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Box Office Walk Up and Phone Hours
Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 12:00n and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Box Office Phone: 480-279-7194
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant
onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order. Pieces
of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by
the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her
musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about
what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once
with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song… and nobody
does this better than Melanie. Others learned this that night at
Woodstock, where as a New York kid barely known outside of the
coffeehouse circuit in Greenwich Village, she sang her song "Beautiful
People" and inspired the first panorama of candles and cigarette
lighters ever raised at a concert event. That, in turn, moved the young
singer to write "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain"), which sold more than
one million copies in 1970 and prompted Billboard, Cashbox, Melody
Maker, Record World, and Bravo to anoint her as female vocalist of the
year. Her single "Brand New Key," an infectious romp about freedom and
roller skates, topped the charts in 1971.
Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle - A Childsplay Production
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:30am and 1:30pm
When a stray dog appears on the doorstop, it’s love at first sight for 6-year-old Cory, and the last straw for Grandma Autumn. Life hasn’t been easy lately for either of these two, facing absent parents and lost homes. But in a delightfully surprising story filled with humor and heart, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle reminds us love makes almost anything possible, even in hard times.
A Quick Look at the Higley Center
HCPA Member’s Program Now Available
Receive special offers* not available to the general public:
Advance notice of the season and special events
Meet and greets with performers
Early ticket purchase
Discount ticket prices on individual shows
Discounts on food/beverage purchases
Discounts at participating restaurants
Discounts at participating hotels
*Member benefits are limited to performances/events presented by the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. Terms of membership may be revised or cancelled without prior notice to members. Rental events and special HCPA engagements are not included. Time, place and availability of meet and greets are at the discretion of the artist/performer. Participating restaurants and hotels establish their own terms of discounts and/or other benefits that are extended to HCPA Members.
membership today for the introductory price of $99.
After November 30, 2013, membership will be $140.00
More details and membership registration are available by
at restaurant partners for discounts!
T C Pub and Grub – 15% off
San Tan Village
Gordon Biersch – Receive 20% off on day of performance and 1 week after!
Buffalo Wild Wings – Receive 15% off
Members get discounts at
Hampton Inn and
Suites Gilbert-Phoenix – 10%
Hyatt Place Phoenix-Gilbert and all Hilton properties world-wide -10%
A Message from HCPA Executive Manager Larry Whitesell
PLAYING OUR PART FOR YOU
Welcome to the 2013-14 season at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. Whether you are from across the street, across town or across the country, our goal is to create an exceptional performing arts experience for you.
When someone learns that I am the manager of a regional performing arts center, they often ask why we provide performances for the general public. After all, isn’t the HCPA part of Higley Unified School District and here to serve the needs of students? Yes, we are fortunate to be part of one of the top rated school districts in the State. As such, children in the Southeast Valley have convenient access to high quality school-day performances that enhance their learning. One program this year will involve grade 1-6 students in writing original stories that will be adapted into musical theater performances. Hundreds of students will come to the HCPA to see if their story was chosen for performance. It promises to be an exciting experience that will help make writing fun. Research shows that student engagement in, through and with the arts has positive effects on learning, attendance, and overall enjoyment of school. The HCPA and staff are also available for all types of performances in which students showcase what they have learned in class and after school programs. That’s a big part, but not all, of what we do.
We also play an important role in community life. Enriching lives through live performances is one of the most important ways that we play our part for you. The HCPA also plays an active part in the economic health of the community. We employ full and part time administrative, technical and custodial staff. Local artists and arts organizations, which employ performers, production and office staff, are paid to provide performances at our venue. We purchase goods and services from area businesses including lodging, catering, banking, and theatrical equipment and supplies. And our patrons and participants eat at restaurants and stay in hotels because they are involved in programs at the HCPA. As an example, a sales director from one of our hotel partners reported that over 2,000 hotel nights were required by people participating in a three day dance competition that took place at the HCPA in February, 2013. And all of the participants ate at local restaurants while they were here. The economic impact to our immediate community was significant.
The Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force released a report that provides details on how the arts and culture sector has an expansive impact on Arizona lives and economies. A press release from the Arizona Commission on the Arts on May 24, 2013, cited the following statistics from the report:
Last year, over $581 million a generated by arts and culture organizations and their audiences.
Despite persistent post-recession obstacles, Arizona’s creative sector experienced a 22% increase in number of jobs and a 68% increase in number of businesses from 2008-2012.
The report is based on 219 participating organizations, less than half of the state’s active arts and culture organizations, so the actual effect of these organizations is even greater than the initial reports’ data.
So, while you’re here to enjoy a show, also enjoy the fact that you are making a positive difference in the community. You can make an even bigger difference by encouraging your family and friends to attend a show and to play their part in building a healthy community.