Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Carnival of Illusion, Vaudeville-inspired illusion show


DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT... CELEBRATE IN THE PARLOUR! Collect your family and friends for a fun and memorable evening in one of our unique boutique theaters. Advance reservations required as seats are extremely limited due to the popularity and intimate audience size. Carnival of Illusion ended last season and celebrated 225 SOLD OUT SHOWS IN A ROW!


This Vaudeville-inspired illusion show runs select Fridays and Saturdays during high season in Phoenix, Mesa (a suburb of Phoenix) and Tucson. Whether you're having dinner with friends and family or celebrating a special occasion, Carnival of Illusion is the perfect place for a fun, unique, and magical evening. Great for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Date Nights, Celebrations, and Group and Corporate Events. For mature audiences 13 and older.


The "Tucson Parlour" is located in the DoubleTree Hotel

445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ  85711-4198

Front Desk operator (520) 881-4200


TUCSON - DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park

Fri, Sep 26th @ 7:00 PM

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TUCSON - DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park

Sat, Sep 27th @ 5:30 PM

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More info: http://www.carnivalofillusion.com/tickets/



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Borderlands Theater Audition for RIVER CITY by Diana Grisanti


From: Marc Pinate [mailto:pinate39@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 3:24 PM
Subject: Audition Notice


Borderlands Theater

for RIVER CITY by Diana Grisanti
(WORLD PREMIERE). Directed by Esther Almazan.


Borderlands Theater, 40 West Broadway, enter through Jackson Street.
for appointment call 882-8607 or email bltheater@aol.com 

Resume and headshot.  Have a prepared monologue if first time auditioning at Borderlands, no more than 2 minutes.

6 Roles:
1 Female to play Late 20s, Mixed Race (black/white)
1 Male to play Teen, Mixed Race (black/white)
2 White Males to play late 20s - 30s
1 Male to play late 20's - 30s, African American
1 Female to play 50s, Italian-American

First Rehearsal February 17, 2015.
Performances April 9 - 26, 2015.

Shaken by her father's death, Mary sets off to uncover three generations' worth of secrets buried in the West End of Louisville, Kentucky. River City charts Mary's discoveries, which span four decades, and investigate race, memory, and the ghosts that haunt one American family.



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Workshops: Acting for Playwrights at the Bennett TheatreLab



From: Philip G. Bennett [mailto:philipgbennett@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:30 PM
Subject: Acting for Playwrights - 8.13.14







A series of six week workshops for playwrights.  Improve your writing skills by experiencing the actor’s process first hand.  Use your script, or write one, to Explore:  Writing through Improvisation, Play Structure, Character, Dynamic Action and Conflict

Time:               Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:50 am (with the exception of Sat. October 18th ;  3:30 – 5:30 pm)

Dates:              September 20 through October 25, 2014    (6 Weeks)

Fee:                 $180.00

Location:         The Historic Y - (Conference Room)

                        738 N. 5th Avenue at University Blvd.

                        Tucson, AZ  85705

Contact:  Philip G. Bennett at - 520-468-1664




Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director is internationally recognized as a master teacher of the Stanislavsky System of Acting with 45 years of experience. He holds a BA in Humanities and is a graduate of the renowned American Stanislavsky Theatre in New York, where he served as actor, teacher of acting and Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore, émigré actress/director from the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre.

During Mr. Bennett’s forty plus years of professional experience he founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy, with film affiliates in the Bay Area and Hollywood.  He is a recipient of the prestigious Hollywood DramaLogue Award for Best Direction and Debut of a New Company.  Graduate students appear regularly in film and television, and are accepted in conservatories and repertory companies in the US and the UK.  Mr. Bennett’s new textbook, written with co-writer Prof. Stephanie Daventry French,  An Actor in Training – Experiencing Stanislavsky for the 21st Century  is being published by Routledge Academic Publishers, London and New York for world wide release in February 2015.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Capoeira Classes now available at KU Studios Starting September 6th!

From: david.vick@gmail.com
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:42 PM
Subject: Capoeira Classes now available at KU Studios Starting September 6th!


Capoeira is an exciting Afro-Brazilian artform that incorporates dance and martial arts along with Brazilian music steeped in culture and tradition. A dynamic and expressive form of movement, capoeira challenges your mind, body, and soul all at once and welcomes you into a positive and fantastic community.


