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Herbert Paine

Herb Paine ~ Herb has served as Senior Contributing Editor and lead reviewer for BWW's Phoenix Metro Region since 2014.

He is President of Paine Consulting Services, now in its thirty-first 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 at his blog, STANDS TO REASON at https://www.standstoreason.guru/.

Herb is an avid fan of theatre, both on and off stage. 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." His directorial debut occurs with the production in May 2020 of SLEUTH at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale, AZ.




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BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Goes To Camp-y With XANADU ~ A-musing!
September 8, 2019

Arizona Broadway THeatre's production of XANADU, directed and choreographed by Courtney Laine Self, is a friendly and joyful reminder that the human experience is rendered comprehensible through art. Otherwise, a campy show with flashes of fine performances. Runs through September 29th.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre Presents BRIGHT STAR
September 6, 2019

If you believe that things happen for a reason, that redemption is possible, and that perhaps lives that are torn apart can be made whole again, then this BRIGHT STAR is the one to follow. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, directed by Tim Dietlein, runs through October 5th at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, AZ.

BWW Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents KINKY BOOTS ~ It's Dazzling!
August 31, 2019

In all respects, The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of KINKY BOOTS, directed by Pasha Yamotahari and featuring a bravura performance by Darius Harper as Lola, is DAZZLING! A must-see! Runs through October 13th in TPTC's Mainstage Theatre.

BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ~ True Colors Laid Bare
August 24, 2019

Director Cheryl Schaar does a yeoman's job in interpreting Todd Kreidler's intention in the stage adaptation of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ~ assembling an outstanding cast, and creating a well-paced and engaging production at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, running through September 28th.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents RESISTING IRRELEVANCY: A QUIRKY COLLECTION OF QUICK COMEDIES
August 19, 2019

Debra Rich Gettleman has an incisive perspective on the human condition. In her latest work, she has translated her observations about the discordance and dilemmas of contemporary social behavior into a series of clever vignettes, all compiled into an evening of chuckle-filled entertainment entitled alliteratively, RESISTING IRRELEVANCY: A QUIRKY COLLECTION OF QUICK COMEDIES. The show runs through September 1st at The Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
August 12, 2019

Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS ~ Stray Cat Theatre's current production, brilliantly conceived, sensitively directed, and superbly performed ~ runs through August 24th in the Studio Theatre at Tempe Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: Arizona Regional Theatre Presents PARADE
August 6, 2019

Arizona Regional Theatre presents PARADE, directed by Phillip Fazio and featuring Seth Tucker as Leo Frank. Jason Robert Brown's music and lyrics and Alfred Uhry's book deliver a play of consequence and conscience. Directed by Phillip Fazio and featuring Seth Tucker as Leo Frank. The musical runs thru August 18th in the 3rd Street Theater at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents SISTER ACT - A Class Act!
July 29, 2019

As the one on the run as a nun, Khadijah Rolle is the class act around which SISTER ACT revolves. (The musical, based on the popular 1992 film featuring Whoopi Goldberg, is Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production, directed by Stephen Casey.) Full of verve with a powerhouse voice to match, Rolle brings a more balanced and less flamboyant interpretation to her role than audiences may be used to...and it's just right.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Fires On All Cylinders!
July 16, 2019

Director/choreographer Cambrian James is at it again, at the steering wheel, putting the pedal to the metal and serving up a high-spirited edition of the children's classic, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG ~ featuring a parade of exceptional talents and supported by the always reliable musical direction of Lincoln Wright and Tia Hawkes's amazingly variegated and finely tailored costumes. Runs through August 17th at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, AZ.

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents FREAKY FRIDAY - Freaking Awesome!
June 24, 2019

When Valley Youth Theatre's remarkably talented cast ~ led by the incomparable duo of 19-year old phenom Kate Brink as daughter Ellie and VYT alum Sarah Ambrose as her mom Katherine ~ takes to the stage in DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY, the audience becomes immersed in the other magic that has consistently been associated with the work of Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper. The show runs through June 30th at the Herberger Theater Center's Center Stage in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents NEW SUMMER SHORTS
June 22, 2019

Theatre Artists Studio presents NEW SUMMER SHORTS, showcasing the imagination and talents of The Studio's band of performing artists. The ten-minute creations offer entertaining and usually provocative insights into the human condition. This year's eight selections ~ an amalgam of wit, satire, and drama ~ do not disappoint.

