Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Rogue Theatre presents a staged reading of Jez Butterworth's endlessly mysterious The River


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The Rogue Theatre


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



Next, the Rogue actors will be performing a staged reading of Jez Butterworth's endlessly mysterious The River this Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.  


This is the third time in the history of The Rogue we're returning to Butterworth's work. Many of you may remember Jerusalem or The Night Heron from seasons past. Butterworth has a wicked sense of humor and a poetic imagination. I personally can't wait to see this performance.

A staged reading is a lot like seeing a full production. It is performed without a set or costumes, and the actors carry their scripts, but you will leave with the full play in your imagination. Tickets are only $17 and are going quickly. Please join us if you can for this one-day-only performance.

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 Christopher Johnson


Sunday December 3  

2:00 P.M. 


With Bryn Booth, Holly Griffith, Ryan Parker Knox, Vaune Suitt, and the musician Jake Sorgen


Tickets are available here 

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053 



   And join us for more plays of 

The Ambruster Playreading Series

at The Rogue
throughout the year

with a season ticket to all three readings!  


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 $45 ($15 a play) at  

 or call 520-551-2053 



And coming soon . . . 

The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck

The iconic novel of the twin hardships of the American Dustbowl and the Great Depression.
A farming family of self-reliance and determination abandons its land and way of life to find work and survival to the west as they join America's own refugee crisis of the 1930s.


January 11 - 28, 2018

Directed by Joseph McGrath
Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen



Featuring Bryn Booth, Matt Bowdren, Vicki Brown, Sophia Duclo, David Greenwood, Holly Griffith, Claire Hancock, Jay Hornbacher, James Henriksen, Ryan Parker Knox, Claire Mannle, Molly McKasson, Steve McKee, Cynthia Meier, Gabriel Morales, Christopher Pankratz, Cole Potwardowski, Florie Rush, Aaron Shand, Matt Walley, and David Weynand.  


Production Sponsors: Ward & Judy Wallingford 

Tickets are available  here 

or call our Box Office at 520-551-2053



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fox Tucson Theatre presents Girl's Night the Musical!


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Box Office | Phone: (520) 547-3040 | Address: 17 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701



FRI. FEB 16 • 7:30 pm

Tickets start at $



Girls Night: The Musical is the hit off-Broadway sensation that has been dazzling audiences all around the country! It's touching, relatable story rings true to women 20's – 60's, with hit music that everyone knows and can sing along to. Girls Night is a touching and hilarious "tell-it-like-it-is" look at the lives of a group of female friends, promising to have audiences laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles! The performance is bursting with energy and is packed with hits like "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man, I Feel Like a Woman," "I Will Survive," "We Are Family" and many more.










Take advantage of our basic $75 level membership and get a full year of advance notice on shows and concessions discounts! Or join at the $250 level and get access to our Lovitt & Touche Donor Lounge and a chance to meet one of your favorite artists during the coming year!!



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STRADA COMPANY announces a new program: The Persistence Project


From: Nicole Scott []
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:13 AM
Subject: The Persistence Project






public: 520-261-1064



C  O  M  P  A  N  Y 


announces a new program



Strada Company announces The Persistence Project, a venture capital fundraising program for women artists in metro Tucson.  This program is designed to empower women artists in all genres (writing, film, visual art, music, theatre, new media, etc) by providing them seed money to pursue projects and ideas that institutional arts organizations are unable to.  For more information, check out

"We think it's important for women to have some control of their artistic life. The funds we raise for artists is free to them and unrestricted," said Nicole Scott, director at Strada. "We sent out a survey this summer and 90% of artists in Tucson wanted a space to present and/or the materials to make their art. We want to help with that."

Strada has supported artists that are doing a special project like Johanna Lundy's recording project of new compositions for French Horn or harpist Mariah McCammond playing a fundraiser with ChamberLab. In some cases, we'll be supporting a particular artist, like theatre director Jasmine Roth, to work with a nonprofit theatre. Sometimes, we have just connected buyers to visual artists like Inna Rohr. The goal of the fund is to deliver $7,500 in the first year and $10,000 the second. "We've had to start small, but to quote Shakespeare, 'And though she be but little, she is fierce.'"


For information on supporting The Persistence Project or applying for support, please visit, or email Nicole Scott at Or call 520-26101064. 



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Arizona Citizens for the Arts: SAVE the NEA: More work to do


From: Arizona Citizens for the Arts <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:05 AM
Subject: SAVE the NEA: More work to do


Congress has set a deadline of December 8th to pass legislation to fund government



Let's keep the pressure on!




