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Tom brings the Wild West vividly back to life with dramatic and humorous presentations that you and your colleagues will surely enjoy.
  1. 12/18/17
    Sun City, AZ
    "Melodramas & Megastars" Presented by Tom Collins at Temple Beth Shalom
  2. 3/10/18
    Prescott, AZ
    "The Wild West on the Arizona Stage" Presented by Tom Collins and Karen Churchill at the Phippen Museum at 1:00 p.m.
  3. 2018
    Coming Soon!
  4. 2018
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-Doug Hocking, Sherriff
Cochise County Corral of Westerners

“With good reason TP Collins has been one of the top contenders for the prestigious Danielson Award for best presentation from Westerners International. His presentations on theater in territorial Arizona are informative, entertaining, and exceedingly well researched. In the days when there was no recorded music, DVDs, or movies, theater came in many forms to appeal to different classes and audiences. Towns like Tombstone and Bisbee had theaters that ranged from opera houses to more earthy entertainments. Mr. Collins covers them all in style. Our Corral enjoyed his presentation at the historic Schieffelin Hall in Tombstone.” 

-Fred Veil, Executive Director
Sharlot Hall Museum

“Tom Collins has been a regular presenter at the annual Western History Symposium sponsored by the Sharlot Hall Museum and Prescott Corral of Westerners. His presentations, given in a ‘reader’s theatre’ format, are always interesting, informative and entertaining, capturing the essence of an important cultural and historical aspect of the early years of Prescott and the Arizona Territory.”

-Bradley G. Courtney, EdD 
Author of Prescott's Original Whiskey Row 

“Dr. Thomas P. Collins is one of the finest scholars I have ever known. But don't let that fool you. His presentations--given in the form of a Reader's Theater--are some of the most entertaining I have ever seen or heard. Without a doubt, Tom is the foremost expert on theater during Arizona's territorial times.”