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Arts Academy of Sedona hosts Emerson Theater’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

Camilla Ross and Ashley Adelman

Camilla Ross and Ashley Adelman

Producer Camilla Ross has announced that the Emerson Theater Collaborative (in the Collective Sedona, Village of Oak Creek) will present F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved classic, “The Great Gatsby” by Joe Landry.

The playwright’s spirited adaption developed for the stage (with a musical score by Kevin Connors) brings the iconic novel to life, with a group of local actors presenting The Great Gatsby as a live radio station broadcast, punctuated by World War II-era commercials.

Directed by Ashley Adelman and presented through special arrangement by Playscripts, this production tells the story of triumph and tragedy that reflects the decadence of the Jazz Age and the perils of the American Dream. The cast featuring residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley includes: James Yaw, Matt Egan, Jon Capozzoli, Cathy Ransom, Audrey Young, Stephen Hanks, Jordan Olquin, Joan Westmoreland, Cheryl Good Zavagno, Gabby Barbosa, Emma Genessee, Jashan Blackwell, and Chantal Harte. Videography provided by Jason Polansky and Dustin Stienstra of SEDONAUAS.

The Great Gatsby at the Arts Academy of Sedona’s luxurious black box theater (7000 SR-179, STE C-100) will be presented on Friday, Dec. 2-3 3 at 7 p.m. (in-theater only) and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m (in-theater and live-stream/audio only available).

In-house ticket prices (choose your seats with the new AAS seating map): Advance/Reserved Seating-$55 (sit at table with your friends/family, drink tickets available and table service); Advance/Reserved Table-$165 (reserve an entire table of three for your friends/family, drink tickets available and table service); Advance-$35; At Door-$45. To purchase in-house tickets, go to: Listen from home via our Audio Live-Stream for $20; info to come on the ticket site.  

Arts Academy of Sedona is a not-for-profit educational and cultural community center committed to innovating and creating art in all forms, and to bringing our programs to local Sedona residents and visitors. Contact us at: The Collective Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek (7000 SR-179, STE C-100), 928-288-2258.

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