Sunday, January 21, 2018

PLAIN SPOKEN POWER AT THE ROGUE IN "GRAPES OF WRATH"

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

 

 

photo by Tim Fuller

 

Ma (Cynthia Meier) holds the Joad family together in hard times, Her son Tom (Matt Bowden) does just the opposite.

We remember the film adaptation for “The Grapes of Wrath” with its harsh cinematography of the raw life faced by the Joad family struggling during the Depression and through all their Dust Bowl miseries to reach the promised land of California where there would be jobs and water – only to be met by hardships of a different order.

All of those pitched emotions (if not the cinematography) are present in the Rogue Theatre's sprawling production of the stage adaptation by Frank Galati of John Steinbeck's iconic novel.

True to the Rogue's mission of using very simple stage designs, a nearly bare performance space contains all the action. Half of this space is a turntable about ten feet in diameter, on which is set a long table, a couple of benches and a few seats, with a canvas draped across the top, to become the rickety truck on which the Joads piled all their belongings, family members and a few friends.

The theater piece has a running time of nearly three hours, a cast of 20 actors playing 46 characters who run about filling myriad scenes stretching from Oklahoma's gritty plains to Californian's lawless Hoovervilles teaming with unscrupulous recruiters happy to exploit uneducated drifters willing to become farm workers.

A willingness to work was far more important then the ability to do so. During the Depression many rural families lost their farms. Then with no place to sleep and no urban job skills to gain them employment, these little groups struck out on their own like innocent tribes facing hostile forces.

The ones who got a toe-hold somewhere were immediately better than their peers, Desperation bred contempt. Family members would only trust each other. Basically they were all a bunch of homegrown refugees, kept on the move because none of the respectable folk would let them settle down.

There are no central figures in this story. A few are more prominent than others, but “The Grapes of Wrath” has no counterpart to Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Instead, we are pulled into many facets of struggle, from people too old to travel, like Granma (Molly McKasson) and Granpa (Jay Hornbacher) to the seething of anger of young Tom Joad (Matt Bowdren), incensed by the injustice all around him.

As the play is set up, Act One details the hardships of the Joad family working up the courage to strike out for California, then overcoming the challenges of getting there. David Greenwood and Cynthia Meier as Pa and Ma hold their tuckered little band together, assailed from all sides, clinging to the truck as if it was their life-saving ship on stormy seas...which it was.

Act Two is facing an unwelcoming society that had no work and precious few places to stay for the night. There were so many more workers than jobs, everyone was being exploited and abused by everyone else. Historians tell us Americans were asking if there even was an American spirit anymore.

Much of this questioning connects directly to America's shaken image of itself today. We watch the Joads and we see ourselves, or our parents. We are reminded of our neighbors and our government.

This is the value in seeing the Rogue's production of “The Grapes of Wrath.” We can look into that crystal ball of a stage, see those faces and the indomitable spirit confronting such long odds, and see our own hope for the future.

Performances continue through Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at the Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd.

Tickets are $38. Student rush tickets $15 when available, on sale 15 minutes before curtain. For details and reservations, www.theroguetheatre.org, or 520-551-2053. 

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Something Something Theatre: Discount tickets to A Delicate Ship


                DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Come see A Delicate Ship
for only $15 this weekend:
January 19 - 21
Friday/Saturday at 7:30,
Sunday at 2:00

Use the code word: auden

When you purchase tickets here

info@somethingsomethingtheatre.com
(520) 468-6111


Something Something Theatre, 3202 E. Waverly Street · Tucson, AZ 85716

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Arizona Rose Theatre Dance For Auditions Spring Workshop Intensive

On Jan 16, 2018, at 2:47 PM, Arizona Rose Theatre <azrosetheatre@gmail.com> wrote:
Dance For Auditions Spring Workshop Intensive

Saturday, February 17th

AGES : 14 – ADULT, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Regular Fee: $20

To Register, Call (520)888-0509. You must pre-register to attend

Contact: erin@arizonarosetheatre.com with any questions

This incredible & intense dance workshop will provide any performer
with the technique, skills, and confidence needed to stand out in
the crowd. 

Instructor
Rachael Fornof, an avid theatre lover and performer, is classically trained in ballet, tap, modern ,and jazz, having over 20 years' experience in each discipline. Her list of credits includes: "Legally Blonde", "Spamelot", "Hairspray", "Anything Goes", "Annie Get Your Gun", "Grease", & "Jesus Christ Superstar".