Classes are led by David Vick (Monitor Feiticeiro) of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. He has 10 years of experience in the art and leads regular classes, workshops, participates in capoeira events nationally and internationally, and is a regular performer at Tucson Meet Yourself and The Tucson Festival for Books.

Classes for ages 13 and up begin Saturday, September 6th at 4pm at KU Studios!


Regular classes will be held every Thursday from 8:30pm-10pm and Saturday from 4pm-5:30pm.  KU Studios is located at 6066 North Oracle Road, on the corner of Oracle and Rudasill.  For more information about the classes or Capoeira, please email David Vick at david.vick@gmail.com or contact him via text at 520-762-4493


Hope to see you there!


David Vick

Monitor - Capoeira Mandinga Tucson

Assistant Instructor, Capoeira - UA Student Recreation Center




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Wild West Stunt Show Looking for Female Performers (Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town)

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Wild West Stunt Show Looking for Female Performers (Pinnacle Peak/Trail Dust Town)

Tanque Verde at Grant Road

(google map) (yahoo map)


The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros are now auditioning motivated and creative female performers for placement in the apprenticeship program to our high energy, high impact comedy shows. Prior stunt and theater experience is helpful, but not necessary. Auditioners should be in good physical condition, at least 18 years of age, and able to pass a Federal background check and drug screening. Height and weight restrictions dictate that applicants must be at least 65 inches in height and no more than 145 pounds. Candidates should also have flexible evening availability (5:00 to 11:00 PM) as we perform every night at 7:00 and 8:00 PM and train/rehearsal from 5:00 to 11:00 PM (on various evenings). For more information and/or to schedule an audition, please reply to this ad or call our office, (520) 398-5618.  We highly recommend you see the show live or view it on youtube using the addresses below (cut and paste) before auditioning. This is part-time employment-15 hours a week.



compensation: Apprenticeship pays minimum wage ($7.90)



·         Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

·         do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers




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FST! Presents: "Make it Work"

FST! Presents: "Make it Work"
September 10, 2014
The Flycatcher 
340 E 6th St  Tucson, AZ 85705

Event Details on Facebook

Next story submission:
August 27th, 2014
5:00 pm


About FST!

FST! was founded in 2012 as a creative outlet for women to have a voice in Tucson. Each month FST! invites four or more women to write and perform personal stories based on a set prompt or theme. With each person's individual perspective on the theme, each FST! performance is uniquely unpredictable, often inspiring much laughter and the occasional tear from the audience. As passionate as FST! members are about storytelling, FST! also focuses on supporting the local community by raising funds for arts and community organizations



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The Great American Playhouse 2015 season

The Great American Playhouse  2015 season



Mindy Anna Jones and the Lost Ark of Time

Jan 8 – March 21


Toy Tales A Western Saga

March 26  – June 6


The Amazings in Action – Heros of Tomorrow

June 11 – August 22



August 27  – November 14


Planes Trains & Sleigh Bells

Nov 19 – Jan 2, 2016


More info: http://greatamericanplayhouse.com/


The Great American Playhouse

13005 N Oracle Rd

(520) 512-5145




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From: solaxetucson@gmail.com
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:30 PM
To: 12/6/2012 22:12
Subject: Got CHEKERE? We have a class for you!





Got a chekere (shekere, agbe)? Need to learn the basics? We have a class for YOU!

ALL LEVELS welcome, bring a friend!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014




Himmell Park (1035 N Treat Ave. 85716)




Community drummer and shekere player Michael Dattola will be offering his many years of experience playing this instrument, used in Cuban, African, and Brazilian (to name a few) music. Please JOIN US!




We will be returning from break on SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 for DANCE CLASS at 5:00-6:15PM. Esteban and the drummers will be bringing back the grooves and energy from California Brazil Camp!

Rehearsals begin again on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 from 6:30 - 8:30PM

Both at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S Tyndall Ave.

We are getting ready to perform WORLD CARNAVAL style at TUCSON MEET YOURSELF the evening of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th! We will be focusing on the rhythms and Carnaval traditions of Maracatu from the Northeastern area of Brazil (Recife and Olinda). We will be part of a large procession as well as a stage performance...it's going to be an outstanding TMY! This will be followed by participating in the ALL SOULS PROCESSION on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9th.



