Saturday, September 30, 2017

Strada Company auditions for William Shakespeare’s Tempest - paid


From: Michael Fenlason []
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:15 PM


S T R A D A  






(Tucson, October 1, 2017) Strada Company announces auditions for William Shakespeare's Tempest.  Performance dates are in April of 2018. This is an alternative reading of Shakespeare's work though to be clear the original language of the play will be happily used.  Character descriptions should imply, then, the full force and depth of the original characters. The conceit of this project is that Prospero is a film director. As such, portions of the project will be filmed in advance. 




Prospero - 45 to 60

A filmmaker


Miranda 18-25

Prospero's daughter


Caliban - 26-50

A disagreeable sort


Ariel - 21-40

Must be able to play multiple characterizations

Dance experience a plus


Ferdinand 18-26

Will cast to age of Miranda. 


Trinculo and Stephano, no specific gender or age

Amusing people


Alonso and Antonia 40-60

Antonia is Prospero's power-hungry sister

Alonso is a person acutely aware of their actions despite how awful they may be. 


These are paid positions, though at this time we are unable to offer Actors' Equity contracts. Please send resume and headshot to Michael at Auditions will be held by appointment between November 27 and December 1 at the Temple of Music and Art's Cabaret. 


For questions and information, please contact, yes him again, Michael at



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



TENWEST Festival - Arts Forum, Film Fest, FUSE: A Showcase of Tucson Music & Makers, and more ...


TENWEST Festival is a weeklong celebration of arts, entrepreneurship, technology, and communities. Join culture-makers, technologists, professionals, & community builders alike in being a part of what inspires our next Tucson.


October 14 – 22, 2017


The long-term goal of the TENWEST Festival is to explore the diverse attributes of Tucson to attract and retain talent in Southern Arizona. As we move forward, we strive to be identified with Tucson and Southern Arizona, internationally.


Information and passes:





Take advantage of this 24-hour flash sale!

Use code “FLASHPASS” at checkout before tomorrow at 10 a.m. to get your $5 discount.




Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Friday, September 29, 2017

Bring the kids to Pima Theatre's inspiring family production (final weekend)... THE ASTRONAUT FARMWORKER


From: Carol Carder []
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 4:13 PM
Subject: Theatre, music, art—don't miss these events: Pima Community College Center for the Arts


Bring the kids to Pima Theatre's inspiring family production (final weekend)...

Pima Theatre presents

Based on the inspiring true story of the humble beginnings of astronaut José Hernández.

By José Cruz González
Directed by Mickey Nugent

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017
Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun.  2 p.m.

Tickets: $8 (discounts for groups)

Find out how one determined, young California migrant farmworker achieved his dream of becoming an astronaut. Perfect inspiration for your K-6th grade children. A Question & Answer Session on stage with the cast after every performance. Length one hour.

The Center for the Arts is located on the Pima Community College West Campus,
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85709.

Center for the Arts      Box Office hours      Map and Directions      Accessibility Information 



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Open House Tonight 5-9pm!


From: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre <>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 2:52 PM
Subject: Kickstarter Success & Open House Tonight 5-9pm!



Open House Tonight!

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre and The Human Communication Studio are excited to host an Open House in The Historic Y Lobby tonight from 5:00-9:00 p.m.  Join us for snacks and a sneak peek of the renovation project!

The Historic Y is located at 738 N. 5th Avenue just south of University Blvd. Lot parking is available behind The Historic Y (access via Herbert Ave between 4th and 5th Ave). Street Parking is available on the east side of 5th Ave & on University Blvd. 

Read on to learn more about our Kickstarter success!




We reached our Kickstarter goal of $50,000!




We did it! Thanks to our amazing community (that's you!), we raised enough money to complete our renovation project--which means Tucson will have a new performance space where community can come together to share stories and explore our humanity! We can't wait to share the space--and our art--with you!


We expect construction to wrap up mid-October, just in time for us to hang lights, run tech rehearsals, and open our first show! The energy in our Two Plays for Lost Souls rehearsals has been electric, even as we have been shuffling between different rehearsal spaces during the renovation. Tickets are available now! See you there!




For more updates on the renovation, follow our progress on Instagram!

