Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Reveille's 4th Annual Rev-It-Up Fundraiser @ FOX Theater presenting Emmy Award-Winning Leslie Jordan: Exposed!!


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Leslie Jordan: Exposed!

This year for their annual "Rev-It-Up" fundraiser, Reveille Men's Chorus is pleased to announce they are bringing Leslie Jordan to the FOX Tucson Theater for a night of laughs and perhaps even a few tears.
Television audiences will immediately recognize the comedic actor from his Emmy Award-Winning role as Beverley Leslie on Will and Grace. He has also appeared in Boston Legal, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, to name a few. Now Tucsonans can look forward to seeing Leslie Jordan in person, for one night only, when he performs his one-man show, Exposed, at the FOX Tucson Theater on March 10.


Please join us for an evening of hilarity, and support
Reveille Men's Chorus



Community Awards



In addition to the featured presentation, each year Reveille recognizes community contributions at the Rev-It-Up event.

Three awards will be given again this year; the Joel Meister Community Impact Award, the Reveille Leadership Award, and the Reveille Volunteer Award. 




We thank the following community members for their impact!



Jonathan Rothschild –
Joel Meister Community Impact Award

Awards being presented this year include the Joel Meister Community Impact Award recognizing individual efforts to support and engage the LGBTQ community. The award this year will be presented to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

Mayor Rothschild is a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community. The mayor was an early advocate for legislation to make same sex marriage legal in Arizona. He is a regular guest at Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce events and has been an avid participant at yearly Gay Pride parades. Mayor Rothschild has issued proclamations to support the LGBTQ community each year, proclaiming LGBT Pride Month and Transgender Awareness Week. The mayor formed a Hate Crimes Task Force within the first 360 days in office and has appointed community members to the Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues. Last year, Mayor Rothschild launched a "Don't Wait to Fight Hate" web page, with links to resources to fight bullying and hate.  Most recently, the mayor has been a supporter and donor for the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, which will house LGBTQ youth-centered programs. Along with the entire City Council, Mayor Rothschild approved an ordinance allowing civil unions between same-sex couples in 2013, two years before the national legalization of same-sex marriage.

Mayor Rothschild is a native Tucsonan. Prior to becoming mayor, he had a 30-year career practicing law with the firm of Mesch, Clark & Rothschild.




Shawn Cullen -
Reveille Leadership Award

A rare treat offered this year is the Reveille Leadership Award going to an individual who is visionary in creating energy and purpose for Reveille Men's Chorus. This year, Reveille will be presenting this award to former Artistic Director, Shawn Cullen.

During his 8-year tenure as Artistic Director/Conductor with Reveille Men's Chorus, Mr. Cullen worked to inspire growth in membership and audiences alike while striving to produce musically excellent, mission based programming with humor and heart. Mr. Cullen conducted Reveille in 16 local productions, numerous community OUTreach performances, two quadrennial GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association) Chorus festivals and travelled internationally to perform with the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus. Mr. Cullen also led Reveille to make their debut performance with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 2013 for "Broadway Rocks!" as the first LGBTQ chorus to perform with a professional symphony orchestra in the state of Arizona. One of Mr. Cullen's brightest achievements with Reveille was the formation of Reverb, Reveille's outreach and engagement small group ensemble, to continue to grow the impact of Reveille's mission. 

He joined Desert Voices Chorus as Artistic Director/Conductor in 2013 helping to develop it's new mission of "Fostering Community through Song", making him one of the few conductors nationally to serve in artistic leadership for two GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association) Choruses simultaneously. In January 2017 Mr. Cullen accepted a three-year term as a national Board of Director for GALA Choruses helping to lead the North American LGBTQ and LGBTQ-allied choral movement. Most recently, Mr. Cullen has joined the artistic team of Heartland Men's Chorus in Kansas City serving as director to their community engagement ensemble, Burnt Ends, with goals to change lives through music throughout the Midwest.




Michael Rogers –
Reveille Volunteer Award

Reveille also recognizes a volunteer member of the community that provides unwavering and unsolicited support for the mission of the chorus. This year Reveille will be recognizing Michael Rogers of Hughes Federal Credit Union with the Reveille Volunteer Award.

