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: Theatre Artists Studio Presents SWITZERLAND ~ Stirring Performances by Patti Suarez and Joshua VernBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents SWITZERLAND ~ Stirring Performances by Patti Suarez and Joshua Vern
Posted: Oct. 23, 2017


BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents MADAGASCARBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents MADAGASCAR
Posted: Nov. 1, 2017


BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Something Spectacular!BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Something Spectacular!
Posted: Nov. 1, 2017


BWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAINBWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAIN
Posted: Nov. 17, 2017


BWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATOBWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATO
Posted: Nov. 10, 2017


BWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEINBWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEIN
Posted: Oct. 22, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
Posted: Jun. 19, 2017


BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Posted: Jun. 7, 2017


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


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: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHTBWW Review: Brelby Theatre Company Presents DOGFIGHT
Posted: Jul. 23, 2017


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
Posted: Jun. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAINBWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAIN
November 17, 2017

Under the direction and choreography of Robert Kolby Harper, a cast of sparkling talents brings scads of oxygen and energy to William Finn's A NEW BRAIN the second featured production of ASU Lyric Opera Theatre's current season.

BWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATOBWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATO
November 10, 2017

B3 Productions presents a double bill of one-acters that feature riveting performances by Kim Lavelle in TRUE BELIEVER and Franc Gaxiola (THE LAST CASTRATO). Nailing down B3's distinctive niche as experimental provocative theatre. Gaxiola is masterful!

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Something Spectacular!BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is Something Spectacular!
November 1, 2017

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is spectacular! Pure platinum! The tour is now rocking the house at ASU Gammage through November 5th. From the moment that Nick Rashad Burroughs ignites the house with an electrifying Welcome to the Renaissance, the show is a splendid nonstop concatenation of music (Brian P. Kennedy), choreography (Casey Nicholaw), sets (Scott Pask), and wardrobe (Gregg Barnes). Nicholaw's flawless direction leaves no theatrical stone unturned. At the center of this whirlwind are the sterling performances of Rob McClure, Josh Grisetti, and Adam Pascal, supported by a terrific ensemble.

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents MADAGASCARBWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents MADAGASCAR
November 1, 2017

Valley Youth Theatre's current production of MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, directed by Bobb Cooper is an entertaining showcase for some young and very promising song-and-dance talents, The show runs through November 19th at the Herberger Theater Center's Stage West.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents SWITZERLAND ~ Stirring Performances by Patti Suarez and Joshua VernBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents SWITZERLAND ~ Stirring Performances by Patti Suarez and Joshua Vern
October 23, 2017

Patti Suarez and Joshua Vern deliver riveting performances in the deliciously absorbing production of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND, now center stage at Theatre Artists Studio through November 5th.

BWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEINBWW Review: Theater Works Presents Gialanella's FRANKENSTEIN
October 22, 2017

A compelling theme and strong technical elements set the Theater Works stage for a reenactment of Victor Frankenstein's ill-fated exercise to reanimate life but do little to compensate for a performance that plods along like the iconic monster at the center of Victor Gialanella's torturous FRANKENSTEIN.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MAN OF LA MANCHABWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
October 17, 2017

In Arizona Broadway Theatre's spirited production of MAN OF LA MANCHA (running through November 11th, James Rio is a dynamic force, fulfilling Dale Wasserman's vision of a Cervantes who is erudite and pragmatic and a Quixote who is starry-eyed, vulnerable, and determined to save the day at whatever cost. A wholesome and uplifting show.

BWW Review: Simon Says, Mason Directs A Sterling CHAPTER TWOBWW Review: Simon Says, Mason Directs A Sterling CHAPTER TWO
October 9, 2017

The essence of Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO is finding full and glowing expression in Arizona Theatre Company's opening production of its 51st Season. The show is directed by the marvelous Marsha Mason and features stellar performances by David Mason, Blair Baker, Ben Huber, and Diana Pappas.

BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACKBWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
October 7, 2017

Under Virginia Olivieri's inspired direction, Stephen Mallatratt's play adaptation of Susan Hill's novella, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is more cerebral than scary but gifted in the production by the performances of two excellent actors, J. Kevin Tallent and Tim Fiscus. The is on stage now at Mesa Encore Theatre's Black Box through October 22nd.

BWW Review: Theater Works Presents THE LITTLE PRINCEBWW Review: Theater Works Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
October 1, 2017

Theater Works' production of THE LITTLE PRINCE, directed by Paul Pedersen, is technically elegant and sublimely well-acted, featuring standout performance by Scarlett Abernathy in the title role. A must-see reminder of universal truths about love, friendship, and loyalty. Now at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts through October 8th.

BWW Review: ASU Lyric Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDEBWW Review: ASU Lyric Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDE
September 29, 2017

ASU Lyric Opera is fulfilling Bed ich Smetana's vision in a production that is resplendent with vocal excellence (Emily Botts, Justin Carpenter), spirited choreography (by the terrific Molly LaJoie), the vibrant colors of Alfredo Escarcega's set and Sharon Jones's costumes, the brilliant instincts of Director Dale Dreyfoos, and a highly gifted ensemble. The show runs through October 1st at ASU's Evelyn Smith Music Theatre.

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.



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