Saturday, August 31, 2013

Casting Call, Native Americans for second season of a web series

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Posted: 2013-08-29, 10:57AM MST

 Casting Call, Native Americans (Southern AZ)

Casting Native Americans, both speaking roles and extras, preferably with long hair, for the second season of a web series,, filming in Arizona in October 2013. Looking for male and female villagers of all ages, plus male warriors (featured players) between the ages of 20 and 45 with a strong physical presence who are extremely proficient at riding horses, which will be provided. This is paid work. Set in 1880's Arizona, Deadmen depicts the friendship between a white man and the band that rescued him from a murderous outlaw. The roles are written as Apaches but submissions are welcome from all tribal members. Please email submissions as soon as possible to and include a current photo, height and weight, and any performance experience and/or skills. Please be sure to include your contact information. Video clips are welcome if under 20MB or not more than 30 seconds. The trailer for the first season can be viewed at

·         Location: Southern AZ

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

·         Compensation: Many roles will be cast, pay varies depending on the role




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Five Days Left for Online Audition Registration - Casa Grande Nutcracker


From: Casa Grande Nutcracker []
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 3:47 PM
Subject: Five Days Left for Free Online Registration


Just a reminder: free online registration for Nutcracker Auditions will be available online until Tuesday, September 3rd at 10:00 PM.  Though it is strongly discouraged, day-of audition registration will also be available for a $10.00 fee at the audition site.


Nutcracker Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 7th at Mission Heights Preparatory High School.  For specific audition times and details, as well as to complete a free online registration form, please visit the Auditions tab on our website at


We look forward to seeing you all at auditions!


Thank you,



Casa Grande Drama Booster Club, Inc.



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From: Jessica Paroz []
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 11:17 AM
Subject: Star Studded Cast- Arizona Theatre Company Open's 47th Season

Media Contact:

Jessica Paroz

Tel: 602.416.3609







TUCSON, Ariz. August 30, 2013 – Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) opens its 47th season with a fresh new production of Oscar Wilde’s sparkling comic masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will premiere in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art, and runs from September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2013. “The Importance of Being Earnest” is supported by ATC season sponsors I. Michael and Beth Kasser. Opening night will be sponsored by Dr. Mary Jo Ghory and Janos Wilder of Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails.


After starring as Emma Woodhouse in the bestselling production “Jane Austen’s Emma,” Anneliese van der Pol from Disney’s “That’s So Raven” and Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast,” returns to the ATC stage to star as Gwendolen Fairfax, with Allyce Beasley of TV’s “Moonlighting” and “Bored to Death”, as well as the Tony Award Winning “La Cage au Follies” on Broadway making her ATC debut as the indomitable Lady Bracknell. “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be directed by ATC’s Associate Artistic Director Stephen Wrentmore.


“Wilde is a master of the English language and artistry,” says director, Stephen Wrentmore.  “He said we should treat serious things with triviality and trivial things with the utmost importance. Thus, this play is a celebration of the importance of triviality. It is a masterpiece and a delight to bring to life, and to dress it in a creative vision that celebrates the artistry that Wilde sought.”


In Oscar Wilde’s most beloved and endlessly delightful comedy, Jack is in love with Gwendolen; and Algernon is in love with Cecily. But Gwendolen and Cecily are both in love with Ernest, who in fact does not exist. In a tangle of mistaken identity and delicious wordplay, the lovers also face the indomitable force of Lady Bracknell. Full of sparkling wit, provocative observations and with satirical humor at every turn, this truly is one the most beloved and enduringly popular plays of all time. Set in London during the 19th century, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a whimsical romantic comedy of mistaken identity as well as a sharp-witted satire of Victorian society.  Last produced by ATC in 1989, “The Importance of Being Earnest” has been called a “rare work of art that achieves perfection on its own terms,” by The New York Times.


