Thursday, December 12, 2019

Winding Road Theater Ensemble: Santa has a special message of hope for you!

 

From: Winding Road Theater Ensemble <windingroadte@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:14 PM
Subject: Santa has a special message of hope for you!

 

 

 

Winding Road Theater Ensemble is pleased to present: 
 

The Truth About Christmas
 by Santa Claus


"Because I remember every person as a child
I have hope for the human race and for the earth.
Perhaps that is why only I, Santa Claus, could write a book such as this one. 
There is much cause for hope and much cause for joy. 
Santa Claus says so, and would Santa Claus tell a lie?"


Originally published in book form in 1997, this staged reading delivers Santa's message of love, hope and goodwill to anyone who has ever been a child. And who better to share the message than Santa himself? Come listen to Santa tell stories about his origins, about life in our times, and especially about the true meaning of Christmas.  A very special show for the whole family! 

This fundraising event for Winding Road runs approximately 60 minutes. It plays Saturdays Dec 14 and 21 at 2pm at the Cabaret Theatre at 330 S Scott Ave, Tucson.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12. 


 

 

 

 

Buy Tickets to The Truth About Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

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Unscrewed Theater: Improv Comedy All Weekend Long

From: Unscrewed Theater <UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Improv Comedy All Weekend Long

Because you deserve a laugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elves. Gone. Bad.


Rambunctious kids got you down?


Bring 'em to one of our interactive holiday shows.
1:00 pm matinees every Saturday & Sunday until Christmas


Every year, Unscrewed Theater does a special holiday show just for the kids. Elves Gone Bad is a Tucson tradition - and a way for you to make memories while the kiddos get to play around with improv. They'll be totally engaged - whether on or off the stage.

Limited 1:00 pm showings left:
Get your tickets here.
Saturday, 12/14
Sunday, 12/15
Saturday, 12/21
Sunday, 12/22
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your holiday-spiritedly scheduled programming.

Shows. All. Weekend. Long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 6

Three shows for the price of one!

 

 

6:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

ImprovBlox Student Showcase


Come support our latest grads from the Characters & Spacework improv course. 


FREE ADMISSION

 

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed 


DEBUT SHOW


Mike Pierce as host, with players Chris, Mara, Rosanne, Anna, Alan - & introducing to the stage, JOHN REIMANN!

Don't miss the inaugural show of our hilarious new player!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

 

9:00 PM

Free Form Friday

Come check out ALL kinds of improv for our Friday night late show. Anything can happen - and it probably will!

FREE ADMISSION

 


The Tucson Tradition is BACK!


Bring the kids, and get ready for a rollicking good time. This INTERACTIVE holiday show engages kids of all ages - both on stage and in the aisles.

Tickets only $5. (Free admission for babies on laps – 3 and under.)

 

6:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Unscrewed Family Hour
 

It's a weekend for kids!


Looking for a fun, wholesome way to entertain the littles? Bring 'em to our Unscrewed Family Hour. It's interactive improv designed especially for kids, both those who want to be on stage, and the ones more comfortable in the audience.

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

 

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Do you know why people come to Unscrewed Theater?

If you're looking for a reason to smile, we'll give you one.

Tonight's show features: Cy, Rosanne, Mike, Rob, John, Alan - & your host, Chris Seidman!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

9:00 PM

UNCENSORED Comedy

Not Burnt Out, Just Unscrewed
 

It's late night Saturday, time for some UNCENSORED improv!


Join Alan, Rosanne, Rick, David, Cy, Danw - & your host, Rob Sparks! for a no-holds-barred kinda show.

Leave the kiddos at home - we can get a bit wild. Check out this (totally NSFW) clip of an uncensored show with special guest Tempest DuJour.

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

 

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



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Independent Film Arizona: Next meeting, STORY, STYLE & SUBSTANCE

 

From: Independent Film Arizona <GenieJoseph9@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2019 8:44 AM
Subject:

 

Independent Film Arizona

Tucson

 

 

 

 

Next meeting -- New Location - SAACA - Catalyst
The Tucson Mall - 4500 N. Oracle Rad Suite 110 Ground Floor - Enter Door # 3 by Sears & JC Penney
Multi-Media Room
January 7th, 2020
NEW TIME: 6 PM


Guest Speaker
Genie Joseph, PhD

STORY, STYLE & SUBSTANCE
The Three Critical Choices
Every Filmmaker Must Make 
BEFORE they shoot a single shot!

