Sunday, October 22, 2017

Artifact Dance Project presents DOWNTOWN



Thursday November 16 - 7:30pm

Friday November 17- 7:30pm

Saturday November 18 - 7:30pm

Sunday November 19 - 5:00pm


Single Tickets:  $22 reserved seating


Location: Artifact Dance Project Studios

Address: 17 E. Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Concert length: approximately 1 hour / no intermission


Rooted in downtown Tucson’s historic arts warehouse district, Artifact Dance Project continues its series of collaborations with local musicians. For this fall concert, singer Rebecca Carlson will perform iconic jazz standards from the past to present day. The band includes Chris Black, Sly Slipetsky, and Fred Hayes. The choreography, lighting and costumes will capture an essence of the 1940s as we turn our downtown space into an intimate soiree.  


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Friday, October 20, 2017


By Chuck Graham,


From left, Karlie (Amy Scully), Peter (Cole Potwardowski) and Caroline (India Osborne) see Luna Gale in different ways.

“There are no villains in 'Luna Gale',” says director Mark Klugheit in the program notes for this thought provoking production, now running weekends at St. Francis Theatre. There are no heroes, either, but there is an enormous amount of misfortune.

Which is the point of playwright Rebecca Gilman's revealing display of what goes on behind the scenes when idealistic child care regulations clash with the harsh realities of over-burdened and underpaid case workers.

At the heartbreaking center of every case is a child often as angry and confused as the very adults who are supposed to be in charge.

“Luna Gale” ups the poignancy by making Luna Gale an infant born to a pair of drug addicts barely old enough to be adults themselves.

The play is tense, harsh and perfectly timed for today's current attitudes when a hardened Congress led by Republicans shows little concern for properly funding the state agencies charged with caring for parent-less children.

We all know, on some level, those kids are out there, being warped by a system that has never been up to the task. If Charles Dickens was alive today, he'd know exactly where to look.

Gilman has put a human face on this impersonal situation and Klugheit keeps the features of that face crisply in focus.

Working on the barest of stages with only the most fundamental lighting, Klugheit brings the story to life by keeping his actors centered and digging into their roles to keep the audience engaged.

Their energy is not misplaced, for Gilman has balanced several social forces without judging anyone. Members of the audience can do that themselves. There is plenty of guilt to go around.

At the center of everything is India Osborne as the harried caseworker Caroline, doing her best to keep families together, not even judging the meth-addicted past of little Luna Gale's mother Karlie (Amy Scully). The baby's biological father Peter (Cole Potwardowski) does seem to have a spark of possibility, as he eventually gets an actual job and a better reason for living than just getting high.


Both Scully and Potwardowski find ways to make their characters sympathetic as the play goes on. We come to believe they do care, in their own individual ways, for this little bundle of life they have brought into the world together.

Pulling Caroline in the opposite direction are Caroline's by-the-book social worker boss Cliff (Steve McKee), Karlie's estranged mom Cindy (Joanne Mack Robertson) and the agenda-driven fundamentalist Christian, Pastor Jay (Jared Stokes).

Cindy is convinced Karlie will never be a good mom to Luna Gale. So convinced that Cindy assumes she will automatically be allowed to adopt the baby. But Caroline is equally devoted to believing every baby belongs with its proper mother, and Karlie deep inside wants to be a good mom.

The scale is tipped against her a little bit when Cindy and Pastor Jay gang up on Caroline with a request for prayer, but Gilman reminds us every child's life is part of a larger picture.

“Luna Gale” runs through Oct. 29, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, at St. Francis Theatre, St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4625 E. River Road (at North Swan Road). Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 students, seniors and military. For details and reservations,, 520-505-1856


The Opera Guild: SAY HELLO TO OPERA: TOSCA - free




Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Enjoy University of Arizona vocal arts students singing key arias from shows in Arizona Opera’s 2017/18 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 3:00 p.m. in the Oro Valley Library.

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.


This event is sponsored by the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre: Two Plays For Lost Souls


From: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre <>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:45 PM
Subject: Pardon Our Dust Previews Start Tonight!



