Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tucson: UA Theatre Arts Presents "Stop Kiss"


From: Paula Newsome [mailto:pnewsome@email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:38 PM
Subject: UA Theatre Arts Presents "Stop Kiss"


UA School of Theatre Arts presents Spring Workshop "Stop Kiss"


Dates & Times:

April 16-18 at 8 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m.


Place: Marroney Theatre, located near the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.


Cost/Admission: All seats are $5.


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162.


Parking: Theatregoers may park in the Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Ave. just north of Speedway Blvd.  For weekday evening performances, you can pre-pay for parking.  Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, take your parking ticket immediately to the garage cashier after parking.  Cashier is located on the east side of the main level.  Parking fee will be $3 (cash only).  After the performance, insert the parking ticket at the gate to exit.  Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.


Media Contact: Paula Newsome, (520) 626-2686, pnewsome@email.arizona.edu


Production Information: The School of Theatre Arts Workshop Production Series presents “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son.  


A touching story about friends-turned-lovers, Sara and Callie, who are viciously attacked by a prejudiced bystander on the streets of New York after they share their first kiss.  Throughout "Stop Kiss", relationships are explored, formed, and even ended as American playwright Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion.  Adult language and themes.


The Workshop Production Series complements the Arizona Repertory Theatre’s professional training programs in classical and musical theatre.  Comprised of staged readings as well as fully mounted productions, the Series often provides student directors, performers, designers and technicians with their first chance to share their passion and talent with an audience.  Open to all theatre majors in the school, the Workshop Productions are designed to allow these young artists an opportunity to participate in staging new works, finding new voices for traditional theatre pieces, and experimenting with new theatrical styles.



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Tucson: ActingKids@the Alley After School program enrolling now

Beowulf Alley Theatre’s Presents ActingKids@the Alley After School


(March 30, 2009-Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 South 6th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, is launching its youth education programs in April beginning with after school programs for two age groups:


Introduction to Theatre

Ages 9-12 on Mondays, Apr. 20-May 18
Ages 13-16 on Tuesdays, Apr. 21-May 19

3:30-6:00 p.m., at the Theatre, 11 South 6th Ave.

A reception for each group of prospective students and their parents to introduce Sheldon Metz, tour the facility and learn more about the programs will be held at the theatre on Monday, April 13. For ages 9-12, the gathering is 5:15-6:45 p.m. and for ages 13-16, at 7:00-8:15 p.m.

These challenging and lively, 5-week introductory training programs are designed to teach the basics of theatre: positions of and movement on the stage, technical equipment, collaboration and courtesies of theatre, discipline and focus, breathing, voice and movement, vocal projection, self-confidence, and critical thinking in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Students learn how to unlock their imaginations and emotions, develop character through discovery and play. Students are on the stage most of the time with occasional visits from working theatre artists. Scenes are performed and constructive peer criticism techniques are learned.

Sheldon Metz has been active in theatre for over 56 years, in Chicago and Los Angeles, ever since playing Hansel at the age of six. He is an award-winning director and set designer as well as an actor and instructor of acting and directing. Gordon Davidson calls Sheldon his "go to guy." Sheldon founded and served as Executive Director of A.C.C.T., The Association of Commercial and Community Theatres, the West Coast Theatre Conference (Los Angeles) and The Theatre Conference (New York). He also served as a Producing Director for the Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble (PKE), under the Artistic Direction of Dan Lauria.

$100 ages 9-12 and $150 ages 13-16
online at www.beowulfalley.org or by phone at (520) 622-4460
Questions? E-mail Beth Dell at theatre@beowulfalley.org


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Tucson: ActingLab@the Alley: Spring Acting Classes Now Forming




Beth Dell, 622-4460



Philip Bennett, 622-4460





Beowulf Alley Theatre’s ActingLab@the Alley: Spring Acting Classes Now Forming


(March 30, 2009-Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 South 6th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, is accepting registrations for its Professional Actor Training Program: Stanislavski’s Ultimate Technique, The Method of Physical Actions and Active Analysis. Features of the program include Personal Attention in a Studio Atmosphere, Improvisation, Monologue and Scene Study, Voice, Speech  and Psychophysical Movement and Performance Showcases.