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Arizona Rose Youth Theatre Auditions

On Jan 16, 2018, at 2:45 PM, Arizona Rose Theatre <azrosetheatre@gmail.com> wrote:
Arizona Rose Youth Theatre 
Spring Musical Auditions

Friday, January 19th
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - No appointment needed
At Arizona Rose Theatre In Tucson Mall (Level 1 Near Macy's & The Container Store)

Show Dates: May 4th, 5th, & 6th
Rehearsals begin: Late February (Starting with 1 per week, never to exceed 3 per week)

Contact: erin@arizonarosetheatre.com with any questions

Please Prepare A Song (acapella or digital device to plug in) & Monologue (not to exceed 1 to 2 minutes) 

This classic musical, based on a classic film, is a production young 
performers will not want to miss! They'll love the journey as they sing, 
dance, and act their way over the rainbow & into the land of Oz. 

"Learning Through Application" Show Registration Fees: 
(Due Prior To First Rehearsal - Rehearsals Begin Late February)
Currently Enrolled Students Registration Fee: $80 
Non-Enrolled Registration Fee: $180 








Benefit LaughingStock Show for Habitat for Humanity

On Jan 16, 2018, at 1:34 PM, Dean Steeves <deansteeves@cox.net> wrote:

Join us at The Loft Cinema for Hard Hats and Heels on
Tuesday, February 13th!

Enjoy yummy refreshments and the comedy of local improv group, LaughingStock Comedy Company. You'll also get the chance to meet the Women Build homebuyer - all to benefit Habitat for Humanity Tucson's Women Build program.


Date: February 13, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Tickets: $40/person
(includes refreshments and
1 drink ticket for beer or wine)
Purchase Tickets

All proceeds of this event will benefit the 2018 Habitat Tucson Women Build house, currently under construction.

Please note, The Loft cannot accept Groupons or passes for this event. There will be a cash bar.

Space is limited so hurry and reserve your ticket(s) today!

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please call (520) 326-1217 ext. 211 or email carolyns@habitattucson.org .

About Women Build
The Women Build program is an official Habitat for Humanity International initiative. Women Build challenges and empowers women from all walks of life to help build affordable homes, hope and opportunity for hardworking, local families. Read more...

Women Build Committee
Kristin Almquist, Betsy Bolding, Margaret Maxwell, Linda Seitz, Jeanne Taylor, Ellen Wheeler, Lynne Wood Dusenberry, Cynthia Wasco.

Questions? Please contact us at 520-326-1217 or info@habitattucson.org
   
Habitat for Humanity Tucson, 3501 N. Mountain Avenue, Tucson, AZ


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Re: Borderlands Theater presents Latin Standards

Jan 16, 2018, at 1:05 PM, Sharkey Steib <sharkey@borderlandstheater.org>

Borderlands Theater presents

Latin Standards    

Written/performed by Marga Gomez

Directed by David Schweizer



Steinfeld Warehouse

101 W 6th Street, Tucson, Az 85701


2/14/18 - 7:30 pm ($30) Opening Night Celebration with DJ Humblelianess, Cuban appetizers, and prizes. Meet Marga Gomez!

2/15/18 - 7:30 pm ($16/$22/$27)

2/16/18 - 7:30 pm ($16/$22/$27)

2/17/18 - 7:30 pm ($16/$22/$27)

2/18/18 - 2pm ($16/$22/$27)


"Vibrant....winning heart and humor. Critic's pick!" — The New York Times



In her 12th solo play GLAAD Award winner, Marga Gomez performs the loving, funny and true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Mixing nostalgia, social commentary and comic edge, Gomez portrays herself as a driven adult child of a blustery Cuban showman. As an impractical tribute to his memory, she defies reason and launches a hipster comedy night at "Esta Noche," a doomed Mission district drag club, during the onset of San Francisco's gentrification crisis.



Between vivid portrayals of characters from 1960's Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes steeped in jealousy and obsession. The performance runs 80 minutes with no intermission. For more visit borderlandstheater.org  and margagomez.com


ORDER TICKETS ONLINE: www.borderlandstheater.org

Through the BORDERLANDS THEATER BOX OFFICE AT (520) 882-7406.

Or in person at 151 S Granada, TUCSON 85701.

