Saturday, March 31, 2018

Circus Academy of Tucson: Classes, Workshops and Camp


From: Katherine Tesch <>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 8:23 PM
Subject: Circus Spring into Summer


We are quickly approaching the end of the semester and moving into summer!!!  🎪🎪🎪

There is a lot on the calendar between now and then, so read through to be sure not to miss any awesome events!


Summer Camp Registration Now Open!!!

Camp Begins June 4th

Another awesome year of circus camp is now open! Get in your registrations today! We do expect sessions to fill, so register to reserve your spot! 



Stilts and T-Shirts for Sale!!!

We now have T-Shirts and Tank Tops for sale for $20. 

Stilts are available as well, order now to get yours in time for summer camp! 


Adult Summer Intensive and Classes!!!

Regular classes will run from June 4th to July 28th. In addition to regular classes we will run a summer intensive that will culminate in a performance August 4th. We will spend the summer building technical and performance skills and the bring those skills together to write and original circus show.



Upcoming Events


Rope Workshop Day

March 31st 4:30-6:00

Learn a sequence of rope technique. Drop in price scale.


Contortion Series Part 2

April 7th 5pm

Join Jordan Ruiz in April for a contortion workshop to expand your technique and healthy training skills in contortion! $30 each or $50 for both. Email to RSVP, you are still welcome to attend if you didn't do the first class. 


Trapeze Flow Workshop with Jeni Gresko

April 11th 7pm

Come and advanced your trapeze practice by adding, spinning and flow! 

Drop in class price scale.


Stilt Class Day

April 13th 7-9

Another chance to get up on your stilts! Beginners or Advanced walkers welcome. Walking, Acro, Dance!!! Drop in class price scale.


Unicycle Class Day

April 20th 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.


Silks Flow with Julia Fisher

April 21st at 4:30

For people who have completed sequence 3. Learn a combination and add flow to your silks practice. 


Lyra Ladder Workshop Day

April 28th 4:30-6:00

Learn technique on our unique invented lyra ladder apparatus. Drop in price scale.


Spring Recital

May 12th 5:00pm. All students taking regular class are welcome to participate! Community is encouraged to attend and support the students, $5 donation requested.




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Friday, March 30, 2018

Pima Theatre presents the intriguing 2003 play by Sara Ruhl - EURYDICE



From: Carol Carder
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 3:11 PM
Subject: April arts are in full bloom! Pima Community College Center for the Arts



Pima Theatre presents the intriguing 2003 play by Sara Ruhl - EURYDICE
April 12-22
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
tickets: $18 with discounts available

What happens to love when you die? What awaits you? What will you remember? If given the chance, would you come back?
Directed by Nikki Martinez, the lush and dreamlike play is a whimsical re-imagining of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. After tragically dying on her wedding day, Eurydice enters a magical underworld, where she finds herself caught between love and family, memory and loss. Does she choose to return to the living or succumb to the dead?
The play is wonderfully strange and full of potent lyrical sound, arresting images and wholehearted humanity creating a fascinating experience that is as disorienting as it is alluring.

"EURYDICE is an investigation into what transcends mortality, and how memory shapes the way we love. Filled with strange magic, the audience can expect the unexpected."
            - Nikki Martinez, director


Buy tickets online.    

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


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FST! Female StoryTellers presents Hair


FST! Female StoryTellers

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

The Flycatcher

340 E 6th St, Tucson, Arizona 85705


Long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy? No, we're not doing the musical, but we're featuring brand new stories on the topic of "Hair.


Admission is $7 at the door. This month's proceeds benefit Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.


Doors open at 7, show at 7:30. Seating is first come, first served.

This event is 21+. ASL interpreters provided.



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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Borderlands Theater: VOLUNTEERS needed for Barrio Stories


From: Borderlands Theater <>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:42 PM
Subject: VOLUNTEERS needed for Barrio Stories


Be a part of the magic!

Volunteer for Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita!!



We Need YOU 




After our hugely successful first Barrio Stories project in 2016, we are back with Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita! We are asking the pueblo for help to bring a one of a kind, free community event to life. The celebration of Barrio Anita's history and heritage will include a large scale video productions, live music, shadow theater, performed poetry, historical reenactment, heritage foods, and audio tours.


We must register 30 volunteers over the two day event - Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.  Be an active participant in making this beautiful event come to life.  