Welcome to SOL AXÉ!

Sol Axé (pronounced, Sol – ah –SHAY) a project under Many Mouths One Stomach, is a nonprofit drum and dance community in Tucson, Arizona. Inspired by the music of Brazil, Sol Axe features the music of many traditions from Brazil, the African Diaspora, and the World. Our intention is to inspire creativity, inclusiveness, community solidarity, and collective JOY, through lessons and classes, outreach programs, workshops, and high energy performances. We collaborate with individuals and groups in Tucson, the nation, and around the globe, bringing the opportunity for artistic expression to all. Please visit our website at www.solaxe.org.



SolAxé Group Rehearsals TUESDAYS at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come learn to DRUM or DANCE; no experience is needed. Membership is $40/mo with discounts for students and those who need it, please ask. Membership includes Tuesday rehearsals and instruction, as well as Sunday Dance Class!



Many Mouths, One Stomach: Our Parent Group

SolAxé is excited and honored to be a new project under the 501 (c) 3 Many Mouths One Stomach (http://www.manymouths.org/) . MMOS, the producer of the All Souls Procession, is a Tucson based collective of artists, teachers, and community activists who come together with the intent to create, inspire, manifest, and perpetuate modern festal culture.

Please visit MMOS to read more, and support the Procession by donating!




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Teen Street Films Auditions CORRECTION


From: Steve Anderson [mailto:steve@steveandersonacting.com]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:46 PM
Subject: Teen Street Films Auditions CORRECTION


Our apologies, but the audition time was incorrect on the first announcement.  It’s 5-7 p.m. rather than 1-3 p.m.


Thank you!







"The acting was first-rate throughout the film." - Wm Pierce, Examiner.com

(Review of Teen Street's "The Tortolita Twelve," Prescott Film Festival)


“Teen Street was exactly what my daughter was looking for.  Steve has the ability to make his students see the best in themselves and believe in their own talent.  Kayla enjoyed every minute of her time in Teen Street.”

 - Dorie Patnode


* * * * *


Teen Street's mission is to provide a safe and empowering environment in which teen performers can expand their creative expression through advanced actor training and the creation of original works of film.


Beginning in September, company members will meet eight hours per month for on-going actor training and the development of short film material to be produced at the end of the season.  Regular sessions will take place at KU Studios, 6066 N. Oracle Rd.


About the Director:  Steve Anderson earned his MFA in Acting in 1991, has performed off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre, and has been training actors for the past 20 years.  He recently directed the feature-length film "Lucky U Ranch," a coming-of-age story set in 1953, currently in post-production.  For more testimonials, please visit www.steveandersonacting.com.


Check out our mini-trailer for Teen Street’s, “The Dome,” currently in post-production:  https://vimeo.com/103676409





DO I NEED TO REGISTER?:  Yes.  Space is limited.  Please email Steve at steve@steveandersonacting.com or call 520.981.0145.  You will receive an audition form and more season schedule information at that time.


WHEN:  Sunday, August 31 from 5-7 p.m.  (those who are unable to make this day may schedule an audition on another day)


WHERE:  KU Studios.  6066 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson.


WHAT TO PREPARE:  This audition is a group audition run more like an acting workshop.  A monologue is not required.


WHAT TO WEAR:  Comfortable clothing appropriate for stretching, movement, and floor work.


COMPANY DUES:  For those who are cast in the company, monthly dues are $80.  Some scholarships may be available for low-income families.




"If there's a better teacher within 500 miles...or a thousand miles...I'd like to know who it is.”

 - David Greenwood, Actor





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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fwd: Lisa Otey & Sabra Faulk Monday!



Lisa Otey & Friends: Sabra Faulk
Mon., Aug. 25, 7pm
Z Mansion, 288 N. Church, Tucson
$15, all seats reserved
www.lisaotey.com, 520.370.5912 


Hi everyone,

The Lisa Otey & Friends Concert Series begins this Monday, Aug. 25 with singer/songwriter Sabra Faulk! You can check out her music at www.sabrafaulk.com. Sabra has the voice of an angel and the poetry to match. Please join us for an evening of original music. You don't want to miss it! Tickets are $15, available online at www.lisaotey.com or by phone, 370.5912.