For handicap accessibility please call the Box Office


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Rescheduled: Storytelling For Plays and Screenplays@ Story Land


From: STORY LAND Tucson <cecily@storylandtucson.com>
Subject: HOWARD ALLEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY
Date: January 15, 2018


RESCHEDULED
STILL ROOM FOR 2 MORE PEOPLE

GREAT STORYTELLING AND DIALOGUE

WITH HOWARD ALLEN

FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 24, 2018

3:00- 5:00 P.M.

8 WEEKS
Storytelling For Plays And Screenplays@ Story Land

******START THE NEW YEAR WITH A (WRITING) BANG!****

WEEKS:
1. Introductions and what Actors and Directors know about Text AND Subtext
Storyteller Analysis and Format handouts to use.

2. Story Structure Structure from the Inside
Good Storytellers—and that includes prose, play and screenplay writers—have a vocabulary to talk about structure. PLUS first 6 minutes of Shakespeare In Love on page and onscreen and Ray Bradbury advice

3. Secret Weapon of Both but Really All Stories, Especially Comedies & Thrillers
Using the story subtext structure of Mrs. Doubtfire, The Fugitive, The Big Sick and others.

4. Explaining is EVIL: Dialogue can work in Wonderful Ways.
We start to discuss your shared 10 page work samples. How to really help fellow writers.

5. Wallace & Gromit Teach Screenwriting
Learn the basics from the Oscar-winning team of Nick Park and Bob Baker at Aardmore Animations who created the wonderful short film A Close Shave.

6. What is a Story Premise that works
Bring a Premise for a story you have written or will write.

7. How your Premise and Log Line works on Classmates and The World
Writers work their Premises to explore what we have learned about Story Structure for all kinds of Dramatic Storytelling.

8. You Tell Me What You Want to Discuss plus Fun Exercises in Character and Genre
More discussion of your Premises but focus on Character and Genre and 21st Century Storytelling.

Howard Allen (thedoc@scriptdoctor.com) has worked for years as a professional actor, playwright, director, screenwriter and literary manager/dramaturg -- as well as a reporter, reviewer and editor in his journalistic career. Because of his skills at ScriptDoctor.com(Rated No. 1 "Cream of the Crop" in a national Survey of Analysts/ Consultants by Creative Screenwriting magazine) and his CoyoteMoon Films (.com), a new production company, his latest work aims to honor and aid the storyteller. Two short films have been produced, Se Habla Espanol and The 3 O'Clock, a comedy by well-known Phoenix playwright Michael Grady. Also look in IMDb for his acting in films Red 71 and The Decoyand as Script Consultant on films The Good Boy and the recent Lions Gate release, The Graves. He continues to do Screenwriting Workshops including 2 for IFP Phoenix. One former student just got $1million on screenplay for his graphic novel, Day Men, to Universal Studios. He has a new screenplay with Kinga Gaspers, Madam Nijinsky, in development in L.A., a new play with Royce Sparks, The Harpie, just released to the marketplace, and with Royce, the brand new Institute For Collaborative Storytelling launched 2015.

As a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild, he performed in LORT B theatres and in movies directed by Michael Landon and others. He won awards for editing, reporting and for reviewing film and theatre at the Tucson Weekly. He won a scholarship to attend the Critics Institute at the prestigious O'Neill Theatre Conference. He has benefited from workshops with August Wilson, Eric Overmyer, Horton Foote, Edit Villareal and others. With an MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from the University of Arizona, he has taught college level courses and workshops in Writing for Film and Television, Film Acting, Art Of Cinema, Theatre History -- as well as Humanities. Credits: co-writer on screenplays "Renaissance," top 10% at Heart of Austin Film Festival and "Line In the Sand" was optioned; His theatre events: directing "I Hate Hamlet," Pinter's "The Birthday Party," London hit "Humble Boy," plus "Mesmeric Mozart," "and "A Beautiful Deception" for Chamber Music PLUS with Robert Picardo and Armin Shimerman.


CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS.
(NOT LIMITED TO MEMBERS- OPEN TO ANYONE)

CONTACT CECILY AT 520-631-4301 OR Cecily@storylandtucson.com for more information.

$165/ 8 weeks

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Independent Film Arizona: February 6th open meeting, Making Movies on a Shoestring

 

From: Independent Film Arizona <news@independentfilmarizona.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:46 PM
Subject: February 6th IFA - Darius

 

Independent Film Arizona

Tucson

 

 

 

Independent Film Arizona

Next Meeting: Feb. 6, 2018 -
7 - 8:30 PM

Make Your Movie -
No Matter What!



