Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tucson: Casting Call, "The Go Game", paid

Actors Wanted, February 24th, 1:30 - 4:30 PM (Trail Dust Town)

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Date: 2009-01-30, 3:54PM MST

Hello, actors!

The Go Game ( is coming to Tucson on Tuesday, February 24, and we're looking for enthusiastic, outgoing actors to participate in our event. The Go Game is a high-tech urban adventure scavenger hunt, and part of the game includes finding and interacting with real people - and that's where you come in. The roles are lots of fun, and come in many varieties - street performer, jilted bride, Batman - you name it.

We have a game in Tucson's Trail Dust Town ( between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM, and the pay is $60 for those three hours of fun. If you're available, please follow these two steps:

1. Fill out our simple online application here:  
Please remember to include suit/dress/costume sizes, any special skills or talents you have, and any costumes you currently own. We'll use this application to decide which actors to cast, so please fill it out as thoroughly as possible.

2. Respond to this posting with an email that includes your name and confirmation that you've ALREADY filled out the online application! Easy as pie.

Go Game Headquarters


  • Location: Trail Dust Town
  • Compensation: $60
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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Friday, January 30, 2009



Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:04 AM


The ACTORS’ WORKSHOP is now accepting students for its mid-winter term.


Classes are on Wednesday evenings:   from  6:30 to 9:00pm.


Beginning on February 11th  and running for 8 weeks, ending on April 1st.


Cost:  $185.   Pre-registration required.   Class size limited for optimum creativity.


All levels welcome…..only requirement is a sincere desire to grow as an Artist and as a Humane Being.


PHONE:     520 – 575-9244   Daytime only…..please, no evening calls.



The ACTORS’ WORKSHOP is taught by EMILY ROSALIND CHAMBERLAIN…  SAG/AFTRA…who has over 100 National Credits in performance.  This classically trained actress has won many awards not only for Stage, but also for work in Film, which has spanned 30 years.  She is no stranger behind the camera and has made her own Indy Film, The Victor that was acknowledged by The American Film Institute.



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Tucson: Actor's Gymnasium

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From: David Greenwood []
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 9:33 AM
Subject: Actor's Gymnasium

Reminder: Actor's Gymnasiun eight-week workshop series continues Saturday,
January 31st with Session Two, "Awareness and Sensitivity of the Body and
the Environment." Sessions are held at Prescott College Tucson Center, 2233
E. Speedway Blvd. from 2 - 4 p.m. Sessions are free for all interested
Actors, Directors, and Theatre personnel. Please be prompt as sessions
begin precisely at 2 p.m. For more information on the full eight week
schedule please contact David Greenwood at or via
phone at (520) 591-2476.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tucson: OPEN CALL for ACTORS - 18th Annual New Play Festival



From: Kelly Hardesty []
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:56 AM


Old Pueblo Playwrights’ 18th Annual New Play Festival
Monday, February 9
6:00 p.m. 
Rehearsal Hall, Temple of Music & Art
330 S. Scott Avenue
Please bring a one-minute monolog.
Actors of all ages and types are encouraged to audition.
Pre-registration encouraged.  For more information
contact Dawn Sellers, Festival Coordinator,
at or 615 - 5135.



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Tucson: ticket discount for Seasons of Love

From: Melanie David []
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:11 AM

For Immediate Release

Contact Information:                   Melanie David

                                                    (520) 742-9079



RE:                3 DAYS LEFT TO SAVE $2 OFF EACH ADULT,





Purchase an adult or senior/student dessert & show ticket by Feb. 1 and save $2 per ticket!  Dessert AND Show for only $18, $16 for seniors/students (11-17 yrs).

Waypoint Theatre Company, southern Arizona’s faith-based live theatre organization,

is serving up generous portions of laughter and romance with SEASONS OF LOVE

a delicious dessert theatre sprinkled with love and music to stir the soul!  Five performances only Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 15 at Waypoint’s new performing venue at Atria Bell Court Garden’s Academy Hall, northeast of St. Joseph’s Medical Center- 6653 E. Carondelet.


