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Veterans star in 'tribute to friendship' | ®

Veterans star in 'tribute to friendship' ® : Published: 01.11.2008 Veterans star in 'tribute to friendship' By Sherilyn Forrester SPECIAL TO THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR Award-winning New York actress Kathleen Chalfant never really wanted to do anything but perform. But the respected actress, who won the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics awards for "Wit," took a while to acknowledge her desire. "I had a brother 14 years older than I — he was the glamorous gay older brother — who gave me the original cast album of 'My Fair Lady.' Of course, we would act out all the parts. And my grandmother took me to see wonderful movies — and not just those for children, although I think that's what my parents thought. I was in school plays. I played Hedda Gabbler when I was 17," she says, laughing. "But when I went to Stanford I studied classical Greek. I was getting ready to go to graduate school and my husband asked m

2007 Mac Awards

Accent Our 2007 Mac Awards By Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona Published: 01.04.2008 Our 2007 Mac Awards ®: "Our 2007 Mac Awards: This is a category that's loaded with winners. Douglas Mitchell's role as the conniving, possible murderer in Invisible Theatre's 'The Business of Murder' was jittery and spellbinding." Invisible Theatre's "The Big Voice: God or Merman?" was a joyous production full of humor and music.

“Suz the Saguaro”

P.S. 12.21.07 : “Suz the Saguaro” Local people, places, travels and simchas Sharon Klein - Special to the AJP “Suz the Saguaro” in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Be a clown, be a clown”As the popular tune continues, “All the world loves a clown.” And we love Susan “Suz” Claas­sen, managing artistic director of the Invisible Theatre, who, for the seventh straight year, has been a clown in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.The first year, after 9/11, Suz’s character was “Funny Firefighter.” She followed the New York Fire Department, and in her words, “lifted the spirits of N.Y.” In the following years, our comic performer was a “Wedding Belly,” “Bathtub Beauty,” “Funny Farm Produce,” “Uptown Doggie Walker,” and “Confetti” clown. This Nov. 22, she was the only Saguaro cactus among the other western-themed clowns. According to Suz, the parade is a masterpiece of organization, with 800 clowns and 10,000 participants. A clown submits his or her size ahead of time and Macy’s provides t