Thursday, October 31, 2019

Unscrewed Theater: Tucson Improv This Weekend!

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 9:00 AM
Subject: Tucson Improv This Weekend!






Happy Halloween!



Any Questions?



And a Very Happy Third Anniversary of David S. Pumpkins!

Get ready to burn off that sugar high with some laughter - because we've got a lot scheduled.



Weekend comedy starts with family friendly improv Friday @ 7:30 PM with the cast of NBOJU.

Hungry for more?

Stick around! It's our first Friday Meet & Greet (& Eat). Head next door for some food + improv games - and get a behind-the-scenes look at our new Unscrewed Training Center. All free with a ticket stub from the 7:30 show. 



It's another family friendly night @ Unscrewed Theater! NBOJU kicks us off with some short form improv games at our 7:30 show. New to the Unscrewed Family? Check out our YouTube channel to see what we're all about.


HOOO! We've got a WWE Hall of Famer on the stage! "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan spills the beans on his wrestling career with an exclusive audience. Everyone can participate in the Q & A session, but only VIP passes get the private meet and greet. Get tickets here!









On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your ravenously scheduled programming







Friday, Nov 1

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Burn off your sugar high by laughing your butt off!

Our weekend of improv kicks of with Mara, Jon, Cy, David, Scott, Alan - & your host, Chris Seidman!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

8:30 PM

Meet. Greet. Eat!

First Friday Open House

It's your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at our brand new Unscrewed Center!

You'll have a chance to grab a slice with the talent and play some improv games too! Food provided by our fav neighbors at dedicated bakery and Mama's Pizza.

FREE w/ ticket stub from the 7:30 show


Saturday, Nov 2

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

We keep it real...funny!

Anna, Cam, Mara, Cy, Rick, Alan - & your host, Mike Pierce! are on stage, bringing you laughs that will carry you through the week.

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

9:00 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

From the Top!

Musical theater + improv = one amazingly addictive combo that will keep you coming back for more!

Join us this weekend as we make up a musical from your suggestions - right before your eyes.

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

Get a laughing pass! See both shows tonight for just $10



Sunday, Nov 3

Family Friendly Comedy



HOOO! It's WWE Hall of Famer "Hacksaw Jim Duggan!  People everywhere know his trademark 2×4, his battle cry "HOOO!" and his "USA! USA!" chant. He has sold out stadiums for 30 years, headlined wrestling Pay-Per-Views and is now headed to Unscrewed Theater for an evening of storytelling & comedy.

This show is a must-see for anyone who has ever watched wrestling, but you don't have to be a wrestling fan to dig it. Fans of comedy & pop culture will also enjoy hacksaw's sense of humor & storytelling style.

Autograph signings & photo opportunities at the end of each show - but VIP tix get you in to a private meet & greet!

VIP Ticket includes:

  • Seating in the first two rows.
  • Private meet & greet with Hacksaw before the show. 
  • Only $30.00

General Admission Tickets - $20.00

Note: Please leave your personal 2x4s at home. 2x4 access is limited strictly to certified WWE Hall of Famers.




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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Unscrewed Theater November shows and events

From: Unscrewed Theater <>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 8:00 AM
To: Unscrewed <>

Let's gobble
till we wobble!




An Evening of Comedy & Storytelling with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

We've got Improv


Come on down Saturday 11/9 @ 6pm.

Get Tickets Here!

Are you a vet or active military? 

See a show for FREE November 9th & 10th!

It's time for Tellabration! ™

Unscrewed Theater

Tucson, AZ 85712
4500 E Speedway #39
(520) 289-8076

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ballet Tucson 2019/2020 Season Opener – Performances This Weekend!


From: Ballet Tucson <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Subject: Ballet Tucson 2019/2020 Season Opener – Performances This Weekend!




Jekyll & Hyde
Choreography & Concept: Chieko Imada, Mary Beth Cabana
Ballet Tucson's fanciful "steampunk" rendition (originally premiered in October 2015 as part of the company's 30th anniversary season) is based on the gothic novella by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson about the strange occurrences between the mysterious Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde, first published in 1886.  

