HALLOWED GROUND: Stories for the Season

September 27, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

7:00 pm on Oct 29, and Oct 30 
Hallowed Ground: Stories for the Season

An evening of Dance and Mime Theatre 

 

 

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Hallowed Ground:

Stories for the Season 

An Evening of

Dance and Mime Theatre

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2019 – 7:00 pm

 


Mika Deslongchamps and Rick Wamer join forces to create a delightfully spirited performance of Dance Theatre and Mime for the Season of All Hallows Eve at the Vail Theatre of the Arts in Tucson, October 29 and 30, 2019, at 7:00 pm each evening.

Mika brings her gift of dance and theatre since her days of dancing as a child, and Rick Wamer brings his iconic mime artistry to this all ages performance.

The evening will feature Mika Deslongchamps with an ensemble cast of nine dancers in several newly devised pieces such as DANCE MACABRE, a dance about how the jack-o-lantern fits in with modern society and walks the line between its scary history and desire for light, INFERNA, a suite of dance solos, and RAVEN, a piece intertwining dance and mime that interprets the famed Edgar Allan Poe poem, that will have Rick joining the ensemble.

Vail audiences that have seen Rick Wamer perform in Ballet Rincon’s annual Nutcracker have been asking to see his theatrical mime work for some time and they’re in for a treat. His work is not what American audiences are used to seeing, especially when it comes to mime. Hell reprise his solo piece commissioned by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, to the Paul Dukas score that most people know from the Disney film, FANTASIA.  In the piece he plays the Sorcerer, the Apprentice, and, the Broom.  A rigorous score is matched by a high energy performance.

Rick will also perform his rendition of local artist Grant Bashore’s memorable work DRACULA, and present a Tucson debut of THE BALLOON MAN’S NIGHTMARE, with Mika’s ensemble performing with Rick as a balloon vendor selling his wares in a park that is not what it appears to be.  The famed Marcel Marceau and long-time mentor of Rick Wamer, once spoke of Wamer’s performance abilities as, an impressive depth of interpretation and heart.

Tickets are limited for this two-night only special event performance.  Come and enjoy a hallowed evening sharing this unique story telling through the beauty of movement that speaks worlds of meaning.

Contact VTOTA at 520-879-3925 for more info.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page

Actors of the Round Table presents Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy

August 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

2:00 pm on Sept 14, Oct 5, and Nov 2 
Actors of The Round Table 
presents
Bad Auditions by Bad Actors 
by Ian McWethy

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Actors of The Round Table 

present

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors

by Ian McWethy

Saturday, Sept 14, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 – 2:00 pm

 


A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community

theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple

task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method

actors, performers who just don’t know what to do with their hands,

and one particular woman who may or may not think she’s a cat. This

hilarious comedy will bring you to the last place you’d ever want to

be…behind the doors of a casting session.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

(www.playscripts.com)

Tickets are on sale at https://badauditionsbybadactors.brownpapertickets.com/

Contact VTOTA at 520-879-3925 for more info.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page

Vail Laughs presents Dueling Pianos!

July 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Friday, October 25, 2019

7:00 pm

 

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Featuring  

DUELING PIANOS

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Vail Laughs

Vail Laughs is based on one simple idea:
 
Clean comedy for a good price.
Entertainment standards have definitely shifted over the years. As the world keeps moving faster, it takes more energy to get our attention in the noise. Unfortunately, much of our entertainment uses shock value and other cheap antics to get it. It’s almost a celebration of being rude and insulting, bringing the audience down right along with the entertainers.
But life is funny enough without having to be vulgar!
Think about this:
 
We drive to the gym so we can walk on a treadmill. We carry these high tech devices in our pockets, the knowledge of all the world at our fingertips and we use them to send each other videos of screaming goats. Or the irony of reaching adulthood and discovering our parents actually had a point about naps.
 
What a strange bunch of creatures we are!
 
Our award winning comedians are as committed to this ideal as we are, bringing you quality entertainment month after month and leaving behind all the vulgarity and cheap antics.  Quite simply, it’s high quality entertainment you can bring your entire family to. The most important decision you have for the evening is whether to leave the kids or the babysitter at home.

 

A Dueling Pianos show consists of two pianos and two musicians who sing and play songs directly from the guests request forms that are provided and distributed just prior to the show.

It’s an all-request, clap-a-long, sing-a-long, dance-a-long, audience-interactive dueling pianos show perfect for VailLaughs 3rd Anniversary. This unique style of comedy, country, and rock ‘n roll leaves audiences laughing, singing and cheering for more!

This show isn’t just a couple pianos playing songs…it’s request-driven mega-interaction! More than just dueling pianos and singalong…it’s audience interaction on STEROIDS. This show is performed by audience interactive experts whose career focus is audience involvement and entertainment for everybody filled with clean comedy and laughter.

What makes Dueling Pianos Show unique is they only play our guests request and it’s not a planned canned show – So no two shows are ever the same. Each is a customized show combining the musical effort of two extremely talented piano performers and singers, presenting an amazing quality of entertainment.

These talented musicians perform regularly throughout the country. The Dueling Pianos Show is like having a live band, DJ, and comedians all in one! The novelty of this show evolves around high-energy audience interactive, making the audience the stars of the show, so no two shows are ever the same. The audience makes the request, decides what is played, what they don’t play, and sometimes what they stop playing. That is all part of the fun.

 

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Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the show or at VailLaughs.com: Individuals $10, Families $30

For information call Richard at 879-3925.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .