Thursday, January 30, 2014

Casting Call: Ball and Chain, a comedic web series



Now taking submissions from actors for Ball and Chain, a comedic web series about three best friends who meet once a week to escape the clutches of their overbearing wives and children; sharing their stories of domestic woe and fantasizing about the single life that has long since passed them by.


Shooting will take place in Tucson, AZ and will consist of three to four days of shooting per month for major roles and as little as a half day per month for minor roles.  Please don’t submit if you live outside of the Tucson area.


Following are the major roles for which we are seeking actors:

  • Three males
    Age:  late 20s to late 30s
    Ethnicity:  open
  • Three females (to play the wives of the major male characters)
    Age:  late 20s to late 30s
    Ethnicity:  open


  • Copy
  • Credit
  • Food
  • Gas reimbursement

*  NO juvenile/child actor submission at this time, please. **

Please send a head shot and contact info to: BallandChaintheSeries[at]

Those actors selected from initial submissions will be contacted with audition dates, times and locations. 

Thank you!



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The Great American Playhouse - Super Bowl Weekend Special




The Great American Playhouse is having a Super Bowl Weekend Special for Booty Island 3D:


Saturday, February 1st at 3pm & 6pm


Sunday, February 2nd at 3pm



Must mention this email when booking reservation.

Cannot be applied to previously purchased reservations.


Call the Box Office for reservations- (520)512-5145

The Great American Playhouse

13005 N Oracle Rd

Tucson, AZ


Located in the Rancho Vistoso Center






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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

COSTUMES 101: A beginner class @ Act 1 Academy


From: Act 1 Academy []
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:14 PM
Subject: COSTUMES 101: A beginner class


Costumes 101: session 1

6 weeks: begins Feb 1

Saturdays 9-noon

$95  includes all materials and basic sewing kit (kids and adults welcome, ages 8 and older)


THIS is a great, easy way to learn sewing skills and basic design needed for costuming!


Act 1 Academy of Performing Arts,

7878 E Wrightstown Rd (corner of Pantano and Wrightstown, between Nico's and Wendy's)


Starts with sewing basics:

Hand sewing to basic machine sewing,

3 projects designed to give you all the skills needed for basic costuming.

measuring, patterns and more


Session 2: Basic Design (begins late March)

Use the skills you learned in session 1 to create 2 costume pieces from different time periods.


PLEASE email your registration request to:



Act 1 Academy of Performing Arts



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LTW to add performances of BOEING BOEING


From: angela horchem []
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:29 PM
Subject: LTW to add performances of BOEING BOEING



Live Theatre Workshop to add performances of



By Marc Camoletti


Directed by Stephen Frankenfield

Featuring Candace Bean, Amanda Gremel, Cyndi LaFrese, Janet Roby, Rick Shipman, & Keith Wick


Due to popular demand, additional performances on

Thursdays, February 6 & 13 at 7:30 PM


Book your tickets now as all shows are selling out!

Regular Tickets: $18 with discounts available

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242


Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission


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

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Bernard is engaged to Gloria.

And to Gabriella.

And to Gretchen.

His supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when all three invade his swanky bachelor pad in this high-flying farce.


"The funniest play to hit Broadway in years." ~ The Wall Street Journal



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LTW presents a Staged Reading of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT


From: angela horchem []
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:27 PM
Subject: LTW presents a Staged Reading



Live Theatre Workshop Readers' Theatre proudly presents


a Staged Reading of


By Bill Manhoff


Featuring Jodi Ajonovich, Stephen Frankenfield, and Phil Gray


Sunday, February 9, 2014

at 7:00 PM


Cost is Free. Donations appreciated.

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242


Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes


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

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


In a San Francisco loft, aspiring author Felix focuses his binoculars on a prostitute plying her trade. He complains to the landlord and has her evicted. He soon hears trouble pounding on his door in the form of Doris, not a prostitute but an aspiring "model and actress, thank you very much." She figures he owes her a bed for the night, an arrangement that leads to hilarity. Alan Alda and Diana Sands took the roles on Broadway, and George Segal and Barbra Streisand did so on film.



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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Arts Congress 2014: We need your voice February 5 - REGISTER TODAY



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We need your voice at the State Capitol for Arts Congress

Wednesday, February 5



Now that we know that FY15 funding for the Arizona Commission on the Arts is NOT included in the proposed Executive Budget, your voice at the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 5 for  Arts Congress 2014 is even more critical.


