Friday, June 30, 2017

Musical Comedy Weekend! Ryanhood AND From The Top @ Unscrewed Theater


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From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:58 PM
Subject: 🎵🎼Music Everywhere!  Ryanhood AND From The Top🎶🎤


It's a Musical Comedy Weekend!
Ryanhood AND From The Top




All-Ages Improv Comedy!

Friday, June 30th - 7:30 pm

Family Friendly Improv Comedy
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
with Ryanhood

Hosted by Mike Pierce
$5.00, as always!

Saturday, July 1st - 7:30 pm
Family Friendly Improv Comedy
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
with Ryanhood
Hosted by Chris Seidman
$5.00, as always!


Bring the kids & Grandma!

Funny for everyone to enjoy,
and every show is different!



Musical Improv!
From The Top has moved
to Saturday Nights!  

Saturday, July 1st - 9:30 pm
MUSICAL Improv Comedy
From The Top
The first Saturday of EVERY month, you'll be able to see these talented musical improvisers created a one-of-a-kind musical comedy - based on YOUR suggestions.

Every From The Top show is different and hilarious! That's the best musical value in Tucson... For ONLY $5.00!

Consider yourself warned!
Online ticket sales end at 5:45pm 
the night of the show.




Get Tickets Here!





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New ImprovBlox - Emotions & Group Mind!
Limited Class Sizes



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Unscrewed Theater

3244 E. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85716


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TIM Comedy Theater: Monsoons of Laughter


From: Tucson Improv Movement <>
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:00 AM
Subject: Funny on 4th: Monsoons of Laughter


TIM Comedy Theater

The Riveters Rain Laughter Friday at 7:30pm

Several of TIM's all female teams close out the month of June with a comedy storm.  The Killer Cathy's our newest all female team, and the Riveters, our longest running all female team, will perform long form improv for your amusement and delight! 

Support the funniest women in Tucson, Friday night at 7:30pm!




This Week's Show Schedule

Friday Night
7:30 PM - Preferred Seating, Killer Cathy's + The Riveters
9 PM - The Soap Box

Saturday Night
7:30 PM - Improv Throwdown
9 PM - The Movie



The Registrar Released Our First Comedy Elective

This summer, take a seat in our first elective class, Acting for Improvisors.  TIM expands the course catalogue with this class created specifically for experienced players (301 or equivalent) looking to add some extra weight and gravitas to their performance. It will focus on playing characters that are grounded, realistic, and still deeply interesting and funny. Practice staying in character without breaking, reacting in a genuine way, and communicating with your whole body.  Taught by TIM senior faculty member Zack Armstrong, add new tools to your comedy arsenal!

Register for Acting for Improvisers!




The Soap Box is TIM's flagship show, Friday nights at 9 PM!


Two teams battle for your laughs and the coveted "street cred" Saturday at 7 PM!



Tucson Improv Movement

329 E 7th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705


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Taproot Productions is seeking Sound and Lighting Designers


From: eugenia woods []
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 2:51 PM
Subject: announcement


Taproot Productions is seeking Sound and Lighting Designers for an upcoming performance project scheduled for April, 2018.

Please send resume and/or bio to


Eugenia Woods
Taproot Productions

Founding member, sheworXX

Playwright/Producer, The Migration Project

Playwright, Famished



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ballet Rincon's Summer Intensive Performance, Friday, June 30th


From: Diana Knoepfle []
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:55 AM


Our participating Summer Intensive dancers have been working hard to improve their skills! You are cordially invited to view the culmination of their achievements in Ballet Rincon's Summer Intensive Performance, taking place THIS Friday, June 30th at 6:30pm at the Vail Theatre of the Arts 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way 85747


General admission 8.00 ticket sales have at our Main Studio during our summer office hours, and will be 10.00 when purchased at the door on the day of the performance.


For those considering enrollment in our next session, leading up to The Nutcracker Ballet in December, this performance will be an excellent way to see what our dancers can do.


