AZ Local: Cool Things To Do & Yummy Places To Know About

I am still reflecting after enjoying an action packed weekend last week that reminds me of some of the cool places the Valley of the Sun offers.  Be sure to check out some of these ideas if you haven’t already. On Friday, my daughter and I enjoyed a nice breakfast in Tempe at the always […]

AZ Local: Christmas Carol Tradition & ACT Continue On Thanks To Sponsors!

Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre’s (ACT) annual production of “A Christmas Carol” had a very successful two week run these last weekends to crowds that both laughed out loud and teared up during the 12th annual musical production. And behind the curtain were relieved performers and directors since ACT was in financial danger of completely shutting down. […]

AZ Local: Shop for a Cause: Clothes Minded Event Helps Struggling Local Community Children’s Theatre

A few months ago, my teen daughter asked to write an article about what her beloved Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) means to her and to the many children who have called ACT their second home. ACT has been struggling financially, like so many nonprofit Fine Arts organizations do, so I helped with volunteer work on […]

AZ Local: Zombie Lovers, Check This Team Building Event Out!

Just in time for Halloween season, the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre has a very cool event for the public called Trapped In a Room with a Zombie!  Book this fun interactive theatrical event for team building with coworkers or as a date night with a group.  This works great for a unique birthday party as well. […]

Heartfelt Words From A Worried Kid: What My Children’s Theatre Means To Me

My daughter is worried.  We got word this week that my daughter’s beloved second home (as she calls it), the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) may have to close their doors.  Once she heard this, she sat down at the computer and thoughtful words poured out of her heart and on to the keyboard.  She first reflected […]

Our Local Version of Glee Took 1st Place in Hollywood!

Manic:  I thought that manic would be a word that would appear in my article about traveling with my daughter’s middle school show choir to Hollywood last month.  I was wrong.  There truly weren’t any manic moments, if you can believe that.  It went that smoothly! Managed:  Everything!  All went so well and the trip […]

American Girl Fashion Show Ticket Winner!!

Congratulations to Lori Hartshorn!   Lori won 2 tickets to the big American Girl Fashion Show presented by the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre!  The big event takes place on Saturday, November 3rd at the Chandler Center for the Arts!  For more details about this must-see special day for girls and their families, see my article all […]

AZ Local: Win Tickets to the Nov. 3rd American Girl Fashion Show!

Looking for a fun and educational event to take your daughter, granddaughter or niece to?  Check out the 2nd annual American Girl Fashion Show presented by the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre happening on Saturday, November 3rd at the Chandler Center for the Arts! ***And email us your name if you want to be in the drawing […]

AZ Local: American Girl Casting Call This Weekend!

Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, a prominent Arizona community theatre is looking for girls, size 6x or size 10 to star as fashion models in their second annual American Girl® Fashion Show event scheduled for November 3, 2012 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.  Auditions take place this Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, located at […]

What Theater Can Teach Your Child

Manic:  My daughter during her preschool years!  With her energy and spirited ways, we had our hands full with our sweet girl! Managed:  Finding Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT)!  She has thrived acting in plays, singing solos, dancing and reciting good-sized monologues….I remember when she had to do the magical potion monologue when she was the […] Review: ACT’s “Annie Warbucks”

Yesterday, my 9-year-old daughter was quick to tell folks that we were going to see Annie Warbucks and that it would be different from the original Annie play.  So, not knowing what to expect, we were both won over with the catchy music, unexpected twists and turns, fun humor and great acting! Annie Warbucks is […]