Friday, November 30, 2012

Casting On-Air Talent (KMSB-TV STUDIOS) - paid


Date: 2012-11-30, 2:11PM MST

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Looking for on-air talent to Anchor a new Business Segment. Segments will be taped on Wednesday or Friday's. This is not live TV but a pre-recorded 2:00 minute interview segment. The taping will last approx fifteen to thirty minutes. 

Candidate must appear credible on TV and have a solid camera presence. Must be able to engage clients and audience on a wide variety of business subjects. 
No background in business or prior tv experience is required. Please attach resume and photo if interested.

·         Location: KMSB-TV STUDIOS

·         Compensation: $100 for 15 minutes of On-Air Q&A.

·         This is a contract job.

·         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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Diane & Lisa Holiday Concert! Friday, Dec. 7


From: Lisa Otey []
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:49 AM
Subject: Diane & Lisa Holiday Concert!


Friday, Dec. 7, 7pm
Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile
$15, 207.2429, 




Holiday Fun for the Whole Family!
Free for Children 12 and under! 

Hi everyone,

Diane Van Deurzen and I are back from our European tour and are ready to celebrate the holidays with you! Monterey Court has invited us to give a holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7pm. This is a beautiful space full of studios, galleries and shops that celebrates local artists. The shops will be open before and during the concert. You will find many treasures there!

Kelly McLear & Greg Haver renovated this amazing property last year and turned it into a community for artists and musicians and a destination for everyone who loves music, art and great food. There will be a special menu available for this concert and a full bar as well. If you would like to have dinner before or during the show, please call 207.2429 for reservations. That is also the number to call for tickets, which are $15 or free for children 12 and underMonterey Court is located at 505 W. Miracle Mile, with easy access from Oracle Rd. or I-10. To find out more information about Monterey Court and tickets for our holiday concert, please visit

See you there!
Diane & Lisa 


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The Arizona Rose Theatre Company presents "Holiday Tunes in Tinseltown"


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Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 8:41 AM





The Arizona Rose Theatre Company presents



“Holiday Tunes in Tinseltown”


December 7th, 8th and 9th

Friday & Saturday at 7pm

Saturday & Sunday at 2pm


at Rhythm & Roots Concert Venue at Plaza Palomino  - 2970 N. Swan @ Ft. Lowell


“Advanced Sale”

Adults: $10

Seniors (60 & up)/Military: $8

Children (12 & under): $6


“At the Door”

Adults: $12

Seniors (60 & up)/Military: $10

Children (12 & under): $8


Available on the website:

or by calling (520)888-0509


Call for Special Group Pricing




For decades, Tinseltown has been a part of making some of our

most cherished holiday memories!  From a Red-Nosed Reindeer to a White 

Christmas at the Holiday Inn,  it never fails that we must see our favorite 

holiday classic each year.  Come find out how Santa has been a part of 

making Hollywood's Holiday magic and live your favorite  memories in this 

Holiday presentation. The Arizona Rose Theatre Company Holiday tradition 

continues when Santa Claus and the Elves arrive. Everyone is welcome to bring 

there cameras to take pictures with Santa and the Elves after the show




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Casting Call, middle aged actress for short video

Non-profit short needs middle aged actress (Green Valley / Tucson)

Date: 2012-11-29, 2:44PM MST

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We are shooting a very low budget video promoting a book highlighting paintings of endangered species in the Southwest. We are looking for a middle aged woman 40-55ish who can project a energetic personality. There are a couple speaking lines but very limited. You are the only talent on screen in this short two minute video.

We plan on shooting in the Green Valley area (20 minutes south of Tucson) on Thursday, Dec. 6th all day. We are doing this on a shoe string for a good cause and although we have no budget to pay you for your time we are more than willing to cover your expenses, feed you, and provide you with a copy of the finished project.

If interested please send us an email. A photo would be great too if possible.

thanks for taking the time to read this. 

·         Location: Green Valley / Tucson

·         it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests




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Casting call, senior thesis film at the Art Institute of Tucson

Acting audition (Tucson and surrounding area)

Date: 2012-11-29, 7:12PM MST

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Needed, actors to play in senior thesis film at the Art Institute of Tucson, Zombie film to be Race to Witch Mountain meets zombies. 
main antagonist MALE, slender, age 25-35. Looking for zombie role.
MALE look 8-9 years old, dark brown hair to black hair, able to swing baseball bat, parents welcome on set.
FEMALE, age 25-28, look 25ish, actress to play child's mother
MALE, 25-29 to play father of child, no other requirements,
Extras to play zombies. 
All small roles except for main antagonist.
Email me about auditions and other parts.
Thank you. 

