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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: Sedona International Film Festival Presents World Premiere Of WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
February 26, 2019

Edward James Olmos and Ryan Guzman deliver rich captivating performances in the newly released film, WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, directed by Michael D. Olmos. World Premiere at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents IN THIS GRAY PLACE
February 25, 2019

Sedona International Film Festival presents IN THIS GRAY PLACE, written and directed by R.D. Womack II and featuring Aleksander Ristic. An unconventional but oddly romantic morality tale.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents CHILD, DISRUPTED ~ Another Alarm Bell About The Toll of Technology On Child Development
February 25, 2019

Krista Riihimaki's documentary, CHILD, DISRUPTED,is a compelling and rightfully disturbing 26-minute documentary, that addresses the question, 'As a society, are we in danger of raising a generation of children disrupted by the overuse of technology?' Profound. One of the films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents AN ACT OF TERROR
February 24, 2019

AN ACT OF TERROR, directed by Ashley Paige Brim and co-written with Rachel Rush, is an absorbing and important film of conscience about racial injustice in America, directed by Ashley Paige Brim and co-written with Rachel Rush, featuring a compelling performance by Olivia Washington. One of the screenings at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents LUCY IN THE SKY ~ The World As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Diamond
February 23, 2019

LUCY IN THE SKY, an exceptional 11-minute film, written by Jen Rudin and directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, and featuring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Whoopi Goldberg and an outstanding cast, probes the experience of a 14-year-old girl on the autism spectrum as she enters a mainstream high school. One of the screenings at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents TO DUST ~ Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick Shine In A Grave Undertaking!
February 22, 2019

TO DUST, directed by Shawn Snyder and featuring standout performances by Geza Rohrig and Matthew Broderick, is a strikingly sensitive, whimsical, and intensely human account of a man's struggle not only to reconcile himself to the death of his wife and an illuminating exposition of the Jewish perspective on life and death and the hereafter. One of the features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, February 23 through March 3.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features FOR SALE: BABY SHOES, NEVER WORN
February 21, 2019

FOR SALE: BABY SHOES, NEVER WORN, co-directed by Dmitri Milkin and Ryan Turner and featuring Amy Shiels and Asher Grodman, is a poignant one-minute film that propels you into the grief of two people who are letting go of the toys and paraphernalia that might have adorned the room of a baby that died too soon. (The short film is one of the features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.)

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features THE BILL MURRAY STORIES ~ Urban Legend Extraordinaire!
February 20, 2019

THE BILL MURRAY STORIES ~ LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM A MYTHICAL MAN (one of the features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival) is a wildly entertaining and inspiring documentary about a unique urban legend.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING ~ High-Voltage Third-Rail Theatre!
February 18, 2019

Virtuoso performances are the order of the day in Arizona Theatre Company's revival of August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING, directed by Lou Bellamy and featuring standout performances by James Craven, Alan Bomar Jones, Erika LaVonn, Ahanti Young, Lester Purry, Cedric Mays, and Dennis Spears.

BWW Review: SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ~ Celebrating 25 Years And The Man Behind The Screens!
February 18, 2019

In recognition of the SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL's 25th Anniversary as unique communal experience for filmmakers and moviegoers. A profile of the event and the man who has steered its course, Patrick Schweiss. Running this year from Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 through Sunday, March 3rd.

BWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents URINETOWN
February 17, 2019

If you're looking for a good-natured satire on the excesses of capitalism, you're-in-luck with URINETOWN ~ the Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis musical that riffs on a draconian vision of a pay-to-pee society. If you're looking for a high-spirited rendition of the musical, look no further than the stage of Greasepaint Youtheatre where a stellar cast of young actors is delivering a wicked pissah (i.e., really great) performance, under the direction of Bob Sorrenson.

BWW Review: Desert Stages Theatre Presents SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
February 11, 2019

Barbara McBain and Roger Prenger are arm-in-arm charming in Desert Stages Theatre's production of SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, directed by Joy Bingham Strimple. Runs through March 3rd.

BWW Review: Childsplay & Black Theatre Troupe Present AND IN THIS CORNER... CASSIUS CLAY
February 5, 2019

Childsplay's current staging of Idris Goodwin's AND IN THIS CORNER… CASSIUS CLAY (in co-production with Black Theatre Troupe), features a superb cast, led by Rapheal Hamilton as Cassius and including some of the Valley's heavyweight talents. It packs a solid punch to the heart in an insightful and inspired recounting of Muhammad Ali's formative years. Runs through March 3rd at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents BRILLIANT TRACES
February 2, 2019

Theatre Artists Studio presents Cindy Lou Johnson's BRILLIANT TRACES. Taut drama, deftly directed by Carol MacLeod, featuring Kent and Heidi Wellborrn. Runs through February 17th at The Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.

BWW Review: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN ~ Gehring And Klein Shine!
January 31, 2019

Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, the writers and stars of THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN-GIRLS ONLY®, shine in a series of sketches that range from reminiscences of early childhood to commentaries that poke at the 'progress' women have made from subordination to self-empowerment. A show filled with sensitivity and loads of good-natured laughs. Runs through February 24th at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
January 28, 2019

In Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Director Kurtis Overby has assembled all the pieces of this American classic into a charming and engaging interpretation that is, to be clear, en pointe! The result is a jaunty, rhapsodic, and sentimental journey across avenues, cafes, and a dance studio where eros (romantic love) and pragma (practical love) intersect.

BWW Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents JERSEY BOYS ~ Oh, What A Show!
January 26, 2019

The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of JERSEY BOYS, featuring Justin Albinder as Frankie Valli and James D. Gish as Bob Gaudio, ripples with energy. From Antonio Leroy King's opening rap solo of Yannick's pop hit (Cues soirees la!) to the cast's celebratory closing (Who Loves You), the show is a joyful retrospective on the group's rise to fame.Runs through March 10th.

BWW Review ~ Stray Cat Theatre Presents Leah Nanako Winkler's TWO MILE HOLLOW ~ Madcap Family Dysfunction With A Message
January 19, 2019

Stray Cat Theatre has taken up Leah Nanako Winkler's gauntlet to bring diversity to the stage and assumed the challenge of producing TWO MILE HOLLOW, with Louis Farber directing this madcap excursion into family absurdity and dysfunction. At Tempe Center for the Arts through February 2nd.

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.



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