Click here to sign up for volunteer roles


Volunteer roles:


Headquarters Assistant 

HQ is where programs will be located, donations will be taken, T-shirts will be sold, and first-aid will be administered. 


Oury Activities Supervisor 

There will be multiple activities in Oury Center, and we need people to help attendees make full use of them. 


Media Operator

Due to the multimedia aspect of the performance, we need someone to assist in operating a media player. No technical experience necessary. 


Davis Crowd Control


Davis Garden Party Food Assistant

Assist in serving posole and tesguin. 


Click here to sign up and see times and dates


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Santa Cruz Shoestring Players presents Exit Laughing


Santa Cruz Shoestring Players


Exit Laughing

By Paul Elliot

April 6-7, 12-13 at 7PM

April 8, 14 at 3PM

Tickets $20 in advance-$25 at door

FOR TICKETS CALL: 520-399-1750


When the biggest highlight of your life for the past thirty years has been your weekly card night out with the girls, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona, and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of their lives begins with a police raid, a stripper,  laughs, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living. *Contains adult themes*


Community Performance and Art Center

1250 West Continental Road

Green Valley, AZ



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Unscrewed Theater: Special Super Sized Shows on Moving Day Weekend

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 3:00 PM
Subject: Special Super Sized Shows on Moving Day Weekend 

#UnscrewedMove is in motion!

And this weekend is Your. Last. Chance.
to see a show on our stage
at 3244 E Speedway.

And to that end, we've planned
two family-friendly
Each show is two hours long, and features
two or more of our FOUR house teams!

SPECIAL EVENT! Improv Show – Family Friendly

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


SPECIAL EVENT! Improv Show – Family Friendly

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm




Click Here To Get Tickets Online





This weekend is also
Your. Last. Chance.
to get your very own 
50/50 button
that gives you admission to TWO SHOWS.

One now, and one in the new location!

And ANY donation gets you a
LIMITED EDITION #UnscrewedMove Button

to adorn your shirt, backpack or hat -
and support our move to 4500 E Speedway.

On Sale ONLY at our Box Office until 3/31!

See you this weekend!



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Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents an Evening of Fun and Entertainment with The Pajama Game


From: Vance, Julie Ann - (julievance) <>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:53 AM
Subject: For Immediate Release: Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents an Evening of Fun and Entertainment with The Pajama Game




F O R    I M M E D I A T E     R E L E A S E



CONTACT: Julie Vance, Director of Marketing w 520.626.2686 w


The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television


Approx Run Time: 130 minutes w  +15-minute Intermission w  Danny Gurwin, Director w  (520) 621.7504 w


Visit> Press Room > Media Photos for The Pajama Game on Friday, March 30, 2018


March 29, 2018



Arizona Repertory Theatre Presents an Evening of Fun and Entertainment with The Pajama Game


Directed by Danny Gurwin



TUCSON, AZThe Pajama Game is a Tony Award–winning musical that tells the story of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where conditions are anything but tranquil.  Sparks fly between the new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and the leader of the union grievance committee, Babe Williams.  Their rocky relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, causing a conflict between labor and management, as well as a battle of the sexes. Jealousy, intrigue, knife-throwing and romance combine to impress and entertain audiences of all ages. 


The Pajama Game has a romantic and joyful look and feel, but it’s really filled with heartache,” explains director Danny Gurwin.  “Not to say it’s sad, by any means.  It’s the pining for love, happiness, equality, and fair wages that gives the show such a beautiful timelessness and urgency.  And the music is some the best we have from the end of the Golden Age.  I hope audiences can enjoy the show and hum along, but still watch a young polka-dotted America fight for all of the things we still strive to find today.”


See Tomorrow’s Stars Today bring a classic musical full of fun and entertainment to the stage at Arizona Repertory Theatre!


(Visit for show summary, press kit, ticket information and more.)


Dates & Times:

Previews:  Apr 8 at 1:30pm, Apr 9 at 7:30pm

Evenings:  Apr 11-14, Apr 19-21, Apr 27-28 at 7:30pm

Matinees:  Apr 15, Apr 21-22, Apr 29 at 1:30pm


Location: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.


Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee & Alumni/Military $29, Student $15, Preview $20 | Deeper discounts apply to groups (other than students) numbering 10+. UA Student Rush 30 minutes before each performance is $10 cash only for available seats (must show CatCard).


