Monday, April 20, 2015

Winding Road Theater Ensemble 2015-16 Season General Auditions

 

From: TONI COFFMAN [mailto:tpplay@q.com]
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 3:20 PM
Subject: Winding Road Audition Announcement

 

Winding Road Theater Ensembles 2015-16 Season General Auditions will be held at the Cabaret Theatre, upstairs at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue on Saturday April 25.  E-mail tpplay@q.com or call 882-5502 to make an appointment.

 

Please prepare two 1-minute monologues: 1 classical and 1 contemporary comedic.

 

We are looking for men 20 - 60s for roles in Saint Joan, Kimberly Akimbo and the new play Sovereign Body; and 3 women - 1 teenager, 1 30s and 1 60s or older for roles in Sovereign Body.

 

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Odyssey Storytelling Presents: "NEMESIS"

 

http://www.storyartsgroup.org/odyssey/Odyssey/Next_Show.html

 

Six invited storytellers have ten minutes to talk about a specific theme. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Odyssey Storytelling Presents:

“NEMESIS”

Curated by Molly McCloy

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Screening Room, 

127 E. Congress Street, Tucson, $8

 

Rival. Thwarter. Jack-wagon. Jerk. You can call your nemesis any nasty name you want, but inevitably you are the one who is changed by your engagement with the enemy.

 

Sometimes a foe's challenge can inspire your heroism. But facing our nemeses can also mean sinking to their level--you fight dirty with more dirty. Sometimes you champion the common good. And sometimes you write snarky notes to the guy who steals your sandwiches from the company fridge. 

 

Come hear stories of how we deal with backstabbers, debasers, and straight-up haters. And find out how we're forever altered--or compromised--in the process.

 

Storytellers: Poet, Songwriter, Journalist, and Pima CC Writing Faculty Maggie Golston; UA Filmmaker and Pathological Explorer Rob Gonzalez; Pediatrician Tracey Kurtzman; Mother and Feminist Rabble-Rouser Tamara Sargus; Writer, Belly Dancer, and Pima CC Writing Faculty Brooke Anderson; Food Critic, Small Business Owner, and Pima CC Writing Faculty April Burge



Curator:  Three-Time NYC Moth Slam Champion Molly McCloy



 

Venue: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street, Tucson.

            Parking information found here, and a map identifying downtown parking areas here.

 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Act 1 Academy: Musical Theater Production Camps!

 

From: Act 1 Academy [mailto:act1academy@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:49 PM
Subject: Musical Theater Production Camps!

 

Act 1 Academy of Performing Arts

 

SUMMER PRODUCTION CAMPS Acting*Voice*Dance*Stage Crafts

 

The LULLABY OF BROADWAY

June 1-13 Performance on the The Gaslight Theater stage, June 13th

Ages 7-16, Registration deadline May 25th

 

Shakespeare Rocks

June 15-27 Performance on the The Gaslight Theater stage, June 27th

Ages 7-16, Registration deadline May 25th

 

2 weeks, FULL Day 9AM-4PM  $325  (8am early drop off and 5:30 late pick up available)

All camps have a written curriculum designed to engage campers in multiple aspects of the performance world. Our structured hands-on, high energy, fun packed camps will build performance skills in a safe, professional setting with professional educators.

 

Lullaby of Broadway: Betty-Jo, a country bumpkin, goes to New York City to become an actress.  Through a series of mishaps and hilarity she bumbles and stumbles her way to success but not without help from her unlikely allies…Javo-Joe, who runs the local coffee shop, Big-Bob, the taxi driver and a man in a gorilla suit. This show is designed to accommodate several age groups and material from musicals such as: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Les Miserables, Annie and more….(This is a great camp for beginners through advanced level performers.  Learning groups are separated by experience level)

 

Shakespeare Rocks……….Shakespeare with style!

Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, his down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal.

"Shakespeare Rocks!" is a fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, with a cast of hilarious historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and how he came 'To Be'.

Spread the word... Shakespeare didn't just write... he rocked!