Live, In Person, & Hilarious it's
D4Darious
 

NEW Location:

The Jewish Community Center
Multi-Purpose Room - 2nd Floor
3800 East River Road,
Tucson, AZ 85718

 

 

Making Movies on a Shoestring


Learn "Resource Filmmaking" the Darious Britt Method of making movies.  He'll show you how he made a movie for $10. and you can too -- once you learn how to get the most bang for the buck!  Everything from smart scripts, to streamlined production, to crazy online distribution. 

Darious will tell you how he gets eight million views on YouTube and 220,000 subscribers who hang on his every insightful word.  Learn how you can make the most of online distibution sources and opportunities to catapult your film to the stratosphere...or at least more than your mother's sphere.

 

 

 

Presenter:  Darious Britt
D4Darious.com

 

Presenter: Darious Britt


BIO:

Darious Britt is a Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor.

He graduated from the University of Arizona film school in 2012 with a Bachelors in Media Production.  His short film "Seafood Tester" played at four international film festivals including the Oscar qualifying Aspen Shorts Festival in 2012.

Darius created the YouTube channel D4Darious in 2013 and it has since grown to over 220,000 subscribers and over eight million views.  

His first feature film "Unsound" has been on the festival circuit screening at over 20 International film festivals, winning 7 awards, including Best Director at the Pan African Film Festival in 2015.  

He loves telling stories and helping other filmmakers learn the craft to reach their highest potential as storytellers.
 

The Director's Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community. 
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we'll see you there at 7 PM.

Genie Joseph, President
Independent Film Arizona

 

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St. Francis in the Foothills, Adult Education, presents NASTY.

 

 

From: St. Francis Tickets [mailto:stfrancistickets@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:33 PM
Subject: St. Francis in the Foothills, Adult Education, presents NASTY.

 

Please join us for a celebration of activist feminism, featuring a dramatic performance of "NASTY: The Lives of Peggy Guggenheim, Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Nancy Cunard."  A talk back with playwright Germaine Shames and Director Jasmine Roth will follow the play.

 

Place: St. Francis in the Foothills, Community Center, 4625 E. River Rd. (corner of Swan and River Rds)

 

Time: Sunday, Jan. 28th, 10:30 am

 

Admission: FREE (though donations will be gratefully accepted).  Call Ellie with questions, 520-250-8777.

 

"NASTY," selected by the Bridge Initiative for its Bechdel Test Fest, bends time to bring three defiant, determined and damaged anti-heroines into the present where pussy hats have replaced Paris millinery and Sisterhood reigns.

 

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

"HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES" IS HEARTBREAKINGLY SATISFYING

By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

 

photo by Ryan Phillips Fagan


From left, Bananas (Avis Judd), Bunny (Shanna Brock), Corinna (Janet Roby) and Artie (Keith Wick).



Arriving on stage with all the surreal energy of a ttheatrical postcard from the abstract edge of hippie theater in the 1970s, Live Theatre Workshop's sad yet extremely satisfying production of John Guare's “The House of Blue Leaves” gives the second half of Tucson's theater season a boisterous kick-off.

Being the directorial debut of popular Tucson actor Roberto Guajardo makes the artistic achievement even more special as he keeps a cast of 11 players moving through a chaotic story that is either tugging at your heart or clutching at your throat.

“House of Blue Leaves” premiered off-Broadway in 1971, five years after the Summer of Love, the blazing race riots, the bitter anti-war riots, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and that mostly sad news from the Vietnam War itself. Guare's deliberately distorted sense of reality somehow caught the uncertainty of the times themselves.

Artie Shaughnessy (Keith Wick) is a native New Yorker who dreams of being a famous songwriter. He obviously has no talent, but he's too tough to quit. So Artie pays the bills by working as a zookeeper, sort of an urban farm boy.

But Artie's childhood pal Billy (Bob Kovitz) is a successful Hollywood director Artie hopes to lean on for help. After all, he's got Billy's personal phone number.

In the meantime, Artie feels dragged down by his helpless wife Bananas (Avis Judd), severely depressed and addled by the drugs Artie keeps feeding her.

