Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Your heartfelt comments and praises touched all of us, especially the student actors.

PCC Theatre Arts

Many of you stayed after each performance to share your own stories with the cast and director. Some of you talked with us before the the show and several of you wrote wonderful notes. And, some very generous patrons put together enough funds to award four of the students with a $500 scholarship. You all left a "piece of your heart" with us. Thank you!

"I saw A Piece of my Heart last weekend and was amazed. The depth that the men and women brought to their roles was remarkable. What really struck me was the acting when they were not delivering lines or in a specific scene. They were present at all times. Really remarkable in actors so young. Hats off to cast and director. This is a production that everyone should see."

     - Arthur Rodger

"My partner Tim and I went to see this Saturday evening....and we were both blown away! Congratulations on another winner.

       I think what impressed us both was the ability of the cast to sustain a fairly high level of emotional intensity, for almost two hours. At the same time, the play never turned 'angry'
.....passionate and heartfelt, yes. In my head, it's fine line to walk, but the actors did it impeccably.

       As a 'child of the sixties' and a student of Presidential history, I've read quite a bit about the war in Southeast Asia; sadly, the role of women in this tragic conflict has largely been ignored. This play helps to remind all of us of the critical role(s) they often played..."

      - Jon Reagan  

• Donate to support Veterans' services at Pima Community



From: The Great American Playhouse <info@gaplayhouse.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:27 AM




Don't Miss out on this Great Holiday Show!




Buy One Adult Ticket and Get One Ticket Free!

(This applies to the 3PM Performance on Saturday November 30 ONLY. It does not apply to any other performance. It also does not apply to any tickets already purchased.)

Call the GAP Box Office (520)512-5145 for tickets.
Box Office opens 10AM Tuesday-Saturday(12PM Sunday)
Great American Playhouse
13005 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85739


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DesertView Performing Arts Center presents The Spirit of Christmas


The Spirit of Christmas, Saturday, December 13, 2014

4:00 & 7:30 pm performances.


Tis the season to be dancing, singing and celebrating with the hope, light and love of the Christmas season! Tucson Dance Academy along with the Booth family returns to SaddleBrooke with their fabulous performance of The Spirit of Christmas.


Showcasing the little ones and their daddy's performing "Santa Baby" to "Mr. Grinch," the audience is on their seats. Christmas joy was placed in their hearts with tears in their eyes as they were given back the memories along with the gift of Christmas.


Join us as we remember Christmas with child like joy as we welcome Tucson Dance Academy back with two performances this season!


Tickets $25 inclusive $30 door

Price includes all applicable taxes.

Ticket sales not guaranteed at the door.

All Ticket sales are final.



Click here to buy Tickets: http://tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=874


DesertView Performing Arts Center

39900 Clubhouse Drive

Tucson, AZ 85739


From Tucson:

Drive North on Arizona 77 (Oracle Road).

At 14 miles North of Oracle and Ina,

Turn East onto SaddleBrooke Boulevard.

Drive 2 miles. Turn right (South) onto Mountain View Boulevard and go 1 mile,

turn right on Clubhouse Dr. and go 1 mile.

DesertView Theater is on your right.



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Desert Voices presents "From Our Home To Yours"


From: Eloise O'Neil [mailto:emo614@msn.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:57 PM
Subject: Desert Voices

 Desert Voices Chorus event:
 "From Our Home To Yours" will be the Desert Voices choral gift of the season delivering an LGBT spin on the holidays, filled with laughter, everyone's favorite songs, and a wish for peace and joy from our family to yours!


December 13th, 7PM

December 14th, 3PM

St. Marks Presbyterian Church

3809 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ 85716


Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the door


Tickets may be purchased by calling the office at 520-791-9662 or

on the website at www.Desertvoices.org.




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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Diane & Lisa Holiday Concert!





