Arizona School for the Arts

OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.  WE WILL RETURN ON JULY 24TH.

Showcase Information

Please check this page often for Showcase updates.  
 

This year Showcase will be held at the beautiful historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Showcase is designed to present a variety of group performances representing all three artistic disciplines (music, ballet, and theatre) and providing an inspiring professional experience for our students. The Orpheum is a wonderful space and ASA enjoys performing there.  In reviewing challenges from past years, we are making some modifications this year that will fit better with the limited space backstage, the supervision capacity of the faculty, and contribute to a better quality of experience for our students.   ASA will produce two different shows to accomplish these goals and to preserve the spirit of the event - to capture our students' highest caliber of artistic accomplishment.  Toward that end, Wednesday night will be a concert style performance, while the Thursday event will be a more collaborative and integrated show.

Some students may be participating in arts classes this year that do not perform in Showcase.  To help families with their May schedules,  we are providing a list of the groups performing at this time.  Students that are not participating in Showcase 2017 will be excused from school starting May 24, 2017.

More information about the rehearsal schedule and purchasing tickets to the performance will be available soon.  Please feel free to communicate with your student's arts teacher about any questions or concerns.  We are excited about the collaborations for this year's Showcase.  We hope you look forward to this exciting year-end event. 

Tickets for the two performances go on sale May 1, 2017 at 10 AM. See FAQ document below for more details. 

Students will receive individual student schedules the week of May 1, 2017.  Please ask your student for this document.
 
 
Showcase Performance Groups 2017 - in alphabetical order

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (alphabetical order)

5th & 6th grade Choirs
Advanced Guitar
Advanced Treble Choir
Ballet Foundations 1
Ballet Foundations 2 (7th & 8th grade)
Bel Canto Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Winds
Guitar Foundations 2 Advanced (Dr. Sloyka’s class)
Guitar Foundations 3
Jazz Band
Intermediate Dance
Intro to Dance
Piano Students (to be announced by department)
Symphonic Band
Symphony Orchestra (selected members to be announced by department)
Theatre Arts Students (to be announced by department)

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (alphabetical order)

Advanced Guitar
Ballet Corps
Ballet Corps Intensive
Ballet Foundations 2 (5th & 6th grade)
Pre-Professional Ballet
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Singers
Chamber Winds
Concert Choir
Mixed Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Piano Students (to be announced by department)
Symphony Orchestra
Theatre Arts Students (to be announced by department)

 

Showcase 2017 General Rehearsal Information 

Thursday, May 25 (7:45-12:20)*

All Groups are drop off and pick up at ASA unless noted

·      Percussion Ensemble

·      Guitar Foundations 2 Advanced (Sloyka’s Class)

·      Guitar Foundations 3

·      Advanced Guitar

·      All Selected Piano Performers

·      Advanced Treble Choir

·      Bel Canto Choir

·      5th & 6th Grade Choirs

·      Chamber Orchestra

·      Symphony Orchestra

·      Symphonic Winds

·      Chamber Winds

·      Jazz Band

·      Theatre: Catalyst, Glass Ceiling, Chop Sticks

·      Theatre: The Almonds & Scalene Triangle

o   Drop off at AZ Opera

o   Pick up at ASA

·      Theatre Build Crew

o   Drop off/Pick up: PCA

·      Theatre Run Crew

o   Drop off/Pick up: AZ Opera (3pm)*

·      All Ballet Students

o   Drop off at ASA (10am)*

§  Note: Stormbreak & Always meet at 7:45am

o   Pick up at AZ Opera (3pm)*

·      Pulcinella Orchestra

o   Drop off at ASA

o   Pick up at AZ Opera (3pm)*

 

Friday, May 26 (7:45-12:20)

All Groups are drop off and pick up at ASA unless noted

·      Percussion Ensemble

·      Guitar Foundations 2 Advanced (Sloyka’s Class)

