Saturday, January 19, 2019

Don't Blink Burlesque at The Hut at on 4th

See Don’t Blink Burlesque Perform Live!

February 9th, 2019 at 9:00PM — Tucson, AZ. Downtown and iconic 4th Avenue come alive every “Second Saturday” in Tucson, AZ. Join us for Second Saturdays with Don’t Blink Burlesque at The Hut on 4th Avenue in Tucson, AZ. Doors are at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm.


There is a $10 cover (some bar stools available but mostly standing room only), $15 Reserved Seating, and $20 for VIP (includes voucher for one drink at the bar and front section, guaranteed seats).

VIP tickets usually sell out in advance, so use the ticket link to get them early; both general admission and VIP tickets can be purchased securely via the link on the side! You can also buy General Admission tickets at the door. Ages 21+.



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The Oro Valley Theatre Company presents Love Letters


From: Sue <>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:32 PM
Subject: Love Letters by A.R. Gurney


The Oro Valley Theatre Company presents Love Letters


The Pulitzer Prize nominated play, "Love Letters", by A. R. Gurney, opened on Broadway nearly 30 years ago, and has been touring the world regularly ever since. It is a two person dramatic reading, which has featured luminaries in the theatrical world from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to, most recently, Alan Alda and Candace Bergen. And now, it is coming to Oro Valley, featuring the talent of two of our own Oro Valley actors, Judi and Bill Rodman.


Don't miss this One Night Only Valentine's Day theatrical event on February 13, 2019, at the Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 Oracle Rd. Tickets are on sale and moving quickly. Please call 520-529-1000, or purchase online at



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Update: Oro Valley Theatre Company Auditions for The Fantasticks


From: Sue <>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [tucsonstage] Oro Valley Theatre Company Auditions for The Fantasticks





The musical, The Fantasticks, opened in New York in 1960, and ran off-broadway for 57 years. It remains the longest running musical in New York!  And now, the Tucson community can see this beloved musical because the Oro Valley Theatre Company will present The Fantasticks on April 24, 25, at 6pm and April 28 at 2pm and 6 pm at The Gaslight Music Hall, Oro Valley.


Auditions will be held on February 25, 7 pm at Leman Academy, 12255 La Canada Dr. and February 27, 6 pm at The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Rd..  


Please be prepared to sing from the show and to read from the script. No monologues are necessary.


For further information, or call 520-505-1856.


For tickets to the show, purchase online at or through the boxoffice at 520-529-1000




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CYT Tucson presents Freaky Friday the Musical


CYT Tucson presents Freaky Friday the Musical

A brand-new One Act Edition based on the Disney Channel original movie.

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation.
Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 15th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 16th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 17th @ 2:00pm

Tickets and info:


Ticket Prices:

  • $15.00: Standard Ticket Price
  • $13.00: Group Ticket Price 
    (Ticket Minimum: 12)
  • $17.00: At Door Price

Berger Performing Arts Center:

1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745



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Oro Valley Theatre Company Auditions for The Fantasticks


Auditions for The Fantasticks

February 25, 7 pm, Leman Academy, 12255 N. La Canada

February 27, 6 pm, Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle

Please be prepared to sing from the show and to read from the script. No monologues are necessary.

For further information, or call 520-505-1856.




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Oro Valley Theatre Company presents Love Letters

Love Letters - Presented by Oro Valley Theatre Company


Hosted by The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley and Oro Valley Theatre Company


The play is presented as a dramatic reading between two characters, Melissa and Andrew. It follows their lives for over 50 years through letters they write to each other. "Love Letters" is rich in humor, poignant moments, and universal truths, about love, ambitions, friendship, and loss. It is presented very simply, with two actors on stage, revealing their hopes, dreams and their relationship through their letters. It has been performed by many of the greatest actors in American theater, from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, to Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards, and most recently, by Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy and Alan Alda and Candace Bergen. Often times the play is performed by married couples, and tonight's show is no exception. My husband, Bill and I met in theater 45 years ago, when he auditioned for the first play I directed, and we are still working in theatre together.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM MST


The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley

13005 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, Arizona 85739







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This Weekend: Classes for Scamps Begin & My Life in Sports Opens!


From: The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre <>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:19 AM
Subject: This Weekend: Classes for Scamps Begin & My Life in Sports Opens!





Theater courses 

for children and teens are here!


Acting Shakespeare, for ages 10-12. 


