Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory Presents… BATTLE OF THE SEXES!


From: Philip G. Bennett [mailto:philipgbennett@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 11:23 AM
Subject: Please Post...


The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory Presents…


3 Hilarious Chekhov Farces

(The Bear, The Proposal, The Jubilee - in a new translation by Philip G. Bennett)


Performed by the Acting Ensemble of the TheatreLab & Conservatory

Artistic Director:  Philip G. Bennett

Performances December 8, 11, 12

Please Note Corrections:  No 12/13 performance & All Curtain Times:  7:30 pm

10.00 Donation at the door

Zuzi Theater, at the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Avenue & University Blvd. Tucson, AZ  85705


For Information and Reservations, Contact:  Philip G. Bennett 520-207-8948


The TheatreLab offers a professional actor training program in the up-to-date Stanislavsky System of Psychophysical Actions.  A safe place for artistic and spiritual growth for the novice and professional alike.

Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director, actor and author, is a graduate from the renowned American Stanislavsky Theatre in New York, where he served as teacher and Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore, émigré actress/director from the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre. Mr. Bennett founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy in 1976 and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Hollywood DramaLogue Award. Graduate students appear regularly in film and television, and are accepted in conservatories and repertory companies in the US and the UK.




Philip G. Bennett

Artistic Director




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Monday, December 05, 2016


By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com


James Gooden is Ebenezer Scrooge.

Everybody knows the story of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” It is a natural part of our  British American heritage.

Starting with Scrooge living in bitterness isolated as an oyster, followed by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who put a human face on the holiday, and then the beloved transformation of Scrooge himself – right before our eyes.

We love the story as much as we love hearing “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house....”

Way out on Tanque Verde Road at the APCOT theater, a co-production of “A Christmas Carol” by Roadrunner Theatre Company and Standing O Entertainment calls on the audience to bring their own love and imagination of this spoken carol to a bare bones production adapted and directed by Nick Seivert that glows with the Christmas spirit.

Without benefit of much in the way of lighting and stage sets, an eager cast led by veteran thespian James Gooden as Ebenezer Scrooge makes every familiar scene believable enough through the sheer force of its own will.

There is just enough of a clue in the stage sets of each scene on this familiar journey – flying over snow-capped rooftops, visiting young Scrooge when he gets dumped by his sweet girlfriend, the haunted graveyard and that triumphant transformation at the end – that your heart will still go out to Tiny Tim when he declares “God bless us, every one.”

Gooden has performed this role many times with other Tucson companies. He knows the character of Scrooge inside and out, all the frustrations, all the fears of being poor, and most importantly, all the regret of having let so much of his life slip by as he forged in his own heart every heavy link of that iron chain just like the one Jacob Marley was dragging around.

Adding to the production's pleasure are a number of songs that occur naturally enough in the proceedings, with lyrics that carry the story along. This adaptation was first performed at Tucson's Great American Playhouse in 2013. The cast includes several performers who were in that production.

Mike Conrad is excellent as the patiently positive Bob Cratchit, his pure holiday spirit balancing Scrooge's negativity. Michael Claridge brought enormous energy as both Fezziwig and the exuberant Ghost of Christmas Present, filling the APCOT stage with his own presence.

Matthew Pieri, Jody Darling and the other cast members (several of them children) were true to their roles and so likeable it was easy to feel the generosity of their characters.

Musical accompaniment is provided by pianist Lindsey McHugh, the show's music director, who also leads the audience in singing Christmas songs before each performance.

“A Christmas Carol” runs through Dec. 24, with performances at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, plus a special 3 p.m. show on Christmas Eve, at the APCOT theater, 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Tickets are $20 adults, $17.50 seniors 65-plus, $12.50 children age 2 to 11. For details and reservations, 520-207-2491, or visit roadrunnertheatrecompany.org


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Join Cirque Roots' presents Spectrum Through The Prism


Spectrum Through The Prism: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle




Join Cirque Roots' 'Spectrum Through The Prism: A Theatrical Stilt Dance & Acrobatic Spectacle' at Zuzi Theater Saturday, December 10th at 7:30pm, doors open 7pm. 

