Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.  Godot’s absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play’s 1953 premiere. It was voted “the most significant English language play of the 20th century”.  Waiting for Godot is Beckett’s translation of his own original French version, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English only) “a tragicomedy in two acts”.  The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948 and 29 January 1949.  The première was on 5 January 1953 in the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris.

The Rogue Theatre  begins its run of this classic play
at the Historic Y on January 8th, and will continue thru January 25th.
for ticket information visit www.theroguetheatre.org 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

THE BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL RETURNS
STARRING DIANA DeGARMO AND ACE YOUNG

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

***Please note there is no Tuesday evening performance***

Recommended for ages 6+. No babes in arms. Everyone must have a ticket.

ASL Performance: Saturday, January 10 at 2pm
Open Caption Performance: Sunday, January 11 at 6:30pm

All programs, dates, prices, times and casting subject to change.

Land of Ozma

A constant observer and recorder of her world, Patricia never overlooks a special moment to include in her photo album which she achieves with a dark and moody manner. Her tools are a series of augmented digital cameras and iPhones and her laboratory is a computer where she post-processes her works to eery perfection.

THE PLAYERS
Faitha Bailey as Dorothy
Jennifer Thompson as Tin
Janet K. Miller as The Wicked
Nadia Walsh as Flying Monkey
OZMA as OZMA
Tom Baumgartner as The Wizard
& Patricia Katchur as Powder of Life

Featuring…
magical lands, dark deserts, haute couture & prêt-à-porter from private collections, lucid dreamers, strange characters and inspirations from OZMA Atelier and L. Frank Baum’s Oz.

Patricia Katchur’s career has been a blend of art, commerce and collaborations. Ms. Katchur currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and is Proprietress of Yikes Toys!

Gallery hours:
Thursday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm

Wee Gallery
439 N. 6th Avenue, Suite #171, Tucson, AZ 85705
Gallery located inside OZMA Atelier
520-360-6024

gallerywee.com

The Beach Boys

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world.

Now, with The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour and the release of That’s Why God Made The Radio, one of music’s greatest stories continues. And that’s only right because as the record shows — “Good Vibrations” really are forever.

Willie Nelson & Family

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered seven new releases, two of which received Grammy nominations, a career-spanning box set, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Music legend Willie Nelson makes his return to the Diamond Center on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 after nearly three years. With previous sold-out shows, tickets to see the “Red Headed Stranger” are guaranteed to go fast. Tickets are available for purchase through Star Tickets. Tickets are also available through the casino Rewards Center, which offers a 10 percent discount to Diamond Rewards Members. This show is sponsored by KIIM FM. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets start at $50.

the Romo Show

Closing out this last summer, musician and bartender Steve Romo and the newly dubbed Flycatcher (the club formerly known as PLUSH), put together an idea for a “Late Night” style variety show hosted by Mr. Romo himself.  The name of the show “Romo Tonight Live”.   The idea was actually something Romo had been kicking around since childhood.  It was just a matter of destiny.  Its launch played to a packed house and has continued to grow in popularity.  With local community artist and business owner interviews, a live house band, as well as musical guests, the show does not disappoint. Romo’s upbeat persona, anecdotal storytelling and interaction with his audience keeps the tone light and fun.  The comedy shoots from the hip, is off the cuff and most definitely not for kids.  Drinking is encouraged.  Banter between stage and crowd is had.  Born of Tucson and about Tucson,  Romo’s love for his city has created an interesting addition to the nightlife here and he’s just getting started.

Party for MoCA

A fabulous art sale.
Come for the good time, leave with a new piece of art. BRINK curated a group of talented artists and is selling their work, for a good cause. Everything is available and 50% of every item sold goes to MOCA (the other half goes to the artist). The pre-reqs for a good party will also be there: booze, music & cool people.

Artists include: Michael Berman, Jeff Smith, Isaiah Toothtaker, Patrick Foley, Johnny Glenn, Henny Garfunkel, Harvey Wang and Clif Taylor.

Plus, Jackets for MOCA Raffle.

We asked a select group of Tucson’s heavy hitters to donate their time and taste to create jackets that you can win and wear. Buy a raffle ticket (or a bunch) online, at MOCA during their Shop Local Saturday Sale ( November 29th, members get first dibs on the goods) or at the event. We will draw the lucky winners at the Party for MOCA. Buy one chance to win for $10, 3 chances for $25.

Makers include: Dave Sayre, Erin Bradley, Sofie and Howe Gelb, Clif and Paula Taylor, Darren Clark, Tom Walbank, Lesli Wood, Mellow Lund and Gabriel Sullivan.
(Get raffle tickets here: http://partyformoca.com/)

Domestic Bliss

Moen Mason Gallery proudly presents Domestic Bliss, selected works by Susan Copich.

Copich is primarily known for her dark and witty humor portrayed in her 2014 photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series gives voice to Copich’s inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous context. In 2012, Copich began an unreleased photo series titled India. Shot entirely abroad, India celebrates the human spirit in an unfiltered light.

Like many celebrated contemporary artists, Copich’s art rarely inspires a moderate response. Copich’s journey to explore her truths is celebrated by some and shunned by others. One thing is certain, Copich’s work will continue to turn social expectations on its head. Susan Copich lives in upstate, NY where she resides with her husband and two daughters.

Jivin Scientists release Abigail

Runt & Phen (James Owens and Ryan Truncoso respectively) are members of an interstate, on the grind, Hip-Hop collective known as the Jivin Scientists.  For the video – Abigail, JS made a late night dash across the state line to New Mexico.  They met up with their artistic partner and video director Concept Flux (Phillip Torres et Crew) for a 48hr, multiple location, little to no sleep shoot.  Runt’s narrative about Abigail, tells a story about a pretty yet sad neighbor girl.  She has him at the crossroads of crush and concern, and he’s hesitant to make a move out of equal parts shyness and respectfulness of her self imposed cage.  Phen’s production sees layered vocals over an 8 bar guitar sample and a steady ebb and flow of percussive builds that Torres, in turn brings vividly to life.  Now on their third collaboration together, Jivin Scientists & Concept Flux have found a lovely kind of  synergy that hopefully keeps bearing fruit.  And with Runt & Phen already putting the finishing touches on a new album for 2015, that seems very likely.

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