Friday, February 12, 2016

FST! Presents: "Luck Be A Lady"


FST! Presents: "Luck Be A Lady"
March 9, 2016
The Flycatcher 
340 E 6th St  Tucson, AZ 85705


Next story submission:
February 24, 2016
5:00 pm

We want to hear your story!
FST! has featured more than 60 unique storytellers, many of whom never told a story onstage before. We are always excited to welcome newcomers! Women and transgender folks of all ages, sizes, ethnicities and abilities are welcome to submit their stories.

Ask a Storyteller:
Email if you have any questions, or send us your FST! story idea or work-in-progress for an upcoming prompt if you would like feedback from an experienced FST! storyteller before our submission deadline.


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Old Pueblo Playwrights 2016 Speaker's Series, Monday, February 15th, 7:00 P.M.


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Old Pueblo Playwrights

announce the first event of our 2016 Speaker’s Series:

 Doug Stevenson presents

"Storytelling: An Actor's perspective on building structure, character and emotion"

 Monday, February 15th, 7:00 P.M.

In the rehearsal hall at the Temple of Music and Art

330 S. Scott

Downtown Tucson

(The rehearsal hall is located upstairs, behind the Cabaret Theater)

 The event, presented as a part of our regular OPP meeting schedule,

is free and open to all interested storytellers, including playwrights, novelists, and screenwriters.

Our speaker, Doug Stevenson, is a former professional actor who has acted in everything from Snoopy to GREASE to Shakespeare, and in movies and TV. Following a twenty-year acting career, Doug discovered the profession of speaking and training. Since 1996, Doug has been teaching his Story Theater Method and has coached thousands of individuals on their stories and presentations. Doug is the president of Story Theater International, and creator of The Story Theater Method."


Call Brian at (206) 719-3508 for more information, or

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Comedy of Errors Madcap Photos

What could possibly go wrong with two sets of twins who were separated at birth, but find themselves together later in the same town that's renowned for sorcery? See for yourself


The UA is celebrating Shakespeare's First Folio exhibit at the Arizona State Museum & we have LOTS going on surrounding this publication from 1623 (with original notes in the margins by actors from that era). For ALL the fun events on & off campus, including our two Shakespeare comedy plays, visit And remember this Saturday...



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Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:00 PM
Subject: Casting Call




"Gun-Crossed Lovers"


SID (Male, 20s-30s): A bank robber with a heart of gold, his girlfriend is always getting him into trouble.


ALICE (Female, 20s-30s): The crazy girlfriend. She frequently becomes distracted during robberies.


ANGELICA (Female, 40s-70s, Latina): An older, tired cashier at a butcher's shop.


ENRIQUE (Male, 40s-70s, Latino): A round, jovial butcher.


"Dollar Night"


Roy (Male, Middle-aged): Manager at a roller rink who gets easily taken advantage of, has a sweet, tired demeanor. 


Audrey (Female, Late teens/early 20s): Lazy employee at a roller rink, cholla princess, quick on her feet, feels like she's not being taken seriously, even though she's hella smart.


Juiceman (Female, Late teens/early 20s): A regular at the rink, she is a tomboyish tough-girl, who's not actually as tough as she thinks she is.


Damien (Male, later teens/early 20s): Sassy and dramatic, he thrives off of gossip and distracting his best friend Audrey from her work.


Auditions for both films will be held 6pm-10pm, Wednesday February 17th in Marshall Building (845 N. Park Ave) Rooms 211 and 212. No appointment necessary, feel free to try out for as many roles as you like.


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The Community Players auditions for The Girl In The Freudian Slip

The Community Players



Open auditions are being held for


The Girl In The Freudian Slip


Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17


Be prepared to cold read from the script. 

Auditions held at The Community Playhouse

1881 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson

Parking and entrance in back off of 13th Avenue



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Something Something Theatre: 4000 MILES opens Friday!


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Something Something Theatre presents 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog from February 12 through 28 at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott downtown, Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM.

4000 MILES is an inter-generational story of two kindred souls who are decades apart in age.  A woman and her grandson meet again at a time in their lives when each needs the other most.  It's at once brash and funny, abrasive and heartwarming.