Let Cirque Roots inspire you with their all female cast! Inspired by the idea "We are the light we see in others." Spectrum is a heart-opening performance piece that aims to build and empower the community with a universal message of positivity and hope.

This 40 minute performance includes modern stilt dance, partner acrobatics, and original choreography. Created through experimental stilt work and theatrics, with influences of ritual dance, acro yoga, and improvisational dance techniques.

Accompanied by an original soundtrack by Tucson music producers Jyshua Pcalyps and Ian Browning. Plus, live harmonium and vocals from Vasanta Weiss (The Bennu & Savitur)! 

After premiering this original stilt show at Cirque Roots' Studio in April 2016. The 5 cast members took their show on the road over the summer performing and teaching workshops in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Now, after a reincarnation of the performance with new moves and reworked scenes the women of Spectrum are bringing back Spectrum for ONE last performance in Tucson on stage at Zuzi Theater, before taking the show back on the road in Spring 2017.

Don't miss out! Tickets are limited! Tickets will include access to a special silent auction. Plus, we're inviting the public out for a Spectrum After Party filled with dj music and good friends at the fabulous and modern Merci Gallery (630 E. 9th St. - Near 4th Ave.) from 9p – 2am! Djs include Elliot Tierney, GHAST, and Ruben Palmtree.


*All Ages Welcome
** Doors Open at 7pm
*** Tickets Sold Day of at Zuzi: $25/Each


More info: http://www.cirqueroots.com/spectrum



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CASTING CALL for Independent Feature Film


From: Douglas Raine [mailto:d.a.raine@comcast.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:02 PM
Subject: CASTING CALL for Feature Film


CASTING CALL for Feature Film


Production title: WHEN I SING (Independent Feature)
SAG and Non-Union (Ultra Low-budget agreement)   PAID

Director: Robin Russin
Producers: Harry Findysz, Linda Chorney, Doug Raine


LOCATION: 911 S. Tyndall – Southern Arizona Video Productions (drop-offs to this address)
TIME:   SATURDAY Dec 10th from 10am-3pm


Synopsis: The true story of Linda Chorney, the first independent artist to be nominated for a Grammy. After singing in bars, nightclubs and resorts for 30 years she finally gets validation, but it comes at a price.  Bullying, death threats and harassment from industry insider send Linda on an emotional roller-coaster ride to the Grammys.


The following ROLLS are “Day-Players” for potential shooting dates:
Dec . 19-22        Jan. 5-6        Jan. 23- Feb.9


YOUNG LINDA (female) 18-24 Brunette longish hair, brown-eyed, physically fit 5'6"-5"9

JOHN (male) 20-30 with strong WISCONSIN ACCENT.

BRITTNI (female) 20-30 with strong WISCONSIN ACCENT.

BIKER (male) 40’s-50’s rugged, good character face

BIKER CHICK (female) 30’s- 40’s, tough, tattooed, with a bone in her nose (added by MU)

PHIL (male) 30’s Young driven publicist, conniving, edgy, ruthless, and sneaky

GIRL STUDENT 18-22 preppy

GUY STUDENT 18-22 preppy

TICKET CLERK (female/male) 20’s-30’s clean cut, precise

CONO (male)  40’s-50’s Italian pizza shop opener, bombastic.

NYC  COP (male) 30’s-50’s clean cut, intimidating [police uniform a plus)

DEBBIE PROMO - 40’s on edge, wired, job always on the line.

DESIGNER  (male) 40’s NY stylish, handsome

MAKE-UP GIRL (female) -20’s NYC accent & attitude.

BORDER PATROL OFFICER (female/male) 30’s,( BP type shirt a plus)

PHOTOGRAPHER (male)  40’s  hip, cool, calm professional

CARIBBEAN MAGISTRATE (male) 60’s-70’s, elderly judge from Santo Domingo



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Friday, December 02, 2016

Comedy Playhouse Auditions for "Monte Falls Hard".


From: ROBIN [mailto:rmirlocca@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 4:39 PM
Subject: Audition info for Comedy Plahouse



Auditions for "Monte Falls Hard".  