There are three main strategies that filmmakers must balance in order to succeed with their target audience.  This workshop helps filmmakers to delineate the fundamental choices each style needs. How to choose the right approach that balances the needs of content and story with style and delivery.  How much is truth or realism the guiding force vs. cinematic manipulation?  This workshop comes from the content of a University film course that Genie has been teaching since 2003.  The goal is to help filmmakers, including documentary filmmakers to be able to make the best choices for their project, and how best to communicate with the creative team to get everyone on the same page.

Genie Joseph, PhD
Genie is the former CEO of Hawaii Movie Studios, a former ABC Producer, co-producer for a TV Series, Beyond the Break for Nickelodeon, an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, a published author, who has written over two dozen screenplays, sold five to independent companies, is a judge at a top International Screenwriting Competition, (where she reads over 100 screenplays a season), and is President of Independent Film Arizona.  Contact GenieJoseph9@gmail.com 


Congratulations to the 2020 IFA Board:
President: Genie Joseph, PhD
Vice President: Harry Walker, MBA
Treasurer: Michael Grigsby
Secretary: Sher Ribas Blum
Member: Anne Dalton
Member: Laurie Rein
Social Media: Dave Gramling


COME MEET & GREET YOUR FELLOW FILMMAKERS
 

 

Join IFA for $25! for the year! 
Go to IFAMediaDirectory.com
 Many benefits!



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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Listen to IFA board members on Mark Bishop's Radio X

https://businessradiox.com/podcast/tucsonbusinessradio/tmb-e28-ifa-board-members-others-discuss-filming-in-tucson/

ACTING CLASS -
Wednesdays - 6:30 PM
at Unscrewed Theater
4500 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
SKETCH COMEDY, IMPROV & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

$175 for series of 6 classes

Drop-in Class Rate $35.



Taught by: Genie Joseph


 

We look forward to seeing you at the next IFA Event!

 

 

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

 

 

 

IFA Website

 

 

 

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Join ZUZI! for a Beautiful Winter Solstice Celebration

 

From: ZUZI! Dance <zuzisphere@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:18 PM
Subject: Join ZUZI! for a Beautiful Celebration of Dance, Poetry & Life

 

Purchase your tickets now!

 

ZUZI! Dance | 738 N. 5th Ave., In The Historic Y, Tucson, AZ 85705

 

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Monday, December 09, 2019

Tucson Fringe 2020 TWO-MINUTE PREVIEW PARTY

 

From: Tucson Fringe Festival <tucsonfringe@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 7:14 AM
Subject: Tucson Fringe 2020 is ONE MONTH AWAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are on sale now for

Tucson Fringe Festival 2020 

January 9-12, 2020... We've got 24 performing groups - lots from Tucson and Phoenix, as well as award-winning performers from Fringe Festivals from California, Oregon, New York, Minnesota, and around the country... over 50 individual performances - from dance to improv, burlesque to musicals, stand-up to political satire, storytelling and self-help podcasts.

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO SEE???

For a sneak-peek at everything Tucson Fringe has to offer, come to the 

TWO-MINUTE PREVIEW PARTY.

This event is FREE at Cafe Passe, Thursday January 9th, 6-9pm 
and includes prizes and give-aways.


Each Tucson Fringe show is only $10, with discounts for multi-show passes. Don't forget to purchase the $3 Festival Button - you gotta have one of those, but stay tuned for all the local discounts that come with flashing that badge!

 

 

 

Click Here For Show Info

 

 

Click Here to Buy Tickets or Multi-Show Passes

 

 

LEND A HELPING HAND

Tucson Fringe Festival is an all-volunteer organization. Help us out, and see shows for free by signing up to be an usher. Each shift you work earns you a free pass to any other Fringe show. Click the link below to sign up. Feel free to email tucsonfringe@gmail.com if you have questions. 

 

Volunteer Sign Up

 

 

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

LTW ETCETERA presents Your Song In My Mouth: Holiday Edition

NOW ON THE ETCETERA STAGE:

DECEMBER 14 & 15, 2019

Your Song In My Mouth: Holiday Edition

What do the holiday stories, thoughts, and ideas of Tucson sound like in musical form? Live Theatre Workshop has the answer. The Etcetera program has collected Tucsonans’ short holiday themed stories, poems, and random thoughts, and LTW composers David Ragland, Richard Gremel, Carlisle Ellis, and Michael Martinez have created songs inspired by these Tucson writers. Featuring Amanda Gremel, Carlisle Ellis, Richard Gremel, Michael Martinez, and David Ragland as the Your Song in My Mouth Band. Join us for two nights only as we present these original musical creations with Tucson writers as the muse and local musicians and composers as the creators.

