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4th Annual Garden & Landscape Tour – Casa Grande AZ

Presented By The Greater Casa Grande Master Gardeners

Date: Saturday 4/5/2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tour on Saturday, April 5th

The eight stops will include 4 residential homes, Seeds of Hope Community Garden, a self-guided Tour at Avocado Nursery , the patio garden at Birds n’ Blossoms and a downtown Farmer’s Market.

Maps will be available on line after March 28th at Pinal CALS Cooperative Extension web site! and the day of the event at the above locations.
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Cooperative Extension Disclaimer: The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pinal County Cooperative Extension at 820 E. Cottonwood Lane, #C, Casa Grande, AZ (toll free 866-836-5221). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.


Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus

SAWC Chorus

Presents:“Medley Madness”


Saturday, March 29 @ 2:00pm
Vista Grande HS Auditorium
1556 N Arizola Rd.
$12 or $10 group rate for parties of 10 or more attendees
Tickets for Casa Grande click HERE
Phone: 520.560.0160
Tickets also available at the door!

Coolidge Performing Arts Center
685 West Northern Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tickets for Coolidge click HERE

Take a trip down memory lane with the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus as they pay tribute to the big band and swing era, featuring the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others!

The Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus performs from the ever expanding repertoire written specifically for women’s or treble voices. As the premier women’s chorus of Tucson, they strive to sing quality music that showcases the women’s voices and fulfills their desire to entertain. Performances have included such music as the Baroque “Missa de Profunctis” on the same program as Broadway medleys, or Spanish folksongs and jazzy samba.

The Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus has had the privilege of performing with such groups as the Tucson Symphony, the Arizona Symphonic Winds, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble on the venerable stage at Carnegie Hall. They have also performed with the Son’s of Orpheus Male Choir of Tucson, the Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble, Jovert Steel Drums, Harp-Fusion, the Tucson Concert Band and the Con Brio’s Women’s Ensemble from Seattle, Washington, among others.



For the family-friendly, interactive melodrama:
“The Pony Expresso or…The Villain Came to a Grinding Halt”
Audition Dates:
Friday, March 7th at 5pm
Saturday, March 8th at 10am
Auditions held at BlackBox Foundation Offices:
111 W. Florence Blvd, Suite 2
We are looking for:
SINGERS- Be prepared to sing a song of your choice; A Capella, or CD player provide
ACTORS- Be prepared to read from the script
DANCERS- Be prepared with a short routine of your choice
CHARACTERS- Be prepared to interact as your character
No experience necessary! All ages needed!
Auditions for placement only-EVERYONE GUARANTEED A ROLE!
Visit www. blackboxaz.com or phone Stacey @520-560-0160 for more information
Show Dates:
Fri, May 2nd at 6pm
Sat, May 3rd at 1pm
Sun, May 4th at 1pm

The 39 Steps

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BlackBox Foundation Presents:

The 39 Steps
Directed By Stacey Seaman

NOTE: Our show is family friendly, but not intended for audience members under the age of 8 years old.

Maricopa March 14th and 15th

Tickets: $12
*Group tickets available

Maricopa Community Theatre
41600 W. Smith Enke Rd.
Maricopa, AZ 85138


“What is the 39 Steps”?

The Production:

British director Alfred Hitchcock, who had a wicked sense of humor, would undoubtedly have appreciated the theatre adaptation of The 39 Steps, a madcap spoof of one of his early film noir thrillers. The production pays homage to the plump little director in a unique way.

Four different actors portray more than 50 different characters, a feat requiring admirable comic timing, lightening quick costume changes and a very strong constitution. Only the lead actor sticks with his original role, and he stays onstage and in motion during the entire performance. He is joined by a female actress who plays 3 roles throughout the performance, and two other actors who each play all of the rest of the dozen roles in the show.

With love and irreverence, The 39 Steps pays hilarious homage to film noir, Hitchcock and spy movies in general. The show uses the magic of theatre to bring exciting chases (by car, foot, train and plane) to life on stage. Those moments, along with the general onstage insanity and instant costume changes, make it a hilarious night at the theatre!

The Plot:

Richard Hannay is at a London theatre when a fight breaks out and a shot is fired. In the ensuing panic, he finds himself holding a frightened Annabella Schmidt, who talks
him into taking her back to his flat. There, she tells him that she is a spy, being chased by assassins out to kill her. She claims to have uncovered a man who is the head of a top plot to steal vital British military secrets, implemented by an espionage organization called “The 39 Steps.”

The play follows our dashing hero through the next few days as he runs for his life and struggles to discern who is friend and foe. The fun continues as this frenetic farce careens from place to place and muddle to mess. The conclusion combines mishaps, mistaken identities, and tongue-in-cheek references to everything we like about murder mysteries and film noir detective movies.

About BlackBox Foundation:

BlackBox Foundation is a non-profit located in Casa Grande, Arizona, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of people in our community by providing them with
opportunities to experience the arts through performance and education.

BlackBox partners with local schools, venues, artists, and performance groups to help produce and promote the performing arts in our community. Some of the artists, venues, and organizations with which we are affiliated:

Casa Grande Main Street
Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
Casa Grande Elementary School District
Casa Grande Union High School District
Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce
Coolidge Performing Arts Center
Strings of the Sonoran
The Haven

Recent events that the BlackBox creative team has
been responsible for producing include:

Don’t Talk to the Actors
Fresh Brewed: Tales from the Coffee Bar
Beyond Therapy
Every Christmas Story Ever Told
The Foreigner
The Last 5 Years
Beyond Karaoke
Greater Tuna
The Odd Couple: Female Version
It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio Play

Kid & Teen Musical Theatre Camp
After School Drama Classes
After School String Classes
Kid/Teen/Adult Improv Comedy Training
Salute to Harry Warren

The Beatles Slept Here
The Boy With No Name

With Her Voice
Copper State Poetry Slam Championships
Kush County Band
Open Mic Nights
Puppet Shows
Drag Shows
Stand Up Comedy
Classic Movies
Movie Chat
Flash Mobs
Cabaret Music Nights


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