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Arizona Theatre Company

Andrews to return to run troubled ATC

Arizona Theatre Company, facing a $1 million deficit and turmoil in its leadership, will turn to a familiar face. Jessica Andrews, who left the nonprofit theatre in 2009, will return as interim managing director.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are public libraries still relevant?

An interview with Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Melinda Cervantes, director of the Pima County Public Library system. Also, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly had the every-other-Tuesday Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: No matter your style, Downtown has something to suit

Downtown Tucson is well known as a hot spot for entertainment and excellent dining, but it also has a lively retail and shopping scene. Dozens of locally-owned shops dot the landscape, providing goods that can’t be found anywhere else in town. Plus, weekend events listings.... Read more»

Live Theatre Workshop

'Lobby Hero' opens doors to moral issues

Unlike other Tucson theatre companies, Live Theatre Workshop starts its season in June, when most other arts organizations have just ended theirs and are taking a summer break. This season, LTW opened with “Lobby Hero,” a gritty exploration of ethics, leavened by a romantic comedy subplot.... Read more»

Rogue Theatre

Quirky, interweaving Japanese tales are rough silk onstage

In The Rogue Theatre’s latest, “after the quake,” two disparate works — one a comic book fantasy where a mousy hero saves Tokyo, unbeknownst to its residents, the other a gentle, seemingly tragic, love triangle — are threaded into a beguiling enigma of a play that eschews logic for a deeper, primal response. The production closes Sunday.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Filmmaker facing funding deadline for mariachi documentary

Bankruptcy attorney Jesse R. Callahan, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes, documentary filmmaker Daniel Buckley, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Glenn Hamer... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Downtown a home for creative class

Downtown is creating a home for the creative class. Co-working spaces such as Gangplank, Connect, Xerocraft and Maker House are popping up across the city center, laying the groundwork for a high-tech hub in the heart of the city, helping to retain those educated young people that were so eager to flee Tucson a few years ago.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

Downtown heats up for weekend

As summer heat increases, so does downtown activity. Here’s a lineup of weekend events.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

Broadway In Tucson

Check out postmodern shades of Blue Man Group

There’s something funny about Blue Man Group – both funny ha-ha and funny peculiar. Created as performance art by Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman in New York City in 1987, their concept literally has taken on a life of its own. Yes, there’s plenty to laugh about and enjoy, but there’s also something deeper, something primal and surreal.... Read more»

Broadway In Tucson

Something 'Wicked-y' this way comes

It doesn’t seem like two years since “Wicked” was in Tucson last. Yet so much has changed. It’s a great feel-good show, a sterling example of contemporary theatre arts. But In the process, it has become a bit more corporate: reliable, but less edgy; consistently entertaining, but a little less magical. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why traditional democratic governance has become almost impossible

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington, D.C. contributor, leads off the show with an update from the capital. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker report. Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor.... Read more»

Invisible Theatre

Art and life meet in 'First Kisses'

Art imitates life in Invisible Theatre’s “First Kisses.” Playing the lifelong couple John and Mary in the play by Jay D. Hanagan are real-life couple Harold and Maedell Dixon. The results are sweet, though predictable, as we follow them from their first meeting as youngsters through the vicissitudes of a lifetime together.... Read more»

The Bastard (Theatre)

Christopher Johnson: Hedwig’s anger manager

Bastard (Theatre)‘s production is something of a reprise of Johnson’s wildly popular 2009 production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for Live Theatre Workshop’s late night Etcetera series.... Read more»

Arizona Repertory Theatre

UA offers a crazy little thing called 'Love Song'

“Love Song,” the latest University of Arizona theatre production, is one wacky work. The protagonist, Beane, is a soft-focus character and has only a passing relationship with reality. His sister, Joan, is a hard-edged career woman, who fires people for crying.... Read more»

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