 

For registration call: 520-477-8377  email:act1academy@gmail.com

www.act1academyofperformingarts.com

 

 

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"ROUGH MAGIC" GETS WACKY

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

Given that everybody knows the power of magic isn't real, it is astounding how for the past several hundred thousand years everybody has kept the power of magic alive.

Now we have experimental free-form playwright and comic book author Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa giving this eternal fascination a cheeky twist in his play “Rough Magic,” being staged by the Winding Road Theater Ensemble.

Aguirre-Sacasa travels back in time just a handful of centuries to Shakespeare's “The Tempest” where a traditionally grumpy Prospero has totally lost it and turned into a raging maniac seeking revenge and the return of his personal handbook of magical potions, incantations and everything evil.

Just how evil, you may ask.

So evil that the book's cover isn't bound in leather, but in human skin!

Fortunately, the playwright is after more of a dark comedy than a re-imagining of history as if Hitler had been a book worm. What we get are myriad references to Shakespeare's cannon of timeless characters and unforgettable imagery.

Plus a vein-popping portrayal of Prospero by a bearded David Alexander Johnston, seething and storming about the Cabaret Space at the downtown Temple of Music and Art.

Standing up for the forces of goodness and light is none other than a Manhattan community theater dramaturg, the very determined Melanie Porter. In this production she gets a solid and soundly based portrayal from Cyndi Lafrese, a new face at Winding Road who can come back any time.

These two provide the axle around which spins an eclectic melange of personalities from both the past and present, representing literary references, pop culture icons and madcap mythology with equal abandon.

Also abandoned is the rigid attitude that men must play male roles and only women can be the females.

We are in the land of loosely structured experimental theater here, with stylized acting and loopy results – as you might expect. Clearly, “Rough Magic” is not a play for everybody.

Some scenes work better than others. It is often difficult to tell what is going on. There is no character development -- except for Caliban (Andrew Gray), sort of, who spends a portion of the second act turning into a green lizard and then...oh, never mind...reverts back to his regular self.

Yet, all 11 cast members are totally committed to their roles. The overall energy and teamwork togetherness is awesome. Even when you feel confused about the play, it is always easy to trust the actors.

After curtain calls, everyone in the audience will be smiling and leaving with the same question: What did you think it meant?

“Rough Magic” runs through May 3, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, in the Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets are $18-$22, with discounts available. For details and reservations, 520-401-3626, or visitwww.windingroadtheater.org

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Hero's Salute: An Inspirational Memorial Day Concert

A HERO'S SALUTE 2015

Join us as Arts Express honors the brave men and women from Southern Arizona who are serving and have served, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This uplifting and inspirational Memorial Day tribute will recognize our military,first responders, public servants, and all those who have placed themselves before others.

The program will feature the Arts Express Singers and Brass Quintet, along with inspirational speakers. Conducted by Dr. David Ashcraft, Co-Artistic Director of Arts Express.

MEMORIAL DAY
MONDAY, May 25th, 2015
3:00 pm

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E Valencia Rd



GET TICKETS NOW
or call (520) 319-0400

Tickets:  $20/Person
(Ticket price includes admission to
the A Hero's Salute event
AND Pima Air and Space Museum)

Enjoy the concert and tour
one of the world's top
aviation museums!



A HERO'S SALUTE IS A PRODUCTION OF ARTS EXPRESS
www.arts-express.org

 

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Gaslight: Tables Available! John Shryock. Monday April 20th @ 7:00pm

Magic with John Shryock and Mary Lynn- 4/20/15
Energetic & Exciting, Mesmerizing & Mysterious, Fascinating & Fun, their world renowned repertoire has it all!
Tickets on sale!

Call 520-886-9428
Or visit The Gaslight Theatre box office.
 
