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‘IN THE HEIGHTS:’ Musical features all-Latin student cast

‘IN THE HEIGHTS:’ Musical features all-Latin student cast

By ROBYN ZELICKSON   Costumed actors mill around, waiting for rehearsal to begin. Todd Poelstra, the director for “In the Heights,” stands at a lighting station on the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre stage. Choreographer Mickey Nugent arrives to work with his singer/dancers. Although he’s choreographed hundreds of shows, he’s excited about working for […]

Dancers to showcase upbeat ‘Fusion’

Dancers to showcase upbeat ‘Fusion’

By MELINA CASILLAS Ballet, modern and jazz styles will be in the spotlight May 6-7 when Pima Community College dancers stage “Dance Fusion” under the direction of Nolan Kubota and Erika Colombi. Student and faculty choreography draws inspiration from a variety of classic and contemporary movements. “It’s one of our most talked about shows,” Kubota […]

Prodigy bringing show to PCC

Prodigy bringing show to PCC

By KATIE STEWART Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick will perform at Pima Community College’s Proscenium Theatre on April 5 at 7 p.m. with special guest Damian McGinty from the television show “Glee.” Admission for the show starts at $39. The 12-year-old pianist, singer, composer and entertainer has donated more than $30 million to numerous charitable organizations […]

‘Dance Fusion’ returns for encore

‘Dance Fusion’ returns for encore

By BRUCE HARDT Pima Community College dancers will embrace contemporary and futuristic choreographic themes in Dance Fusion II performances on May 10-11. Performances in the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre include Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Director Aurora Gonçalves-Shaner said students and faculty […]

ARTS BRIEFS: Wind Ensemble to play American tunes

ARTS BRIEFS: Wind Ensemble to play American tunes

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will play a mix of mostly American compositions on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Under the direction of Mark Nelson, the Wind Ensemble will perform Claude T. Smith’s “Emperata Overture,” Robert Smith’s “Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba” and Harry […]