Coming up Sept. 8, Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey pay tribute to the current hits on Broadway (including "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill", "Beautiful: the Carole King Musical", and "Kinky Boots"). You can find out about this and all of our Z Mansion concerts at www.lisaotey.com. Fun, fun, fun!


By the way, if you are planning to come up to the Highlands at Dove Mountain to hear Diane & Lisa in September, our Sept. 10 date isn't happening, but we will be there Wed., Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. 

See you soon!

Fwd: IFA Best Actor Award 2014

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From: Independent Film
Date:08/22/2014 6:27 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: IFA Best Actor Award 2014

Independent Film Arizona is a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to supporting and promoting independent filmmaking in Southern Arizona.

IFA is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Best Actor Award.

Any actor who lives or has worked in Arizona (either on stage or in film) is eligible.  The award is based on the nominated actor's collective work (not specifically on work in 2014).

To nominate an actor for IFA's Best Actor Award, send his or her name and his or her e-mail address to Antonella at independentfilmarizona@gmail.com

Antonella Cassia
Independent Film Arizona

An irrational exuberance for film.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 2014-15 Season With Hilarious "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

From: scarr51@gmail.com [mailto:scarr51@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Steve Carr
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:45 AM
Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Opens 2014-15 Season With Hilarious "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"


Media Contact: Steve Carr, 602-317-3040, scarr@fastq.com 




TUCSON, Ariz. (August 20, 2014):  Arizona Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the Arizona premiere of the hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson.

The show is directed by Joel Sass, the force behind ATC's critically acclaimed production of The 39 Steps. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser and opening night in Tucson is sponsored by Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. 

In Christopher Durang's "all out-smash" (Talkin' Broadway), Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star.  Just as their cleaning woman, Cassandra, issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow – and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov shout-outs with contemporary cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter season-opening romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy!"

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is among the funniest plays to pass our way in a long time," Arthur Dorman wrote on Talkin' Broadway Minneapolis.  "That it carries with it a tender heart and has been mounted in a sparkling production makes it a show not to be missed."

            Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike contains strong language. Total running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes including intermission.  This production was produced in association with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

            Single tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 25.  Ticket prices range from $32 to $67. 

Season-ticket packages range from $87 to $372 depending upon the package and seat selection.  Pick-Your-Play packages of three, four or five plays also are available as is the Flexpass that includes four tickets to any play in the regular season on any day, in any combination.

Season subscriber benefits include discounts on additional tickets, priority seating and up to 50 percent off regular box office prices, among others.

For more information in Tucson, call (520) 622-2823 and in Phoenix call (602) 256-6995.  For complete information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Joel Sass

Tucson: Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, 2014


Tickets for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike start at $32 and are subject to change depending on time, date and section, and are available at www.arizonatheatre.org or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823.  Discounts are available for seniors and active military.  A $10 student ticket pricing is now available for all performances.  Half-price rush tickets are available for balcony seating for all performances one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office (subject to availability).  Pay What You Can is Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for this performance are available for a suggested $10 donation. (Tickets must be purchased at the Temple of Music and Art starting one hour prior to curtain. Tickets are first-come first served.  Cash only. Two tickets maximum per person.) For discounts for groups of 10 or more, call (520) 622-2823


Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances.  Audio Description provides patrons with vision loss a running audio description of the movement and activities onstage through an infrared broadcast system.  An Audio-Described performance is offered on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.  Interested patrons with vision loss may request a tactile tour one hour prior to curtain. American Sign Language Interpretation is presented by professional, theatrically-trained ASL-interpreters for people who have deafness or hearing impairment.  An ASL-interpreted performance is offered on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Open-captioning allows patrons to read the play's dialogue on an LED screen as the play progresses.  An open-captioned performance is offered on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.. For open-captioned or ASL-interpreted performances, patrons should request seats best suited to ASL interpretation or captioning when purchasing tickets.  Large print and Braille playbills and infrared listening amplification devices are also available at every ATC performance with reservation. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).