UPCOMING CONCERTS

April 13, 2015 at 7PM – Armen Dirtadian in Concert
April 27, 2015 at 7PM – Classic Country Hits
May 4, 2015 at 7PM - Diva Las Vegas! with Lisa Otey
May 11, 2015 at 7PM - Mariachi Extravaganza!
May 18, 2015 at 7PM - The Socials with Charlie Hall


SheworXX, benefit reading of Elaine Romero's play, The Fat-Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen

 

From: eugenia woods [mailto:woods.eugenia@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 2:05 PM
Subject: theatre submission

 

SheworXX, a local women's collaborative of theatre-makers, is hosting a benefit reading of award-winning playwright Elaine Romero's play, The Fat-Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen, on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 at the YWCA of Tucson.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

The trickster Snow Cap Queen (a.k.a. Lard Lady) works magic on the women of a family owned Mexican restaurant as they negotiate recipes, body-image and cultural identity across generational divides.

 

SheworXX is an evolving community of playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, actors and designers building gender-parity and sisterhood in theatre, locally and globally.

 

Benefit proceeds will support the development of sheworXX as an emerging arts organization incubated at the YWCA, by funding the development of a performance space, the engagement of local, national and international theatre-artists, the mentoring of young and emerging theatre artists, and the production of works by women.

 

Come meet Elaine Romero and the playwrights of sheworXX, bid at the silent auction, and enjoy beer, wine and delicious food available at YWCA's Café.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION

YWCA, 525 Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745. Tickets: $25.

Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS:

PLEASE CONTACT PAM (520) 207-4478

ORDER TICKETS ON LINE: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1434550

WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/sheworxx/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sheworXX?fref=ts

 

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GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE 2015 SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS!

 

From: The Great American Playhouse <info@gaplayhouse.com>
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 11:32 AM
Subject: GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE 2015 SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS!

 

 

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE IS HOLDING TWO
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE CAMPS 2015!

The GAP Summer session #1- A two week camp where the children will work on and perform in a musical revue surrounding the story and music of "Frozen!"

The GAP Summer Session #2- A five week camp where children will work on and perform in a production of "Annie!" Artistic Director Sean MacArthur, Choreographer Nancy LaViola and Musical Director Lindsey McHugh will guide the children.

GAP Youth program is dedicated to help children develop strong communication skills, as well as nurture future artists.


AGES 8-15

Session #1:JUNE 1st-12th
Monday- Friday
from 4pm-6pm

Tuition fee- $320

Performances: June 13/14


Session #2: June 15- July 24 ( there will be no camp JULY 1ST- JULY 7TH

Tuition Fee- $500

Performances: July 25/26


You may sign up your child at www.greatamericanplayhouse.com.
Click on the link "GAP Youth," and fill out the registration.



IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR CHILD AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION NOTICE PLEASE CALL THE GAP BOX OFFICE AT (520)512-5145.

Any questions? Please email Sean MacArthur- thegreatmacarthur@gmail.com

 
Box Office opens 10AM Tuesday-Saturday(12PM Sunday)
 
Great American Playhouse
13005 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85739

 

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AACTFest Region VIII Festival

 

From: aactcommunity@aact.org [mailto:aactcommunity@aact.org]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 11:13 AM
Subject: AACTFest Region VIII Festival CORRECTION

 

Welcome to   

AACTFest 2015

 

 

Region VIII AACTFest 2015

 

community theatre festival

 is next week

in Flagstaff, Arizona!

 

State Festival April 24th and Regional Festival April 25th.

Hosted by the Theatrikos Theatre Company, Flagstaff, Arizona

http://theatrikos.com/2015/04/american-assocation-of-community-state-and-regional-theatre-festivals/

 

 

Find more information on

attending your regional festival

CLICK HERE to visit the AACT calendar page

 

If you have an AACT logo pin, please wear it

to the various festival events.

Show your support for your national community theatre organization.

 

If you don't have an AACT logo pin, order one by clicking HERE

 

Have a great time at your festival.

 

If you have any questions please

contact the AACT office

 

AACT is the resource connection for America's theatres.
AACT is for you!
American Association of Community Theatre
866-Our-AACT • info@aact.orgwww.aact.org
www.facebook.com/AACT.org

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May 2015 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 10:01 AM
Subject: Announcement: May 2015 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

 

Taste of Improv Class

The Studio for Actors is now offering a "Taste of Improv Class." Here's how it works. Just come on one Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm for only $30. This class is normally $40, but for the evenings of May 13 or May 27, you can attend for $30 for one class only, and see how much you love studying improv at The Studio. So, if you've always wondered (or if you've never wondered) if you would enjoy comedy improv, this is your chance to check it out.