The is the one special day of the year for arts and culture advocates, patrons, educators and business people to speak directly to their Arizona legislators about the importance of support for arts and culture in our state.


The FY15 Executive Budget released by the Governor earlier this month does not repeat the $1 million from the state "rainy day" fund that was allocated this year to the Arts Commission. 


Last fall, the Arts Commission submitted a FY15 budget request of $2 million. The request was based on the remarkable impact this year's allocation already has had in growing grant allocations to arts organizations all over Arizona, and funding the Commission's new Community Catalyst Grant program and Arts Tank - two new initiatives designed to inspire innovative and entrepreneurial arts activities that contribute to local community and economic vitality.


If the Legislature does not, at least, repeat a $1 million allocation in FY15, Arizona arts and culture organizations will suffer serious setbacks in their economic recovery which in turn is contributing so much to the overall revitalization of our state's recovery from the Great Recession.


We need your help to tell this story - starting on February 5 at Arts Congress 2014.


Many issues remain to be resolved in negotiations between the Governor's office and the State Legislature. Based on feedback we are getting from key legislators who supported the arts last year, we are confident that with their help -- AND the help of arts advocates like you - we can secure an allocation for the Arts Commission in the final FY15 budget that the Legislature must pass.


But this will not be an easy task. Every one of our 90 state legislators need to hear about the special impacts the arts are having in their, home communities. That why every advocate voice will count at Arts Congress.


We believe $2 million would be a significant reinvestment in the arts and culture sector, but anything less than a repeat of the $1 million received this year will result in serious damage in the health of arts and culture organizations all over Arizona.


So, please...

Register Now!

Individual Registration is $25 per person. 

Registration includes, training, meeting materials, coffee, nibbles, lunch and bottled water.


Become a Co-Sponsor for $125. 

 Co-sponsorship includes: Registration for four, recognition before, during and after the event.

To Register online, CLICK HERE



Schedule for the day



Registration on the House Lawn

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Arizona School for the Arts String Quartet

9 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Team Legislative Meetings

10 a.m. - noon

Workshop - Introduction to Arts Advocacy

10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Workshop -Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants Information

Every half hour,

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Interactive Art Activities

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Gallery Introductions

1:30 p.m. (approx.)


Activities will take place on the House Lawn and the House and Senate offices, 1700 W. Washington. Arizona Citizens for the Arts also will provide you with training materials and talking points for your meetings with legislators.


For more information call 602-253-6535


CDO Theatre Presents ComedySportz


From: Cannon, Robert []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:40 PM
Subject: CDO Theatre Presents ComedySportz


CDO Theatre Presents


ComedySportz: An Evening of Improvisation


Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00p

Canyon del Oro High School Little Theatre


Tickets $4.00 available at the door


Robert Cannon, Theatre Director/Manager

Canyon del Oro High School

25 W. Calle Concordia

Oro Valley, AZ  85704

520.696.5692 phone




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By Chuck Graham,


photo courtesy of Abril Castillo.

Evan Werner and Dani Dryer in 'boom.' 

Have you ever wondered what the world might be like today if, back when the Garden of Eden was new, it turned out Adam was gay and Eve’s rebellious streak included a lack of interest in being responsible for the entire human race?

What if this lack of compatibility in Paradise was so disruptive it required some rude Divine Intervention to kick-start the whole Genesis of Life thing?

If so…then get into a hyper-active state of mind and go see “boom” downtown in the Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art. Ivy League playwright Peter Sinn Nachtreib is pushing against the envelope and thinking way outside the box in dreaming up this geek brain party that’s given a fearless production by the Winding Road Theater Ensemble.

WRTE’S artistic director Christopher Johnson is at the helm, keeping the actors’ intensity bumping against the redline of possibility. Theatergoers addicted to reality may find the assumptions in this story rather extreme, but that’s why arriving with empty arms and an open mind are pretty much essential.

Performed non-stop without intermission (there will be plenty of time for reflection later) the story suggests much more than it takes time to explain.

For example, Jules (Evan Werner) is a graduate biology student who placed a personals ad promising “sex to change the course of the world.”  That sounded good to cynical journalism student Jo (Dani Dryer), who shows up at Jules’ tiny apartment/lab ready for action.

But the action Jules has in mind is taking place in his tabletop fish tank where, we learn, he has detected fish behavior that proves the end of humankind is near.

Meanwhile…off to the side of the stage at her own desk of tools to manipulate the behavior of humans on Earth is Barbara (Avis Judd), herself no stranger to cynical attitudes about the meaning of life. In Heavenly terms she has angelic powers, but says she is merely the manager of this “exhibit.”