Fact Sheet:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Joel Sass

The Tempe of Music and Art

330 S. Scott Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701


Previews Begin:
Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Opening Night: Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Closing Performance: Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
Cast (in alphabetical order):

Suzanne Bouchard (Masha)

Joshua James Campbell (Spike)

Ali Rose Dachis (Nina)

Charles Janasz (Vanya)

Isabell Monk O'Connor (Cassandra)

Suzanne Warmanen (Sonia)

Creative Team
Playwright: Christopher Durang

Director:  Joel Sass

Set Designer: Todd Rosenthal

Costume Designer: Ilona Somogyi

Lighting Designer: Barry Browning

Sound Designer: Sean Healey

Dramaturg: Carla Steen

Voice and Speech Coach: Lucinda Holshue

Movement Coach: Marcela Lorca

Casting: McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

Local Casting by ATC Artistic Staff

Production Stage Manager: Glenn Bruner

Assistant Stage Manager: David Cap

Assistant Stage Manager: Timothy Toothman

Assistant to the Stage Manager: Emma DeVore

Assistant Director: Adin Walker

Co-Producer: Guthrie Theater



Christopher Durang (Playwright) won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has also written A History of the American Film (Tony nomination, Best Book of a Musical, 1978), The Actor's NightmareSister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie award; Off-Broadway run 1981-83), Beyond Therapy (on Broadway in 1982, with Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow), Baby with the Bathwater (Playwrights Horizons, 1983), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Public Theatre, 1985; Obie Award, Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award), Laughing Wild (Playwrights Horizons, 1987), Durang/Durang (an evening of six plays at Manhattan Theatre Club, 1994, including the Tennessee Williams' parody, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls), Sex and Longing (Lincoln Center Theatre production at the Cort Theatre, 1996, starring Sigourney Weaver), and Betty's Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons, 1999; Obie Award). Mr. Durang is co-chair of the Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School alongside playwright Marsha Norman.


Joel Sass, Director

Joel Sass previously directed The 39 Steps at Arizona Theatre Company. Other credits include 23 productions as director and/or designer at Jungle Theater, over 15 productions as Artistic Director at Mary Worth Theater Company, Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Park Square Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, History Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Red Eye Theater and the Playwrights' Center. His awards include the Alan Schneider Director Award (TCG), McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, Ivey Awards for Scenic Design and Overall Excellence and numerous "Best of" awards from Twin Cities papers and the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle. Mr. Sass received his training from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and spent three seasons as an assistant director, designer and performer at Theatre de la Jeune Lune.


Suzanne Bouchard (Masha)

Suzanne Bouchard has previously appeared at ATC as Lynn Fontanne in Ten Chimneys, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Kate in Other People's Money, Lucy in Dracula and Costanze in Amadeus, among others. She recently played Brutus in Julius Caesar at Wooden O and Patricia in Bethany at ACT in Seattle. Her other roles in regional theatre include Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart, Amanda in Private Lives, B in Three Tall Women, Charlotte and Petra in A Little Night Music, Hannah Jelkes in Night of the Iguana, Lena in Misalliance and in Shakespeare's canon: Lady Macbeth, Rosalind, Ariel, Titania, Regan, and Margaret.


Joshua James Campbell (Spike)

Joshua James Campbell has previously appeared in Legally Blonde: The Musical (First National Tour) and Mamma Mia (Las Vegas); Curtains (Paper Mill Playhouse/TUTS-Houston); Baby (Pennsylvania Center Stage); Such Good Friends (New York Musical Theatre Festival); The Good War (Northlight Theatre); Dr. Sex (Bailiwick Chicago); Into the Woods (Peninsula Players); The Glass Menagerie (Jungle Theater); Grey Gardens and Songbook Series (Ordway Center); The Full Monty (Theater Latté Da); Mulan (Children's Theatre Company); Johnny Baseball (Park Square Theatre); Rancho Mirage (Old Log Theater); and Urinetown (The Gallery Players). Television credits include The Playbook (Spike TV), Guiding Light and One Life to Live.


