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Live In-Person Performances

A Kid From Queens
Created by Dennis McSorley
Burlington, VT
The Screening Room – Sat, Jan 15, 12:30pm & 10pm and Sun, Jan 16, 6pm.

​Join Dennis for A Kid From Queens, gleaned from tales of growing up in Ridgewood Queens. We meet the Kid and the hearts of all the others that he loved. It’s said you can never go home again, but the truth is you never really leave.

Content Warning: 18+, Sexual Content, Strong Language.

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A Mermaid in Narnia (on LSD)
Created by Ariel Pinkerton
Minneapolis, MN
The Screening Room – Sat, Jan 15, 3:30pm; Sun, Jan 16, 12pm; and Sun, Jan 16, 3pm.

Ariel Pinkerton started experiencing surreal states of mind long before she started doing drugs, and then continued the tradition with their aid. From fantastical game play as a child to mushroom enhanced sky watching at 13, from fighting predators trying to take advantage of her altered state to visiting Narnia on LSD…get ready to take this strange trip with a master storyteller who came out of the wardrobe stronger, wiser, and with plenty of tales to tell.

Content Warning: 18+, Strong Language, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Sexual Content.

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Almost Magic!
Created by Ted Baumhauer
Rochester, NY
ATC Cabaret Theater – Sat, Jan 15, 2pm and 5pm.

Buckle up for this comedic look at the thin line between magic and juggling. Magicians woo audiences by hiding their skills. Jugglers wow audiences with their skills totally on display. Manipulating multiple objects as well as the audience is all part of the fun in this show for all ages.

Content Warning: All ages, Loud Noises.

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An Otherwise Magical Life
Created by Karen Burns
Chandler, AZ
ATC Cabaret Theater – Sat, Jan 15, 7pm and Sun, Jan 16, 3pm.

One Rockette’s hilarious, yet traumatic story of survival, success, brokenness, and how a ridiculous sense of humor saved her life. Again, and again…and, again.

Through storytelling, music, and a few pas de bourrée’s, Karen Burns invites us into her life, from an Ill-conceived childhood spent in leg braces, to a narrow escape from the Golden State Killer, to life on stage at Radio City Music Hall and back again to leg braces. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be glad it wasn’t you.

Content Warning: 18+, Depictions or Discussions of Violence.

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I’ll Be Broken Home for Chirstmas
Created by Jeffrey Baldinger & Jessica Michelle Singleton
Los Angeles, CA
The Screening Room – Fri, Jan 14, 6pm.

I’ll Be Broken Home for Christmas is a dark comedy musical written by world renowned comedians Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. This musical story follows siblings Timmy and Cindy on their journey through hell to regain their souls which were sold to the Devil by their deadbeat father. Along the way, they try to save their mother and in doing so, they learn the shocking truth about Christmas, Satan, and that family is not always what you think it is. 

Content Warning: 18+

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Mattchong: A Swagapino Search of Identity
Created by Matt Denney
Las Vegas, NV
The Screening Room – Sat, Jan 15, 8:30pm and Sun, Jan 16, 1:30pm.

Our childhood stories and experiences will continue to bring soft smiles and small traumatic moments in this one-person production of a mixed race Filipino man’s retelling of a journey to identity and finding his sense of self through his family.

Content Warning: 13+, Loud Noises, Strong Racial Content.

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Our Darkened Room
Created by Strangely
Bellingham, WA
ATC Cabaret Theater – Thur, Jan 13, 8pm; Sat, Jan 15, 8:30pm; and Sun, Jan 16, 4:30pm.

Just for tonight Professor E.B. Cunningham presents his curious collection of confounding cabaretic curiosities. Within this wunderkammer you will find accordion music, macabre magic, metaphysical mystery and faustian formalities. Jonica Patella and Strangely invite you to a “meeting with the unusual.” [KingsRiverLife] Would you care to make a bargain for your soul? 

Content Warning: 13+

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Pity Party
Created by Grace Leigh Waldrip
Tucson, AZ
ATC Cabaret Theater – Fri, Jan 14, 6pm and Sat, Jan 15, 3:30pm.

