Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tucson Improv Movement Upcoming Shows and classes


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Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:30 AM
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Keep Tucson Sketchy

By Linda Ray

Keep Tucson Sketchy 3 highlights TIM's Amandas Tennyson and Rochelle 

TIM's Amanda Tennyson hosts the third edition of Tucson comedy's runaway hit, Keep Tucson Sketchy (KTS) at the Screening Room, Saturday Sept. 28. The Saturday-Night-Live-inspired show debuted last spring to a standing-room-only crowd. Its follow-up strained the fire code and turned people away. KTS 3 has taken the cues, offering two shows: 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 via; $15 at the door.

TIM fans most recently have seen Tennyson in Pilot Season. She's also a member of TIM's own sketch team, Baby Fish Mouth (BFM), to which she regularly contributes audience-pleasing scripts. Another former BFM member, Rich Gary, co-founded KTS with colleagues he met as a volunteer for Creative Tucson. The team come together over a dream of creating a variety sketch show with top production values. The high-energy Gary also co-produces Tucson's popular stand-up face-off, Battle at the Roast Room, also at Screening Room.

With a cast and crew numbering over 40, KTS makes maximum use of the Screening Room's theatrical potential. The sketch-based show includes comic videos and projected backdrops as well as musical entertainment. TIM member and singer-songwriter Amanda Rochelle performs a set and DJ Sonario provides sonic interludes.



Upcoming Shows





Friday Night

7:30 pm - Improv Happy Hour (Three's Company + Chocolate Wheat Things + Constable)
9:00 pm - The Soap Box
10:30 pm - Beginners and Veterans Stand Up Comedy

Saturday Night

7:30 pm - The Openers + ¿Còmo se Dice?
9:00 pm - 3V3 Improv Tournament





Enjoy ¿Como Sé Dice? Saturday at 7:30!




Upcoming Classes





Improv Comedy 

101 - Tuesday, October 8th with Emily Areinoff
201 - Wednesday, October 16th with Zack Armstrong 

301 - Monday, October 28th 

Stand Up Comedy 

101 - Sunday, October 6th with Mo Urban 





Register for Class Now


Exclusive Offer!





$1 Dollar Off Beer and Wine!!!

Join us Saturday at 7:30pm all month long for 
¿Como Se Dice? and enjoy a $1 off beer and wine! *excludes Solida del Sol.






Tucson Improv Movement

414 E 9th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705


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Unscrewed Theater: Find Some Funny This Weekend

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Find Some Funny This Weekend
To: Unscrewed <>


Week. End. Comedy!



 Improv. It's a new show every. single. night.

We've got a weekend full of shows, with everything from family-friendly events to an uncensored house team double feature!

You were here last weekend? Come on back! Every night is a totally different experience, made up on the spot. We take your ideas and make 'em funny.

(PSST - New to Unscrewed Theater? Check out our YouTube channel for an idea of what our shows entail)



On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your irreverently scheduled programming



Friday, Sept 20

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Show
Not Burnt Out, Just Unscrewed

Fun for the whole crew! First time? Check out some of our reviews to see what to expect!

Come laugh with (or at!) tonight's players: Jon, Cam, Rosanne, Gail, Alan, David - & your very special host, Cy Barlow!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults


Saturday, Sept 21

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Show!
Not Burnt Out, Just Unscrewed

Best thing about improv? It's a new show every. single. night.

Tonight'd players are Monica, Rob, Jon, Rosanne, David, Mike - &  your host, Chris Seidman! But really, if you're there, you're steering the show! 

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

9:00 PM

Leaky Faucets + Comic Chaos!

Our late night show is a Double Feature! Leaky Faucets does long form improv, and Comic Chaos will create a world of Super Heroes (and Super Villains!) right before your very eyes. 

$8 for adults



Grab a LAUGHING PASS! See BOTH shows on Saturday for ONLY $10!


Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



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PCC Center for the Arts: Bring the Troops out to Scout Theatre Adventure Night (Sep 28)


From: Torina Garcia
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:01 PM
Subject: Attn: Scout Leaders - Bring the Troops out to Scout Theatre Adventure Night (Sep 28)


All seats $8.          Treat your Scouts to a fun and exciting night of theatre...LIVE on stage!

Pima Theatre's

Scout Theatre

Adventure Night!

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
at 7 p.m.
Discounted tickets: $6 
for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, leaders and scout families.

Plus a pre-show creative maker space starting at 6 p. m.
and post-show Q&A with the cast

Written by award winning playwright José Cruz González. (also The Astronaut Farmworker, and The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure) Directed by Milta Ortiz.