The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre

Two Plays For Lost Souls

Construction Preview Opens Tonight @ 7:30!



Out of The Dust We Rise

This week has been nothing short of glorious chaos at the theater.  Electricians madly energizing circuits, contractors chasing down doors, painters trying to work around floor installers, architects solving last minute problems on the fly. Our technical team has been coming in evenings to hang curtains, adjust lights, clean off the construction dust, and build and break down our set. 

Two weeks ago, our contractors told us that there wasn't much hope of opening today.  We still didn't have power anywhere in the space and we were gearing up for tech week.  Construction dust was everywhere, so even if the power magically came on, our equipment would be destroyed. Our team began brainstorming alternatives.  We investigated alternate locations. We even mapped out a technical plan of how we could light the show with four circuits and a bunch of extension cords. It wasn't pretty. 

Then last week on Friday, light came on in the theater. We were able to limp through a tech. As more and more lights came on, we began to have hope, though occupancy was still going to be an issue because our fire doors have been held up in Texas, due to Hurricane Harvey.

Momentum built this week to a frenzy, as our team madly worked to finish drywall, install floors, solve around missing doors and map out a safety plan that the city could sign off on. 

Today, the impossible happened. We received a temporary certificate of occupancy for our theater and lobby so that we can share our amazing show with you on time, even though construction is still ongoing! 

While this weekend won't be the grand opening we wish it could be, we are pleased to offer "Pardon Our Dust, Pay-What-You-Will" previews (our official opening night will be Friday, October 27) as we scramble to make the space audience-friendly tonight. If you want to see what we've been up to, are short on cash, or love user testing, this weekend's previews are perfect for you, if you don't mind a little dust.  There will be chocolate chip cookies, on the house (I'm baking them as I write this). Show up, call ahead, or reserve tickets online. 

We have an amazingly agile, committed, and talented cast and design team who have superhumanly overcome many obstacles to bring you our show this weekend. We can't wait to share Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (adapted by Christopher Johnson) and The Love Talker by Deborah Pryor, with you. More information about this weekend's previews are on our website.

Thank you for all your support. See you soon!

Elizabeth and your Scoundrel & Scamp Team



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Subject: Happenings at the theater


3620 N. 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85719

:  This November, Martians invade The Comedy Playhouse! The Radio Theatre Revival Project returns to the stage to present Orson Wells' quintessential radio twister, H..G. Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, for a limited 2 week run.  Journey back to 1938, a pre-television world where the family gathered around the radio for their entertainment and thrills.  Where men wore dapper suits and where imagination was only limited by the radio show's sound table.  Invite a friend and come for the fun of it!
November 3 - 12, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.   Sundays 3:00 p.m.
$12 General Admission;  $10 students, Military, Seniors, Groups over 10 people. Reservations 520-270-9310

October 6 - 29, 2017.  $18 General Admission; $13 students, Military, Seniors, Groups over 10 people. Reservations 520-270-9310

Eccentric Cyrus West died 20 years ago.  The surviving relatives meet at the eerie old mansion to hear the reading of the will.  A lively comedy with murder, mysterious comings and goings, and a host of characters that keeps the audience laughing!

If you or a companion have physical limitations that require seating accommodations, please describe the needs at the time you make reservations.  We have space for wheelchairs and can save your seat on the first row so no steps need to be negotiated.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winding Road Theater Ensemble: Join us for our soft opening of An Iliad for a special price!


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Winding Road Theater Ensemble

                Join us for our "Soft Opening" of An Iliad!
Celebrate the unpredictable magic of live theatre.
Attend a dress rehearsal this Thursday through Sunday
October 19-22
for a suggested donation of only $10!
Support us and save!
("Official Opening" of An Iliad is Friday, October 27)





A modern retelling by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
Adapted from a translation by Robert Fagles
​Presented in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service

directed by Susan Arnold
October 19 - November 4, 2017

AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The figures onstage are storytellers -- possibly embodying Homer, or one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. They are fated to tell this story throughout history.