This harsh relationship is exacerbated by the tawdry Bunny (Shanna Brock). She's been Artie's lover for two months, openly insulting to Bananas and committed to promoting Artie's connection with Billie so she can get to Hollywood, too.

All three actors are doing some of their finest work ever in establishing both the hopes and the helplessness of their characters. In the first act all three have stunning monologue scenes directed at the audience.

On the surface, fame seems to be their addiction. But their struggle really is for survival. All three actors can draw us so quickly into their worlds the experience becomes quite compelling.

Painfully sensitive is Judd's creation of Bananas. Somehow, using only the simplest of gestures, she conveys a heart-wrenching complexity in the first act that powers the second act.

Like most of us in the early 1970s, Bananas doesn't know exactly what is going on, but senses she is in really big trouble.

Act Two provides some context as Ronnie (Taylor Rasher) comes home from the Army unexpectedly, just as a trio of befuddled nuns appears on the roof of the adjacent building, hoping to get a better view of the Pope's procession through the city. And if his holy visit from Rome can't save us, what can!

That's the comedy part, and welcomed it is. As the director, Guajardo finds laughter in confusion, optimism in heartbreak and a bright future for his emergence as a director.

“The House of Blue Leaves” runs through Feb. 10 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets are $20, with discounts available. For details and reservations, 327-4242, or livetheatreworkshop.org

 

Tucson High Magnet School Little Theatre presents DISASTER! - special benefit star event

 

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From: Amy & Art Almquist [mailto:amynart@cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:33 AM
Subject:

 

 

DISASTER!, Broadway's Musical Parody of the Disaster Films of the 1970's Returns to Tucson's High Magnet School for a Special One Night Only Star Event

 

"Guaranteed Laughs! A Side-Splittingly Funny Evening of Singing, Dancing and Near-Death Experiences." – Associated Press

 

 

TUCSON, Ariz. – January 8, 2018 – Following the sold out hit production of Tucson High Magnet School's Disaster! last fall, it's back as a special benefit star event for one night only. Broadway co-writer and director Jack Plotnick and SiriusXM Broadway host and three-time Emmy® Award nominee, Seth Rudetsky (who also co-wrote and co-starred on Broadway) will join the Tucson High company onstage for DISASTER! IN CONCERT - A SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY STAR EVENT FEATURING SETH RUDETSKY AND JACK PLOTNICK!  

 

The musical comedy parodies and pays comedic tribute to the genre of 1970's disaster films. "This spoof of catastrophe-themed movies mixed with '70's pop hits gushes with Velveeta as well as laughs, great new talents and savvy jukebox craftsmanship," said the New York Daily News of DISASTER! which was also a New York Times critic's pick and which Variety called "ridiculously funny!"  

 

This special one night only abbreviated "DISASTER! IN CONCERT" cabaret style show production will feature both Rudetsky and Plotnick on stage performing with the students as well as Rudetsky, who's played in the orchestra or conducted more than 15 Broadway musicals, playing piano for the entire show. The production will be directed by Art Almquist, a 22-Year Tucson High veteran, multi-award-winner and People Magazine's Teacher of the Year.

 

The concert/cabaret style production will feature scenes from the full length musical in which a group of glamourous New Yorkers, plus a Nun with a gambling addiction, attends the opening of a floating casino and discotheque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities such as earthquakes, tidal waves and shark attacks echo situations from films like Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure and Jaws. Additionally, the show keeps with a 1970's theme by being a jukebox musical, using the most recognizable and popular songs of the decade as musical numbers including "Knock On Wood," "Hooked On A Feeling," "Sky High," "I Am Woman," "Hot Stuff" and of course "I Will Survive."

 

"I am very excited to be working with the Tucson High Magnet School. I loved doing theater and music when I was in public school and it's an amazing feeling to know that the Broadway show I co-wrote is being done in schools today," said Rudetsky. "Based on the highlight reel I saw, I will be presenting this school and director the very first "Master of Disaster" award for their excellent production of DISASTER! last fall."

 

This one night only production will benefit Tucson High Magnet School's theater arts program. These funds will be a major help to the school which needs arts funding.

 

"A couple of weeks after we closed, I couldn't get the show out of my head," stated Almquist. "I wrote Seth and floated the idea of a summer remount, and he suggested instead that we do the show on January 26, but with him playing for us!"