Students begin the first year of training with assimilation of the technique through an introduction to the basic tools and vocabulary of the System. Psychophysical conditioning exercises focus on exploring the various elements of an action: meditation; inner and outer monitors; concentration; relaxation; control of the flow of muscular energy; measure of truth; tempo-rhythm; silent and verbal improvisation; imagination/film of images; breath support; voice and speech; movement; etudes; monologue and scene work.


There are two classes from which to choose for the 8-Week Spring Course: Wednesdays, April 8 – May 27, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm or Saturdays, April 11 – May 30, 2009 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Students are given the flexibility to shift to the alternate class in the event of a rehearsal of film shoot. The fee is $350.00 – Less than $22 per hour! Payment plans are available.


Philip Bennett is an award winning actor, director and instructor of the Stanislavski System of Acting. He is a founding member of the American Stanislavski Theatre (AST) in New York City and a protégé of Russian émigré teacher and director, Sonia Moore. Phil served as the Assistant Artistic Director of AST where he was both an actor and instructor. In 1976, he founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy at Fort Mason, and subsequently the Bennett Theatre Lab, an avant-garde actor training company. Internationally acknowledged for his expertise in both classical and contemporary theatre, he lectures and conducts workshops at prominent universities and conventions. Graduates appear regularly in films, on television and the professional stage.


For further information call Philip Bennett at 520-495-5652 or Beowulf Alley at 520-622-4460.


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Tucson: MTCVB and TPAC Partner to Launch ShowUp.com in Metro Tucson


From: Bevan Brunelle Bluemer [mailto:BBluemer@allianceforaudience.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: Press Release: MTCVB and TPAC Partner to Launch ShowUp.com in Metro Tucson

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bevan Brunelle Bluemer: 520.235.9232 / bbluemer@allianceforaudience.org


With support from the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau (MTCVB) and Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), the Tucson edition of www.ShowUp.com will launch April 20, 2009. ShowUp.com is a comprehensive online calendar and ticket service for arts and cultural offerings and events. The new Tucson component will simplify and enhance the process of learning about and accessing such events in Metro Tucson and Southern Arizona. The arts community and city leaders will celebrate the launch with a commencement ceremony and press conference at 2 PM on Monday, April 20 at the Tucson Museum of Art.

In attendance will be Jessica Andrews, Executive Director for Arizona Theatre Company and NACHOS Co-Chair; Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director for TPAC; Robert Booker, Arizona Commission on the Arts; Matt Lehrman, Executive Director for Alliance for Audience & ShowUp.com; Rick Vaughan, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for MTCVB; Ward 2 Councilmember Rodney Glassman; Katie Maass, Ward 2 Council Aide; and Ward 6 Councilmember Nina Trasoff; as well as an array of arts and cultural leaders and government officials yet to confirm.

ShowUp.com has been the leading resource for what's happening in theater, music, dance, art, festivals and cultural destinations throughout Greater Phoenix since its launch in November 2004. The invitation from MTCVB and TPAC for ShowUp.com to serve Metro Tucson came after a multiyear discussion and ultimate development of the 2008 Pima Cultural Plan. The inclusion of Tucson events on ShowUp.com will help to fulfill specific goals outlined in the Pima Cultural Plan by providing one comprehensive online calendar of arts and cultural events to the communities of Metro Tucson. ShowUp.com will also offer Tucson arts patrons exciting, last-minute discount ticket offers in its Chase Ticket Marketplace.

"A key recommendation articulated in the Pima Cultural Plan was a call for a comprehensive online cultural calendar that would highlight the cultural richness within Pima County. ShowUp.com offers our communities a proven and viable solution for this need," said Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director for Tucson Pima Arts Council.
"The Tucson launch of ShowUp.com illuminates the spirit of partnership between MTCVB, TPAC and Alliance for Audience as we work together to market and grow audiences for the diverse, innovative and abundance of cultural experiences that distinguishes Tucson."