Michael was born in Oregon, but at the age of 18, he moved to the warmer climate of Tucson, Arizona with his family after high school graduation.  After bouncing from job to job he found employment with Hughes Federal Credit Union at age 35 and has been with the CU for 21 years. During his employment with the CU he earned his Bachelor Science in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration with a major in eBusiness, and a specialty in business intelligence.

In 2006, Michael joined Reveille Men's Chorus after having come out a few months prior.  He also met Nathaniel Grady during this time, and has been with him for 12 years.  In 2007, he joined the board of directors of RMC where he served as secretary for 2 years and treasurer for 6 years.  In 2015, he stepped down as a singing member due to hospital stays and Parkinson's Disease that was diagnosed in 2012.  Although retired from singing, he enjoys continuing to volunteer for the chorus to further its mission of "Changing lives through music," which he says is more important than ever in the current political environment.



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Purchase General Tickets




Reveille's 4th Annual Rev-It-Up Fundraiser is coming to FOX Theater on 
March 10, 2018! 

Why go general when you can go VIP!?

VIP Tickets include:

Pre-Show Reception (hosted bar), hosted by David "Fitz" Fitzsimmons

Fundraiser Auction

Meet and Greet with Mr. Jordan

Photo ops with Fitz & Mr. Jordan

VIP Seats at the front of house

VIP tickets are available here!

Please join us for an evening of hilarity,
and support Reveille Men's Chorus

For more information about Reveille,
our Rev-It-Up Fundraiser, or to purchase VIP Tickets for Rev-It-Up, please visit our website: 





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Special thanks to our production sponsor, The Stonewall Foundation! 



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Winding Road Theater Ensemble: Join us for The Fantasticks opening night gala!


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Subject: Join us for The Fantasticks opening night gala!


Winding Road Theater Ensemble presents the magical musical:
The Fantasticks

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Presented in cooperation with Music Theatre International

Directed by Maria A. Caprile
February 1 - 18, 2018

"Try to Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the globe. THE FANTASTICKS is the longest running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. 

Starring U of A vocal scholar Mark Hockenberry as El Gallo with Kelly Coates as The Girl, Damian Garcia as The Boy, and Elena Terry as The Mute. The Fathers are played by ensemble member Tony Caprile and Forbidden Broadway veteran G. J. James. Ensemble member Chad Davies plays Henry, The Old Actor and local favorite Eddie Diaz rounds out the cast with his inventive portrayal of Mortimer, The Man Who Dies. 

This production features new lyrics by the authors and an updated script. A family favorite, The Fantasticks is the perfect first musical and a guided tour back to our youth. "It is September, before a rainfall. A perfect time to be in love."

Join us for opening on Friday, February 2nd and attend our post show gala at no extra charge! Refreshments will be served. 

Preview Thursday Feb 1st at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30PM
Saturday matinees at 3pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm

Preview: $22 All other performances $28
Senior, Student, Military and Theater Artist Discounts Available

Cabaret Theatre in the Temple for Music and Art
330 S. Scott Ave in Tucson




(520) 401-3626




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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre presents A Blood Moon Rises


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Subject: A Blood Moon Rises




The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre



A Blood Moon Rises...
Oscar Wilde's Salomé Opens February 8!




"I am writing a play about a woman dancing with her bare feet in the blood of a man she has craved for and slain." —Oscar Wilde (1891)

Oscar Wilde's Salomé reimagines the Biblical story of the legendary dance of Salomé and the abhorrent death of John the Baptist.  Banned by The Lord Chamberlain in 1892 before it was even produced, Salomé still has the power to unsettle and inflame. 