“Oscar Wilde’s plays were commercial pieces written for the fashionable West End theaters, but they have never left the world’s stages since they premiered,” said ATC Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein. “Under Stephen Wrentmore’s inspired direction in an all new production which will take a fresh new approach to Wilde’s masterpiece, I couldn’t be more pleased to open our season with such joyful delight. “




Oscar Wilde (Playwright) was born in Dublin in 1854, and excelled in school, graduating from Oxford in 1878. He began his career as a poet and lecturer. He married Constance Lloyd in 1884, and they had two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan. Wilde's novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” was published in 1891, and he wrote several plays in the following years, culminating in “The Importance of Being Earnest” in 1895. That year, he was convicted of "gross indecency" for his history of homosexual relationships, and spent the next two years in prison. After his release, he wrote very little; Wilde died, alone and penniless, of meningitis in 1900 while in Paris.


Stephen Wrentmore (Director) is Associate Artistic Director at ATC, where he also has directed “Freud’s Last Session,”The Great Gatsby,”  “Macbeth,” “Copenhagen,” several performances for ATC’s Café Bohemia, and co-directed Jane Austen’s Emma. He was raised in London and first came to Arizona Theatre Company as an Associate Director with the National Theatre’s production of “Hamlet.” Highlights of Mr. Wrentmore’s directing career in the United Kingdom include, Howard Barker’s “Wounds to the Face” and “Picasso’s Women” by Brian McAvera for Ambassadors Theatre Group, “Bedevilled” by Richard Hurford and “Loveplay” by Moira Buffini.  He was Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre in Scotland from 2004 to 2007. Other projects include directing, teaching, directing studio readings and master classes in Russia, Kosovo, Norway, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Denmark, Serbia, Ireland, and Cyprus. 

The cast includes Allyce Beasley (Lady Bracknell), who was last seen on Broadway in 2011’s Tony Award-winning production of “La Cage aux Folles” with Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge. Ms. Beasley also has starred as Agnes Gooch in “Mame” (Hollywood Bowl); Mrs. Tottendale in “The Drowsy Chaperone” (Gateway Playhouse); Mrs. Harcourt in “Anything Goes” (Carpenter Center) and Vera in the national tour “The Odd Couple” with Barbara Eden. Best known for her role as Agnes DiPesto on “Moonlighting,” for which she received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, Ms. Beasley also played Jason Schwartzman’s onscreen mom, Florence Ames, on HBO’s “Bored to Death.” A twenty-year veteran of radio and voiceover work, Ms. Beasley can be heard as Miss Grotke on “Recess,” and was heard every morning for seven years as the voice of Playhouse Disney. Anneliese van der Pol (Gwendolen Fairfax) returns to ATC having played Emma Woodhouse in last season’s “Jane Austen’s Emma.” She made her Broadway debut in 2007 as the final Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and starred for six years and in 100 episodes of the highly successful Disney show “That's So Raven” as Chelsea Daniels.

Regional theatre credits include “Vanities” (Pasadena Playhouse) and “The Heiress” (Pasadena Playhouse). Ms. van der Pol has recorded numerous songs for Disney Records and most recently finished shooting the movie “Vampires Suck” in Shreveport, LA.  Jodie Lynne McClintock (Miss Prism) has appeared on Broadway & Off, in London's West End, and in film and television.  Broadway and international credits include “Long Day's Journey into Night” with Jack Lemmon. She also has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Off-Broadway credits include “The Daughter-in-Law” (Mint Theatre); “The Art of Success” (Manhattan Theatre Club); “Belle Epoque” (Lincoln Center); “Shanghai Moon” (Theatre for the New City); and “Timeslips”(HERE Center). Film credits include “United 93” and “Mighty Macs.”


