Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tucson: UA's Encore! & The Freshman Debut - one night only


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:57 PM
Subject: Celebrate Arizona's Centennial with UA's Encore! & The Freshman Debut


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development 520.626.2686
University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approx Run Time: 120 minutes . + Intermission: 15 minutes Rob Gretta, Encore! Director 520.621.1324 rgretta Betsy Kruse Craig 520.621.7504 ecraig

November 10, 2011

UA’s ENCORE! written and directed by Rob Gretta with music direction by Monte Ralstin
& The FRESHMAN DEBUT directed by Betsy Kruse Craig

TUCSON, ARIZONA For one night only, Encore! will be paired with our freshman acting students’ performance piece, the Freshman Debut. Each fall, a new edition of Debut is developed specifically to showcase the training and talents of the incoming freshman class of majors in our BFA Acting program, and Encore! presents a lively revue from the best of Broadway and musical theatre performed by our freshman Musical Theatre majors.

This year’s Freshman Debut presents, So You Think You Can Act? and showcases the talent of the BFA freshman actors through scenes and monologues while exploring the fears and insecurities of making the decision to become a professional actor.

To celebrate Arizona's 100th year of statehood,

Encore! will take audiences on a poignant journey through Arizona history featuring songs from the wild west, the war years, and of course, love & romance...all performed against a nostalgic radio hour backdrop, interwoven with vintage commercials & facts about Arizona & its people. Set in a world where a fictitious radio station faces the looming danger of permanent closure, the hour unfolds with music & song, comedy & drama, inviting audience members to commemorate Arizona's rich history.

Dates & Times:

One Night Only: December 7, 2011 at 7:30pm

Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. Cost/Admission: All seats $7

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

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

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,


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