PebbleCreek Live On Stage

“Burst of Music” Ticket Sales February 17

Susan Kice

Tickets for the upcoming Burst of Music XVI will open Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. and will be online only. Concerts run for three nights: March 16, 17, and 18. To buy tickets, go to, click on Things to do, select Ticket sales, then click on Burst of Music XVI, and follow the prompts. The price is $16.50 and includes all fees. Tickets for this concert have sold out for the past few years, so don’t delay.

Taking the baton this year will be newcomer Mike Weisner, a retired music teacher with 40 years’ experience. He also plays trumpet and performs with a number of bands throughout the area. Joining him onstage will be vocalist Becky Trimble, who you will undoubtedly remember from last year for her outstanding performance and for her appearances at Sunrise Park. The PebbleCreek Big Band would also like to welcome newcomer Vince Coppola as male vocalist. This man can really “belt them out!” As always, you can expect to hear great instrumental numbers from your own PebbleCreek Big Band Musicians.

So make a note: Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. ticket Sales open for Burst of Music XVI!

PebbleCreek Singers Spring Concert Rehearsals Began

Diane Piehl

Spring comes early in Arizona, and the PC Singers rehearsals for the spring concert, “Spring Back in Time,” are well underway. They began Jan. 16 much to the delight of all. We could be singing in the rain or just watching time go by as we review “oldies,” along with new selections, all for the listening pleasure of the audiences. There is simply a little bit of everything!

The PebbleCreek Singers welcomes you to join in the fun of singing with a chorus and is actively seeking tenors, basses, and baritones. First sopranos, second sopranos, and alto sections are currently on waiting lists. However, applying and being voice tested for a particular part is always ongoing in all sections of the chorus.

Reading music is very helpful, but if you can match a tone, reading music is not totally necessary. Please contact one of our Audition Coordinators, Myra Saunders at 505-320-8085 or Virginia Baker at 623-248-6323, and they will make arrangements for you to be voice tested. Applications are available at the Eagle’s Nest clubhouse across from the Pro Shop.

Now is the time to become a member of our musical family!

As you plan your summer travel or leave for your summer residences, you’ll also want to mark your calendars for April 27, 28, or 29, to attend the Singers’ concert, “Spring Back in Time.” You will not be disappointed!

“A Toast to Life” Cabaret

Kathy Mitchell

Save the date—Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m.—for a one-day only event called “A Toast to Life,” a Sunday cabaret.

Produced and directed by Kathy Mitchell, this cabaret will feature some of PebbleCreek’s most talented vocalists as they present an afternoon musical trip down memory lane. There will be an enchanting assortment of iconic songs to delight everyone, such as “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “I’ve Got the World on a String.”

The Tuscany Falls Ballroom will be set up to create an intimate atmosphere. That means there will be limited seating to capture the mood of a cabaret, and like any good nightclub, a cash bar as well as a complimentary appetizer buffet is included.

Tickets are $35 per person. All proceeds from this event are going to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Seats may be reserved immediately by emailing [email protected]. You can reserve individual seats or purchase a table of 6. Payment must be made in full prior to the opening of ticket sales to the public on Feb. 15. Cash or check only, please; no credit cards. If you need additional information, contact Kathy Mitchell at [email protected].

Music can trigger many of the memories that we have shared over the years, and this one-of-a-kind presentation is sure to spark some reminiscences for everyone in the audience. So, mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss this unique musical journey.

The Addams Family, A New Musical Coming in April

Laurie Farquhar

Welcome to The Addams Family, A New Musical, ShowTime Productions’ upcoming musical extravaganza. It’s a traditional “boy-meets-girl” kind of love story, but with a twist.

If you recall, The Addams Family was a 1960’s television series about an endearing household of macabre misfits. From the parents, Gomez and Morticia; children, Wednesday and Pugsley; to the Dead Ancestors, they lived in an upside-down world where it is good to be sad. Everything was ooky, spooky, and definitely kooky.

In this story, Wednesday, the little girl with pale skin and long black pigtails who enjoyed conducting ghastly science experiments on her brother, has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” boy. In addition, she has invited the boy’s parents to the Addams family mansion for dinner. Imagine her family’s reaction when she tells them that she wants to marry this boy! Life changes for everyone when the two families meet.

The Addams Family runs six nights from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15 with all performances starting at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 11 at 8 a.m.

All tickets are only $16.50 each and to purchase them, go to the HOA website at You do not have to log into the website. Just click on “Things to Do” and scroll down to “Ticket Sales.” VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

So, come see all of your favorite Addams Family characters—Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma, Uncle Fester and Lurch—as they deal with every family’s dilemma of what to do when the children grow up and fall in love. Because when you are an Addams, “it’s family first and family last.”

A Play About Nothing?

Rich Karp

“Everybody’s doing something; we’ll do nothing.”

These are the immortal words of George Costanza as he and his co-writer, Jerry Seinfeld, were brainstorming ideas for their pitch to NBC to create a sitcom.

“What does this have anything to do with PebbleCreek?”, you ask of no one in particular. Well it just so happens that the brain trust of PC Players involved in selecting plays to be presented at the Renaissance Theater were actively developing their upcoming schedule for the next two seasons. As they poured over countless scripts, interviewed directors, discussed the pros and cons of every play that crossed their desks, it occurred to them that … that … that … they had nothing. They were drawing one big blank.

Desperate times called for desperate measures and thus it was decided to embark on the only logical journey when rational choices and good judgment are absent. So here we are. The time has come to get the word out that coming next October, the PC Players are proud to present: A Play About Nothing, The Seinfeld Chronicles.

Stay tuned for more details. Auditions for the various characters (and I do mean characters) who will appear in this production will be held around the third week in March. In addition, if you have the urge to be part of the process (be it acting, set construction, props, sound, lighting, etc.), please contact either the director, Rich Karp, at 623-261-7198 or [email protected], or the assistant director, Donna Gray, at 602-321-1597 or [email protected] to receive more information on the opportunities.