Tickets are $22 general admission, $18 seniors/students and can be purchased at

Reservations can be made at 468-6111

Something Something Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that strives to produce more women playwrights and to feature non-traditional casting. Our productions are modern plays from the canon and re-imagined classics.  Realizing that audiences are an important element of theatre, we're dedicated to increasing the numbers of thoughtful theatre-goers with productions that are intellectually, emotionally and fiscally accessible.





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Monday, February 08, 2016

Big Top Broadway coming to SaddleBrooke’s Desert View Performing Arts Center


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Big Top Broadway comes to SaddleBrooke's Desert View Performing Arts Center February 27

Broadway Music Mixes with Modern Circus Acrobatics and Aerial Feats


TUCSON, AZ – What happens when you combine the music of Broadway with the finesse of circus artists? Audiences will find out the answer when Big Top Broadway plays at the Desert View Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 27. Show times are 3:00pm and 7:30pm.

The show highlights well-known Broadway show tunes as well as some little-known gems and augments them with interpretations by aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists. A live band, led by show co-creator Khris Dodge, will accompany the performers. It's a show where the stars will literally be swinging from the rafters.

Ringmaster and co-creator Stuart Moulton has spent more than 20 years as a dancer, actor, and singer, and added circus artist to his repertoire about a decade ago. He first took to the air at Trapeze Austin in Texas, and then went to work at New York's Circus Warehouse about four years ago. He also teaches at the Omega Institute's summer program, where he specializes in trapezing.

"Circus arts have evolved and are used in every aspect of entertainment these days," says Moulton. "In the New York theatre community, circus artist are being used and incorporated into shows more and more. Because of the popularity of Cirque du Soleil, shows are being reinvented and utilizing aerialists, jugglers, and other specialty acts. I'm excited to collaborate with Khris and bring this original idea to fruition. I'm excited to combine the vocal powerhouses we have with the talents of the circus artists – it is going to be phenomenal."

What can audiences expect to see and hear during Big Top Broadway? A lot. Lincoln Center performing artist Grace Wall will offer her renditions of hits such as "Don't Cry Out Loud" and "Defying Gravity" while Julie Krygsman performs aerial work on silks or the lyra (steel hoop) above her. At another point, Stuart will offer a bit of his own "Razzle Dazzle" while troupe members bring a three-ring circus to the stage. Add in a bit of contortionist Jonathan Nosan's amazing feats, and audiences will leave with a feeling that they've witnessed something special.

"Tucson is a community that embraces the arts, and we set out to provide something that audiences have never seen before," says Dodge. "It was important to me to showcase local performers, and we're thrilled to collaborate with Tucson-based Cirque Roots. They add just the right touch to the show…and we might even have a few surprises up our sleeves."

Tickets are available for Big Top Broadway online at or by calling 520-825-2818 or going to the Box Office. Ticket prices are on sale now for $30; $35 at the door. All seats are reserved. Desert View Performing Arts Center is located at 38735 S. Mountain View Boulevard, Tucson, 85739.


Performer Bios

Stuart Moulton

No stranger to the Tucson stage, Stuart has performed extensively with both Southern Arizona Light Opera Company and Invisible Theater. From Tucson, Stuart moved to Austin, Texas where he founded the Austin Cabaret Theatre. He now resides in New York and works at Circus Warehouse, in addition to his many other projects.

Stuart's producing and performing resume is a "who's who" of Broadway and show biz fame. A very short list includes: Carol Channing, Eartha Kitt, Ann Hampton Callaway, Charo, Lucie Arnaz, Patrick Page, Faith Prince, Paige Davis, and Elaine Stritch (just to name-drop a few). For many of them, namely Carol Channing and Eartha Kitt, he wrote special material. On the performing side, his favorite roles include Will Parker in Oklahoma!, Sandy in Paint Your Wagon, Bobby in A Chorus Line, and Hannah, Odette, and Dermah in La Cage aux Folles (three separate productions – although there is no doubt that he could play all three roles at once and do a killer job at it). Stuart has also written and starred in his own shows: Whatever Happened to Tina Louise?, I Don't Mean Rhinestones…A Tribute to Carol Channing, Just Go to the Movies, and Life Upon the Wicked Stage, among others.