Thank you again for all your support! 
Elizabeth, Bryan, and your Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Team




Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information


TIM Comedy Theater: This Week's Show Schedule


From: Tucson Improv Movement <>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 1:54 PM
Subject: Funny on 4th: Fall in Love with TIM


TIM Comedy Theater

The Soap Box presents Middle School Diaries

Olga, Samantha, and Michelle are three best friends who come from different backgrounds: Olga is a former nurse who lived in Russia and Mexico; Samantha is a former high school teacher who grew up in Hawaii, and Michelle did research at Seoul University in Korea and grew up in New York. Graduate school gave them the opportunity to meet. They'll share stories about academic aggravations and cringey diary entries!

Everyone has a story to tell. Five short and personal stories will inspire Tucson's premier improv comedy from The Soapbox Friday at 9pm.



This Week's Show Schedule

Friday Night
7:30 PM - Legal Torts, Choice Cut + The Openers
9 PM - The Soap Box presents Middle School Diaries

Saturday Night
7:30 PM - Improv Throwdown
9 PM - What Now?




What Now?

Family! Can't live with 'em... well, actually most of us do for a big portion of our lives, and we've been through a lot together- the laughter, the tears, that awkward family vacation to Burning Man... Family ties are there whether we like them or not. 

What ties your family together? Bring a story to share and we may ask you to participate in the show!

What Now? is a themed variety show that includes comedy, improv and storytelling, hosted by local comedian and storyteller Amber Frame, and comedian and musician Mo Urban. They are excited to bring you an energetic show full of stories, shenanigans and comedic antics that will have your belly wiggling. 

Tucson Improv Movement

329 E 7th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information




Unscrewed Theater: Family Friendly Fun & A Special Saturday Night Show

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Family Friendly Fun & A Special Saturday Night Show


Saturday @9:30 An Evening of Mentalism, Hypnosis, and Comedy


Unscrewed Improv

Family Friendly Improv & Comedy Hypnosis



All-Ages Shows
Friday, Sept. 29th - 7:30 pm
Family Friendly Improv Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
Only $5.00

Saturday, Sept. 30th - 7:30 pm
Family Friendly Improv Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
Only $5.00

Saturday, Sept. 30th - 9:30 pm
Mentalism & Comedy Hypnosis

Michael C. DeSchalit
Rod Robison
ONLY $5.00
Online ticket sales end at 5:45pm the night of the show.




Buy Your Tickets Online Here



with limited seating

Michael C. DeSchalit & Rod Robison

An amazing evening of fun, hypnosis,
& comedy for ONLY $5.

The best Saturday Night value in Tucson. Guaranteed.


Are you ready
to enroll in an Improv Class,
but your wallet isn't?

Apply online for a scholarship
to our Improv 101 class
starting October 11

Application Deadline:10/4

Sponsored by
Patti & Jon Scanlon



What are you doing with your Wednesday nights?

We can guarantee you it's not NEARLY as fun as Improv 101 classes.

Improv changes lives. Just ask anyone who's take our classes.

Classes start on October 11
Sign up online.



Unscrewed Theater

Tucson, AZ 85716



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Gaslight Music Hall: Presto! Magic, Comedy, Illusions  on October 29!


Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017 9:30 AM
Subject: Presto! Magic, Comedy, Illusions  on October 29!


Presto! Magic, Comedy, Illusions 

    The Gaslight Music Hall is proud to present: Presto! Magic, Comedy, & illusions! Don't miss this fun-filled, family-friendly afternoon of Wonder and Astonishment starring Tucson's very own International Award Winning Illusionists, John Shryock & Mari Lynn along with Los Angeles based Comedy Magic Superstar, John George! Together, they have performed hundreds of sold out shows at Maui's number one evening attraction, Warren & Annabelle's Magic Club, for the last ten years. They bring this same energetic, awe-inspiring, and truly hilarious magic show to the Gaslight Music Hall October 29th at 2:00! Add to this the Incredible magic of Valerie Spell and you have a show that will not be forgotten. Tickets are on sale now at or call (520) 529-1000. This show is sure to sell out so get your tickets now before they disappear!

Tickets are $25 with discounts available for kids, students, seniors, and military members.

For more info, photos, or an interview, please contact Media Relations Director, Heather Stricker, at


Presto! Magic, Comedy, Illusions 

Sun., Oct. 29 2PM

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

(520) 529-1000




Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Casting, and crew call, web series shooting this fall in Tucson - paid


Casting for web series shooting this fall in Tucson.

