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Women First: Females throw their hats in the ring at new Zoppe Family Circus...

By Laura Latzkzo For families like the Zoppes, the circus isn’t just a way to make a living. It is part of their identities. The Zoppe family’s circus, in its 177th year, will make its annual...

‘The Royale’: Boxing play’s cast and crew wind up for a knock-out

By Bridgette Redman Boxing is a sport filled with great drama and a rich history of stories, lending themselves to books, movies and plays. This is especially true when it comes to our nation’s race...

Hot ‘Summer’: Disco Queen’s story shines on the ASU Gammage stage

By Bridgette Redman As a student at a performing arts high school, Dan’yelle Williamson was told she’d never make it as an artist. It was too hard to make a living that way.  “I finally said...

‘Home’ and ‘Story of Everything:’ Magic and awe take over ASU Gammage

Bridgette Redman There is beauty and wonder of breathtaking scope filling the stage at ASU Gammage this month. From the Native American/science-inspired “Story of Everything,” to the devised theater piece that builds a house before the...

Immersive Storytelling: Vox Motus’ ‘Flight’ shares two brothers’ tale of immigration

By Laura Latzko The story of the immigrant experience is one to which audiences from different backgrounds can relate but is rarely told. A few theatrical productions, however, do speak on the worldwide refugee crisis. The...

Educating the Masses: Musicians from around the world capture the Harlem Renaissance in new...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Musician Michael Mwenso has high hopes about his show “Harlem 100.” The performance, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, pays homage to the 100th anniversary...

A Cirque to Remember: ‘Ovo’ is high-wire fun for English performer

By Christopher Boan The world’s preeminent destination for jaw-dropping displays of trapeze arts and assorted flights of fancy brings a new storyboard to the Valley in February. Cirque du Soleil, which has performed across the globe...

‘Speechless’: Blue Man Group bringing revamped show to ASU

By Connor Dziawura Adam Zuick calls trying out for the Blue Man Group “one of the weirdest auditions a person can probably go through.” When he was given a shot at joining the long-running performance act...

Laughing It Up: Everything goes wrong in footlight farce

By Bridgette M. Redman Peter Hill, the artistic and technical director of Fountain Hills Theater, knows what audiences like. He ought to, having spent decades heading up theater companies all around the country and earning widespread...

A Disney Christmas: This new holiday party brings Santa and Mickey together

By Natalie Urquiza Disney is a recognizable name that’s ageless and creates memories. Kids can see their favorite Disney Junior character in front of them and reach out for a hug when “Disney Junior Holiday...

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