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PCA holds annual gala this weekend

Prescott Center for the Arts is holding its third annual Spring Gala this weekend, featuring the Variety Show of the Year.

“Prescott Center for the Arts is the largest and only community-based arts program that encompasses live theater productions, visual arts and educational workshops in the greater Prescott area,” according to a news release from Prescott Center for the Arts Development Director Tina Blake. “They have (more than) 50 years’ experience and host 40 plus programs annually.”

Tickets for the event are $75, available online at www.pca-az.net or by calling the box office at 928-445-3286. All proceeds go to supporting PCA productions, youth programming and youth scholarships.

Those productions and programs include the current Youth Scholarship Exhibit, showing in the gallery through Saturday, April 27, the upcoming “Winnie the Pooh” show where the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood must rescue Christopher Robin from the Backson, the Young Playwrights Festival allowing playwrights ages 9 to 18 a chance to have their scripts brought to life in the summer, youth theater camps and reader’s theatre.

Attendees at the Saturday, April 6 gala will be able to enjoy an afternoon full of entertainment. It all begins at 2 p.m.

“The afternoon is full with an original variety show focusing on the best of the best of PCA; music by Sean McDermott and Nick Canuel; tasty appetizers, a free wine pour, live and silent auctions to support youth art scholarships and innovative programming and much more,” the release states. “Community support makes a different in keeping art alive and flourishing locally.”

The variety show is an original show written and directed by and starring local PCA talent. Within the auctions are products and services from many of Prescott’s favorite local businesses. There is also a drawing called “Dinner and a Show” that has PCA Mainstage and Stage Too season tickets and gift cards donated by local Prescott restaurants, valued at more than $700.

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