Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Update: Live Theatre Workshop’s Etcetera 2016 - 2017 Season


From: LTW Publicity []
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:14 PM
Subject: Date change on Etcetera press release


Please note the dates for Reasons: The House Burned Down have changed to November 5th and 6th. Thank you


Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera Series

Proudly announces its 2016 - 2017 Season


Saturday November 5, 10:30PM

Sunday November 6, 9:30PM


By Diana Lynn Small

Directed by Gretchen Dingman Wirges

Tiffany has a medical condition that makes her smile ALL the time, which makes it difficult for her to communicate her emotions regarding the loss of her home and family due to a fire.  Her ex-boyfriend, a contractor, and a blind alcoholic each force Tiffany to deal with how her condition affects her interactions with the world around her.

This play is part of a nationwide game of telephone.  It will be the fourth production of the play in which the producing company receives only a video of the previous production and is given the task of creating a work that is original yet keeps the intent and message of the piece intact. This production will be the final piece in Joyelle Bell's PhD dissertation.


Saturday February 4, 10:30PM

Sunday February 5, 7:30PM


By Michael Fenlason

Directed by Michael Fenlason


Joan is naked - stripped of her devices, relationships, and false hopes, she moves through America hiding from loved ones and other authorities. She leaves messages across the great internet of America in rants and riffs as sacred and profane as the landscape.


Saturday May 20, 10:30PM

Sunday May 21, 7:30PM


By Chloe Loos and Allie Knuth

This original piece of devised theatre uses movement, drumming and dialogue to attempt to pinpoint how we create identity.  This show asks the audience to consider what draws people to the groups that create their public identity and how others' assumptions of one's identity can shape our own reality.


Tickets are $10.00

5317 E Speedway Blvd Tucson AZ 85712

Call for Reservations 520-327-4242

Or Purchase online


For More Information

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FST! Presents: "Bad Reputation

Next Performance

FST! Presents: "Bad Reputation"
September 7, 2016
The Flycatcher 
340 E 6th St  Tucson, AZ 85705

Next story submission:
August 24th, 2016
5:00 pm

We want to hear your story!
FST! has featured more than 70 unique storytellers, many of whom never told a story onstage before. We are always excited to welcome newcomers! Women and transgender folks of all ages, sizes, ethnicities and abilities are welcome to submit their stories.

Ask a Storyteller:
Email if you have any questions, or send us your FST! story idea or work-in-progress for an upcoming prompt if you would like feedback from an experienced FST! storyteller before our submission deadline.



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By Chuck Graham,


Arriving like crumpled up dispatches from the war zone of broken hearts, “[sic]” spreads out across the stage of Live Theatre Workshop, resembling nothing so much as a series of skirmishes over tattered territory and a call to “fix bayonets!”

In the program notes, director Maryann Green describes “[sic]” as “a play with just the right amount of heart, cynicism, humor and peculiarity.” Especially peculiarity, I might add.

To tell the truth, this play by Melissa James Gibson deserves a better title. Maybe something like “Waiting For Monty Python” or “The Incredible Lightness of Non Sequitor.” But maybe that last one is just as bad as “[sic]”.

Among publishers of the printed word, [sic] is a Latin acronym that indicates the preceding is a phrase as it is intended to appear – regardless of any commonly accepted rules of grammar, logic or common sense.

Which certainly describes the playwright's represent the tangled desires and defensive tactics of three losers in their late 20s who are all single, living in side by side by side flats of a down at the heels apartment building.

Even though not much is happening at the moment, nearly all their adult lives are stretching out before them. Virtually anything could happen, and some of it will. This is the suspense that keeps everyone hanging on.

Theo (Steve Wood) hopes it will happen to him. Even though he is geeky to the hilt, Theo's impossible dreams include Babette (Samantha Cormier) who lives just two doors down the hall, near one of those old-fashioned windows you can actually slide open and closed.

Babette is a writer described as being an expert in some obscure field nobody else knows anything about. She's always trying to find more money to finish her book.

Theo's most prized possession is a small, battery powered keyboard on which he is composing theme music for an amusement park ride.

In the middle apartment lives Frank (Matthew C. Copley), a fragile soul whose grip on reality is even more tenuous. He's also gay, and suffering through the early stages of heartbreak.

Even more poignant is Frank's conviction he was meant to be an auctioneer. You know, like the tobacco auctioneers with that rumbling chant nobody can understand.

