Friday, October 31, 2014



Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:53 AM




Have you always been curious about the Brazilian art of CAPOEIRA

Here is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to TRY IT! No experience needed!

For FOUR SUNDAYS in NOVEMBER, join PROFESSOR BESOURO of CAPOEIRA MALADRAGEM as he introduces the basics of capoeira!

SUNDAY - NOV. 2, 16, 23, 30 (NO CLASS on Sunday, Nov 9th, All Souls Procession)

5:00 - 6:15 PM

$10 drop in - PREPAY for ALL 4 classes on the FIRST DAY (NOV 2nd) and pay $35

  • Wear comfortable active wear
  • You will be BAREFOOT


Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S Tyndall Ave

This will be a great workshop for those who have always wanted to try capoeira. Learn about the origins and culture of capoeira, get a feel for the ginga (swing) of the movement as well as "playing the game" in roda (in the circle). Capoeira includes music, call and response song, and dance as well as the movement. It is a beautiful art, come try it out!









Our parent organization, and the non-profit that supports the ALL SOULS PROCESSION weekend. Proceeds from many of our events benefit this group.




Which we share with the greater Tucson community, Arizona, and the world through Brazilian Drum and Dance!

No experience needed! ALL ARE WELCOME

Tuesday Rehearsals: 6:30-8:30pm
Rhythm Industry Performance Factory
1013 S Tyndall Ave




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CDO Theatre presents 'The Sound of Music'


From: Cannon, Robert []
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:12 AM
Subject: CDO Theatre presents 'The Sound of Music'


Canyon del Oro High School Canyon Players

proudly presents


The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse


Thursday, November 6 @ 7:00p CDO Mainstage Theatre

Saturday, November 8 @ 2:00p & 7:00p

General Admission Tickets $10.00 by reservation or at the door.

Reservations highly recommended. Contact information below.

Reserved tickets will be released 10 minutes before curtain.


Also available, Dinner and a Show on Thursday, November 6 @ 5:30p

Hosted by Canyon del Oro Advanced Culinary

Chicken Schnitzel, spaetzle, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, roasted vegetables, garden salad, drinks and strudel.

Reservations only by Tuesday, November 4. Contact information below. Tickets $18.00/person.



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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The Community Players Presents Gypsy


From: Community Players []
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 8:49 AM
Subject: The Community Players Presents Gypsy


Gypsy is directed by Robert Ulsrud and stars Pat Shafer, Layni Direnfeld, and Jim McCallum. It is loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage.

Gypsy will be performed at the Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Road. Parking and the main entrance are in the rear of the building.

Performances are from November 1-23, with start times at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 pm on Sundays. General Admission tickets are $16, students/seniors/military are $13 and all tickets are just $10 on Fridays. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by phone at 887-6239.



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Live Theatre Workshop Onstage! Proudly presents DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS

From: LTW Publicity - Stephanie Frankenfield []
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: TW Arts Live Theatre Workshop upcoming


Live Theatre Workshop Onstage! Proudly presents




Music and Lyrics by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by  Will Van Dyke
Book and Additional Lyrics by Cheryl Davis 


Directed by Amanda Gremel and Stephen Frankenfield

Featuring Live Theatre Workshop's Kids Musical Class


Performances Saturday November15 and Sunday November 23 at 11:00am

Tickets 5$

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242

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

Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft


Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks


DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS             is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684




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ZUZI! Dance, Apprentice, and Youth Companies present "White Moon Dances" - and more


From: ZUZI! Dance Company, School, & Theater []
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:06 AM
Subject: New Class & New Collaboration: November 2014 ZUZI! News



ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater

ZUZI! Dance Company, School & Theater | 738 N. 5th Ave. | In The Historic Y | Tucson | AZ | 85705



Solstice Community Performance Workshop


Classes: Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
November 8 - December 13 
Performances: December 19, 20, 21


Men and women of all ages and experiences are invited to participate in this 6-week workshop that combines dance, writing, and poetry. The use of playful improvisation scores & choreographic structures will culminate in a performance piece in ZUZI!'s 17th Solstice Celebration & Gala, this year titled, "Return"