As of the April 10 soft launch of ShowUp.com Tucson, over 200 Metro Tucson arts and cultural organizations and events will be listed. New postings and event updates will be continually made by ShowUp.com's content team as they search out Pima County events and receive event listings via email at

"Tucson's arts and cultural offerings are a strong destination driver for visitors to our city and region," said Rick Vaughan, MTCVB Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "ShowUp.com will be an excellent resource for visitors and locals alike to find, in one place, the dynamic elements of art, culture and attractions in Tucson. Its reputation, visibility and marketing distribution channels statewide will compliment
MTCVB's efforts in communicating these valuable offerings."

"The extension of ShowUp.com to Tucson demonstrates how Arizona's arts and cultural community leads by innovation and collaboration," said Matt Lehrman, Executive Director of Alliance for Audience and ShowUp.com. "By working together, we can pursue goals that go beyond what any organization can do alone.

ShowUp.com is the signature enterprise of Alliance for Audience, a 501c3 non-profit arts service organization created in 2003, that, with the extension of services to Tucson, is transforming from regional to statewide scope. Born out of recognition of shared interests by a wide range of arts organizations and cultural destinations, Alliance for Audience provides a means of collaboration to raise mutual visibility and invite new audience participation.

For more information please visit
ShowUp.com and AllianceforAudience.org.



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Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre presents "Proof" by David Auburn




Beth Dell, 622-4460





Beowulf Alley Theatre Presents Proof by David Auburn


(March 30, 2009-Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, 11 South 6th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, will present Proof by David Auburn, April 10-26 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.


The last play of the 2008-2009 season at Beowulf Alley, Proof is being directed by Sheldon Metz (Noche de los Muertos). The cast includes Jill Baker, Chris Farishon, Jonathan Northover and Roberto Guajardo, recipient of the 2008 Tucson Pima Arts Council Lumies Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Tucson Weekly 2006 "Best of Tucson" Award -- Best Performance by a Thespian.


When asked to describe the play, Director Metz said, “Proof superficially explores topics of mental stability and genius. More significantly, it's a play about character, about finding solutions to life's problems and the trust we place in these solutions, in ourselves, and in each other. The proof in Auburn's play is less about mathematics than it is about putting trust to the test. “


The April 10th preview performance is at 7:30 and the ticket price is $10. Saturday, April 11 is opening night with a post show reception to follow. Dialogues with…, a discussion session, will follow the Sunday, April 12 performance with the director, cast, designers and production team. General admission tickets are $20.


As part of our community commitment, we will be hosting a benefit performance and post-show Reception hosted by The Cup Cafe, Hotel Congress to celebrate mathematics and support the U of A Center for the Recruitment & Retention of Mathematics Teachers on Thursday, April 23— Tickets are $30 ($10 is a donation for CCR). We hope you will attend this worthwhile event and help them raise funds to continue to help teachers help and inspire their students.


There is an online discount for all performances except the preview at our website, www.beowulfalley.org.



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Tucson: Troubadour Theatre Summer Camp


From: Troubadour Theatre [mailto:troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:16 PM
Subject: Troubadour Theatre Summer Camp


The Troubadour Theatre Summer Day Camp will cover the entire theatrical experience from acting, directing, and playwriting, to theatrical design including costumes, lighting, scenic, and sound design.

The camp will conclude with a performance of a fully mounted production of a musical play for family and friends. All the students in the camp will be given roles in the play.  Our production this year with be Seussical. 

Students will get to help design and build the set and costumes for the play.  Positions for students interested in technical elements of theatre will be available, such as Assistant Director and Assistant Costume Designer.

Ages 8-16
Two weeks, June 15-26 2009 Mon-Fri
9:00 AM-3:30 PM*
Performance Friday, June 26 5:30 PM
Cost: $275 Tuition, only $250 for early mail in registration, a $25 discount!

Camp will take place at:
La Paloma Academy
Central Campus
2050 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Performance will take place at:
La Paloma Academy
Lakeside Campus
8140 E. Golf Links Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85730

*Early drop off and late pick is available if you register with La Paloma Academy's traditional summer camp. This is not affiliated with the Troubadour Theatre, but is it at the same site. On the last day of camp, parents should drop their students off at the performance site, and will not need to pick them up at 3:30 that day, they should plan on coming at 5:30 to watch the performance of the play.

Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided daily, but students are asked to bring their own lunch, or buy from our box lunch program, except for Fridays when there will be a pizza party.

For more information please visit www.troubadourtheatre.com, email troubadourtheatre@yahoo.com, or call Alex at 520-401-4833. 


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Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Tucson: Studio Crew Needed - Webseries "Crewing Up" - paid


From: ifasa@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ifasa@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Melissa and Mark Banczak
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:47 AM
Subject: [IFASA] Studio Crew Needed/Pay


The Webseries Crewing Up needs camera operators and a switcher for an
interview show on April 11. We will be shooting in Studio A at Access
Tucson, so you need to be certified for the studio. We need crew at 1pm
and will be finished by 4pm. It's $20 dollars for the day. Please
contact me off list at melissa@crewingup.tv <mailto:melissa@crewingup.tv>



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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tucson: Announcing The Rogue Theatre 2009-2010 Season

The Rogue Theatre

Announcing Our 2009–2010 Season



George Orwell’s Animal Farm, adapted by Andrew Periale

September 3–20, 2009

William Shakespeare’s Othello

November 5–22, 2009

Samuel Beckett’s Krapps Last Tape and Not I

January 7–24, 2010

To Be Announced

February 24–March 14, 2010

Thorton Wilder’s Our Town

April 29–May 16, 2010

Titles and dates subject to change
All performances are in the new Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd., Tucson
See our News page for more information about our new theatre home



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Tucson: Classic Cars Wanted For Horror/Gore Film - paid

Cars Wanted For Horror/Gore Film (Tucson)

Reply to: job-htysp-1095022545@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-03-27, 1:17PM MST

We are looking for cars from the 50's 60's and 70's for a gore/horror film.
Shooting in Tucson from April 27th through May 7th. Please submit photo of your vehicle along with contact information.
The cars will be used to shoot some scenes in the car, and some scenes will show the car pulling over, or being parked. they won't be driven by anyone but the owner.
We haven't decided on the type(s) of car(s), so If you would like to see your car in a movie, please submit your picture.
If you already respond to this post, please send your info again, all our emails got deleted. Thanks


  • Location: Tucson
  • Compensation: $100.00 per day
  • 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.




Tucson: Summer Arts Camp Scholarships at Arts for All, Inc.



From: Valerie Burnside [mailto:arts@artsforallinc.org]
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 5:56 PM
Subject: VISTA Summer Associates make Summer Arts Camp Scholarships possible at Arts for All, Inc.


VISTA Summer Associates make Summer Arts Camp scholarships possible at Arts for All, Inc.


Thanks to the increase in revenue to Corporation for National and Community Services 10 Summer Associates will work at Arts for All. Families under 175% of the 2009 poverty level guidelines may be eligible for scholarships. Applications for both scholarships and Summer Associates are now available.


Arts for All 2009 Summer Arts Camp is accessible for children with and without disabilities. Campers participate in drama, dance, music, art, ceramics, games and cooking classes. Register for AM and/or PM Sessions.


For more information contact:

Gale Thomssen



Fax: 520-624-0303


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Friday, March 27, 2009

Tucson: Studio Connections Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"



From: kaeringlee@aol.com [mailto:kaeringlee@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 2:49 PM
Subject: Studio Connections Presents Little Shop of Horrors On Stage April 17th


For Immediate Release                                               Contact: Elizabeth Ringlee

                                                                                    520 437 2028





Little Shop of Horrors Looks Delicious!



Tucson AZ; March 27, 2009.  Studio Connections is pleased to announce Little Shop of Horrors on-stage April 17 – 26th.


Little Shop of Horrors -- the story of Seymour Krelborn, a love sick insecure floral assistant, and Audrey II, the mysterious plant he acquires during a

solar eclipse -- looks delicious! But when the plant begins to sing, suck blood, and devour customers, Seymour realizes he has more than getting the

girl of his dreams to worry about! 


"The production is coming together quickly," states producer Robert Encila, "it really looks great!"  Written by Howard Ashman with music by

Alan Menken, this affectionate sci-fi spoof will rock its way into your heart. 


