“She Loves Me” Presented by Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble

3 12 2009

She Loves Me Presented by Tucson Youth Group

(Tucson, AZ – November 13, 2009)  Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble and Beowulf Alley Theatre present the romantic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Still relevant today, this old-world, nostalgic musical comedy is the fifth adaptation of the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, following the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film The Shop around the Corner and the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime.  It would surface yet again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature film You’ve Got Mail. This production of She Loves Me is appropriate for ages 6 years and over.

Performance locations, dates, and times are:

Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue

(downtown between Broadway and Congress)

Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.;

Saturday, December 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and

ArtFare, 55 North 6th Avenue

(downtown between Congress and Pennington)

Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices and Purchase Outlets:

$12 General Admission, $10 Seniors & Students

Purchase through Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble members, by cash or check made payable to Beowulf Alley Theatre Company; by phone at (520) 882-0555 using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express; online with debit/credit cards via PayPal or Google at http://www.beowulfalley.org.

The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack (played by Hunter Hnat) and Amalia Balash (played by Julie Sandfort). The two, despite being strongly at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal, having met through lonely-hearts ads.  The story ends on Christmas Eve with the endearing and uplifting sense of possibility often felt during the holiday season.

Directed by Steve Anderson; Music Director, Stephanie Fox; Accompanist, David Craig.  Script/Music/Lyrics: Joe Masteroff (script), Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics).

Produced by special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). For more information call (520) 882-0555.


Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble Joins ArtFare

19 08 2009

Seeking singers from age 10 – 19 who want to be a part of a new and growing arts community at the ARTFARE in Tucson.

With two performance levels chosen by audition, students from any school will be able to fine tune their skills while singing with an enthusiastic and fun group of young people.

Please come to audition on September 3. No one will be turned away, auditions are for placement and casting only. Beginners will be placed in the Main Ensemble group and moved up as spots become available in the advanced group.

The Company group will perform a Christmas concert in December.

The Company group will prepare a full musical for a December performance as well as choral music for concerts and events.

The ARIZONA YOUTH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (AYCE) is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide serious young singers in Tucson with an opportunity for music and dramatic education and performance.  The ensemble is co-directed by Ms Stephanie Fox and Mr. Thomas Brower, with acting instruction provided by Mr Steve Anderson.  Membership is open to students from middle school up until age 20. AYCE students are selected through an audition process and represent a cross section of all students in the Tucson area. AYCE is an excellent opportunity for home-schooled and private schooled students who do not have any group performing experiences available through school.
Since 2003, one of the goals of AYCE is to give students equal opportunity to perform music that reflects their own personal tastes while increasing their knowledge of choral and stage music in both contemporary and classical works from the standard repertoire. To that end, AYCE performances exhibit a broad range of styles and languages as well as a variety of different genres of material.
AYCE is a unique organization that fills the need for a professional quality ensemble of Tucson’s young singers, giving them an opportunity to gain performance experience in solo and choral singing as well as staged works all in a positive and nurturing environment.
The differences between AYCE and other choral programs in Tucson are:
  • AYCE focuses on the individual as a performer
  • Students in the ensemble are serious about pursuing performing arts at the college level
  • AYCE is a mixed ensemble
  • Students receive one on one vocal & dramatic coaching from private vocal instructors or ensemble directors or both
  • All members are encouraged and given the opportunity to perform solo repertoire in the style of their choice
Tuition is $50 per month and scholarships are available.
Art Fare
55 N. 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona
520 -991-1651

Rehearsal Times:
Prep group
Thursday 7 – 8pm
Advanced group
Thursday 7 – 9pm