·         Location: Tucson and surounding area

·         it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

·         Compensation: no pay




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Red Barn Theatre presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS


From: Cynthia Schwartz []
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:12 PM
Subject: Director SCOTT BERG and Actor Jeanmarie Simpson Bring Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Full Bloom


Beloved comedy-drama opens at the Red Barn Theatre in Tucson Arizona January 11, 2013.





PRLog (Press Release) - Nov 28, 2012 - Director Scott Berg has assembled a cast that includes celebrated solo-performer, Jeanmarie Simpson, as Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux. 



Jeanmarie Simpson

The production marks the first project for Simpson since she retired recently from the professional stage. Visit her website to learn more about her - She attributes the lure of the project to Berg. 


“Scott is a brilliant gold nugget in a bed of sand - a tremendously talented actor and designer in addition to being probably the best director I've ever worked with,” Simpson said. “I'm not big on naming “bests” or “favorites,” but in this case, I'm making an exception,” she continued. “He's both a highly skilled and talented theatre artist and also a deeply generous human being. In my experience directors have often been great artists but not such nice people, or lovely people who aren't so gifted. I have been astonished by Scott's commitment and the continual generosity of communication and inquiry he consistently brings to the process. I didn't think I would ever be interested in working in theatre as an amateur - but that is what it's all about now. I do it for love, which is what amateur means. At this point in my life, I wouldn't settle for less, and I'm still pinching myself to make sure it's real.”

Berg said, "My grandmother used to say to me 'you never meets a stranger, do you?' Such was the case when I met Jeanmarie. She responded to a casting and brainstorming call from a filmmaker I have worked with several times. Jeanmarie introduced herself, sat down, listened for a few minutes and then began to offer comments and suggestions. I remember thinking to myself “I think she knows what she’s talking about” and so did everyone else at the table. Soon Jeanmarie and I were talking and I mentioned that I work with the Red Barn Theatre Company. It turns out that she had stopped in one afternoon and looked around the space, which she called "charming". When I told her I was directing Steel Magnolias, she was eager to audition. Over the next few weeks we worked on the film event, made the film, went to the screening (we won two awards), worked on another film, emailed each other a thousand times, she auditioned for my show and was cast as Ouiser. She is one of a kind. So generous, kind, unaffected and positive in all aspects of her life. It’s pretty amazing. The best part of it is that I am one of the fortunate ones to be able to call her my friend."

Simpson says she's the lucky one. "I was working on yet another solo work and in the depths of existential despair. To shake myself out of my funk, I responded to an indie film casting call and - Wow," she exclaimed, "that put me on the path to this beautiful ensemble piece and into the kind of collaboration all artists dream of. I would be a fool not to want to work with Scott."

Berg, an Illinois native, moved with his family to Arizona in 1978 where he graduated from Prescott high school in 1980. He caught the theatre bug and went on to study musical theatre at the University of Arizona. He is remembered in Tucson for performances including Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Marat in Marat/Sade, Doc Holliday in Tombstone the Musical, King Edward in Robinhood the Musical, Jonathan in Triple Threat, David in Company and many others. He worked as an assistant to the legendary Phyllis Diller in Los Angeles. While in LA, he played Dr. Stockman in An Enemy of the People for the Public Theatre in Culver City. Also in Southern California, he appeared in many television and film projects including the Court TV shows North Mission Road, The Investigators, Rescue and Guilty or Innocent. Back in Tucson since 2007, Scott has been deeply involved with the Red Barn Theatre Company. He sits on the board of directors, is resident set designer and has directed The Women and How to Talk Minnesotan, the biggest hit the theatre has had, which will be revived in April 2013. His performances at the Red Barn include Pseudolus in Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Uncle Silas and Judge Thatcher in Big River, Uncle Wayne in State Fair, Sidney Collier in Elevator and Prince De Long in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. In addition to his Arizona theatre work, Scott is a prolific film and TV actor, having starred in many short films including Crosswinds, It Is With God, Boxes, Out of Eden, Hobo Quest, ¿Crees Que Vale la Pena?, Confidence Game and The Conversation. He stars in the upcoming feature film, Billy Ray Gun Charles.

Why does a guy with that much experience, talent and ability want to work at the amateur level?

