Arizona School for the Arts

First Day of School, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018!

Showcase Information

This year Showcase will be held at the beautiful historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Showcase is designed to present a variety of group performances representing all three artistic disciplines (music, ballet, and theatre) and provide an inspiring professional experience for our students. The Orpheum is a wonderful space and ASA enjoys performing there.  We are continuing to make modifications so that our production will fit with the limited space backstage and the supervision capacity of the faculty.   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.  

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 2018 will be excused from school starting May 24, 2018. 

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 at the beginning of May, 2018

Students will receive individual student schedules the week of May 1, 2018.  Please ask your student for this document.
Showcase Performance Groups 2018 - in alphabetical order

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (alphabetical order)

5th & 6th grade Choirs

Advanced Treble Choir

Ballet Foundations 1

Ballet Foundations 2 (5th-8th grade)

Bel Canto Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Winds


Improv (based on casting)

Intermediate Dance

Intro to Dance

High School Storytelling (based on casting)

Jazz Combo

Musical Theatre Vocal Expressions

Piano Students (to be announced by department)

Production Crew (to be announced by department)

Percussion Ensemble

Symphonic Winds

Symphony Orchestra


Thursday, May 31, 2018 (alphabetical order)

Advanced Guitar

Ballet Corps

Ballet Corps Intensive

Ballet - Pre-Professional 

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Singers

Chamber Winds

Concert Choir

Devising (based on casting)

Directing (based on casting)


Guitar Foundations 3 & 4

Jazz Orchestra

Mixed Ensemble Choir

Theatre Movement

Musical Theatre Rep

Piano Students (to be announced by department)

Production Crew (to be announced by department)

Symphonic Winds (to be announced by department)

Theatre for Social Change (based on casting)


Showcase 2018 FAQs


My student is not in Showcase, when is their last day?
  • May 23rd
How do I know my student’s rehearsal schedule?
  • All students will have their own individualized rehearsal schedule at the beginning of May
  • All rehearsals and time frames will be written down
Does my student need to show up to school on the days that they don’t have a rehearsal scheduled?
  • No
  • Only students in rehearsals need to be on campus – all other students have the indicated day off
  • Do not call the attendance line if your student is not scheduled to be in rehearsal
If my student lost their schedule, what do I do?
  • Have your student talk to any of their art teachers
  • They will need a new document and get all the pertinent information from each teacher
Where & when do I pick up my student on the ½ day rehearsals at ASA?
  • The rehearsals on May 24th & 25th are from 7:45-12:20.
  • Drop off and pick up locations are ASA and Arizona Opera
    • Specific locations will be indicated on your student’s schedule
  • The rehearsal time and locations on May 29th are specific to each department – see your student’s schedule for the information you need
  • Note: students that are going to AZ Opera between drop off & pick up will be transported by bus back and fort
What is the food policy at the Orpheum?
  • It is an Orpheum policy that there is no outside food or drink – no Starbucks, donuts, Giant, etc
  • Students can only bring water
  • If they are assigned to be apart of both the morning and afternoon rehearsals, students can bring a sack lunch
    • There will be a space provided for them to eat with faculty supervision
  • Students will also be allowed to go to local restaurants with a faculty chaperone
  • Students are not allowed to use the vending machines at the Orpheum
Where do I drop off my student when going to the Orpheum?
  • Drop Off/Pick Up: Use north side of Adams between 2nd & 3rd Ave ONLY
    • Students are not allowed to be dropped off on the south side – it is a fire lane
  • There is no bus going between ASA & the Orpheum
Can my student park at the Orpheum?
  • Students that drive will need to park near ASA and ride the light rail to the Orpheum or pay for parking in a lot
  • Students will not be released to feed meters
Can my student bring electronics, books, and games to rehearsals?
  • While in waiting rooms before and after rehearsals, students are allowed to use electronics, read books, and play games
    • Please make sure all materials are school appropriate
  • ASA does not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged items
Can my student leave the showcase performance early?
  • All students must stay for the whole performance.
  • They will be released as soon as the performance is over
Can I buy my student a seat?
  • If your student is performing on a particular night, they will not be allowed to leave the backstage area.
    • You may not purchase them a seat
  • You are welcome to purchase a seat for your student on a night they are not performing
Where do I meet my student after the performance is over?
  • Make a meeting place with your student
  • Allow for time for all students to leave the backstage areas
  • They will be released by assigned backstage locations and teachers can help direct students to your planned meeting points
What should my student bring to the Orpheum for rehearsals and performances?
  • Cell Phone (so you can communicate at pick up times)
  • Music students: instrument, music, and all supplies
  • Theatre students: all items indicated by your theatre teacher
  • Ballet students: refer to the information provided by Ms. Firicano