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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2021

NEW SHOWS AT THE FOX FOR ALL AGES
Season Continues to Grow

Three sensational new shows have been added to the Fox Tucson Theatre’s fourth quarter lineup beginning with Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on November 27.  Known for his fast and complex finger work, Jake takes the ukulele to places no one has gone before, performing awe inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk.

A Tucson favorite, Tony nominated Broadway star and Platinum record singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway “Sings the 70s” on December 3rd.  Callaway and her trio plan a nostalgic trip down memory lane featuring the music of James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, John Lennon and their own special take on the classic songs of the Carpenters, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, and other beloved singers of the 70s.

On December 17th, the inimitable singer/songwriter Pokey LeFarge takes to the stage with his own special mix of American, reflections of the music he loves best; early jazz, raftime, country, blues, Western swing, vaudeville and Appalachian folk. His show will feature highlights from his latest album In the Blossom of Their Shade written during the pandemic that focuses on the positivity of coming out of the darkness and into the light.

Tickets for all three shows go on sale for qualifying donors on Wednesday, September 8 at 12pm and to the general public on Friday, September 10 at 12pm at https://foxtucson.com/events/

KIT (Kids in Theatre) Programming for Fall

Masterful storytelling, theatrics, and music take students on a fun and magical journey straight to the heart, as they witness how kindness and empowerment can overcome cruelty and lies.  The Fox pay-what-you-can pre-recorded virtual school program, presents the first film of the season, The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures.  Step into a world of jesters, kings, scheming ministers and a magical boy who discovers that when he sings for people, spectacular pictures appear in the sky that reflect the truth of the world and people around him. Masterful storyteller David Gonzalez, along with musical accompaniment, takes students on a highly entertaining journey straight to their own hearts, as they witness how kindness and empowerment can overcome cruelty and lies.  For a preview visit https://youtu.be/R-OIMqZX2a8

The 40-minute film is geared towards grades 1 -5 and is available on a sliding scale for $0-$20 per class.  Designed to inspire self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, perception, compassion, empowerment, resilience, this extraordinary creation is available to educators for class or home viewing anytime between Sept. 20 and Oct. 3, from September 20-October 3. For registration visit https://r2.marketing-pages.com/p/5FKZ-5BI/boy-sing-pictures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2021

FOX TUCSON THEATRE RECEIVES $200k CHALLENGE GRANT FROM THE CONNIE HILLMAN FOUNDATION

The Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation received a $200,000 matching grant from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation late last year.  At a time when the Theatre was beginning to work towards re-opening, the grant was a most welcome boost to ongoing fundraising initiatives. “Because of the leadership level support from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, there’s never been a better time to support the Fox Tucson Theatre.  In a moment marked by a triumphant return to live performances, we couldn’t be more grateful for their efforts in helping shape the future of our organization” said Fox Executive Director Bonnie Schock.

In a silent phase until now, the Fox has successfully managed to raise nearly $75,000 of total possible matching funds and is now opening the challenge up to the public in a new campaign. All new and increased support from donors will be matched 2-to-1 through the end of 2022 or until all matching funds are exhausted.  It will take a full community effort to realize this generous fundraising opportunity.  “Gifts being matched by the Connie Hillman Family Foundation Challenge will help the Fox do even greater events to be enjoyed by everyone in Tucson” said Larry Adamson, Director of the Hillman Foundation.

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