Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TRANSFormations, one actor show, this weekend!

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From: voortex33@cox.net [mailto:voortex33@cox.net]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:02 PM
Subject: TRANSFormations, one actor show, this weekend!

Martie van der Voort's one-actor theatrical exploration of transgender experience - back in Arizona for TWO SHOWS ONLY - this FrI, Nov 21 (8 pm) and Sat, Nov 22 (8:30pm - note later time) at Fluxx Studio, 414 E 9th St.)

TRANSFormations has played in CO, TX and FL to standing ovations, and this treasure of a show now comes home for Tucson Trans Awareness Week! Martie van der Voort wrote it after much research, and plays eleven characters - all dealing with some aspect of gender non-conformity. Tom Slauson directs. This is an informative, funny, and touching show, and you will leave enriched and uplifted. Sounds intriguing, right?

This is a fundraiser for both Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Fluxx, but you can still afford it - pay as much as you can, from $5 to $30 (or more!) No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Come see this important and fun show!

Thanks for your support of live theatre!

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RETURN: 17th Annual Solstice Concert & Gala! at ZUZI

RETURN: 17th Annual Solstice Concert & Gala!

Friday-Sunday, December 19-21

7:30 PM


TICKETS: http://bit.ly/1B2Ha0c

ZUZI! Dance Company celebrates the Solstice with modern and aerial dance in a multi-generational performance titled, "Return." The two-night event includes performances by the ZUZI! Professional Company, Apprentice Company, "Many Limbs" Youth Aerial Company, and members of the Releasing into Performance Community Workshops. This year also features dance pieces by former company members that have ventured out from ZUZI!, returning to share their new perspectives and new choreography. In addition to the performances, there is a reception and silent auction to benefit ZUZI! as a non-profit arts organization.

On the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice marks the beginning of the return of warmer, lighter days. Traditionally, this season was used as a time of reflection, renewal, and community celebration. In that spirit, ZUZI! has invited former company members to perform choreography never before seen in Arizona. These special guests include Alison Hart from Los Angeles, Nathan Dryden from Salt Lake City, Mechelle Tunstall, and Bridget Gunning from the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Seattle.

A silent auction will span all three nights, closing with a reception after the performance on Sunday, December 21st.

TICKETS: http://zuzimoveit.givezooks.com/events/return-17th-annual-solstice-celebration
$20 for Saturday, December 20th performance
$25 for Sunday, December 21st performance & reception
$10 donation for Open Dress Rehearsal Friday, December 19th at 5:30 PM.

For more information or to donate to the silent auction, please call 520-629-0237.

 

 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Arizona Theatre Company Launches National Tour of Off-Broadway's Zany Comedy Whodunit, "Murder for Two"

 

From: scarr51@gmail.com [mailto:scarr51@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Steve Carr
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:12 PM
Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Launches National Tour of Off-Broadway's Zany Comedy Whodunit, "Murder for Two"

 

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

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY LAUNCHES NATIONAL TOUR OF OFF-BROADWAY'S ZANY MUSICAL COMEDY WHODUNIT, MURDER FOR TWO 

TUCSON, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2014): The national tour of the off-Broadway hit, Murder for Two, a laugh-out-loud musical comedy whodunit with the classic feel of a murder mystery and a contemporary homage to vintage comedy – with some cheeky references to murder mysteries that have come before thrown in – takes off in its Southwest premiere at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave., from Nov. 29-Dec. 20.  Arizona Theatre Company's 2014-15 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

Murder for Two channels composer Joe Kinosian and lyricist Kellen Blair's love for both Agatha Christie and the Marx Brothers into a zany 90-minute blend of classical musical comedy and madcap mystery with killer laughs and two performers playing 13 roles – and the piano.  The New York Times called Murder for Two "Ingenious! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs."

It's the story of Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a small-town cop with dreams of making detective.  One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed --- fatally.  With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills with the help of his silent partner, Lou.  But, whodunit?  Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur's scene-stealing wife, give him the big finish?  Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect?  Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus only has a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives … and the ice cream melts!

Directed by Scott Schwartz, Kinosian (The Suspects) and Ian Lowe (Marcus) from the off-Broadway production make their Arizona Theatre Company debuts in Murder for Two.