PERFORMANCES:

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM

TICKETS: $10

To make your reservation call
(520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online

 

 

https://www.livetheatreworkshop.org/shows/etcetera-now.html

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Monologue Workshop & Long-Form Improv with Steve Anderson

 

From: Steve Anderson <teenstreettucson@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:23 AM
Subject: Monologue Workshop & Long-Form Improv

 

 

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

RE: The Yes And News 12/5/19

 

From: Tucson Improv Movement <justin@tucsonimprov.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:43 AM
Subject: The Yes And News 12/5/19

 


Happy Holidays it's the most festive time of the year down here at TIM!  I don't know about you, but I have been freezing and the only way to warm up is by putting on an Ugly Sweater.  And you are in luck, because we have a whole show based on mistletoe and holly jolly comedy.  Short form makes its triumphant return to the TIM Comedy Theater on Saturday nights at 7:30 with the Improv Ugly Sweater Show, and the best deal is if you wear an ugly sweater to the show you get $1 off beer, wine and everyone's favorite White Claw flavor.  An event not to be missed this holiday season. 

Also coming up this week we have our biannual auditions to join the TIM Performing Company.  Have you been in our classes, and looking to turn something fun into performing on the regular?  If yes, then sign up here to get more information and to reserve your seat at our upcoming auditions on Sunday!
 

                Comedy for the Social Security Set

By Linda Ray

"The only thing David Fitzsimmons should be drawing is Social Security!"

The Arizona Daily Star cartoonist known as Fitz makes that joke now that he's old enough to complain about his health and have Medicare pay for it. But he's still young enough to make trouble, or at least smash a comedy paradigm.

Last April, at the instigation of Ron Reid and Ira Leavitt, Fitzsimmons and I conscripted some friends to create Still Standing Up, a comedy show by, for and about folks over 60. The show debuts at an age-appropriate 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at Laffs Comedy Caffe. Admission is $10 via a reservation on Eventbrite.com

Ron Reid, retired from decades of artist management, teaches a standup comedy class through UArizona's OLLI program. Ira Leavitt was a student last year and roped Ron into helping organize a show to book it into retirement community centers.

I recruited Dave Margolis, creator of Casa de Marana Comedy. Fitz brought in his long-time collaborators, attorney Elliot Glicksman and former Ad agency owner Jay Taylor. Both have national experience as comedians; Jay has even been on Johnny Carson!

Send your grandparents to the show! 

 

 

 

Upcoming Shows

 

 

Friday Night

7:30 pm - Improv Happy Hour (Improv 201 + Improv 301 Student Showcase)
9:00 pm - The Soap Box
 

Saturday Night

7:30 pm - The Openers + Ugly Sweater Party
9:00 pm - Hanging Chads + The Dating Scene

 

 

 

Don we now our Ugly Sweater Tickets

 

 

 

Upcoming Classes

 

 

 

 

Improv Comedy 

101 - Saturday, January 11th with Sara Alcazar Silva
201 - Tuesday, January 7th with Zack Armstrong
301 - Wednesday, January 8th with Amanda Tennyson
401 - Monday, January 13th with Justin Lukasewicz

Stand Up Comedy 

101 - Sunday, January 5th with Mo Urban

 

 

 

 

Register for Class Now

 

 

 

Exclusive Offer!

 

Buy One Show Ticket Get One Free!!!

Join us this Saturday night at 9 pm to catch The Dating Scene take a holiday story and spin it into a hilarious comedy show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucson Improv Movement

414 E 9th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705



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Unscrewed Theater: Elves Gone Bad! and more On Stage this Weekend

From: Unscrewed Theater <UnscrewedTheater@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 9:45 AM
Subject: Elves Gone Bad!

Back On Stage Saturday!!

View this email in your browser

 

 

 

 

 

 

So. Many. Shows!

 

 

 

We've got family friendly shows 
ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. 

Friday Shows.
Saturday Shows.
-even-
Sunday Shows.
 

PLUS! The 2019 debut of the Tucson Holiday Tradition
Elves Gone Bad.

New to Tucson? Elves Gone Bad is our annual holiday improv show - designed especially for the kiddos.

It's an interactive event, so ALL kiddos can participate - whether it's from the audience or on stage!