Frank is always practicing tongue twister phrases to limber up his powers of pronunciation so when he gets to auctioneer school in Kansas City, he'll be ready.

But this background is just the texture, the flavor, the wind direction from which these three characters meet their daily challenges.

Structurally, the play is a string of scenes presented without intermission, reminiscent of “Seinfeld” in that there is not a plot so much as an atmosphere, a pastiche of innocence and weariness.

All three actors are LTW favorites, accomplished professionals who know from the inside of their own lives the same longing for some sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

"[sic]” runs through Oct. 1 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets are $20, with discounts available. For details and reservations, 327-4242, or visit




Mariachi Extravaganza at The Gaslight Music Hall, Sept. 16!


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Don't miss Mariachi Extravaganza!

Sept. 16, 7PM at The Gaslight Music Hall

¡Viva Mexico! Enjoy music and dance celebrating the Mexican Revolution featuring local favorites El Mariachi Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, and Mariachi Rayos del Sol from Tucson High Magnet School.  Enjoy the culture and heritage of this special event, y que "¡viva la revolución!"

*Tickets are $22.95 with discounts available for students, seniors, and military





Mariachi Extravaganza
Friday, September 16, 7PM

The Gaslight Music Hall!
13005 N Oracle Rd in Oro Valley

For tickets: (520) 529-1000

The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. · The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N Oracle Rd #165 · Tucson, AZ 85715 / 85739 · USA



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Roadrunner Theatre Company's "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" extended to The Gaslight Music Hall


From: Gaslight Music Hall []
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:00 AM
Subject: New Show Announcement!


Roadrunner Theatre Company's

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"



Jose "Chach" Snook and Jodi Darling

with Kelli Workman and Tyler Wright



Two Weeks Only!

September 22, 25, 29

and October 2




"Pizza Party"

Roadrunner Theatre Company is thrilled to extend their hit production "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" to Oro Valley patrons at The Gaslight Music Hall!  This witty musical revue tackles modern love in all its forms and traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. Directed by Jose "Chach" Snook and supported by Musical Director, Geoff Gale and Violinist, Callie Hutchinson, this RTC production will prove to be another successful and memorable play.  




Click here for our upcoming show calendar!




  Call (520) 529-1000 or visit for reservations.



Gaslight Music Hall | 13005 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 165, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 (520) 529-1000



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The Old Pueblo Radio Show at the Rialto Theatre




It’s election season and help is on the way with “The Old Pueblo Radio Show”, a new old-fashioned radio variety show produced by Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and the Arroyo Cafe Players, on Sunday, September 11th, at 2 P.M., at the Rialto Theater. Garrison Keillor eat your heart out! Come enjoy the live taping of this musical comedy extravaganza set to be broadcast by NPR 89.1. Featuring special guests Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and a surprise mystery guest, with sound effects wizard Marty Bishop, The Grandsons of the Pioneers, Jay Taylor, “Rosa” and The Arroyo Cafe Players, all under the musical direction of Lindsey McHugh. Don’t miss this Tucson holiday tradition!


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season With Provocative Broadway Hit, "King Charles III"


From: Steve Carr []
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:09 PM
Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season With Provocative Broadway Hit, "King Charles III"




TUCSON, Ariz. (Aug. 30, 2016):  What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the crowns, King Charles III, Sept. 10-30 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

Drawing on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, but with a modern verve, a comic subplot and even the occasional appearance of a significant ghost, the story follows Charles after the death of current Queen Elizabeth.  In his first official act on the throne, Charles refuses to sign a bill already passed by Parliament limiting the rights of the press in invading personal privacy. An ironic action in light of his first wife's death fleeing paparazzi, Charles stands his ground and political firestorm ensues.

Described by Ben Brantley in The New York Times as a "dazzling presumptuous drama, set in and around Buckingham Palace in a highly foreseeable future," King Charles III won the 2014 Critic's Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play and earned five 2016 Tony Award and three Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Play (Tony) and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk).  ATC's production will be the first of a number of American productions of this recent Broadway hit.

ATC's production of King Charles III brings back acclaimed director Matt August (The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord). It stars Peter Van Norden (The Sunshine Boys and Inventing Van Gogh) returning to the ATC stage to play Charles. The rest of actors playing the Royal Family include Dylan Saunders as Harry, Adam Haas Hunter as William, Kate Maher Hyland as Kate and Cathy Dresbach, one of the state's most acclaimed performers, making her ATC debut as Camilla.