Soft Opening Thurs Oct 19th - Sun Oct 22nd.
See a dress rehearsal for a $10 suggested donation,
payable at the door! Questions? Call 520-401-3626.

Preview Thursday Oct 26th at 7:30PM
Opening Reception Friday Oct 27th

Thursday, Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30PM
Sunday matinees at 2PM.
There is also a matinee Saturday Nov 4th at 2pm.


At the Cabaret Theatre in the Temple for Music and Art
330 S. Scott Ave in Tucson



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UA Wide Screen Wednesdays - Series of Films We Love - free


From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:21 AM
Subject: Wendy, Jack's home...this time at the UA...


Join Us Oct 25th at the UA Center for Creative Photography for the Second in a Series of Films We Love - Films Hand-Picked by Professors from the School of Theatre, Film & Television!

Every film buff has a list of personal favorites – movies that have a special significance. Maybe it's a film you loved as a kid, or one that resonates with you today. At each film screened this year, a faculty member will give an introduction that not only gives fascinating historical and artistic context, but also explains why they chose their particular film. Bonus: each feature will be preceded by the presentation of a short film made by a student in our Bachelor of Fine Arts program!


No Charge for This Event | Open to the Public | Open Seating at the UA Center for Creative Photography

THE SHINING (1980) - Oct 25, 2017 at 7PM 

During Halloween month, join us for one of the scariest, most memorable horror films ever made – Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Based on the bestseller by Stephen King, the film tells the story of Jack Torrance, who agrees to serve as the winter caretaker of the remote Overlook Hotel. Unfortunately, the hotel has a gruesome history of insanity and murder…a history that threatens to resurface when Jack and his family are snowed in for the winter.

Rated R - Violence, Nudity, Language


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Daisies for Two 
by Ana QuiƱones

See this student film short before THE SHINING. A young man’s romance with the girl of his dreams is not all that it seems.


More About This Film


There is no charge for this event and all are welcome. No tickets required. All screenings begin at 7PM inside the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus. 




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Actions Speak Louder

Actions Speak Louder

Hosted by Samantha Cormier and Colleen Zandbergen

Actions Speak Louder is a benefit concert created by Tucson’s top performing artists to raise money for the victims for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and those impacted by the gun violence in Las Vegas. 

All proceeds will be donated to National Compassion Fund LasVegas and Unidos (endorsed by Lin Miranda ).

A variety show of music, singing, and art created by Tucson performing artists will bring our community together in an effort to help other communities in need and demonstrate that actions

and art really do speak louder than words!!!

Tucson finest entertainers are coming out to perform for our concert such as: musical

theater names like Dennis Tamblyn (Arizona Opera), Liz Cracchiolo-Samaniego(Mr.

Bings), Samantha Cormier(Gaslight) and Tyler Wright(Les Mis), Lee Ann Savage who

was just inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame, Elisabeth Geel, a singer

songwriter, and a Tucson visitor from Holland well known to Tucson fans as Mr.

Boogie Woogie as well as many other amazing performers.


One night only

Saturday October 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Fox Theatre

17 W. Congress

Tickets: $25 General Admission

For more information email Samantha Cormier at or Colleen Zandbergen at

Tickets at

or The Fox Box Office (520) 547-3040


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ballet Tucson and the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) present Sole Impressions


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Subject: Ballet Tucson and the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) partner on an exciting event Sole Impressions



Cheer the next generation of dance makers with engaging new works created by Ballet Tucson's professional dancers. Sole Impressions will showcase original choreography created within the company's ChoreoLab program designed to encourage and develop emerging choreographers. 

Innovative, entertaining and moving dance will be presented up close and personal by company artists. Along with background and insights from each choreographer, a question and answer session will be offered to delve more deeply into the creative process of classical and contemporary ballet. 

Ballet Tucson's Founding Artistic Director, Mary Beth Cabana will lead the event.

Performed with an intermission/refreshments will be served.

