Monday, April 30, 2018

American Cancer Society's Western Talent Show

American Cancer Society’s 
Western Talent Show 

May 6th, 2018

1:30pm - 4:30pm 

Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites

5151 E Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712


  Order Tickets Here

Join us at the American Cancer Society  Western Talent Showdown on May 6th, 2018 for a one-of-a-kind afternoon.

Performance Line-Up

Gray2Red, Harrison Leal, Dean Kisto, Kaylee Church, Kids Unlimited Quartet, Edward Rivas, and Jacob,  The Rodeo City Wreckettes and Carissa Corona.




About Us

For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.

Contact Us

2015 W River Road Suite 245

Tucson, AZ 85704




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LTW presents Miss Witherspoon

Coming Soon to the LTW Mainstage

May 10 - June 9, 2018

Miss Witherspoon

By Christopher Durang

This irreverent and insightful comedy follows Veronica on her wildly comic journey through the afterlife. Gandalf, Jesus, and a Hindu Spirit help guide us through this screwball look at life, death and reincarnation.

"This is Durang at the top of his metaphysical, apocalyptic, high-and-pop cultural game…thoroughly lovable. And funny." —NY Newsday.

"A delightful eighty-minute crazy-quilt fantasy." —Associated Press.




See the show currently playing at LTW

See the rest of LTW's 2017-18 season

Live Theatre Workshop

5317 E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85712

Reservations: (520) 327-4242




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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory- SATURDAY ACTING CLASS


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Subject: SATURDAY AD - Late Spring 2018 - 4.26.2018




The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory

Conservatory quality training in an intimate setting




NOW REGISTERING – Late Spring Term

May 3 through June 16, 2018

Professional Actor Training


Psychophysical Actions & Active Analysis


The TheatreLab is a safe and supportive environment for honest exploration, artistic and spiritual growth.

A place for the serious novice and professional alike.


Saturday Classes:  Introduction to the System of Physical Actions:  12:00 – 3:00 pm Includes: 

Yoga Meditation

Psychophysical Conditioning Exercises:  The Key to Spontaneous Emotions   

Voice and Speech                                   

Dramatic Improvisation:  Long and Short forms

Monologue and Scene study

Active Analysis through Psychophysical Actions

Public Performance Showcases

Internationally Recognized Teacher of the Stanislavsky System of Acting

Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director

Hollywood Dramalogue Award winner

Co-author:  Experiencing Stanislavsky Today, Rutledge Academic Publishers, London, NY.



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MUSICAL MAYHEM CABARET presents: "Musical Munchies"


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Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:02 AM
Subject: musical mayhem Cabaret presents: "musical munchies"





Musical Munchies


Sunday, May 13th 6pm

Arizona Rose Theatre

$7 presale or $10 at the door


"Be Our Guest" this Mother's Day for our latest under-rehearsed and over-dramatic musical comedy revue featuring songs about food! We're doing numbers from Les Miserables, Waitress, Sweeney Todd, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Little Mermaid, and so much more!

Arizona Rose Theatre at the Tucson Mall
4500 N Oracle Rd #329, 85705

PLEASE NOTE: The Mall closes at 6pm. If you arrive after 6pm, we anticipate that the only unlocked door will be the mall entrance on the ground floor next to the Container Store, near the Cheesecake Factory.


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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Independent Film Arizona seminar: Physical Comedy on Film


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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 10:15 PM
Subject: IFA May 1 Physical Comedy & FFA


Independent Film Arizona




(corrected date)

  May 1, 2018

7 - 8:30 PM

Location: The Jewish Community Center
3880 E. River Road Near Dodge
Second Floor- Multi Purpose Room

Physical Comedy on Film

Presenter: Rick Wamer

Everything is Physical: A look at physical comedy through the lens of the Physical Imagination. Rick will explore the foundations of physical comedy and the physical acting of significant contributors from the silent film greats to masters of the theatre.  Elements that will be touched upon will include the mime of the stage and the natural mime of Chaplin and other silent film actors, as well as slapstick and its roots from Italian commedia dell'arte.  Some of the presentation will involve experiential engagement on the part of willing participants.