Loren Dunn (John Worthing) recently appeared in “You Can’t Take It With You” (Geva Theatre) starring Robert Vaughn. New York credits include Tennessee Williams’s “The Pretty Trap,” “Night of the Iguana,” “Women of Manhattan” and “Cassiopeia.” Matt Leisy (Algernon Moncrieff) is making his ATC premiere.  His previous regional theatre credits include Ken in John Logan’s “Red (Clarence Brown Theatre); “The History Boys(The Repertory Theatre and Arden Theatre Company) and “The Fantasticks(Off-Broadway). He also made appearances at Signature Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, on PBS. Mike Lawler (Rev. Canon Chasuble / Lane) returns to ATC, having previously appeared as Heck Tate in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Other Arizona credits include Phoenix Theatre’s “Our Town,” “Noises Off,” “Company,” “Will Rogers Follies,” “Cabaret” (ariZoni Award), “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Gypsy.”  He also starred in Theater Works’ “A Christmas Carol” and “Burning in the Night - A Hobo’s Song.” Additional appearances were made at Actors Theatre, Theatre in My Basement, Canyon Moon Theatre, and Arizona Jewish Theatre. Television credits include a co-leading role in the BBC mini-series “Spies, Lies, and the Superbomb” as well as the Lifetime mini-series, “Maneater.” 


Also appearing are Marie Cox (Cecily Cardew), a junior in the BFA Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Arizona, where her credits include “Julius Caesar,” “Voice of the Prairie,” and “As You Like It.” Kate Emma Nienhauser (Merriman), a student at the University of Arizona where her previous credits include “Love Song,” “How I Learned to Drive,” “Julius Caesar,” and “The Voice of the Prairie.”  Other credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Our Town” (Scottsdale Community College). 


The creative team of “The Importance of Being Earnest” includes Yoon Bae (Scenic and Costume Designer) who recently designed the costumes for ATC’s “Jane Austen’s Emma” as well as the sets for “The Great Gatsby” and “The Sunshine Boys.” Other work includes the costume designs for “Don Giovanni” (Welsh National Opera), directed by John Caird; sets for Bernstein’s “Candide” (Imperial Theatre, Tokyo); as well as work for the Seoul Arts and “Picasso’s Women” (London's West End). She worked closely with John Napier over the last seven years. Ms. Bae was Associate Designer on Trevor Nunn’s “Gone with the Wind” (New London Theatre, West End); Assistant Designer on the West End productions of “Birdsong” directed by Trevor Nunn; “Equus” starring Daniel Radcliffe; “Skellig” and “Disconnect” (Royal Court Theatre).                                  



David Lee Cuthbert (Lighting Designer) returns to ATC where he designed lights for “God of Carnage,” “Lost in Yonkers,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” as well as lights and projections for “Next to Normal,” “The Kite Runner” and “Enchanted April.”  David also has designed lights and media for the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory and The Intiman. This fall Goldstein will recreate his original lighting for Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” (Broadway).  Brian Jerome Peterson (Sound Designer) celebrates his 28th season at ATC, where he has designed 74 productions, most recently “The Sunshine Boys,” “Jane Austen’s Emma,” “The Great Gatsby,” “God of Carnage” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” His productions have been heard in many theatres including Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Northlight Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville and San Jose Repertory Theatre. Kevin Black is the Dialect Coach. Casting was done by J&R Creative. Glenn Bruner is the Production Stage Manager and Timothy Toothman is the Stage Manager.  Emma Devore is the Assistant to the stage manager and Natasha Smith is the Assistant to the director.


Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances.  Audio Description provides patrons with vision loss a running audio description of the movement and activities onstage through an infrared broadcast system.  An Audio-Described performance is offered on October 3 at 2 p.m.  Interested patrons with vision loss may request a tactile tour one hour prior to curtain. American Sign Language Interpretation is presented by professional, theatrically-trained ASL interpreters for the deaf or hearing impaired. An ASL-interpreted performance is offered on October 3 at 7:30 p.m. Open-captioning allows patrons to read the play's dialogue on an LED screen as the play progresses. An open-captioned performance is offered on October 3 at 2 p.m. For open-captioned or ASL-interpreted performances, patrons should request seats best suited to ASL interpretation or captioning when purchasing tickets.  Large print, Braille playbills and infrared listening amplification devices are also available at every ATC performance with reservation. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).