Paid roles for:

African American female & male 40's-50's
Middle Eastern female mid-late 40's

Crew position:
Sound mixer - $200/day
Script Supervisor - $50/day

Send submissions to:


Facebook: Larry Coulter



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Ballet Tucson premieres George Balanchine’s “Walpurgisnacht Ballet”


Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:00 AM
Subject: Ballet Tucson premieres George Balanchine's "Walpurgisnacht Ballet"



As part of the 2017-2018 Fall Concert/Season Opener, Ballet Tucson presents its company premiere of George Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht Ballet - an enduring ballet in the repertoire of New York City Ballet and a joyous dance revelry set to excerpts from Gounod's Faust.  Ballet Tucson's Founding Artistic Director, Mary Beth Cabana has performed many leading roles in Balanchine ballets and is thrilled to have her company of dancers experiences the speed, musicality and abandon of Walpurgisnacht Ballet.  "Dancing in a Balanchine ballet is certainly the highlight of any dancer's professional career.  Now we are able to present these works to our audience here in Tucson and it is truly a dream come true!"

Author and former soloist with the New York City Ballet, Zippora Karz returns to set and coach this ballet.  Ms. Karz is one of a handful of dance professionals entrusted to maintain and pass on the choreography and legacy of "Mr. B."  She worked with the company in 2016 on its successful debut of Serenade.  One of Balanchine's most famous quotes was "Ballet is Woman."  Walpurgisnacht Ballet certainly exemplifies that with a cast of 24 women in soft dresses in shades of purple and only one man engulfed by the women wearing a billowy ivory blouse.

Other works included in the program for Ballet Tucson's 2017 Fall Concert:

Phantom of the Opera – Murder and mayhem are the order of the day at the Paris Opera in Ballet Tucson's wildly popular, original work loosely based on the 1925 silent film.

Paquita Grand Pas Classique – this Spanish style piece infused with bold expression, technical virtuosity, and spirited music by Ludwig Minkus is a cornerstone of classical ballet repertoire.


Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Performance Dates/Times
Friday, October 6
Opening Night Gala – 6:30 pm
Performance – 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 7 – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 8 – 1:00 pm
Opening Night Gala - $100
General - $45
Seniors/Students/Military - $40
Phone:  800.838.3006


Donate Online





Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Artifact Dance Project looking for volunteers


From: Artifact Dance Project <>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:03 AM
Subject: Artifact looking for volunteers



Artifact is looking for performance volunteers!


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers interested in assisting with front-of-house operations.
Positions include ushering, running Will Call, and helping with raffle ticket sales.
You will be asked to arrive 1 to 1.5 hours prior to performance time.
Volunteers are guaranteed a seat for the performance they work.

If you are interested in volunteering, email us at
Please include your name, email address, and phone number.
You will be contacted with available dates, times, and detailed information.

Thank you for supporting Artifact Dance Project!



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

UofA: Widescreen Wednesday Kicks Off Season with POINT BLANK - free


From: UA School of Theatre, Film and TV []
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:27 PM
Subject: Widescreen Wednesday Kicks Off Season with POINT BLANK


Join Us Oct 4th for the First in a Series of Films Hand-Picked by Professors from the School of Theatre, Film & Television!

Every film buff has a list of personal favorites – movies that have a special significance. Maybe it's a film you loved as a kid, or one that resonates with you today. At each film screened this year, a faculty member will give an introduction that not only gives fascinating historical and artistic context, but also explains why they chose their particular film. Bonus: each feature will be preceded by the presentation of a short film made by a student in our Bachelor of Fine Arts program!

No Charge for This Event | Open to the Public | Open Seating

POINT BLANK (1967) - Oct 4, 2017 at 7PM 

Lee Marvin plays Walker, a crook who is out for revenge after being shot and left for dead by his partner-in-crime. Director John Boorman combines aspects of classic film noir with cutting-edge techniques from the French New Wave in order to create one of the most original and offbeat crime films of all time. Also starring Angie Dickinson, Point Blank is an adaptation of Richard Stark's novel The Hunter, and was recently selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.


Location Map



Gun-Crossed Lovers by Ricardo Salcido

See this student film short before POINT BLANK! Two adrenaline fueled criminals find love in the middle of a robbery.