Cost: $100

 Sign up in the office at ZUZI! or by phone at 520-629-0237.
Click here for the class registration form



ZUZI! Dance, Apprentice, and Youth Companies present:

"White Moon Dances" at Metal Arts Village

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

5:30 PM

Metal Arts Village Sculpture Garden
3230 N. Dodge Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716


Due to inclement weather, last week's "White Moon Dances" were postponed until the next full moon, which will be Thursday, November 6th. Also, because of shortened daylight hours, we've bumped the performances up to begin at 5:30 PM


ZUZI! Dance Company presents "White Moon Dances" in the Sculpture Garden of Metal Arts Village. The evening will begin at 5:30 with roving improvised performances by members of ZUZI! Dance Company, ZUZI! Apprentice Company, and ZUZI!'s "Many Limbs" Youth Company. At 6:00, dancers will perform a short piece combining site-specific choreography and improvisation, inspired by the work of Trisha Brown, the first female choreographer to receive the coveted MacArthur "genius" award. Brown is renowned for her contributions to the development of the "release" technique, the incorporation of design and technology in her choreography, and her unusual collaborations with visual artists and avante-garde composers. In that spirit, ZUZI! Dance companies will be performing with local musicians, Glenn Weyant and Pablo Peregrina.



Taproot Productions with ZUZI! Dance Company present: 

The Migration Project

November 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $18, general admission. $15 for students, seniors and military.


at the ZUZI! Theater in the Historic Y

738 N. 5th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85745


Playwright Eugenia Woods weaves together stories of 5 central characters from Mexico, The Hopi Nation, China, Zimbabwe, and one composite character representing the voices of refugee women from Iraq, Egypt, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The play examines what compels these characters to leave home, what they are forced to leave behind, and how they attempt to create a new home in a foreign land.

Director Marc David Pinate of Borderlands Theater and Choreographer Nanette Robinson of ZUZI! are partnering in creating the physical language of the play, set against Artist/Scenic Designer Wesley Creigh's sculptural installation.

Opening night is free thanks to a generous grant from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Tickets will be offered on a first come-first serve basis with project participants receiving priority seating. Donations are welcome. 


Ticket reservations may be made by email at or by calling 520 975 4021..



ZUZI! is a non-profit community arts organization committed to forging connection, meaning and renewal through contemporary dance and movement-based art forms by fostering the creative explorations of students, artists and audiences of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. ZUZI! is a home to our professional dance company, our school for dance and movement arts, and our theater is a hub for community instructors and performances. ZUZI! is dedicated to affirming diversity and collaboration through educational programming, community participation, and local and national outreach and ex-change.



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Tucson Improv Movement is proud to present a special night of comedy on Halloween Night at 7PM!


From: Justin Lukasewicz []
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:32 AM
Subject: Celebrate Halloween with TIM


Pumpkin Spiced Comedy with TIM this Halloween!


TIM Comedy Theater

329 East 7th St.

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Tel: (520) 314-7299


Tucson Improv Movement is proud to present a special night of comedy on Halloween Night at 7PM!


BOOgatti will open the night conjuring up the spirit of the first improviser Viktor BOOgatti in a haunted long form show. 


Then a very special one-time only show COMPLETELY IN THE DARK!  Our TIMprovisers will perform "The Bat", a long-form show with the lights out!


Halloween costume contest: winning costume gets FOUR tickets to a future TIM show and a TIM t-shirt, second place gets TWO tickets to a future show!


This Bat features the cast of The Soap Box and some special guests: Catherine Bartlett, Michael Dean, Ben Dietzel, Andrew Hatch, Cory Jenks, Daniel Kirby, Justin Lukasewicz, & Jessica Peck!



Improv Throwdown Saturday at 7 PM


Start your November off right with an Epic Battle for Street Cred.  Fast paced, gut busting short form comedy is awaiting your laughs!  Show highlights include freestyle rapping, competitive comedy challenges, audience participation,  and stand-up style jokes made-up on the spot!