It is Herod's birthday (2017 Daily Star Mac Award winner Christopher Younggren), and tonight he should be the happiest man in the world. Yet the Tetrarch has a somber look.  The guests that surround him are masked, playing their obeisant parts while waiting for their moment to grab a piece of Herod's power. Set against the backdrop of cultures clashing as one by one they fall to Rome, the conditions are ripe for revolution…

Salomé (Gabriella De Brequet), attempting to escape her stepfather's party, encounters the prophet Jokanaan (Hunter Hnat), imprisoned in a cistern.  Salomé grows fascinated with the prisoner, even as he hurls insults and threatens devastation.  As mad ravings—or prophetic truths—fall from his lips, Salomé strikes a bargain with her lecherous stepfather—she will dance for him, in exchange for Jokanaan's head.  In a subversion of the typical striptease, this Dance of the Seven Veils, choreographed by Allie Knuth and scored by Music Director Paul Amiel, depicts a spellbinding ascension to power as Salomé takes control of the court. 

Wilde's Salomé casts an eerie light on the relationship between desire and power and the destruction that can ensue, questioning our ability to act selflessly, humanly—or at all.




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Get Involved!

Our sustainability depends on you!

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre seeks to create a space in which local artists and audience of all ages can explore deep and provocative questions regarding self, tribe, life, death and what it ultimately means to be human.

We seek to accomplish this by:

  • Offering our community an annual season of high quality, challenging theatrical works ranging from classics to new;
  • Providing youth with classes, mentorship and performance opportunities through which we will cultivate the next generation of Tucson theatre artists, with emphasis on collaboration, imagination, inquiry, and training;
  • Renovating, maintaining, and making available an affordable, quality performance space to the local artist community, with particular emphasis on work relevant to Tucson and the Southwest.

How you can help

  • Sponsor a student to attend our youth workshops who otherwise may not afford to attend ($175).
  • Sponsor an actor in an upcoming production: Salomé, There is a Happiness that Morning IsMr. Burns. ($250-500).
  • Other sponsorship & contribution options are available - write to us!


Contribute Today





Do you have skills that might assist a new non-profit theater?

We are seeking volunteers to help save us from an overabundance of late nights! If you have skills in sewing/costumes, set building, painting, or web/social media we'd love to know! Drop us a note at



Thanks for your interest!

If there are others that you think would be interested in knowing about us, please spread the word.  We are so new that most people find out about us through word of mouth, and your vote of confidence means a lot!

Ever Yours,
Bryan, Elizabeth & Your Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Team



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Arizona Regional Youth Circus Conference


From: Katherine Tesch []
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 12:53 PM
Subject: Circus Events Feb. and March


Arizona Regional Youth Circus Conference


March 4th

Hosted in conjunction with the American Youth Circus Organization! This is an awesome chance for youth of the southwest to come together, share their skills and learn some new ones. More here:



The Circus Academy of Tucson

Classes have begun, but there is still room in some classes and its a great time to get in your registrations and get started with circus in 2018!


We've also got some awesome events coming up the next couple months! 




Stilt Class Day

Feb. 2nd 4:00-5:30 A great chance to get up on your stilts with your friends and learn some new skills! 

Please RSVP so I can be sure to have stilts together for everyone. Same policy as drop in classes $25 for adults and $20 for kids OR $20 for adults and $15 for kids with and RSVP form.


Valentines Day Family Circus

Feb. 11th 2:00-4:00

Come out with your family, your sweetie or whoever you love and do some circus ! $5 per person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.


Rodeo Holiday Circus Camp

February 22nd and 23rd 9:00-4:00

A mini circus camp! A super fun way to spend your days off school. $80.00


Swinging, Spinning and Flying

Feb. 24th 4:30 to 6:00

Another fun way to get your feet off the ground! Learn ways to use your apparatus to spin and fly through the air. The first of our 2018 Aerial Exploration series. 


Unicycle Class Day

March 2nd 4:00-5:30

Join us with guest instructor Thomas Trujillo! Get on a unicycle for the first time or learn some new skills. Same price scale as drop in.


We can't wait to see you in class or events! Yay Circus!



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American Association of Community Theatre: aactWorldFest 2018 Early Bird Registration


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Register NOW for aactWorldFest 2018



aactWorldFest 2018 Early Bird Registration Available Until February 1
Click Here and Register NOW !
Register before February 1 and save $$

Theatre lovers from around the globe are getting ready for aactWorldFest 2018! Venice Theatre, located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, is once again hosting this spectacular event that runs June 18 through June 23, 2018.

