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A Glimpse at the Different Sides of Scorpius’ Gavin Sisson

By Laura Latzko As Scorpius Dance Theatre’s Vampire King, Gavin Sisson stands out. With his graceful aerial movements and intense expressions, he captivates audiences. Sisson is a triple-threat, with dancing, acting and aerial experience. Sisson also choreographs, serves as assistance director and teaches aerial dance for Scorpius. In the greater Phoenix community, Sisson has recently explored new avenues of performance …

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U.S. Tour of “An American in Paris” Comes to ASU Gammage

By Laura Latzko Some shows have a way of transporting viewers to another time and place and bringing them into characters’ lives. An American in Paris, a musical inspired by a 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, touches audiences with an engaging story, realistic period costumes and sets and melodic Gershwin music. The traveling U.S. tour for An American in Paris …

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Phoenix Theatre’s and Black Theatre Troupe’s Production of “The Scottsboro Boys” Reaches Audiences on a Deeper Level

By Laura Latzko Sometimes musicals aren’t easily digestible and take some time to process on a mental and emotional level. Phoenix Theatre’s and the Black Theatre Troupe’s production of Scottsboro Boys fits that bill. The musical is based on the true story of “the Scottsboro Boys,” nine African-American men accused of raping two white women on a train in Alabama …

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Cazo Dance Company Produces Romantic Show “Fate”

By Laura Latzko Each relationship has its own unique story and dynamic. Cazo Dance Company’s newest production spotlights two very different couples through dance. On April 7 and 8, the dance company will put on Fate, a show following two pairings brought together by destiny. Artistic Director Bridgette Borzillo said similarly to other Cazo productions, Fate takes audiences through a …