For more information call 520-574-2804



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AUDITIONS TONIGHT - Arizona Rose Theatre


From: Arizona Rose Theatre []
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:58 AM
Subject: REMINDER: AUDITIONS TONIGHT - Arizona Rose Theatre




2017/2018 Season



The Arizona Rose Theatre will be holding auditions on

Wednesday, June 28th 

from 6pm to 8pm for our upcoming season.

This is an open call


Auditions will be held at the 

Arizona Rose Theatre in the Tucson Mall

(Lower Level by Macy's and across from the Container Store)


Please come with a prepared monologue.  

If you are auditioning for our musical productions then 

please have a song prepared as well.  We ask that 

you only prepare 32 bars.  Musical auditions will be acapella, 

you may bring an accompaniment track on a phone, ipod or CD.


We will be auditioning for the following productions:


August 25th through 27th

"The Musical World of Disney"

October 14th through 22nd

"The Odd Couple"

Early December

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

January 27th through 28th

"Tombstone the musical IN CONCERT"

February 24th through March 4th

"Prelude to a Kiss"

April 7th through April 15th

"Monty Python's SPAMALOT"


We do have additional projects (not listed above) 

this season that we will be looking to cast!



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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Youth Arts & Culture at the Fox! Sing, Jungle book, and classic musicals!


From: Fox Tucson []
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 5:12 PM
Subject: Youth Arts & Culture at the Fox! Sing, Jungle book, and classic musicals!




Fox Tucson Theatre | 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701




JULY 1 • 7:30 PM

TICKETS: $5-$7

Fox Members and

Kids 12 and under: FREE


Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. 


















JUNE 30 • 10 AM


Sponsored by

The LAPAN College Club


We are pleased to announce our Youth Arts & Culture Summer Program. This is the first season for the program, which was conceived and is presented by the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation.

Featuring live performances by the Tucson Boys Chorus and Tucson Jazz Institute, followed by a "Stories that Soar" theater, video, and dance performance. The artistic content and performances are by students from CE Rose and Hollinger schools. This collaboration is sponsored by the Lapan College Club Summer Theatre Group in partnership with Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation and Stories That Soar!





TUESDAY  4th of July Celebration (FREE)





JULY 4 • 2:00 & 5:00 PM



1:00 and 4:00 PM




Two showings– including an hour of classic cartoons* followed by the 1967 animated Disney classic The Jungle Book. 


Enjoy the exploit of Mowgli, orphaned as a baby and raised by a loving pack of wolves, as he grows and forges friendships with the jungle animals. Then watch as he experiences the splendor of the colorful jungle, sings, dances and embarks on the adventurous and sometimes dangerous journey back to the man-village.











JULY 14 • 10 AM



1:00 and 4:00 PM




Enjoy Classic Cartoons* and a screening of the animated musical comedy film "Sing".  Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. When the singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even the finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.





                Fox Tucson Theatre | 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701



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Borderlands Theater: Summer Workshops


From: Borderlands Theater []
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:37 PM
Subject: Summer Workshops

Summer Workshops! 



Improvisation Comedy Workshop    



July 17-20th  


This workshop is based on Viola Spolin's ground breaking improvisation exercises that spawned the Chicago Second City improv movement from which Saturday Night Live was born. Students enrolling in this four day intensive will participate in a variety improvisation warm ups leading to long form and short form exercises! No experience necessary. We hope to generate ideas/scenes for this year's A Tucson Pastorela through this workshop. Come ready to play and have fun!  

4 consecutive evenings:

July 17-20th   

Monday through Thursday, 6pm - 8:45pm 

Class Fee: $60

Location: Sosa Carrillo House downtown Tucson. 





La Pocha Nostra returns to Tucson, Arizona to presents a 7-day performance art intensive!!


August 6th-12th, 2017


This summer La Pocha Nostra returns to one of our favorite US cities to lead a 7-day workshop intensive in gorgeous Tucson, Arizona. This live art laboratory is open to experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students from all over the world.

We are expecting participants spanning 4 generations and coming from various countries. Space is limited and expected to fill quickly - please send in your application ASAP! 

 Click Link for full information  

Apply Today!!