His talents don't stop there. Stuart has directed and choreographed classics such as Bye Bye Birdie, Forever Plaid, Cabaret, Pageant, Peter Pan, and many more.

These days, Stuart can be found soaring high overhead at New York's acclaimed Circus Warehouse, where he coaches professional trapeze.


Grace Wall

Grace Wall got her start in Los Angeles when she was critically praised for her work in the new musical Gulls at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena which earned her an LA Weekly Award for best supporting actress. She has been seen across country from the stage of the Hollywood Bowl (Guys and Dolls) to Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame LAB in NYC.

She was most recently featured as a soloist for Lincoln Center's prestigious American Songbook Series.  She is happy to be performing again in Arizona with the fabulous Khris Dodge, having done best of Broadway with him last winter. When she returns home to NYC she will be continuing her work on the reading of a new musical "Capone" starring academy award nominated Danny Aiello. She is a UCLA and LACHSA alumni and winner of YoungArts, formerly know as NFAA.




Walter Belcher

International singer, dancer, actor, and former Tucsonan Walter Belcher will be contributing his considerable talent to Big Top Broadway. Having most recent starred as Billy Flinn in Phoenix Theatre's Chicago, he is a fixture on the Phoenix theatre scene.

Walter toured with the internationally acclaimed group Up with People for five years and continues to work with cast members at their summer program in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He has performed at regional theaters and concert halls worldwide. Some of Walter's most memorable performances include: his solo performance at Radio City Music Hall, entertaining such greats as Pope John Paul II, former President Bill Clinton, and Captain Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon.

Walter continues to tour Europe and the U.S., performing toe-tapping jazz and soul-stirring gospel. He is always grateful and honored to be given any chance to make the arts a part of his life.


Nicholas Gallardo

Nick is a fixture to Tucson audiences, and is making quite a name for himself nationally and internationally. From cabarets to cruise ships, he's everywhere!

Most recently, Nick has been featured in December '63: The Original Jersey Boys and Teen Idols with TAD Management. His most recent stage credits include Forever Plaid (Jinx) and Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy), and 2015 marked his New York City cabaret debut at 54 Below.


Jonathan Nosan

Jonathan is a versatile performer whose skills in contortion, aerial, stilt dancing, unicycle, fire eating, and more have been seen on stage and screen around the world. He has trained at some of the world's premier facilities, including San Francisco School of Circus Arts and Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in London. Jonathan has been seen on screen in films such as Big Fish and How the Grinch Stole Christmas; in television on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show," and "Gossip Girl," and numerous commercials; and in theatre performances such as LIMBO (touring internationally), Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are a-Changin' (in New York and San Diego), and with the New York Philharmonic. He is also fluent in Japanese, holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Asian Studies, and was a Fulbright Research Scholar.


Kelsey Strauch

Kelsey Strauch is a one-woman show that plays well with others. She is an acrobatic movement artist specializing in object manipulation. Kelsey has performed on stages all across North America and been featured in national magazines, film and television. She is a certified yoga instructor and avid acrobatic Yogi. Along with a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon and completing the Professional track program at the New England Center for Circus Arts, Kelsey has trained and apprenticed with several (big) top coaches and clowns. She currently lives in New York City studying acting for film and television.


Julie Passaro Krygsman

Julie Passaro Krygsman is a musician and aerialist based out of the northern NJ/ NYC area. She has been playing trombone for over twenty years performing in various orchestras, brass bands, quintets and concert bands including Imperial Brass, Music in the Air and the NJ Sackbut Ensemble. In addition to her musical performances Julie is a marching band advisor at Cresskill High School specicalizing in drum major/majorette and twirling disciplines. She also maintains a full private studio of trombone students. 


