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“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”:Tickets on Sale This Month

Laurie Farquhar

Ask anyone who has seen Disney’s Beauty and the Beast their favorite part of this award-winning musical and chances are, the costumes are near the top of the list. With characters dressed as clocks, teapots, dishes, and candelabras, the show is colorful, quirky, and larger-than-life.

ShowTime is presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast next month and Director Carole Palmer says that while those fantastic costumes are a highlight of the production, they are also a challenge for the actors. Some of the pieces are extremely large and heavy. For example, when Pat Ingalls puts on the Wardrobe for Madame LeBouche, she will need three dressers to help her into the harness and the whole outfit will weigh 43 pounds. Susanne Moy will need two people to lift her into the cart that she will ride as Chip. In addition, Carole will have to find extra space back stage to dress the actors because the costumes take up so much room.

ShowTime’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs six nights from Monday, March 30 to Saturday, April 4. Tickets go on sale, both online and at the “box office”, starting Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m.

To purchase online, log onto the HOA website at Click on “Things to Do” and scroll down to “Ticket Sales”. No log in password is needed. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

Box office sales are in the Renaissance Theater lobby. On opening sales day, the tickets will be sold from 8 to 10 a.m. After that, they will be available every Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, in the theater lobby. Credit cards and checks are accepted. Please no cash.

All tickets are $16.50 which includes the service fee and there is no limit to the number you may purchase.

Based on a classic French fairy tale about a beast who falls in love with a young woman trapped in his enchanted castle, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is 2.5 hours of pure fantasy that appeals to the child in most of us. There will be singing, dancing, zany characters, colorful attires, scary moments, and heartwarming scenes. It’s guaranteed to be a great evening of entertainment.

PebbleCreek Singers News

Diane Piehl

Reflecting on 2019 and moving into the second month of 2020, the PebbleCreek Singers continues to appreciate the community support given to the chorus through the past years.

With the resignation of our Musical Director Gail Kennedy, we were fortunate to have had our Associate Director, Jerry Drake, available to lead the chorus through the holiday concert with the assistance of our talented musical staff.

The chorus grew continually under the direction of Gail Kennedy these past ten years. Her expertise and technical musical skills took us to another level. We greatly appreciate her efforts and attention to detail during her tenure as Musical Director of the PebbleCreek Singers.

The chorus is well on the way to learning the music for the spring concert under the direction of Jerry Drake. Rehearsals began Jan. 20, 2020, and we’re delighted to have some new faces joining the chorus for spring.

We welcome Jerry Drake as our new Musical Director. Jerry has been with the chorus since 2016 and comes to us with a varied musical background. Having been involved with music since the fourth grade within his family, church, and school, he went on to graduate from Ohio State University and began his teaching career. In college his focus was flute and music education. Jerry achieved a Masters in Music Education from Vander Cook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. His career path changed and he left teaching for the fast food industry, but enjoyed music continually as an avocation.

When he and Anita moved to PebbleCreek in the fall of 2012 and attended their first PC Singers concert, he was hooked and couldn’t wait to retire so he could join. He auditioned for the chorus and was accepted for the holiday concert that fall. When the director remembered he mentioned playing the flute, he was asked to play in one of the numbers the next spring. He gradually began helping with rehearsals when the director was ill and then directing one number for each concert. Jerry has served on the board as Vice President, President, and Past President.

Come join us! Applications are still being accepted in all voice parts for the spring concert. You may obtain one from the Activities Rack located across from the Eagle’s Nest Pro Shop. If you would like to apply, please contact Nancy Gustafson, 623-215-3292. Nancy will arrange to meet with you and find the suitable voice part for your singing pleasure.

Hopefully you have marked your calendars to “save the date” for the Singers’ spring concerts beginning Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Fun for Grandchildren

Carrie Mataraza

About 35 grandparents, parents, and grandchildren came bundled in coats, scarves, mittens, and blankets to brave the cold at the Oasis Ramada over the holiday season. Members of the PebbleCreek Players Readers Theater performed a highly energetic The Little Engine That Could and Dave Silverstein played the banjo leading a sing-a-long of lively children’s tunes. Then the children were treated to a musical train ride around PebbleCreek led by ever friendly engineer, Martha Urbin.

Save the Date: February

Carrie Mataraza


Our Town: PC Players; Wednesday-Saturday: Feb. 26-29

Burst of Music XIII: PC Musicians; Thursday–Saturday: March 26-28

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: ShowTime; Monday–Saturday, March 30-April 4.

PC Singers’ spring concert: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-April 25

Ticket Sales (note: online sales details below)

Our Town: Both online and at the box office, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, starting at 8 a.m.

Box office sales will be in the Renaissance Theater lobby, every Tuesday and Friday, 8 to 10 a.m.

Burst of Music XIII: Online only beginning March 7.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Tickets, both online and at the box office, starting Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m. Box office sales will be every Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, in the theater lobby.

*Online sales are on the HOA website, at Click on “Things to Do” at the top of the page and then scroll down to “Ticket Sales.” No log in password is needed. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

Tickets on Sale for Burst of Music XIII

Susan Kice

The thirteenth annual Burst of Music performance will be held on March 26, 27, and 28. Tickets go on sale March 7, 2020. That’s thirteen consecutive years of great “big band” style music mixed with lots of other exciting, upbeat music, led by a new director, Jeff Buda, as well as new featured singer, Karen Follett.

Some might view the number 13 as unlucky. Some hotels have no 13th floor; some think Friday the 13th is unlucky; why there’s even a term for the fear of the number 13 – Triskaidekaphobia! (Bet you didn’t know that!) Over the centuries both math and myth have combined to make this number more maligned than any other.

But wait! You will only be unlucky if you fail to get your tickets to Burst of Music XIII. So, write down March 7 on your calendars. Be one of the lucky ones and get your tickets early as last year’s performances were sold out!

Tickets will be sold online only, beginning at 8 a.m. on March 7. Sales continue until all are sold out.