Rita Rudner to Perform at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 2/16

Rita Rudner to Perform at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 2/16

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present comedienne Rita Rudner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $49, $59 or $79 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

Comedienne Rita Rudner has charmed her way into the hearts of millions with her witty stand-up routines, sold-out tours, bestselling books and countless television appearances. She also has become one of the most popular performers in Las Vegas, where she holds the record for the city's longest-running, one-person comedy show and was voted "Best Comedian in Las Vegas" multiple times by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Rudner has appeared on television as a guest of David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Oprah Winfrey, among many others, and in the highly rated HBO specials Rita Rudner: Born to Be Mild and Rita Rudner: Married without Children. Her most recent cable special, Rita Rudner and 3 Potential Ex-Husbands, premiered in 2012 on Showtime.

Rudner has toured throughout the country, from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, as well as Australia and England. She is the author of the novels Tickled Pink and Turning the Tables, the bestselling Naked Beneath My Clothes, Rita Rudner's Guide to Men and I Still Have It ... I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel performances.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center's education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale's Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.