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Top 10 Reasons to Support Arvada Center on Colorado Gives Day

Top 10 Reasons to Support Arvada Center

on Colorado Gives Day Dec 10, 2013  Click here to share your support! http://bit.ly/AC-CGD2013

10. Your support helps… entertain and educate almost 70,000 school children with unique theater and hands-on art activities

9. Your support helps… offer over 750 classes, camps, and workshops for aspiring artists of all ages.

8. Your support helps… provide barrier-free access to the arts for 4,000+ children and adults with disabilities with shadow-interpreted and audio-described theater performances and customized arts education experiences, including Squiggles, our fully-accessible interactive sculpture park that welcomes children (and adults!) of all abilities.

7. Your support has helped make… the Arvada Center one of the leading employers of some of the best creative people in Colorado. Some of our employees are not only creative in their ‘day job’ but are also creative as ‘artists-on-the-side’. Some of our employee artists:
· Rene Atchison, photographer
· Chuck McCoy, abstract print artist
· Katrina Niemisto, jewelry maker
· Kristen Bueb, wine maker, art historian
· Collin Parson, light artist
· Christina Noel-Adcock, nationally-recognized dance master class clinician
· Debra Sanders, installation artist working in mixed and alternative media
· Ashley Machacek, fine artist mixed media

6. Your support helps… welcome, educate and entertain 350,000 visitors annually in our two indoor theaters, 14 studio classrooms, three art galleries, outdoor amphitheater and banquet and conference rooms.

5. Your support helps… in 2013, the Arvada Center showed artwork from nearly 1,000 artists in 15 exhibitions, including “Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado”, 26th Annual Fine Art Market and Sale, 6th Annual ACES Show and Sale, 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and the 42nd Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition.

4. Your support helps… preserve the art of stagecraft. The Arvada Center takes great pride in creating our productions, from the stage floor and up!

3. Your support helps… produce seven award-winning theatrical productions annually. The Arvada Center recently won the coveted “Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company” from the Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards.

2. Your support helps…the Arvada Center develop professional-level academy programs that help train and prepare aspiring young artists in the areas of orchestral music, dance and theater.

For 37 years, the Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestras have provided professional-level training in orchestral music as an enhancement to school music programs.

The Arvada Center Dance Academy has trained countless dancers who have gone on to receive scholarships and to perform in acclaimed dance companies and on Broadway.

Launched in fall 2012, the Arvada Center Theater Academy Company offers talented youth a small-enrollment, high-level, in-depth program of theater instruction that deepens their skills and knowledge in the areas of character work, scene study, auditioning, and production training.

1. Your support helps… It’s simple here at the Arvada Center… Art is at the Heart of All we do…

Art is at the Heart of All We Do….Arvada Center

 

Click here to share your support! http://bit.ly/AC-CGD2013

Arvada Center ‘Shop Dogs’ Participate in MOvember

On Friday, November 1, 2013, the male crew members of the Arvada Center Scene Shop gathered together and shaved their faces to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and men’s health initiatives.

The face shaving movement called “Movember” was started in 2003 by Australian Adam Garone. The name comes from the term “mo” which in Australia is short for moustache. The way it works is simple – on November 1, all participants worldwide shave their faces completely (except for eyebrows!), and then for the entire month of November, grow a moustache. No goatees, no sideburns, just a moustache. Garone’s thought was that people would say ” ‘Ey mate, what’s with the mo’?” and then he would explain that he was raising awareness for men’s health issues. It worked and has since gone global.

Getting the entire Scene Shop (with facial hair) to participate was no small task. Some of these guys have not been clean shaven since college, and convincing them to not only shave completely, but then to grow a 70′s era moustache, took a little campaigning. But we’re all in! AC salutes you guys – here’s to some hair growin’!

Tim’s last clean shave: Oct 2001
Dusty’s last clean shave:  6 yrs ago
Rob’s last clean shave:  ”last Tuesday”
Kyle’s last clean shave: 2005
Nate’s last clean shave: 2007
Todd’s last clean shave: 3 months ago

Team Shop Dogs can be supported here:
http://moteam.co/shop-dogs

View a photo album of day 1 “Shave Off” here: https://www.facebook.com/arvada.centercolorado/media_set?set=a.517486215031682.100003109258293&type=3

 

12-10-2013

Update:

Team Shop Dogs earned $725 !! Congrats Guys! Thanks for all you do!

Team Captain Rob Reynold’s
“World’s Longest Beard”

Cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical record a “Carol for a Cure” at the Arvada Center

Picture of left to right: Kitty Hilsabeck, Jennifer DeDominici, Stephen Day, Jacob Lewis Smith, Megan Van De Hey, Parker Redford, Grant Evenson, Jon Cullison, Keith Ewer, Jean Harrison and Deb Fuller

Picture of left to right: Kitty Hilsabeck, Jennifer DeDominici, Stephen Day, Jacob Lewis Smith, Megan Van De Hey, Parker Redford, Grant Evenson, Jon Cullison, Keith Ewer, Jean Harrison and Deb Fuller

The cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical opening November 26 at the Arvada Center recorded “Gather around the Christmas Tree” by Rev. John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891) yesterday for inclusion on the 2013 Carols for a Cure CD.

Carols for a Cure is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway and select regional theaters. Check out the Broadway Cares website for more information.

Last year, the Arvada Center collected a total amount of $34, 969.61 for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, making the Arvada Center one of the top venues for CD sales outside of New York City. This year’s CD will be on sale in the lobby and at the box office during the run of A Christmas Carol, The Musical. Let’s see if we can top last year’s total to support this important cause!

Camelot 48 hour sale has been extended!

Camelot 48 hour sale!

The $48 sale for Camelot was in such high demand, the offer has been extended through October 6. Just use promo code 4612*.

The show ends October 6, so visit our website,  call the Box Office at 720-898-7200, or stop by to get your $48 tickets today! Don’t miss the show everyone has been raving about.

* Not valid on Center seating. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Based on availability. Does not apply to previous purchases.

Megan Van De Hey (Morgan Le Fey) and Aaron M. Davidson (Mordred) Photo P. Switzer Photography 2013

Megan Van De Hey (Morgan Le Fey) and Aaron M. Davidson (Mordred) Photo P. Switzer Photography 2013

Melissa Mitchell (Guenevere) and William Thomas Evans (Pellinore) Photo P. Switzer Photography 2013

Melissa Mitchell (Guenevere) and William Thomas Evans (Pellinore) Photo P. Switzer Photography 2013

48 hour sale – Last chance to see Camelot!

Camelot 48 hour sale!

 

$48 tickets for 48 Hours Only!

Camelot opened to rave reviews and has been extended through October 6! The extension week has the best available prime seats and for only $48 during our 48 Hour Sale! 

From 9 a.m. Thursday September 26 to 9 a.m. Saturday September 28 - for $48 prime seats to Camelot next week use Promo Code 4612*.

Log in now, call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 or stop by NOW!

Good through 9/28 at 9:00 a.m.

There are a limited number of tickets available at this discounted price!

* Not valid on Center seating. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Based on availability. Does not apply to previous purchases.