In 2011 Julie decided to combine her love of music and movement and began training on silks premiering "Jump in the Line", an aerial act that features her playing trombone in the air accompanied by live musicians on the ground. She has since been studying circus arts at Circus Warehouse in Long Island City, NY in the professional program with a concentration on silks, contortion and high wire. Julie has performed on silks all over New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut as a freelance artist as well as with Heliummm Entertainment and Gramercy Brass Band.


When Julie is not performing or teaching she enjoys painting, cooking and relaxing with her husband, pug and kitties.


Cirque Roots

Cirque Roots, founded in 2011, is a grassroots artist collective with a vision to inspire, create, move, and play. Their primary focus is on modern circus including elements such as hoop dance, acrobatics, fire dancing, clowning, juggling, stilting and aerial arts. The Tucson based Cirque Roots Studio, located in a 1910 adobe warehouse, provides a space for the community to train in circus arts either professionally or as a hobby. The Cirque Roots performance crew has been performing together for more than six years, taking the stage both nationally and internationally. Cirque Roots has directed and produced four original theatrical productions and has another coming out in April 2016.




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Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Fox Tucson Theatre presents CAPITOL STEPS


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Presented by the UA Hillel Foundation, The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Mock the Vote. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

"They're the best. There's no one like them, no one in their league." 
— Larry King, CNN
"The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life." — Former President George H. W. Bush

Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there's never a shortage of material. Says Elaina Newport, "Typically the Republicans goof up, and the Democrats party. Then the Democrats goof up and the Republicans party. That's what we call the two-party system."
The Capitol Steps have performed for the last 5 Presidents (6, if you include Hillary). The only complaints the Steps seem to get are from politicians and personalities who are not included in the program!

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Broadway In Tucson presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

February 16-21, 2016
Centennial Hall
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Postsays, "it is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jon Stewart of The Daily Showcalls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. 

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LTW Summer Camps 2016

Summer Camps 2016


Download the paper registration form or select the Register button below next to the class you want.

Send form to 5317 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 or call the Education Office at (520) 327-0160.


Live Theatre Workshop's summer camps are a one week music, theatre, dancing, and technical theatre experience. Everyday students will work with a choreographer on two to three dance numbers, a vocal coach on musical theatre style singing, and with professional teaching artists who will lead them through the process of producing a play. All students will be assigned a role and will learn acting technique and theatre skills through the process of rehearsing their character for a final performance of their play and musical numbers. Camps are arranged by age and grade level-all skill levels are welcome. All of our instructors are trained to introduce and teach in a way that makes the entire experience fun and educational in a safe and low-pressure environment. While students will be very busy learning lines, acting, singing, dancing, building sets, and producing their play; there is plenty of time for acting improvisation and theatre games. Our goal here at LTW is to focus on the process of the putting together a production. We feel all students should understand what it takes to put on a show from start to finish with a focus on teamwork, personal responsibility, friendships, and thinking outside of the box

For more information on summer camps or camp availability please e-mail Amanda Gremel at or call 520-327-0160


1/2 day camp - AM

Grades K-1

8 AM - Noon

June 6 - 10



1/2 day camp - PM

Grades K-1

1 PM - 5 PM

June 6 - 10



Camp 1

Grades 2-5

8 AM - 5 PM

June 13 - 17



Camp 2 - Tween Players (offsite)

Grades 6-8

8 AM - 5 PM

June 6 - 18



Camp 3 - Junior Musical

Grades 9-12

8 AM - 5 PM

June 20 - July 2



Camp 4

Grades 3-8

8 AM - 5 PM

July 4 - 8



Camp 5

Grades 8-12

8 AM - 5 PM

July 18 - 22



Camp 6

Grades 3-12

8 AM - 5 PM

July 25 - 29




Gaslight Theatre opening music hall in Oro Valley

February 05, 2016 7:14 pm  •   

The show goes on in Oro Valley.

The Gaslight Music Hall, an arm of Tony Terry’s The Gaslight Theatre on Tucson’s east side, will open late this month in the same space that the former Great American Playhouse occupied in the Rancho Vistoso Center


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Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, SAY HELLO TO OPERA: DON GIOVANNI - free



Monday, February 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

Enjoy University of Arizona vocal arts students singing key arias from shows in Arizona Opera’s 2015/16 season. These free opera previews are held prior to each Arizona Opera mainstage opera. 