Congratulations to the arts advocates who've contacted their members of Congress to ask them to reject White House proposals to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other federal cultural agencies.  Americans for the Arts' Arts Action Fund members, alone, sent a record number of 187,115 e-mails to Congress this year to #SAVEtheNEA, and it is working.

These emails and many personal visits to every member of the House and Senate helped to secure a $145 million allocation in the House budget proposal on July 18th for the NEA and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and $150 million allocation for each in the Senate proposal this month. Also included is significant funding for other federal cultural agencies that are at risk in the White House budget.

However, these budget negotiations are just one of many efforts ongoing right now in the Congress that could impact nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

Congress has set a deadline of December 8th to pass legislation to fund government agencies and programs, including the NEA, NEH and other culture agencies.  By then, they must either pass a budget, or further extend the deadline to keep the government running. Also in play are possible veto threats from the President, Senate passage of a tax reform proposal, disaster recovery funding, money to "build a wall," and the need to reach increase the federal debt ceiling.






Right now, we need arts supporters to do three things: 




  1. Contact your members of Congress and ask them to support the Senate's higher number ($150 million) for the NEA and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Key appropriators in the House must be persuaded to accept the Senate's higher funding allocation during upcoming conference negotiation which is supposed to result in a unified bill this month.

Click here to contact Congress

Please feel free to customize your note to Congress with information about your support for the other federal cultural agencies noted in the graph here.

  1. Keep an eye on your inbox for more notifications about how arts and culture organizations may be impacted by the tax reform proposals. House-passed tax reform has several provisions that negatively affect arts and culture, but the Senate is still negotiating its package. Keep up to date on these issues by visiting the following arts and culture websites:

Arts Action Fund
American Alliance of Museums
National Humanities Alliance


  1. Join the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Advocacy Network and receive important information directly from us.





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Monday, November 27, 2017



From: Michael Fenlason []
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 3:12 PM
Subject: Fwd: For Immediate Release








C  O  M  P  A  N  Y 







Auditions will be November 29 to December 3 by appointment at the Cabaret (Emple of Music and Art.


This film features seven female actors ages 22-45 who will be discussing their lives, loves, politics, and—right after politics—their fears in the current social and political American milieu. In a house outside of the city, seven friends meet after the 2017 inauguration. While they have generally not discussed politics or even personal matters, they find themselves unable to do much of anything else. 


Interested actors will be furnished with a character monolog for the audition and may if they cannot make audition times, record and send this audition to us.


Please see contact information above for questions or more information.  




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Arizona Rose Theatre presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas


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Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 10:26 AM
Subject: OPENING THIS WEEK: A Charlie Brown Christmas





Arizona Rose Theatre presents

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Followed by a fun-filled Holiday Musical Revue


December 2, 3, 8, 9 10

Friday and Saturdays at 7pm

Sunday at 2pm


at the Arizona Rose Theatre

(in the Tucson Mall - lower level by Macy's)

4500 N Oracle  Suite 329,   Tucson, AZ 85705




Adults: $15

Seniors/Military: $13

Children (12 & under): $8

(tickets cost an additional $2 when purchased at the door)


Available on the website:

or by calling (520)888-0509



The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

This performance includes a fun-filled Holiday musical revue!



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S&S Studio Series presents A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney


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Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 8:59 AM
Subject: Our Studio Series Opens this Weekend!



"A Dream is a Wish Your Id Makes" 
The New York Times 



The S&S Studio Series Opens Friday @ 7:30!

This Friday marks the opening of The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre's first show in our newly renovated Studio! A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney runs December 1st-10th (with a November 30th Preview).  

In this staccato dark comedy, Walt conducts a reading of his screenplay about his last days on earth. It's about everyone who loves him so much, and it's about how sad they're going to be when he's gone.  The New York Times calls Hnath's A Public Reading "a meditation on the human desire to aspire to the status of a god, and the corrupting influence of this wish on the spirit and the flesh." 

Don't miss out on your chance to see this amazing production—seating is limited! Buy your tickets online or call our Box Office at (520) 448-3300.


Learn More



What is the S&S Studio Series?

The Scoundrel & Scamp Studio Series is intimate and actor-focused, akin to the upstairs pub theater you might find in London. In this 30-seat space, you will find bare bones storytelling with risky, cutting edge theater not done elsewhere in Tucson.

The Studio Series is best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 18+. 



