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PebbleCreek Singers Begin Holiday Concert Preparation Diane Piehl With music for the Holiday Concert in hand, the PebbleCreek Singers can begin learning it before rehearsals begin anew in August. Director Jerry Drake has more fun and surprises to share. What a wonderful way to keep cool by thinking about winter in the desert and learning beautiful…

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Remembering M*A*S*H Opens This Month Laurie Farquhar Have you got your tickets to see Remembering M*A*S*H? This original production by PC Players opens early this month and tickets have been selling fast. Remembering M*A*S*H runs from Tuesday, March 8, through Saturday, March 12, with all performances starting at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online by going…

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Live on Stage: Remembering M*A*S*H Tickets on Sale This Month Laurie Farquhar What is the correct way to hold a scalpel? Would an operating room nurse hand an instrument to the surgeon, or would the surgeon take it from a tray? What does it mean to “debride” a wound? These are just a few of the…

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ShowTime’s “The General” Retires Laurie Farquhar After more than 20 years, ShowTime’s “The General” is retiring. Jane Cook, who has been the backstage manager for every ShowTime production since 2000, is hanging up her headset so that she can now enjoy all the musicals and musical revues as a member of the audience. Jane first…

PebbleCreek Singers Present Holiday Fanfare

Diane Piehl It’s concert week, and the PebbleCreek Singers are ready to put you in the holiday spirit. Santa (a la Jerry Drake) is working hard, along with his elves (the talented section leaders Bev Griggs, Chris Barlow, Mary Gangl, and Nancy Gustafson) to make it an evening to remember. About those elves; they each spend…

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PebbleCreek Live on Stage: PebbleCreek Musicians Susan Kice The PebbleCreek Big Band is in full swing. Rehearsals for Burst of Music XV, A Blast from the Past, began on Oct. 26. The musicians are diligently preparing for their upcoming production scheduled for March 24, 25, and 26, 2022. If you’ve never heard the sounds these guys can…

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Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Tickets On Sale This Month Laurie Farquhar It’s only a month until ShowTime’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast finally opens, and tickets go on sale in a couple of weeks. This is the same production that PebbleCreekers have been waiting to see for more than a year. It is also…

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PebbleCreek Singers on the Move Diane Piehl With the addition of five new singers, the PebbleCreek Singers began rehearsals in August in preparation for the annual holiday concert. Holiday Fanfare takes to the stage beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 4. From the opening number to the closing number, you’ll be in the holiday spirit,…

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The Passing of Bruce Birnel Jeff Buda, Director of the PebbleCreek Big Band On June 22, family and friends said their goodbyes to Bruce Birnel. The service was held at The Sinai Mortuary in Phoenix with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery. He now lies next to the love of his life, Mimi, who passed away only…

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PebbleCreek Singers incoming board (left to right): Donna Swagger, past president; Patrice Chatterton, treasurer; Alice Haywood, vice president; Joan Ausman, secretary; and Jerry Drake, musical director

PebbleCreek Singers Welcomes New Officers Diane Piehl At the postponed annual meeting of the PebbleCreek Singers, held via Zoom, we welcomed new officers to the organization: President Marlys Ross, Vice President Alice Haywood, Treasurer Patrice Chatterton, Secretary Joan Ausman, Past President Donna Swagger, Musical Director Jerry Drake. The year 2020 was most challenging, and we welcome the…