Turnaround Artists

Presenting the Arts off the Beaten Track

Turnaround Artists is a nonprofit arts presenting organization. Formally Artbeat, Inc – we have presented shows since 1987. Some of our shows include a 10 year run with In The Mood: A 1940's Musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, Darlene Love, Russian Grand Ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet, Fame, Menopause the Musical, Second City, The Midtown Men, Under The Streetlamp, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, In My Life: A Tribute to the Beatles, New Shanghai Circus, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Tango, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cirque Ziva-Golden Dragon Acrobats, and many more.

Turnaround ‘s endeavors pick up where its predecessor, Artbeat, Inc., which was founded in 1987. Past shows include 10 years of presenting IN THE MOOD, a 1940s big band musical revue which we presented in over 150 theaters, some years offered up to 230 performances in as many as sixty distinct theaters. Helen Reddy’s SHIRLEY VALENTINE was taken on a three week Northwest tour in 1997. Irving Street Rep’s production of Fats Waller Musical, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ was the taken on the road in 2004... first in the Pacific Northwest and ultimately to more than thirty five communities nationally with many return visits and still going strong. Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO was presented in a dozen cities including extended runs in San Francisco and Boston. Other shows include: 10 year run with In The Mood: A 1940's musical,  A Night With Janis Joplin, Darlene Love, Russian Grand Ballet, Moscow Festival Ballet,  Fame, Menopause the Musical, Second City, The Midtown Men, Under The Streetlamp, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, In My Life: A Tribute to the Beatles, New Shanghai Circus, Ain't Misbehavin', Forever Tango, The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,  Cirque Ziva-Golden Dragon Acrobats, and many more. 

A special relationship exists with the Visalia Fox Theatre where Artbeat first presented XX in 2003 and has presented a series for a number of years, bringing Broadway shows, Russian

Board of Directors:

David Shaw, President
Richard Stewart, Treasurer
Beverly Hawkins, Secretary
Robert Purnell, Board Member
Dan Torti, Board Member

Staff:

David Shaw, President/Booking
davidshawpresents@gmail.com

Tara Shisler, Marketing Director
tara@turnaroundartists.org