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Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

It is one of the strongest ensemble groups I have seen in quite some time. Not one person was weak… This show is expertly directed by David J. Hemphill with musical direction by Reynaldo Saenz. The music was tight and it was as if the dancers and music were one.

Review: Smokey Joe’s Café reviewed at Fountain Hills Theater and then some!

What we have here is an entertaining, fast moving well-sung and most welcome evening of musical nostalgia in Smokey Joe’s Café. Reeves is both an incredible singer and fabulous comedienne. Her Fools Fall in Love is pure magic.

Interview: A Night in the 40’s’ celebrates WWII era music

The Kathy Donald Jazz Ensemble takes the stage for a “WW II Musical Show.” One of the highlights, Donald said, comes when she and two other singers perform some of the Andrews Sisters’ biggest hits, including “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Rum and Coca Cola.”

Press: Ragtime Cast performs at Opening of Barney’s

Ragtime Cast at Grand Opening of Barney’s on 10/16/09 at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Related Images:

Interview: He sings like nobody’s business

The director placed Jeffrey J. Davey (Tateh) and Lizz Reeves Fidler (Mother) in the other two leads. “They are all amazing,” Helland said, though his praise didn’t end with the leading actors. “It has the most powerful vocals and incredible music of any show I’ve done,” the 30-year theater veteran said. “It’s a powerhouse.”

Interview: ‘Ragtime’ gets new twist at Scottsdale theater

“It deals with the human condition,” said Lizz Reeves Fidler , who plays the part of Mother. “It deals with, unfortunately, things that will probably never go away.”

With a Broadway revival of “Ragtime” opening in mid-November, Desert Stages’ production will be one of the last regional productions of the show for a few years. While a show is on Broadway, it cannot be produced nationally, Reeves said.

Press: Desert Stages Theatre ready for ‘Ragtime’

Elizabeth Reeves stars as Mother. Mesa veteran performer Reeves has starred in “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “The Taffetas,” with other credits as diverse as a recent musical performance during High Mass at the Vatican for Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica, among others.

A Night in the 40’s Big Band Dance

Lizz performs in a 40’s style USO Show with the Kathy Donald Jazz Ensemble at 5:30pm until 7:00pm for the Arizona Wing CAF Commemorative Air Force – Night in the 40’s Dance. Big Band orchestra performances to follow USO show. B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey on display along with other warbirds. Come dressed in the […]

Interview: 1/30-2/8: ‘Godspell’

Tatiana Hensley | The Arizona Republic | January 26, 2009 Playing Jesus is Rolando Zee’s dream role, and he gets to do it in the hit Broadway musical Godspell, being staged by Mesa Encore Theater. “I am very lucky,” Zee said. “I have only done a couple musicals. My background has been mostly in film […]

Award: It’s Official! Chris wins Zoni!

The 18th Annual AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence were held in two 1930/1940’s themed ceremonies (one for Youth Theatre, one for Adult Theatre) on Monday, September 29, 2008, at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix with after-parties at the Hotel San Carlos just a few blocks away. The 2007-2008 Arizoni Theatre Awards Winner List included […]