At the Comedy Playhouse 3620 N 1st Ave.

December 3rd 1:30-4:30pm

December 4th 6-8:30pm   

A two act comedic murder mystery. 


Plot:  A philandering professor is killed in his home. Who might be a suspect?  The wife?  His current lover?  Some disgruntled students?  The Dean, who has his own secret agenda?


A team of crack(ed) detectives investigate and, despite their comedic and haphazard missteps, arrive at our answer


Cast Requirements:  3 men 50-60 (dean, professor, detective);  1 woman 50-60 ( wife);  1 woman 30-50 ( lover);   1 man 30-40 (detective);  1 woman 30 (maid);  2 collegians ( one man, one woman)


We will read scenes from the script.  Please bring a head shot and resume.  Be prepared to tell a joke.




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Arts for All: Job opportunities



Children Services:
Out of School Time Supervisor (full-time)

Adults Services:
Direct Support Professional 1:1 (full-time)
Direct Support Professional / Driver for Day Program DTA (full-time)
Direct Support Professional/Job Coach (full-time)
Habilitation Direct Support Professional (full-time)

Arts Education: 
Crafts Teacher
Drama Teacher/Director (part-time)
Dance Teacher
Jewelry Teacher
Music Teacher

Facility Assistant (part-time)



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Thursday, December 01, 2016



From: dndsewell@cox.net [mailto:dndsewell@cox.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:00 PM
Subject: Reminder audition notice for OPP's NPF



Coming Monday night!







Original roles in 6 new plays

written by local Tucson playwrights


Monday, December 5th, 7:00 P.M.

in the Rehearsal Hall,

(upstairs, behind the Cabaret Theater)

at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott, Downtown Tucson


No appointment necessary.  Actors are asked to perform a one-minute monologue during auditions, memorized or script in-hand.  Resume and photo are preferred but not required. Call backs will be held the same evening. Sides will be provided during call backs.

GREAT ROLES AVAILABLE for men and women projecting 18 to 80 years of age; African-American actors (a college-aged man, and women 40 to 80) are especially invited to audition.


6 scriptsranging from a 20 minute one-act to 3 full-length plays—will be performed at this year's festival, which will run Thursday-Sunday, January 19 – 22, 2017.  Each play will be performed once—as a script-in-hand staged reading, providing the actor with the opportunity to develop a character that has never been seen on stage before. Because the works are considered “under Construction," blocking, costumes, and settings will be kept to a minimum. Memorization is not required, although there will be from 3 to 6 rehearsals for each show.


For more information, please email Festival Coordinator Dave Sewell at dndsewell@cox.net



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By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com


Clockwise around Santa (Jesus Limon) are Brian Paradis, Samantha Cormier, Brittany Mazur and Jeremy Vega.

The Gaslight Music Hall's expanded olio format is taking on more of its own identity with the second of these olio-type productions at the new northwest side venue.

“Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” is written, directed and choreographed by Katherine Byrnes.

She has strung together 28 joyfully secular songs of the season, performed by a sunny quintet of singers backed by a bouncy band called the Reindeer Rockers, led by Hurricane Carla Brownlee.

Christmas at the Gaslight is all about celebrating those holiday songs that last forever. The more years we've heard each one of them, the more memories they hold.

The singers are Brittany Mazur, Samantha Cormier, Brian Paradis, Jeremy Vega and Jesus Limon. Paradis does double duty as the Master of Ceremonies.

Developing into a nice Gaslight tradition is the pause half-way through the first act to invite all the children in the audience to come up on stage to do a little performing themselves. A group sing-along is the order of the day, and so is an on-stage photo opportunity.

This being the yuletide time and all, every child receives a bright red Rudolph nose to wear. Parents are encouraged to whip out their smartphone cameras to snap away while the whole gang sings “Jingle Bell Rock.”

At both Gaslight venues there is one iconic figure nearly as important as Santa himself. Of course, that is Elvis. His spirit appears on this stage in a white jump suit sort of affair to sing both “White Christmas' and “Blue Christmas.”