Sketches include Anton Chekhov’s THE  PROPOSAL about a hypochondriac who tries to muster up courage to propose to the lady of his dreams; TONIGHT’S THE NITE takes a positive peek into teen love; LOVE, OCTOGENARIAN STYLE explores the father/son relationship when the elder widower seeks his son’s wedding blessing.  Two additional sketches are taken from Robert Fulghum’s best selling novel, All I Really Know I Learned In Kindergarten with MOTB (Mother Of The Bride)- a hilarious retrospective take on one wedding gone terribly awry and CHRISTMAS/VALENTINE’S DAY- a heartwarming story of sweet love remembered as recalled from the wife of an Alzheimer’s victim.  Featured soloists will be performing in between sketches with romantic favorites, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Unforgettable“, Gimme, Gimme” and others.


Forty-five minutes prior to the performance, three different mini-gourmet cheesecake slices will be served with coffee, a glass of sparking cider with premium round table seating.  Premium seating is limited.


Raffle tickets for a Romantic Vacation Get-Away for Two will be available prior to and after the show for $5 each, or 5 for $20 with choices of hotels and locations. See website for details.


Dessert and Performance:  $20 Adults        $18 Seniors/Military/Students (11-17 yrs)

                                              $15 for Groups of 10 or more   $15 Youth (5-10 yrs)

Performance Only:              $10 per person (any age)


Order tickets by calling (520) 616-8584 by February 1 and receive $2.00 off each Adult or Senior/Military Ticket. 


Dessert served at 6:45pm with show at 7:30pm – Thu., Fri., and Saturday evenings

Doors open 15 minutes prior (e.g.: 6:30pm for dessert and 7:15p for show)
Dessert served at  1:15pm with show at 2pm- Saturday and Sunday matinees

Doors open 15 minutes prior (e.g.: 1pm for dessert and 1:45p for show)


For more information, visit the company’s website at

Or call the information hot line at (520) 616-8584.  Waypoint Theatre Company is

a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.


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Tucson: ATC Presents The Acting Company's KING HENRY V


From: Jessikah Haselhorst []
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:48 AM

King Henry V plays in Phoenix March 26-29 and in Tucson April 2-5.


Interesting tidbits from the PR department at Arizona Theatre Company

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein and discuss King Henry V. ATC is presenting this Shakespearean History play, produced by The Acting Company and The Guthrie Theater. David recently saw this production and was able to share some great information with me:


  • The set is a “unit set,” and it is very industrial with two levels.
  • There are 12 actors playing 40 parts, and the show is directed by Davis McCallum.
  • The show is very theatrical and features extremely dramatic staging, lighting and sound (which David compared to our production elements in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)


For more information about King Henry V, you can visit

CLICK HERE to access production images suitable for print.

CLICK HERE to view a video clip in which Michael Amendt discusses his work in King Henry V.  


King Henry V plays in Phoenix March 26-29 and in Tucson April 2-5.



Jessikah Haselhorst

Marketing & Public Relations Assistant

Arizona Theatre Company

520.884.8210 x8205


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tucson: Auditions Notice for Redondo Music Theatre's Damn Yankees



From: []
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:54 PM
Subject: Auditions Notice for Redondo Music Theatre's Damn Yankees



Auditions announced for Redondo Music Theatre's





Open "drop in" auditions for RMT's March production of DAMN YANKEES are set for Tuesday, Wednesday, Feb. 10 & 11, from 7-9:30pm, at the Rosemont Community Church, 5005 E. Winsett Blvd. (It's south of Broadway off Rosemont.)  Callbacks are Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7pm.  Ample off-street parking is available.  We will be rehearsing at the same location.




The three performances are March 20, 21st at 7:30pm and the 22nd at 2pm in the TCC Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Court.  Rehearsals begin Sunday, Feb. 15th and continue Sundays through Fridays.  No Saturdays.  Sunday rehearsals are from l-8 pm, with an hour dinner break.  Weeknights are 7-10pm. Rehearsal times will not use all actors each night until moving into the theatre Monday, March 16th. 