What comes after college? For one woman, it is moving back in with her parents and working as a birthday party princess. As she suffers from the growing pains of leaving the portion of life that she had planned, she learns what separates childhood from adulthood, and all the complexities that follow. 

Content Warning: 13+, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Depictions or Discussions of Violence.

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Planetes: The Wanderers
Created by The Spider Silk Circus 
Tucson, AZ
The Circus Academy of Tucson – Sat, Jan 15, 2pm and 7pm.

Planetes: The Wanderers is an immersive performance experience that puts the audience on a spaceship traveling through space when it meets an unfortunate accident. They will be met with challenges through their journey and experience the wonders of the universe through aerial performance. They will have to ask, what really is out here? Are we alone, or are we together forever? What will we do if nothing will ever be normal again? [the audience will remain seated through the entire performance but may interact with performers or objects. There may be strobe light effects]

Content Warning: All Ages, Loud Noises, Bright or Flashing Lights, Short Periods of Darkness.

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Pretty Funny
Created by Dominique Ruffalo
Tucson, AZ
ATC Cabaret Theater – Fri, Jan 14, 7:30pm and Sat, Jan 15, 10pm.

“Pretty Funny” is a musical comedy cabaret featuring song and dance, sketch comedy, improv, and general tomfoolery. Don’t miss out on a roaring good time.

Content Warning: 13+, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Audience Participation.

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Rae & Harold
Created by Larry Greenstein
Minneapolis, MN
ATC Cabaret Theater – Sun, Jan 16, 1:30pm.

Harold is auditioning for the “Super Senior Singer” TV show.  His singing partner, Rae, has recently passed away from COVID-19.  Both were residents of the Mountain Acres Nursing Home.  While auditioning, Harold must share his biography and the story of performing with Rae in the time of COVID-19.  In the process, Margaret the judge is enticed to form a new duet with Harold.  In spite of the horrors of the pandemic, music will prevail.  Rae would have liked that. 

Content Warning: All Ages.

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The Gay Uncle – Losing it in Wonderland
Created by Jeffrey Robert
Tucson, AZ
The Screening Room – Thur, Jan 13, 6:30pm; Sat, Jan 15, 11:30am; and Sat, Jan 15, 7pm.

A solo show from the Gay Uncle who makes sense of the world via pop culture, children’s stories, cats and dogs and laughter. This time around he finds himself in a world of extreme weight loss, a rediscovery of youthful energy and a crazy pandemic that starts with a fall and continues through a near-psychedelic collision of Lewis Carroll, whipped cream, Bob Dylan, left-handedness, kitchen dance parties for one, gender, Sammy Davis Junior and a scrambling of time and space, numbers and growing curiouser and curiouser.

Content Warning: 13+, Strong Language, Sexual Content.

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The Grand Adventure of the Tortellini Brothers
Created by Layla Amerson
Phoenix, AZ
The Screening Room – Sat, Jan 15, 5pm.

Come along with The Tortellini Brothers (and Fredo!) as they try their hand at their very first cable cooking show! But the situation quickly turns soggy, as dark family secrets become revealed. Join us for musical numbers, interactive mysteries, sword fighting, pasta, and more!

Content Warning: 13+

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The Hustle
Created by Lion Fludd
Las Vegas, NV
ATC Cabaret Theater – Thur, Jan 13, 6:30pm; Fri, Jan 14, 9pm; and Sat, Jan 15, 12:30pm.

A Journey through the life of a hustler.

Content Warning: 13+

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Unicorns: Are They Pretty?
Created by Matthew Kessen
Minneapolis, MN
The Screening Room – Thur, Jan 13, 8pm; Sat, Jan 15, 2pm; and Sun, Jan 16, 4:30pm.

Two-time Tucson Fringe “Best Solo Show” winner “Reverend Matt’s Monster Science” returns to Arizona, with the information you need on the legend of the unicorn! The prettiest (spoiler alert!) and most magical of all fabulous creatures! But was it always this way? Is it this way in every culture! No and no (spoiler alert!) Learn about the amazingly varied history of the horse with one horn. Plus jokes! And PowerPoint!

