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


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
Posted: Sep. 8, 2018


BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNELBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Posted: Aug. 30, 2018


BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MANBWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN
Posted: Aug. 27, 2018


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)
Posted: Sep. 14, 2018


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


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
Posted: Sep. 16, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNELBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
August 30, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre's season-opening production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, directed by the inimitable Cambrian James ~ is two and a half hours of spirited story-telling, featuring a bravura performance by Austin Delp as the heroic Sir Percy Blakeney. Show runs through October 6th.

BWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MANBWW Review: Zao Theatre Presents THE ELEPHANT MAN
August 27, 2018

Zao Theatre's production of THE ELEPHANT MAN, directed by Mickey Bryce, is a powerhouse of acting and stagecraft, moving and provocative in content, and featuring compelling performances by Kellen Garner as John Merrick and Tyler Boettcher as Frederick Treves. The show runs through September 8th.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSHBWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSH
August 18, 2018

Neil Simon's ROSE AND WALSH is a simmering but unsteady and almost trite rumination on love and loss and legacy. If it has potential, it's unfulfilled in Theatre Artists Studio's current production of the play, running thru Sept 2.

BWW Review: BEAU JEST - A Delightful And Fun Cooley-Directed Family ComedyBWW Review: BEAU JEST - A Delightful And Fun Cooley-Directed Family Comedy
August 17, 2018

BEAU JEST, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's season opener, features the welcome directorial debut of Lee Cooley, aided and abetted by a solid cast ~ Hillary Low, eric Bond, Jared Kitch, Patty Stephens, Jim Coates, and Robert Jahanfar ~ in a fun and highly entertaining family comedywith a strong heartbeat. Runs through September 29th.

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!
August 12, 2018

This reviewer is in awe of what he saw opening weekend of Valley Youth Theatre's production of NEWSIES The Musical: A spectacular triumph of talent and artistry, all the more impressive because of the amazing young performers (ages 12 to 18!) whose versatility and range of technical proficiency is jaw-dropping. Kale Burr is terrific! Tony Spinosa's choreography is tremendous! So is the entire ensemble! An auspicious way to begin the company's 30th Anniversary Season! Runs thru Aug 26 at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CANBWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
August 1, 2018

Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN makes for good summer fare...cool, innocuous, and passably entertaining..but Frank Abagnole's story gets lost in the mix. Through August 12th.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents A Glorious SISTER ACTBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents A Glorious SISTER ACT
July 30, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre's current production of SISTER ACT, running through August 18th, features Cambrian James' imaginative direction and choreography, with standout turns by Ashley Jackson and Kathleen Richards.

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.



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