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Live Theatre Workshop presents popular romantic comedy "Same Time, Next Year"



From: LTW Publicity []
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:32 PM
Subject: Popular romantic comedy "Same Time, Next Year" opens July 13 at Live Theatre Workshop


Live Theatre Workshop proudly presents:


By Bernard Slade


Directed by: Sabian Trout

Featuring: Shanna Brock and Stephen Frankenfield


One of the most popular romantic comedies of our era, "Same Time, Next Year" ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture with comedy-great Alan Alda. Slade's heartwarming tale remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a 25-year love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year.


"Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia." - The New York Times

"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic." - The New York Post


Performances: July 13 - August 19, 2017

Thursday Preview 7/13 7:30PM and Friday Preview 7/14 7:30PM

Saturday Opening Night 7/15 7:30PM

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30PM

Sunday Matinees at 3:00PM



$20 General

$18 Military, Senior, Student

$15 Thursdays and Previews



Call (520) 327-4242 or purchase tickets online:


Live Theatre Workshop produces inclusive, accessible and affordable professional theatre and theatre education that entertains, educates and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW's Mainstage plays, Family Series plays, Etcetera Late Night plays, and year-round theatre education for youth. Find LTW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and


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

Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft.

Easy, convenient parking available.



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Applications for the 2018 Tucson Fringe Festival open July 1st


Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Subject: All It Takes Is One Good Idea



Applications for the 2018 Tucson Fringe Festival open July 1st


All you need is an idea.

You don't need a full script or a cast and crew or any of that yet. Head to between July 1st and September 1st to fill out our short and simple application.  We'll hold a random lottery in early September and announce lottery winners online.



What happens when my show is chosen for the 2018 festival?

Once you agree to be a part of the Tucson Fringe Festival and pay your registration fee, the real fun begins.  You create your show and Tucson Fringe does the rest. We provide our artists with

  • a venue in downtown Tucson
  • a professional technical crew
  • marketing, ticketing and front-of-house staff

Have questions? Contact us at or on our facebook page


Info & Application




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By Chuck Graham,


The cast (clockwise) are Charlie Brown (Richard Gremel), Snoopy (Michael Martinez), Sally (Cyndi LaFrese), Lucy (Kaitlyn Fabry), Linus (Gino Cocchi) and Schroeder (Steve Wood).

The Family Theatre series at Live Theatre Workshop goes center stage this month, putting the theater's prime time spotlight on “You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised).” That revision is for additional material added to the original 1967 production for its 1999 run on Broadway.

It is important to remember that playwright Clark M. Gesner's impression of the “Peanuts” comic strip when Gesner wrote the book, music and lyics for this award-winning show was shaped by a time not yet trammeled by the worst Vietnam War protests, bitter race riots, AIDS, and extreme political polarity over abortion, gender identity and sex change operations.

Don't even start thinking about the current tremors emanating from our nation's capitol.

All of which is so say sweet innocence is what LTW is celebrating, abetted by a delightfully light-handed touch from director Samantha Cormier. Her cast of six recreates the same disarming charm that Charles M. Schultz first used to capture the nation's fancy when “Peanuts” was introduced as a newspaper comic strip on Oct. 2, 1950.

Each of us has our own personal idea of what Charlie Brown (Richard Gremel) is really like, but who ever thinks of Charlie as being tall? Yet, Gremel is the tallest cast member, which gives his Charlie an additional note of poignancy in those confrontations with Lucy Van Pelt (Kaitlyn Fabry).

Giving Linus Van Pelt with his inseparable blue blanket an extra jolt of onstage energy is red-haired Gino Cocchi. As he is written for the stage, Linus also has more of a scholarly personality, which is nice to see.

Sally Brown (Cyndi LaFrese) has her sassy quality down pat.

Steve Wood inhabits the iconic role of the dedicated musician Schroeder, pouring his soul into his piano – much to Lucy's consternation.

The equally iconic Snoopy gets a delightful reading by Michael Martinez, taking to the skies in his pursuit of the Red Baron.

Just like the comic strip, the stage adaptation is constructed in vignettes, often revolving around a musical number. In several of these, Charlie Brown keeps trying to catch the eye of the little red-haired girl.

Charlie celebrates the joys of kite flying and Linus goes through separation anxiety when Sally tries to encourage him to just let go, give independence a chance.