BMO Harris Private Bank is the Opening Night Sponsor for Murder for Two.

ATC follows Murder for Two with the world premiere of Five Presidents, Jan. 10-31; Romeo and Juliet, Feb. 28 to March 21; and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, April 4-26.

For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.  For tickets call (520) 622-2823.

Murder for Two

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair

Nov. 29 to Dec. 20

 

Tickets for Murder for Two start at $37 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). 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, Dec. 18 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, Dec. 18 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, Dec. 18 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:
Murder for Two

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair

Directed by Scott Schwartz

 

Venue:
The Tempe of Music and Art

330 S. Scott Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

 

TUCSON:
Previews Begin:
Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

Opening Night: Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Closing Performance: Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.
 
Cast (in alphabetical order):

Joe Kinosian (The Suspects)

Ian Lowe (Marcus)

 

Creative Team
Book and Music: Joe Kinosian

Book and Lyrics: Kellen Blair

Director:  Scott Schwartz

Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt

Costume Designer: Andrea Lauer

Lighting Designer: Jason Lyons

Sound Designer: Jill BC Du Boff

Music Director: David Caldwell

Choreographer: Wendy Seyb

Casting: Calleri Casting

Production Stage Manager: Kat West

 

Biographies:

Joe Kinosian (The Suspects, Book and Music) Joe is the co-recipient of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award recognizing Murder for Two as Best New Musical following its record-breaking run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Joe was also nominated for Best Actor as The Suspects. Murder for Two had its Off-Broadway premiere at Second Stage Uptown, going on to a year-long run at New World Stages. Joe's work with Kellen Blair has been showcased at The Kennedy Center, The York Theater, and on Broadway at the Theatre World Awards. Joe received the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the Harrington Award from the BMI Workshop. He also appeared in Dirty Blonde with Emily Skinner (Hangar Theater) and the NYC premiere of Dear Edwina Off- Broadway. wwwkinosianandblair.com

Kellen Blair (Book and Lyrics) Kellen is the Drama Desk-nominated co-creator of Murder for Two (Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre and New World Stages. World Premiere: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).  Kellen and co-writer Joe Kinosian are the recipients of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical Work in Chicago (2011) and the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award (2013).  Their work has been showcased on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and theaters across the country.  Kellen is excited to be developing a new musical farce with Joe titled The More Things Love.  Updates, videos, song demos and sheet music can be found at www.kinosianandblair.com.

Ian Lowe (Marcus) Off-Broadway: Murder for Two (New World Stages); Nikolai & the Others (Lincoln Center Theatre); Bayonets of Angst (NYMF); and 12th Night (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). Regional theatre credits include Fingers in Fingers & Toes (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Regional Premiere), Heartbreaker starring Christine Andreas (Adirondack Theatre Festival, Regional Premiere); plays and musicals at Capital Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theater, Charleston Stage, Dorset Theater Festival, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Ivoryton Playhouse and others. 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition Semi-Finalist. B.A., Yale University. Next Up: More Murder for Two across the country! www.theianlowe.com

Scott Schwartz, Director returns to ATC where he directed Backwards in High Heels.  Scott directed Murder for Two in its run at New World Stages and Second Stage Uptown.  On Broadway, he directed Golda's Balcony and Jane Eyre (co-directed with John Caird).  His Off-Broadway work includes Bat Boy; The Musical (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical); tick, tick…BOOM! (Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical); Rooms: A Rock Romance; The Foreigner starring Matthew Broderick (Roundabout Theatre Company); Kafka's The Castle (Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play); and No Way To Treat A Lady.  He also director Golda's Balcony on tour, in London, in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre and in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theater.  He directed the world premier of Séance on a Wet Afternoon at Opera Santa Barbara and subsequently at New York City Opera.  Schwartz's other recent credits include the world premiere of Secondhand Lions (5th Avenue Theatre), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against (Alley Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace starring Tovah Feldshuh and Betty Buckley (Dallas Theater Center), Othello and Much Ado About Nothing (Alley Theatre), A Room With a View (Old Globe), and a re-envisioning of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, Theatre on the Square and North Shore Music Theatre; 2008 IRNE Award, Outstanding Director of a Musical).  He is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre, and a graduate of Harvard University.