Starting tomorrow, Saturday January 19, we're offering three theater courses for children and teens. Late Registration accepted and pro-rated. Available courses are:


🌟 Foundations in Theater for ages 8-11

Under the guidance of Hunter Hnat and Marguerite Saxton, students will learn the basics of theater through experiential activities, games, collaboration and storytelling. Students will also learn about writing & performance. The course will cultivate a sense of dedication to craft, respect for fellow artists, and joy in performing. The semester will culminate in a showcase of student work. 


🌟 Acting Shakespeare for ages 10-12

Under the guidance of Holly Griffith, students will explore the works of Shakespeare and hone their acting skills through experiential activities, monologue and scene work. They will learn about rhythm, meter, scansion and text interpretation. The course will cultivate a sense of dedication to craft, respect for fellow artists, and joy in performing. The semester will culminate in a showcase of student work. 


🌟 Monologue and Scenework for teens

Under the guidance of Holly Griffith, students ages 13-18 will deepen their skills in monologue, scene work, and auditioning. Students will work on both Shakespearian and contemporary monologues and scenes, honing their use of language, character development, movement, expression, and scene study.


Each course takes place each Saturday for ten weeks, from January 19 - March 23.


For more information and registration, visit 



Off-Broadway show My Life in Sports 

runs this weekend and next!



My Life in Sports, the one-person play from UA Professor Emeritus of English Bill Epstein, opened in our intimate Studio Theater tonight! Tonight's performance was sold out, but tickets are available for all other performances. 


The 8-show run spans January 17-27. Tickets start at $15 and are available here, or by calling box office 520-448-330. 


"It isn't about sports. Well, there are some sports moments in it, but My Life in Sports is really about life. ... The stage set is very spare. Mostly it is Epstein ... telling stories. The empty spaces are filled in with your own experiences from your own life, your own loves ... and the times when you were a kid, riding your bike around the neighborhood, with a ball glove hanging from the handlebars."



Don't miss Epstein's "achingly good" performance, with projections by lighting designer Josh Hemmo and original compositions by University of Arizona sound designer Tyler Berg. Bryan Rafael Falcón directs. 



Buy Tickets to MY LIFE IN SPORTS here!



The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre



738 North 5th Avenue, Ste 131 Tucson, AZ, 85705



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Long-Form Improv Class with Steve Anderson, MFA


From: Steve Anderson <>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 4:41 PM
Subject: Long-Form Improv Class



with Steve Anderson, MFA


Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m., March 18-May 6


"I still remember his work fondly, and do wish he was among our faculty."
-Mark Charney - former Director of Theatre, Clemson University
National Coordinator of Criticism & Dramaturgy, Kennedy Center ACTF


"After a couple months working with Steve, I retained an agent in LA and have booked several gigs in one year.  Steve is awesome!"
-Max Bergeson - teen actor/model


"I took one class with Steve Anderson and was hooked.  Whether you are a beginner or more advance, he will put you at ease and help you grow."
-Laura Munoz-Bottini, Phoenix actor


"Steve's approach is powerful and simple; he really puts you into the moment
as an actor.  His coaching has helped me burst through personal blocks and nail

-Kate Cannon, University of Arizona Theatre Grad




I'm always excited about this class because we work on developing the "state of being" that is found in all great performances of realism.  Relaxed.  Grounded.  Outwardly-focused.  Impulsive.  Experiential.  Absorbing through the senses.  All the stuff that elevates the presence of an actor and makes for a magnetic performance regardless of the dialogue, staging, or style.


We do this by focusing on various layers of performance, one at a time, during long improvisations.  This gives the actor time to settle in and become more deeply involved in experiencing each moment.  It also instills in us the all-important difference between "showing/indicating" the moment and "experiencing" the moment, the latter being preferable.


Some of the layers we'll work on:












If you want to get "into the zone" for a while, this work will get you there.




WHEN:  Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Studio (Swan & Speedway, Tucson)

CLASS FEE:  $325



For more info on Steve, please visit





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Friday, January 18, 2019

LTW's Family Theatre presents The Brave Knight, Sir Lancelot

January 20 - March 24, 2019

The Brave Knight, Sir Lancelot

An original story and music by Richard Gremel 

Directed by Ericka Quintero-Heras

William Seidel as Sir Lancelot
Adrian Encinas 
as Bob
Amanda Gremel 
as Sybil
Taylor Thomas 
as Helga
Kyleigh Sacco 
as Destiny
Tina Evans 
as Destiny understudy


Many of you know about Sir Lancelot, the bravest of Arthur’s knights and one of the Knights of the Round Table. But before he was a brave knight of whom legends are told, he was just a regular guy trying to become a hero. Join Lancelot on his quest to find action, adventure, dragons, and damsels in distress, all in the hopes of becoming a brave knight.