A narrator will give the libretto and a brief biography of the composer. “Say Hello to Opera” is held at 3pm in the Oro Valley Library.

Please call Patrick Schifano (520) 594-5580 or email him at [1] with any questions. 

The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona assists local voice students, both undergraduate and graduate, with scholarships, grants, competitive prizes and opportunities to perform for the community.

Oro Valley Library
1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ


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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Casting call CLOSED: Big Fat Cat Productions - child actor

-----Original Message-----
From: Yaedi Ignatow []
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:44 PM
Subject: Found our child actor!

Thank you to all who have sent submissions to us! We will absolutely keep
them all on file.

We have found our child actor for our planet/dream scene.

We are always grateful to have more actors on file. Thank you again to

Big Fat Productions, LLC

It's a Crazy For You Opening Night Roundup. PCC Center for the Arts


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Sent: Friday, February 5, 2016 10:47 AM
Subject: It's a Crazy For You Opening Night Roundup. Pima Community College Center for the Arts



 Pima Community College Center for the Arts

Gershwin goes western in the high-energy,
tap dancing, musical extravaganza

Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for
Best Musical.

tickets: $18 with discounts available


Show your true side and join the fun. Come early to opening night dressed in cowpoke duds or city slicker finery for a rootin-tootin preshow roundup! 

Feb. 25 
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Center for the Arts courtyard
West Campus
Free with ticket purchase to
Crazy For You

Crazy For You Opening Night Roundup of Cowpokes
& City Slickers.
Enjoy western-styled merriment and refreshments with a twist of Gershwin. Win prizes!
Activities include "I Can't Be Bothered Now" lassoing contest, "Shall We Dance" boot-scoot boogeying, "Bidin' My Time" horseshoes, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" gold panning, "I've Got Rhythm" show down; along with a cowpoke and city slicker photo booth, Gershwin trivia game and a cowboy grub tasting. Tasty provisions of coffee, tea, infused water, cowboy kettle corn and Eegees rodeo rootbeer are provided to keep your energy up for hearty applause and serious foot-tapping during the performance.

Get a wiggle on and don't let this one get away from you! Reserve your tickets now.
tickets: $18 with discounts available.

Listen to the Crazy For You soundtrack on Youtube.

The Center for the Arts is located on the Pima Community College West Campus,
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85709.

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Who could have guessed when we first embarked on the Barrio Stories Project two years ago that it would lead to such an incredible city-wide collaborative process.

  • Tucson Unified School District is bussing in over 1000 high school and middle school students enrolled in Culturally Relevant Curriculum classes thanks to the efforts of TUSD governing board members Kristel Foster, Cam Juarez, and CRC directors Maria Federico-Brummer and Lorenzo Lopez.
  • Our scenic design became a significant class assignment for two scenic design classes at Pima Community College West Campus thanks to our scenic designer and Pima instructor, Wesley Creigh.
  • Established organizations like Los Decendientes del Precidio de Tucson, YWCA of Southern Arizona, and Cholla High School Drama Department are providing the bulk of the 75 extras needed for the production.
  • TPAC 2015 Lumie Award winner Linda Cato's art students at Changemaker High School are making all the signage and 1000 paper flowers for Barrio Stories.

Help us make Barrio Stories a 100% Donation Based Event

We are working round the clock to make sure everyone who wants to see Barrio Stories, can do so without any financial obstacles. This is why we have started an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign to underwrite tickets for the 1000 TUSD students and anyone else who would otherwise not have the money to buy a ticket. Ticket sales are the lifeblood of a theatre company. They pay for all the administrative costs (staff salaries, office space, utilities, insurance, equipment, supplies) that project grants do not. Without this income, no matter how many grants we receive, Borderlands would come to a grinding halt.


We're betting that caring individuals with means will make it possible for EVERYONE to enjoy this landmark event. This RADICAL HOSPITALITY process was developed by Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis four years ago. We are excited to implement this compassion based idea in order to bring new audiences to the theatre. (Read article on Radical Hospitality here



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