Ali Rose Dachis (Nina)

Ali Rose Dachis has previously appeared Off-Broadway in The Awesome 80's Prom and off-off-Broadway in Exit 27 (Sanguine Theatre). Regional theatre credits include The Edge of Our Bodies, A Christmas Carol, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Great Gatsby (Guthrie Theater); Leveling Up (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Romeo and Juliet (Southwest Shakespeare Company); The Last Seder and The Miracle Worker (Park Square Theatre); Amber Waves, The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Seussical, Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and The Wizard of Oz (Children's Theatre Company); The Music Man (Ordway Center); Junior Claus (The Directors Studio); A Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It (Strange Capers); Perfect Match and Helen (20% Theater Company). Ms. Dachis was named best solo performance of 2011 by Lavendar Magazine for her work in The Edge of Our Bodies. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.


Charles Janasz (Vanya)

Charles Janasz has appeared on Broadway in the 1999 revival of Amadeus, and off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival and Playwrights Horizons. He has been a company member of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. where he performed in Uncle Vanya (title role), Animal Crackers and The Cocoanuts (Harpo) and Ghosts (Oswald); the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis where he has appeared in over 45 productions, including title roles in Richard II, Pericles and Fantasio, Private Lives (Elyot), Amadeus (Salieri) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack/Ernest Worthing); and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, where he is an Associate Artist and has appeared in 32 productions including Hamlet (Polonius), King Lear (Gloucester), Titus Andronicus (Marcus Andronicus) and Inherit the Wind (Rev. Jeremiah Brown). He has also worked at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Ahmanson Theatre, Walker Art Center, and The Empty Space. He holds a B.FA. from The Julliard School


Isabell Monk O'Connor (Cassandra)

Isabell Monk O'Connor has appeared on Broadway in Execution of Justice and The Gospel at Colonus. Regional theatre credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2011-2013), New York Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, American Repertory Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, Theatre de la Jeune Leune, and 27 seasons at Guthrie Theater. Ms. O'Connor's film credits include Intolerable Cruelty, Into Temptation, Black Knight, Equinox, Grumpy Old Men and others. She is also the author of Hope, Family and Blackberry Stew, picture books for children published by Carolrhoda Books. Ms. O'Connor is a McKnight Fellow, a Fox Fellow, and the recipient of an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Helen Hayes Award nomination, and a Parents' Choice honoree for her work as an author. She received her theatre training at University of St. Thomas, Towson State University, and The Yale School of Drama.


Suzanne Warmanen (Sonia)

Suzanne Warmanen has previously appeared in A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, A View from the Bridge, Lost in Yonkers, The Pirates of Penzance, Top Girls, Amadeus, Hedda Gabler, Lysistrata, Summer and Smoke, Much Ado about Nothing, The Playboy of the Western World, A Doll's House, The Rover and As You Like It (Guthrie Theater); Tartuffe (South Coast Repertory); Measure for Measure (Ten Thousand Things); The War Within/All's Fair (The Moving Company); and Amerika (Theatre de la Jeune Lune). Her recordings include the vocal CD, All Around Woman, and film credits include Herman U.S.A. Ms. Warmanen holds an M.F.A from the University of Minnesota.


Ticket Info:

Ticket prices currently start at $32 and are available in-person at the Temple of Music and Art box office, via phone at (520) 622-2823 or online at www.arizonatheatre.org.
About Arizona Theatre Company:

Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC), is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 48th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Designated The State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, Managing Director Jessica L. Andrews and a dedicated Board of Trustees. 



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50th anniversary, Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson

The Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson’s 50th anniversary celebration weekend starts Thursday, Aug. 21 and ends Saturday, Aug. 23 with a celebratory concert at 7 p.m. in the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall. There will be a reunion on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Marriott University Park Hotel.


A forum with scholars will present the history and culture of mariachi music and its traditions, particularly the evolution of the mariachi youth movement in the United States. The forum discussion is open to the public and free, with donations accepted to go to the Changos scholarship and music education fund.


A special Recognition Dinner will take place at the Tucson Marriott University Park on Friday, August 22 and will include the recognition of the first inductees of the Los Changuitos Feos Alumni Hall of Fame.


The Concert on Saturday will feature Mariachi Cobre from Disney World in Orlando. Some of the musicians in Mariachi Cobre were members of the original Changuitos. Other performers include Mariachi Garibaldi directed by Jeff Nevin, of Southwest College. Nevin created the first college-level study in mariachi music and is himself a former member of Los Changuitos. Tejano great and Grammy Award winner Adalberto Gallegos, also a former Changuitos, is also on the program with other alumni and current group members.