Rick Wamer Bio:

Actor and director, Rick Wamer, spent eighteen years mentoring with the renowned mime artist Marcel Marceau. His physical theatre and mime career has spanned close to four decades, with performances, commissioned choreography and directing opportunities that have entertained audiences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and throughout Central and North America and the Caribbean. With Lorie Heald, Rick founded the Tucson based Theatrical Mime Theatre in 2004, which enjoyed six successful seasons.  He is the recipient of multiple honors, including artist fellowships, three Lumies nominations and the Buffalo Exchange 2015 Contributor to the Arts award.  He lives in Tucson, and is presently writing a book entitled The Physical Imagination: Everything is Physical, documenting his approach to acting, with projected publication, January, 2019.




Special Event
May 21, 2018 - 7 PM


Panel Discussion
Shelli Hall - Visit Tucson
Matthew Earl Jones - AZ Film Office
Steve Brain - AZ Film Media Coalition
Genie Joseph, PhD President IFA

at The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716



You must RSVP at

Please spread the word to anyone who is interested.




The fearless IFA documentarians meet monthly contact Ann Dalton:



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 at the JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

Genie Joseph, President
Independent Film Arizona






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Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors


From: The Studio For Actors <>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 9:38 PM
Subject: Announcement: Audition Technique Course at The Studio for Actors


Audition Technique

Script Breakdown

This is the foundation course for learning the important building blocks to great performance.  You'll learn how to break down the script, how to analyze the character, how to play him/her, and most importantly how to mark the script in order to give a really great audition.  Throughout the course, you'll have two or three auditions, and you'll be given lots of information about how to handle the important few minutes before each audition.  This course is not just about auditioning - it's also a great acting class.

Taught in Private Sessions.

Call Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363 for more information or to sign up.

Don't worry if you have to miss one or even two classes during the series of six. We can easily book a private make-up session outside of the evening class, scheduled Monday through Saturday at 12:00 or 1:00.  This course can also be taken as a series of private sessions, offered during the daytime, evenings, or on Saturdays, usually taken one session per week.

Also being offered:
Comedy Improv
Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.



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Friday, April 27, 2018

FST! presents NAILED IT!

FST! Female StoryTellers


The Flycatcher

340 E 6th St, Tucson, Arizona 85705


This month, hear our storytellers' tales of success (or not) with the theme "Nailed It!" Admission is $7 at the door. This month's proceeds benefit Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA).

Doors open at 7:00, show at 7:30. Seating is first come, first served. 
This event is 21+. ASL interpreters provided.



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Invitation to The Future of Film in Arizona - free and open to the public


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Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:18 PM
Subject: Invitation to The Future of Film in Arizona – Please forward



From skilled local tradespeople to the most well-known business and political figures statewide, everyone has a stake in reactivating our film production scene in the state of Arizona, and the best way to find out how YOU can play a role in this revival is to join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21 at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Learn more from statewide industry leaders and take an all-hands-on-deck attitude in bringing our film heritage back!

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please e-mail to reserve your seat and a place at the reception.



Steve Brain, President, Arizona Film b Media Coalition
Shelli Hall, Director, Film Tucson at Visit Tucson
Matthew Earl Jones, Director, Arizona Office of Film Er Digital Media
Genie Joseph, Ph.D., President, Independent Film Arizona


Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Mayor
Steve Kozachik, Ward 6 Councilmember

Moderated by Lorna Soroko, Writer, producer, and former LA.-based studio executive




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Pima Dance presents DANCE FUSION


From: Carol Carder <>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:11 PM
Subject: Begin this weekend with leaps and twirls! Pima Community College Center for the Arts


Pima Dance presents
featuring original works and creative soundtracks
April 27-28
Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Recital Hall

tickets $10-$8  $5-students with ID

Directed by Nolan Kubota, the performance features a record number of student works across several styles including modern, contemporary and hip-hop.
Also in the program are numerous original works by Kubota, including using a sound track consisting of voicemails gleaned from online, and a number called The Swamp Thing inspired from the movie "The Shape of Water." Kubota, an international award winning burlesque performer, is also bringing a revival of this American cultural art form to the stage. The program also includes dances created by students in the choreography course, under the direction of faculty Mirela Roza. The show contains brief coarse language.