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office | (520) 621-1162

12-4pm | M-F | | |


Parking:  Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.  If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.


Media Contact: Julie Vance | (520) 626-2686 |


Production Co-Sponsors: Jane Kivel with Campbell, Yost, Clare & Norell, P.C.     




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TIM Comedy Theater Improv Madness Finals


From: Tucson Improv Movement <>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:00 AM
Subject: TIM E-News: Improv Madness Finals


TIM Comedy Theater


Improv Madness Finals

It's the biggest night of the comedy competition year!  The most important Final Four is happening in Tucson, Saturday night at 9pm.  Who will join our hallowed Hall Of Champions: Kvetch Us If You Can 2015, Andrew and Emmet Duo Team 9000 Rocket Edition X-Man: First Class Animal Style 2016, Flesh Meat 2017, and your vote decides the 2018 Champion! 

Last week's Semi-Final sold out, so we recommend your purchase online to secure your seat for Saturday night!

Final Four Competitors:
kaZOOM! - Czarina Nafarrate & Matt Trompan
Legal Torts - Amanda Tennyson & Zaq Race
One-two Punch! - Susan Littlelion & Zack Armstrong
Portmansplain - Jessica Stapp & Ash Trudinger-Smith 




This Week's Show Schedule

Friday Night
7:30 PM - Improv 301 Showcase + Improv Collective
9 PM - The Soap Box with Brayton Bollenbacher

Saturday Night
7:30 PM - The Game Show Show Neighbor Edition + Carnival Diet
9 PM - Improv Madness







The Game Show Show: Neighbor Edition

The Game Show Show pits contestants against each other in our improvised game show with fabulous prizes*!  This episode's contestants are our very own neighbors, Todd Getzelman from REVEL and Jared Hood from The Coronet.  Thank you to the Tucson Weekly for this write up on the show. The Game Show Show typically sells out, so we recommend you secure your ticket online today!

*Prizes are not fabulous





Join the TIM Comedy School

The next round of comedy classes and coming at you from the TIM Comedy School.  Join our renowned classes to learn life skills, laugh, and make new friends.  We just released round three of our wildly popular Stand Up 101 Class.  Starting April 8th, pick up the mic and learn the skills to complete your first stand up set in just six short weeks.  Also don't miss out on the reintroduction of our Youth Improv classes.

Improv 101 - Saturdays 4-6:30pm starting April 14th w/ Sara Alcazar Silva
Youth Improv 101 - Sundays 1-3:30pm starting April 8th w/ Amanda Tennyson and Zack Armstrong for 12-17 year olds.
Stand Up 101 - Sundays 1-3:30pm starting April 8th w/ Mo Urban



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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Old Pueblo Playwright's 27th Annual New Play Festival 2018


Old Pueblo Playwright's 27th Annual New Play Festival 2018


You can purchase by the day ($7, includes all plays on that night/afternoon), or you can purchase an "All Festival" pass (for a scant $21) which reserves a seat for you in every performance of the festival! Thurs, April 12th, through Sunday, April 15th!



Thursday, April 12th, 7:30pm



Identity Crisis

Written and Directed by Gavin Kayner

A man suffering from retrograde amnesia is admitted to a care home where he struggles to regain his memory while confronting the other residents - each dealing with their own identity crises.




Things Hoped For

Written by Sydney Flynn, Directed by Vince Flynn


Three generations of a family, gather for a cookout and get more than they bargained for.







Friday, April 13th, 7:30pm



At the End of the Day

Written by Gretchen Wirges

Directed by Leslie Miller


A woman's journey through grief, friendship, and what it means to be present in her own life.






Saturday, April 14th, 7:30pm


Kitchen, Spaceship, Chinese Restaurant

Written by John Cafiero

Directed by Gretchen Wirges



Two fictional astronauts are put through a crisis by a writer whose relationship is in upheaval. Which is more dangerous, love or space travel?





Sunday, April 15th, 2pm


Dirty Laundry

Written by Gretchen Wirges

Directed by Ally Tanzillo


Two women from two very different worlds meet in a laundromat where they share sarcasm, sequins and secrets.





The Stuff in the Garage

Written by John Heyl

Directed by Dave Sewell


Samantha (eagerly) and Edwin (reluctantly) tackle the accumulated stuff in their garage. In the course of sorting through box after box, they discover how the past, including the secrets it holds, can help them come to terms with the present.