A thrilling, poetic take on the conquest of Mexico seen through the eyes of a young girl, Amoxtli, who struggles to save her world from the conquistador, Hernan Cortes. The story is about hope and the courage to persist even as Amoxtli and her brother choose different sides.



 Follow Amoxtli's journey as she grows into the warrior she is meant to be.

The Sun Serpent is a visually enchanting,
bilingual adventure for families of all ages.

Additional Shows:
Sept. 25-Oct. 6, 2019  
Sat. at 2p.m. and 7p.m.
Sun. at 2p.m.
Fri. at 7p.m (Oct. 4 only)


Buy tickets online or Call 520-206-6986 

Call 520-206-6986 to reserve tickets
Box Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and one hour before the show

Center for the Arts, West Campus
2202 W. Anklam Rd. Tucson, AZ 85709


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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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SAPAC's [title of show] is a hit!








The Critics Agree:  SAPAC'S [title of show] Is A Hit!

[title of show] – the first production in SAPAC's inaugural season – opened to rave reviews, and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Here's just a sample of what the critics had to say:

"New Tucson theater company shows it's ready for the big time with '[title of show]'…to a person, the voices were strong, the acting impressive, and the comedic timing pristine…this is an infectious musical for many reasons, particularly because there is such joy and heart in it…This is the first production from the new Southern Arizona Performing Arts Company, and the group is off to a rousing start." – Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star


"There is a hopefulness about musicals that I love…[and] SAPAC's season/company opener, [Title of Show], accomplishes this in such a beautifully entertaining way…The hilarity that ensues is meta, full of pop culture, and a lot of heart. The play is incredibly witty, quick, and touching. It's a story about friendship as much as it is a story about the creative process…The cast is a musical actor's dream. And show itself is the contemporary musical lover's musical." – Gretchen Wirges, Taming of the Review

"By any name '[title of show]' is wonderful fun…The brand new Southern Arizona Performing Arts Company definitely has some hi-octane ju-ju working…The cast and show couldn't be more loveable. If this production was a big, floppy dog it would jump in your lap and start licking your face… [the cast has] the big show-stopping voices to fill the heart of every song to bursting." – Chuck Graham, Let The Show Begin

There are only 4 more performances left – don't miss your chance to experience the joy of [title of show]!

Final Weekend – Get your tickets today!
Show times:  Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Location:   The Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art – 330 S. Scott Ave.
Tickets:     $20-$25 online at or by calling 520-261-9309


Buy Tickets Now



Photography credit: Kathleen Dreier




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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Arts Express presents She Loves Me!


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A Golden Age Comedy You'll Fall In Love With!

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A Golden Age Comedy You'll Fall In Love With!

"a sustained reminder of the pleasures of exalted ordinariness... this tasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace is the great vanilla ice cream musical." - The New York Times

She Loves Me is a Musical Comedy Classic - backed by a Stunning Cast, and Live Orchestra! 

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. It's the story that inspired the beloved movie "You've Got Mail" and much more. In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. Directed by the ever-talented Chris Will, Music Directed by Mike Padilla and Choreographed by Simone Jolivet-Manuel.




Berger Performing Arts Center - 1200 W Speedway Blvd

*Special Saddlebrook Performance, Wednesday, Oct 16th*

Arts Express' production will hit the Tucson stages this October with a live orchestra and knock-out cast including Jeremy Vega, Jodi Darling, Chach Snook, Kit Runge, Jesus Limon, Danae Dorame, and more!

This stellar lineup and a talented ensemble are underscored by a live orchestra, captivating choreography, and stunning costumes, with direction that brings gentle wit to character development and the highest technical polish. According to Theatre Critic Jesse Green: "She Loves Me, one of the last and best of the Golden Age… manages to hew closely to the theme of romantic [blunder] without cutesiness on one hand or, on the other, the hard focus of the concept musical." Arts Express exudes this clever balance as they produce this charming masterpiece on the Tucson stage!   MORE INFO>>



$24 General  •  $19 Senior (65+) /Military  • $15 Students  •  $10 Children (12 & under)

*Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

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A Christmas Carol & Dickens Festival

The Merry Olde Streets of London Come to Life!

DECEMBER 6th – 15th, 2019

RING IN THE HOLIDAYS at this annual extravaganza! The celebrated musical captivates audiences with a brilliant cast, live orchestra, and dazzling costumes. Explore the merry old streets of London at the Dickens Festival featuring jolly merchants & carolers, scrumptious food, and roaming Victorian characters!


