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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»

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»

ATC's artistic director Sean Daniels.

Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director Sean Daniels is leaving in the spring to become the associate director of Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. Read more»

Director Abigail Grubb with performers Angelika Anastasio, Espi Rivadeneira, and Laura Padilla on stage, rehearsing a reading of 'La Egoista.'

After applying for multiple years, Erlina Ortiz has won Arizona Theatre Company's 2022 National Latine Playwrights Award with her comedy "La Egoista." Read more»

A cast and crew of local students is brewing up two evenings full of snarky dialogue and riveting plot lines set for Friday and Saturday, when "Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition" hits the ATC stage. Read more»

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

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»

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»

David Alan Andersen knocks it out of the park as the star of ATC's 'Fences,' with Kim Staunton, Terry Bellamy, James T. Alfred, and Marcus Naylor.

“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

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at Arizona Theatre Company

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»

Roat (Ted Koch) stalks Susan (Brooke Parks) in ATC's 'Wait Until Dark.'

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»

Gillian Williams as Vanda gets a leg up on Thomas (Michael Tisdale) in 'Venus in Fur' at ATC

“Venus in Fur” is a 2010 play by David Ives, loosely based on the 1870 erotic novella by Leopold Van Sacher-Masoch. It uses the metaphor of the theatre to explore and subvert the authentically dominant and submissive roles of director and actor into a dynamic, erotically charged relationship. Self-aware, comedic and ironic, the play is less about sex and more about the stickier aspects of power. Read more» 1

Dane Stokinger as Sonny and Jessica Skerritt as Kira on Pegasus in Xanadu

The musical production plays off the cult following which bad movies of a certain earnestness, like “Xanadu,” can attain. It features hits by both Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, roughly paralleling the movie while making fun of its preposterousness, and skating dangerously close to unfettered nostalgia for the disco era. Read more»

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