Tickets for “The Importance of Being Earnest” start at $36, are subject to change depending on time, date or section, and are available at or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823.  Discounts are available for seniors and active military. $10 student ticket pricing is now available for all performances.  Half-price rush tickets are available for balcony seating for all performances one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office (subject to availability).  Pay What You Can is Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m.  Balcony seats for this performance are available for a suggested $10 donation. (Tickets must be purchased at the Temple of Music and Art starting one hour prior to curtain on September 22.  Seating is first-come first served and is not guaranteed.  Cash only. Two tickets maximum per person.) For discounts for groups of 10 or more, call (520) 622-2823.




Fact Sheet:

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

Written by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Stephen Wrentmore


The Temple of Music and Art

330 S. Scott Avenue

Tucson AZ, 85701

Previews Begin:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Opening Night
Friday, September 20, 2013

Closing Performance: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1 p.m.


Cast (in alphabetical order):

Allyce Beasley as Lady Bracknell

Anneliese van der Pol as Gwendolen Fairfax

Heather Marie Cox as Cecily Cardew

Jodie Lynne McClintock as Miss Prism

Kate Emma Nienhauser as Merriman

Loren Dunn as John Worthing

Mike Lawler as Rev. Canon Chasuble / Lane

Matt Leisy as Algernon Moncrieff


Creative Team (in alphabetical order):

Brian Jerome Peterson, Sound Designer

David Lee, Lighting Designer

Glenn Bruner, Production Stage Manager

J&R Creative, Casting Director

Kevin Black, Dialect Coach

Stephen Wrentmore, Director

Timothy Toothman, Stage Manager

Yoon Bae, Scenic & Costume Designer



Ticket Info:

Ticket prices currently range from $36 to $77. Tickets are available in-person at the Temple of Music and Art box office, via phone at (520) 622-2823 or online at


About Arizona Theatre Company:

Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC), is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the US that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 47th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflect the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Designated The State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, Interim Managing Director Jessica L. Andrews and a dedicated Board of Trustees. 



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UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents BOEING BOEING


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 9:19 AM
To: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce)


If you miss the 1960's stewardess (yes, stewardess) uniforms, complete with hats, silk scarves & gloves that were sported by many flight attendants of the day, or, if you were born too late to experience all that 60's glamour, but your curiosity is piqued, you're in luck!  UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre is opening its season with the comedy farce, Boeing Boeing, where you can revel in the fashion of the 60's, FUN & laughter created by one playboy, his friend, three fiancees from different airlines who know nothing of each other, & one disgusted housekeeper.





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

Approx Run Time: 118 minutes • 15-minute Intermission • Brent Gibbs, Director • 520.621.9402 • Media Photo Call: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:30pm in the Marroney Theatre

August 29, 2013

UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans,
directed by Brent Gibbs

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, Boeing Boeing is a hilarious French farce. Bernard, a Parisian architect, has devised a foolproof plan for keeping his love life exciting. He has three bedrooms and three different fiancées who all work for three different airlines. What could go wrong? Everything! Bernard and his best friend are left desperately seeking an emergency exit as all the fiancées come in for a landing at the same time. One of France's most popular plays, this 1960's romp is just the ticket to kick off our season.

If you'd like to learn more about how the show poster was created with UA student Alyssa Alger (not a Theatre student) as our model, contact Lisa Pierce. A.R.T. always creates its own posters — from concept to finished product.

Dates & Times:

Previews: Sep 22 at 1:30pm, Sep 24 at 7:30pm Evenings: Sep 25-28, Oct 3-5, Oct 11-12 at 7:30pm Matinees: Sep 29, Oct 5-6, Oct 13 at 1:30pm

Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $28, Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19, Preview $17.

