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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Saturday, January 7, 2017

7:00 pm

 

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Featuring  

Frank Lucero, Kristopher Royer, Nicholas O’Neill 

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Vail Laughs

Introducing Vail Laughs
Vail Laughs is based on one simple idea:
 
Clean comedy for a good price.
Entertainment standards have definitely shifted over the years. As the world keeps moving faster, it takes more energy to get our attention in the noise. Unfortunately, much of our entertainment uses shock value and other cheap antics to get it. It’s almost a celebration of being rude and insulting, bringing the audience down right along with the entertainers.
But life is funny enough without having to be vulgar!
Think about this:
 
We drive to the gym so we can walk on a treadmill. We carry these high tech devices in our pockets, the knowledge of all the world at our fingertips and we use them to send each other videos of screaming goats. Or the irony of reaching adulthood and discovering our parents actually had a point about naps.
 
What a strange bunch of creatures we are!
 
Our award winning comedians are as committed to this ideal as we are, bringing you quality entertainment month after month and leaving behind all the vulgarity and cheap antics.  Quite simply, it’s high quality entertainment you can bring your entire family to. The most important decision you have for the evening is whether to leave the kids or the babysitter at home.

 

Frank Lucero

The L.A. Times said of the outstanding Frank Lucero: “Catch a series of hilarious mariachi impressions by the moustached, guitar-wielding Lucero, whose metamorphoses… leave an audience in a tear-inducing laughter jag.” Joking about middle-aged crisis, mariachi music, and life as a Latino living in the United States while putting a Caucasian spin on things, Paul Rodriguez once quipped that Lucero “will be more successful than I am.”

Royer

Also appearing will be Kristopher Royer, recently married describes the difficulties of adjusting to living with the most wonderful woman in the world. Realities collide not over which came first, the chicken or the egg, but rather, which is best, such as cage free eggs or free range? As well, Organic or steroid filled chicken? Brutally honest and hysterical, Kristopher is one of the Valley’s hottest emerging stand-up comedians, and a recent finalist in the Arizona’s Funniest Comedian Contest. His clever, yet brutal honesty is in constant demand at every club in town. Brace yourself for a hilarious evening as he will also tackle tough topics that aren’t normally funny— but he will have you soaked in your seats with laughter.

Nicholas

Opening the show for us will be Nicholas O’Neill, our youngest talent ever, to dazzle the crowd to shamelessly promote next month’s show of Comedy and Magic with the great Michael DeShalit — Multi-Award Winning Magician. Nicholas appeared at the 1st Anniversary Celebration Show for MaranaLaughs. This young man can wow the crowd. Be sure to bring your children and grandchildren to be amazed by such a young talent!

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Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the show: Individuals $10, Families $30

For information call Richard at 879-3925.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .

 

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Carlos Bonell & Brad Richter

Saturday, January 14, 2017

7:00 pm

 

Carlos Bonell & Brad Richter  

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Carlos and Brad

 

 

Carlos Bonell

Carlos Bonell

Carlos Bonell has been described by the Classical Guitar Magazine, UK as “one of the great communicators of the guitar world”. He has recorded more than twenty albums and played in forty countries, with concert appearances ranging from intimate recitals to concertos with symphony orchestras.

His latest album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour, inspired by his association with Sir Paul McCartney is dedicated to the music of the Beatles in Carlos’ own arrangements for solo guitar.

Carlos was born in London of Spanish parents in 1949. He started to play at the age of five, learning to play Spanish folk music from his father who was a keen amateur guitarist. He completed his studies at the Royal College of Music with John Williams, where he was appointed the youngest ever professor at the age of 22.

After Carlos’ New York début in 1978, the New York Times described him as an artist of “superb poetic gifts”. Appearances followed at many international Festivals including The City of London, Aldeburgh, Helsinki, Israel, Tanglewood, Sydney, Istanbul, and Hong Kong.

In 2006 Carlos began to help Sir Paul McCartney who is composing a concerto for guitar and orchestra. Over many meetings he has notated and recorded drafts of the guitar part. The work was featured in a June 2007 cover article by The New Yorker magazine.

Carlos’ interest in bringing the classical guitar into the mainstream led in 2008 to his album release Queen Guitar Rhapsodies, in concerto-style arrangements of music by the group Queen for solo guitar and symphony orchestra. It was widely praised, including by Queen’s Brian May.  In 2012 Carlos released a new album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour dedicated to his own arrangements for solo guitar of music by The Beatles.

Brad Richter
Brad Richter
Brad Richter may be one of the most influential classical guitarists working today. His ability to defy the technical limits of his instrument has earned him comparisons to the likes of Franz Liszt and Nicolo Paganini by luminaries of the American classical music scene. Equal parts performer, composer, and educator, he has amassed nearly 1,000 concert appearances in North America and Europe – more than 50 of which have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today. Brad’s compositions for solo guitar and guitar in ensemble are performed by guitarists the world over. His not-for-profit Lead Guitar, which recently joined the University of Arizona and enjoys a longterm partnership with the Aspen Music Festival, teaches 3,000 at-risk youth to play classical guitar every year. Brad is also an avid collaborator with legendary artists such as Carlos Bonell (Royal College of Music), cellist David Finckel (Director of Chamber Music at Lincoln Center), and his long-time partner in the Richter Uzur Duo, cellist Viktor Uzur.

Brad began teaching himself to play guitar and compose at age 12. At 19 he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Brad later accepted a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London. He became the first guitarist in the school’s history to win the Thomas Morherr Prize for voice accompaniment, and went on to win the Royal College of Music’s guitar competition before completing his Master’s. When he returned to the states to begin his concert career he notched several other competition wins, including The International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.

In addition to his music for solo guitar, Brad is known for his own particular brand of genremashing chamber music, drawing on classical, world and pop music traditions. Accolades include winning the International Composer’s Guild Competition and writing the score for an episode of the PBS series The Desert Speaks. Some commissions of note are: Navigating Lake Bonneville, a concert length chamber piece commissioned by Weber State University, Duo Concerto for Cello and Guitar, co-written with Viktor Uzur for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Fragments Transcending commissioned by David Finckel, Devil in the Details commissioned by the National Music Teachers Association and Once We Moved like the Wind, a piece for guitar orchestra commissioned by the Tucson Guitar Society.

 

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Advance Tickets: Orchestra section $22, Mezzanine section $17 (all fees included).

If not sold out, we will have tickets at the door: Orchestra section $25, Mezzanine section $20, cash or check only.

Handicap seating is available. Please call Richard at 879-3925 for information.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .

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