"Community theatre welcomes the inexperienced, the curious, the hopeful, no matter what the talent level or ability," he said.  "Because of that, you end up with an incredibly diverse mix of people. It also enables those who may never have thought of pursuing acting or stage managing or costuming or whatever, to get involved and to have fun again. For some, it's the only social outlet they have, and that's important. Especially in a town like Tucson, where there are very few industry jobs, it’s great to have an outlet like the theatre to keep you involved, to keep your acting “chops” in the thick of things. Community theatre is a way to develop, to grow and to practice our craft. It also gives those with the desire, the opportunity to teach and to mentor those who don’t have a lot of experience. It's a place where talent is fostered, expression is welcomed and growth is applauded."

Simpson agrees that it's not a step down.

"The industry doesn't get to define me. Nobody but I can do that to myself. Playing Ouiser is an opportunity to step into the shoes of a person few understand but who makes us all laugh. Giving to audiences the gift of laughter and laughing with the cast and crew of the show is incredibly important at this stage in my life. And learning to appreciate a delicious curmudgeon by wearing her skin and breathing her words - that's a priceless gift. I'm a middle aged woman in an industry that throws us away like old shoes. They don't get to do that either. I may not be a TV or film star, I've never headlined a Broadway show, but I'm a hard working actor and I am playing the hell out of this part, thanks to Scott and  the Red Barn, which may be short on cash, but it's got heart big as the Grand Canyon, and, dammit, that is what matters."

Aside from the two of them, what's the appeal? 

"The cast is terrific," said Berg, "and the script is full of humor and an undercurrent that grabs you and pulls you right into the tragedy of the story. So often, in scripts that involve death, the writer will bring you to that emotional release, the grief, the tears, the anguish, and then leave you there, wallowing in the sadness of the characters before you. But Harling shows how laughter can help us get through what are often the worst days of our lives. It is those moments that you find throughout this play that allow people to connect with each character. To be able to pull from the actors the subtleties, the nuance, the relationships that each must  make believable can be tremendously difficult. To get the actor to a safe place so that they can feel comfortable stripping away whatever obstacles and boundaries they have from real life can be quite a process. That’s the part I love as a director. To be witness to the process can be as emotional as the written word. And when it finally does happen, it’s magical.”

Steel Magnolias opens January 11th at the Red Barn Theatre, located at 948 N. Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705. The show runs through January 27th, Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 P.M., Sundays at 2:00 P.M. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20, with Season Tickets & Group Discounts available.

Call 520-887-6239 for reservations or visit the website,



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Thursday, November 29, 2012

UA's BFA Junior Film Class Presents WHAT'S UP, DOCS? - Free Screening


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:58 AM
Subject: UA's BFA Junior Film Class Presents WHAT'S UP, DOCS?

From the intensely personal to political - & everything in between - come see this thought-provoking collection of documentary shorts by The University of Arizona's BFA junior class in the Film & Television program: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!



CONTACT: Professor Beverly Seckinger UA School of Theatre, Film & Television
or Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development
UA School of Theatre, Film & Television

520.621.1239 / 520.626.2686

November 28, 2012

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television presents What’s Up, Docs?: Documentary Films by the BFA Junior Class


FREE to the public!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:00pm

The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema is located at 3233 East Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ (520) 795-7777


TUCSON, ARIZONA Don’t miss this year’s crop of documentary shorts by emerging filmmakers from The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television. From the intensely personal to the social, cultural, religious and political, the program features a wide range of topics and styles. Come see “what’s up” with this fascinating collection of docs. Best of all, this is a FREE event and open to the public!

Film & Television students have had great success on the festival circuit with their films. Many others are working in production and postproduction in LA and NYC. Others are continuing their studies in competitive masters degree programs at UCLA, the American Film Institute, or the University of Texas, Austin.

For more information, please contact Professor Beverly Seckinger at the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television: 520.621.1239 or You can also contact Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development for the School of Theatre, Film & Television: 520.626.2686 or




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Arizona Repertory Singers Concerts for December

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Young []
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 8:20 AM
Subject: ARS Concerts for December

For more information, contact Jan Sturges, ARS Operations Manager, at 792-8141-voicemail or 490-9057-cell (private)

"Rejoice and Sing" from the Arizona Repertory Singers

TUCSON (November 26, 2012) – The Arizona Repertory Singers will celebrate the Holiday season with traditional and contemporary carols, featuring Britten's Ceremony of Carols, at the following locations:

• 3:00p, Sunday, December 9th and 
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

• 7:30p, Friday, December 14th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

• 3:00p, Sunday, December 16th
Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
710 S. Kolb Road

Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased online at For general information, call (520) 792-8141.

