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Madison Micucci and Brandon Espinoza in ATC’s 'Cabaret.'

The holiday-season production of "Cabaret" by Arizona Theatre Company, which opened last weekend is a highly professional, glitzily entertaining revival of a very important American musical that is also the best live-theatre bargain in town this year. Read more» 1

Holly Griffith, Cynthia Meier and Ryan Parker Knox in the Rogue Theatre production of 'Blithe Spirit.'

Playfully charming, hauntingly erotic, mercurially witty, beguilingly theatrical, Holly Griffith's wonderful performance as Elvira highlights Rogue Theatre's graceful production of "Blithe Spirit," Noel Coward's comic masterpiece, which opened here last weekend. Read more»

Caption: (from left) Karl Haas (Marshall), Cynthia Jeffrey (Regina), Dave Davidson (Oscar), David Alexander Johnston (Ben), and Damian Garcia (Leo) in Winding Road’s 'The Little Foxes.'

Winding Road's presentation of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" (which closes this weekend) is a well-directed, well-cast, well-acted production of a classic American play which, to my knowledge, has not been performed in Tucson this century (and probably for a lot longer). Read more»

Cole Potwardowski as Al, Matt Bowdren as Tom, David Greenwood as Pa and Aaron Shand as Noah

The Rogue is the only theatre company in Tucson — and, I would guess, one of the few in the country — with the aesthetic sensibility, technical proficiency, resident ensemble and dramatic chops to undertake an earnest production the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. Read more»

Claire Mannle in 'The Yellow Wallpaper.'

Two intelligently conceived and professionally mounted one-act plays mark the opening of a new theatre company here in Tucson: the Scoundrel and Scamp. One is a truly dramatic monologue, the other a weird and compelling piece of theatre. Read more»

Blair Baker and David Mason in Arizona Theatre Company’s 'Chapter Two.'

“Chapter Two” is not, to my mind, among the best of Neil Simon's plays, but it deserves a better realization than this, especially from an accomplished regional theatre with so many resources and from a director so intimately connected to the play and the playwright. Read more»

The last show of David Ira Goldstein's 25-year run with Arizona Theatre Company and a briskly staged and solidly acted work that had its first-ever staging in Tucson last week — is, as the Brits say, too clever by half and a rather slight thing at that. Read more»

The cast of Winding Road’s 'The Language Archive': clockwise from left, Peg Peterson (Alta), Leslie Miller (Mary), Gabriel Nagy (George), Seonaid Barngrover (Emma), and Roger Owen (Resten).

A nicely designed production of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" has opened for a four-week run, staged by Winding Road Theater. This play about a professor's desperate attempts to preserve dying languages and his own expiring marriage features some terrific acting and a marvelous original score. Read more»

Lady Olivia (Vinessa Vidotto) is in love with 'Cesario'/Viola (Tyler Reaser), but doesn’t realize Cesario is really a woman. Viola is in love with Duke Orsino (Colt Watkiss) & Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia in this timeless production of Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night' at UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre.

A beautifully mounted, intelligently directed, energetically acted production of "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's beloved social and romantic comedy of mistaken identities and gender-bending, has opened for a three-week run at Arizona Repertory Theatre. Not as "goth" as it's billed, the show is nonetheless smart and vigorous. Read more»

Gino Cocchi (Billy), Rhonda Hallquist (Kate), and Carlisle Ellis (Eileen).

An earnestly entertaining and professionally judicious production of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" has opened a six-week run at Live Theatre Workshop. Read more»

Rogue is the only theater in Tucson with the intellectual, creative, and financial resources — a talented, experienced team of producers, designers, and ensemble actors, and a well-heeled, educated, audience — needed to present and receive this wonderfully sumptuous production. Read more»

Roadrunner is a small, rather accomplished East Side theatre company in the middle of its second season, and, I am confident, a rising force in Tucson's theater community. "Becky's New Car" may not be their best effort, but it's good work, and worth seeing. Read more»

Eric Polani Jensen in Arizona Theatre Company’s 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

If you need a break from "The Nutcracker" and "The Messiah" and you want to come in from the Winterhaven cold and not sit behind a horse, ATC's "Fiddler on the Roof" is the show and the theater company and the cultural enterprise you should be supporting this Christmas season. Read more»