Roles needed are:             

  Joe & Meg Boyd- An older couple.  He's a baseball fanatic.

  Mr. Applegate-The Devil in disguise.  A great fun role.

  Sister & Doris- Two somewhat "dizzy" friends of Meg.

  Joe Hardy- The younger incarnation of Joe Boyd—the savior of the ball team.

  Gloria Thorpe- The newspaper reporter who investigates too much.

  Lola- The "vamp" who nearly upsets the apple cart.  Sexy (oh yeah!)

  Van Buren- The coach.  He sings "Heart".

  Mr. Welch (owner of the team); Baseball Commissioner; Postmaster- Older. No singing.

  Baseball Players- Wide assortment of men.  Young to older.  All sing/some dance.

  Their Women- Wives, girlfriends.  All ages, types, etc.  All sing/some dance.

  Teenagers- Girls and Boys.  Some singing/dancing.

  THERE IS SOME DOUBLING OF PLAYERS/WOMEN.  All ethnicities encouraged.


Bring sheet music in your key (NO ROCK) preferably not from the show, photo and resume—unless already in our files.


Looking forward to seeing you there and doing a great show!



                                                                   Hal Hundley, Producer/Director


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Tucson: Studio Connections Presents "Once Upon a Mattress"



From: []
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:49 AM
Subject: Studio Connections Presents Once Upon a Mattress Beginning Thursday February 19, 2009!


For Immediate Release                                            Contact: Elizabeth Ringlee

                                                                                    520 437 2028




Studio Connections Presents Once Upon A Mattress, Thursday February 19th

Tucson, AZ; January 26, 2009
– Following on the success of The Dining Room, Studio Connections is pleased to present
Once Upon A Mattress the hysterical story of Prince Dauntless the Drab and his quest to nab a wife!  

Join Director Robert Encila, and his da Vinci Players, for a hilarious rendition of this Tony award winning play based
on the timeless classic – The Princess and the Pea. 

Hark at the call of trumpets as Sir Harry, whose girlfriend Lady Larken has a very compelling reason to wed, plays matchmaker
and presents Princess Winnifred the Woebegone to the royal court!  Tag along and watch as "Fred" struggles to complete the
intricate tests set down by her nemesis, Queen Aggravaine, an oedipal nightmare of a woman intent on derailing a royal marriage.

Written by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller, with a musical score by Mary Rogers, Once Upon a Mattress
promises to delight with its clever servants, quirky lovers, and riotous songs.


Dates and Show times: 


Preview Performance:            Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7.30pm

Evening Performances:           February 20 & 21@ 7.30pm

                                                 February 27 & 28 @ 7.30pm

Matinee Performances:          February 22nd and March 1st @ 2.00pm


Tickets are available through or by phone at 520 731 1 559; $22.00 for adults; $17.00 for students,
seniors, and military.




Teaching leadership through the Arts

Studio Connections...a not-for-profit organization



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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tucson: Extreme Home Makeover extras needed



Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:27 PM
Subject: [IFASA] Extreme Home Makeover extras needed


“Extreme Home Makeover” is looking for extras to play “paparrazi” for a gag segment as part of an episode they are currently shooting in Tucson.


You must be over 18. You will be posing as photographers shooting a fashion shoot of construction workers so you will need to bring a camera with a flash. Extras will need to be “on set” at 6pm on January 28th. All participants with the show are volunteer and not compensated. This for the benefit for the family’s little girl.


Please send an email to to commit and receive address and staging area.


Alan Williams

Organized Chaos Productions, LLC


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Tucson: Open Call for IRISH STORYTELLING


From: Steven Dunn []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:38 PM
Subject: Posting a call




I R I S H    S T O R Y T E L L I N G

Saturday, February 28th   5:00pm-7:00pm


201 N. Court



The IRISH have never been known to be shy or keep their opinions to themselves- so JOIN NOW!!!