Ticket prices are $25-$100 and are available in-person at the Temple of Music and Art box office, via phone at (520) 622-2823 or online at

            King Charles III will be followed by Act of God (Oct. 22 – Nov. 12); Fiddler on the Roof (Dec. 3-31); The River Bride (Jan. 14-Feb. 4) Ring of Fire (March 4-25); Holmes and Watson, a new Jeffrey Hatcher play commissioned by ATC (April 15-May 6 in Tucson).

For more information call (520) 622-2823 or visit

Mike Bartlett (Playwright)
Plays include: King Charles III (Olivier Award), Wild, Game, Love, Love, Love, 13 (National Theatre), Decade (co-writer), Earthquakes in London, Cock, Contractions, Artefacts, and My Child. Radio credits include: "The Core," "Heart," "Liam," "The Steps," "Love Contract," "Not Talking," and "The Family Man," all on BBC. Screen credits include "Earthquakes in London" and "Hometown."


Matt August (Director) directed last season's Discord at ATC. Broadway: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also ten National Tours, Madison Square Garden, Grand Ol' Opry, Pantages, Wang, Chicago, Fox Theatres). International: Full Monty Australia Tour. Regional Theatre: Discord (Geffen Playhouse); Pioneer Theatre), Old Globe, Ford's Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, Hanger Theatre, TheatreWorks Palo Alto, The Acting Company, NoHo Arts Center; Sixteen Wounded starring Martin Landau (Long Wharf Theatre). His productions have been recognized by Ovation, Helen Hayes, Broadway World, Bay Area Critics and Australia's Helpmann Award Nominations


Peter Van Norden (Charles) has appeared previously at ATC in The Sunshine Boys and Inventing Van Gogh. Recent credits: Copenhagen (Rubicon Theatre Company); The Merchant of Venice (L.A. Shakespeare Center); W.R. and Daisy (Annenberg Center); The Liar (Antaeus Theatre Company); Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (L.A. Theatre Works, New York Theatre Workshop, and Chinese Tour); San Diego Repertory Theatre, Getty Villa, Backstage West. In NYC: Little Johnny Jones (with Donny Osmond), Hamlet (with Kevin Kline and Sam Waterston), Jungle of Cities (with Al Pacino), Henry V (with Meryl Streep), and Saint Joan (with Lynn Redgrave).


Cathy Dresbach (Camilla) has enjoyed a long career in Arizona as a stage actress and commercial voice talent. Some favorite theatre credits include Calendar Girls, Noises Off, Tribes, Always...Patsy Cline, The Women, (Phoenix Theatre); Good People, boom, Angels in America, Nickel and Dimed, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Actors Theatre of Phoenix); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theater Works); The Immigrant, Kindertransport, Fiddler on the Roof (Arizona Jewish Theatre); The Yellow Boat, Still Life with Iris (Childsplay). Film credits include "The Imposter" and "Anastasia." She spent five years writing and performing on the iconic television program, The Wallace and Ladmo Show.


Adam Haas Hunter (William) Regional credits include: Abundance at South Coast Repertory and The Whipping Man at The Pasadena Playhouse and South Coast Repertory. Mr. Hunter has appeared at A Noise Within, the Getty Villa, Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Theatre Banshee, UCLA Live, and Ulysses Theatre in Croatia, to name a few. Mr. Hunter has won or been nominated for Ovation, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly and Garland awards. He is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts.


Kate Maher Hyland (Kate) was most recently seen in the role of Jackie-O in Wendy McLeod's House of Yes at the Zephyr Theatre. Other LA Theatre credits include the world premiere of Everything You Touch at Theatre@Boston Court; The Liar, The Crucible, You Can't Take It With You at the Antaeus Theatre Company; I'll Be Back Before Midnight at The Colony Theatre; The Bungler at A Noise Within Theatre; and A Stubborn Woman at Los Angeles Theatre Center.


Dylan Saunders (Harry) Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, New Leaf Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Stage 773, The Ten Chimneys. International: National Theatre's Connections Festival (London, UK), Festival Apostrof (Prague, CZ).