View the Center for the Arts 2017-2018 season video.

Buy tickets online.      Like us on Facebook.     Follow us on Twitter.

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 



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Unscrewed Theater Announcing Saturday Night Shows on our #NextDoorTour


From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM
Subject: 🌟 Announcing Saturday Night Shows on our #NextDoorTour 💥

New Shows!

Saturdays at Mama's - #NextDoorTour
You asked for it. You got it.
We've added more shows to our #NextDoorTour.

Three new Saturday shows in May at Mama's Famous Pizza & Subs!
4500 E Speedway Tucson, AZ 85712
Right #NextDoor!

Tickets are FREE & LIMITED and available NOW!
May 5
May 19
May 26

Just like our Friday night shows, our #MamaShows will feature 
TWO of our house teams bringing their own brand of funny.

We're sorry to say that tickets for our Friday show are SOLD OUT,
And we should warn you that tickets for our Friday shows in May
at Dedicated Bakery, Suite 41 are going FAST. 

Pull out your calendar & reserve your seat now - 
Friday, 5/4
Friday, 5/11
Friday, 5/18
Friday, 5/25

Need some funny NOW?
Get your Unscrewed Improv Samples Here:

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
From The Top
Comic Chaos
Leaky Faucets

Want more? We've got LOTS on our YouTube page!  Subscribe here.


REMINDER. Our location at 3244 is permanently closed. The building is intact, but very, very, empty - for now. Soon, it'll be nothing but rubble. Steer clear as you drive by on the way to
4500 E Speedway for our #NextDoorTour!

Give your teen a summer to remember.  

Two sessions of classes, designed just for teens. They can explore the basic elements of improv - just like our adult classes, but with teens in mind. 

We've got 4 one-week sessions - for ages 12 to14 & 15 to 18.

Reserve your spots now


#UnscrewedMove T-shirts
Our special edition #UnscrewedMove T-shirts get you a free beverage at every 2018 show after Grand Opening 2.0. 

ALL proceeds go to our BARF (Building and Relocation Fund).
Pick one up at the #NextDoorTour or
on our website!

We guarantee EVERY dollar goes straight into our BARF -
because none of us get paid.
So we aren't getting the money.
And we work too hard to give it away to someone else.

It all goes straight from the BARF bucket to the bank.
Pinky swear.


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Rogue Theatre presents King Lear


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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:02 AM
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The Rogue Theatre


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


King Lear


"Blow, winds,

and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!" 

--King Lear             

What a rich, mysterious world is being created at The Rogue right now with lights, sound, swords, crowns, liripipes, letters, and, of course, a fool and a thunderstorm.

Add to this some of Shakespeare's most memorable poetry, as well as sixteen of Tucson's most dedicated actors, and one heck of a musician, all in the intimacy of The Rogue Theatre, and you have quite an adventure awaiting you.

The first performance is this Thursday! Join us!   

Gratefully yours, 

Cynthia Meier 

Co-Founder of The Rogue Theatre 


P.S. To listen to a podcast of Cynthia Meier, Joe McGrath, and Patty Gallagher discussing the play, click here.

P.P.S. To read the background of the play in an essay by Jerry James, click here. 




April 26 - May 13, 2018   

Directed by Cynthia Meier     

Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen

Buy tickets online at  

 or call 520-551-2053 



For complete information on the production, click  here. 


The Rogue Theatre's mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible;
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.

We emphasize

LANGUAGE by placing primary value on quality language and literature;
ENSEMBLE by developing performers who seek continuous improvement and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists;
CHALLENGING IDEAS by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues.