If you are interested in sharing your personal story, poetry, or even just jokes that have an IRISH twist please contact Steve Dunn at  for information. 622-8848


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Tucson: Casting Call - Short Western Film - paid

Additional Casting Short Western Film - Loop Rawlins Productions

Loop Rawlins Productions are casting an additional role for their upcoming western short film. This is an independent western drama/action film. The production company, LRP has won 5 national Western Arts awards.

Actor needed:

FEMALE - late 30's or early 40's

Audition date and time: By Appointment Only!

Please email headshot and resume to:

You can watch a preview at:

Audition/Shoot location: Tucson
Shoot schedule: March, 2009 - must be available for 4 days of filming


Pay: $100 (for the entire shoot), plus credit and meals
_________________ - Arizona Film & Production Resources

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Tucson: Casting Call - Indie Comedy Feature - principal and feature roles, crew and extras


From: Shawnie Desmond []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 5:47 PM
Subject: Fw: Casting Call


Independent Film producer looking for principal and feature roles, crew and extras. 


We will be shooting feature length comedy in March and April and will be holding a casting call at Access Tucson, main conference room on February 7 from 12 noon-3pm and 4pm-6pm.  If you are interested in a speaking part, please submit headshot and resume, so that we may schedule an appointment.  If you are interested in an extra part, please feel free to stop by.  For all crew submissions, please submit resume and or contact information, so that we may set up an appointment, not to be held on February 6.


Principal Role:


Stephan-Male (can play 20-30).  Tall, slender, attractive.  Character is responsible, business, oriented, and very stable. 


Renee: Female, prefer brunette, attractive (can play mid to late 20's).  Strong, smart, and witty.


Brandon: Male, (can play late 20's, early thirties) nice build, attractive, outgoing, confident.



Feature Roles:


Tommy: male, early twenties, attractive, “fraternity” looks. 


Lorraine: late thirty, “secretarial” look. 


Jeff: Male, early twenties, drunken frat brother.


Nurse: any age, plain appearance.





Compensation: No pay.  Credit, DVD of film, and wide exposure.


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Tucson: Wardrobe Asst. - paid

Wardrobe Asst. (Tucson)

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Date: 2009-01-27, 3:27AM MST

Looking for Wardrobe Assist for upcoming commercial style shoot.

Must be able to work quickly, be detailed and have good ideas about wardrobe that define and distinguish a character. Costume experience a plus.

Good attitude a must!

Rate $150 day


  • Location: Tucson
  • it's ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: $150 per day


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Tucson: C.A.S.T. Clean and Sober Theatre is looking for Supporting Actors!

C.A.S.T. Clean and Sober Theatre is looking for Supporting Actors! (Tucson)

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Date: 2009-01-26, 1:36PM MST

C.A.S.T. Clean and Sober Theatre is looking for actors who appear to be in the 18-30 age range. They would be playing various supporting roles in the C.A.S.T. productions that tour throughout Arizona. Rehearsals begin immediately for production season that runs February-June 2009. Submit headshot and resume, or respond for further information. C.A.S.T is a prevention and education program of Compass Behavioral Health Care, Tucson, AZ.

  • Location: Tucson
  • Compensation: CAST Supporting Actors receive a stipend on a per show basis.
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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Tucson: Casting Call - 'GUIDO SUPERSTAR' A feature film - PAID

Final casting - Feature Film (Tucson)

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Date: 2009-01-26, 3:19PM MST

'GUIDO SUPERSTAR' A feature film, is casting final roles and going out of the box to look. This feature is based on the YouTube short 'Guido Superstar' from the filmmakers of SHUT UP AND SHOOT! Please submit all ethnicities, male and female.


