Second annual ‘Get Art AZ!’ planned Aug. 22 at Phoenix Theatre

The second annual “Get Art AZ” event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Phoenix Theatre.

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Last year’s event, which was the first of its kind, drew hundreds of fans of live theater who were eager to get a glimpse of what each theater from around the Valley would be providing for its patrons for the upcoming season.

The event last year was held at the Musical Instrument Museum and featured all-day performances from performers from the top theaters around the Valley with musical numbers and scenes from upcoming shows and/or highlights of last season’s productions.

There were also booths with information about each theater’s upcoming season, audition information, and their offerings of classes, camps and workshops.

This year’s events will follow in the same format, in which performances begin at 10 a.m. and run in 30-minute increments throughout the day until 4 p.m.

The event is free. There will be silent and live auction items, including tickets to performances from the represented theaters. There will be information on vocal classes and coaches, as well as dance studios and acting classes.

The event is billed as a celebration of all things live theater arts, bringing together the community to support the nonprofit Audrey Johnson Theatre Foundation, which provides children in Arizona the opportunity to see and be a part of live theater that would otherwise be unable to attend.

Discounted tickets to the Phoenix Art Museum located right next door to the Phoenix Theatre and  food available for sale are also planned.

Among the groups expecting to take part and provide information about upcoming events and classes: Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Desert Foothills Theatre, Verve Studios, Phoenix Stages, Storybook Entertainment, National Youth Arts.

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