BWW Review: Raise A Glass And Cheer For SPAMILTON
June 16, 2019

The mad headiness of Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON abounds on the stage of The Phoenix Theatre Company's Hormel Theatre as a cast of dynamos, accompanied by the amazing Curtis Reynolds on piano, tears through the author's imaginative, crisp, and uproarious lyrics. Runs through August 11th.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Finger-Snapping Great!
June 10, 2019

in the current staging of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Arizona Broadway Theatre, director Danny Gorman has conjured up a production with style and panache that more than satisfies. It excels in tickling the funny bone and drawing breaths of delight. It is, in all aspects, sensational ~ funny and fanciful and heartwarming ~ featuring a cast that gives depth and dimension to their iconic characters. Standout performances by Brad York, Renee Kathleen Koher, Jasmine Bassham, and Lynzee Foreman.

BWW Review: Black Theatre Troupe Presents SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
May 31, 2019

Black Theatre Troupe's SINGLE BLACK FEMALE carries a righteous kick in the consciousness that merits theatregoers' attention. Strong turns by Melvina Jones-Leslie and Cynnita Agent in David Hemphill-directed hit. Runs through June 9th at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: ASU Gammage Hosts The 20th Anniversary Tour Of RENT
May 30, 2019

The 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT (in its third year!) boasts a magnificent cast in a powerhouse production that celebrates the genius and imagination of its author, Jonathan Larson. The show, now on stage for a brief run at ASU's Gammage Auditorium, is, in every respect a compelling and intensely human narrative ~ a mix of exhilaration, wit, and poignancy. One after another of knockout performances bring life to Larson's memorable songs, and a solid gold orchestra, conducted by Matthew DeMaria, brings his music all the way home to the heart.

BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents DEATHTRAP - Bristling With Wit And Suspense
May 24, 2019

In its current iteration at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale, Ira Levin's masterpiece thriller, DEATHTRAP, craftily directed by Lee Cooley and featuring killer performances by Jim Coates and James Gerardi, ticks and tocks like clockwork, with characteristic twists of plot, heightened by a superb cast, making for a riveting and thoroughly enjoyable production. Runs through June 29th.

BWW Review: Extra! Extra! Hale Theatre Center's NEWSIES Delivers!!!
May 24, 2019

Hale Centre Theatre's current staging of NEWSIES has all the crispness and vitality typical of a Cambrian James production ~ his well-conceived and executed direction and choreography, Lincoln Wright's musical direction, and a proficient and dynamic cast to boot, featuring Kade Bailey as Jack Kelly, the reluctant rebel. Runs through June 29th at the Hale Theatre Center in Gilbert, AZ.

BWW INTERVIEW: Shannon Cain's Interview With Jeanmarie Simpson - Previewing The 2020 Release Of HERETIC - THE MARY DYER STORY
May 10, 2019

The June 2020 release of the filmed production of Jeamarie Simpson's HERETIC, timed for the 350th Anniversary of Mary Dyer's execution, has just been announced. Although the premiere is a year away, it seems fitting that, coinciding with Mother's Day and the abiding relevance of issues related to free speech, we offer an exclusive interview with the author about the work and the person ('the mother of the First Amendment), conducted by her associate, Shannon Cain.

BWW Interview: LEA SALONGA In Concert On May 17th At Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts
May 7, 2019

On May 17th, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents MISS SAIGON star and Disney Legend LEA SALONGA: THE HUMAN HEART TOUR. In advance of her concert for Valley of the Sun fans, Herb Paine had the privilege and the opportunity to talk with this powerhouse of talent about the Tour and her upcoming projects.

BWW Review: Now & Then Creative Company Presents Sophocles' ANTIGONE
May 6, 2019

Now & Then Creative Company presents Sophocles' ANTIGONE through May 19th. Compelling and riveting all-female production directed by Cody Goulder. A potent and absorbing portrayal of the existential struggle between devotion to the will of the gods and the dictates of the state.



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