsBWW Review: Arizona Opera's CANDIDE Is The Best of All Possible CANDIDEs
Posted: Feb. 6, 2018


BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN ~ A Triumph of Showmanship!
January 9, 2019

David Ivers, Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director, has taken Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN and transformed it into an eye-popping and hand-clapping two hours of nonstop jubilation. An unequivocally boffo production, the show continues its run at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through January 27th.

BWW Feature: 10 Shows To Look Forward To In 2019 To Warm The Valentine's Day Heart And Stir The Mind
January 5, 2019

Theatre critic Herb Paine offers up 10 Shows in the Phoenix Metro area to look forward to in 2019 ~ to warm the heart and stir the mind.

BWW Review: MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY ~ Laughs Galore On Familiar Family Dysfunctions
December 20, 2018

Steve Solomon's comic take on family dysfunction, MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY, featuring Peter J. Fogel, is regaling audiences now at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through January 20th.

BWW Review: All Puppet Players Presents DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY
December 11, 2018

All Puppet Players presents DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY, a ribald adaptation of the flick, running through December 29th at Playhouse in the Park in Phoenix.

BWW Review: ASU Gammage Hosts The National Tour Of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
November 29, 2018

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a Broadway-smart production that fuses together the essential elements of a smash hit along with just enough superficiality and social relevance to juice up the audience and build box office. The National Tour, featuring a brilliant lead performance by Ben Levi Ross, is at ASU Gammage in Tempe through December 2nd.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
November 26, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, directed by James Rio. Runs through December 29th.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END ~ Laughing-Out Loud Words of Wit and Wisdom
November 21, 2018

Tony Award-nominated actress Jeanne Paulsen (The Kentucky Cycle) is regaling audiences in a charm-laden and intimate solo as Erma Bombeck in Arizona Theatre Company's production of AT WIT'S END, directed by Casey Stangl. Runs through December 2nd at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: ASU Herberger Institute School of Music Presents Bernstein's MASS ~ A Masterpiece Of Artistic Collaboration
November 19, 2018

Among the various programs to celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, none has been more ambitious in its design and more fulfilling in its execution than ASU School of Music's production of MASS. Showed November 17 and 18.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents INHERIT THE WIND
November 17, 2018

To see INHERIT THE WIND, in its current iteration at Theatre Artists Studio, is to revisit the endless battle between open-minded reason and the intolerance of blind faith. It is, as well, a golden opportunity to witness two bears of the stage ~ Michael Fleck and Tom Koelbel ~ have at each other in their portrayals of the goliaths that put the trial of the century on the map. Runs through December 9th.

BWW Review: Empathy Is The Icing On THE CAKE ~ Baked To Perfection At Stray Cat Theatre
November 10, 2018

Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE rises to perfection in Stray Cat Theatre's current production, baked with exacting precision and balance by director Katie McFadzen, and seasoned with outstanding performances by Jodie Weiss, Megan Holcomb, Racquel McKenzie, and Christopher Haines. Runs through November 24th at Tempe Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: CASHED ~ Serena Ryen's Poignant Portrayal Of A Day in the Uncertain Life Of An Urban Millennial
November 8, 2018

What is the color of anxiety and desperation in the life of a New York City millennial? What does it mean and feel like to be depleted under the pressures of a fast moving and highly demanding metropolis? CASHED, Serena Ryen's 15-minute firecracker of a film, fleshes out the answers to these questions, dramatically and poignantly. In doing so, she has taken a large step in fulfilling her self-described commitment 'to making art that inspires empathy and ignites questions.'

BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
November 6, 2018

Following his inspired direction of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Zao Theatre's artistic director, Mickey Bryce, returns to themes that address the essence of humanity and expose societal hypocrisy in an equally moving and uplifting production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The production runs through November 17th at Centerstage Church in Apache Junction, AZ.

BWW Review: Ghostlight Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
October 29, 2018

Four exceptional troupers are breathing fire into Yasmina Reza's incisive tragicomedy about human nature, social class, and, more specifically, personkind's proclivity to violence. GOD OF CARNAGE, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, is a no holds barred unmasking of the subterranean impulses and suppressed tensions of what otherwise appear to be very normal, nice, and balanced folks. And, it is riotously funny. Rarely produced, this wildly physical and explosive drama, directed with precision and sensitivity by Richard Hardt, is getting the royal treatment it deserves at Ghostlight Theatre. Runs through November 4th.

BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre Presents FUN HOME ~ Ayers, Ferracane, and Wolf Shine
October 26, 2018

Phoenix Theatre's production of FUN HOME, directed by Robert Kolby Harper, is perfect in every respect. Superb performances by Rusty Ferracane, Elyse Wolf, Becca Ayers, Olivia Fearey. Runs through December 2nd.

BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents THE BAD SEED
October 23, 2018

Desert Stages Theatre's production of Maxwell Anderson's THE BAD SEED is on stage through November 18th.

BWW Review: iTheater Collaborative Presents THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE
October 20, 2018

Daniel Berrigan's THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE is designed to arouse contemplation and to challenge our sensibilities and sensitivities. It is a work of intellect, written by a man of the Word with a poetic talent. In service to its message, the cast of iTheatre Collaborative's production has ably and forcefully delivered the Goods. Runs through November 3rd on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents TITANIC ~ Epic!
October 13, 2018

In all its technical aspects ~ Kurtis Overby's choreography, Savana Laveille's costumes, Amanda Gran's wigs and makeup, Kirk Bookman's lighting ~ Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of TITANIC THE MUSICAL, directed by Danny Gorman and featuring a superb cast, is equal to anything you'd see on the Great White Way, exemplary in its stagecraft. Runs through November 10th.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents NATIVE GARDENS
October 7, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company's Season-opening production of Karen Zacarias's NATIVE GARDENS, directed by Jane Jones, is ripe with the bloom of vibrant performances by Arlene Chico-Lugo, Bill Geisslinger, Keith Contreras, and Robynn Rodrigues. At Herberger Theater Center through October 21st.

BWW Review: PASS MY IMPERFECTIONS LIGHTLY BY - Patty Stephens' Virtuoso Turn As Mary Todd Lincoln
October 5, 2018

Patty Stephens has returned to Don Bluth Front Row Theatre for an all too brief (October 4th-6th) encore as Mary Todd Lincoln in Vaughn McBride's PASS MY IMPERFECTIONS LIGHTLY BY. Clad in Victorian style mourning dress, she delivers a virtuoso performance, embodying the complexity of emotions of one of the most controversial First Ladies in American history.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents DEAR RUTH
October 3, 2018

The joyful noise emanating from downtown Gilbert is the unrestrained laughter of audiences during Hale Centre Theatre's uproarious production of Norman Krasna's timeless screwball comedy, DEAR RUTH, directed by Cambrian James and featuring a superb cast. The show runs through November 13th.



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