  • Location: Tucson
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: Union


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Tucson: Casting Call - HISPANIC GIRL ages 6-9 for FEATURE FILM scene

Note: Parental consent and involvement is always advised when casting for minors.  –

NEED Hispanic Girl ages 6-9 for FILM (TUCSON or surrounding area)

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Date: 2009-01-26, 8:00PM MST

We are shooting a feature length film and need a young Hispanic or Native American little girl aged from 6-9, must be comfortable in front of camera and with a bird. Very beautiful scene with Lead actor. This film has already been accepted into a major film festival and this is a great opportunity to build up a young actress' resume. COPY/CREDIT/MEALS
Will shoot Thurs/Fri


  • Location: TUCSON or surrounding area
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay


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Tucson: Stories that Soar! production at Homer Davis Elementary


From: Karen Hanshaw []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:27 PM
Subject: Stories that Soar!



Stories that Soar!





Children’s imaginations run free and ideas flow with         Stories that Soar!!

On Friday, February 13th, Stories that Soar! will return to Homer Davis Elementary for the 7th time. Be prepared to see a wildly entertaining show that may include a teacher pizza eating contest with a $100,000,000 grand prize, visions of a “perfect” classroom or a wacky world of geometric shapes.


The performances are interpreted directly from the children’s original stories through music, dance, acrobatics, drama, comedy and more. Since these students have written for the Magic Box every year since Kindergarten and have “grown up” with Stories that Soar!, they have become more creative, imaginative and playful over the years as they come to truly understand the power of their writing. We have also established a strong relationship with teachers and administrators who embrace the program by encouraging creative writing for the Magic Box without imposing the typical grading constraints.


Through their involvement with Stories that Soar!, children understand that their ideas have the power to make change. Our process involves having them write down their original ideas in a format that can be shared with others. Our professional actors then develop the stories into something that teaches, entertains and positively impacts the entire school community. The children understand the connection between their stories and the performance they see, and that they all have this power, regardless of age, race, physical or academic ability.


This performance has been made possible by the Flowing Wells School District, and by the generosity of STS! grant funders: Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Target Foundation and the Stocker Foundation.


To witness the magic of a live Stories that Soar! production, please join us Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 8:15 a.m. at Homer Davis Elementary School, located at 4250 N. Romero Road.


Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come see this show as long as they check in at the office.  For more information, please visit


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Tucson: Arts Action Alert


From: Az Action for the Arts []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:14 PM
Subject: Arts Action Alert


Arts Action Alert

Contact your Elected Officials Today!





Jan 27, 2009 - Arizona Action for the Arts has been actively working with legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle to protect the Arizona Commission on the Arts' budget.


Today, we learned of a potentially devastating proposal to cut all state funding for the Arts Commission; Arizona ArtShare (the statewide arts endowment) and the Arts Trust Fund. This proposal threatens an already vulnerable nonprofit arts industry serving citizens in every Arizona community. If state funding for the arts is completely cut, we also lose our annual federal match and eligibility for federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The net effect: decimating the nonprofit arts industry that provides quality programming, educates our young people, brings tourism dollars into our state, creates jobs, generates taxes and encourages spending.


The Arizona Commission on the Arts has distinguished itself by working with leadership in making appropriate and reasonable reductions to its budget for 2008 and 2009 thus far. By continuing to work with legislative leadership, we hope to ensure that reductions to our funding would have the least impact in our communities and keep the arts industry in a position to be a part of the economic recovery.



At this time, it is most appropriate to send a PERSONAL message to your Legislators by CALLING or WRITING (preferred), or by emailing them to let them know that:

  • The Arizona Commission on the Arts is willing to do its fair share to help solve the budget crisis and that any proposal to eliminate all state funding would be short-sighted and unfair in this current crisis which will pass over time.
  • Given the small size of the total arts budget compared to the state's fiscal problems, eliminating the Commission would be draconian and would severely disable programs and services the arts industry provides for Arizona citizens.
  • A current analysis of nonprofit arts organizations statewide shows an already-stressed sector with 84% experiencing decreased contributions, more than half already having cut program and more than one-third instituting hiring freezes or starting layoffs.
  • Eliminating public funding for the arts will have a devastating impact on thousands of Arizonans who make their livings, pay their taxes, contribute to the well being of Arizona through the arts and make Arizona a great place to live.
  • The arts and creative industries in Arizona, which include 10,590 small businesses, employ more than 46,000 people. (ref: AFTA Creative Industries report)


Stay tuned for future alerts and messages.  We are very early in the Legislative session.