Known for its adventurous and diverse programming as much as its artistry, the 50-member choral ensemble will perform a varied mix of choral works and sacred masterpieces by some of the brightest and best composers and arrangers from the last five centuries.

ARS will also premiere an original, contemporary rendition of O magnum mysterium by Music Director Jeffry Jahn's son, Grant Jahn, a Music Composition major at the University of Arizona. Jahn's work is a modern juxtaposition of tone clusters, shimmering harmonies and alternating polyphony and homophony - in contrast to Victoria's O Magnum mysterium, performed in the first half of the concert, which features clear and sparse harmonies characteristic of Renaissance polyphony.
Enjoy a selection of Alfred Burt carols, an arrangement of a Russian folk tune by ARS Baritone, Ray Braswell, an energetic setting of In dulci jubilo and Biebl's Ave Maria – the choral piece that is most requested by ARS audiences.

The ensemble is led by the dynamic Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn, who is lauded by critics and audiences for putting together "sonic showcases that inspire a crowd and bring out the best in his singers."

Celebrating 29 years of choral performance, ARS presents two concert seasons each year (Holiday and Spring) at unique venues in Tucson and the surrounding area.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


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From: "Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce)" <>
Sent: Nov 26, 2012 5:10 PM 
Subject: ONE NIGHT ONLY! Dec 5TH! 

Looking for fun, inexpensive, LIVE entertainment that's not holiday-related?  We've got it for $7 a seat, one night only at the UA!  


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

Approx Run Time: 105 minutes + Intermission: 15 minutes Danny Gurwin, Encore! Director 520.621.7504 Laura Lippman, Debut Director 520.621.3356

November 26, 2012

UA's ENCORE! directed by Danny Gurwin with music direction by Monte Ralstin
& The FRESHMAN DEBUT directed by Laura Lippman Plays ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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, Freshmeet & TENderloins. Featuring scenes by John Cariani, Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Sinn

Nachtrieb, David Rabe and Burt V. Royal, as well as original pieces created by the

ensemble, Freshmeet & TENderloins explores first-time experiences by college students - because everyone was a freshman once. Right?

Encore! 2013 presents, Wouldn't It Be Loverly? which will take you on a romantic journey through Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe's most poignant classics. From Gigi, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon, & My Fair Lady, come celebrate the history & passion of two of Broadway's most beloved writers in a "loverly" evening of song.

Dates & Times:

One Night Only: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 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,

UPDATE: Casting Call, new music video

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From: Antonio 'Booda' Guzman <>
Sent: Nov 27, 2012 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: Hey Bill! 

Hey Bill I'd like to thank you for the post but unfortunately people have been writing me saying they cant open the treatment so I was wondering if i could just post what we need: specifically (2 roles). We need a strong beautiful woman to play Lou Pimbers ex wife (between 30-40yrs) and either an old man or woman (between 60-70yrs) to play the younger woman's mother or father. A woman or man will do. 

Antonio 'Booda' Guzman <>

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From: Antonio 'Booda' Guzman <>
Sent: Nov 19, 2012 10:28 AM 

My name's Antonio Guzman.  I'm a hip hop artist and we're filming my new music video here in Tucson.  I'm looking for a couple of actors to play roles.  Attached is the 1 page treatment, along with the song we're filming for. Look forward to hearing from you. 
MP3 of the song:
Treatment MS Word file:


Monday, November 26, 2012

The Universe Awaits: An Original One Act Play This Friday at UofA - free

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From: Charles Stewart Gebow <> 
Sent: Nov 26, 2012 2:30 PM 
Subject: The Universe Awaits: An Original One Act Play This Friday! 

The Universe Awaits is a culmination of an ASTR 392 project by Theatre Arts Major/Astronomy Minor Charlie Gebow, where an original play about an astronomical subject was written, cast, rehearsed, and then performed for one night. 
In The Universe Awaits, we see the story of Edwin Hubble proving that Andromeda is another galaxy, but constantly being foiled and distracted at it. It is a one act, running approximately 40 minutes, and is appropriate for all ages. It will be performed on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 PM in Steward Observatory room N210. Admission is free, and there will be a Question and Answer session afterward with the author and actors.

If you have any questions, or want any more information please e-mail


by Chuck Graham,

"Life of Pi" has nothing to do with math, but certainly qualifies as the perfect holiday family film. Embracing all the world's major religions, employing a completely Indian and Asian cast of actors (plus a quick cameo from Gerard Depardieu) and filled with mesmerizing visual effects, it raises the future of all film to a higher level of possibility.