The ensemble of KING CHARLES III also includes Steve Alderfer (Couttsey), Kathryn Kellner Brown (Sarah / Ghost), Harold Dixon (James Reiss), Corey Walter Johnson (Mr. Evans), Gregory North (Mr. Stevens), Jeanne Syquia (Jess), Christian Miller (Spencer), Bill Chameides, Aubrey King, Ali Wood Moser and Cera Naccarato.


Scenic Design: G.W. Mercier

Lighting Design: Paul Miller

Costume Design: Kish Finnegan

Sound Design: Brian Jerome Peterson

Voice and Dialect Coach: Kevin Black

Casting: Michael Donovan, CSA

Stage Manager: Timothy Toothman

Assistant Stage Manager: Glenn Bruner

Tickets for King Charles III start at $25 and are subject to change depending on time, date and section, and are available at or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823.  Discounts are available for seniors and active military.  A $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 performance is NEED DATE at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for a suggested $10 donation. (Tickets must be purchased at the Temple of Music and Art starting one hour prior to curtain. Tickets are first-come, first served.  Cash only. Two tickets maximum per person.) For discounts for groups of 10 or more, call (520) 622-2823.

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 Friday, Sept. 30 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 people who have deafness or hearing impairment.  An ASL-interpreted performance is offered on Thursday, Sept. 29 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 Friday, Sept. 30 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 and 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).


Fact Sheet:
King Charles III

By Mike Bartlett

Directed by Matt August

Temple of Music and Art

330 S. Scott Ave.

Tucson, Arizona


Previews Begin: Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.
Opening Night: Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Closing Performance: Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.


Ticket Info:

Ticket prices are $25-$100 and are available in-person at the Temple of Music and Art box office, via phone at (520) 622-2823 or online at


Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., (602) 317-3040

About Arizona Theatre Company:

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona committed to inspiring, engaging, and entertaining - one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 50th 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 reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community 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 and a dedicated Board of Trustees.  



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Castling Call, MALE or FEMALE: a rugged cowboy survivor of the new west


From: Jeremy Womac []
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:24 AM
Subject: Tucson Casting Call!


Unknown Format is currently casting their proof of concept project, New West.
New West is a story set in an old west world, where the technology is both magical and horrific. 
Auditions will be held Saturday September 3rd, by appointment only. 
Filming will take place in Tucson.
Paid: $50.00 for the day. 
Role to be cast:
Ren: 20-35 MALE or FEMALE: a rugged cowboy survivor of the new west, who would rather put you in the ground then take a compliment.
If interested please email headshot and resume to or Private Message us on Facebook at @unknownformatproductions



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Roadrunner Theatre Company presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"


Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 4:09 PM
Subject: Coming to The Gaslight Music Hall! "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"



Coming to The Gaslight Music Hall!
Don't miss "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

Roadrunner Theatre Company is thrilled to extend their hit production "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" to Oro Valley patrons at The Gaslight Music Hall!  This witty musical revue tackles modern love in all its forms and traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. Directed by Jose "Chach" Snook and supported by Musical Director, Geoff Gale and Violinist, Callie Hutchinson, this RTC production will prove to be another successful and memorable play.  This performance stars husband and wife Jose "Chach" Snook and Jodi Darling with Kelli Workman and Tyler Wright.

*Written by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts
Tickets are $25 with discounts available to students, seniors, and military.


I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Presented by Roadrunner Theatre Company


Thursday, Sept. 22, 7PM

Sunday, Sept. 25, 3PM

Sunday, Sept. 25, 6:30PM

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7PM

Sunday, Oct. 2, 3PM

Sunday, Oct. 2, 6:30PM

The Gaslight Music Hall!
13005 N Oracle Rd in Oro Valley
For tickets: (520) 529-1000



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The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory Fall Term Begins September 5

From: Philip G. Bennett []
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 4:36 PM
Subject: Fall Term AD...


The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory  -  520-207-8948 or 520-468-1664


Professional Training

 The Up-to-Date Stanislavsky System of Acting

Active Analysis through Psychophysical Actions


Fall Term Begins September 5 - October 24, 2016 – 8 Weeks of Classes!!!

(3-hour class just 19.00)


Conducted by Philip G. Bennett

Internationally recognized actor, director, teacher, author

48 years teaching the System


The TheatreLab is a safe and supportive environment for honest exploration, artistic and spiritual growth. A place for the serious novice and professional alike.