Also Coming 2020: Carousel - the breathtaking Musical Classic




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By Chuck Graham,

photo by Tim Fuller
Mary Tyrone (Theresa McElwee) and James Tyrone (Joseph McGrath) struggle with reality in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

The dysfunctional family has long been a mainstay of American theater. For nearly three hours The Rogue Theatre kept a near-capacity audience stone cold quiet with its relentlessly intense presentation of Eugene O'Neill's dysfunctional family classic “Long Day's Journey Into Night.”
Led by special guest artist Theresa McElwee as morphine-addicted Mary Tyrone, the lost and long-suffering wife of perpetually touring actor James Tyrone (Joseph McGrath), this adamant cast takes the play in it's teeth and never lets go.
Their story is set in 1912, well over a century ago. A time when a proper family's speech was more formal, even around the house. Maintaining a proper family in every respect was essential to the Tyrones' image of themselves and to their adult children Jamie (Ryan Parker Knox) and his younger sibling Edmund (Hunter Hnat).
McElwee brings a deep theater background to the Rogue stage. Her performance is a masterful range of subtle shifts as Mary's rootless personality tries clinging to this or that, always searching for something stable.
Raised in a Catholic convent and being from a fine family, Mary wasn't prepared for the itinerant life of a popular actor. But for her it was love at first sight. Still, in her heart, she blames James for her addiction to morphine.
McElwee is so thorough in her expressive voice and body language, it is uncanny. She seems to make everyone better. Cynthia Meier as director takes full advantage of the opportunities.
McGrath finds in his role a kind of pitiful sternness that does feel right for the times Manners and morals counted for everything in American society back then. It was the final year of the William Howard Taft administration.
James Tyrone was a celebrity for his day, he had appearances to maintain. But in those honest moments he realizes this approach to earning the respect and admiration of his family just wasn't working.
Jamie and Edmund, as young men just coming into their own, sadly reflect their father's influence on them, as well as his strong belief in every man's right to drink alcohol freely.
O'Neill intended “Long Day's Journey Into Night” to be an accurate depiction of the dynamic forces of love and hate that powered such a damaging undertow among his own parents, his older brother and himself.
But since the 1950s the America family structure of two parents who wed for life with a couple of kids to raise has completely crumbled as a building block of society. Now we watch and it can also seem perplexing why the Tyrones insisted on staying together when it was making everyone miserable.
All three men say they want to love and  understand Mary. But at the same time they can't help feeling she is a burden. Mary feels it too.
The closest she gets to companionship with another female is from the grumpy housemaid Cathleen (Holly Griffith), whose own cynicism feels like a reflection of the family she works for.
As a theatrical experience, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" becomes a Rogue Theatre milestone. One that will be remembered for seasons to come.
The show runs through Sept. 29, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays, in the Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd. in the Historic Y. Tickets are $42, with $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes before curtain when available. Valid student ID is required,
For details and reservations, 520-551-2055, or visit www.theroguetheatre,org

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


By Chuck Graham,


photo by Tim Fuller

Jay (Bechir Sylvain) listens to the wisdom of his sister Nina (Erica Chamblee).

"The Royale” opening Arizona Theater Company's season, is somewhat abstract and takes a little getting used to, although the message is clear – today's white people should feel ashamed of the way they have historically treated black people.

While the five performers are excellent and the acting is wonderful in this story set during 1908 about the first African American heavyweight boxing champion, metaphor becomes everything to the 90-minute production, performed without an intermission.

On a sparsely lit bare stage, scenic designer Misha Kachman centers the squared ring of boxing as a platform with a tall pole at each corner and no ropes.

On a bracket at the left of the ring is that familiar round gong of prize fights and on the right side a punching bag hangs waiting. As the story progresses, a round of ropes is added to the four poles.

But first, a little history. The story of Jay (Bechir Sylvain) is based on the true story from more than 100 years ago of the magnificently talented African American boxer Jack Johnson. He was so fearsome that the white Heavyweight Champion of the World, James J. Jeffries, retired rather than face Johnson in the ring.

In 1908, Jeffries finally came out of retirement to fight Johnson...and lost what was billed as “The Fight of the Century.” According to Wikipedia, Johnson's victory was immediately followed by race riots breaking out all across the U.S.

This reality is the fear that drives “The Royale.” We feel in Sylvain's performance the burden Jay the boxer carries as the most prominent and powerful member of his race forced to face a fight others have set up for him.

Jay didn't want to change the world with his fists. He only wanted be respected as the true world champion. Here he was, given such supreme gifts. Yet because of the nation's strong white hatred he wasn't able to use his world-class skills.