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

Production Co-Sponsors: Keller Williams Southern Arizona Luxury Homes + NOVA Home Loans Presidential Team

Widescreen Wednesday Screening & Discussion: Wednesday, Oct 2 at 7:00pm — Center for Creative Photography FREE ADMISSION to Widescreen Wednesdays! First come, first served. No ticket necessary. Watch the film adaptation of Boeing Boeing & enjoy an engaging discussion about the film & stage versions led by one of our own faculty members. BONUS: See one student short film!



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Blue Alley Productions seeking actor for replacement role in The Sound of Music


From: Act 1 Academy []
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 7:33 AM
Subject: Blue Alley Productions seeking actor for replacement role in The Sound of Music


Seeking immediate replacement for the role of: 

Max Detweiller (moves well, 35-55) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.


This is a remount production, 8 performances (four pre-sold out houses thus far)

Pay: honorarium

Rehearsals:  5 Saturdays 1pm-5pm approx, a few rehearsals as needed for blocking and scene work

Production dates:  OCT 11-13/ 18-20 (load in and tech begins a few days prior)


recent headshot and resume would be appreciated 


Audition by appt


Act 1 Academy of Performing Arts



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Call to particiapte in The Migration Project on Sunday, 9/1



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Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:21 AM




Eugenia Woods, and her devising team, Esther Almazon and Meagan Jones, will be conducting devising activities for The Migration Project, a community based theatrical documentary, in conjunction with the Tucson Museum of Arts' Museum as Sanctuary program on Sunday, 9/1 from 1-3.  Eugenia will be drawing from Boal, Viewpoints, Kelman, and Sojourn Theatre's practices to explore our motivations to migrate and our evolving definitions of home. This is the first of several public interactive installations aimed at gathering material to be applied in the development of the dramatic narrative. Admission to the museum is free on this date.   For more information go to:


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Casting Call, Feature Length Horror "STRANGE BLOOD"


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Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:12 PM
Subject: Audition Call



Produced by:  TeoWard Productions , Directed by: Chad Michael Ward

Production:  Feature Length Body Horror   Filming in :  Tucson, AZ
Union Status / Budget:  Non-Union / Ultra-Low Budget
Compensation:  Flat “Per-Run” Fee, working as “Locals”
Distribution:  Distribution has been Locked – Straight to DVD with World Rights.
Production TimeLine:  Casting:  Sept. 1st to Sept. 22ndFilming:  Dec. 2nd to Dec. 21st, 2013

Production Description:  When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure-all, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a blood thirsty madman. With time running out, he must find a way to stop the monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being "cured".

This is a "body horror" film, similar in tone to the early works of David Cronenberg (Videodrome, The Fly, Crash).  STRANGE BLOOD is directed by acclaimed music video director and photographer Chad Michael Ward and produced by Pearry Teo (Necromentia, Dracula: The Dark Prince, Gene Generation) and Rosie Zwaduk (Finley Wade, HoloDad, Stardust & the Bandit).

Roles Casting:

HENRY:  Male, 30-50, Caucasian:  Near-sighted (glasses). Genius Intellect, Socially Awkward, Unemotional/mild Asperger’s Syndrome, OCD, Brooding. Obsessed with the singular goal of research, development and creation of a universal vaccine while remaining ignorant of the outside world. Struggles internally with the death of his young son, science is his coping mechanism.

GEMMA:  Female, 18-30, any Race:  Attractive, physically fit.  Awkwardly stylish.  Sassy, Independent, Carefree, Foul-Mouthed and with Daddy Issues.  Seeks a place for herself in the world and longs for attention, security and comfort--but hides behind a tough girl joker facade.