Not to be forgotten is the “Hee-Haw” side of humor represented by an Appalachian section led by Homer and Jethro. Bib overalls and dresses made from cotton feed sack cloth patterns were the fashion.

Limon also got his own spotlight moment and a big festival sombrero to sing “Feliz Navidad.”

A nice touch using the theater's rear-screen projection showed black-and-while photos of World War II era soldiers celebrating Christmas as best they could in a foreign land, set to the song “I'll Be Home For Christmas.”

It is a point of pride in these olio shows also to include some corny jokes – or as they are more professionally known, “one-liners.”

For example, “What do elves do when they get home from school?” “Gnome-work.”

Or, how about this. “What is the difference between a knight and one of Santa's reindeer?”

“The knight can be slayin' a dragon while the reindeer can be draggin' a sleigh.”

“Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” continues through Dec. 23, with performances at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; noon and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road.

Tickets are $19.95 adults; $17.95 students, seniors and military; $9.95 for children age 2-12. For details and reservations, 520-529-1000, or thegaslightmusichall.com




Arizona Repertory Theatre BOGO This Sat for "Born Yesterday"


From: The Gaslight Family [mailto:thegaslighttheatre@qwestoffice.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:13 PM
Subject: Arizona Repertory Theatre BOGO This Sat for "Born Yesterday"


Forwarded from the Gaslight Theatre…



U of A is offering a BOGO ticket for this Saturday's performance of



Click Here to purchase ONLINE!


UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents BORN YESTERDAY by Garson Kanin BOGO Offer for Saturday, December 3, 2016 ONLY!


A Broadway-triumph-turned-Academy Award- winning film, Born Yesterday is a delectably witty, screwball comedy about a corrupt junk dealer named Harry Brock, who tries to get ahead in Washington, D.C. Hoping to bribe a few senators to help him with a crooked business scheme, Harry decides his dim- witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn, needs some tutoring so he can achieve his goal. Harry hires a newspaper reporter to educate his showgirl mistress, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.


Promo Code for Online: BOGOBY for the Dec 3, 7:30pm performance Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of

Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.


Cost/Admission: Regular $28 - BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE TICKET for the Saturday, Dec 3rd performance at 7:30pm! Offer good through Friday, Dec 2nd, 4pm!


For Tickets & Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 12p-4p | M-F | theatre.arizona.edu or tickets.arizona.edu

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



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BOGO for Gaslight Music Hall's "Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas"


From: Gaslight Music Hall [mailto:gaslightmusichall@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:55 AM
Subject: It's A Jazzy Saturday BOGO!

Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! 



It's a Christmas Coupon!


2-for-1 Tickets


"Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas"




Saturday, December 3rd

at  3:00pm

(The 7pm performance is already SOLD OUT)




"Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas"

Cozy up to the fire and get into the spirit of the season with our jazzy tribute to the holidays. Starring stellar vocalists Trisha Ditsworth (Doo-Wop Divas) and Matravius Avent (Christmas with the RatPack), backed by a swinginʼ jazz combo, youʼll be sure to have a "CoolYule" with these holiday hits! 




Call now for your 2 for 1 tickets to Saturday's performance!





  Call (520) 529-1000 and ask for the "Christmas Coupon"*





Share the laughter with Gaslight Gift Cards! Now available for purchase online!

Secure checkout through PayPal.
Gaslight Gift Cards are accepted at The Gaslight Theatre, The Gaslight Music Hall, Little Anthony's Diner, and Grandma Tony's Pizza!




You'll have a great time... we guarantee it!

We take fun very seriously at the Gaslight Music Hall, and we want to make sure you have the time of your life when you walk through our doors. If you're not completely satisfied with your experience, let us know and your next visit is on us. You'll have a great time... we guarantee it!




The Gaslight Music Hall | (520) 529-1000 | www.gaslightmusichall.com



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Tucson Pastorela : 2 for 1 Thursday!!


From: Borderlands Theater [mailto:info@borderlandstheater.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:06 PM
Subject: 2 for 1 Thursday!!