Other segments that have became “Peanuts” favorites over the years get a turn, such as Lucy's lemonade-type stand offering psychiatric help for five cents per session.

Mostly, though, what those in the audience receive is a warm tickle of their own nostalgia, remembering how as little kids they discovered “Peanuts” in the newspaper, then on those classic holiday TV specials...then “Peanuts” kept going while probably they became adults for awhile...but now as grandparents they can enjoy what it feels like to be a kid again.

“You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” continues through July 1 with performances at 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 kids. For details and reservations, 327-4242, or visit


The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory NOW REGISTERING FOR OUR SUMMER TERM 2017


From: Philip G. Bennett []
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:25 AM



The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory

Conservatory quality training in an intimate setting



Classes Begin on July 8 through August 19, 2017




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 Classes:  Professional Training in Psychophysical Actions:  12:00 – 3:00 pm Includes: 

Yoga Meditation

Psychophysical conditioning exercises:  The Key to Spontaneous Emotions    

Voice and Speech                                           

Dramatic improvisation – Long and Short forms

Monologue and Scene study using Active Analysis through Psychophysical Actions

Performance Showcases


Sunday Classes:  Unlocking Shakespeare:  5:30 – 8:30 pm - 175.00 – Includes:

Yoga Meditation

Extensive Voice and Speech training

Neuro-Linguistic Physical Exercises developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company

Monologue and Scene Study

Active Analysis

Performance Showcases


Monday Classes:  Rehearsal/Performance Ensemble:  6:30 – 9:30 pm –

(This class is reserved for students who have completed at least one term in the Saturday and Sunday classes, and who have demonstrated a commitment to their training.)



1 Class per week                          175.00

2 Classes per week                     350.00

3 Classes per week                     350.00* 


*Note: (Students enrolled in the Rehearsal/Performance Ensemble must attend classes no less than twice weekly.  The 3rd class is free of charge.)



The Lab is located at the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Ave. at University Blvd., Tucson, AZ   85705

(Entrance on 5th Avenue next to Zuzi Theatre)




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. 


Author:  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.





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The Comedy Playhouse: Summer Theater in the City!


Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 9:23 PM
Subject: Summer Theater in the City!


The Comedy Playhouse


Come for the fun of it!



Greetings, theater fans! 

We'd make a joke about the weather, but at this point, the weather is a joke in itself.  Our apologies for being so far delayed with news and tidings.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of doing all these fun theater things.  Never fear!  We are here with all the upcoming shows in our theater and around town!  Let's see what's on deck: 

Radio Theater Revival Project:
RTRP is back on stage for the 4th of July weekend!  Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, we'll be presenting a one-weekend holiday special featuring "My Friend Irma", "The Bickersons", and "Cavalcade of America: Listen to the People".  Beat the heat and celebrate the good ol' USA this weekend!  Showtimes are 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, 3:00 on Sunday.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and military personnel. 

It Pays to Advertise:
Join us for this mainstage performance of Roi Cooper Megrue and Walter Hackett's farcical comedy about a young man who gets into some hot water when he sets up a soap company to rival his father's.  This show runs July 7 through July 30.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors, students, and military. 





Looking for other shows to see?  Here's what else is happening in your neighborhood:

The Community Playhouse
Playing Now:  E. Reid Gilbert's "No Admittance", a historical drama about two friends and their families at the height of the Civil Rights movement in 1968.  Runs through July 2. 

Coming Soon:  The One-Act Festival

Roadrunner Theater
Playing Now:  "God's Favorite", by Neil Simon
Runs through July 2

Coming Soon:  "Tucson Follies"



The Comedy Playhouse

3620 N. 1st Ave

Tucson, Az 85719


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera series seeking script submissions and performance ideas


From: Maryann Green []
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 5:05 PM
Subject: announcement


This is the last week to submit scripts or creative proposals for Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera series. Scripts (or performance ideas) should be about an hour long and fit outside the mainstage norm, with minimal tech and flexible staging.  If you're not sure it's what we're looking for, send it anyway.  Send scripts or proposals to

Maryann Green

Director, Etcetera Series

Live Theatre Workshop



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