Tucson Jewish Community Center
Sunday, November 12th, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: Contact Barbara Fenig
(520) 299-3000 ext. 236 |

Tickets available through the JCC $30/$25 members



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CORRECTION: UA School of Theatre presents The Addams Family - A New Musical

There is a mistake in the credits.  The Musical Director/Conductor is Mike Padilla and Monte Ralstin is the Music Supervisor.


Thank You

Mike Padilla Instructor

Musical Director Arizona Repertory Theatre

UofA School of Theatre Film and Television


From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:49 AM
Subject: Born in the New Yorker, Now "Snapping" On Stage at the UA!

The Addams Family - A New Musical - Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Danny Gurwin | Choreography by Christie Kerr | Musical Director/Conductor Mike Padilla | Music Supervisor, Monte Ralstin

Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen for a smart and respectable young man named Lucas - and they want to marry - but their polar opposite parents have yet to meet. When Wednesday begs her father not to tell her mother, Gomez Addams finds himself in a proverbial tug-of-war between his daughter and wife, Morticia. How will Gomez keep this secret from his beloved cara mia when he's never done such a thing before? When the kooky family hosts a dinner for Wednesday and her "normal" boyfriend and his parents, everything changes.

(All Addams Family photos by Ed Flores.)

(520) 621-1162 
M-F, 12pm - 4pm

(or click button below to buy now)

Gregory Knopf
Production Sponsor

Previews: Oct 15 at 1:30pm, Oct 16 at 7:30pm
Evenings: Oct 18-21, Oct 26-28, Nov 3-4 at 7:30pm
Matinees: Oct 22, Oct 28-29, Nov 5 at 1:30pm

Location: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus

Parking : Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Ticket Prices: 
Senior, Military, UA Employee............$29
Group Discounts for 10+ ($6 off each ticket for all qualifying groups, with exception of students whose tickets are ALWAYS just $15! UA students can opt for STUDENT RUSH $10 (cash only) tickets with CatCard 30 minutes before each performance for any seats available.





About the Director, Danny Gurwin...

Danny Gurwin is a Musical Theatre professor at the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television, who made his Arizona Repertory Theatre directing debut with the musical, Nine , and has since directed other UA hits, including, but not limited to The Fantasticks, Oklahoma, and the 2015 MAC Award-winning, Cabaret, also winning Best Director for that same musical. More about Professor Gurwin can be found here.


For more information about public offerings at the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film & Television, please visit above. 



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Roadrunner Theatre Company Audition, TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS


From: Diana Knoepfle []
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 10:21 PM
Subject: Please publish..


Roadrunner Theatre Company

Audition Notice



A Family Friendly Holiday Comedy 

Monday, Oct. 23 at 7pm
Show dates are Nov. 24th through Dec 24th 
Double casting will be considered to accommodate the holidays.

Casting: 3 men and 2 females  


EMILY : A young girl between 10 and 12

If you have any questions or cannot attend the auditions and would like to
be considered, please email us at: 

Auditions will be held at the theater located at 
8892 E. Tanque Verde.

Headshot and resume please, unless RTC has one on file. 

Theater Telephone 520-207-2491



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Monday, October 16, 2017



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The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory

Conservatory quality training in an intimate setting




November 4 through December 19, 2017


Click: YouTube Channel



Psychophysical Actions & Active Analysis

The TheatreLab is a safe and supportive environment for honest exploration, artistic and spiritual growth.

A place for the serious novice and professional alike.


Saturday Classes:  Introduction to the Advanced System:  12:00 – 3:00 pm Includes: 

Yoga Meditation

Psychophysical Conditioning Exercises:  The Key to Spontaneous Emotions      

Voice and Speech                        

Dramatic Improvisation:  Long and Short forms

Monologue and Scene study

Active Analysis through Psychophysical Actions

Performance Showcases


Internationally Recognized Teacher of the Stanislavsky System of Acting

Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director

Hollywood Dramalogue Award winner

Co-author:  Experiencing Stanislavsky Today, Rutledge Academic Publishers, London, NY.




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Roadrunner Theatre Auditions


From: Road Runner []
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Subject: Roadrunner Theatre Auditions


Roadrunner Theatre Company






TODAY Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm


Show dates are Nov. 24th through Dec 24th


Double casting will be considered to accommodate the holidays.