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Casting Call: Tucson Fringe Festival short improv scene for upcoming Beer With The Bard event


From: Maryann Green <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:31 AM
Subject: announcement


Tucson Fringe is looking for an actor who is comfortable with a little improv to do a short scene for their upcoming Beer With The Bard event on Sunday April 22nd.  Gender is not an issue, but must be over 21. One or two rehearsals and one day of performance.


Email head shot and resume to



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The Rogue Theatre presents a staged reading of "Endgame"


From: The Rogue Theatre <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:04 AM
Subject: Join us for a staged reading of "Endgame" at The Rogue!


The Rogue Theatre

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




"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness."     


by Samuel Beckett 



On this Sunday afternoon, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. we're presenting a staged reading of Endgame by Samuel Beckett.

In many ways, this play is quite an interesting thematic bridge between Three Tall Women and our upcoming King Lear.

Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work. Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.

Several people who have come to the staged readings in our Ambruster Play-Reading Series have been surprised that a staged reading is a lot like seeing the actual play. The actors have scripts in hand and there's no set, but it's amazing how much of the play you can see and hear. And this play is definitely worth seeing and hearing.

Endgame is directed by Patty Gallagher and features Joe McGrath, Matt Bowdren, David Weynand, and Molly McKasson. Tickets are just $17.  

Join us on Sunday afternoon by calling the Rogue box office (520-551-2053) or you can always  buy tickets on-line with NO added fees.

Here's to a wonderful week! 



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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

UA School of Theatre, Film & Television Free Screening this Wednesday & IDIWS Coming Soon!


From: UA School of Theatre, Film & Television <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:06 PM
Subject: Love Films? Free Screening this Wednesday & IDIWS Coming Soon!


Wide Screen Wednesdays


Join us for 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!



Robert Redford stars as the title character, a mid-19th-century mountain man who learns to survive in the harsh wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. When he loses all that is dear to him, Johnson becomes a kind of “ghost warrior” who relentlessly pursues vengeance against the Crow Nation. One of the finest westerns of the 1970s , Jeremiah Johnson is a subtle, morally complex film that was shot in the stunning natural environments of Utah.



Wednesday, March 28
UA Center for Creative Photography

FREE and Open to the public!





Spike Lee's breakout hit is one of the most controversial and important American films of the last few decades. Lee stars as Mookie, a pizza deliveryman in Brooklyn, who is caught in the middle of tensions between his Italian-American boss, Sal, and the African-American community that patronizes Sal's pizzeria. Dealing with questions of race relations, police violence, and tolerance,  Do The Right Thing is as timely and thought-provoking today as it was in 1989.


Wednesday, April 25
UA Center for Creative Photography

FREE and Open to the public!







I Dream in Widescreen 

Saturday, April 28, 2018  

The event showcases BFA thesis films created by the talented filmmaking students from the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television.

This annual film presentation and competition is the first opportunity to see the original films from the student filmmakers from the UA Film & Television program before they take their work to major film festivals all over the world.  Students from the program have gone on to present their films at Sundance, the Berlin Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest and, most recently, the Culver City Film Festival in Los Angeles, where 2017 graduate Isabelle Smith screened her BFA thesis film Kiss .  

Doors open 6pm | Screening 7pm
$10 General Admission | Fox Tucson Theatre



1025 N. Olive Road

Tucson, AZ 85721

(located in the lobby of the Marroney Theatre near the SE corner of Park & Speedway)

(520) 621-1162 | M - F | 12pm – 4pm


Get Your Tickets



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From: Steve Anderson <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:06 AM
Subject: Long-Form Improv Class TUCSON






Mondays 6:30-9pm, April 23-June 4



'Steve is a Master of his craft and treasures his students. Thanks to his coaching and support, I got
into my dream school And the scholarships don't hurt, either!'-
Emma McKeen, Actor

'I took  one class with Steve and war hooked Whether you are a beginner or advanced, be will put
you at ease and help you grow.' -
Laura Munoz-Bottini, Phoenix/LA Actor

' I remember Steve's work fondly and do wish be was among our faculty.'

-Mark Chaney, National Coordinator of Criticism & Dramaturgy, Kennedy Center ACTF

Steve earned his MFA in 1991, performed off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and has been
directing and coaching actors for more than 20 years.

FEE: $325




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