For additional information, please look at the new publication, Building Public Value for the Arts in Arizona: Advocacy, Promotion and Audience Engagement 



SIGN UP FOR ARTS CONGRESS TODAY! (Monday February 2nd)Your opportunity to personally talk with your Legislators is coming up next Monday - Click here to Register Today




1.At this time a personal phone call or handwritten message is best! These communications carry much more weight with elected officials who are being overburdened with hundreds of emails from every cause imaginable this session. Click here to find phone numbers and addresses.

2.If your only alternative is to send an email message, create your own - again, "stock" email messages are proving less effective.  Here are some good TIPS for writing your personalized email message:

 a.Your subject line should be simple, for example:  "Message from a Constituent" or  "Please consider my request" or "Special request" or something creative that will stand  out from other subject lines - possibly more personalized, ie: "Senator Jones - I have a  request. "

 b.Keep your message SHORT.  Get right to the point, the shorter the better - no more  than 200 words (one paragraph).

 c.Be sure to say WHO you are, WHERE you live and try to share one PERSONAL  story as to why you believe in the work of the Arts Commission or what impact drastic  cuts would have on you, your family, your neighborhood or community.

 d.Use one or two facts only from this alert.

 e.Ask that they be "fair" to the arts when considering budget reductions this year.

 f.Thank them for their service, or their time.

 g.Tell them you look forward to seeing them at Arts Congress on Monday, 2/2



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Tucson: PCC Theatre Arts presents "Footloose"



From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:09 AM
Subject: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - Footloose 80s Night! - Feb. 26


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709-0140
Todd Poelstra, theatre faculty

Mickey Nugent, theatre arts faculty
520-661-8052 (cell phone)

January 27, 2009

Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents “Footloose,” the high-energy musical with electrifying dance routines set to 80’s rock

What:  PCC Theatre Arts presents the musical “Footloose”
PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
When: February 25-March 8, 2009, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. (Preview performance on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.)
Opening celebration - 80s Night! Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Come in 80’s attire. ASL interpreters available March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Open to the public. General seating. $18 with discounts available for preview night, groups, students, seniors and PCC affiliates.
Photo call: February 10 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre
Box office: 520-206-6986, - box office hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance
Tucson, Arizona--PCC Theatre Arts cuts loose and brings back all the over-the-top fun of the 80s with its exuberant spring production, “Footloose,” February 25 through March 8. The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1998, was adapted for stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Footloose is brought to the Pima stage by the collaborative efforts of the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent and David Waggoner, and an incredibly talented group of student actors, dancers, singers and musicians. A preview performance of “Footloose” on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. will begin the show’s two-week run. An opening celebration, 80s Night!, is planned for February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed in 80s attire and hair styles. Prizes will be given. Sign language interpreters will be available for the Wednesday, March 4 performance.

“Footloose,” based on one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory, bursts onto the live stage with the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score. The soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and included Holding Out For a Hero, Let’s Hear it For the Boy, Almost Paradise, On Any Sunday, I Can’t Stand Still, and of course, Footloose. The story follows a teen from Chicago (Ren) forced to move with his mother to a puritanical small town after his father abandons the family. He is outraged to discover that the local preacher has strictly forbidden dancing. The reverend’s daughter (Ariel) captures Ren’s heart as they connect over love, loss and frustrations with their lives. Together they lead the youth to protest the anti-dancing law. With tenacity and clever use of the Bible, Ren takes on the preacher and brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy.

“Footloose,” the seventh musical production directed by Poelstra, Nugent and Waggoner; taps into the choreography skills of Nugent, musical direction of Waggoner and the experience of pit orchestra conductor Dr. Mark Nelson. According to Poelstra, “We have more talent packed on this stage than we’ve ever seen. It’s going to be a powerhouse of energy. It’s beyond high energy—it’s explosive”! Footloose will entertain the young and those who remember what it is like to be young. It’s almost paradise
The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). Tickets are $18 with discounts available. For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or <> .