Content Warning: 13+, Sexual Content, Depictions or Discussions of Violence.

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Live Zoom Performances

Haunted: Stories for the Brave of Heart
Created by Laura Packer
Wayzata, MN
Live on Zoom – Sat, Jan 15, 8:30pm and Sun, Jan 16, 3pm.

What haunts you? Lost loves and lives; visitors from beyond the grave or beyond memory; secrets lost and revealed. Join storyteller Laura Packer for eerie, funny, lovely, uncanny tales of memories best left forgotten, fiction that might be fact, and fact that we wish were fiction. Hear stories that ring true and make you wonder what’s behind you. Not just ghost stories but the things that linger and keep us awake at night. Stories you won’t hear around the campfire, stories you wish weren’t real, stories that will haunt you.

Content Warning: 13+, Depictions or Discussions of Violence.

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Thank You! It’s True.
Created by Catherine Barnes with Shirley Coggon
San Diego, CA
Live on Zoom – Thur, Jan 13, 6:30pm and Sat, Jan 15, 7pm.

Barbara Brown just can’t get it together; a thirty-seven-year-old single web designer with mountains of student debt, she comes home to her ungrateful cat after waiting two hours for an online date who never shows up. That’s when her mother sends her an article by female empowerment guru Sarah Samantha Summers. Initially disgusted, Barbara signs up for Sarah’s online program, and her life begins to improve dramatically. But when Barbara’s life takes a turn for the worst, she sets out to take revenge on Sarah…

Content Warning: 13+, Sexual Content.

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The Canción Cannibal Cabaret
Created by Amalia Ortiz
San Antonio, TX
Live on Zoom – Fri, Jan 14, 6pm.

The Canción Cannibal Cabaret is a Xicanx punk rock musical—part concept album, part radio play set in a not-so-distant dystopian future. After an environmental apocalypse, La Madre Valiente, a refugee raised under the oppressive State, studies secretly to become the leader of a feminist revolution. In this post-literate future, La Madre “repurposes” old “folk songs” along with original songs and spoken word poetry as hegemonic tools for the revolution. 

Her emissaries, Las Hijas de la Madre, roam the land spreading her story, educating others, and galvanizing allies. What the audience witnesses is La Madre’s propaganda campaign crafted to spread her teachings through song, movement, storytelling, poetry, and visual projections. Inspired by current issues of social injustice, this multidisciplinary musical performance piece is a refugee, people of color, feminist, and LGBTQ+ call to action.

Content Warning: 13+, Loud Noises, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Strong Political Content, Strong Racial Content.

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The Godfather Two Parts
Created by Tom Steward
Chula Vista, CA
Live on Zoom – Fri, Jan 14, 7:30pm and Sat, Jan 15, 2pm.

A virtual theatre presentation where two actors perform The Godfather Part Two in two parts at twice the speed. Alone in their homes where their wives sleep and their children play with their toys, performers Tom Steward and Leigh Akin come together via the medium of Zoom to take the audience on a theatrical journey through the celebrated Francis Ford Coppola Godfather sequel. Over two hour-long shows, Leigh and Tom will enact this four-hour cinematic epic. A sequel to 2020’s YouTube series THE GODFATHER ONE PART, in which Tom Steward performed The Godfather alone in real time in his home.

Content Warning: 13+, Strong Language, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Strong Political Content, Sexual Content, Strong Racial Content.

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Free on YouTube

A Zoom of One’s Own
Created by Maria Patrice Amon & Sonia Desai
National City, CA
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

Join Malinche (legendary Nahua interpreter), Charlotte Cushman (cross-dressing US actress), CJ Walker (first female millionaire in the US), Selena (Mexican-American pop singer), and Jhansi Ki Rani (India’s warrior queen) as they explore their various art practices, business ideas, and activism through social media. Sing along with Selena as she shares a new YouTube video about Dreamers; join CJ Walker on Instagram for a free hair care tutorial; smarten up with Charlotte Cushman as she works on a new Buzzfeed article, get your rage on with Malinche on her Twitter tirade, and sharpen your defense skills with Jhansi Ki Rani as she demonstrates with best self-defense moves of 2020 through Facebook live!