Call (520) 881-2363 to sign up.  To qualify for the discounted price, you must say the words "Taste of Improv Class" when you call.

* Limit one $30 class per person.

Comedy Improvisation

You don't have to be a funny person to love and get a lot out of a comedy improv class. I can make you funny. Because you have to focus in this class, you can end up taking a vacation from the stuff that goes on in your life, and there's a lot of healing with laughter. Your coach is a former Saturday Night Live cast member, and will give you the accents and the formats you can use as a "safety net." Improv is a great stress reliever and really encourages the ability to verbally communicate. So, come, play, have a ball, and enjoy releasing your own special creativity.

Also, for students of acting, improv enhances your auditions, loosens up the body, helps you think fast on your feet, introduces dialects, and sharpens your timing.4 consecutive Wednesday nights

6:30pm-8:00pm
Start on any Wednesday (but you should call first to sign up).
$40 per week
Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two of the four classes. You simply pay for the class you have to miss and then take class #5 free.  It's even possible to pay $160 at your first class, and then take your last three classes whenever you can make it. (I keep great records.)

To find out more or to sign up, please call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363.

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar
Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.   To check out her resume, please visit The Studio for Actors website , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Arizona Theatre Company Schedules General Season Auditions in Phoenix and Tucson

 

 

From: scarr51@gmail.com [mailto:scarr51@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Steve Carr
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Schedules General Season Auditions in Phoenix and Tucson

 

 

Arizona Theatre Company to Hold General Season Auditions in Phoenix and Tucson for Equity and Non-Equity Actors in Arizona

 

Arizona Theatre Company is holding general season auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors for the 2015-2016 season in Phoenix and Tucson in early May.

 

Auditions for Phoenix Equity actors will take place on Monday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Phoenix auditions for non-Equity actors will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Phoenix auditions will be held at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. in downtown Phoenix. 

 

Tucson auditions for Equity actors will take place on Thursday, May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors will also take place on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Tucson auditions will be held at the Temple of Music and Art, upstairs in the rehearsal hall, 330 S. Scott Ave. in downtown Tucson.

 

Appointments are required to audition. To schedule an audition appointment in Tucson or Phoenix, call Natasha Smith at 520-884-8210 ext. 7510. 

 

Actors must bring a recent headshot and current resume. Each actor is required to prepare two contrasting monologues totaling no more than four minutes combined. 

 

Actors may substitute a song for one of the two pieces. The total length of the audition must not exceed four minutes. A CD player will be available for those wishing to provide their own accompaniment. No music director or choreographer will be present at general auditions.  

 

Arizona Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to non-traditional and multi-cultural casting. Artists of color are urged to audition. Callbacks for specific roles in specific productions will be held at later dates throughout the season. 

 

All actor materials are kept on file for two years. Consequently, all actors who auditioned during the 2014-2015 season are not required to audition at this time though they are welcome to attend again if they choose. Non-Equity auditions are limited to actors age 16 and older. 

 

In an effort to keep current files of Arizona actors, ATC requests that local actors unable to attend the auditions send a headshot and resume to the following address: Casting, ATC, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702-1631. 

 

About Arizona Theatre Company:  Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona committed to inspiring, engaging, and entertaining - one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. 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, Interim Managing Director Matt Lehrman, Managing Director Emeritus Jessica L. Andrews, and a dedicated Board of Trustees.  

 

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GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE 2015 SUMMER AUDITIONS

 

From: The Great American Playhouse <info@gaplayhouse.com>
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 9:46 AM
Subject: GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE 2015 SUMMER AUDITIONS

 

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR THEIR SUMMER SHOW & THEIR 2015 SEASON MONDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 6-9PM!