Monday, December 8, 7:00pm
Z Mansion, 288 N. Church
$15, www.lisaotey.com, 370.5912 

Hi everyone,

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Help us celebrate the season by joining us at our holiday concert at Z Mansion, Monday, Dec. 8, at 7pm. The historic Z Mansion is located at 288 N. Church in downtown Tucson. It is the perfect setting for weddings and events, as well as our intimate concert series. You can expect to hear songs from our holiday CD, "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe", as well as other blues, jazz and boogie woogie numbers, all filled with the spirit of the season. Since the following day is our wedding anniversary, in the very place we were married 8 years ago, you can bet there will be some heartwarming love songs as well.

Tickets for Diane & Lisa's holiday concert are $15. All seats are reserved. Tickets are available online at either of our websites, www.dianevandeurzen.com or www.lisaotey.com. You can also call us to reserve your seat, 520.370.5912, and pay at the door. We'll meet you under the mistletoe on Monday, Dec. 8 at Z Mansion!

-Diane & Lisa



By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com


When it comes to the winter holidays, Gaslight Theater flaunts being politically incorrect! This is one place where everybody loves to say “Merry Christmas.” They never go for the ecumenical or euphemistic Happy Holidays or wish their friends Season's Greetings.

Christmas is Christmas!...and so is having a Cool Yule.

Which brings us to the exceptionally high-energy Gaslight production of “The Secret Santa: A Holiday Musical Comedy.” Santa has a most beautiful snowy-white beard and a laugh so jolly even Ed McMahon on the old Johnny Carson show would be envious.

Secret Santa” is so energetic...(how energetic is it?)...even the villains do a lot of singing and jumping around. Todd Thompson has got to have one of the best voices in a three-piece business suit as Barkley Simpson, manager of the C.C. Cogsworth Toy Factory in Merryville, U.S.A., back in the early 1960s.

Simpson is so mean...(how mean is he?)...he even stops dancing so he can kick the teddy bear sitting innocently in a pile of toys right next to the factory's assembly line.

Cast as sort of an assistant villain is Brian Hale as C.C. Cogsworth himself. As the story opens in Merryville, Cogsworth has been convinced by Simpson that toys aren't the market they once were.

Cogsworth is going to keep a close eye on the business reports for this Christmas. If the factory doesn't turn a profit, he is going to convert that assembly line from toys to...lawnmowers!

Well, you can quickly see where this is going. If the toy factory closes down, then Merryville won't be able to have its annual Winter Carnival featuring Santa Land.

And if that happens, well then, Merryville just won't be Merryville any longer.

Standing up for justice and demanding “the best Christmas ever” are loyal toy factory employees Franklin (Mike Yarema) and Buster (Jake Chapman). Franklin is responsible for keeping the assembly line running smoothly, while Buster flaunts his practical knowledge of mechanics as Head of Plant Maintenance...and master of horrible puns.

Torn between loyalties to doing the right thing or keeping her job at the toy factory is the distraught office secretary Olive Plunkett (Erin Thompson). She keeps pouring out the energy onstage as well.

Stepping in to provide a note of media cynicism is the local news reporting team of Biff Wellington and Cindy Lou Culpepper, who take superficial reporting to brilliant depths of shallowness. At my performance, Jake Coffin and Heather Stricker had the roles.

As you might expect, there is also a key part for the big guy from up north, K.K. himself, the jolly old elf, Santa Claus (after all, his name is in the title of the show). So why is that a secret? Well...um...it would be against the Theater Critics' Code to reveal that information.

There's also Santa's loyal helper, Holly. David Orley and Janee Page are the actors I saw. All the roles are cast with multiple actors, with many days having multiple performances.

But wait, there's more. The traditional aftershow olio is dedicated to that TV favorite “Happy Days,” with lots of familiar characters wearing letter sweaters amd full skirts lined with crinoline petticoats. Arnold who runs the malt shop is there and, of course, the Fonz.

"The Secret Santa: A Holiday Musical Comedy" runs through Jan. 4 with up to four shows daily at various times. Reservations are a must. Tickets are $18.50 general admission; $16.50 students, seniors and military; $8.50 children 12 and under. For details and reservations, 520-886-9428, or visit www.thegaslighttheatre.com


Friday, November 21, 2014

Great American Playhouse Presents Gabriel Ayala's Quintet


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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:12 PM
Subject: Great American Playhouse Presents Gabriel Ayala's 5tet


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Tuesday, December 9th @ 7PM.