Female, 18-30, any RaceAttractive, physically fit.  Professional, but not stiff.  Beverly is interviewing as an Intern with the scientist and gets flustered when things don’t go well.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR:  Male, 30-60, any Race.  Must look a little “street-hardened”.
GOTH GIRL:  Female, 18-25, any Race:  Cute, physically fit, and can pull off wearing a corset, short skirt and a pair of fishnet stockings. 
BOUNCER:  Male, 25-45, any Race:  Must look like a stereo-typical bouncer.

Audition Format:  Initial Auditions for Henry and Gemma are being conducted as “Video Auditions”, meaning that you will need to record yourself reading provided “sides”, and email the Links back to the Producers.  Other roles will be narrowed down by Headshot, Resume and/or Reels.

If you would like to be considered for any of the above roles, please email Producer, Rosie Z. at  with the character you wish to Audition for in the Subject line, and attach a Headshot,. Resume, and Reel link, (if you have one).     



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LTW's All Together Theatre proudly presents THE GREAT ZANTINI AND THE MAGIC THIEF


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Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:02 PM



Live Theatre Workshop’s All Together Theatre proudly presents



An original story by Stephen Frankenfield

With original music and lyrics by David Ragland


Directed by Stephen Frankenfield

Featuring Bailey Axen, Robin Carson, Connor Griffin, Kris Kissel, Alex Hupp, & Julia Hupp


Performances Sundays, September 15 – November 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

*No performances on October 6 or November 17*


Tickets range from $7 to $10 with discounts available for cash.


To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242

For more information go to

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP * 5317 E. Speedway * Tucson, AZ 85712

Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft


Introducing the Great Zantini Linguini Alfredo Rigatoni! He is the world’s greatest magician and he wants to perform for you. But when a magic trick goes surprisingly wrong, it’s up to his son, Vinnie, to travel to The Land Where Disappeared Things Go to save his father's magical career. Little does Vinnie know that the evil magician, Fifi Far Fu Fum, is out to stop him.



About the Artists


Stephen Frankenfield (Playwright & Director) was last seen on LTW’s Mainstage in TWO INTO ONE (Richard Wiley). He was recently a creative collaborator for Etcetera’s production of MIXTAPE. He directed SEE HOW THEY RUN, MOON OVER BUFFALO, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER and most recently for LTW's All Together Theatre, DELIA AND THE MUD PEOPLE. Notable acting credits on the mainstage, where he has been a staple for over 10 years, include IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE RAINMAKER, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, DEARLY DEPARTED, CAUGHT IN THE NET, FUNNY MONEY, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and TUNA CHRISTMAS. He has been nominated for 3 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, twice for acting and once for directing. Stephen is a graduate of The American Academy Of Musical and Dramatic Arts in New York City.


David Ragland (Composer) - This is the ninth LTW production for which David Ragland has written music. David's music-writing career started in1992 with the release of Blast Off, his first album. He was awarded a degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in 2006, and continues to write and perform in and around Tucson, mostly while wearing red velvet pants.


Bailey Axen (Vinnie) is a 4th grader at Manzanita Elementary. This is his first time doing ATT, but he started with LTW’s OnStage Education Program at age 5. Bailey loves acting, legos, surfing, basketball and chess. In fact, he won several awards in local chess tournaments. Bailey performed with Gaslight's Youth Theatre in CINDERELLA (Captain), ADVENTURES OF A COMIC BOOK HERO (Star Guy), THE LADY PIRATES OF CAPTAIN BREE (Sam), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Graspo), and WAGON WHEELS WEST (Smiling Slade).


Robin Carson (Fi Fi Far Fu Fum) is performing on the LTW stage for the first time. She studied acting at UA and comedy improv at The Studio for Actors. For the past 2 years she worked with Beowulf Alley, usually designing sound, for such productions as BODY IN THE BATH, JOAN IS BURNING, BENJAMIN HILL, LYSISTRATA, and DUDE, to name a few. She is excited to make this return to the stage.