Casting:  3 men and 2 females 


EMILY  :  a young girl between 10 and 12



  If you have any questions or cannot attend the auditions and would like to be considered, please email us.


Auditions will be held at the theater located at 8892 E. Tanque Verde. Headshot and resume please, unless RTC has one on file.  



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Friday, October 13, 2017



From: Dan Reichel []
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 3:24 PM


LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens tonight at 7:30pm at The Community Playhouse located at
1881 N. Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705. The show is sponsored by STS Theatre and features a director and cast from The Community Players. Please come and support this joint effort of Tucson community theatre.



Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Oct 13-22


Ticket Prices:

Adult - $15
Senior/Military/Student - $10


LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS is one of the best examples of American playwright, Neil Simon's situation comedy's. For more information Call Paul at (520) 904-8054 or visit



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Borderlands Theatre shows and special events


From: Borderlands Theater []
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 12:11 PM
Subject: Fandangos and Film Screenings


Borderlands Theatre

Premiere Screening

Barrio Stories: The Documentary

Barrio Stories was a ground breaking project that garnered national attention using theatre as a method for heritage preservation. Over 4000 Tucsonans experienced it. Now Filmmaker, Haldun Morgan, captures key moments from tech rehearsals to final performance,  interviews with artists, Barrio Libre residents, scholars, and attendees. 


The event opens with the premiere screening of the Sonoran Shadows documentary by filmmaker Piper Weinberg. This 9 minute short goes behind the scenes as Borderlands Theater puppeteers bring to life the local stories author Patricia Preciado Martin through the magic of Shadow Puppetry. 


Post screening talkback with filmmakers.  Also updates on the current Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita project, set to run in April 2018. 


Generously sponsored by UA Mexican American Studies Department and UA Guerrero Student Center. 


Wednesday, October 18 @  6:30pm 

UA ILC 150 - Look for ushers in front of the UA Main Library. 



Community Fandango

A musical celebration in the tradition of Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico. 

Featuring performances by Son Jarocho collectives from Hermosillo, MX; San Diego CA; Albuquerque, NM; and El Paso, TX. 


Saturday, October 28


Sosa Carrillo Fremont House

Free to the Public 


Presented by the Tucson Son Jarocho Collective, UA Mexican American Studies, Southwest Folklife Alliance, Split Seed Productions and Borderlands Theater 




Pachanga!! Tickets On Sale Now!  


Celebrate with us under the stars in the beautiful back patio of the Historic Sosa Carrillo Fremont House.


Good food, good folks, great cause


Dinner catered by 

Silent Auction

Live Music by Gertie and the TO Boyz

No host bar


2017 Honorees

Diego & Elena Navarrette

Patricia & Jim Martin

Leticia Gonzalez


November 4th @  6pm 

Sosa Carillo Fremont House

151 S Granada Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701 

Free parking! (more info soon)







Building the Wall Final Performances


$5 off for Humanitarian workers. Use code: HUMANITY  


The acting was superb, the script and twists were mind boggling. Borderlands Theater again gives us ground breaking and provocative theater at it's best. If you want to get your ass kicked and your mind blown, go see it. 

         - Zarco Guerrerro





Building the Wall

Written by Robert Schekkan

Directed by Marc David Pinate


September 27 - Octover 15

Cabaret Theater, Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Ave


NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall - The newest play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan(The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), directed by Marc David Pinate. It's the very near future, and the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. Now, a writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting, harrowing and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.


Building the Wall will be produced at Borderlands Theater as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are The Fountain Theatre (CA), City Theatre (FL), Curious Theatre (CO), and Forum Theatre (DC), with support from Paul Prokop. For more information please visit



10/13 - 7:30pm ($16/$22/$27)

10/14 - 7:30pm ($16/$22/$27)

10/15- 2 pm Matinee ($16/$22/$27)



In person at 151 S Granada, TUCSON 85701.

For handicap accessibility  please call the Box Office.





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