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Reveille Men’s Chorus presents Voices Like Ours: Immigration


From: Reveille Men's Chorus <>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 11:30 PM
Subject: Voices Like Ours: Immigration



"Growing up as part of a very assimilated, generic, Midwestern family, I was always jealous of my classmates whose families had immigrated more recently.  I longed for the "authenticity" of a different cultural experience.  I think I was pretty ignorant about how they felt about their families' journeys."

~Rob Groves, singing member








Voices Like Ours
Using music that spans the generations from the 60's to today,
Reveille Men's Chorus combines singing, comedy, drama, dance
(and an occasional man in a dress)
to explore parenthood, aging, immigration and gender.




For more information about Reveille,
23rd Annual Spring Show, or to purchase tickets,
please visit our website: 



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By Chuck Graham, 

In "Hunting Lands" (9:30 p.m.Thursday), a reclusive military veteran is determined to escape the complexities of modern civilization, but adversity still finds his remote location.
Well, that was fun. The first half of the 27th annual Arizona International Film Festival at the downtown Screening Room brought some surprises, also introduced some new looks and new voices to 21st century cinema.
On the Arizona Shorts program, Nickolas Duarte's poignant “Jay” became a sensitively told testament to one person's incredible courage just to wake up and face each new day.
The feature-length “Rodents of Unusual Size,” from Quinn Costello/Chris Metzler/Jeff  Springer, had people talking in the Screening Room lobby. The “rodents” are 10-20 pound nutria, definitely members of the rat family, making a quick climb to the top of the Mississippi delta's food chain.
But humans finally got the edge when they discovered nutria can be good to eat, and wearing nutria fur as a fashion statement isn't politically incorrect.
Continuing this amazing stretch of personality pix was “Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story,” taking viewers into the dreams of several New York women fully committed to increasing the Manhattan popularity of neo-burlesque.
Anyone who has longed to be in show business but doesn't have any particular talent will identify with this desire. Neo-burlesque has room for men, too, which would make a great subject for the sequel.
Peering into the second week of AIFF's schedule, a couple of documentaries jump out. “A Sniper's War,” from Olya Schechter, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, defines the life of a sniper who joins pro-Russian rebels in the ongoing Ukrainian conflict only to find himself questioning if he is a soldier – or just another killer; filmed in Russian with English subtitles.
“Late Blossom Blues,” by Austrial filmmakers Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer and Stefan Wolner screening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, centers on an unknown Mississippi blues singer in his 70s, Leo “Bud” Welch, who finally found popularity in 2013 when he teamed up with a Gulf War veteran who had a knack for music management.
Single tickets are $8 for each show; $6 for seniors, military and students with ID. A Saver Pass is $25, good for any five screenings of your choice. 
Advanced tickets can be purchased online at Marketing and Development Director Mia Schnaible says only half the tickets for each show will be sold in advance, so there will always be tickets on sale one hour before each screening.
“But don't do the Tucson thing and show up five minutes before the movie starts,” says Schnaible. “Those tickets might be gone." There have already been several sold-out screenings.

May 2018 Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors


From: The Studio For Actors <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:50 PM
Subject: Announcement: May 2018 Radio/TV Voiceover Seminar at The Studio for Actors


Radio and TV Voiceover Seminar

There is a lot of voice work here in Arizona, and if you're interested in how to get it and how this end of the business works - then this is the seminar for you.  We'll work with scripts and you'll receive a great deal of personal attention.

Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Thursday May 3, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday May 5, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday May 10, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday May 12, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday May 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday May 19, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday May 24, 6:30pm-8:00pm
    - OR -
  • Saturday May 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm
    - OR -
  • Thursday May 31, 6:30pm-8:00pm

The cost is $65 per person for the seminar.  Class size is limited to six.  To attend this seminar, you must sign up by calling Anna Risley at (520) 881-2363. 

Also being offered at The Studio for Actors:
Comedy Improv
Audition Technique

Each of these classes is taught by Anna Risley, B.A. at her Studio (The Studio for Actors), located on 6th Street, just off 4th Avenue.  Anna has 30 years of experience in film, television, voiceover, and stage acting.  To check out her resume, please visit The Studio for Actors website , or call her at (520) 881-2363 to sign up.



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