Oh, and don't forget about our First Friday Meet, Greet & Eat! Come see the 7:30 show on Friday night, and stick around to meet the crew and check out our new training and meeting space. Festive holiday snacks provided by Dedicated Bakery AND you'll be able to hear the Tanque Verde Valley Singers, live and in person!

 

 

 

On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your radically scheduled programming.

Elves Gone Bad - back on stage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 6

 

 

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed 

It's Friday night - and you DESERVE to laugh!

We've got family friendly shows EVERY Friday & Saturday night @ 7:30.

Tonight, please welcome: Jon, David, Chris, Mike, Cy, Alan - & your host, Rob Sparks!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

8:30 PM

Meet. Greet. EAT!  

Special Guest: Tanque Verde Valley Singers!


Hang out after the show for a chance to meet the crew - and maybe play a few improv games of your own!

Festive tasty treats from our friends at Dedicated  and special guests - the Tanque Verde Valley Singers!

FREE - with ticket stub from 7:30 show

 

 

Saturday, December 7

 

 

1:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Elves Gone Bad - First show of the season!

A Tucson holiday favorite is back!

Elves Gone Bad is our seasonal INTERACTIVE show - perfect for kids of all ages. Six weekend matinĂ©e shows in December!

Tickets only $5. (Free admission for babies on laps – 3 and under.)

 

6:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Improv Basics Showcase!


Come out and support our recent grads of the Improv Basics course!

Welcome our budding improvisers into the wonderful world of comedy with a big crowd - and lots of laughs.

FREE Admission

 

 

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Tired of the movies?

Looking for something new that doesn't break the bank?

Try improv! It's comedy made up on the spot with YOUR suggestions. Tonight's show is even family friendly!

Tonight's show features: Jon, Rob, Anna, Chris, Cy, Alan, - & your host, Mike Pierce!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

9:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

From the Top!

 

Musical theater + Improv = One addicting combination that'll always have you smiling.

Join us tonight as we make up a musical, on the spot, with suggestions from our audience - you!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

 

Sunday, December 8

 

 

1:00PM
Family Friendly Comedy

Second showing of the Tucson classic Elves Gone Bad!

Like so many snowbirds, Mrs. Claus has convinced Santa to retire to Tucson.

All the suddenly unemployed elves are convinced by the evil Pirate Captain to become pirates and steal presents instead of delivering them! So many sobbing children everywhere – what will they do?

Can Santa be convinced return to the North Pole to challenge the Pirate Captain?

Kids and adults are encouraged to participate both onstage - and from their seats.

Tickets only $5. (Free admission for babies on laps – 3 and under.)

 

 

 

 

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712



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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

UA: Broadway Lights- The Students of Monte Ralstin 12/14/19

 

From: Maria Alburtus Gawne <malburtus@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:00 AM
Subject: Broadway Lights- The Students of Monte Ralstin 12/14/19

 

Hello friends!

 

Please spread the word and help us raise money for an amazing cause!  This is going to be an incredible showcase of talent with alumni coming from out of state to celebrate and benefit The Bettie and Monte Ralstin Endowment.  There will also be a silent auction so please let me know if you would like to donate a gift basket or services!  

 

To buy tickets:  

 

To donate to The Bettie and Monte Ralstin Endowment:

 

 

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Santa Cruz Shoestring Players Auditions: The Good Doctor

 

From: Susan Voorhees <smvaz@aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:44 AM
Subject: Auditions

 

 

Santa Cruz Shoestring Players Auditions: The Good Doctor by Neil Simon and Anton Chekov.

Monday and Tuesday, December 16 and 17, 6:00 p.m.

Show opens March 27, 2020; rehearsals begin February 3.

Community Performance and Art Center (CPAC)  1250 W Continental Road, Green Valley.

2nd right after entering the campus.

Three males. Two females. Russian accents preferred.

Cold readings. For more info, text director Regina Ford at 520-429-5364 or email reginaford492@gmail.com

 

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Comedy: Ian Harris & Jamie Kilstein @ 191 Toole

 

PRESENTED BY THE RIALTO THEATRE

Ian Harris & Jamie Kilstein @ 191 Toole

PERFORMERS: Ian Harris  Jamie Kilstien  Ron Swallow

SUN, DECEMBER 15

Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM$12.00 - $15.00TICKETSAges 21+

 

 

https://www.191toole.com/e/ian-harris-jamie-kilstein-toole-79634108763/

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Long-Form Improv with Steve Anderson - Jan/Feb, 2020


From: Steve Anderson <teenstreettucson@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:45 AM
Subject: Long-Form Improv - Jan/Feb, 2020


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