·      Guitar Foundations 3

·      Advanced Guitar

·      All Selected Piano Performers

·      Advanced Treble Choir

·      Bel Canto Choir

·      Chamber Orchestra

·      Symphony Orchestra

·      Symphonic Winds

·      Chamber Winds

·      Jazz Band

·      Theatre: Catalyst, Glass Ceiling, Chop Sticks

·      Theatre: The Almonds & Scalene Triangle

o   Drop off at AZ Opera

o   Pick up at ASA

·      Theatre Build Crew

o   Drop off/Pick up: PCA

·      Theatre Run Crew

o   Drop off/Pick up: AZ Opera

·      All Ballet Students

o   Drop off at ASA

o   Pick up at AZ Opera

·      Peer Gynt Orchestra

o   Drop off at ASA

o   Pick up at AZ Opera

 

Tuesday, May 30

Music

Ballet

Theatre

7:45-12:20

Drop off/Pick Up @ ASA

·      Percussion Ensemble

·      Guitar Foundations 2 Advanced (Sloyka’s Class)

·      Guitar Foundations 3

·      Advanced Guitar

·      All Selected Piano Performers

·      Advanced Treble Choir

·      Bel Canto Choir

·      Chamber Orchestra

·      Symphony Orchestra

·      Symphonic Winds

·      Chamber Winds

·      Jazz Band

11:45-3:30

Drop off/Pick Up @ Orpheum

·      All Ballet Classes

Tech

7:30am-7:00pm

Drop off: PCA

Pick up: Orpheum

(there will be designated lunch and dinner breaks)

 

Cast

4:30pm-7:00pm

Drop off/Pick Up: Orpheum

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 31

More specifics will be indicated on the student individualized schedules

Daytime Dress Rehearsal Call Times

·      7:30am

o   Tech

o   Scalene Triangle (Theatre)

·      8:00am

o   Sih’r Khalaq (5th/6th choir)

o   The Almonds (Theatre)

·      9:15am

o   NY 900 (Guitar Orchestra: GF2adv, GF3, AG),

o   Always Keep this Close (Bel Canto, Advanced Treble, Chamber Orchestra)

·      10:00am

o   Brazil (Symphonic Winds, Chamber Winds)

o   Semente (Jazz Band)

o   Poulenc Sextet (Mixed Chamber)

·      11:30pm

o   Ballet

·      1:00pm

o   Pulcinella Orchestra

Evening Performance Call Times

5:00pm

o   Tech

o   Theatre

6:00pm

o   Ballet

o   Jazz Band

o   Pulcinella Orchestra

o   Scalene Triangle Band

o   Poulenc

6:30pm

o   5th/6th Choirs

o   Advanced Treble

o   Bel Canto

o   Guitar Foundations 2 Adv

o   Guitar Foundations 3

o   Advanced Guitar

o   Chamber Orchestra

o   Symphonic Winds

o   Chamber Winds

 

Thursday, June 1

More specifics will be indicated on the student individualized schedules

Daytime Dress Rehearsal Call Times

·      7:30am

o   Tech

o   Catalyst (Theatre, Strings)

·      8:00am

o   Misa Criolla (Chamber Singers, Advanced Guitar, Piano, Flute, Percussion)

o   The Almonds (Theatre)

o   Glass Ceiling/Austin Tango (Theatre, Advanced Guitar)

·      9:15am

o   Beethoven 8 (Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Selected Chamber Winds)

·      10:00am

o   Wild Nights (Chamber Winds)

o   West Side Story (Chamber Winds, Mixed Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers)

o   How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place (Mixed Ensemble, Concert Choir)

o   Chop Sticks (piano, theatre)

·      11:30pm

o   Ballet

·      1:00pm

o   Peer Gynt Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra, Selected Chamber Winds)

o   Always (Mixed Chamber Ensemble)

o   Stormbreak (Percussion Ensemble)

Evening Performance Call Times

5:00pm

o   Tech

o   Theatre

6:00pm

o   Ballet

o   Percussion Ensemble

o   Always

o   Concert Choir

o   Mixed Ensemble Choir

o   Brahms Pianos

o   Peer Gynt Ensemble

o   Chop Sticks Pianos

6:30pm

o   Catalyst Strings

o   Chamber Singers

o   Advanced Guitar

o   Symphony Orchestra

o   Chamber Orchestra

o   Chamber Winds

 

Questions? Email your arts teachers.