 

Ticket Info:

Ticket prices currently start at $37 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, Interim Managing Director Matt Lehrman, Managing Director Emeritus Jessica L. Andrews, and a dedicated Board of Trustees. 

 

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Additional Casting Call, Western Mini-series

Dear TTA Members,

 

I have confirmed that the casting call below is for the same project that held an open call at Old Tucson Studios on November 2 and 3.  You can review the original call here: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/2014/10/casting-call-western-set-anthology.html

 

 

Break-a-leg,

Bill

TTA List Administrator

TucsonStage.com

 

 

 

Casting Western Mini-series - Old Timey Casting 
[Independent Television Project] 

Guy William Gane, III with Old Timey Casting is currently casting background, and feature actors for roles in a 10-part Western mini-series for FOX TV. 

Actors needed: 

MALE - Thin/athletic build, ages 18 to 45 years old, facial hair is a plus but not required, hair to be above the shoulder but shorter preferred. 

FEMALES - ages 18 to 35, long hair preferred, but not necessary. 

Please note: If you have western wardrobe that we can use it's a plus, otherwise we provide Wardrobe. 


Audition dates and times: (ASAP) November 2014 - ELECTRONIC CASTING! 

To Submit or for more info, please email headshot, resume, demo and contact info to: 
OldTimeyCasting@gmail.com 

Weblink: 
www.facebook.com/oldtimeycasting 

Shoot locations: 
Tucson and Benson areas 
Shoot schedule: Winter 2014 

Pay: Non-union (TBD) day rate, plus credit and meals
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE MIGRATION PROJECT!

 

From: eugenia woods [mailto:woods.eugenia@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:24 PM
Subject: theatre announcement

 

LAST CHANCE TO SEE

THE MIGRATION PROJECT!

Here's what opening weekend audiences had to say:

Simply phenomenal work!!! ... I am still very moved. Powerful text, masterful director and terrific actors. Felicidades!!!

This show was incredible. It was artistic, creative, captivating, and thought provoking. Each member of the cast was brilliant and clearly gave a part of themselves to the stories that they told.

The play was amazing. So rich in history, insights to all the stories, plights, pain and joys of the individuals who make up our city. I loved the interweaving of movement by the chorus and the dance by the dancers.In the end, I was moved that it all came "home"; back to Tucson. 

ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES LEFT:

Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, 7:30

@ ZUZI Theater, 738 N Fifth Avenue

For reservations email themigrationprojecttucson@gmail.com

or call 520 975-4021

* PLEASE NOTE TICKET PAYMENT IS BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY AT THE DOOR.

 

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PCC Dance presents Signature Selections, a diverse mix of choreography and music

 

From: Carder, Carol [mailto:ccarder@pima.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:36 PM
Subject: press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - PCC Dance Dec. 12-13

 

 

November 18, 2014
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pima Community College Dance performs to a diverse mix of choreography and music in Signature Selections

what: Pima Community College Dance concert Signature Selections
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-0225
when: Dec. 12-13, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
tickets: $10 with discounts available
information: 520-206-6986, www.pima.edu/cfa, centerforthearts@pima.edu
 
Tucson, Arizona-- Pima Community College performing arts department presents the PCC Dance concert Signature Selections, under the new direction of Nolan Kubota. The dynamic program features dance faculty and student choreographed pieces inspired by a variety of movement processes distinctive of each choreographer, highlighting hip-hop, jazz, modern/contemporary and ballet styles. In addition to Kubota, PCC dance faculty include Gabrielle McNeillie, Ariella Brown, and Erika Columbi.

 

Kubota is a California native whose career has spanned two decades and the globe. He has done everything from working as a parade performer in Disney's Main Street Electric Light Parade to joining Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. He earned a B.A in Dance from the University of California, Irvine, and his M.F.A. in Dance from The University of Arizona. In addition to teaching at Pima, he's an instructor at Fanny's Fox Den and tours nationally as a burlesque performer under the stage name Matt Finish. Kubota is the 2014 BurlyPicks World Champion.

 

Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary’s Rd, which turns into Anklam Rd. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance.

 

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2014 Holiday Season Discounts at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 4:14 PM
Subject: Reminder - 2014 Holiday Season Discounts at The Studio for Actors

 

Holiday Season Discounts 

Come celebrate the holidays at The Studio for Actors.