Don't Miss out on this Great Opportunity to be a part of Oro Valley's ONLY Professional Theatre Company! We are holding auditions for our Spring show "THE AMAZINGS IN ACTION- HEROES OF TOMMORROW," as well as the rest of the 2015 season- "Whodunnit," & "Planes, Trains & Sleighbells!"

Monday, April 27th from 6-9pm at the Great American Playhouse:

13005 N ORACLE RD TUCSON, AZ 85739


 

This is an open casting call for ALL roles! Have you got talent bursting at the seams? Singing? Dancing? Come audition to become a part of the most talented ensemble of actors in Southern Arizona.

Please prepare your best 32 measures of a song, preferably uptempo. Bring sheet music, a headshot & a resume. An accompanist will be provided for you. (No minus tracks allowed). Age range: 16-50

 
Any questions, our Box Office opens 10AM Tuesday-Saturday(12PM Sunday).
(520)512-5145
 
Great American Playhouse
13005 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85739
 

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Join TIM for your Weekly Comedy Fix

 

From: Justin Lukasewicz [mailto:justin@tucsonimprov.com]
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 7:05 AM
Subject: Funny on Fourth: Showcases, Dark Saturday

 

Join TIM for your Weekly Comedy Fix!

 

 

Friday at 7 PM, Improv 101 and 201 Showcase takes the stage!  Our students have been having a blast learning the basic skills of listening, agreement, character development, and development of scenes that are grounded in reality.  Now watch them turn their lessons loose on the TIM Stage

 

At 9 PM, The Soap Box takes the stage with Ryan Malchow as our guest monologist.  Ryan is a fixture in the Tucson Comedy Scene, performing stand up comedy in the hottest venues across Tucson.  Ryan also recently participated in The Moth Storytelling Event in New York City.  This Friday he brings the stories to the TIM stage to inspire the improv.

 

The Soap Box features the most aggressive cast of improvisers in southern Arizona: Ben Dietzel, Andrew Hatch, Jessica Hill, Cory Jenks, Daniel Kirby, Jessica Peck, and Justin Lukasewicz

 

 

Join the Movement with the premier comedy school in southern Arizona.  We take our comedy seriously.  Have fun and learn how to develop comedy through the TIM philosophy of finding the funny fast!

 

We are excited to welcome sketch comedy to our line up.  Daniel Kirby has developed a strong curriculum focusing on getting to the funny fast in sketch comedy scenes.  Join the first class of sketch comedy starting April 25th!

 

Sketch 101 - Saturday 4/25 - 10AM-12PM with Daniel Kirby

 

Improv 101 - Tuesday 5/12 - 6PM-8:30PM with Jess Hill

Improv 201 - Thursday 4/23 - 6PM-8:30PM with Cory Jenks

Improv 301 - Monday 5/11 - 6PM-8:30PM with Justin Lukasewicz

 

 

808 Hip Hop Improv from Los Angeles will be coming to town the weekend of May 8th through the 10th.  They focus on the art of beat boxing, free style rapping, and connecting it to long form improvisation.  They will be in shows on Friday and Saturday night, and doing workshops all weekend.  Register for the workshops!

 

Website: www.tucsonimprov.com

Email: info@tucsonimprov.com

Local: 520-314-7299

 

 

 

Connect with Filmmakers at Arizona International Film Festival

Connect with Filmmakers

Newsflash

connect with Filmmakers

Join Festival filmmakers Steven Richter (Birds of Neptune), Leslie Epperson (Many Bones, One Heart), Meryl Goldsmith (The Syndrome) and Jim Lounsbury (Love Is Now) in a lively discussion about the ups and downs of indie filmmaking on Saturday, April 18, 11am at Connect, 33 South 5th Avenue.

 

http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com/

 

 

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2015 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship! - free

2015 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship!

