The Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) has a season packed with exciting and entertaining live performances sure to please local audiences of all ages!
Located in the historic Sacred Heart Church building at the intersection of Willis and Marina Streets in downtown, the Prescott Center for the Arts has been a key link between the community and the local performing arts scene for decades.
PCA makes many of its shows accessible to school groups, field trips and other youth groups at discounted rates. With two stages, a gallery and gift shop, live music, local directors, local actors, youth programs and so much more, PCA offers a doorway into the world of the arts for so many.
The 2017 – 2018 season is no different.
The season begins on the Main Stage with a lively rendition of the classic tale Fiddler on the Roof. This timeless story defines faith and family for so many, says PCA Executive Director Robyn Allen.
“People will come to Fiddler on the Roof just to hear the music,” she said.
Fiddler on the Roof opens on September 28 and runs through October 15.
The falls season creeps directly into Halloween, and PCA will be the place to get a fright at the Ghost Talk II, located on PCA’s Stage Too (just across the alley from the PCA parking lot).
Ghost Talk II is an annual fundraiser for PCA youth programs and is organized, produced and performed by local youth actors, Allen said.
In years past, the Halloween event has had a certain comedic flair filled with humor. This year, Ghost Talk II takes a distinctly less funny approach and the horror level will be on the rise. Participants in Ghost Talk II should be prepared for a scary experience and it is not intended for younger visitors, Allen said. Ghost Talk II runs October 20 & 22, and October 27 & 28.
During the holiday season, PCA will turn back the clock and create an atmosphere from a simpler time with a pair of Christmas shows: A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol on the Main Stage; and A Charlie Brown Christmas on Stage Too.
A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol is the much anticipated sequel to the 1940’s Radio Hour. The setting is Christmas Eve, 1943, in Newark, NJ, with a rag tag crew running a live radio show out of their hole-in-the-wall studio. Mayhem and madness ensue!
The animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, comes to life on the stage. Charlie, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Both Christmastime shows begin on November 30 and run through December 17.
Later in the season, PCA performances on the Main Stage include: Lost in Yonkers, a Pulitzer prize winning show written by Neil Simon (show runs January 25 through February 4); The Importance of Being Ernest, written by Oscar Wilde (show runs March 1 through March 11); Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with musical score by Roger Miller (show runs May 10 through May 27); William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors follows two sets of twins through a series of mistaken identities, mishaps and false accusations. A farcical comedy classic (show runs June 14 through June 24).
For a complete listing of all PCA’s shows and programming, please visit www.pca-az.net, or call (928) 445-3286.