She also can’t resist getting more involved with Jules and Jo than an exhibit manager probably should – but that becomes part of the fun, too.

Nachtreib (who did major in theater and biology) is just getting his own career going as a playwright. It seems he has taken the surreal mindset of Christopher Durang (“The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” “Baby With the Bathwater”)and started pulling it into the 21st century.

As we in daily life watch the real world that is rising from today’s fantasy powers of digital technology, along with the decline of religion’s ability to inspire and the political chaos of splintered societies erupting in new wars every week, it’s clear that conventional theater just won’t be able to handle everything.

Some new forms of theater must be developed.

At this point in time (no pun intended) Nachtreib’s take on the situation is certainly as valid as any other.

So get on down to the Cabaret Space. See “boom” for yourself, think for yourself and decide for yourself…

“boom” plays through Feb. 9, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, in the Cabaret Space at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott St. Tickets are $20, with discounts. Details and reservations, 520-401-3626,


Mime Technique and Performance Seminar with Rick Wamer


From: Richard Wamer []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:10 AM


Mime Technique and Performance Seminar

Rick Wamer, internationally touring mime actor and teacher


Dates and times:  Friday’s 7- 9 pm on Jan. 31; Feb. 14, 21 and 28,  Mar. 7 (No class Feb. 7)

Location: the Rhythm Industry, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave., Tucson (see map at

Fee: $30 per class

Registration: In advance by emailing Rick at ricgeocap@icloud or pay at the door

Call Rick Wamer for more information: 520-990-7425 

Rick’s approach in these classes is good for actors - text and physical actors - as well as dancers, performers of any kind or people who are just plain curious about mime and using their bodies to express meaning. The classes will cover silent acting techniques used in mime to create an imagined world of illusion.

The seminar focus will be on what Rick calls the physical imagination and how the body knows before the mind comprehends. Rick’s work comes form his years of work with the renowned mime legend Marcel Marceau, and Rick’s study and practice of the pioneering techniques of Etienne Decroux. Seminar participants will have access to the incomparable talent and experience that Rick brings to Tucson from his global experience. Rick’s teaching is especially powerful in guiding participants in developing movement skills that deeply engage audiences, as Rick’s own performances demonstrate.



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Borderlands Theater seeks Ushers

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Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:05 AM
Subject: Borderlands Theater seeks Ushers

Happy New Year! Its almost time for Boarderlands next set of shows "Maria's
Circular Dance" and "Trash" playing together at the Zuzi's Theater on 5th
street. The shows play February 13th to March 3rd, Thursdays through
Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

We are seeking 3 ushers per performance to assist us in our front of house
duties (collecting tickets, directing patrons, handing out programs). If you
are interested in helping us out, we do offer FREE tickets to the show in
exchange for helping before the show.

We ask that you arrive 1 hour before the show to get your assignment.
Please wear a white top and black bottoms and a smile!

If you are interested reply to

Thanks again,

Nicole M Smith
Box Office Manager

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UofA Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE



From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:06 AM
Subject: See the Classic Memory Play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE




University of Arizona - School of Theatre, Film and Television

Arizona Repertory Theatre


Using his own life, Tennessee Williams created this exquisite memory play. Amanda Wingfield is a fading southern belle who is determined to hold her family together in any way she can.  Her son, Tom, struggles to escape both his present and his past, but his love for his wounded sister, Laura, keeps him bound…forever compelled to tell the story of the night she met her gentleman caller. Filled with the heartbreaking beauty that marks Williams’ best work, The Glass Menagerie remains a compelling and timeless piece of theatre. 


Previews: Feb 9 at 1:30pm, Feb 11 at 7:30pm

Evenings: Feb 12-15, Feb 20-22, Feb 28-Mar 1 at 7:30pm

Matinees: Feb 16, Feb 22-23, Mar 2 at 1:30pm



Pre-Show Discussion:Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 - 12:45pm

Our dramaturgs will lead an exciting dialogue that includes behind-the-scenes information about the production.

Post-Show Discussion:Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - Immediately following performance
Meet the actors & production team during a Q&A segment facilitated by our dramaturgs. Post-show discussions are held in the theatre immediately following a performance.



Ticket Prices


Senior/Military/UA Employee.....$26



Alumni get 10% discount with I.D.


