Friday, April 15, 2011

Tucson: April-May shows and events at Beowulf Alley Theatre


From: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company []
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 1:01 AM
Subject: April-May 2011 at Beowulf Alley


There's Still Plenty to Enjoy at Beowulf Alley Theatre!

Golf Tournament - May 4 - Play for the Arts!

The April 21st deadline is approaching and we don't want you to miss this special event. Some of the prizes include golf packages, gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, t-shirts, and theatre tickets. Forward this information to all of your golfing buddies. Make your afternoon fun while supporting Beowulf Alley Theatre. Our non-profit theatre works hard to educate and entertain our community members through its many programs for both children and adults. Please help us meet our goal of providing Tucson with an artistic outlet for performers, production artists and audiences.

Wednesday, MAY 4, 2011

El Conquistador Country Club
10555 North La Canada, Tucson, AZ 85737


Check-in begins 10:30 a.m.; Lunch - 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.; Texas Scramble (Shotgun) Starts 12:30 p.m.; Mulligans Available @ $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00



$ 95.00 Per Player ($36.00 Tax Deductible) before April 21, 2011

Green Fees, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Practice Range, Luncheon, and Prizes Galore!!




Divisions: (1) All Men / (2) All Women /


Divisions: Men / Women - Longest Drive - Closest To the Pin


Prizes TBD


Call: Nick Positano (520-495-4548); Roger Rikkola (520-797-3810)

Register by April 21th with check payable to: "Beowulf Alley Theatre" and mail to: 11 South 6th Avenue, 85701 OR Register online at via PayPal or Google OR call the theatre at (520) 882-0555.

Single or double players will be assigned to make a foursome.



Old Time Radio Theatre - April 19 at 7 p.m.



Back in the grand old days of radio, our own John Vornholt wrote for radio (and TV). This episode of The Mutual Radio Theatre’s The Western (Episode 1: Lawless Brewster), starred John Dehner and was narrated by Lorne Greene. Old Pueblo Playwrights’ Avylinn Pwyll wrote Arizona Ranger: Men of Danger: Episode 1: Mossman, as a radio show, especially for OTRT, and for the benefit of, and to honor, the Arizona Rangers. It was first presented at Hotel Congress in conjunction with Dillinger Days, 2011. This is the beginning of a series of radio scripts based upon true stories of the early years of the brave men who enforced the law in the Arizona Territory.


Directed by Sheldon Metz, the OTRT Ensemble Company includes Jon Benda, Janet Bruce, Butch Bryant, Gerri Courtney-Austein, Laura Davenport, Samuel De Jesus, Evan Engle, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Bill La Pointe, Elizabeth Leadon-Sonnenfelt, Butch Lynn, Steve McKee, Whitney Morton, Joan O'Dwyer, Shannon Brooke Rzuildo, Mike Saxon, Ina Shivack, Terry Thune, Pat Timm, Jared Stokes, Brian Wees and John Vornholt.



Old Time Radio Theatre now accepts VISA, MC & Discover at the door or by phone! $10—adults ($8 online (click here) a day before or earlier) / and always just $5 each for the first two children under 13 (additional children free).


May performances will be on the 3rd and the 17th. Come join in the fun!



Coming in May - Head: the Musical!


Head: the Musical! is an 'R'-rated pop/rock adaptation of the classic 1960's 'B' movie, The Brain That Wouldn't Die. Crazy, crass, full of frights and thoroughly hilarious, Head ran for 5 months in Hollywood where it received 3 LA Weekly Award nominations and drew favorable comparisons to Little Shop of Horrors and Evil Dead: the Musical. This Tucson premiere is a joint production between Beowulf Alley and the show's creators, featuring brand new material and the sensational choreography of Mickey Nugent! For mature audiences only. Contains very strong language.

Preview Performance-Thursday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.-$15

Opening Night with Reception-Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

No Performance on Saturday, May 7

Thursday-Saturday evenings, May 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinees, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:30 p.m.