Sunday matinees at 12:30 PM
January 20 - March 24, 2019 
no show February 17

Tickets: $7 for kids, $10 for adults

To make a reservation call (520) 327-4242 or BUY TICKETS ONLINE!



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Thursday, January 17, 2019

TIM Comedy Theater, This Week's Show Schedule


From: Tucson Improv Movement <>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 AM
Subject: TIM E-News: Happy JAMuary


TIM Comedy Theater


Rock the Jam 

This January, we want you to join us, for some awesome improv shows and an audience jam, Saturday nights at 9 pm.  Want to take improv for a no pressure spin, anyone can take a shot at improvising on the stage! 

To start the show duo team Legal Torts (Amanda Tennyson and Zaq Race) will have you laughing so hard you'll lose your briefs!  Next, 2018 March Improv Madness winning team, Portmansplain (Jessica Stapp and Ash Trudinger-Smith), will make up new words AND new comedy on the spot! Finally Performance Evaluation (Mike Schilling, Jessica Hill and Justin Lukasewicz) will turn work into play!





This Week's Show Schedule

Friday Night
7:30 PM - Improv Happy Hour (3rd Beats + ¿Como Se Dice? + I Was Promised Magic)
9 PM - The Soap Box featuring Mike Peel of Local First Arizona

Saturday Night
2:00 PM - FOMP!
7:30 PM - Improv Throwdown
9 PM - Improv Jam ft. Legal Torts + Portmansplain + Performance Evaluation







Improv Throwdown Saturday

If you can dodge a joke, you can dodge a ball.  Two three-member improv comedy teams battle onstage for your laughs and the coveted "street cred". It's red versus black in the biggest comedy battle since the dodgeball battles on "the ohco".

If you've seen Whose Line Is It Anyway, you'll love Throwdown! Audience participation is part of the show so get ready to shout out suggestions and watch our players bring them to life.

Red Team: Amanda Brosseau, Kurt Lueders, Justin Lukasewicz
Black Team: Dave Devery, Cathy Sproul, Cory Jenks
Host: Ken Jones








Two teams battle it out for the "street cred" every Saturday at 7:30pm!




The Soap Box is TIM's flagship show, Friday nights at 9 PM!




Saturday at 2 pm join us at a show for the kid in all of us!



Tucson Improv Movement

414 E 9th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705

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Arizona Rose Theatre Auditions: Murder on the Nile


From: Arizona Rose Theatre <>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:19 PM
Subject: Auditions: Murder on the Nile



Arizona Rose Theatre presents

Agatha Christie's 'Murder on the Nile'

Playing June 8 through 16

Rehearsals will begin mid April



January 31st  from 8:00pm to 9:00 p.m

No appointment needed


Please Have a Monologue prepared

Please bring headshot and resume, if you have one



Arizona Rose Theatre - located in the Tucson Mall Lower Level by Macy's


In Murder on the Nile, adapted for the stage by Christie herself, the Grand Dame of Mystery whisks you away on a honeymoon cruise down the Nile. The only problem is the bride is dead. Luckily, master sleuth Canon Pennefather is aboard. So put on your thinking cap, and see if you can figure out whodunit!

Please note: All roles are open.This is truly an ensemble cast and strong acting and accents are required for each role.

  • Kay Ridgeway Mostyn (plays 24 years old) A charismatic, rich and spoiled young socialite who leaves all in her path breathless with admiration or disgust. British.
  • Simon Mostyn (late 20s) Kay's new husband; good looking, good-tempered with a simple hearty manner, from humble beginnings, determined not to use Kay for her money. British.
  • Canon Pennefather (50s-60s) A large imposing clergyman, a self-described "worldly order of the clergy who enjoys the good things in life;" Kay's guardian whom she calls Uncle Ambrose – the sleuth and pivotal detective of the play. British.
  • Jacqueline de Severac (plays 24 years old) Simon's ex-fiancé and Kay's best friend; raging with jealousy over Simon and Kay's marriage. Emotional and mercurial, if somewhat fragile. British.
  • William Smith (30s-early 40s) An irreverent man who has devoted himself to the causes of the "working man" yet with a sparkle in the eye. A bit dirty and careless about his dress. His voice and dry wit contradict his appearance. British.
  • Ms. Christina Grant (20s) Nice sensible girl with an amazingly equable temper. Great-niece of Ms. ffoliot-ffoulkes, grateful for the adventure on her aunt's dime. Scottish.
  • Ms. Helen ffoliot-ffoulkes (60s) Unpleasant aging socialite; rude, snobbish and gruff. A believer in the upper and lower classes and that the twain should NEVER meet. Veddy British
  • Dr. Ludwig Bessner (late 30s-50s) Bespectacled medical doctor with a marked foreign accent from a small country in Europe; hates Kay's father and blames him for the financial ruin of his country and his family. Think German for the accent
  • Louise (20s-30s) Kay's flirtatious and devious French maid. Speaks fluent French and English with a French accent.
  • Steward (20s-40s) Egyptian steward of the paddle steamer Lotus; sly and humorous character with the opportunity to go beyond what appears on the page, speaks with a strong middle-eastern accent and can speak more clearly when he wants to. Also requires speaking some Arabic. Scripted as Nubian. Ideal role for non-Caucasian actors, although all actors will be considered.
  • Beadseller 1 / Assistant Steward / Egyptian Policeman (20s – 40s) A great chance for three cameos in one. Middle Eastern accent. All 3 roles will require speaking in Arabic.