Laced with dark humor and irresistibly funny, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain. 


Dates and Show Times:


Preview Performance:   Thursday April 16th @ 7.30pm

Evening Performances: Friday & Saturday April 17 & 18: April 24 & 25 @ 7.30pm

Matinee Performances: Sundays April 19 & 26 @ 2pm


Tickets are available through www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 520 455 7878.

$25.00 for adults; $20.00 students, seniors and mili tary.  


Little Shop of Horrors is a production of Studio Connections, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping youth initiate significant, positive personal

and social change via the arts.  Studio Connections is located at 9071 East Old Spanish Trail; Tucson, Arizona 85710.

(520)  731 1559; studioconnections.net.


Interv iews and photo opportunities are available.




Tucson: Red Barn Theatre Rummage Sale-Fundraiser

-----Original Message-----
From: E Waugh [mailto:dogspaws4@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 8:20 AM
Subject: Rummage Sale-Fundraiser

Rummage sale & fundraiser. Saturday March 28,2009 7:00Am - 2:00 PM,
clothing, furniture, small appliances etc.

The Red Barn Theater, 948 N Main Ave., Tucson 1 block South of Speedway on
East side of street at 1st street and Main Ave.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tucson: New Spring Show at the Valley of the Moon



From: Charles Spillar [mailto:cspillar@q.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:44 AM
Subject: New Spring Show at the Valley of the Moon


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                         Contact:

For Immediate Release                                                                       Charles Spillar

March 25, 2009                                                                                   Media Relations



Tucson, AZ- Tucson’s historic Valley of the Moon announced today it will be opening to the public for its Spring fundraising performance THE PRINCESS BRIDE. A play sure to delight young and old during these hard economic times beginning April 3.

The play is about true love and its magical power to overcome all obstacles. The evil Prince has captured the beautiful Buttercup and is forcing her to marry him. Her heart belongs to another and only the Man In Black can save her. Edward Arriola directs the play with an all-volunteer cast.  As with all Valley of the Moon performances, the play takes you on a tour of the historic fairyland made of stone and imagination.

Proceeds from this spring fundraiser will help to continue restoration of the historic structures created 85 years ago by the late George Phar Legler. Recently an architectural assessment by the firm Burns/Wald-Hopkins/Shambach was completed detailing specifics required to restoring the Legler creations and making them safe for public use.

Margaret Joplin, an award winning landscape architect, and her firm Design Collaborations, are designing improvements to the parking lot and the front area of the park without historic structures. Her plans will provide layout for a few sculptures to be relocated from the defunct Magic Carpet Golf and create improvements to enhance the magical experience of this Tucson treasure. Her specialty is working with recycled materials and native plants just as Legler utilized.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE performances will be on April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18. Show times are 6:30 and 8:00 PM those nights. The admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 7-13 and as always 6 and under free. Attendees will get to experience the magic of the Valley of the Moon dedicated to Kindness to All.

The Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 East Allen Road, just north of Prince Road and Tucson Blvd. For more information, call 520-323-1331 or visit http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com


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Tucson: Arizona Theatre Company Announces a Season to Celebrate for 2009-2010


From: Arizona Theatre Company [mailto:aztheatreco@aztheatreco.pmailus.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:10 PM
Subject: Press Release: Arizona Theatre Company Announces a Season to Celebrate for 2009-2010




For Immediate Release

March 25, 2009

Media Contact: Jennifer Spencer, 602.256.6899 x 6202


Comic legend Elaine May directs her new play GEORGE IS DEAD, [title of show] makes regional premiere after Broadway run, and THE SECOND CITY DOES ARIZONA with a brand new show

Southwest Premiere of the international best-seller THE KITE RUNNER opens season, fizzy AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' brightens the holidays and THE GLASS MENAGERIE marks the third year of America Plays! Celebrating Great American Stories