Tickets and info:



Widescreen Wednesdays! - Feb 19, 2014, at The UA Center for Creative Photography, 7:00pm

Free Screening of the film adaptation of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

with short presentation by Theatre Professor Emeritus, Harold Dixon

Plus, see the 7-minute student film short, Top 10 Places You MUST See in Florida

directed by Alexis Preston & written by Rafael Gomez

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Tolstoy


University of Arizona - School of Theatre, Film and Television
1025 N. Olive Road
Drama Bldg, Rm 239
Tucson, AZ 85721
Box Office: 520.621.1162


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IFASA Valentine's Day Extravaganza Meeting February 4 at 7 PM


From: Chris []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:37 AM
Subject: Valentine's Day Extravaganza Meeting


On Tuesday, February 4 at 7 PM the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona will be having its Valentine's Day Extravaganza Meeting at CoLab (formerly Gangplank) (17 East Pennington) in Tucson.  All year we will be meeting on the FIRST Tuesday of every month.


Our grand prize for the evening will be our Valentine's Day Extravaganza Package (the VDEP), which consists of a $200 gift certificate at Kingfisher AND a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne AND a $50 gift certificate at Mayfield Florists AND a $50 gift certificate at Victoria's Secret.  


Our February 4th meeting will consist of Professional Speed Dating. You sit around a long table and exchange professional information with the actor or filmmaker sitting across from you.  Every three minutes or so you shift one seat to the right and get a new speed dating partner.


At the end of the full rotation, whoever can answer the most questions about the other actors and filmmakers at the meeting will win the Valentine's Day Extravaganza Package (the VDEP).


Tuesday, February 4, 7 PM, CoLab (17 East Pennington) in Tucson.  Free.  Yes, it's free.


If you have never been to an IFASA meeting before, there will never be a better time to dip your toe in the pool.



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Monday, January 27, 2014

Auditions - The Gaslight Theatre


From: Becky Gilmour []
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 4:52 PM
Subject: Auditions - The Gaslight Theatre




The Gaslight Theatre is holding auditions for

Beach Blanket Be Bop and the 2014 Season

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Auditions will be held at:

The Gaslight Theatre

7010 E. Broadway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85710


The Gaslight is seeking strong singers and actors ages 18 and older.

Please prepare two contrasting vocal selections (32 Bars each) and bring the sheet music for your selections. An accompanist will be provided, no recorded music please. Please also bring two copies of your headshot and resume. You will also be required to do a cold read.


Beach Blanket Be Bop begins rehearsal in late February. The show runs April 3, 2014 – June 8, 2014 and runs 9 shows per week. All Gaslight actors are contracted and paid; roles are double cast.

For questions or more information, please email or call 520-886-9428



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From: angela horchem []
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 2:35 PM




ETCETERA presents the February edition of . . .




30 Original Plays in 60 Minutes. 


Two performances!

February 8 & 15 at 10:30 PM


Tickets $10 at the door • 327.4242 for tickets

Live Theatre Workshop • 5317 E Speedway Blvd.


All New Material!!!

The goal? All 30 plays must be performed in 60 minutes, and the clock is ticking.

The catch? The audience decides the order of the plays.

The reward? If the actors meet their 60-minute deadline, they get to eat cookies. If they don’t meet it, they get to watch the audience eat the cookies.




SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE is an original, ensemble-written show featuring 30 short plays in 60 minutes. Based on The Neo-Futurists’ TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, these performances will take place on the second and third Saturday nights of nearly every month throughout the 2013-2014 Etcetera season. Each show will be performed in an entirely new order, decided by the audience. Each month will feature new, original material. 


Originally created in the Fall of 2011 at the University of Arizona, this revival of SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE pushes the boundaries of what a two-minute play can be. SAST involves a mixture of sketch comedy and devised work.  The ensemble-written plays may be fiction or non-fiction, realist or abstract, movement-based or focused on spoken text. The only restriction upon the scripts is time. As a result, the show comments on current events, personal experiences, or any other pressing issues that the creators believe are important. SAST’s main goal is to explore theatrical expression within a time limit. Rather, we’re exploring 30 different theatre experiences within 60 minutes.



Upcoming performances (subject to change, please check website for updated information): February 8, 15; May 10, 17



 SAST Writing Ensemble Members: *Keyanna Khatiblou (Project Director), Shelby Athouguia, Laura Bargfeld, *Catherine Cosentino, *Andy Gonzalez, *Andrea Head, Rainey Hinrichs, *Heather Meza, *Elijah Renteria, *Simon Ridley,


*denotes February Performing Ensemble




Contact: Keyanna Khatiblou




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