Tuesday, April 30, 2019

5th Annual Bluesy ZUZI! May 11


From: ZUZI! Dance <zuzimarketing@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:01 AM
Subject: Bluesy ZUZI! May 11


You don't want to miss this.


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




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Teatro Dignidad presents The Sound of Cracking Bones/ El Ruido de los Huesos que Crujen


From: A. <estrellaenelpolvo@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:29 AM
Subject: Teatro Dignidad presents The Sound of Cracking Bones/ El Ruido de los Huesos que Crujen







Spanish language performances to feature award winning, 
Mexican actress, Luisa Huertas/ Funciones en español
con la primera actriz de México, Luisa Huertas





Thirteen-year-old Elikia, resilient and courageous, leads young Joseph on a harrowing escape through the jungle.  Their moving story is played out through memories and the testimony of Angelina; the dedicated nurse who cared for them.  This life affirming and intimate portrayal of courage and hope, examines the use of children in political conflict and war.

Elikia, de trece años, una muchacha fuerte y valiente, lleva al pequeño José en una huida angustiosa a través de la jungla.  Su conmovedora historia se desarrolla a través de los recuerdos y el testimonio de Angelina; la enfermera dedicada que los cuidó.  Este retrato de valor y esperanza afirma la vida y nos recuerda de este inquietante problema mundial- el uso de niños en conflictos políticos y guerras.





English: May 9, 10 & 11 at 7 :30pm, May 12 at 3pm
Spanish: May 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm, May 19 at 3pm
Inglés: mayo 9, 10 y 11 a las 7: 30pm, mayo 12 a las 3pm
Español: mayo 16, 17 y 18 a las 7:30pm, mayo 19 a las 3pm
TICKETS/ BOLETOS: General $20, Students/Estudiantes/Seniors $15





(480) 256-8580, www.soundofcrackingbonestucson.org 

Facebook: Teatro Dignidad Tucson



(Appropriate for children 12 and older/ Apto para mayores de 12 años)
English: May 9 & 10 at 10am  •  Spanish: May 16 & 17 at 10am
Inglés: mayo 9 y 10 a las 10am  •  Español: mayo 16 y 17 a las 10am

gunndrama@aol.com, estrellaenelpolvo@gmail.com 




This production is a collaborative project between/ Esta producción es un proyecto de colaboración entre el: Teatro Dignidad, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, el Consulado de México en Tucson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), y la Compañía Nacional de Teatro del Fondo Nacional Para la Cultura y Las Artes en México, Pima Community College Department of International Development, University of Arizona (UA) Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, and UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Mexico Initiatives & Latin American Studies.  (Select performances will include a series of educational forums about the impact of political conflict and war on children/ La obra incluirá una serie de foros sobre el impacto del conflicto político y la guerra en los niños.)



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Monday, April 29, 2019

Independent Film Arizona Meeting: Learn what it takes to make a perfect 2-minute Pitch


From: Genie Joseph <lightwave7@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 10:43 AM
Subject: Pitch Presentation at IFA


Perfect Pitch


Learn what it takes to make a perfect 2-minute Pitch, for actors, writers, directors, and producers.


FREE presentation with Tony Ford at the Independent Film Arizona Meeting

Tuesday, May 7th at 7 pm at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road 85718 (Near Dodge.  2nd floor multi-purpose room)



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UA Presents 2019/2020 Season


From: UA Presents <uapresents@arizona.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 10:02 AM
Subject: Announcing the New 2019/2020 UA Presents Season






There are three easy ways to order:

By Phone: Call the Centennial Hall Box Office at 520.621.3341
In Person: At Centennial Hall, located at
1020 E. University Blvd.,
Tuesday-Friday (12-6 pm)
Saturday (12-5 pm)
Online: Please visit UAPresents.org

Please note: At this time, only season ticket packages of four or more shows are available for purchase.

For more information on events, ticketing and the 
UA Presents calendar, please click 




From: Carol Carder <c24ceea87054df1792b6628a92b5cbb7@vendinimail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 10:01 AM
Subject: Music is in the air... Pima Community College Center for the Arts


Tuesday/Thursday, May 7 & 9 at
3:30 p.m.

Center for the Arts, West Campus

Under the direction of Darryl King featuring scenes from: Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Songs for a New World, The Ballad of Floyd Collins,
Sweeney Todd, Dear Evan Hansen, Carousel, A Chorus Line, She Loves Me, Steel Pier, and
Annie Get Your Gun.




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.


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Gaslight Music Hall presents MARIACHI CINCO DE MAYO!


From: Gaslight Music Hall <gaslightmusichall@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:01 PM
Subject: MARIACHI CINCO DE MAYO! - 5/5 @ 2PM & 6PM


Welcome to the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! 







