Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the Late Nite Catechism comedies for a limited engagement starting Jan. 12. Returning by popular demand, the original Late Nite Catechism will run through April 27 on most Saturdays at 2 p.m., with the sequel, Late Nite Catechism III: 'Til Death Do Us Part, performed on Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for $39 at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587).
Spontaneous, witty and fun, Late Nite Catechism is an interactive show starring Patti Hannon as tart-tongued Sister. Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed.
In Late Nite Catechism III: 'Til Death Do Us Part, Sister offers up even more, including the latest doctrine fresh off the Web, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous ‘newlywed' game. Each Late Nite Catechism performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.
Late Nite Catechism debuted at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in June 2000 and was an overnight sensation, eventually becoming the longest-running theatrical production in Arizona. Its other popular sequels have included Late Nite Catechism II: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty and Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold. Originally a Chicago actor, Hannon has performed the role of Sister in all of the Scottsdale productions. She was named "The Best Habit in Town" by Phoenix Magazine and earned an AriZoni Award for Late Nite's longevity.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel performance.
The Store @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique selection of art-related merchandise, including artist-made jewelry, imaginative toys, decorative objects from around the world, unique furnishings for home and office, and music, books and greeting cards. Members receive a 10-percent discount, and gift-wrapping and shipping also are available. Purchases are tax-free and support the programs of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: (480) 874-4644.
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center's education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale's Old Town and gallery districts.