Beadseller 2 / Ship's Manager (30s – 40s) 2 very good cameo roles. Middle Eastern accent. Both roles will require speaking in Arabic.



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Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:24 PM








Kimberly Miguel Mullen, and Brian Davis and Miguel Bernal of Pink Martini return to Tucson!

This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in DIVING DEEP into the rhythms and movement inspired by Cuba and Brazil, and work closely with these master teachers!

  • Both Polyrhythmic (recorded music) and Cuban and Brazilian inspired dance movement (LIVE drumming) with Kimberly, and two ensemble drumming workshops with Brian and Miguel.
  • All classes of residency held at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S Tyndall Ave.
  • Classes begin on SUNDAY, JAN 20th - with a full day of drum and dance!


Visit the RESIDENCY PAGE for the full schedule (downloadable) and the link to REGISTER!



Find Out More





Have you always wanted to try drumming in a fun, non-judging environment, great for a collaboration of beginners and more experienced alike? Belonging to the Sol Axe community has great benefits!

  • Learn Brazilian and world music inspired drumming by oral tradition and example (no experience needed, no need to read music).
  • Learn Brazilian inspired movement (samba and more) with stretching and conditioning - all levels welcome!
  • Opportunity to perform in the community WITH your community (not required, but SO FUN!).
  • Access to meet incredible master teachers, free or reduced rate classes and workshops.
  • Be a part of a community that enjoys growing together, attending performances and trips as a group, and creating culture events.
  • Personal growth learning new skills!

Our group is membership based. Membership includes:

  • All instruction, use of instrument (and guidance on which one to use), rehearsal time/space/instrument upkeep and storage.
  • Rehearsal Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 for both drum and dance.
  • Additional rehearsal as scheduled.
  • Group t-shirt ( special event t-shirts at a discount) Sol Axe sponsored dance classes with our dance director teaching.
  • Opportunities to play for dance class.

Membership fees cover our rent, instrument upkeep and purchase as needed, tshirts, and putting funds aside to invite master teachers. We view or membership fees similarly to a CSA, except instead of "community supported agriculture" it's "community supported art" - your fee is a share of what we all invest in bringing the collective joy to the Tucson community!

$40/ Individual
$20/ Student with ID (over 18, coming by themselves)
$55/ Family (older children over 12, ask us about age guidance)

If you join for the Tucson Cuba Brazil Residency, TWO CLASSES are INCLUDED with your membership!

Are you ready? JOIN US!

Just want to stay in the loop? We'll keep you here (opt out is included in every email) or please like our Facebook page!


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Upcoming Events at ZUZI!


From: ZUZI! Dance <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:14 PM
Subject: Upcoming Events

You won't want to miss out!


- Upcoming Events at ZUZI! -


ZUZI! Dance | 738 N. 5th Ave., In The Historic Y, Tucson, AZ 85705


Friday, January 18 ~ 5:00 pm

Dedication Ceremony with beautiful performances




The short 75-minute program will feature music, dance and short theatrical scenes from ZUZI!, the Scoundrel and Scamp,

Bennett Theatre Lab and The Historic Y.

Event Details 





There is still time to register for classes!

click HERE for schedule and easy on-line registration!






No Frills ~ March 8 & 9 ~ 7:30 pm



Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, will showcase independent adult choreographers as well as youth performances. This showcase is truly about the process, so that you do not have to have a finished product to show your work. Tickets are $7 & $12 - Get yours HERE!


To sign-up as a Performer or as a Choreographer, e-mail us at:



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