Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tucson: Invisible Theatre Announces Auditions 2011-2012


"Annie Baker's new play is absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny."
- New York Times

Invisible Theatre will hold auditions for the 2011-2012 Season on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Invisible Theatre (1400 N. First Ave at Drachman). 

Our 2011-2012 Season includes CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker.  Performances are slated for November 2 – 20, 2011 and will be directed by Betsy Kruse Craig.  Available roles include Marty (female, 50-60), Lauren (female 14-16), James (Male, 50-60) and Schultz (male, 45-50).  Sides from the play will be available at the Invisible Theatre office.

We are also looking for actors for LOOK MA WE'RE DANCING by Janet Neipris and BAKERSFIELD MIST by Steven Sachs.  Directors from these plays will set up individual callbacks. 

Please bring a headshot and resume.  Call (520) 882-9721 with your name and phone contact to confirm an audition slot.  All actors are paid.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Painting the Town Red

Painting the Town Red

By Chuck Graham
Wow!! What an amazing show! The Invisible Theatre's 40th anniversary "Retro-Spectacular Cabaret" called Painting the Town Red! made that word "Spectacular" feel even bigger. The red and black stage setting at the Berger Performing Arts Center was glowing with magic.
There was so much heart, so much sincerity, so much to celebrate in the 40 years that Invisible Theatre grew from, literally, a handful of college kids putting on shows to an organization that successfully presented performances by some of the most talented people in show business.
Taking breaks from their complicated schedules to make personal appearances that meant so much to them as individuals were Ken Page, Kathleen Chalfant, Amanda McBroom and Michele Brourman. Each of them poured their prodigious talents into the time they had onstage, giving all of themselves to the moment.
This was exciting theater, to be sure. Topping off the program was a special performance by the Pastime Players touring company, a group that has always been very dear to the Invisible Theatre staff led by artistic director Susan Claassen.
The first half of the program belonged to IT's own remarkable talents, combining looks back at some of the happy company's best -known personalities in their youth and then delivering zippy songs to enhance the memory.
Claassen and her longtime buddy Molly McKasson did a bit of their Mols and Suz improve comedy routine to get the ball rolling. Lisa Otey took her place at the gleaming black grand piano, Rob Boone played trombone and a bit of piano, Pete Swan did most of the drumming while Cory Boone took over for the rock 'n' roll parts.
Jack Neubeck, Betsy Kruse Craig and Liz McMahon added their songs and memories, enhanced with special guest appearances by Mary Baker, Nancy Davis Booth, Jeffrey Haskell, Stuart Moulton doing his Carol Channing tribute and Robert Shaw sounding more like Elvis than ever.
And of course it wouldn't be IT if the show wasn't littered with bales of puns in the process.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Amanda McBroom - Tucson Morning Blend

Amanda McBroom - Tucson Morning Blend

Amanda McBroom

Friday, Apr 8, 2011

Amanda McBroom has been called "the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song "The Rose" hit number one all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), Grammys (she didn't) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter.
Go here to view the video: Amanda McBroom - Tucson Morning Blend