Choice #1 - Comedy Improvisation - four (4) Wednesday nights in a row starting on any Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm.  This course is usually $40/week, but the holiday rate is $30/week.  So, instead of $160 for the course, it's just $120.  You'll laugh a lot, have a great time, and it's a wonderful holiday destressor.

Choice #2 - Private Sessions - normally $55/hour are $45/hour.  You can have private sessions in classes such as audition technique, monologues, speaking/presentation, and many other topics.  What a way to celebrate.

These special rates are in effect for a limited time to new students only.  All classes and/or sessions should be booked between November 1st and December 31st, 2014, and may be taken up through January 15th, 2015.  Please book at least a week in advance.

Visit The Studio for Actors website for more information on the Comedy Improv class and all of the private session possibilities.

Call Anna at (520) 881-2363 and we can book your training at the special holiday rates.  Please mention "Holiday Specials" when you call, and have a great holiday season.

- Anna

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 9:09 AM
Subject: Announcement: Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

 

Audition Technique

Script Breakdown

This is the foundation course for learning the important building blocks to great performance.  You’ll learn how to break down the script, how to analyze the character, how to play him/her, and most importantly how to mark the script in order to give a really great audition.  Throughout the course, you’ll have two or three auditions, and you’ll be given lots of information about how to handle the important few minutes before each audition.  This course is not just about auditioning - it’s also a great acting class.

6 consecutive Monday nights
6:30pm-8:30pm
Start on any Monday (but you should call first to sign up).
$50 per week

Call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363 for more information or to sign up.

Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two classes during the series of six. We can easily book a private make-up session outside of the evening class, scheduled Monday through Saturday at 12:00 or 1:00.  This course can also be taken as a series of private sessions, offered during the daytime, evenings, or on Saturdays, usually taken one session per week.


Also being offered:
Comedy Improv
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar

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 http://www.the-studio-for-actors.com , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

December 2014 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:34 PM
Subject: Announcement: December 2014 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 December 3 or December 17, 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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2014 Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors

 

From: The Studio for Actors [mailto:acting-courses@the-studio-for-actors.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 3:37 PM
Subject: Announcement: December 2014 Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors

 

Radio and TV Voiceover Seminar

There is a lot of voice work here in Arizona, and if you're interested in how to get it and how this end of the business works - then this is the seminar for you.  We'll work with scripts and you'll receive a great deal of personal attention.

Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Thursday December 4, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 6, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 11, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 20, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 27, 1:00pm-2:30pm

The cost is $65 per person for the seminar.  Class size is limited to six.  To attend this seminar, you must sign up by calling Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363. 

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Comedy Improv
Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley, B.A. 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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IFA Actor Directory -- 1,000 Actors

 

From: Chris [mailto:ninebuddhas@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:26 AM
Subject: IFA Actor Directory -- 1,000 Actors

 

The Independent Film Arizona Actor Directory (which will be released in December) has over one thousand actors listed.  One thousand.

 

The Directory (which we are making available free of charge to Arizona Non-Profits like the Tucson Film Office, Access Tucson, and Tucson Stage) will be the definitive place to go to find actors in Southern Arizona.

 

If you want to be in the Directory (and you should) send your name, e-mail address, and phone number to independentfilmarizona@gmail.com.  (If you send your headshot and resume -- we will add those to our Headshot and Resume Book (a separate publication)).

 

It doesn't cost anything for an actor to be listed in the Directory (or the Head Shot and Resume Book).  Nothing.  Not a penny.  It is free.  Really.  Free.

 

So if you are an actor (a stage actor or a film actor or both) or if you want to be an actor or if you used to be an actor and want to be an actor again -- send us your name, e-mail address, and phone number today so you will be assured to be in the Directory coming out in December.  Send them to independentfilmarizona@gmail.com.

 

Independent Film Arizona is a 501-C-3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting and promoting independent filmmaking in Southern Arizona.

 

Independent Film Arizona.  An irrational exuberance for film.   