"Life of Pi" is one movie the kids must absolutely see in 3-D, and at an IMAX theater whenever possible.

It's quite likely "Life of Pi" could also become this generations' head trip counterpart to Walt Disney's innocent "Fantasia" that contributed to so many psychedelic delights in the late 1960s. Though it might take a couple of years for that to happen.

Pi is the nickname of the schoolboy Piscine (Ayush Tandon) whose father (Adil Hussain) owns a zoo in the Indian city of Pondicherry. After we learn of Pi's fascination for all the world's religions and for the violent zoo tiger named Roger Parker, Pi's father and mother (Tabu, an Indian film star) announce the zoo is closing so they are moving with all the animals to Canada to start a new zoo.

Soon the zoo animals are packed into a large freighter headed across the Pacific Ocean. A giant storm sinks the ship with most of the animals inside, but a few end up on a large (and fully stocked) lifeboat along with 16-year-old Pi. There is an injured zebra, an unconcerned orangutan, a renegade hyena and that same fierce tiger named Roger Parker.

Then follows 227 days at sea packed into the pressure cooker of jungle law and instincts which consume this boat that seems to keep getting smaller as the days get longer.
But that is only the plot. Cinema magic is what makes "Life of Pi" so special as reality and fantasy merge into artistic expressions that defy description. Three-D technology pulls the audience into breath-taking ocean depths and dizzying heights above the waves, often at the same time.

An understated spiritual message hints of bliss, as well, for those who believe. But you can still take the full ride without believing in anything, and never feel a twinge of cynicism.

Parents and children should be fully aware going into the theater that the violence which seems so real as the animals battle for supremacy is all special effects. There are several seconds of wrenching horror during these attacks, leaving us to wonder how such special effects could be filmed with real animals.

The answer: they weren't. Special effects worked their magic on us once again. I sat through a full 20 minutes of film credits to be sure at the end the SPCA verified "No animals were harmed," and there was the message, loud and clear.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

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From: The Studio for Actors <>
Sent: Nov 25, 2012 9:16 PM
Subject: Announcement: Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors

Audition Technique I

Script Breakdown

This is the foundation course for learning the important building blocks to great performance.  You'll learn how to break down the script, how to analyze the character, how to play him/her, and most importantly how to mark the script in order to give a really great audition.  Throughout the course, you'll have two or three auditions, and you'll be given lots of information and insightful advice about how to handle the important few minutes before each audition.  This course is not just about auditioning - it's also a great acting class.

6 consecutive Monday nights
Start on any Monday (but you must call first to sign up).
$50 per week

Call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363 for more information or to sign up.

Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two classes during the series of six - we can easily book a make-up session outside of the evening class - The make-up would be a private session scheduled Monday through Saturday at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, or 1:30 for $55.  Or you can take the entire course in private sessions at $55 per 1-hour session or $80 per 1½-hour session.

Also being offered:
Comedy Improv
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors

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From: The Studio for Actors <>
Subject: Announcement: December 2012 Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors

Radio and TV Voiceover Seminar

There is a lot of voice work here in Arizona, and if you're interested in how to get it and how this end of the business works - then this is the seminar for you.  We'll work with scripts and you'll receive a great deal of personal attention.

Choose from one of the following dates:
  • Saturday December 1, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 8, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 13, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 15, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 22, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday December 27, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday December 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm
The cost is $65 per person for the seminar.  Class size is limited to six.  To attend this seminar, you must sign up by calling Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363. 

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Comedy Improv
Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley, B.A. at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit The Studio for Actors website , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

Open Audition for Role of Young Guido in NINE the Musical at UofA

-----Original Message----- 
From: "Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce)" <> 
Sent: Nov 25, 2012 1:50 PM 

Audition Notice for Role of Young Guido in NINE:
Seeking a young male soprano/alto between the ages of 8-10 for the role of "Young Guido" in the musical NINE.  This is a featured role in a production by the professional actor training program at The University of Arizona.  Please prepare a short, 32-bar (approximately one minute) song that highlights gentle vocal quality and simple acting abilities.  Young Guido is the "inner child" of our hero.  He appears throughout the play and sings the final song of the show.  Auditions will be held on Friday, December 7th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Room 114 of the Theatre Arts Building on The University of Arizona campus (1025 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, AZ 85721).  Please arrive by 3:30pm to fill out necessary paperwork. 

