Posted by: Nancy
November 28, 2012
‘Tis the season, and there is a lot to be jolly about at Tempe Center of the Arts. Get in a holiday chuckle, be dazzled by amazing live music and enjoy the holidays with the whole family accompanied by festive entertainment.
See the hilarious Childsplay production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Both the adults and kiddos will love this charming holiday show.
Roll out of your chair laughing while watching comedy troop Bully Mammoth perform their unique brand of scripted comedy.
Celebrate the holidays in style with “The Hits at TCA: Le Grandi Voci “and listen to some of the most unforgettable songs of all time performed by three talented tenors.
Really get in the spirit with at Lakeshore Jazz series Bob Ravenscroft Christmas Concert. He’ll be playing the unique Ravenscroft piano designed exclusively for the TCA.
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with the people you love, be entertained by fantastically humorous shows and listen to exhilarating live music at Tempe Center for the Arts this season. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Tempe Center for the Arts website.
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 (ASL 1 p.m.), 22 & 23, 1 & 4 p.m.: Childsplay Presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”
Celebrate the holidays with the irrepressible Junie B. Jones. The kids in Room One are gearing up for a celebration. But when Junie draws tattletale May’s name for the Secret Santa giveaway, she hatches a plan to leave her nemesis with a stinky old lump of coal. The hilarious Junie B. and her holiday hijinks will leave kids laughing for days. Recommended for age 5 and older.
December 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Hits @TCA: Le Grandi Voci – The Three International Tenors
Le Grandi Voci celebrates some of the finest music in the world and features show-stopping performances that pay homage to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrico Caruso and others. The performance includes stirring renditions of the some of the most memorable songs ever written, including “Time to Say Goodbye,” “Ave Maria” and “Nessun dorma,” along with a very special appearance from Korean soprano, Michelle Oh.
December 7, 8 p.m.: Bully Mammoth: Baah Schurmbug
Unhappy with the local comedy scene, the members of Bully Mammoth decided to mix things up with their brand of 95 percent scripted comedy. Members concentrate on scene work and are influenced by everything from Elvis to David Lynch. Recommended for ages 16 and older.
December 21, 7:30 p.m.: Lakeshore Jazz Series: Bob Ravenscroft Christmas Concert
Ravenscroft’s family has music in its blood, traceable all the way back to Thomas Ravenscroft, composer of the “Whole Booke of Psalms” in 1621. Four centuries later, Bob Ravenscroft continues to bring a spiritual element and meditative reverence for the environment to his music, but he draws upon an extensive jazz writing, arranging and performing background to create “live” compositions, enabling audiences to virtually become part of the creative process.