The list of participants is now up to 14 countries and 17 troupes: Armenia, Chile, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.    Wow!
In addition to enjoying dynamic performances from these groups, festivalgoers can expect a wide selection of interactive workshops, much socializing, and the chance to enjoy all that "the sunshine state" has to offer.
You'll have the time of your life at this Festival in Paradise! Go to to learn more and register today.

Special hotel rates are also available. Check for details.

The National Community Theatre Management Conference will be held Sunday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 19 as a pre-conference prior to aactWorldFest 2018. And because the CTMC will be held immediately preceding aactWorldFest in Venice, you can attend two events in one trip! CTMC attendees receive a $50 discount on their aactWorldFest registration.

The AACTFest 2018 Youth Leadership Conference for ages 14 - 18 is an add-on event of aactWorldFest. Registration Fee - $35.  Information/registration will be available soon at



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Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Night of Radio Classics @ The Community Playhouse

A Night of Radio Classics 

When: Fri., Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 4, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Price: $10.00

A night of of Radio Classics featuring the programs of "Blondie" and "Brief Encounter" will be for 3 days only.


·         The Community Playhouse

o    1881 N. Oracle Road. Central

o     887-6239





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January 30, 2018



Internationally renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa (Lucia di Lamermmor, 2012), and pianist Michael Borowitz, join the 2018 Tucson Desert Song Festival for a vocal recital in celebration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. Featured on the program will include songs by Bernstein, Mozart, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Bernstein contemporary, Samuel Barber. This eclectic and elegant showcase is not to be missed



Internationally renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa (Lucia di Lamermmor, 2012), and pianist Michael Borowitz, join the 2018 Tucson Desert Song Festival for a vocal recital in celebration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. Featured on the program will include songs by Bernstein, Mozart, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Bernstein contemporary, Samuel Barber. This eclectic and elegant showcase is not to be missed!


Performance Venue:

Fred Fox School of Music, Holsclaw Hall
1017 N Olive Rd 
Tucson, AZ, 85719

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Carport Theater Spring 2018 -- 2nd Planning Meeting - open to all


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Second General Planning Meeting for the
Carport Theater Spring 2018 Community Performance Event
Saturday, February 3, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
3614 E. Presidio Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716
This will be the the Carport Theater's 7th annual spring event, and the theme this year is "TRUTH"
Please join us for this meeting if you are interested in performing, 
or helping with writing, set design, lighting, promotion,
or if you are just curious!
Please RSVP to
PS. for a sampling of the Carport Theater's past events, see



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Strada Company seeking female singers, musicians, poets and storytellers, theatre performers, comedians, dancers, and more.


From: Nicole Scott []
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 5:05 PM
Subject: Nicole's Home for Wayward Girls


For Immediate release

Contact: Nicole Scott

public: 520-261-1064

private: 520-977-5218



S  T  R  A  D  A

C   O   M   P   A   N   Y 


announces a performance opportunity



Nicole's Home for Wayward Girls


(Tucson, AZ, January 27, 2018) Strada Company seeks women performers for an evening's entertainment.


Yeah, we know what that sounds like. It is not what you're thinking.


Nicole's Home for Wayward Girls is a women-centered evening of rowdy, funny, funky, musical, theatrical, comedic performances. Strada is looking for singers and musicians, poets and storytellers, theatre performers, comedians, dancers, and more.


This is a chance for women performing artists in Tucson to show off their amazing talents.


Nicole's Home for Wayward Girls is a series of events—, primarily in bars and clubs—presenting an anthology of female performers in all genres. These are paid performances.  


Performing artists interested in being a part of Nicole's Home for Wayward Girls, please contact Nicole (obviously) at 520-261-1064, 520-977-5218 or Please include your performance concept (e.g., I'm Jane and I would like to play ukulele and sing an original song or two) or links to your work, mpe3s, performance text, etc.) If you have gentlemen in your ensemble, that's not a deal breaker. 