Pre-sale Ticket Price until May 4-$18 (online at ticket page or by phone)


After May 4-$23 (by phone or at the door)

$2 Discount when purchased online at ticket page

Box Office by phone only (520) 882-0555



Active Imagination Theatre Presents Cowboys and Fairies


Mark your calendars for April 30th as the start of the next event for the younger actors as they help our sketch improv team act out a new story:


When greedy developers want to spoil a magical part of the desert, cowboys and fairies have to band together to stop them.


Saturdays and Sundays:

April 30, May 1, May 8, May 14, May 15, May 21, May 22, May 28, May 29

There will be no performance on Saturday, May 7.


Online tickets: $8 adults, $5 children 4-12, children 3 and under are free when seated in parents lap. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults with children the same price as online.


New Birthday Party Information: Birthday parties can be scheduled on performance days. $150 for up to 10 attendees of performance, including birthday child, friends of birthday child and any parents. Additional attendees are $8 each. Please call the theatre at (520) 882-0555 for more information.



Fronting the Order - Just Two Weekends Left to See This World Premiere!


Beowulf and Wellangoode Productions deserve praise for bringing this play to the stage for the first time ... without opportunities to be seen onstage, a writer's best work never has a chance to emerge. -- Tucson Weekly

FRONTING THE ORDER, a world premiere of a new play by Warren G. Bodow, continues until April 23.

Directed by Sheldon Metz, who won recent acclaim for his work on THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Beowulf Alley, FRONTING THE ORDER runs five characters through a mill of deception, sexual innuendo, and class warfare. Set in a diner in a small upstate New York town one summer evening in 1959, four encyclopedia salesmen prepare to canvass neighborhoods in Olean, New York, knocking on doors with a patently misleading pitch. The play explores the relationships among the men, with the pretty but aging waitress, and with the changing world around them. With wit and humor, the play reminds us that the '50s were far more turbulent than we remember or have been told. Five local actors including Bill Epstein and Denise Blum are featured.

Playwright Warren G. Bodow has been a Tucson winter resident for the past five years. A member of Tucson's Old Pueblo Playwrights, two of his earlier plays received staged readings in Tucson before going on to showcase productions in New York City. In between his college years at Syracuse University, he sold encyclopedias on the road and remembers those days as exciting and eye-opening.

Tickets for FRONTING THE ORDER are available on the Beowulf Alley Theatre website, , or by phone, 520-882-0555. Beowulf Alley Theatre is downtown, at 11 S. 6th Avenue, near Congress.

Performance days, dates, times and prices are:


Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. - $15 - Preview

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. - $19 - Opening

Thursday - Saturday, April 14-16, 7:30 p.m. - $19

Wednesday-Saturday, April 20-23, 7:30 p.m. - $19


Sundays, April 10 & 17, 2:30 p.m. - $19

Run time is approximately 2 hours with one intermission.

Parking is available at street meters (no charge after 5 p.m. weekdays or any time on weekends), the County lot at the corner of Broadway and 6th Avenue (weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays) or, for a small fee at the parking garage at Pennington and Scott Avenues. Please see our website for directions.

Special note: April 16 is the Tucson Weekly Club Crawl event and Sunday April 17 is DT Tucson Criterium from 11:30AM to 7PM. Please check our website before heading downtown. Plan to arrive a little early for lunch or dinner at a Downtown restaurant and stay after the play to experience the fun and vitality of our revitalized city.

The City of Tucson has provided the following information:

Saturday -

Driving Directions:

For folks coming from the Freeway, exit at 22nd St, head eastbound to 6th Ave, turn left on 6th Avenue and head north to the block of 6th Avenue between Broadway and Congress...


If heading eastbound on Broadway, you will be diverted onto Broadway instead of Congress. When you reach 6th Avenue, turn right on 6th Avenue ...


If coming from the north, go south on Granada or Stone to 14th St/Cushing and turn left to 6th Ave. Turn left on 6th Avenue for northbound access.

Park in the lot at the NW corner of 6th and Broadway if there is room. The sign says "Parking by Permit Only but the County has generously allowed us to use the lot at night and on weekends for our performances. If the lot is full, go north on 6th Avenue to Pennington Street at Scott and park in the Pennington Street garage.

Sunday -

There should be direct access to the theatre. There may be a detour heading back to the Freeway depending on the time but there should be signs directing vehicles.



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