Tucson, AZ---January at the Fox kicks off an exciting year of shows that covers the full spectrum of world class entertainment in all genres including the Fine Vintage tunes of AJ Croce, Legendary Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth, the Outburst Comedy of Tom Papa, and the Fox is pleased to welcome back the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival to the finest Listening Room in Tucson January 14-15.
Fox Executive Director Bonnie Schock is confident that guests at the Fox can be assured of enjoying their favorite shows in the safest possible setting; “Through thick and thin, the Fox remains dedicated to living our mission to enliven Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. Since reopening in August after 17 months of pandemic related closure, we are proud to have successfully hosted 43 events in our iconic space. From the premiere performance of our newly installed Mighty Wurlitzer organ to Randy Rainbow, Bela Fleck, and We’ve done so by implementing a multi-faceted, compassionate approach to COVID-19 mitigation that is aimed at reducing risk to keep the shows on the road, our team working safely, and audiences comfortable to join us in shared experience. With the start of a new year and based on recent revisions in national and county health recommendations, we are pleased to share an update to our policies and operating procedures. Our layered approach includes vaccination and mask requirements for patrons, staff, and touring personnel; updated recommendations we hope everyone will follow; and added safety measures that we’ve put in place in our facility to support a healthy environment.”
JANUARY AT THE FOX
Jan 8 - 7:30pm ~ Tom Papa Family Reunion Tour
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio, and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and the late-night TV shows. On May 12, Tom released his second book, You’re Doing Great! And Other Reasons To Stay Alive, a collection of essays on how people really live in modern America and what’s truly good and wonderful about our lives. Tom’s first book, ``Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, was released on June 5, 2018, from St Martin’s Press, making “Summer Must Read” lists from Parade Magazine to The New York Post. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior.
The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival at the Fox Tucson Theatre January 14-16, 2022. For details and complete festival information visit https://tucsonjazzfestival.org/
Jan 14 – 7:30pm Dave Stryker and Eric Alexander featuring the TJF Jazz Orchestra
Jan 15 – 7:30pm ~ Petit Fleur, Adonis Rose and New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s NOJO 7 featuring Cyrille Aimée
Jan 16 – 7:30pm - Lee Ritenour and Dave Grushin
Jan 27 – 7:30pm ~ Joan Osborne and the Weepies
On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”
Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed the iconic indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their distinctive songwriting and signature harmonies, The Weepies quietly sold more than a million records, with over 100 million streams on Spotify. They remain independent.
Rarely touring but continuing to release music, The Weepies made 7 records over 12 years. Their original songs appear in more than 100 media placements including movies, TV shows, commercials, and educational programming for PBS Kids. The appearance at the Fox will be their final one.
Jan 29 – 7:30 Croce Plays Croce
A.J. Croce performs Croce Plays Croce, a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This special event features such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a song written for A.J.), “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy), and “Lovers Cross”, to name a few. Jim Croce was an American folk singer with a short-lived professional recording and touring career, and decades of posthumous fame as one of the greatest songwriters and artists ever.
A.J. Croce’s 25-year touring and recording career has produced nine studio albums that have been released via both major and independent labels and have charted 18 Top 20 singles and all nine albums on the radio including on Top 40, Americana, and Blues. Croce has performed on major talk shows and news programs including The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, MTV, and VH1. He’s toured with such esteemed artists as Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and B.B. King. A.J's latest album project Just Like Medicine, out on Compass Records, features Vince Gill and Steve Cropper, and was produced by Muscle Shoals legend Dan Penn. Last Fall he released a single of “I Got A Name” which was a song made famous by his father in 1973. He recorded the song for a Goodyear commercial with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Jan 30 – 7pm Kristin Chenoweth
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
FOX COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL
The Fox continues to operate with the following safety protocols in place:
- All patrons 5 years old and up are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 or a negative test from a medical facility for admittance to the theatre.
- Due to current guidelines, those choosing to summit test results must present a negative outcome within 24 hrs of the event date.
- Inside, masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking.
The Fox highly recommends guests use N95 or surgical masks instead of cloth, and that guests who are 6 months past their second vaccination receive a booster.
Ticket purchases are nonrefundable, and policies will be updated as situations evolve. Current details and FAQs may be found on the guest safety protocols page at https://foxtucson.com/covid-19-re-opening-faqs/
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ABOUT THE FOX
The Fox Tucson Theatre enlivens Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” makes memories, makes connections, and makes Tucson proud. Programming includes exciting year-round live entertainment from the top entertainers in the US, as well as community produced events, classic movies, family programming, and more. Beautifully restored, the historic 1930’s Art Deco theatre Fox has become an important symbol of the resurgence of a thriving city center and continues to contribute to the economic growth in the region. The Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W Congress. For additional information visit www.foxtucson.com or call the Box Office at 520-547-3030.