Content Warning: 13+

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


Countdown to Clowntown
Created by Patricia Silver
Toronto, Ont., CA
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

Singalong, dancealong, laughalong with multi-talented musical clowns Patty and Giggles from Canada’s top clownband. Sphere Clown Band brings audiences of all ages to their feet, singing, dancing and laughing with magic, antics and award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs. Countdown to Clowntown takes kids on a journey to the mythical town of Clowntown, where parking meters take jelly beans and animals are made from balloons. Kids participate online with songs and fun actions.  Giggles transforms into multiple animal characters, as she introduces the Clowntown Zoo. The catchy tunes are sung live by Patty and Giggles, played by Patty on accordion, flute, keyboard, drum, and guitar from her Clowntown Music Garden.“

***** (5 stars) infectious fun.” (Fringereview.ca).
”Warm, colourful musical. They’ll have you on your feet!” (Primary Times)
“Instantly engaging melodies, sure-fire attention-grabber!”(Family Fun Magazine)
‘Dazzlingly colourful!’ – (Edinburgh Evening News)

Content Warning: All Ages, Contains Clowns.

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


Guitarot
Created by R. D. Rhobajt
Minneapolis, MN
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

A headbanging James Taylor shanty? Bebop Beatbox Bee Gees? Avant Garde Call and Response Aretha Franklin? One never knows which cards will draw what futures, but if you attune your stings and listen to the crystal picks, the guitarot shall reveal many things, in many ways: what to do about your new lover’s promise, your hoarding problem, your friend’s muggle quidditch obsession, and much more in this comedy skit show combining tarot, guitar, improv, pop culture, and music theory into divinations unlike anything you have ever séanced.

Content Warning: 13+

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


Still Point
Created by Raymond Terrill
Saint Paul, MN
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

Ray Terrill Dance Group, a multi-generational contemporary dance company, that has been described as the dance experience that needs no translation. Five original dance works from repertory explore relevant topics for these times including loss, movement and stillness, connection and disconnection, inspiration, as well as Beat Generation culture! The choreography combine subtleties of emotion with universally understood imagery to ideally result in dances that are both thought-provoking and accessible. We invite the audience to experience a visual and auditory journey through the language of dance.

Content Warning: 13+

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


The “A” Word
Created by Jeanne Bjorn
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

The capitalistic marketing of the word “authentic.”

Content Warning: 13+

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


The Bond Show
Created by Tom Steward
Chula Vista, CA
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

An hour-long YouTube special where one actor performs every single Bond film from Dr. No to No Time To Die. Featuring footage from live performances of the original solo show as well as filmed material shot in and around various locations in San Diego. A digital record of the breathless one-man San Diego Fringe Festival piece in which performer Tom Steward took audiences on a whistle-stop tour of Bond from Connery to Craig. In the vein of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy and Mystery Science Theatre 3000, it’s a breakneck experience that leaves you shaken AND stirred!

Content Warning: 13+, Loud Noises, Strong Language, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Strong Political Content, Sexual Content, Strong Racial Content.

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


The Prostate
Created by Daniel Hertz
Minneapolis, MN
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

The Prostate is a humorous, sensitive solo show about a prostate exam. Inspired by a true story. Daniel’s solo show from the 2021 Tucson Fringe Festival won BEST FAMILY SHOW. It was adapted from the memoir by Daniel Hertz entitled EVERYTHING IS A LITTLE BIT ALRIGHT. 

Content Warning: 13+

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.


The Tortoise de Tucson
Created by Active Imagination Theatre
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Fringe YouTube Channel – Jan 13-16, 2022.

Desert animals are jealous of the bicycle race El Tour de Tucson and decide to hold their own race. Runners include Tortoise, Hare, Coyote, Roadrunner, Javelina, Snake, and Bobcat in this southwestern retelling of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Commentary is provided by Tequila Monster and Tequila Mockingbird. 

Content Warning: All Ages.

Video Link Coming Early January 2022.