Five Movements, Three Repeats (Ballet Tucson Premiere – with Guest Artist Eugene Barnes III)
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

This piece by choreographic superstar Christopher Wheeldon features a cast of 4 dancers and was originally created for Wendy Whelan (former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer). The choreography combines modern dance with ballet in a beautiful piece that glows with inventiveness – dance alchemy transpires between the two styles that is both eclectic and riveting.
Mr. Wheeldon joined New York City Ballet in 1993 and was promoted to Soloist in 1998. He served as NYCB's first-ever Artist in Residence in 2000/01 and was named NYCB's first Resident Choreographer in July 2001. He has created productions for all the world's major ballet companies including New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, and National Ballet of Canada.
In The Mood
Choreography: Mark Schneider
Popular "big band" music is at the heart of this charming, swing-style piece by former Ballet Tucson Resident Choreographer Mark Schneider which closes out Ballet Tucson's 2019-2020 season opener.
Opening Night Gala includes:

  • Pre-performance wine & hors d'oeuvres reception
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Silent auction
  • Post-performance champagne & dessert reception with company artists


Eugene Barnes III was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. Barnes received his formal ballet training at The Baltimore School for the Arts under the direction of Norma Pera, Tony Wilson, and Debra Robinson.  Mr. Barnes danced with Carolina Ballet from 2004 to 2014, rising to the rank of Soloist in 2009.  During his tenure at Carolina Ballet, Mr. Barnes originated many roles by Robert Weiss, Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and current Carolina Ballet Artistic Director Zalman Raffael.  Mr. Barnes has appeared as a guest artist with Avant Chamber Ballet, Paul Mejia, and Grand Rapids Ballet.  Currently, Mr. Barnes is the Associate Director of Training and dancer with Avant Chamber Ballet.







Opening Night Gala
Thursday 10/31
Gala – 6:30 pm
Performance – 8:00 pm
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre







Other Performances
Friday 11/1 – 7:30 pm
Sunday 11/3 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre








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Invisible Theatre presents MADE FOR EACH OTHER


Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:36 AM
Subject: Press Release_Made For Each Other_Invisible Theatre


Invisible Theatre continues its 49th Anniversary Season




Monica Bauer


Directed by 

John D. FitzGibbon


Three Performances Only!

November 15-16, 2019


This not-to-be-missed play by acclaimed Tucson Playwright Monica Bauer has been performed to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Orlando Fringe, Boulder Fringe, Off-Broadway at the United Solo Festival and The 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Gay marriage, with an Alzheimer's twist. One actor plays four parts in this tour de force drama with lighthearted comedy about a gay couple, the power of memory, and the need to tell the truth.  NY Guest Artist John Fico will reprise his award winning ("an incredible performance" Three Weeks) role in this five-star hit


This production is made possible in part through the

generous support of Bella Eibensteiner


 MADE FOR EACH OTHER by Monica Bauer will play Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM at the Invisible Theatre, located at 1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman), Tucson, AZ 85719.

 The single show ticket price for MADE FOR EACH OTHER is $35.  Discounts are available for groups, seniors, active military and students. Rush tickets are available for purchase at half-price one half hour prior to performance time and are subject to availability.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Invisible Theatre Box Office at (520) 882-9721 and are also available 24/7 on-line through OvationTix at

The running time is 60 minutes with no intermission, plus post-show discussion.

MADE FOR EACH OTHER is appropriate for mature ages 13 and up.




JOHN FICO (guest artist) won the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy for his role in ANNE RANK IN THE GAZA STRIP after several years of festival engagements in MADE FOR EACH OTHER (NYC: East-to-Edinburgh, EAT's One Man Talking, United Solo, Left Out, Planet Connections 2010 (Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Solo Show), Edinburgh Fringe, Orlando Fringe, Boulder Fringe, Tucson Solo.) both by Off-Broadway playwright Monica Bauer. Notable NYC credits: AS I LAY DYING (Live Source) A. R. Gurney's SCREEN PLAY (Flea Theater), IRON CURTAIN (Prospect Theatre, Off-Broadway), THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU EVER HOID (2010 NYMF winner Outstanding Ensemble Performance), A STOOP ON ORCHARD STREET (Mazur Theater), THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF KHALID AMIR (2008 MITF, Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor), PINK ELEPHANTS - THE MUSICAL (Slipper Room), and several editions of STICKY! (Bowery Poetry Club). TV & Web Series: The BlacklistI Love You But I Lied and The Outs.


