Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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


From: Fox Tucson [mailto:charity@foxtucsontheatre.ccsend.com]
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 [mailto:milta@borderlandstheater.org]
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 [mailto:publicity@livetheatreworkshop.org]
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:  http://www.livetheatreworkshop.org/shows/mainstage.html


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 livetheatreworkshop.org.


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


From: tucsonfringe@gmail.com
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 http://tucsonfringe.org 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 tucsonfringe.org or on our facebook page


Info & Application




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By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com


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 livetheatreworkshop.org


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


From: Philip G. Bennett [mailto:philipgbennett@yahoo.com]
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 Amazon.com world-wide.





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The Comedy Playhouse: Summer Theater in the City!


From: thecomedyplayhouse@gmail.com
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 [mailto:etcetera@livetheatreworkshop.org]
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 etcetera@livetheatreworkshop.org

Maryann Green

Director, Etcetera Series

Live Theatre Workshop



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Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds Opening at Air Conditioned Skyline!


From: invisibletheatre@email.com
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 3:09 PM
Subject: Sizzling Summer Sounds Opens at Air Conditioned Skyline!




Invisible Theatre hopes your 

Fourth of July is sparkling!


The "SIZZLE" continues with
Sizzling Summer Sounds!


Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7 at 8 PM

It will be "Pure Imagination" when the terrific trio of Jack Neubeck, Katherine Byrnes and Daniel "51y" 5Iipetsky kick off IT's return to Skyline! You will be shouting "What Kind of Fool Am I" if you miss this tribute to the gorgeous gems of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winning composer and lyricist, Leslie Bricusse!


Guess who wrote "Two for the Road",  

"Goldfinger", "Who Can I Turn To",
"Talk to the Animals", "Candy Man" 

Here is some rehearsal video of PURE IMAGINATION! 







Saturday, July 8 at 8 PM and Sunday, July 9 at 2 PM

The "Crown Prince of New York Cabaret" (New York Times) performs the music of such classic composers as the Oershwins, Porter, Berlin, Sondheim and Noel Coward, with a special tribute to Fred Astaire. When the incomparable Steve Noss is in town, "Anything Goes"! Get your "Top hat, White Tie and Tails" because "There's No Business Like Show Business"!


YouTube of Steve Ross: https://goo.gl/fvzmVx



The talent gracing our stage is extraordinary!

There is something for everyone's taste

and at a price everyone can afford!


See the series lineup here:




Not only is the entertainment delicious

but the culinary delights created by Skyline's Chef

will have you shouting bravo!!


 $60 for dinner and show (reserved seating)

$32 single general admission


Discounts are available for IT 2017-2018 season ticket holders

 and Skyline Country Club members.




Call the Invisible Theatre Box Office

(520) 882-9721

for information and reservations!

 Online Ticketing 24/7

This is a delicious offer you can't refuse!




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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Rialto Theatre Presents AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH

The Rialto Theatre Presents



DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

The Rialto Theatre

$28.00 - $48.00

This event is all ages

@ThatKevinSmith is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made Clerks once.

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State & Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life 
and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films."


Tickets and info: http://www.rialtotheatre.com/event/1493611-evening-kevin-smith-tucson/



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