A Tucson Pastorela starts tomorrow night!


Borderlands Theater


2 for 1 tickets for THURSDAY (tomorrow night!!)





A Tucson Pastorela 

By Milta Ortiz and the ghostwriters

Directed by Katherine Monberg

In the Christmas spirit we're offering 2 for 1 tickets for tomorrow night's show!




In person at 4O W. BROADWAY, TUCSON 85701 OR ONLINE: www.borderlandstheater.org   






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The Gaslight Family is NOW HIRING!


From: The Gaslight Family [mailto:thegaslighttheatre@qwestoffice.net]
Reply to: jess.gaslight@gmail.com

Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:01 AM
Subject: Gaslight : The Gaslight Family is NOW HIRING!




The Gaslight Family is NOW HIRING!

Apply to join our excellent team of employees at one of our locations below!

*Seeking upbeat, motivated, and friendly applicants

*We are so thankful to be a successful, growing company in the Tucson and Oro Valley areas and we are looking to expand our team!

TO APPLY - Please email your resume to our HR Director at Jess.Gaslight@gmail.com or stop by at one of the locations in person to fill out an application.

  You will be called for an interview if you fit one of the positions.



The Gaslight Theatre

7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85710

Currently hiring:

Box Office staff

Accounting Book Keeper


Little Anthony's Diner

7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85710

Currently hiring:




The Gaslight Music Hall

13005 N. Oracle Rd.

Oro Valley, AZ 85739

Currently hiring:

Box Office staff



Food Runners


Grandma Tony's Locations

Tucson Locations

Oro Valley Location

Currently hiring:

Pizza Cooks

Pizza Drivers




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The Rogue Theatre presents a staged reading of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, and more...


From: The Rogue Theatre [mailto:rogue@theroguetheatre.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:03 AM
Subject: What's next at The Rogue?

The Rogue Theatre


300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - www.TheRogueTheatre.org 


Rogue actors will be performing a staged reading of George Bernard Shaw's intriguing play about women's roles in Victorian England in Mrs. Warren's Profession this Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. 


George Bernard Shaw was the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since his death, he has regularly been rated as second only to William Shakespeare among English-language dramatists.

People have told us that seeing one of our staged play-readings is as good as seeing a fully produced production of the play--at less than half the price! Tickets are only $15 and are going quickly. Please join us if you can for this one-day-only performance.



Mrs. Warren's Profession  

by George Bernard Shaw 



The moral complexity of prostitution and the evolving role of women in Victorian society

Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón

Sunday December 4th


Tickets are available here 

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053 


With Adam Denoyer, Holly Griffith, Christopher Johnson, Cynthia Meier, David Morden, Roger Owen, and the ever-so-versatile Jake Sorgen on the piano 


   And join us for more plays of 

The Ambruster Playreading Series

at The Rogue
throughout the year! 



A House of Pomegranates 

by Oscar Wilde, adapted to the stage by Christopher Johnson

Three short stories--a murder mystery, a fairy tale, and a Biblical myth--explore both the limitations and resilience of the human soul.

Directed by Christopher Johnson


Sunday February 5, 2017  2:00 P.M.


by Duncan Macmillan

A distinctive, off-kilter love story of two people who wish to have a child but are running out of time.

Directed by David Weynand


Sunday April 2, 2017  2:00 P.M.

Buy tickets online at  www.TheRogueTheatre.org  

 or call 520-551-2053 




And coming soon . . . 

The White Snake
Based on the ancient Chinese tale
of a magical white snake
who comes down the mountain in the form of a woman
to hear the wisdom of humanity
and falls in love with a young man.

January 12 - 29, 2017

Directed by Cynthia Meier
Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen
Puppets by Matt Cotten

For more information on the play,
click here


Featuring Patty Gallagher, Holly Griffith, Ryan Parker Knox, David Weynand, Claire Mannle, Sterling Boynes, Joseph McGrath, Marissa Garcia, Bryn Booth, Grace Kirkpatrick, and David Greenwood as The Moon. With music by Jake Sorgen, Karen Falkenstrom, and Callie Hutchinson. 


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