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YWCA Southern Arizona and Taproot Productions present HARK! -LISTENING AS AN ACT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE


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Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:28 PM
Subject: HARK! -Listening as an Act of Social Justice-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             

Contact: Eugenia Woods                                                                                                     


               telephone: (520) 975-4021



"One thing I still believe in is the good in humanity. Like, people helping other people out.

With everything bad that's going on, that's something to believe in."  


"To fight for yourself is just an egocentric behavior. To fight for something beyond you- the greater good- that's always worth fighting for."


"I think at heart people actually want similar things, they just don't realize it."


--HARK! community participants







The YWCA Southern Arizona, in collaboration with local artist Eugenia Woods and Taproot Productions, are launching HARK! -an arts-based community engagement project aimed at reducing political and social polarization and isolation and building dialogue on issues of common concern.


HARK! provides opportunities for people to cross the lines of social, political, racial and gender-based divides to contribute to a collective conversation on identity, participation and civic resonance in the context of our fractured culture.


Trained artists with HARK! staged several public and private listening events at which "mindful listening techniques" were applied to provide participants with opportunities to speak out in a safe and receptive environment sharing their unique visions for justice and collective wellness.  At some HARK! events, participants were offered basic training in mindful listening techniques as they took turns asking questions and listening to each other, giving everyone in the room a chance to be heard without judgement.


Pop-up Listening Pods, Listening Events and Private Sessions: HARK! staged community listening events in various locations across the city.  Pop-up Listening Pods, were executed at the YWCA Southern Arizona, Frances McClelland Community Center (Bonita Ave.); Tucson Meet Yourself; Chuck Ford Lakeside Park; the Ronstadt Transit Center; Casa Libre on 4th Ave; Quincie Douglas Center, Active Adult Program; Women's Resource Center at the University of Arizona; and the Hopi Foundation - Owl and Panther Project. 


HARK! Performances: The HARK! artistic team, led by Director Eugenia Woods and Choreographers Kimi Eisele and Natalie Brewster Nguyen, are now compiling and arranging responses from public listening activities into a collage performance.  Performances will run April 19 - 29, 2018. 


HARK! Performances:                                                                                                        

Preview: Thursday April 19th at 7:30pm

Opening: Friday April 20th at 7:30pm

Regular Performances: Saturday April 21, Thursday April 26, Friday April 27, and

Saturday April 28 at 7:30pm

Sunday Matinees: April 22th and April 29th at 2pm

Tickets: General $15, Student/Teacher/Military/Senior $10

YWCA Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745


Collaborations with HARK!:  HARK! and Taproot Productions are collaborating with Casa Libre to host "The Poetics of Listening: A Community Harmonic."  What connects us? Conjure an image of freedom, what do you see? What is there to believe in? In this collaborative event, 6 poets will present new work sculpted from answers to these and other questions taken from HARK! community participant responses. Come hear the poetry of community and connection on Thursday, February 1st.


The Poetics of Listening: A Community Harmonic

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7pm

With HARK!, Casa Libre and Sally Roundhouse

Tickets: $10 suggested donation

YWCA Southern Arizona, 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ 85745

HARK! As Civic Engagement and Resource: HARK! was created as a living, building and growing civic resource in hopes of reaching far into this and other communities long after the production closes at the end of April 2018.  The YWCA Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center will work with Woods to develop protocols for the application of mindful listening techniques in various educational, social and governmental organizations; to build safe strategies for organizational change, community wellness and social justice for all.


To learn more about Casa Libre visit
To learn more about HARK! visit


HARK! is a production of the YWCA Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center



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Friday, January 26, 2018

The University of Arizona's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Doubt, A Parable

The University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre


Doubt, A Parable


February 4-25, 2018

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Arizona Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's centennial with the company premiere of Candide




Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00pm


Friday, February 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Arizona Opera celebrates composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with the company premiere of Candide. Fast-paced, funny, and philosophical, this Tony award-wining Broadway smash is now considered an operatic masterpiece. Based on the novella by Voltaire, the naïve Candide sets off to explore the world, beset by an endless series of comedic disasters. With musical highlights including “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Your Garden Grow,” Candide leaves audiences humming hit tunes and affirms that the path to happiness is seldom straight.


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