Saturday Class:  Foundation Course in Psychophysical Actions:  Starts -  9/10/16 12:00 – 3:00 pm -175.00 - Includes:


Yoga Meditation

Psychophysical conditioning exercises         

Voice and Speech                             

Dramatic improvisation  

Monologue and Scene study using Active Analysis through Psychophysical Actions

Performance Showcases


Sunday Class – Royal Shakespeare based Classical Acting – Starts:  9/11/16 - 5:30 to 8:30 pm –

175.00 – Includes:


Yoga Meditation

Royal Shakespeare Company based Voice, Speech and Psychophysical Exercises

Monologue and Scene study

Classical Genres:  Shakespeare, The Greeks, Mask Work, Period Styles

Performance Showcases


Monday Class – Character Creation PLUS Rehearsal/Performance Workshop –  Starts:  9/5/16 – 6:30 to 9:30 pm - 350.00

Includes both of the above classes, and:


Advanced application of Active Analysis

Plumbing Depths of Character

Psychophysical Character Embodiment

Advance Character voice work

Physicalizing Theme and Supertask

Ensemble Dramatic Improvisation

Rehearsal of One-Act and Full-Length plays

Performances Showcases December 2016



The Lab is located in the Historic Y, 300 University Blvd. Tucson, AZ

(Entrance on 5th Avenue next to Zuzi Theatre)


CALL FOR INFORMATION AND TO AUDIT A CLASS      520-207-8948 -- 520-468-1664


Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director, is a graduate from the renowned American Stanislavsky Theatre in New York, where he served as actor, instructor and Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore, émigré actress/director from the Third Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre. Mr. Bennett founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy in 1976 and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Hollywood DramaLogue Award.


Graduate students appear regularly in film and television, and are accepted in conservatories and repertory companies in the US and the UK. 


Mr. Bennett's co-authored new textbook Experiencing Stanislavsky Today: Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor, Routledge Academic Publishers, London and New York is available at world-wide.



Philip G. Bennett

Artistic Director



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The Comedy Playhouse presents Simply "Austentatious"


Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 1:25 PM
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The Comedy Playhouse

Come for the fun of it!



Simply "Austentatious"

Pride and Prejudice.  Emma.  Sense and Sensibility.  These are just a few of the popular novels written by British novelist Jane Austen.  Although Austen never received recognition for her works during her lifetime, she has become a household name in literary fiction, with several of her novels inspiring movies and television series. 

The Comedy Playhouse's Kristen Keck has engineered our next production, which will be a a fabulous reader's theater production featuring short synopses and staged readings of Austen's works.  Join us as our actors take on Austen's sharp intellect and understated wit with our production of Simply Austen-tatious. 

This production will open on September 16, 2016 at 7:30 and run through October 2.  Tickets for our reader's theater productions are $16 for general admission and $14 for students, seniors, and military.  You can make reservations for seats by calling 520-270-9310 or by emailing us at  





There are still two weekends left to see James Gooden's Upton Abbey!  This Downton Abbey-esque farce is guaranteed to have you in stitches.  Who is Giles?  What will happen to the Upton Abbey manor house?  Will Aunt Julia ever get her cup of tea?  Find out!  This show runs through September 11.  Call or email us to make your reservations today!   


The Comedy Playhouse

3620 N. 1st Ave

Tucson, Az 85719


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Fox Tucson Theatre presents WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?


Buy Tickets


Sep 10 2016 @ 7:30 pm


Join the cast from the Emmy Nominated TV Show Whose Line Is It Anyway for Whose Live Anyway? It’s 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song.

See some of your favorite Whose Line games plus some new ones. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

It’s always a new show and it’s always hilarious!

Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray leave their audiences gasping for breath with their quick, interactive responses and witty scenes, invented on the spot, right before your eyes. Professional improv at it’s very finest!


Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles began his comedy career at a Punchlines Comedy Club in Vancouver in his last year of high school. He was a good student but had flexibility in his schedule which gave him time to perform at night plus work part time for his Dad at a fish plant. He quit high school a couple months short of graduation to work in comedy.

In spite of his parents objections, he worked in comedy and was able to support himself for several years performing, writing and working on Television in Canada.

In 1986 he became part of the cast of The Second City during Expo 86 in Vancouver. After that run ended he moved to LA to briefly join the Second City cast there and then moved to Toronto where he was chosen to be a cast member of The Second City mainstage company. It was there that he honed his amazing improvisational skills.

