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The life and loves of virtuoso Maria Callas explored in the play "Master Class".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The International Uranium Film Festival returns to Tucson; the comedy of Elliot Glicksman; and "Stories That Soar!" looks at how children cope with depression.

Master Class headline photo VIEW LARGER Poster Art for Arizona' Theatre Company's production of "Master Class" for March 2024
Courtesy of Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Spotlight

March 7, 2024

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Featured on the March 7th, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The new Arizona Theatre Company production Master Class offers a portrait of Maria Callas, one of the greatest soprano opera singers of all time, as she attempts to teach 3 young music students how to achieve perfection. Broadway & Hollywood star Vicki Lewis, and director Marcia Milgrom Dodge discuss bringing Terrence McNally's play to life.

Vicki background Vicki Lewis as Maria Callas and Kanisha Marie Feliciano as Sharon in "Master Class"
Tim Fuller

Vicki Center stage Vicki Lewis starring as Maria Callas in Arizona Theatre Company's production of "Master Class"
Tim Fuller

Marcia Master Class VIEW LARGER Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge in rehearsal of "master Class" at the Arizona Theatre Company.
Tim Fuller

The Screening Room will feature 3 films from the festival's roster. March 12th there will be showings of "Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island" at 4 p.m and "Downwind" at 6 p.m. The documentary "Demon Mineral" will be screened at 3 p.m. on March 13th.

Radioactive poster "Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island" directed by Heidi Hunter, will be playing March 12, at 4 p.m. at The Screening Room as part of the Uranium Film Festival
Norbert Suchanek
Downwind poster "Downwind" directed by Mark Shapiro and Douglas Brian Miller, will be playing at The Screening Room March 12 at 6 p.m as part of the Uranium Film Festival
Norbert Suchanek

  • The Tucson Festival of Books is happening this weekend. One of the most-asked questions about the Festival is, “How can a new or self-published author get noticed?" Mark talks with first-time author Elliot Glicksman about his upcoming appearances to to sign his book So Far, So Good - Answers to Questions I Should Have Been Asked, published by A3D Impressions.

Elliot interview Elliot Glicksman speaks with Mark about his first book "So far good questions I should have been asked"
Elliot Glicksman

  • The Tucson non-profit Literacy Connects sponsors a group of performers and musicians called “Stories That Soar!”. They help young writers realize the power and potential of bringing their stories to life across all mediums. "Arizona Spotlight" presents these stories on the first Thursday of every month.

"Depression of Two Kids"” was written by a 5th grader named Valentina. It portrays the emotional turmoil that comes with kids sharing difficult feelings like sadness and depression, and the importance of being honest about our feelings with the people we love.

Aspiring student-age writers can submit their stories to The Magic Box Story Portal now!

stories that soar spot Literacy Connects presents “Stories That Soar!”, a program where the Tucson non-profit empowers students of all ages by bringing their stories to life with professional actors and musicians.

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

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