 

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Community Performance & Art Center presents TELLABRATION Storytelling Festival


Community Performance & Art Center Foundation

1250 W. Continental Road - Green Valley, AZ 85622

http://www.performingartscenter.org/

 

TELLABRATION Storytelling Festival

Sat - Nov 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door Tellebration is a worldwide storytelling festival which started in 1988 and takes place annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Tellers of Tales Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 1979 by Sheila Pattison, who believed that stories and storytellers need nurturing to thrive. The organization exists to preserve oral literature through promotion of the art of storytelling. Multiple members of Tellers of Tales will perform various folk tales, personal accounts and other forms of storytelling. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Sheila Pattison.

 

Tickets: https://performingartscenter.thundertix.com/events/57291/saleable_seats?performance_id=1280281

 

Info: http://www.tellabration.org/

 

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Waypoint Theatre Presents - NATIVITY ON THE SQUARE & CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

From: Molly Norman [mailto:gollymolly60@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:07 PM
Subject: Waypoint Theatre Presents - NATIVITY ON THE SQUARE & CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:  WTC President/Artistic Director, Melanie David

Contact Number:  (520) 742-9079

 

 

WAYPOINT THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT TWO FREE CHRISTMAS COMEDIES TO BENEFIT SEVERAL LOCAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES--

NATIVITY ON THE SQUARE & CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

 

 

Friday, Dec. 12 at 7pm, Saturday, Dec. 13 @ 3pm and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3pm

 

Hosted by Higher Ground Resources at Wakefield Middle School

101 W. 44th Street, Tucson, AZ  85713

 

Waypoint Theatre and Family Life Radio will be producing two Christmas short comedies for the whole family with carols of the Season for one weekend only, hosted by Higher Ground Resources at Wakefield Middle School. Total running time is one hour.

 

Christmas Classics by Ruth and Charlie Jones is a lightening, side-splitting comedic dash through all the Christmas classics and traditions with four actors including A Dickens' Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas—in five minutes or less and features Waypoint regulars Al Baumrucker, Shaylynn Lakser, Sarah Deardorff and newcomer Lance Yarborough.

 

The figures of a public crèche come to life on Christmas Eve in the comedy/drama Nativity on the Square in a zany attempt to discover their real identities.  When an inebriated homeless woman drifts in looking for a warm place to sleep, she ends up explaining the Nativity to them that is both comic and deeply moving.  Nativity on the Square is written by multi-award winning playwright Tom S. Long and features Waypoint regulars Sheri Aken, Michael Nicolosi and Waypoint Founder/Artistic Director, Melanie David, who also directs.

 

There are a limited number of free tickets for each performance, however seating is limited and tickets are required for admission.  Free tickets are available online at Waypoint's website:  www.waypoint-theatre.org. A love offering will be taken to offset production costs.

 

In community partnership, Waypoint will be underwriting the Christmas show to benefit Gospel Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Teen Challenge, GAP Ministries, Miracle Center and Turn Your Life Around. In addition, Waypoint will be hosting an unwrapped new toy drive to benefit Youth Haven Ranch for the Saturday, December 13th performance.  All are non profit, local agencies that focus on managing life-controlling problems including alcohol and drug abuse from a faith-based perspective. This is in harmony with Waypoint, a faith-based theater based in Tucson and serving the community for over ten years. In the past decade, Waypoint has partnered and given back to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, Literary Volunteers of Arizona and ALS.

 

 

For more information, contact the company's website: http://www.waypoint-theatre.org/tickets.

 

Parking: Free, secure parking at Higher Ground Resource Center, 101 W. 44th St.

 

Wheelchair Accessibility:  Higher Ground Resource Center is wheelchair accessible with limited wheelchair seating.  Please contact Waypoint Theatre in advance for your wheelchair needs to be accommodated by calling (520) 742-9079.

 

Show running time:  1 hour including carol singing 

Please no babies or small children. This is a family friendly show appropriate for ages 5 and up.

 

Waypoint Theatre is southern Arizona's faith-based, not-for-profit live theatre organization that seeks to produce professional quality, thought-provoking entertainment celebrating the joys and traditions of faith and family.

 

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

PCC Music presents PCC Orchestra Dec. 7

 

 

November 14, 2014
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pima Community College Orchestra performs a concert of orchestral masterpieces

 

what: Pima Community College Orchestra winter concert

where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709.
when: Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available

box office: 520-206-6986, www.pima.edu/cfa, centerforthearts@pima.edu

 

Tucson, Arizona-- Pima Community College Music presents the Orchestra in concert. Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Tentser, the musicians perform a new program of orchestral masterpieces. Selections include “Symphony in C Major” by George Bizet, "Dance Macabre" and "French Military March" by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Antonin Dvorak's Symphony "From the New World."