And in a smaller but pivotal performance, his sister Nina (Erica Chamblee) keeps reminding Jay that if he beats a white man in the ring, many black people will suffer through no fault of their own. There will be a new reason for white people to hate black people and it will be his fault. Jay's fault.

Did he want to bring that violence on all Negroes? But if he loses the fight, his people will also lose their own dignity.

Deep down inside himself, with the heart of a true champion, Jay knows he can win. But what counts for more, his own ego or his own people?

In “The Royale,” three additional cast members help to create the pain of this dilemma that falls on the muscular shoulders of a pioneering champion. Joining Sylvain and Chamblee are Fish (Roberto Antonio Martin), who is Jay's sparring partner, Wynton (Edwin Lee Gibson), who is Jay's trainer and Max (Peter Howard), the fight promoter and ring announcer.

There is no staged fighting. In those scenes, the fighters stand several feet apart to describe their internal feelings in the ebb and flow of the ring action. We can believe this battle of blows easily enough, but even stronger is Jay's struggle to become the world's champion.

“The Royale” continues through Sept 28 with performances at varous times Tuesdays through Sundays in the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $40-$70. For details and reservations, 622-2823 or visit


Rhino Staging & Event Solutions hiring Stagehand/ Event Crew - paid

Stagehand/ Event Crew


Tucson, AZ 85701

$13 an hour -  Part-time

Apply Now

Rhino Staging & Event Solutions is an entertainment production labor company, specializing in the setup and tear down of concerts, sporting events, conventions, and trade shows throughout the nation.

We are hiring Stagehands/AV Technicians for the Tucson area. Our stagehands are responsible for the setup and tear down of events, doing work including assembling stages and sets, loading and unloading trucks and assisting with lighting, audio, and video structures.

We offer safety and skill training for those interested in learning.

Stagehands will be working at many different venues and locations around Southern Arizona including the Tucson Convention Center Arena, Tucson Music Hall, Fox Theatre, Casino Del Sol AVA Amphitheater, Desert Diamond Casino Diamond Center and various resorts.

This is a part-time, as needed position. The work is event-based and will change weekly. Hours are not guaranteed.


  • Reliable transportation
  • Flexible schedule
  • Able to lift and push at least 50 lbs
  • Willing to work hard
  • Proven experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to work on an as-needed basis
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and overnights
  • Ability show up on time & with a great attitude
  • Must be able to follow mandatory dress code – which includes steel/composite-toed work boots.

Experience in the live event industry is a plus, however not required.

If you are interested in joining the Rhino Arizona team, please visit our website and fill out an application at and make sure to choose the TUCSON office as the office applying to, or submit your resume here.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Job Type: Part-time


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Tucson, AZ (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Flexible schedule

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma



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Mystery & Magic Theater: Sound/Light Tech/Stage Manager - paid


From: Mystery & Magic Theater <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:57 PM
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Sound/Light Tech/Stage Manager

PAID POSITION  -  P/T permanent

Able to Start Immediately


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Location: 5200 E St Andrews Dr (at Skyline Country Club)


The Mystery and Magic Dinner Theatre at Skyline Country Club is seeking a Sound/Light Tech and Stage Manager for "Murder at the Magic Show," an interactive murder-mystery dinner show performing weekly at the beautiful Skyline Country Club in the foothills. Part-time Paid position with established production company. Responsibilities may include heavy set-up and breakdown of show for each performance and running sound and light cues during the show. Submit resume to or call Ross at 520-624-0172 with any questions or to schedule an interview.   



Call or Text - 520-624-0172




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Monday, September 16, 2019

SOL AXÉ: A Not To Be Missed Workshop with Master Percussionist Marcio Peeter of ILE AIYE!

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Capoeira Mandinga
605 E 6th St (across from Tucson High)
A not to be missed workshop with Master Percussionist Marcio Peeter of ILE AIYE!

Come learn the deep grooves and roots of SAMBA AFRO as well as samba reggae. Understand the differences and the correct way to play.

Learn from someone who has grown up in the Bloco Afro ILE AIYE - the first of it's kind in Bahia, that others, such as Olodum, followed. Marcio has collaborated with the likes of Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, and Margareth Menezes, and more. He has been the most recognized teacher for the Samba Reggae/Afro Ensemble classes at California Brazil Camp, and Sol Axe has been studying with him for a decade.

Some drums available but limited, feel free to bring your own:
Surdos (bass), timbal (congas) caixa (snare), repenique, agogo (bell), chekere, pandiero, and any capoeira instruments (atabaques) or djembes.

Workshop is 2-4pm

$20 drop in
$15 prepaid (click on the link below)
$10 students

             September 22, 2019

$15 prepaid thru link below

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