Arizona Theatre Company joyously announces a season to celebrate in 2009-2010, from the profound truths of a beloved international best-seller; to a rollercoaster ride through Manhattan from one of America’s comic treasures; as well as the poetic imagination of a great American playwright; a foot-stomping visit to the jazz clubs of Harlem; or a side-splitting look at life right here in Arizona and the regional premiere of a hip new Broadway musical. The 2009-2010 Season opens with THE KITE RUNNER, Matthew Spangler’s new adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, followed by Elaine May’s hilarious new play GEORGE IS DEAD, starring Emmy-Award-winner Marlo Thomas and the Broadway musical [title of show] making its regional debut at ATC. Tennessee Williams’ classic American play THE GLASS MENAGERIE continues the America Plays! Celebrating Great American Stories initiative and ATC travels back to 1930s Harlem with the exuberant, Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’. The Season closes when we turn the photo radar on our Grand Canyon state-of-mind by welcoming Chicago’s legendary comedy experts The Second City to the land of prairie dogs and snow birds for THE SECOND CITY DOES ARIZONA, OR CLOSE BUT NO SAGUARO.

"In these challenging times, ATC has made the decision to 'double-down' artistically next season with really high definition comedies, dramas and musicals," said Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein in announcing the coming season. "It's a season that looks outward to our place in the world, inwards towards our personal dreams and reaches out to our imaginations in smart, fresh, wildly entertaining ways. Next season welcomes some old friends while introducing many dazzling voices new to our stages. It will be one of our most utterly enjoyable seasons ever."

The season opens with the Southwest Premiere of the new adaptation of THE KITE RUNNER by Matthew Spangler from the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini. “Come see me, Amir, there is a way to be good again…” A cry for help from an old friend in a distant land lies at the heart of this powerful story of friendship, betrayal and redemption. Based on one of the most beloved books of the last decade, THE KITE RUNNER is told through the lives of two boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Afghanistan in the same household, but in two starkly different worlds. When the innocence of the boys’ childhood is confronted with the brutality of prejudice and hate, Amir begins a journey of self discovery and enlightenment that will take him far from his home and the demons of his youth. But fate, global politics and historical tragedy threaten his ability to make amends for his past. A bracing look at the modern world, The Kite Runner shows us the human face beneath the headline news. Directed by ATC Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein who recently directed the play’s world premiere, THE KITE RUNNER runs from September 10 through October 3, 2009 in Tucson and October 8 through October 25, 2009 in Phoenix.

The season continues with a madcap new romp from a comic genius, GEORGE IS DEAD. Love, death, politics and classes collide wildly in this boisterous new comedy both written and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee and legend Elaine May. Uptown, George is rich and Doreen is helpless. Downtown, Michael is disillusioned and Carla is the capable one. When a bogus bomb scare in the New York subway starts a fatal series of events in motion, the lives (and deaths) of this unlikely quartet intersect for one night in a one-bedroom walkup in the middle of Manhattan. As worlds collide over a turbulent 24-hours, circumstances teach each of the addled urbanites about their inability to save the world. Starring Emmy Award-winner Marlo Thomas, GEORGE IS DEAD combines whimsical wit with tart social commentary in a story of urban living, sudden death and learning to use the remote control. GEORGE IS DEAD runs from October 17 through November 7, 2009 in Tucson and November 12 through December 6, 2009 in Phoenix.

Bright lights. Glamorous gowns. And finger-snapping, toe-tappin’ music. The joint is jumpin’ and we’re taking misbehavin’ to a whole new level! Travel back to Harlem’s sassy, swinging ‘30s with this riveting, Tony Award-winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’—exuberantly performed by a quintet of irresistible talents. Spend a joyous evening partying with one of the greatest jazz songwriters of all time, Thomas “Fats” Waller. A composer and pianist with a legendary lust for life, he created jubilant melodies, soulful ballads and gleeful love songs like I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Honeysuckle Rose, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love and, of course, Ain’t Misbehavin’. This is one show that may just bring the house down! One never knows … do one? Directed by Kent Gash (Five Guys Named Moe), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ runs from November 28 through December 19, 2009 in Tucson and December 30, 2009 through January 17, 2010 in Phoenix.

