An Otherwise Magical Life

  • Jan 15 - 16, 2022
  • ATC Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater

    330 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, 85701

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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.

Artist Bio:

Karen is excited to bring her story to the Tucson Fringe Festival, An Otherwise Magical Life just finished a successful run at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Karen’s career highlights are: (in NYC, LA, and Phoenix) Macbeth, A Pack of Lies, A Christmas Carol, Becoming Memories, Night of the Iguana, Guys and Dolls, The Young and the Restless, Santa Barbara, Thirty Something, Rockette at Radio City Music Hall, A Chorus Line -The Movie. As a writer: (things actually produced) Hot,and the Chihuahua parts 1 and 2, What Would Walt Do?  Her hope with An Otherwise Magical Life is to offer encouragement to other survivors of sexual abuse and violence and those battling the super annoying Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. You can find her at: and

Date & Time

Jan 15 - 16, 2022

Venue Details

ATC Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater

330 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, 85701

ATC Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater
Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking 0% of the artist’s earnings. Additionally, the festival also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at very low ticket prices. Finally, the festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices are championed in our community.