MONICA BAUER (Playwright) is a playwright and former college professor who has been a full-time Tucson resident since 2015. Her education includes a B.A. from Brown, M. Div. from Yale, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. In addition, Monica was the 2005 Teaching Fellow in the Graduate Playwriting Program at Boston University, where she received an MA in playwriting. She worked with Beth Henley at the Sewanee Writer's Conference, and in master classes with Edward Albee and Will Eno at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. She received an Emerging Playwright Award from Urban Stages; Heideman Award Finalist for ANSWERING; Winner, Kennedy Center Tiny Plays for Ireland and America for NO IRISH NEED APPLY. Her produced full length plays include THE MATERNAL INSTINCT, THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF KHALID AMIR, MADE FOR EACH OTHER, MY OCCASION OF SIN, CHOSEN CHILD and VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969.  Her plays have been published by Brooklyn Press and Heuer. 




To charge tickets by phone, call our Box Office at (520) 882-9721.

You may also visit the Box Office in the Invisible Theatre Lobby (1400 N. First Avenue at Drachman).

To buy tickets online 24/7, go to and click on the OvationTix logo.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.



The Invisible Theatre is fully accessible to patrons using wheelchairs or with other mobility challenges. Seating areas to accommodate persons using wheelchairs are located in the theatre. If patrons require special seating they should inform the Box Office at (520) 882-9721.



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THE COMMUNITY PLAYERS presents Ellen Craft : Running A Thousand Miles to Freedom

From: Streetlamp Productions <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:36 AM
Subject: Posting


Opening This Friday


Ellen Craft : Running A Thousand Miles to Freedom 


The play centers around the real-life journey to freedom of

 Ellen and William Craft, from a plantation

 in Georgia to Philadelphia and beyond. 

Based on writings chronicling their brave journey to freedom.


November 1st - 17th 

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 pm

Sundays @ 2:00 pm





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Casting Call: short film 'Away, Together' - paid


From: Jennifer Ajemian Casting <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:29 AM
Subject: 'Away, Together' Casting Call


We are currently casting the short film 'Away, Together', which will shoot in New Mexico. In addition to New Mexico, we are also looking for talent in surrounding states including Arizona. It is a diverse cast, including our two leads who are Afghan/Iranian/Middle Eastern. 


We are currently going through submissions and requesting self-tapes.

Submission information here: casting notice



SAG & Non-Union Talent Welcome To Submit // Shoots In New Mexico

Project Info

·         Project title: AWAY, TOGETHER

·         Type/Contract: SAG-AFTRA Short Project Agreement

·         Rehearsal & Shoot rate: $125 per day

·         Usage: Film festivals

·         Rehearsal: November 29, 2019 (roles of AYAH and RASHID only). 

·         Shoot dates: November 30 - December 3, 2019 (4-day shoot). See character descriptions for approx. number of shoot days per role.

·         Shoot location: Las Cruces, New Mexico


AWAY, TOGETHER is a drama centered on a school camping trip gone wrong. AYAH and her father RASHID (who recently moved to America) join fellow classmates and parents from Ayah's new school, for a weekend of skill-building. While the school's intentions are genuine, discomfort arises and Ayah is eager to explore more of the wild on her own for the first time leading her into a whole new place of discovery. 

About Writer/Director

SANA A. MALIK is a filmmaker and journalist. She has produced video and written stories for BBC, MTV, BuzzFeed and VICE. As a storyteller, Malik is drawn to stories of migration, belonging and overcoming hardship in unexpected ways. Her first film, Guanajuato Norte, won a BAFTA student film award and was a recipient of the duPont-Chrichton award for best film. Malik received the 2019 Move Mountains Filmmakers Grant to direct and produce AWAY, TOGETHER. She is the founder and director of the award-winning media company This is Worldtown for Women of Color visual storytellers and is a graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, the University of London-LSHTM and the University of Toronto.

Roles We Are Seeking:

[AYAH]. Female. 12 years old. Middle Eastern. Afghan and Iranian talent who speak Pashto / Dari are preferred (but open to talent of all Middle Eastern backgrounds). Open to actors and non-actors for this role. Should have good improv skills. Ayah is a reserved young girl with brown hair. Feels like an outsider as she recently moved to New Mexico. Stern and confident with intense eyes. Incredibly sharp, Ayah is fiercely independent but celebratory. Lost her mother when she was born. Unenthusiastic for her first camping trip which is her school's Fall event. Talent must have valid work permit. LEAD. Shoots approx 4 days. Please note in your submission whether or not you can be a NM local hire.