Imagine two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical…! That’s [title of show], the deliciously smart and tuneful musical that wowed Broadway audiences and critics last fall. It’s a dizzy, unpredictable, and uproarious tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one’s dreams come true. Follow Jeff, Hunter, Heidi and Susan as they negotiate a musical theatre obstacle course of finding backers, casting singers, and making it to Broadway. Fresh, funny and playful, [title of show] is a Cinderella tale set to music about the journey from the unemployment line to the Great White Way. The New York Times called [title of show] "Delectable entertainment! Hilarious! A fresh new musical worth cheering." Staged by the same team that brought you the recent smash hit Hair, [title of show] will be directed by David Ira Goldstein with choreography by Patti Wilcox and musical direction by Christopher McGovern. [title of show] runs from January 23 through February 13, 2010 in Tucson and February 18 through March 7, 2010 in Phoenix.

The third installment of ATC’s passionately embraced America Plays! Celebrating Great American Stories initiative is Tennessee Williams’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE. In the 1930s in a small tenement apartment in St. Louis, the Wingfield family awaits your visit. The mother Amanda lives in an illusion of recapturing her faded Southern Belle glory, her daughter Laura lives in a fantasy world of delicate glass figurines, and her son Tom dreams poetically of a world beyond the back stoop. When Tom brings home a Gentleman Caller to meet his sister, THE GLASS MENAGERIE weaves these lives into a heart-stopping dance of hopes pursued and dreams betrayed. Considered by many to be Tennessee Williams’ greatest play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is an achingly beautiful story of longing and love that has touched generations of theatergoers with its sparkling, delicate radiance. Past America Plays! productions include To Kill A Mockingbird and A Raisin in the Sun. This unique initiative is designed to engage audiences both through the onstage performance and community activities designed to enhance the understanding of this classic play. THE GLASS MENAGERIE runs from February 27 through March 20, 2010 in Tucson and March 25 through April 11, 2010 in Phoenix.

Talk about a stimulus package! ATC’s 2009-2010 Season concludes with the comedic pizzazz of THE SECOND CITY DOES ARIZONA, OR CLOSE BUT NO SAGUARO. From sagebrush to Sheriff Joe, from Green Valley to kokopelli– it’s time to batten down the barrel cactus because we’ve invited The Second City to Arizona to do a no-holds-barred world premiere comedy revue all about us. Famous for their hilarious sketch comedy and for their equally famous alumni (Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner and a whole slew of others), The Second City is turning their photo radar on the Grand Canyon State, and aiming their tee-shots at the land of prairie dogs and snow birds. We’re joining with this troupe of expert Chicago comedians to create a brand new comedy revue about the special challenges of the high life in the low desert. It’s a guaranteed evening of recession-proof fun and high-mileage laughter. THE SECOND CITY DOES ARIZONA, OR CLOSE BUT NO SAGUARO runs from April 3 through April 24, 2010 in Tucson and April 29 through May 16, 2010 in Phoenix.

Season packages for the 2009-2010 Season are on sale now. All Tucson performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the Box Office at (520) 622-2823. All Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the Box Office at (602) 256-6995. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org for more information.

The season schedule for Tucson and Phoenix:

By Matthew Spangler
From the novel by Khaled Hoisseini
Directed by David Ira Goldstein
Southwest Premiere
TUCSON: September 10 - October 3, 2009
PHOENIX: October 8 - October 25, 2009

Written and Directed by Elaine May
Starring Marlo Thomas
Southwest Premiere
TUCSON: October 17 - November 7, 2009
November 12 - December 6, 2009

By Murray Horitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Music by Thomas Wright "Fats" Walker
Directed by Keith Gash
TUCSON: November 28 - December 19, 2009
PHOENIX: December 30, 2009 - January 17, 2010

[title of show]
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by David Ira Goldstein
Musical Staging by by Patti Wilcox
Musical Direction by Christopher McGovern
Southwest Premiere
TUCSON: January 23 - February 13, 2010
PHOENIX: February 18 - March 7, 2010

By Tennessee Williams
Director TBA
Part of AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories
TUCSON: February 27 - March 20, 2010
PHOENIX: March 25 - April 11, 2010

By The Second City
World Premiere
TUCSON: April 3 - 24, 2010
PHOENIX: April 29 - May 16, 2010


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tucson: Desert Voices Performs Final Concerts of 2008/2009 Season