Connor Griffin (Inspector Von Van Der Doom/Mismatched Gang) previously appeared in ATT’s production of MOTHER GOOSE (Jack B), and is extremely excited to be back. At his high school, he appeared in HOW TO SUCCEED (Finch), ROBIN HOOD (Robin), and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Frank). He also competed and earned superiors at the Arizona State Thespian Conference and the Southern Arizona Acting Festival in both Solo Musicals and Group Musicals. He performed in his school’s superior-winning play at the One Act Festival, for which he earned the All-Star Cast Member award.


Alexander Hupp (Disappeared Kid, Mismatched Gang, Assistant Stage Manager) has been taking classes at LTW since June 2008.  Since then, he has worked on several ATT productions including JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Reporter and Egg), GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS (Assistant Stage Manager), and MOTHER GOOSE UNPLUCKED (Jack). On LTW’s Mainstage he appeared in Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS (Bert). Outside LTW he appeared in several commercials, Toni Press Coffman’s ARMOR (Peter), and TIKVA, a special event for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Alexander won LTW’s 2009-10 Ovation Award for best student and is thrilled to be working on this production.


Julia Hupp (Regina Renly Rabbit) has been taking classes at LTW for over five years. She performed with ATT (MOTHER GOOSE UNPLUCKED) and is excited about being on ATT's stage once again.


Kris Kissel (Zantini/Stinky/Bob) is making his first appearance on the LTW stage. He taught summer camps for LTW for the past two years and spent the past 17 years as the theatre teacher at Sabino High School. He holds a BFA in Theatre Education from UA and a Masters in Theatrical Production and Design from Southern Oregon University.


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Arizona Onstage Productions - FOREVER PLAID - Looking for three amazing male singers - paid


From: Kevin Johnson []
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:58 PM
Subject: Arizona Onstage Productions - FOREVER PLAID - Looking for three amazing male singers


Arizona Onstage Productions is accepting resumes and headshots for their upcoming production of the musical FOREVER PLAID, playing the first three weekends in January.  The applicants must have perfect pitch, strong stage presence, a sense of humor, and be between 18 - 35.  All ethnic backgrounds are welcomed.

Roles available:

FRANCIS       The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.
Male, 20-35 yrs old
Range: F3 - B5


SMUDGE       The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks and sex appeal.
Male, 20-35 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5


SPARKY The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever.
Male, 20-35 yrs old
Range: F3 - G5

The role of JINX has been cast.  This is a  paid position.  Please send resume to Artistic Director Kevin Johnson at

Audition dates and times announced soon.



Kevin Johnson

Founding Artistic Director

Arizona Onstage Productions



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Comedy Playhouse presents A Pain in the Aunt - and more. ...


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The Comedy Playhouse


"Come for the fun of it!"


August 2013


A Pain in the Aunt


By Peré Summers


Premiers September 6th




Lois Lederman and Cristin Phibbs



  Aunt Margaret's life is not so good.  She's old, she's sickly and generally she's a big grump.  Her niece Pricilla's life is not too good either.  She's Aunt Margaret's caretaker and Aunt Margaret takes her aggravations out on poor Pricilla.   Aunt Margaret has paid for Pricilla's education and Pricilla has promised life care for Aunt Margaret in return.  Is there no way out for either of them?


  Of course there is!  This is The Comedy Playhouse, after all.  Add a little memory, add a little hope and add "a little something extra," and we'll all get to a happy ending.  Enjoy the World Premier of this brand new play by Tucson playwright Peré Summers.


  Nell Summers directs Comedy Playhouse favorites Lois Lederman, Cristin Phibbs, and Maria Fletcher as they present A Pain in the Aunt.


  Admission to A Pain in the Aunt is $18, with discounts available.


  A Pain in the Aunt runs September 6th through October 13th.


  The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Avenue at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road.  The Comedy Playhouse has lit, adjacent parking.   A Pain in the Aunt is appropriate for ages eight and up.