More About This Film





Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Independent Film Arizona meeting: The Art of Production Design


From: Independent Film Arizona <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: IFA Newsletter


Independent Film Arizona - Tucson



The Art of Production Design

October 3, 2017  7PM - 9PM
Location: The Art Institute of Tucson
5099 E. Grant Road Rm 129 Tucson, AZ, 85712




Presented by our special guest
Gene Rudolf

The look of the film, the style, the mood, the art direction -- this is the domain of the Production Designer.  Learn some of the secrets of visual storytelling - whatever you budget -- from one of Hollywood's acclaimed production designers.


Gene Rudolf
One of Hollywood's acclaimed production designers, Gene has worked with great directors from Scorcsese to Schlesinger. 

Gene's feature film credits include Raging Bull, Diner, Trading Places, Superman: The Movie, Marathon Man, Three Days of the Condor, The Right Stuff, The Great Gatsby, The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three, and Against All Odds.  

See his full list of credits at  Initially, Gene was trained as a Theatrical Scenes Designer, where he worked on over 50 theater productions.





The fearless IFA documentarians meet August 8th 6-8pm, Southern Arizona Media Studio. 911 South Tyndall Ave, #7, Tucson




The Director's Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community. 
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we'll see you there at 7 PM.

Wayne Vlcan
President Independent Film Arizona



Learn more about independent film in Arizona and be involved! We offer educational monthly meetings with experts in the film industry - and it's a great opportunity to network with industry professionals.


IFA Website




Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information





Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special tickets are available for the final dress rehearsal of every mainstage opera. These nights are reserved specifically for students to get swept away by great music and stories- while enhancing classroom learning with pre and post-show presentations. Click below to reserve your tickets today!

Please Note
If you are a Title 1 School, contact Cassie Robel at 


Hercules vs Vampires [3]


Fox Theatre [4]

Source URL:



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



St. Francis Theatre Presents: LUNA GALE

St. Francis Theatre
St. Francis in the Foothills

4625 East River Road, Tucson, Arizona   85718




by Rebecca Gilman

Fridays and Saturdays:
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2017
at 7:30 pm

Sundays: October 15, 22, 29
at 3:00 pm

Directed by Mark Klugheit

Featuring: Amy Scully, Cole Potwardowski, India Osborne, Joanne Robertson, Steve McKee, Taylor Hernandez, Jared Stokes 


a grimly rich study of the fight
to protect a child".

- The Los Angeles Times
Sell outs are expected so buy your tickets early.
Tickets: $18 - $20




The child is the infant Luna Gale, born to drug-addicted parents and caught up in a familial, religious and social struggle over who should raise her and with what values.  The play, which has been produced across the country, will make its Arizona debut at St. Francis Theatre.

"A compelling and compassionate portrait of flawed people making impossible choices." -Chicago Reader

"Smart and absorbing." -The New York Times

"Ms. Gilman … has found a tough, complicated subject. She steers the drama into deeper and deeper waters as
she explores the moral dimensions—and moral ambiguities—of the case." -The New York Times

If you would like more information, or for group sales of 10 or more,
or call 520-505-1856.



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CORRECTION: Dates for Roadrunner Theatre's Go, Dog. Go!


From: Diana Knoepfle []
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:19 PM
Subject: Dates Correction for Go, Dog. Go!



Roadrunner Theatre presents the rollicking and funny show for young audiences, "Go, Dog. Go!" directed by Maria Gawne! Come for a howling good time!


Corrected dates and times:


Thursday September 28th 11am

Saturday September 30th 2pm

and Sunday October 1st 12pm


Tickets available at 

or by calling the theater at 520-207-2491



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Roadrunner Theatre Company presents Go, Dog. Go!


From: Diana Knoepfle []
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:56 PM
Subject: Go, Dog. Go!


Final weekend coming up! Come see why our young audiences and their parents are having a howling good time!


Go Dog. Go!    By P.D. Eastman

 Based on the book by P.D. Eastman, this musical show bring the characters of GO DOG. GO! to life.  This productionwill enthrall parents and their children from Pre-K through 2nd grad with songs and acting!

