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Arizona Theatre Company

5 reasons to see ATC's latest hit, 'Fences'

“Fences” is one of the great plays of the American theatre, a beautifully written personal tale with mythic overtones of a black family’s struggles for happiness in Pittsburgh circa 1957. Here are five reasons for catching what may be one of the best dramatic presentations in Tucson this season.... Read more»1

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UA show 'this heart in my mouth is called home' explores experimental theatre

This weekend, Tucson audiences will have the opportunity to experience a unique form of experimental theatre at the University of Arizona, a collaborative work theatre entitled, "this heart in my mouth is called home." ... Read more»1

Broadway in Tucson

Leapin’ lizards! Limited-run 'Annie' worth effort to catch this weekend

Loosely based on "Little Orphan Annie," a Depression-era cartoon strip, the narrative of “Annie” is straightforward – plucky, red-headed orphan warms the heart of a billionaire industrialist. Along the way, she also inspires Franklin Delano Roosevelt, uplifts our hearts and adopts a dog. ... Read more»0

Arizona Repertory Theatre

Kooky 50-year-old 'Barefoot in the Park' shows its age

Neil Simon is usually easy money for a theatre troupe. But in the case of Arizona Repertory Theatre’s “Barefoot in the Park,” the world of the early 1960s feels more like an off-kilter alternate reality than a fond memory. If the pre-Beatles Camelot culture represented here is to be believed, were we really so vapid and narrow-minded?... Read more»0

Arizona Theatre Company

Irresistible 'Irving Berlin' — It's not about genius, it's about endurance

A one-man show, especially a jukebox musical focused on a single composer, has inherent limitations. “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” of course, has two key tools to overcome these challenges. The first is Berlin’s rich song catalog, featuring classics such as “Blue Skies,” “White Christmas” and “God Bless America.” The second is Hershey Felder himself. ... Read more»0

Live Theatre Workshop

Play puts one man’s life on the line

Actor/playwright Bill Epstein's autobiographical “My Life In Sports” takes an unusually frank look at domestic bliss and disaster. Catch it if you can — the short run opened last weekend and closes with matinee and evening performances on Saturday. ... Read more»0

Pima Writers' Workshop kicks off Thursday

Whether you’re a tyro (and if you have to look it up, you are) or a pro, the 27th annual Pima Writers Workshop has something to offer you. The weekend program begins Thursday night with an informal “Meet the Authors” get-together.... Read more»0

Multinational Celtic band RUNA makes Tucson debut

RUNA, one of the hottest young bands in Celtic music, will make its Tucson debut at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Friday. Their performances feature a kaleidoscope of instruments by the multi-talented musicians, as well as intricate Irish step-dancing.... Read more»0

Arizona Repertory Theatre

UA’s 'A Little Night Music' lightens up the evening

The UA’s “A Little Night Music” should satisfy stalwart Steven Sondheim fans, who can be highly opinionated about his works. It is also a serviceable introduction for anyone not already familiar with America’s greatest living musical theatre composer.... Read more»0

Al Di Meola: A return to the forever elegant gypsy

The seminal jazz fusion guitarist reclaims the thundering music of his youth: “I feel like a rock 'n' roll guy! When we started out, there were three pioneering bands of that whole era and I was one the guys that emerged.” Di Meola will perform Tuesday at the Fox Theatre.... Read more»0

Tucson Jazz Festival

J.D. Souther jazzes it up with Billy Childs

At first glance, '70s singer/songwriter J.D. Souther might seem an odd choice to play a jazz festival. But the secret ingredient in Saturday's gig will be world-class jazz pianist Billy Childs and a sextet setting. ... Read more»0

Tucson Jazz Festival

All that jazz about to hit Downtown

A free concert on Martin Luther King Day will be one highlight of the inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival. The 12-day event will cover a wide range of the jazz spectrum and also showcase local jazz artists. Featured performers include Burt Bacharach, Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper and Joey DeFrancesco. ... Read more»0

Classical music flowers at Desert Song Festival

The third annual event features collaboration by local groups with national guest artists in a celebration of opera & art song, including concerts by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, UA Presents, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson Guitar Society and the UA School of Music.... Read more»0

Rogue proclaims, 'Let England shake, rattle and roll'

Rogue Theatre’s latest, "Jerusalem," focuses on Johnny “Rooster” Byron, a hard-drinking, profane but lovable ne’er-do-well and lady’s man. Rooster’s main redeeming quality is his drug dealing, reviled by proper town folk, but also quietly relied upon by the villagers. Inspired by William Blake and a life-loving Gypsy, the play explores life in the vanishing wilds of Britain.... Read more»0

PCC Center for the Arts

Pima offers free performance of Vietnam War tribute for vets

Based on true stories, “A Piece of My Heart” by playwright Shirley Lauro, follows six women serving in the chaos of combat. Veterans are invited to attend a free special performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, before the show’s official opening night.... Read more»0

Arizona Theatre Company

'Wait Until Dark' redone in gnarly noir

Years of police procedural TV shows have enlightened audiences to the ways of criminals, evidence and investigation. As a result, “Wait Until Dark” — about a blind woman in a cat-and-mouse struggle with ne’er-do-well — today requires ever larger doses of willing suspension of disbelief to make sense.... Read more»0

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