"I am absolutely stunned by the generosity shown by Seth Rudetsky, Jack Plotnick, and Music Theatre International who is waiving all fees to make this benefit happen," continued Almquist."  It will help us continue to bring the magic of theatre to hundreds of students every year."

 

DETAILS:

 

Date: Friday, January 26. 7:00 PM. 

 

Location: Tucson High Magnet School Little Theatre. 400 N 2nd Avenue. Tucson, AZ. 85705.  The Little Theatre is in the basement of the Main building. Parking is available south of the school, on the southwest corner of Euclid and 8th street. 

 

Ticket prices: 

Show and Reception - $75.00

Show only - $40.00

 

Tickets can be purchased online at http://our.show/thms/littletheatre

Questions/Info?  (520) 225-5326

# # #

Media Contact:

David Beckwith

323-632-3277

david@thebeckwithcompany.com

 

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Roadrunner Theatre Company presents Sex Please, We’re Sixty

 

From: Roadrunner Theatre Company [mailto:roadrunnertheatre@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:50 AM
Subject: Roadrunner Show

 

Roadrunner Theatre Company

presents

Sex Please, We're Sixty

by Michael Parker and Susan Parker

January 12 to February 4, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

Roadrunner Theater, 8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson

Directed by Michael F. Woodson

and Starring

Arthur G. Lohman, Laurie Rein, Gail Rosen,

Ina Shivack, Kimberly Swanson, and David Zinke

Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Garden Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her elderly next-door neighbor, Bud Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed an untested blue pill called Venusia to increase the libido of menopausal women. When you add the guest list of three older women (one of which has agreed to test Henry's new pill), a bottle of Viagra (which looks very similar to Venusia), and Bud's attempts to entertain all three women the same evening; the fun begins! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions. And the men? Well, let's just say that you can teach old dogs new tricks.

"If you need a rollicking good time filled with laughter, this is a must-see play."

- The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas

TICKETS:

$20 General Admission; $18 Students/Seniors; $15 Military/Groups 10 or more

Purchase your tickets at sexplease.brownpapertickets.com

or call 520-207-2491 for reservations

 


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players auditions, "Exit Laughing"

 

From: Susan Ford [mailto:golfkittylady@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 8:13 PM
Subject: Publicity release for "Exit Laughing" auditions

 

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players will hold auditions for the third show of their 2017 -2018 season, “Exit Laughing”  by Paul Elliot which will be directed by Susan Ford. Diana Ouradnik will be the assistant director. 

 

Auditions are Sunday, January 28 6:30-8pm and Tuesday, January 30   6:30-8pm at the Community Performance and Art Center on Continental Road in Green Valley, one mile west of I-19.  Auditions will be in the dance studio rehearsal hall near the CPAC office. 

 

There are roles for four women, twenties to sixties, and one man, twenties.  Accents: Southern and American. Cold readings from the play will be heard.

 

Those interested in doing backstage work should also attend. For information, e-mail the director: golfkittylady@gmail.com

 

Performances will be April 6-8  and April 12-14. “Exit Laughing” is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

 

 Santa Cruz Shoestring Players is a community theater and proud member of AACT. 

 

 

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Gaslight Music Hall: MUSICAL THEATRE AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CAMP FOR KIDS!

 

From: gaslightmusichall@gmail.com
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 2:54 PM
Subject: MUSICAL THEATRE AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CAMP FOR KIDS!

 

Welcome to the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL THEATRE CAMP FOR KIDS! 

At The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE KIDS CAMP AT THE GASLIGHT MUSIC HALL

for ages 7-15

February 6th-April 5th

(no class March 20th or 22nd)

Tuesday and Thursday 4-6pm

Showcase 6pm April 5th

$450 for 8 weeks

 

Have you ever wanted to perform on the Gaslight stage? Here is your chance! We are excited to announce our next kids camp at the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! This next semester we will be putting on a Musical spectacular, in which we will focus on skills in acting, singing and dancing! Come join the fun as we learn exciting choreography and create fully realized characters for the stage with Kids Camp Director, Samantha Cormier. Also, with Lisa Otey as Musical Director, not only will you learn fun and challenging music, you get specialized attention to improve your singing and vocal abilities. Email GaslightMHKidscamp@gmail.com to sign up or answer any questions. Can't wait to see you on stage!

 

The Gaslight Theatre

13005 N. Oracle Rd.

Oro Valley, AZ 85739

Box office: #520-529-1000

 

 

 

 

 COMING SOON! 