-----Original Message-----
From: kirstenlynnmaria@yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:28 PM
Subject: Desert Voices Concert Plug

Desert Voices Performs Final Concerts of 2008/2009 Season

Desert Voices brings a phenomenal concert season to a close on April 18 at
7:30 p.m. and 19 at 3:00 p.m., at Pima Community College Center for the
Arts, Proscenium Theatre (West Campus). "Out and Proud" celebrates 20 years
of community performances with a retrospective featuring musical selections
that commemorate the heritage, history, and so many of the inspiring moments
that have become hallmarks of all Desert Voices concerts. Special guest
star, Namoli Brennet, makes a return engagement in what has become a
season-long celebration of 20 glorious years as Arizona's Premiere GLBTS

Some of the selections for this season's final concerts will pay a musical
tribute to GALA, the international association of LGBT Choruses. Founded in
1982, GALA fosters artistic and organizational development through a wide
variety of programs and services for over 170 member choruses and almost
10,000 vocalists worldwide.

Tickets are still available but selling quickly as this will be the last
opportunity to participate in what has been a tremendous concert season. As
an added special gift to our audiences, Desert Voices is offering an
additional 20% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more. Just make your
reservations before April 18. For ticket information, please call (520)
791-9662 or visit our website: www.desertvoices.org. Tickets may also be
purchased at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave; or from your favorite chorus

Desert Voices is Arizona's premier GLBTS Chorus. All proceeds from our
events help sustain Desert Voices' continuing mission of uniting our
community through music and providing a voice for all. Each year Desert
Voices, under the artistic direction of Chris Tackett, extends a musical
invitation to our community to celebrate programs that inspire while
providing laughter and lasting memories.

For more information, please contact:

Jeffrey Scotland
General Manager
Desert Voices
(520) 908-8740

Please visit our website: www.desertvoices.org

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Tucson: Top Hat Theatre Club presents MOUSE TRAP

-----Original Message-----
From: tophattheatre@cox.net [mailto:tophattheatre@cox.net]
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 8:27 PM

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

The Mousetrap
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Bruce Bieszki
Performance Schedule:
Friday, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00
No performance April 12

PREVIEW: March 27
OPENS: March 28
Closing: May 3

Plot: A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, a spinster with a curious background, an eccentric architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a judge who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the judge is killed. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish!

Bruce Bieszki
Denise Blum
Maria Fletcher
Paul Hammack
Drew Kallen
John McRostie
Rebecca Niessen
Frank Solis

Production Staff:
Director: Bruce Bieszki
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.

New->Preview performance: 10.00
Students, seniors and military: 15.00
Children twelve and under: 8.00
New->Regular tickets: 16.00
Groups of 10 or more: 12.00 per person
New->Pay What You Can Night: April 3

Reservations: 520-326-6800

Contact: James or Elizabeth Gooden 520-326-6800
E-mail: tophattheatre@cox.net
Web page: tophattheatreclub.com

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Tucson: Casting Calls - 3 student films


Reply to: gigs-8vwt4-1085312092@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-03-21, 9:48AM MST

Need a middle-aged male or an actor that can play one for a short student project. The short will be approx. 8 minutes in length.

Shooting dates are Friday night and Saturday morning, April 3rd and 4th.

Please contact me for details.


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·         Compensation: copy, credit, food!


Casting for Young Hispanic Girl for Short Student Film (PCC)

Reply to: lynz_kay@hotmail.com
Date: 2009-03-22, 4:29PM MST

A little late notice but I need a young Hispanic girl about 5-9 to play a lead role in my short film. Shoot dates are March 24th and 25th. Please email if interested. There is no pay but you will get screen credit and a copy of the DVD for your portfolio. Please email a headshot.


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Reply to: ahulsey@email.arizona.edu
Date: 2009-03-23, 10:42AM MST

UofA student Junior thesis film looking to cast glorified extra role for 25-35 year old male. Will play van driver for news crew. Must be available Friday Mar 27th 10am-1pm and Saturday Mar 28th 12:30pm-5pm. If interested please send head shot and resume to ahulsey@email.arizona.edu .


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