 

Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary’s Rd, which turns into Anklam Rd. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance.

Friday, November 14, 2014

CDO Symposium Theatre proudly Presents "Caught in the Act"

 

From: Cannon, Robert [mailto:rcannon@amphi.com]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 3:51 PM
Subject: CDO Symposium Theatre proudly Presents

 

Caught in the Act

An Evening of Student Produced One-Acts and Improvisation

Thursday & Friday, November 20 & 21 @ 7:00p

Welsh Little Theatre

$4.00 General Admission tickets @ the door

 

‘Looking for Treble’ a mini-musical

‘Underneath it All’ a drama

‘Heroes’ a comedy

 

 

Robert Cannon, Theatre Director/Manager

Canyon del Oro High School

25 W. Calle Concordia

Oro Valley, AZ  85704

cdotheatre.webs.com

 

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Call for Independent Films - 2014 Arizona International Film Festival

Call for Independent Films

 

We are now accepting new and innovative independent films to be part of the 24th Arizona International Film Festival. You can submit your film to withoutabox.com beginning November 2, 2014.

 

Finalists will be screened during the 2015 Festival scheduled for April 9-26 in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Submissions will be accepted through January 30, 2015 in the categories of narrative and documentary features, documentary, dramatic, comedy, experimental & animation shorts.

 

http://www.filmfestivalarizona.com/

 

 

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Funny Females of Folk : Vail Theatre of the Arts

Funny Females of Folk : Vail Theatre of the Arts



November 15, 2014, Funny Females of Folk –
Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin, Cosy Sheridan, and Claudia Nygaard join forces for an evening of musical fun.




Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Knitting circle starts at 5:30 pm (Please RSVP)
Doors open for non-knitters at 6:15 pm


Last Weekend of "The Arab Israeli Cookbook" play at Cholla High School | The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly

Last Weekend of "The Arab Israeli Cookbook" play at Cholla High School | The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly



Last Weekend of "The Arab Israeli Cookbook" play at Cholla High School

POSTED BY  ON THU, NOV 13, 2014 AT 5:04 PM

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This weekend is the final weekend of Cholla High Magnet School's production of "The Arab-Israeli Cookbook," the play by Robin Soans and directed by Cholla's theater director Julian Martinez, is produced in partnership with the Qatar Foundation International.
The cookbook as play translates the first-person interviews that bring together views from Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Israeli settlements—also discussing social issues, violence, heart stuff and family.
Tickets are $10 and performances are tonight, Thursday, Nov. 13, continuing Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. at Cholla High Magnet School, 2001 W. Starr Pass. For more info, call 225-4161.

CAPOEIRA RETURNS SUNDAY! - CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP - BEGINNER BASICS

 

From: solaxetucson@gmail.com
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 8:15 AM
Subject: CAPOEIRA THIS SUNDAY!!!

 

 

CAPOEIRA RETURNS SUNDAY!

 

CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP - BEGINNER BASICS!

Let's SUPPORT BRAZILIAN ARTS! Come explore CAPOEIRA!

Have you always been curious about the Brazilian art of CAPOEIRA

Here is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to TRY IT! No experience needed!

For THREE SUNDAYS in NOVEMBER, join PROFESSOR BESOURO of CAPOEIRA MALADRAGEM as he introduces the basics of capoeira!

SUNDAY - NOV. 16, 23, 30 
5:00 - 6:15 PM

$10 drop in - PREPAY for ALL 3 classes on the NOV 16 and pay $25

  • Wear comfortable active wear
  • You will be BAREFOOT

RSVP on the FACEBOOK INVITE and SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S Tyndall Ave

This will be a great workshop for those who have always wanted to try capoeira. Learn about the origins and culture of capoeira, get a feel for the ginga (swing) of the movement as well as "playing the game" in roda (in the circle). Capoeira includes music, call and response song, and dance as well as the movement. It is a beautiful art, come try it out!


 

 

BATERIA!

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!

 

Welcome to SOL AXÉ!

Mission
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.

 

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