El Pedregal sizzles this summer with Hot Pipes Talent Showcase

June 10, 2009

el pedregalSCOTTSDALE – El Pedregal showcases local talent this summer in a 12-week event that promises to make this north Scottsdale marketplace the coolest spot on hot summer nights.

The first annual Hot Pipes Talent Showcase, a competition for local singers includes a Juniors Showcase, ages 14 and under, and two Adult Showcase, ages 15-29 and ages 30 plus.

Each week, first place winners will receive a Hot Pipes certificate and advance to the Grand Finals Dinner & Show that will be held on Sept. 26. Notable valley vocalists including Blue Lovett of the Manhattans, Dennis Rowland, George Hamilton and Nancy Gee, will judge the competition. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information please call the el Pedregal Management office at 480-488-1072 or visit www.elpedregal.com. To contact the Hot Pipes Hotline to schedule an audition time call 602-943-6594.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. every Saturday evening
from June 13 through Sept. 12
(Excluding Labor Day Weekend and Saturday the 4th of July)

El Pedregal Shops and Dining at the Boulders, SE corner of
Scottsdale Rd. and Carefree Hwy, 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Holy Anniversary!

June 10, 2009

patti hannonSCOTTSDALE – The “Late Nite Catechism” comedies have been a habit in Scottsdale for a record-breaking nine seasons! To celebrate this milestone, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is bringing back the original “Late Nite Catechism” by popular demand for a limited summer engagement on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. starting June 12. With a newly updated script, “Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part” will also run throughout the summer on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All performances will take place in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Art’s intimate Stage 2 Theater.

Spontaneous, witty and fun, “Late Nite Catechism” is an interactive show starring AriZoni Award-winning actress Patti Hannon as tart-tongued Sister. Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while dolling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed.

In the series’ latest class, “Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part,” Sister offers up even more, including the latest dogma fresh off the Web, some hilarious lessons on love and marriage and her own outrageous version of “The Newlywed Game.” Each “Late Nite” performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.

Single tickets are available for $36 from the SCPA website at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or the box office at 480-994-ARTS (2787).
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale.

COURTESY Photo: AriZoni Award-winning actress Patti Hannon celebrates nine years performing as Sister in the “Late Nite Catechism” comedies at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.