MC: Catherine Bartlett

Red: Dave Devery, Esther Brilliant, Raymond Thomas

Black: Justin Lukasewicz, Clare Horton, Dan Kellish





BOOgatti and TIM INC Saturday at 9 PM


Join us at 9 PM on Saturday night for BOOgatti's last show ever!  A sophisticated evening of long from improv comedy will bring you ghoulish delight.  Catch BOOgatti before they vanish into the night!


The cast of BOOgatti features: Dave Devery, Ben Dietzel, Clare Horton, Jessica Peck, Stephanie Lovinger, Shanna Leonard & Raymond Thomas!


TIM INC will open the show!  Performing the harold, the world's most famous and widely performed long fromat.  Developed by Del Close in Chicago during the 1960's and made famous by the UCB Theater in New York City!





Local: 520-314-7299




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arts grants information from TPAC


Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:11 PM
Subject: Extra Extra!

2014/2015 Pima County Project Grants Now Available!
Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014
Pima County Arts Project Grants provide support for programs that contribute to the rural community's participation in the arts and promote local arts programming. Nonprofit arts organizations and community organizations that have evidence of support in the Pima County community served are eligible to apply. Projects must occur in Pima County (outside Tucson City limits). For full details and to apply

2014/2015 General Operating Support Grant (GOS)
Deadline:Thursday, November 6, 2014
The 2014/2015 GOS Quality of Life Grant is designed to sustain and grow the cultural vitality of our non-profit arts and cultural sector by supporting the presentation, aesthetic advancement and engagement with art and culture in Tucson and Pima County. For full details and to apply.

Tucson Pima Arts Council - Seeking Part-Time Marketing and Communications Specialist
The Marketing and Communications Specialist is the lead individual responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), the designated art council for the City of Tucson and Pima County.  TPAC's mission is to "foster artistic expression, civic participation and the economic growth of our diverse community by supporting, promoting and advocating for arts and culture." TPAC provide arts and cultural development services through direct funding, technical assistance, commissions / contracts to artists and arts organizations, and to select cultural projects. For job description and to apply.



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Casting Call, "The Shooting of Frank Stilwell"

The Shooting of Frank Stilwell

Location: Tucson AZ

Type: Other Projects

Sparc Interactive is looking for the following cast members to be a part of a proof-of-concept video shoot for an augmented reality project. Actors who have their own period appropriate costumes should wear those to the audition. Please be sure to read entire casting alert before applying.

Cast list
Wyatt Earp – early to mid 40s, male
Virgil Earp – early to mid 40s, male
Allie Earp – Late 30s to early 40s, female
Doc Holliday – early to mid 30s, male
Frank Stillwell – Mid 20s to early 30s, male
Sherman McMaster – late 20s to mid 30′s, male
Historian – 50's to 70's, male
News boy – under 16 males
Extras, conductors, porters and train workers, people to greet passengers 8-10 people

Audition Details
Date: 11/02/2014
Time: 2PM
Location: CoLab Workspace, 17 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Protocol: Script will be provided. Some improv may be asked for.

Production Details
Shoot Date: November, exact date(s) dependent upon role
Location: Dependent upon role

City or Location of call: Tucson AZ
Please submit to:




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IFA Adds $2,000 in Prize Money to Best Actor Awards - nominations open until 10/31


From: Chris []
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:02 AM
Subject: IFA Adds $2,000 in Prize Money to Best Actor Awards


To acknowledge that so much great acting in Arizona goes without any monetary compensation, Independent Film Arizona has elected to add $2,000 in prize money to accompany it's Best Actor Awards.  $1,000 will be given to the recipient of the award for best male actor and an additional $1,000 will be given to the recipient of the award for best female actor.


Anyone can nominate an actor for the best actor awards by sending the actor's name and the actor's e-mail address to  The only eligibility requirements are that the actor either lives or has worked in Arizona.


Nominations will close on Friday, October 31 at Noon.  So get your nominations in now.