Compañia de Danza Folklorica Arizona

and El Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson


May 5, 2019 @ 2 PM & 6 PM






Gaslight Music Hall | 13005 N. Oracle Rd., Suite 165, Oro Valley, AZ





Come join Compañia de Danza Folklorica Arizona and El Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson in celebrating a milestone in Mexican history with a patriotic flourish of traditional song and dance!







To The Gaslight Music Hall




Book right away to reserve your favorite seats!


The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory - Beginning & Intermediate Technique Classes


From: philipgbennett@yahoo.com <philipgbennett@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:49 PM
Subject: Ad for Technique Classes...


The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory

Beginning & Intermediate Technique Classes

Have you wondered what the secrets of great performing artists are, and how you could work toward becoming one yourself?


In our Beginning & Intermediate Technique classes you will experience the foundation of what Stanislavsky considered his "greatest discovery after 40 years of research, Psychophysical Action:  The "secret" deemed by all great actors to organic behavior and spontaneity in performance.


Master Teacher, Philip G. Bennett, will teach share with you what he has found to be the most successful acting techniques from his 50 years of teaching the System. You will learn: Focus & Concentration through Yoga based Meditation, Psychophysical Conditioning Exercises that unite the mind and body and release spontaneous emotions, all 89 Elements of  the Stanislavsky System based on Action, Short and Long-form Dramatic Improvisation tools used with  Active Analysis through Physical Actions and applied to the interpretation of a text, Monologue & Scene Study, but to name a few.


Beginning & Intermediate Technique.

Late Spring Term:   May 4 through June 17, 2019

Summer Term:  July 6 through August 17, 2019

Saturdays: 12:00- 3:00pm.

Located at The Historic Y: 738 North 5th Avenue, Conference Room


Cost: $175 for Technique Classes (Saturdays Only).

$350 for Technique & Shakespeare Classes (Saturdays & Sundays).

**Please note that classes are ongoing throughout the year, and curriculum is customized & based on current enrollment.

Call for a complimentary class audit: 520.468.1664.

More Information at: BennettTheatreLab.com

See our YouTube Chanel:  BennettTheatreLab


Philip G. Bennett, Artistic Director, Hollywood Dramalogue Award winner. Internationally Recognized Teacher & Director of the Stanislavsky System of Acting has been teaching the System for 49 years. Bennett is the co-author of: Experiencing Stanislavsky Today, (Rutledge Academic Publishers, London). Available on Amazon.


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Sunday, April 28, 2019

LTW presents Appropriate


Coming Soon to the LTW Mainstage

May 16 - June 15, 2019


By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

The 2015 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play. Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly deceased patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.

Contains strong language, adult themes and subject matter that may be considered offensive

Thursday: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 
Friday: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14 
Saturday: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15 
Sunday: 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9


 Tickets and info: http://livetheatreworkshop.org/shows/






See the current Mainstage show

See LTW's 2019-20 Mainstage season


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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Black Renaissance, dedicated to the art of the spoken word @ Hotel McCoy

Black Renaissance will occur each Saturday evening in May at Hotel McCoy, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm dedicated to the exploration of Arts in the Black Community. This spotlighting of black creativity is designed for the community at large to help in the learning of Black Artists and their steady influence on mainstream culture.

No cover. All ages. Enjoy art, food, drinks.

This evening is dedicated to the art of the spoken word with performances by:

Stevie Rose
Teré Fowler-Chapman
Freddy Jay Walker
Stephanie Lyonga
Lance Guzman
Mario Guzman
Andrés A Portela

*Parking on S. Fiandaca Rd across from the hotel

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By Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com


photo by Tim Fuller

Feminist history is celebrated by (L to R) Danny (Geri Hooper Wharham), Sil (P.J. Peavy), Mac (To-Ree-Nee Wolf) and Gabby (Susan Cookie Baker).

Are you ready for a hymn of praise to activist women of the boomer generation? Invisible Theatre is ready, opening a bouncy production of Susan Miller's “20th Century Blues” directed by Susan Claassen.

This isn't the kind of blues that makes you sad. It's the kind that makes you happy. Really happy. Or as the New York Times phrased it: “'20th Century Blues' is genuinely sweet. But sometimes it is even sweeter than that, as though Ms. Miller has baked a chocolate cake and then frosted it with sugar cubes.”

Ranging far and wide in Miller's determination not to leave out any women in this celebration of social change, her play also has so many agendas running off in so many different directions it starts feeling like a starburst train schedule of female achievements – and of aging.

Like all boomers, the four women holding center stage are also surprised to discover they are growing old. Consider all we have achieved, they imply, but who thought we'd end up looking like everyone else.

Hollywood used to make movies like this about grizzled old soldiers sitting around a bar in some bombed-out foreign country, telling war stories and feeling young again.