Know a Chango? Have them call If you or 883-4246 or email at info@loschanguitosfeos.org. Tickets for the concert are $25, $45 and $75 and are on sale at the TCC Box Office or online at www.loschanguitosfeos.org.


Registration for reunion events and special Recognition Dinner tickets are available at www.loschanguitosfeos.org or by calling (520) 883-4246.


See the TucsonWeekly article for more: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/semillas-mariachi/Content?oid=4811108



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Goldsmith Takes a Bow | Arts: Feature | Tucson Weekly

Goldsmith Takes a Bow | Arts: Feature | Tucson Weekly

Borderlands Theatre's producing director is stepping aside, but remaining connected

After 28 years, Barclay Goldsmith is stepping down as the producing director of Borderlands Theatre, the company with a uniquely Tucson identity which he helped create and which he has helped shepherd through the ups and downs of a not-for-profit theater.

Bach Society adds ballet to Vivaldi classic


Members of the SABS Orchestra, led by Tucson Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Lauren Roth, will be matched with a 12-member dance ensemble selected by Bowman (“Autumn”) and Hancock (“Summer”) — who are two of the four choreographers sharing those seasons. Joining them are guest choreographers Tamara Dyke-Compton (“Spring”) and Chris Compton(“Winter”).


“The dance will be contemporary ballet,” Hancock said, “with each choreographer blending different elements, using a different dance language, and interpreting the music in a different way.”

All the collaborating artists agree their emphasis will be on the music and the movement, enhanced by the lighting design of Don Fox, who did the lighting for Arizona Onstage Productions’ recent “Les Miserables.”


Read the entire preview here: http://tucson.com/entertainment/music/bach-society-adds-ballet-to-vivaldi-classic/article_a43d0428-19e7-5903-8e23-420651455eca.html


When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1713 E. University Blvd.

Tickets: $18 general admission; $10 students

Details and reservations: www.standrewsbach.org




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players - auditions, “Run For Your Wife”

-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Ford [mailto:golfkittylady@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:47 PM.com
Subject: Santa Cruz Shoestring Players announce auditions

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players will hold auditions for the first show of their 2014-2015 season, "Run For Your Wife," a comedy by Ray Cooney which will be directed by Susan Voorhees and Whitney Morton Woodcock.

Auditions are Sept 10 & 11 at 6pm at the Community Performance and Art Center on Continental Road in Green Valley, one mile west of I-19.
There are roles for two women, 20s-30s, and six men, 20s-60s. Those interested in doing backstage work should also attend. Performances will be November 7 - 15.

For information, call the director 625-7242.

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Special Guests This Weekend at Unscrewed Theater


From: Chris Seidman [mailto:chris.seidman@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:44 PM
Subject: Special Guests This Weekend at Unscrewed Theater


Improv comedy with a dash of celebrity is what's in store for you this Friday and Saturday at Unscrewed Theater!

Fresh from their appearance on Tucson's Morning Blend this past Tuesday, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed (NBOJU) is proud to welcome KGUN 9 Anchor Liz Kotalik and Tucson Weekly editor Dan Gibson into the improvisational hullabaloo. 

As always, we'll take your audience suggestions and turn them into comedy scenes and games that are seen once then never again. Plus we'll keep it clean - so the whole family can enjoy the night together!

-Liz Kotalik will be featured with NBOJU on Friday Aug. 22 at 7:30pm

-Dan Gibson will be featured with NBOJU on Saturday Aug. 23 at 7:30pm AND 9:30pm. The 9:30pm show is an UNCENSORED show (recommended for ages 18 and over)

Tickets are only $5 at the door and available online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/539649 (with additional service fee of $1.17 per ticket)

Unscrewed Theater is located at 3244 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716 (across from The Loft Cinema, next to Fronomo's). Parking and entrance are located in the rear of the building. Turn in to the Walgreen's parking lot and go to the left around the building.

Watch NBOJU on The Morning Blend here: http://www.tucsonmorningblend.com/videos/271758151.html



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