  Call 260-6442 for reservations or e-mail


   Remember to check the theater listings in the Thursday's Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section, the current edition of the Tucson Weekly and The Curtain Going Up column in The Desert Leaf for information about what's playing at The Comedy Playhouse!








The Comedy Genius


O. Henry III


Continues through August 31


                 Rebecca Niesen


O. Henry (real name William Sydney Porter) was born in North Carolina in 1862.  He tried many professions including pharmacist, ranch hand, draftsman, clerk and bank teller.  During his stint as bank teller, through carelessness or embezzlement, money was found to be missing.  The bank auditor discovered the shortage, and O. Henry lost his job.  Eventually, he was indicted, put on trial, and sent to prison.  It was in prison, that he wrote and published his first stories.  The pen name was essential, as no respectable magazine would consider publishing the work of a convict.


    The public fell in love with his stories and that love affair continues to this day. 


  The Comedy Genius of O. Henry III runs through August 31st.


  Admission to The Comedy Genius of O. Henry III is $12, with discounts available.


  The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Avenue at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road.  The Comedy Playhouse has lit, adjacent parking.   The Comedy Genius of O. Henry III  is appropriate for ages eight and up.


  Call 260-6442 for reservations or e-mail


   Remember to check the theater listings in the Thursday's Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section, the current edition of the Tucson Weekly and The Curtain Going Up column in The Desert Leaf for information about what's playing at The Comedy Playhouse!







Coming October 18th to November 3rd


The Mystery Genius of

Edgar Allan Poe III




The Monkey's Paw

By W. W. Jacobs



  Cristin Phibbs and Paul Hammack


   The Comedy Playhouse's annual Halloween show will run from October 18th to November 3rd.  This year, the format will be a little different.  The first half of the show will consist of dramatizations of classic short stories written by the master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.  The second half of the show will be a brand new production of W. W. Jacobs classic horror one-act, The Monkey's Paw.


  Drew Kallen, Paul Hammack, Cristin Phibbs, David Gunther and Bruce Bieszki will be on hand to provide the necessary thrills and chills.


   Performances of The Mystery Genius of Edgar Allen Poe and The Monkey's Paw will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.   Admission is $18.00 with discounts available for seniors and students. 


  The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Avenue at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road.  The Comedy Playhouse has lit, adjacent parking.   The Mystery Genius of Edgar Allen Poe and The Monkey's Paw is appropriate for ages eight and up.


  Call 260-6442 for reservations or e-mail

Remember to check the theater listings in the Thursday's Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section, the current edition of the Tucson Weekly and The Curtain Going Up column in The Desert Leaf for information about what's playing at The Comedy Playhouse!






Coming in November…


The Mystery Genius


Father Brown II



November 8th to November 16th


        Tony Eckstat




     "A very short Roman Catholic priest" who "had a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling and had eyes as empty as the North Sea," is the way Gilbert Keith Chesterton first described Father Brown.  The adventure was Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (later re-titled The Blue Cross) published in the June 23, 1910 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.  It was the first of 52 short stories featuring the little priest.  The stories were collected and republished in five editions between 1911 and 1935.


   The Comedy Playhouse will present four ALL NEW Father Brown tales in The Mystery Genius of Father Brown II.   All authors speak through their characters, and through Father Brown, Chesterton was able to express his very unique views of the world, and the concepts of good and evil.


   The Comedy Playhouse will present The Mystery Genius of  Father Brown II November 8th  through November 16th .  Admission is $12, with discounts available.   Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. (Only One Matinee)


  The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Avenue at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road.  The Comedy Playhouse has lit, adjacent parking.   The Mystery Genius of Father Brown II is appropriate for ages eight and up.


  Call 260-6442 for reservations or e-mail


      Remember to check the theater listings in the Thursday's Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section, the current edition of the Tucson Weekly and The Curtain Going Up column in The Desert Leaf for information about what's playing at The Comedy Playhouse!






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