Learn More About the Studio Series



Theater Classes for Youth

We have had an amazing time with our classes for young theater artists this fall, playing games, working on theater essentials and composing a play. In our high school class we focused on script analysis, movement, gesture and monologue. We will be showcasing this semester's work on December 9th at 10:00 a.m. and can't wait to continue our classes next semester!

If you know of a young artist that would enjoy developing their theatrical skills in a fun and collaborative space, registration is now open for January 2018




Learn More About Classes



Location: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre at The Historic Y
738 N 5th Avenue, Suite 131, Tucson, AZ, 85705
Enter from the parking lot behind The Historic Y (parking lot entrance off of Herbert Avenue)






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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Radio Theatre Revival Project presents The Wizard of Oz @ THE COMEDY PLAYHOUSE


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3620 N 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Radio Theatre Revival Project

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author  L. Frank Baum, originally published May 17, 1900.  It has been reprinted on numerous occasions, the most recognized being the iconic 1939 musical film adaptation.

Every good story has a quest and a villain.The Comedy playhouse presents the radio play about Dorothy and her companions Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Lion.Come follow our heroes as they journey to the Emerald City in search of the Wizard of Oz  to get their wishes fulfilled.

Radio Theatre Revival Project
The Wizard of Oz
December 15 - December 23, 2017.
No show Christmas Eve
Fridays, Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 3:00 p.m.
3620 N. 1st Ave (Next to Throwbacks)
520-270-9310 For reservations
If you or your companion have special seating needs,  please mention this when you call for reservations.   



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Roadrunner Theatre: Prop Manager Wanted


From: Roadrunner Theatre Company []
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2017 9:54 AM
Subject: Prop Manager Wanted


Prop manager/production assistant needed for Roadrunner Theatre Company's production of Paul Rudnick's hilarious Broadway hit, "I Hate Hamlet."


Run dates (mandatory) weekends, February 16-March 11, 2018.


Rehearsals begin December 16, 2017, but attendance at all rehearsals is NOT required for this position.


Significant stipend to be negotiated, depending on level of responsibility accepted. Possibility of understudy acting role also.


If interested, please email the director, Mark Klugheit, at



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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Roadrunner Theater presents Twas the Night Before Cristmas by Ken Ludwig

Roadrunner Theater



Twas the Night Before Cristmas by Ken Ludwig

December 1 to December 24, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 pm

Sundays 2:00 pm

8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85749


"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! Such a playful spirit romps through 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santas workshop. - The Washington Post  A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!...This journey is an exciting one that I guarantee your children will love! Put some tickets in your kids Christmas stockings. It will make a great holiday gift. - Maryland TheatreGuide




$20 General Admission

$18 Students/Seniors

$15.00 Military/Groups 10 or more

Children 2 and under (lap child) FREE


Originally commissioned by Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD

Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director



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Friday, November 24, 2017

MUSICAL MAYHEM CABARET presents: CineMayhem: the holiday edition


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Subject: musical mayhem cabaret presents: CineMayhem: the holiday edition




CineMayhem: Holiday Edition 2017


Sunday, December 10th 6pm

Unscrewed Theatre

$7 presale or $10 at the door


Join Musical Mayhem Cabaret for the latest under-rehearsed and Over-dramatic musical comedy revue!! This time we are highlighting songs inspired by everyone's favorite holiday movies such as, "Love Actually", "Home Alone" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" of course with our Mayhem twist.

Tickets are $7 presale and $10 at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm. Showtime is 6:00pm. Make reservations now by contacting us on Facebook, emailing or or online by visiting

Unused tickets can be traded for tickets to a future show.


Musical Mayhem Cabaret is an under rehearsed and over dramatic musical comedy troupe based in AZ since Jan 2011!

For more information, please visit

And follow us on facebook and Instagram @musicalmayhemcabaret



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Borderlands Theater presents The 21st annual A Tucson Pastorela


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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:49 PM
Subject: The Holidays are here!

Time for A Tucson Pastorela!



The 21st annual A Tucson Pastorela


Written by Milta Ortiz and the Ghosts Writers   

Directed by Marc David Pinate           



Leo Rich Theater

260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017


Families come be merry at this Tucson holiday tradition! Borderlands Theater pokes fun at this year's major events in A Tucson Pastorela, now it's 21st year! Part nativity play with beautiful music and part satire with musical parodies, where devils disguise themselves in some of the year's most memorable characters to trick the shepherds and stop them from welcoming el baby Jesus. Good thing the angels are near with a few disguises of their own to guide the shepherds to the manger.  