Don't Miss out on this Great Show !!!
A member of the Yaqui people of Southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala (guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing music. He earned his Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997. The Quintet showcases a music genre called 'JazzMenco' created by Gabriel!

Call the Box Office to make your reservations.
Box Office opens 10AM Tue-Sat(12PM Sun)
Great American Playhouse
13005 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85739


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Casting Call, "Burned To Light" - Sierra Vista - paid


Casting Film "Burned To Light" - CatchMeKillMe Productions 
[Independent Feature Film] 

CatchMeKillMe Productions and Director, Ian Messenger ("Keeper", "Shackled", "The Hog" and "Chucklehead") are casting for a feature length vampire horror film called "Burned To Light". From the time of Christ to battling in the Kelemen Alps this vampire has been the scourge of the living world since its dawn. "Burned To Light" is a vampire feature length film that they are undertaking to premiere at the Mad Monster 2015 horror convention in Phoenix, Arizona. More film info on Zonie: 

Actors needed: 

MALES and FEMALES - 18 to 26 years old, all types, for a variety of speaking and non-speaking roles. 

Audition dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd, 2014 - By Appointment Only! 

Audition location: Sierra Vista 
[Phoenix to Sierra Vista = 191 miles, 3 hours & 40 mins drive time] 
Tucson to Sierra Vista = 81 miles, 1 hour & 20 mins drive time] 

For an Audition Appointment or more info (or if you cannot make the call send your demo), please email headshot and resume to Director, Ian Messenger at:
Please list "BTL CASTING + AGE & GENDER" in subject header. 


Shoot location: Sierra Vista, Tombstone, and the Huachuca Mountains 
Shoot schedule: begining in January 2015 

Pay: Non-union day rate, plus Credits/Copy/Meals


More info: http://www.zonie.com/tmp/ZonieForum/viewtopic.php?t=10218&highlight=tucson


www.Zonie.com - Arizona Film & Production Resources and Referral® 



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Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.


It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.


Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is fun for the whole family. Infectious, danceable songs like “We’re All in This Together,” “Get’cha Head in the Game,” and “Bop to the Top” are sure to engage you!.


TIMES:           Thursday, Nov 20th – 7:00pm

Friday, Nov 21st – 7:00pm

Saturday, Nov 22nd – 2:00pm, 7:00pm

Sunday, Nov 23rd – 2:00pm, 6:00pm


VENUE:         Stevie Eller Dance Theatre

1737 E University Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85719


PRICES:        $10 - Individual Online


Tickets and info: http://www.cyttucson.org/shows/High-School-Musical-Jr-26



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

UA Presents: Aquila Theatre's WUTHERING HEIGHTS



Aquila Theatre


Performance Dates

Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:30pm at PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre
Sunday, November 23, 2014 3:00pm at PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre

“Takes the classics off their pedestals and presents them as live action, flesh and blood adventures.” –Dramatics Magazine

Appearing for the first time in Tucson, Aquila Theatre brings these time tested classics to an intimate, 400-seat theatre, lending its dynamic physical approach to two of the most famous works of world literature: The Tempest, Shakespeare’s magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment, and Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s story of all-consuming passion.

Visit the official website of Aquila Theatre » http://aquilatheatre.com/

SynopsisWuthering Heights, one of the most famous works of world literature, was first published as a novel in 1847 under a pseudonym and is Emily Bronte’s only work. Wuthering Heights recounts the tale of ill-fated lovers on the lonely moors of northern England. Heathcliff and Catherine meet as children when Catherine’s father brings the abandoned boy home to live with them. The two grow up together, living freely on the moors while Heathcliff is tormented by Catherine’s brother. When Catherine’s parents die, her brother turns Heathcliff out, forcing him to live among the servants. Catherine marries and the crushed Heathcliff disappears. Years later, a wealthy Heathcliff returns, but is it too late for them?

Wuthering Heights is a deep and wide story of passion, revenge, family, class, and the supernatural. Over a century and a half later, Bronte’s magnum opus remains incredibly moving.

