Thursday, December 24, 2009


One of BOP's favorite performers and playwrights, Pearl Watkins, will be holding auditions for her new play “Here Today” on Sunday, January 3, 2010, at Bisbee’s Obscure Productions studio at Central School Project. Watkins is the author of “The Storage Room,” produced to great acclaim by BOP in 2007.

“Here Today” is a comic drama about lust, love, loss and discovery.

Ms. Watkins is looking for one female actor and one male actor to play characters in their late twenties, early thirties. Actors are asked to bring a brief memorized monologue and be prepared to read from the script.

Auditions will be held at Central School Project on Sunday January 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm by appointment only. Rehearsals begin January 12 at Central School Project and will continue through March at days and times to be decided.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, April 2 and 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 11, at 3:00 p.m.

For more information and an audition appointment, call Pearl Watkins at 432-1598.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Scratch that Clarinet -- But we do need...

We found a clarinetist, actually a sax player.

We do need a trombonist and a drummer. Must read music well.

Call Carol Park at (520) 432-7853.

A Man & a Musician or Two

BOP is deep into rehearsals for Urinetown, the Musical, and, I must say, the show is coming along swimmingly. We've cast it well with a comparatively (for the CSP stage) huge cast of talented folk, all very well suited to their roles and ranges. BUT --

We need one more man to fill out the chorus, play a poor person and possibly a cop in the "Cop Song." You'll be playing for the love of it. Call Gilles or Rae at (520) 432-2901.

We're also looking for a clarinet player and possibly others. For the musicians, since you might have to skip a gig, there's a small stipend. Contact Carol Park at (520) 432-7853.

Chaos was great fun

Chaos Comedy from Phoenix gave a great workshop and performance last Saturday. In the workshop, we all learned a great deal about how to be both honest on stage and funny. The performance kept the laughs rolling.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Toilet News

Times Square "amenities" are getting attendants, culled from hundreds of starving actors.

See for yourself.

We are MOVIN'

Here's a picture of one our recent rehearsals. The cast is moving so fast to a good performance that I can't get a "still" picture.

We'll work on a video for you.

Stay tuned.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Urintown Rehearsals Rock!

We've had a week of great rehearsals for Urinetown the Musical. Carol Park has been leading the singers and gently but firmly bringing out the best in singers -- and a one who calls himself a "non-singer."

Choreographer Megan Tenney pilots mid-week dance rehearsals and is coming up with cool moves.

Everyone sounds great and looks great, and we're all quite excited.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I can hear Tevya singing. :-)

We held auditions for Urinetown, the Musical this weekend. We have some great leads but still need some men to fill in the chorus and smaller male roles.

If you're a man with time to rehearse and perform between now and February 7, get in touch with us. Singers and dancers preferred, but we have a music director and a choreographer who are both talented and patient to help you be the best cop or poor person or UGC minion you can be.

Looking forward to a great rehearsal period -- and even greater performances.


Monday, October 5, 2009

"No Shenanigans"

Bisbee's Obscure Productions own "Obscure" Rae Jones is looking forward to once again hosting our (almost) Annual Comedy Show at 7:30 p.m. on November 6 & 7 and at 3:00 p.m. on November 8. Lots of our old favorites will be on hand to make you laugh, as well as a whole host of fresh funny faces. We'll be performing in our new home at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave. in Old Bisbee. Rae has a new "persona" for this show and might even wear her own nose! Come on out and laugh at us.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Tempest in Video

Great fun with pics from Tom Carlson.

Urinetown Auditions

We are looking forward to Urinetown Auditions next weekend.

We're looking for 16 people who can sing, dance and act. Each player needs to bring a Broadway-style song and a memorized monologue, so we can see what you can do. However, we have Carol Park as our music director, and she is great at helping people learn music. If your dancing is rickety, we'll spend all the time you need bringing you up to speed.

Cast Breakdown Courtesy of Wikipedia


  • Officer Lockstock – The tongue-in-cheek narrator of the story. A corrupt policeman who secretly kills off guilty peers.
  • Little Sally – A precocious, thoroughly irreverent and smartly funny street urchin; the narrator who always outsmarts Lockstock, and constantly questions the play's logic.
  • Bobby Strong – The dashing, noble young everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town; the eventual protagonist and romantic hero who starts a revolution, and falls in love with Hope Cladwell along the way.
  • Hope CladwellCladwell's completely innocent and ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her love for her father and her new love for Bobby. A parody of the stereotypical Broadway ingĂ©nue.
  • Caldwell B. Cladwell – The president and owner of the Urine Good Company, a miserly moneygrubber who gleefully exploits the poor with his outrageous toilet fees.
  • Penelope Pennywise – The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. A shrewd, penny-scrounging cheapskate, Pennywise is a figure of authority and lives to maintain order at the public bathrooms. However, she has a deep, dark secret in her past that somehow involves Hope. Hollman says the character was partly inspired by that of Mr. Peachum from Weill's The Threepenny Opera, and her music resembles that of Leocadia Begbick in Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
  • Officer BarrelLockstock's partner. He harbors a surprising secret.
  • Senator Fipp – A greedy, cowardly politician in Cladwell's pocket.
  • Mr. McQueenCladwell's sycophantic assistant/lackey. The ultimate Yes Man.
  • Joseph "Old Man" Strong – Bobby's rebellious father, whose refusal to pay the fee causes him to be sent to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution.
  • Josephine "Ma" Strong – Bobby's mother, a strong-willed old woman who is able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her.
  • Hot Blades Harry – One of the Poor, a psychopathic, violent loose cannon.
  • Little Becky Two-Shoes – One of the Poor; foul-mouthed, impulsive, pregnant, with a brace, possibly from polio.
  • Tiny Tom – One of the Poor, an idiotic man-child.
  • Soupy Sue – One of the Poor, easily panicked.
  • Robby the Stockfish – One of the Poor, the revolution's stoic enforcer.
  • Billy Boy Bill – One of the Poor, typically shy.
  • An Old Woman – One of the Poor.
  • Mrs. Millenium – A trusted UGC employee.
  • Dr. Billeaux – Head of Research and Development at UGC.
  • Cladwell's Secretary
  • Two UGC Executives
If you have any questions at all about this show or the auditions, call 520-432-2901 or email

See you October 10 & 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Central School.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

And another weekend

Of great theater...

In spite of electrical emergencies, the opening night of The Zoo Story and Medea came off well. Our audience was small but smart (they got all the jokes) and enthusiastic.

Word on the street is that these one acts are fine entertainment. We thank you all for the kudos.

Our second weekend is as fine as the first. Hope you were able to join us.

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Opening Night!

Tonight BOP is opening our 5th Season with Edward Albee's The Zoo Story and a comedy Medea by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein. We had our final dress rehearsal last night, and both shows are great, even is we do say so ourselves. Join us for an evening of wonderful theater.