Lisa Pierce
Director of Marketing & Development 
The University of Arizona
School of Theatre, Film & Television
PO Box 210003
Tucson, AZ 85721
520.626.2686 Direct
520.626.8052 Fax
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Saturday, November 24, 2012


by Chuck Graham,


If you remember little Jimmy Dickens singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," Leroy Anderson's orchestra playing "Sleigh Ride," or the first year "Little Drummer Boy" by the Harry Simeone Chroal became a hit – then Gaslight Theatre has a Christmas story for you.

Simply titled "Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical" --  written and directed by Peter Van Slyke – this telling of the Charles Dickens classic doesn't include any of those songs, but the story is moved to the 1950s in small town Dickensville where a fat faced banker named Scrooge has no patience with the less financially fortunate.

Bob Cratchit has a loving family but worries about his financial situation because young Tim Crachit desperately needs an operation. Across town Mayor Fezziwig, who also owns the hardware store, is holding a town party in the high school gym and everyone is selling raffle tickets.

All the signposts in the beloved "Christmas Carol" are given a big salute, as are a number of lines taken directly from Dickens' tale. Although my favorite quote -- describing Scrooge as being "isolated as an oyster" -- didn't make the cut, other favorites are in there.

The Ghost of Christmas Past comes riding onto the scene, revealing how Scrooge as a young man was a shy suitor. So his girlfriend, who secretly liked him, simply never knew of his affection.
So instead of becoming a happily married man, Scrooge becomes a grumpy financial success with his partner Marley, running a savings and loan company.

The Ghost of Christmas Present also makes an appearance. That gloomy Ghost of Christmas Future isn't there, however.

Moving all the characters into Dickensville does help make the story feel more immediate. And it is always fun to see what sneaky 1950s music is turned into typical Gaslight fare – included on the song list are parodies of  "Counting My Blessings," "Blue Christmas" and "Unchain (Your) Heart" which Marley sings to Scrooge.
One Dickens icon we don't see is young Tim using a crutch. He does shout "God bless us everyone." But most of the traditional Victorian trappings are replaced by good old American handclapping optimism.

"Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical" is triple and quadruple cast, so no single actor becomes identified with a particular role.
The aftershow olio calls up another pop culture fixture for the holidays, Andy Williams' Christmas special. This one features guest star Jimmy Durante doing his signature shtick and introducing the acts.

Performances are several times daily through Jan.6, 2012, at Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. Tickets are $17.95 adults, $15.95 seniors, students and military, $7.95 children 12 and under. For details and reservations, 886-9428,

December 2012 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors

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Sent: Nov 24, 2012 8:52 AM 
Subject: Announcement: December 2012 Discount on Comedy Improv at The Studio for Actors 

Taste of Improv Class
The Studio for Actors is now offering a "Taste of Improv Class." Here's how it works. Just come on one Wednesday night from 6:30pm-8:00pm for only $30. This class is normally $40, but for the evenings of December 5 or December 12, you can attend for $30 for one class only, and see how much you love studying improv at The Studio. So, if you've always wondered (or if you've never wondered) if you would enjoy comedy improv, this is your chance to check it out.
Call (520) 881-2363 to sign up.  To qualify for the discounted price, you must say the words "Taste of Improv Class" when you call.
* Limit one $30 class per person.
Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar
Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.   To check out her resume, please visit The Studio for Actors website , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.

Comedy Improvisation
You don't have to be a funny person to love and get a lot out of a comedy improv class. I can make you funny. Because you have to focus in this class, you can end up both taking a vacation from the stuff that goes on in your life, and there's a lot of healing with laughter. Your coach is a former Saturday Night Live cast member, and will give you the accents and the formats you can use as a "safety net." Improv is a great stress reliever and really encourages the ability to verbally communicate. So, come, play, have a ball, and enjoy releasing your own special creativity. Saturday Night Live cast member, and will give you formats, dialects, and structure. Improv is a great stress reliever and encourages the ability to verbally communicate. So, come play, have a ball, and enjoy releasing your special creativity. -->
Also, for students of acting, improv enhances your auditions, loosens up the body, helps you think fast on your feet, introduces dialects, and sharpens your timing.4 consecutive Wednesday nights
Start on any Wednesday (but you must call first to sign up).
$40 per week
Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two of the four classes. You simply pay for the class you have to miss and then take class #5 free.  It's even possible to pay $160 at your first class, and then take your last three classes whenever you can make it. (I keep great records.)

To find out more or to sign up, please call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363.