Now we watch and listen as Danny (Geri Hooper Wharam), Gabby (Susan Cookie Baker), Mac (To-Ree-Nee Wolf) and Sil (P.I. Peavy) remember how they met when they were all arrested at the same demonstration of disobedience in 1970. Then for two hours they take turns making brisk comments that skip like flat stones of political moment off their proud counter-culture's irregular surface.

Each person's actual appearance is kept in the spotlight by making the over-achieving Danny a successful photographer who spent the past 40 years taking photos annually of her three friends Gabby, Mac and Sil.

At first the photos were just for fun. But as time passed and Danny became more prominent the box of her friends' pictures began to seem like a project that could boost her own career.

Handily enough, Gabby has retained most of her old hippy, all-natural, vibe. Sil has lived the most conventionally, becoming a real estate agent and considering plastic surgery to restore her youthful appearance.

Mac has stayed the most true to her angry roots as a gay, black female, determined to stand up for the newly declared rights of all three groups.

Adding to the time perspective, representing the portal generations both before and after the boomers are Molly McKasson as Bess the 91-year-old mother of Danny, and 20-something Cole Potwardowski as Danny's son Simon, the guru of digital technology. He shows the ladies how they can stay relevant surfing the 24/7 news cycle on their cell phones.

Stage designers James Blair and Claassen have outdone themselves with an elaborately detailed set representing Danny's New York City loft full of framed photos and arty touches. Maryann Trombino's costumes fit right in, further defining each individual cast member's personality.

"20th Century Blues” continues through May 5 with performances at 7:30 p.m Wednesdays through Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. All tickets $35, with group discounts available. For details and reservations, 882-9721, invisibletheatre.com


Invisible Theatre present 20th CENTURY BLUES

From: cathy@invisibletheatre.ccsend.com
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 1:00 PM
Subject: 20th CENTURY BLUES Concludes IT's 48th Season


Ann Brown - 
Arizona Daily Star

Invisible Theatre

-Gretchen Wirges -
Taming of the Review

Now through May 5th, 2019
Mention BFF and save the Handling Charge
All Performances $35
(*Preview Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:30 $20)
Group Discounts Available

Invisible Theatre concludes its 48th Anniversary Season with the Southwest Premiere of 20TH CENTURY BLUES by Susan Miller. This sharply funny and evocative new play features an all-star cast: Molly McKasson, Susan Baker, ToReeNee Wolf, Geri Hooper Wharam, P.J. Peavy, and Cole Potwardowski and is directed by Susan Claassen with Fred Rodriguez. A reunion. An Argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public in a retrospective at MoMA, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. 
-Chuck Graham - 
Let the Show Begin

"Heartfelt and genuine!"
   - The New York Times

Photos by Tim Fuller Photography

"Clever and wise. A brilliant new play." 
-Curves Magazine 

 "20TH CENTURY BLUES...breaks the mold when it comes to the female
 ensemble dramedy...With poignant but still laugh-out-loud social commentary on the process of aging in America, razor sharp one-liners and thought-provoking questions about older generations adjusting to the younger world, 20TH CENTURY BLUES takes a tried and true comedic premise and adds a uniquely modern twist." 

Phone Reservations (520) 882-9721

"Do not miss this show! You will laugh, identify, love! Well acted, 
well directed and well written. Doesn't get better than that."
- A "Picture Perfect" Patron

Get your photo taken when you see the show!

Grab 10 or more of your BFFs and get a special group rate!
Call Alayna (520) 884-0672 

1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman 
Tucson, AZ 85719 
Box Office - (520) 882-9721 
Administration - (520) 884-0672 
Fax - (520) 884-5410 
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Friday, April 26, 2019

The Community Players present Rabbit Hole

May 3-19
The Community Players present
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole examines the different ways that people deal with a major loss.  Not only does Lindsay-Abaire involve the parents, the grandmother and aunt of the small boy who was killed, he includes the teenage boy who was responsible.  A hard hitting drama, it also allows the audience some comedic relief while dealing with difficult subject matter.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019



From: Pete Swan <pete@peteswan.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:14 PM





Rich Vos is an American comedian and actor. He has over 100 television appearances including 4 Comedy Central Specials as well as HBO, Showtime, and Starz appearances. He produced and starred in an award winning comedy movie Women Aren't Funny alongside Bonnie McFarlane, Chris Rock, Rosie O'Donell and many more. He is a 2 time Academy Awards writer, a regular on Sirius XM radio and the cohost of the hit podcast, My Wife Hates Me that Paste Magazine named one of the best podcasts right now. He has also appeared on WTF with Marc Maron, the Joe Rogan podcast twice, Guys we F@%*@ed. He's been sober for over 32 years and good at golf for 20.


There are  two shows will be Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:30pm and 9:30pm at The O (2000 N. Oracle Rd. 85705).  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.


The O 
2000 North Oracle Road 
Tucson, AZ 85705




Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQI5nQSCFZk&feature=youtu.be



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