 

Saturday, April 18th 2015
1:00-4:00pm FREE

Gallagher Theater
University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center
1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

 

http://www.tucsonyouthpoetryslam.org/

 

Southern Arizona’s most engaging youth poets return to the big stage for the 2015 Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship on Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm at the University of Arizona’s Gallagher Theater. Now in its fifth year, the Championship is a thrilling showcase of youth voice and is the largest spoken word contest of its kind in Tucson. This event is free to attend and will also feature a special performance by poet Mercedez Holtry of Albuquerque, NM. Who will be Tucson’s 2015 All-City Champion? Come find out! Details are at www.TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

Poet registration opens 3/21 and closes 4/12 10:00pm. Registration is open to all poets who have competed in a TYPS Monthly during the 2014-2015 season.

Register at: http://goo.gl/forms/ALQlw9YwiX
For more information, write: info@TucsonYouthPoetrySlam.org

The Tucson Youth Poetry Slam is a program of Spoken Futures, Inc.

Made possible in part by UA Common Ground Alliance, the UA Crossroads Collaborative, Casa Libre en la Solana, Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, UA Poetry Center, ASUA Diversity and broad community support.

 

 

Tucson Weekly article:

 

http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2015/04/16/tucson-youth-poetry-slam-preps-for-its-championship-saturday-5-years-of-empowering-youth

 

 

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Borderlands Theater auditions for 15/16 season

 

From: Milta Ortiz [mailto:miltaortiz@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:38 PM
Subject: Borderlands Theater General Audition Notice

 

Borderlands Theater General Audition Notice

 

We are holding auditions for our 15/16 season, come play with us!

When: Monday April 27th

Time: 15 min slots available between 6pm-9:30pm

Actors of all ethnicities and ages are welcomed. Latinos are highly encouraged to audition. Please bring a headshot and resume with you. A 1-2 minute contemporary monologue is recommended not required

The plays:

Más

Told from various perspectives, this fact-based docudrama examines the banning of Mexican American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District as the people involved struggle to hold on their identity, their community and their humanity.

La Pastorela

A Tucson holiday tradition returns! Shepherds make the harrowing journey to find the baby Jesu

Generously infused with farcical satire lampooning 2015's biggest political and pop cultural even

Barrio Stories Project

Involving communal memory, food sharing, and reclaiming of space, this innovative, site specific event is based on the oral histories of former residents of the neighborhood demolished with the building of the Tucson Convention Center in the 1960s.

Ghosts of Lote Bravo

Juanda Cantu's daughter, Raquel, has disappeared in the desert outside Ciudad Juarez. Through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, Juanda is shown Raquel's past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams, and courage Juanda knew nothing about.

Call (510) 882-8607 or email miltaortiz@gmail.com to schedule an audition.

 

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Disney's NEWSIES Opens Tuesday

 

From: Broadway in Tucson [mailto:info@broadwayintucson.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:33 PM
Subject: Disney's NEWSIES Opens Tuesday

 

Broadway in Tucson presents

NEWSIES
Live on stage at UA Centennial Hall!
Starts Tuesday for One Week Only
April 21-26
Best Availability:
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 26 at 6:30pm

"Unbridled zeal and nonstop zest propel NEWSIES and the walls may still be vibrating as you read this."
-Los Angeles Times

Buy tickets now »

Check out the feature in this week's Arizona Daily Star with Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-award winning choreographer of NEWSIES. Click here for all the scoop.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. 

The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner’, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’

Ticket prices start at $25

Student Rush tickets available: Two hours prior to showtime, at the box office only, $25 a ticket, best available seating.  Two tickets per valid student ID.

 

 

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THREE WAYS TO BUY:

By phone: 800-745-3000

Or in person
at the Centennial Hall Ticket Office

(M-F 10am-6pm)
or two hours before
each show.

 

 

From Our Friends at Arts Express...

See Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as its NEVER BEEN PERFORMED BEFORE:  Performed by a talented cast of blind, deaf as well as seeing and hearing actors.  Using synchronized speaking and signing, this heartwarming musical love story will be retold, filled with unforgettable characters and dazzling production numbers.  This one-of-a-kind production of the Arts Express Building careACTOR Program is in collaboration with the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind and will be performed Friday, April 24 at 7pm, Saturday, April 25 at 7pm and Sunday, April 26 at 3pm at the ASDB Berger Performing Arts Center.  Click here for tickets.

 

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