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The Bridge Initiative - Building Bridges

The Bridge Initiative has announced Building Bridges at ASU Kerr, a new collaboration of twice-monthly offerings from October 2021 through May 2022. This two-pronged series centers community conversation using theatre as the lens to interrogate our world and relationships to each other. 

With the division and fracturing caused by the COVID pandemic and current political climate, The Bridge Initiative aims to be the bridge in our community, creating a safe space for audiences and artists to engage in dialogue and healing. ASU Kerr has strict COVID protocols including mandatory masking and its intimate venue dictates smaller attendance and additional reassurance of a safe space. Artistic expression and exploration as well as theatre's role in empathy building have perhaps never been more vital as we return to communal spaces. "Building Bridges" is emblematic of the nontraditional programming The Bridge Initiative is exploring as it spends 2021-2022 redefining what theater is and can be. Learn more at

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The Broadway Book Club... TODAY!
Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m.
Tickets: pay-what-you-can from $10 general admission, $5 for students
This edition will be hosted by Brenda Jean Foley and Will Rogers, with Broadway veteran James May serving as musical director. Special guest will be Kelli James Chase whose professional career highlights include the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. The show's format will include live performance and conversation, including opportunities for the audience to be in dialogue with the artists.


World champion Irish dancer Tyler Schwartz dances in blue shirt and black vest and slacks, leaping in the air

Christmas from a Celtic Table
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50, $45

Christmas from a Celtic Table returns to Kerr!

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb storytelling, singing and Irish dance celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. "Christmas from a Celtic Table" features enchanting storytelling with Irish actor Marian Tomas Griffin ("Santa Letters,""‘Twas the Night before Christmas," "The Little Matchgirl" to name a few), soprano Koral Aakre and world champion dancers Tyler Schwartz, Emily MacConnell and Colm Alba along with Scottsdale pianist Christine Parker in a memorable night of storytelling and family entertainment that sparkles with the charm and magic that only this festive time of the year can bring. A perfect holiday family event!

“Enchanting, engrossing…a tour-de-force…” —Irish Arts & Entertainment


ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253