Tickets and info: http://uapresents.org/wuthering-heights




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Auditions for Annie Jr.


From: Stephanie Fox [mailto:magicvoicestudio@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:42 AM


Annie Junior auditions. 


Space is limited - sign up now.


More info: http://tucsonstage.blogspot.com/2014/11/auditions-annie-jr.html




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Auditions: Annie Jr.

Arizona Onstage Productions presents The Story of My Life


From: azonstage@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:12 AM
Subject: Our next show, The Story of My Life


From the director/producer of the summer's smash hit,
Les Miserables.

A homage to "It's a Wonderful Life," a playful, touching and dramatic musical story of friendship, forgiveness and the traditions that form our lives. We follow two best friends from 6 to 30 as they grow up, grow apart and reconnect in a way neither would have ever imagined.


Featuring Tyler Wright and Jeremy Vega, Directed by Kevin Johnson, with Bill Patterson, Music Director.

Special opening weekend sale -- all tickets $20, December 4, 6 & 7!


A tale of two childhood friends and how their friendship defined their lives. A richly melodic musical, "The Story of My Life" is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

Directed by Kevin Johnson

Music Direction by Bill Patterson



Jeremy Vega and Tyler Wright



Piano: Bill Patterson

Reeds: Julie Wypych

Cello: Colin Mitchell


December 4 - 21st

Temple of Music and Art - Cabaret Space

330 S Scott Ave

Tucson, AZ 85701


$32.50 General Admission

$25.00 Senior

$20 Student/Active Artist/Military


All tickets opening weekend $20! (Offer expires 12/1)

Tickets are sold through Brown Paper Tickets:



Thur - 12/4 8pm (Preview)

Sat - 12/6 7:30pm

Sun - 12/7 2:30pm


Fri - 12/12 7:30pm

Sat - 12/13 6pm

Sun - 12/14 2:30pm


Fri - 12/19 7:30pm

Sat - 12/20 7:30pm

Sun - 12/21 2:30pm

Tickets and info: http://www.arizonaonstage.org/



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Casting Call, Corporate Sales Commercials - paid



From: tucsonstage-owner@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tucsonstage-owner@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rosie Zwaduk rosiezwaduk@gmail.com [tucsonstage]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:45 AM
To: Tucson Stage
Subject: Audition Call


Paid Actors Wanted – TUCSON, AZ


CASTING BY:  Cozy Seal Entertainment / Rosie Zwaduk


COMPENSATION:  Paid decent daily rate


Auditions will be this Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am to 12:30pm by Appointment Only. 


SHOOT SCHEDULE:  We will be shooting on December 4, 2014.  Shoot will be one day only (blocking off 9am – 9pm).  Please do not submit for any of the roles if you are not available to shoot on this date.


PROJECT:  3-5 minute Corporate Sales Commercial.  While it is officially a "commercial", we're filming a re-creation of a fictional dramatic scene.  (Meaning that it's a story, not a "hey—come buy this product" thing. ;)  The scene is two sailors and one officer on a battleship.  The officer has to make a potentially fatal decision without all of the necessary information.  Quick build-up of drama.  This will be an in-house video that may eventually be released on YouTube.



  • Navy Officer:  Male, 35-55, Any ethnicity.  Must be in shape with natural-colored short hair. 
  • Sailors 1 & 2:  Male and Female, 18-25:  Any ethnicity, in shape and natural-colored short hair for the men.  (Women can tie back their hair). 


COMPENSATION:  There will be a "day-rate" of $75-$150, depending on role and experience.  Credit, copy (after approved for release to the public), and meals provided while on set.



To be disclosed if you are chosen for an Audition.


AUDITION INFORMATION:  Please Email Headshots and Resumes to Rosie Z. at " CozySeal@gmail.com "  List the Role you are applying for in the Subject Line. 



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TRANSFormations, one actor show, this weekend!

-----Original Message-----
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 


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


The Tempe of Music and Art

330 S. Scott Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701


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



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.


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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





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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: 


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

Pay: Non-union (TBD) day rate, plus credit and meals
www.Zonie.com - Arizona Film & Production Resources and Referral® 


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