Coolidge, AZ

Community invited to several performing arts events at Central Arizona College

Gretchen Pahia

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By Gretchen Pahia / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ

(Coolidge, AZ) – Central Arizona College (CAC) is home to great educational options, but area residents may also not know that it is also home to several exciting community events. In fact, there are several events planned over the next few weeks.

Coming up on May 4, Entertainment Industry Technology students will perform popular music hits live during a free concert. The concert will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will showcase not only students performing on stage but also student running the show from set-up, lights, sound, and backstage support. While this is a free event, you do need to register online at the Eventbrite website

On May 5, students will perform the Music Studio Recital Spring Final. Community members are invited to come out and enjoy performances from music students on the piano, voice, brass, guitar, and string studios as they showcase their work from the semester. This is a free event that will run from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the evening. Guests need to register ahead of time at Eventbrite website.

Towards the end of the month, the BlackBox Foundation will present Spamalot at the Pence Center for the Arts. This musical comedy is a theatrical adaptation of the 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like that movie, the play parodies medieval times, but takes some lanes the film doesn’t. It also takes some pokes at the Broadway theater scene.

Shows start at 7 p.m. each night May 19 – May 21. Tickets are available for the shows and cost $15 each. You can purchase them online at the Eventbrite website.

The college opened its doors in 1969, aiming to bring higher education options to Pinal County. With five campuses, and three centers located throughout the county, CAC offers several classes and personal growth opportunities, especially to the area Hispanic and Native American communities.

The upcoming performances will be at the CAC Pence Center for the Arts, which is located at the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge.

For additional questions or more information, call 520-477-SHOW or email Events@centralaz.edu.

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