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A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Mickey Nugent is available for interviews. Call 520-661-8052 (cell phone) or e-mail

Please run in print and online through March 6, 2009.


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Tucson: Top Hat Theatre Club presents The Royal Family

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From: []
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:47 AM

Top Hat Theatre Club
3110 East Fort Lowell Tucson, Arizona 85716
(520) 326-6800

For Release

Jan 27 2009
Contact: James or Elizabeth Gooden 520-326-6800
Web page:

The Royal Family
By Kaufman & Ferber

Valentine's Day, Feb 14: ½ price for unreserved seats

Performance Schedule:
Friday, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00

OPENS: Feb 14
Closing: March 22

Plot: From the pen of American Master of comedy, George S. Kaufman along with his collaborator, Edna Ferber: The Cavendish Family has reigned on the Broadway stage for three generations. But Tony's outrageous behavior and Gwen's defection from the family to the altar threaten to dethrone the famous acting clan.


Fanny: Lois Lederman
Julie: Nell Summers
Tony: James Gooden
Gwen: Danielle Shirar
Wolfe: Bruce Bieszki
Kitty & Dean: Don & Jodi Holliday
Perry: Jacob Brown
Gil: Paul Hammack
Jo: Rhonda Whatley

Production Staff:
Director: Drew Kallen
Set Design: James Gooden
Costume Design: Elizabeth Gooden & Nell Summers

Top Hat's intimate performance space is located at the South East corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club and is dedicated to presenting fun and entertaining theatre.

Students, seniors and military: 15.00
Regular tickets: 16.00
Groups of 10 or more: 12.00 per person
Children twelve and under: 8.00
Valentine's Day, Feb 14: ½ Price (for unreserved seats)
Pay What You Can Night (for unreserved seats): Feb 20

Reservations: 520-326-6800

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tucson: Desert Voices' Annual Cabaret


Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:40 AM
Subject: Desert Voices Press Release


For Immediate Release



Lisa Otey & Diane Van Deurzen to Guest Star at Desert Voices Fundraiser



Tucson performing legend, Lisa Otey and fellow Desert Diva, Diane Van Deurzen will make a special guest appearance at Desert Voices’ Annual Cabaret and Silent Auction, February 7th at the Historic Y, 300 E. University, Tucson.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for, “In the Basement”, a risqué, slightly bawdy and thoroughly entertaining musical comedy event.


In celebration of their 20th season, Desert Voices has invited some of Tucson’s best performing luminaries to share the stage for 2008-2009.


Lisa Otey, described by the Arizona Daily Star as a blues/jazz diva extraordinaire, has won many awards for her progressive blues style including 2001 Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, 2001-2004 Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2000 Arizona Composer of the Year, 1998 Arizona Blues Showdown winner, 1997 TAMMIES Musician of the Year and Best Local Performing Artist of 2007.


Diane Van Deurzen’s debut CD, “I Never Knew” co-produced with Lisa Otey for Owl’s Nest Productions, is a celebration of love, passion and poetry.  Diane is a performer with solid songwriting talents and a voice that is, “Warm and soothing, pouring out the lyrics with effortless control.”


All proceeds from this year’s only fundraiser will be used to help Desert Voices sustain its mission of uniting our community through our music and providing a voice for all.  Since its inaugural season in 1988, Desert Voices, Arizona’s Premier GLBTS Chorus has grown to over 50 voices strong under the artistic direction of Chris Tackett.


Desert Voices will close its 20th season with, “Out and Proud”, a 20-year retrospective featuring music from twenty-five years of GALA Choruses.  Special Guest, Namoli Brennet returns for these concerts, April 18th & 19th at the Proscenium Theatre, Pima Community College West Campus.  For ticket information please call, 791-9662.


For more information, please contact:


Jeffrey Scotland

General Manager

Desert Voices

(520) 908-8740


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