[RASHID]. Male. 35-45 years old. Middle Eastern. Middle Eastern. Afghan and Iranian talent who speak Pashto / Dari are preferred (but open to talent of all Middle Eastern backgrounds). Should have good improv skills. Rashid is Ayah's stoic father. A quiet man with kind eyes and a warm smile. While Rashid is stern looking and comes off serious, his sense of humor shows there's a softness to him. Worked as an English teacher in a refugee camp. Has a sad longing for the past, and is deeply attached to his daughter. LEAD. Shoots approx 3 days. Please note in your submission whether or not you can be a NM local hire.

[CARRIE]. Female. 40-43 years old. Caucasian. Should have good improv skills. Carrie is a blonde or red-headed social worker from Ayah's school. She is sprightly, enthusiastic, and prepared. Slightly quirky, a little anxious. While she means well, Carrie says things that are not entirely sensitive to the situation. She's a bit affected and overly engaged in Ayah and Rashid's life. SUPPORTING. Shoots approx 3 days. NM local hire preferred.

[JENNY]. NM local hire preferred. Female. 12 years old. Caucasian. Open to actors and non-actors for this role. Should have good improv skills. Ayah's school mate. Jenny is curious about the world around her and comes across as socially unaware but friendly. Pointed with her feedback. Talent must have valid work permit. SUPPORTING. Shoots approx 1 day. NM local hire preferred.

[SARA]. NM local hire preferred. Female. 25-35 years old. All ethnicities. Sara is a woman of color and a social worker at Ayah's school, who is in training and helps her co-worker Carrie facilitate a kids camping trip. She is grounded, sympathetic, and earthy. Connects with Ayah and Rashid. SUPPORTING. Shoots approx 1 day. NM local hire preferred.

Interested? Submission Instructions:



Jennifer Ajemian Casting

Global HQ: 212-837-2343






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Monday, October 28, 2019

Winding Road Theater Ensemble presents Christmas Break: a New Comedy by Monica Bauer


From: Winding Road Theater Ensemble <>
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2019 4:10 PM
Subject: Christmas Break: a New Comedy by Monica Bauer




When daughter Lilly comes home for Christmas break, she brings with her a convert's zeal for social justice that her family finds amusing, and then admirable... at first. But when her demands escalate, it throws the family into Christmas chaos, with the life of the family's beloved golden retriever hanging in the balance! A 21st century family comedy about first world problems, liberal guilt, and surviving the holidays.

Winding Road's production of local playwright Monica Bauer's Christmas Break is directed by ensemble member Samantha Severson. The cast features  Winding Road Artistic Director Maria Caprile, ensemble member Tony Caprile and Managing Director Chad Davies along with guest artists Jeffrey Baden, Adrian Encinas and Nathalie Rodriguez.


Christmas Break plays at 7:30pm Saturday November 9th and  2:00pm Sunday November 10th at Scoundrel and Scamp Studio Theatre in the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave.

All tickets to Christmas Break are $15. 




(520) 401-3626




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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Gaslight Music Hall: *$10 OFF EACH TICKET! Murder at the Copacabana - 10/28 @ 6PM


From: Gaslight Music Hall <>
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:30 PM
Subject: *$10 OFF EACH TICKET! Murder at the Copacabana - 10/28 @ 6PM


Welcome to the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley! 








October 28th, 2019 @ 6 PM


"captivating, and hilarious"

- Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media







and mention to book this deal









Jet set to the Copacabana, the Hottest Club North of Havana, for a steamy night filled with dancing, comedy, music, and murder! This popular Show Club has it all, but when there is murder afoot, things really heat up! The price of admission includes a delicious three-course meal served right to your table. You may even win a prize if you solve the crime! Don't miss this BRAND NEW Murder Mystery show, written and directed by Gaslight Theatre favorite, Mike Yarema!   



-Diner Salad


Your choice of:

-Green chili chicken enchiladas with beans and rice

-Veggie enchiladas with beans and rice

-Gluten-free, dairy-free pasta


*Offer good for 




October 28th, 2019 @ 6 PM


Cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.

Offer cannot be split between performances

While supplies last. Must call to make reservation





To The Gaslight Music Hall




Book right away to reserve your favorite seats!




The Gaslight Music Hall | (520) 529-1000 |




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Arizona Opera presents Fellow Travelers




Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm


Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm



During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon. 


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