From the nominations, a panel of judges will select 10 finalists.


At Independent Film Arizona's Monday, November 3 Meeting, (7 PM at Connect Workspace, 33 South 5th Avenue, Tucson at 7 PM) -- IFA's membership will vote  from the list of finalists to select two winners (one male and one female).  The winners will be announced and the prize money will be awarded at the meeting.  (It's all about immediate gratification.)


We hope you come to the November 3 IFA Meeting (7 PM at Connect, 33 South 5th Avenue, Tucson) to vote for best actor and find out who will win the best actor awards.  There will be a presentation on ultra-low budget filmmaking (while the votes are being counted) and after the awards are announced you will have an opportunity to watch the US premiere of the film Ambiguity (which was shoot in Guatemala and in Tucson).  All IFA meetings are free and open to all.


Independent Film Arizona is a 501 (c)(3)non-profit corporation  dedicated to supporting and promoting filmmakers in Southern Arizona.  You can join IFA by going to its website at and making a $25 tax deductible contribution. 


Independent Film Arizona.  An Irrational Exuberance for Film.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

See Films & Explore the Detective Genre at the UA - free


From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:25 PM
Subject: See Films & Explore the Detective Genre at the UA



Widescreen Wednesday
The Art of Detection Series



November 5, 2014



UA Center for Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721



The public's never-ending fascination with detective stories stretches at least as far back as the 19th century, and continues today. This series of detective films and TV shows presents examples of the classic detective, but also branches out to include broader definitions of "detective," as well as exciting mysteries from countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. Attend the series, and you may find your own definition of "detective" changing...and you may discover a new favorite film, or two.
Have FUN and enjoy a brief presentation by a School of Theatre, Film & Television faculty member just before the screening.







The great British gentleman detectives - Sherlock Holmes...Hercule Poirot...Inspector Morse - all exude integrity, competence and charm. For this screening, we look at something completely different as we explore the darker side of the British detective genre through Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Robbie Coltrane), a police psychologist, who is excellent at working his way into the minds of criminals, but is himself a wreck. In the series Cracker, Coltrane's Fitz demonstrates British TV's sophisticated confrontation of questions of morality and decency.


Cracker is preceded
by the short film,

Spatial Recognition
by senior
UA Film & Television
student, Andrew Katsinas

There is no charge for
Widescreen Wednesdays
Open to the Public
No tickets required
No reservations required

(Left: film still from
Spatial Recognition)



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Casting Call: Cowboys for IFA's Rethink That PSA Cowboys and Horses


From: Independent Film []
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:21 PM
Subject: Casting for Cowboys


Independent Film Arizona is casting for three additional cowboys (18 to 80) for the Rethink That PSA Cowboys and Horses.


Our final shoot for this project will be at 7 PM on Thursday, October 30 at CoLab -- 17 East Pennington, Tucson.


Each actor must provide his own authentic cowboy wardrobe.


Send an e-mail expressing interest to  If we have already filmed you for this project, we do NOT need to film you again.


A description of the project follows:


Horses and Cowboys.  Tight shots of cows in a herd.  "We've got the cows."  Tight shots of horses bucking and galloping.  "We've got the horses."  Tight shot of cowboys in a gunfight.  "We've got the cowboys."  Shot of a beautiful cowgirl walking out of saloon doors wearing suede cowgirl pants.  She ends the shot by slapping her own ass.  "We've got the suede britches."  The announcer says: If you are not planning on shooting your next movie in Arizona: [The beautiful cowgirl in suede britches says:]  "Rethink That."



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Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey at Harlow Gardens Nov. 1st!




SAT., NOV. 1
5620 E. Pima
$25 includes appetizers & drinks
7:00pm, reception at 6:00pm
call 298.3303, opt. 4 for tickets 

Hi everyone,

Tucson's oldest family nursery, Harlow Gardens, has invited us back for another concert under the stars! Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey will perform a 2-hour concert in this beautiful setting. Come early and enjoy appetizers and drinks while you stroll the grounds and check out the art gallery. They have a wonderful gift shop there as well. Harlow Gardens presents just a few concerts a year. We are thrilled to sing there again and hope to see you there! Please call 298.3303, opt. 4 to make a reservation or stop by before 5pm to pick up your tickets. See you then!