Thursday Dec 14 Family four pack Special! Four tickets for $30!!! Use code FAMILY




Leo Rich Theater, 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. Tickets: $10-$27


12/14/17 - 7:30 pm ($10/$16/$22/$27 Family four pack $30!)

12/15/17 - 7:30 pm ($10/$16/$22/$27)

12/16/17 - 2 pm Matinee ($10/$16/$22/$27)

12/16/17 - 7:30 pm ($10/$16/$22/$27)

12/17/17 - 7:30 pm ($10/$16/$22/$27)


TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS CALL THE TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER AT (520) 791-4101. In person at 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

(save on fees by calling the Tucson Convention Center or buying in person at the address above) 



(pay Ticketmaster fees $6-7+ per ticket)  



We'd like to take this time to thank you for being our patrons, for reading our e-newsletter and for coming out to the plays. We couldn't continue on without you. Since we're on the subject, we'd like to let you know that we really need you to come out to A Tucson Pastorela. It's been around for 21 years and we've built on that legacy and revamped it. It's a great script this year with a fabulously funny cast. You may remember that we had to cancel it one year and you asked for it back.  We brought it back in a smaller venue. You came out. Thank you for that. Then you asked for it back in a large venue where it belongs. This year we took the plunge and are back at the Leo Rich. It will be full of spectacle because we will once again have the space. What we're saying is that we need you to come out and bring family and friends. Organize an office Christmas outing and bring your coworkers, better yet bring your coworkers and their families! You get the idea. More than ever we truly need your support. We hope to see you at the Leo Rich for the

21st annual A Tucson Pastorela.  


Wishing you a great Holiday Season!


-Borderlands Theater 




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Sons of Orpheus Benefit Concert for the Community Food


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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:34 AM
Subject: Sons of Orpheus Food Bank Concert PSA


Sons of Orpheus

Benefit Concert for the Community Food

Who:          Sons of Orpheus, the Male Choir of Tucson

What:        Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

When:       Wednesday December 6th, 7:00 pm

Where       Berger Performing Arts Center on the Campus of A.S.D.B.

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson

As the holidays approach, we know that there are many hungry people in Tucson for whom the holidays -- and every day -- are a challenge. Now for the 20th year to lend a hand, Sons of Orpheus -- the Male Choir of Tucson along with the students of the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (A.S.D.B.) conduct a food drive to help the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona accomplish their wonderful mission. In the last ten years alone, Orpheus' efforts have raised over $93,000, gathered over four tons of food, and touched the hearts of the citizens all over Southern Arizona.

Our quest for donations and food culminates on December 6th with a special Holiday Concert at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway, on the campus of A.S.D.B.

The concert features inspiring, heart-warming performances by students from the School for the Blind, a mix of holiday favorites by Sons of Orpheus; and Special Guest, Mariachi "Sonido de Mexico."

Wednesday, December 6th, at 7:00 P.M. Admission is a non-perishable food item or preferably a check made out to the Community Food Bank. With every dollar you donate, the Food Bank can purchase four meals or $9.00 in food. Donations to our Virtual Food Drive can also be made on line at:

Please save the date, Wednesday, December 6th, at 7 P.M., and join us for the most heart and stomach-warming concert of the holiday season.

P.S.: Each of us knows where our next meal is coming from; some of our neighbors are not so fortunate.



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UofA documentary showcase: What's Up, Docs? Screens Dec 5th at the Loft Cinema - free


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Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:14 PM
Subject: What's Up, Docs? Screens Dec 5th at the Loft Cinema


The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television presents

What's Up, Docs?: Documentary Films by BFA & BA students


Tucson, AZ – This year's documentary showcase, What's Up, Docs?, features 12 new short films, exploring a smorgasbord of subjects from art, science and religion, to culture and politics. The diverse program profiles local musician/painter Salvador Duran; fish, amphibian and reptile enthusiasts creating elaborate aquariums, herpetariums and terrariums; and a Tohono O'odham female power-lifter who's training for a competition; local Satanic Temple members; EMTs in training; underground artists performing in a local DIY space; the inventor of the insect sting pain index, and the YouTube star who popularized it. From a polarizing Trump rally in Phoenix to a custom car rally, a peek behind the scenes of an improv comedy group, and a personal meditation on the equivocal attractions of Greek life, this year's eclectic slate of films features something for everyone. (Plays Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, at 7pm at the Loft Cinema. Free Admission.)



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