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ATC's first season under new artistic director Matt August will feature plays with "funny, emotional and exciting stories," he said. Read more»

A drag artist performs on the stage at Phoenix Pride Festival 2011.

Drag artists who perform in front of children would be forced to register as sex offenders and face a minimum of 10 years in prison, under the latest measure Arizona Republican lawmakers have advanced in their vendetta against drag performers. Read more»

A man holds up a sign questioning if religious uniforms fall under the same definition as the clothing drag performers wear in Phoenix during a protest of anti-drag bills on Jan. 22, 2023. The definitions included in the bills, which seek to target drag performers who often use clothing perceived as belonging to the opposite sex, have been criticized as being too broad.

Concerns that a proposal seeking to restrict drag shows could lead to the criminalization of transgender Arizonans were ignored by Republican lawmakers on Thursday, who defended their approval of the bill by equating drag with pedophilia and calling it “evil” that must be stamped out. Read more»

Unscrewed Theater celebrates nine years with a weekend celebration.

Unscrewed Theater, a nonprofit volunteer-led group dedicated to improv comedy in Tucson, is celebrating nine years of laughter from performers and audiences at their East Speedway home with shows this weekend. Read more»

The 11th Tucson Fringe is back with 18 events running from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 22. The options will be one live event via Zoom, two free pre-recorded shows available to watch on the Tucson Fringe YouTube channel and 15 live events. Read more»

It’s unlikely that SB1026 or the other proposals targeting drag performances will make it past Gov. Katie Hobbs, who in the past has denounced anti-LGBTQ laws and has vowed to only approve legislation that earns bipartisan support.

Arizona Republican legislators have turned their ire on drag performances in the ongoing culture wars against the LGBTQ community, proposing several new laws that would severely limit where and how often they can take place.  Read more»

The holidays are upon us and Tucson offers up a veritable cornucopia of festive events to help you enjoy the season: Read more»

Cast of 'Ariadne auf Naxos' on stage.

Join a wealthy man for an after-dinner show in his home in Vienna in an "opera within an opera." Arizona Opera's production of Richard Strauss's "Ariadne auf Naxos" is sure to keep the audience in stitches this weekend. Read more»

Historic Old Tucson, which was shut down by COVID-19 in 2020, reopened in October under new management. Old Tucson began in 1939, when Columbia Pictures leased land from Pima County and built more than 50 buildings to depict Tucson in the 1860s for the film 'Arizona,' released in 1940.

Old Tucson - decimated by a fire in April 1995 that claimed nearly half the set’s buildings and then shut down by COVID-19 in 2020 - reopened in October under new management, just in time for the holiday season. Read more»

Matt August will serve as the new artistic director for the Arizona Theatre Company.

The new artistic director for Arizona Theatre Company is "on a cloud" about taking on his new role with the new year. Matt August will replace Sean Daniels next year. Read more»

Seth Tucker and Emily Mohney rehearse together.

Beloved Jane Austen characters gather to celebrate Christmas in family and joy - but not everything ever goes to plan with the Bennet sisters and Fitzwilliam Darcy. "The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley" is the second play in the Arizona Theatre Company's 2022-2023 season. Read more»

Tucson's All Souls Procession is back for its 33rd year.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on the West Side of town this weekend to take part in a beloved Tucson tradition — the annual All Souls Procession. Read more»

Actress/activist and traditional medicine expert Sacheen Littlefeather received a public apology in person at 'An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather,' at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 17, 2022, shown here, for the treatment she received after refusing an Oscar on behalf of actor Marlon Brando in 1973 in protest of the way Native people were treated in the film industry. She died Oct. 2, 2022, just two weeks later, of metastasized breast cancer.

Actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather — whose calm protest to the world at the Academy Awards nearly 50 years ago put an enduring spotlight on the treatment of Indigenous people in the film industry — died Sunday, Oct. 2, at her home in California at age 75. Read more»

Max Alexander-Taylor stars as Ben in 'The Lion.'

A sparse stage and even sparser cast — one man and five guitars —greet the audience of Arizona Theatre Company's production of "The Lion." The musical includes moments that tug at the heart, comic interludes, and what one of the directors says are scenes that have caused shocked viewers to "pass out or vomit." Read more»

Playwright Milta Ortiz directs student-created play 'Ballet & Bagels.'

Pima Theatre's 2022-23 season will open with an original play written by PCC theatre students: "Ballet & Bagels." Read more»

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