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: iTheater Collaborative Presents THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINEBWW Review: iTheater Collaborative Presents THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE
Posted: Oct. 20, 2018


BWW Review: Phoenix Theatre Presents FUN HOME ~ Ayers, Ferracane, and Wolf ShineBWW Review: Phoenix Theatre Presents FUN HOME ~ Ayers, Ferracane, and Wolf Shine
Posted: Oct. 26, 2018


BWW Review: Ghostlight Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGEBWW Review: Ghostlight Theatre Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
Posted: Oct. 29, 2018


BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents THE BAD SEEDBWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents THE BAD SEED
Posted: Oct. 23, 2018


BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Posted: Nov. 6, 2018


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


BWW Review: CASHED ~ Serena Ryen's Poignant Portrayal Of A Day in the Uncertain Life Of An Urban MillennialBWW Review: CASHED ~ Serena Ryen's Poignant Portrayal Of A Day in the Uncertain Life Of An Urban Millennial
Posted: Nov. 8, 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: Hail, Hail The Hale's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: Hail, Hail The Hale's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted: Dec. 10, 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: 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: FRANK & AVA ~ An Affair To RememberBWW Review: FRANK & AVA ~ An Affair To Remember
Posted: Mar. 3, 2018


BWW Review: Empathy Is The Icing On THE CAKE ~ Baked To Perfection At Stray Cat TheatreBWW 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 MillennialBWW 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 DAMEBWW 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 CARNAGEBWW 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 ShineBWW 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 SEEDBWW 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 NINEBWW 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!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 GARDENSBWW 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 LincolnBWW 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 RUTHBWW 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.

BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents MARIA DE BUENOS AIRESBWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
October 1, 2018

As Arizona Opera continues its groundbreaking initiative to introduce audiences to new or under-presented but nevertheless worthy works, it has selected Astor Piazzolla's tango opera, MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES as its Season opener. Sensual, mysterious, and provocative, the work features stellar performances by Catalina Cuervo, Celeste Lanuza, and Luis Alejandro Orozco. Next stop after its run in Phoenix is the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson on October 6th and 7th.

BWW Review: Arizona Regional Theatre Presents JEKYLL AND HYDEBWW Review: Arizona Regional Theatre Presents JEKYLL AND HYDE
September 30, 2018

With the launch of their new company, Arizona Regional Theatre, co-directors Kayla Etheridge and Kimberly Sheperd have aimed high and hit their mark with a commanding production of JEKYLL AND HYDE, THE MUSICAL. The show runs through October 7th at the Third Street Theatre at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents RABBIT HOLEBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents RABBIT HOLE
September 29, 2018

With a cast that captures the angst and humanity of David Lindsay-Abaire's characters, Theatre Artist Studio's production of RABBIT HOLE, directed by Barbara Acker, is a solemn and reverential journey into the heart of darkness and the light at the end of the mourning cave. Runs through October 21st.

BWW Review: Space 55 Presents THE FIRST ANNUAL BOOKBURNERS CONVENTIONBWW Review: Space 55 Presents THE FIRST ANNUAL BOOKBURNERS CONVENTION
September 22, 2018

Space 55 presents Ashley Naftule's quirky semi-dark comedy, THE FIRST ANNUAL BOOKBURNERS CONVENTION, directed by Dennis Frederick, and running through September 30th.

BWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents WHITE GUY ON THE BUS ~ Searing, Riveting, EssentialBWW Review: iTheatre Collaborative Presents WHITE GUY ON THE BUS ~ Searing, Riveting, Essential
September 16, 2018

Bruce Graham pulls no punches in WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, his stinging broadside at the underbelly (the hypocrisies and contradictions) of racism that contaminates the American soul. The power of his punch is sustained in iTheatre Collaborative's riveting production of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, superbly directed by the company's artistic director, Christopher Haines and featuring a first-rate cast and a riveting performance by Matthew Cary. Running through September 22nd in the Kax Theatre at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY ~ Banned in Boston (1928), Red Hot In Phoenix (2018)BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY ~ Banned in Boston (1928), Red Hot In Phoenix (2018)
September 14, 2018

A/C Theatre Company's staging of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, is a wildly engaging tribute to the roar of another decade and its edgy underbelly. Featuring Alanna Kalbfleisch in a defining role, the show runs through September 23rd at Phoenix Theatre's Hardes Theatre.

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODESBWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES
September 10, 2018

Ron May's direction of Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES is theatre of the highest order. Brilliantly executed with a superb cast. Stray Cat Theatre's season opener runs at Tempe Center for the Arts through September 27th.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY ~ Bravo to Michael Barnard's Majestic Production Of The Musical ClassicBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY ~ Bravo to Michael Barnard's Majestic Production Of The Musical Classic
September 8, 2018

Michael Barnard's production of WEST SIDE STORY (at Phoenix Theatre through October 14th) is a triumph of direction, featuring stellar performances by Joy Del Valle, James Gish, and Alyssa Chiarello.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD ~ A Cut Above!BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD ~ A Cut Above!
September 5, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of SWEENEY TODD, directed by Kiel Klaphake and running through September 16th at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, is a definite cut above with sterling performances by Tony Edgerton as the human guillotine and Cassandra Klaphake as Mrs. Lovett.



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