To The Gaslight Music Hall

 

 

 

Book right away to reserve your favorite seats!

 

 

 

 

DANCE PARTY"ALL RIGHT NOW**RILLITO RIVER BAND** 

1/12/18, Purchase



TAKE IT EASY - A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES 

1/13/18 Purchase

 

MENOPAUSE! THE MUSICAL 

1/16/2018-1/28/2018 Purchase

 

VISIONS OF FLEETWOOD MAC*MIRAGE* 

1/20/2018 Purchase

 

CLASS OF '68 

1/27/2018 Purchase

 

MURDER IN PARADISE*MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR KIDS* 

1/29/18-3/26/18 Purchase

 

DUELING PIANOS 

2/1/18 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY *FOOTLOOSE *80'S & GENTLEMEN 

2/2/18 Purchase

 

ULTIMATE STONES SHOW 

2/3/2018 Purchase

 

THE HEE HAW COUNTRY WESTERN REVUE 

2/7/1/-4/8/18 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY"ALL RIGHT NOW**RILLITO RIVER BAND** 

2/9/18 Purchase

 

A STAR IS BORN*STREISAND TRIBUTE* 

2/10/2018 Purchase

 

SPOUSE WHISPERER*MARK CORDES* 

2/11/2018 Purchase

 

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION* WILDCAT JAZZ BAND 

2/13/2018 Purchase

 

MY FUNNY VALENTINE*A ROMANTIC EVENING* 

2/14/18 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY*I LOVE ROCK N ROLL* ROADHOUSE 

2/16/18 Purchase

 

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE*JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW EXPERI 

2/17/2018 Purchase

 

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY *MANHATTAN DOLLS* 

2/18/2018 Purchase

 

BLUEGRASS BONANZA 

2/20/2018 Purchase

 

DAVE STAMEY WESTERN HALL OF FAMER 

2/21/18 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY *MUSIC FOR THE SOUL*GEORGE HOWARD MO 

2/23/2018 Purchase

 

BYE BYE LOVE / EVERLY BROTHERS TRIBUTE*LSP* 

2/24/2018 Purchase

 

HOW THE WEST WAS SUNG*JONI HARMS* 

2/25/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY *FOOTLOOSE *80'S & GENTLEMEN 

3/2/2018 Purchase

 

THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND** DAVID FANNING** 

3/3/2018 Purchase

 

WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' 

3/4/2018 Purchase

 

HOT BLUES TUESDAY 

3/6/2018 Purchase

 

DUELING PIANOS 

3/7/18 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY*OLD TIME ROCK N ROLL WITH HEARTBEAT 

3/9/18 Purchase

 

RAVE ON *BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTE* 

3/10/2018 Purchase

 

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE*TED VIGIL* 

3/11/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY *MUSIC FOR THE SOUL*GEORGE HOWARD MO 

3/16/18 Purchase

 

DOWN ON THE CORNER-THE BEST OF CCR 

3/17/2018 Purchase

 

THE GREAT COMEDIANS *BRAD ZINN* 

3/18/18 Purchase

 

BLUEGRASS BONANZA 

3/20/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY*ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE* VINYLTAP 

3/23/18 Purchase

 

LEGENDARY LADIES OF SOUL 

3/24/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY*ROCKABILLY RIOT* ANDY SEE 

3/30/2018 Purchase

 

STRAIT COUNTRY *KEVIN STERNER* 

3/31/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY"ALL RIGHT NOW**RILLITO RIVER BAND** 

4/13/18 Purchase

 

THE LOVE ZONE*THE FLOATERS* 

4/14/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY *MUSIC FOR THE SOUL*GEORGE HOWARD MO 

4/20/18 Purchase

 

THE DESERT TENORS 

4/21/2018 Purchase

 

DANCE PARTY*DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'*THE GRIND 

4/27/2018 Purchase

 

CINCO DE MAYO*MARIACHI CONCERT* 

5/2/2018 Purchase

 

BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW 

5/26/2018 Purchase

 

THE MUSIC OF THE BLUES BROTHERS 

7/14/2018 Purchase

 

MACDOUGAL ST. WEST*PETER, PAUL & MARY TRIBUTE* 

7/29/2018 Purchase

 

JOVERT STEEL BAND 

11/4/18 Purchase

 

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