Saturday Sept. 28 at  2 pm

Sunday Sept. 29 at  12 pm

Saturday Sept. 30 at  2 pm

Sunday Oct. 1 at  12 pm


Adults   $15  

Kids, Military, Students Seniors    $12

Group rate (Families with over 3 children)   $10

Kids 2 and under     FREE


For Reservations call  520-207-2491 OR

Roadrunner Theatre Company

8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson AZ 85749



Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Artifact Dance Project: Meet Ilaria Guerra, principal dancer for Judith (World Premiere)


From: Artifact Dance Project <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:59 AM
Subject: Meet Ilaria Guerra, principal dancer for Judith


World Premiere
The ancient story of Judith from the Old Testament has never been communicated through dance. Choreographer Ashley Bowman collaborates with musician and art historian Kevin Justus for this adaptation of heroism, spirituality and strength.

Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Thursday October 12 - 7:30pm
Sunday October 15 -  1:00pm
Sunday October 15 - 6:00pm

(Please note no Friday or Saturday shows due to UA Family Weekend and football game.)
Single Tickets $31 reserved seating

Company dancer, Ilaria Guerra, dances the title role of Judith.
"Dancing the role of Judith is nothing like I have ever done before. My background is in classical and contemporary ballet where the story is told through pantomime or there is no story at all. With Judith, I am being asked to fully immerse myself emotionally into the life of my character and express her experiences in a human way. Not only is the dancing technically challenging and demanding, but the emotional connection can't drop for even a moment during the show. What I have found, however, is that the more I dive into Judith as a person, the easier the dancing becomes: Judith has a purpose higher than herself and through her I am able to elevate my dancing as well. Everything becomes natural and not forced; my turns happen effortlessly, my legs move freely. The technical demands melt away when the emotions connect. It is a truly liberating experience. I am extremely honored to be able to play this role and be a part of this amazing company." Ilaria Guerra, ADP company dancer

Meet our dancers for the production of Judith:














Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information



Next onstage at The Rogue Theatre


From: The Rogue Theatre []
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:02 AM
Subject: What's next at The Rogue?

The Rogue Theatre


300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - 



Next, the Rogue actors will be performing a staged reading of Caryl Churchill's time-tripping feminist classic Cloud 9 this Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m.

People have told us that seeing one of our staged play-readings is as good as seeing a fully produced production of the play - at less than half the price! Tickets are only $17 and are going quickly. Please join us if you can for this one-day-only performance.


Cloud 9   

by Caryl Churchill  


From British Colonial Africa to London in the late 20th century, the comedy spans 100 years and challenges ideas of gender and sexuality.

Directed by David Weynand


Sunday October 1st 

2:00 P.M. 


Tickets are available here 

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053 


With Bryn Booth, Carlisle Ellis, Hunter Hnat, Christopher Johnson, Ryan Parker Knox, Max Macmillan, Matt Walley, and the ever-so-versatile Jake Sorgen. 


   And join us for more plays of 

The Ambruster Playreading Series

at The Rogue
throughout the year

with a season ticket to all four readings! 



The River 

by Jez Butterworth 


On a moonless night in August, a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for fly-fishing since he was a boy.


Directed by Matt Bowdren 


Sunday December 3, 2017  2:00 P.M.

Don Juan in Hell 

by George Bernard Shaw


The rarely performed Act III of Man and Superman is a rich, philosophical debate between Don Juan and the Devil.

Directed by Joseph McGrath


Sunday February 4, 2018  2:00 P.M.



by Samuel Beckett  

Regarded as one of Beckett's most important works, the play  explores the human condition through a blind man and his fool.


Directed by Patty Gallagher 


Sunday March 25, 2018  2:00 P.M.


Buy play-reading season tickets online for $60 at  

 or call 520-551-2053 




And coming soon . . .

Rogue Taiko 2017

Japanese Drumming Ensemble

Individual (general admission) tickets

Two performances: Saturday October 7, 2017  2:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.

Tickets are available

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053 




And then . . . 

Bach at Leipzig

by Itamar Moses

A comic imagining, in the vein of Tom Stoppard, of 18th Century rivals gathering to compete for the position of Leipzig's Thomaskantor.
Politics, religion, and fragile egos collide in a desperate competition before their hopes are dashed by the history trumpeted in the title of the play.

November 2 - 19, 2017

Directed by Cynthia Meier
Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen



Featuring Michael Bailey, Holly Griffith, Hunter Hnat, Ryan Parker Knox, Joseph McGrath, Matt Walley, and David Weynand.  


Production Sponsors: John Wahl & Mary Lou Forier

Tickets are available here 

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053




Tucson Theatre Announcement List for subscription information