After a couple years in Toronto, Ryan moved to LA once again and landed several guest roles on The Garry Shandling Show, Mad About You, Who’s The Boss?, Weird Science, The John Larroquette Show and Murphy Brown and of course the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? came along.

In 1995 he landed a regular role on The Drew Carey Show which lasted several seasons on ABC. It was Ryan and Drew that pitched Whose Line to ABC. Drew hosted it and Ryan became a starring fixture on Whose Line even drawing blood for his comedic efforts in one episode.
Greg Proops

“Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”

-Rolling Stone Magazine

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really. The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? He can be seen on the New Season on the CW.
Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at or iTunes.

Greg has lent his voice to Star Wars the Phantom Menace and was Bob the Builder.
Mr. Proops has been a guest on Red Eye, The Late, Late Show and Chelsea Lately on E!
You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops and tumblr at

Jeff Davis

Jeff B. Davis is a multi-talented actor/comedian, born and bred in Los Angeles, CA. His career began at age 4 as “Linus” in a terribly ill-advised, all-children production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Goundlings Theater. On opening night, Jeff vomited all over his director, then turned and took the stage. At age 9, Jeff was cast as “Louis” in Yul Brynner’s final production of The King and I, which toured nationally and closed on Broadway when Jeff was 11, after nearly 800 vomit-free performances.

In high school Jeff began improvising with Los Angeles ComedySportz, eventually learning the skills he’d later need as a frequent guest on the hit television show Whose Line is it, Anyway? Jeff has a long list of TV credits, including Steven Martin’s NBC comedy The Downer Channel, WB’s On the Spot, NBC’s Happy Family, the Sarah Silverman Show, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Showand Improvaganza, to name just a few. Jeff spends many nights of the year performing live with “Whose Line” stars Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops to standing ovations all over North America. When he’s not on stage, Jeff is in Hollywood trying to break George Clooney’s record of “most failed television pilots.”

Jeff is currently a guest on CW’s reboot of Whose Line is it, Anyway?, and can be heard on the highly-acclaimed, deeply weird Harmontown podcast with NBC’s Community creator Dan Harmon. Listen at your own risk.

Feel free to bother Jeff on Twitter @JeffBryanDavis.

Joel Murray

Joel Murray is the youngest of the funny Murray brothers and like Bill and Brian, Joel is an alumnus of the famous Second City Chicago. Joel has joined Whose Live Anyway as the main go-to guy.

Joel starred in the 1990 television series Grand, the 1991 comedy series Pacific Station, Love and War as Ray Litvak, and as Pete Cavanaugh for several seasons on Dharma & Greg.

Joel Murray’s first film role was in the 1986 comedy film One Crazy Summer as George Calamari. His other roles include the 1988 comedy film Scrooged, with his brothers Bill Brian & John. He starred in the 1992 movie Shakes the Clown.

In the first, second, and fourth seasons of the Emmy Winning AMC TV series Mad Men Joel Murray appeared as copywriter Freddy Rumsen. He has made guest appearances on television shows such as The Nanny, Two and a Half Men, Malcolm in The Middle, Criminal Minds and Blossom.

In the 2012 film God Bless America he portrays Frank, a man whose contempt for superficiality and meanness in American society sends him over the edge and into a killing spree.

In the 2013 Pixar film Monsters University he provides the voice of Don Carlton, a middle-aged monster who is a college student and salesman.

Joel makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family and is an avid golfer. He is a partner with brothers Brian, Bill and John in the Caddy Shack Restaurant.

Bob Derkach – Musical Director

Bob has been keyboard player for Whose Live Anyway since it’s inception in 1999. He also performs with Drew Carey’s Improv All-Stars and with Women Fully Clothed . Bob was the musical director/composer/keyboardist for The Second City Theater mainstages in Toronto ON, Edmonton AB and Santa Monica CA from 1981-2006.

In addition to his continuing compositional and sound design work for film, television, dance and theater, Bob’s soundscape ‘The Winds of Mars’ opens Visions of Mars , which is an extra-terrestrial DVD-ROM artifact created by The Planetary Society as a time-capsule greeting for future settlers of Mars. It remains on-deck NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander which successfully landed in the northern arctic region of Mars on May 25th, 2008.

Bob has released 6 CDs of original electronic and piano music available on iTunes and at CD Baby. Visit his website Turn up the speakers and click on the Planets!



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