-Diane & Lisa 


Lonely Street Productions presents "FATS" A Tribute to Fats Domino

FATS - A Tribute to Fats Domino, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:30pm

Starring Eric-Jan Overbeek

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Produced by Lonely Street Productions. Dutch pianist/singer Eric Jan Overbeek, aka Mr. Boogie Woogie, brings his critically acclaimed salute to the music of the legendary Fats Domino to Arizona. Antoine "Fats" Domino was one of the pioneers of Rock & Roll, with chart-topping hits including "Ain't That a Shame," "I'm Walking" and "Blueberry Hill." Don't miss this one-of-a-kind rhythm and blues extravaganza! "I never heard a band that comes this close to the Fats Domino Band" - Jim Moliere (Fats' guitar player for 25 years.)


$25 inclusive $30 door


Price includes all applicable taxes

We do not guarantee ticket availability at door

All ticket sales are final

We reserve the right to cancel any event



Click here to buy Tickets:


DesertView Performing Arts Center

Venue:           DesertView Performing Arts Center


            39900 Clubhouse Drive


Tucson, AZ 85739 (US)

Phone:           ( 520 ) 825-2818

Fax:    ( 520 ) 825-9155





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FREE FIRST SATURDAYS! November 1, 2014


Valley of the Moon is open and FREE the first Saturday of every month. Please join us this Saturday, November 1, from 5 PM until 8 PM for a stroll around Tucson's enchanted fantasy park. Feel free to bring a friend and a picnic! Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins will have ended but the magic will still be strong!


What: Costumes and Cameras

Date: Saturday, November 1

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

Price: FREE FREE FREE (but we do love your donations)





Calling all first-year Witches and Wizards! This October Valley of the Moon presents an original theatrical production: Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins! Join Harry, Ron, Hermione, and all your favorite professors for this amazing magical romp through the newest Hogwarts campus: Valley of the Moon!


The Hogwarts Express leaves the station every 20 minutes. The first show embarks at 6 PM and the last at 8:20, with an extra show at 8:40 on Fridays and Saturdays. This Tucson tradition has become very popular so please come early. Gates open at 5:30 and tickets are limited! All comers get a FREE Magic Wand from Ollivander's Wand Shop.


Tucson Food Truck Rally will be on hand with pizza, hot dogs, kettle corn, and more so bring your appetite as well as your imagination.


Costumes are always welcome and encouraged!


This production takes visitors on a walking tour through Valley of the Moon. If you have special needs please feel free to get in touch to make arrangements. We strive to make our shows accessible to everyone.


Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19*, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

Time: 6:00pm to 8:20pm (8:40 PM on Friday and Saturday)

Price: $10. 15 and under are FREE!

Tickets available at the gate!


*Sunday October 19 Only: Diaper Night to benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. One free ticket with every package of diapers. Sizes 4, 6, toddler pullups, and adult incontinence supplies are especially needed.




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Happy Birthday Edith Head!

Happy Birthday Edith Head!

October 28, 1897 - October 24, 1981

"Like good fashion, you are timeless!"


"It's a wonderful story with a great performance."

- Huffington Post


Susan Claassen in

eh crop necklaceEH Small Logoeh/bw


Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen 

An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip with the "Reel" Diva of Design!


Phoenix New Times Best Actress Award 2012



Upcoming Tour Dates 2015

February 12-15, 2015

The Invisible Theatre

Tucson, Arizona


February 20, 2015

Edith "Head to Toe" Fashion Show

with Fashion by Robert Black
Skyline Country Club 

Tucson, Arizona


May 7, 2015

Working Wardrobes 

Costa Mesa, CA


May 19-20, 2015

Austin Cabaret Theatre

Austin, Texas


Stay connected for exciting project announcements ...

BIG announcements coming soon!



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