Opening This Week
BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Black Box Theater. 2202 W. Anklam Road. 884-6986. Opening August 22 and continuing through September 7: The Waiting Room, a critical look at the way different cultures eroticize women's bodies. Preview performance is at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 o'clock Sunday matinees. There will be no evening performance August 24. Opening night tickets are $15, which includes post-performance reception. Regular performance tickets range from $6 to $12, available at Antigone Books, the Borderlands Theater office, Yoly's Music Shop, and the PCC West Campus cashier. Call 882-7406 for tickets and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Opening August 22 and continuing through November 1: The Sheik, a romantic fantasy. Preview performance is 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 for seniors/students/active military, and $6 for children. Reservations are required. Call 886-9428 for information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. 546-9805. Continuing through August 23: Pinocchio. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Production is most appropriate for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children, with free tickets available to non-profit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
RED HOUSE THEATER PROJECT. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 792-8480. Continuing through August 23: Polonius Waits..., a look at Shakespeare's Hamlet through the eyes of Polonius, Lord Chamberlain to the King. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Advance tickets are $7, $10 at the door, with group rates available. Call 321-1066 for tickets and information.
ATC GALA CELEBRATION. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. The Arizona Theatre Company celebrates its 31st season with its annual Gala Celebration Saturday, September 20. ATC honors Sally and Clague Van Slyke for their continued dedication to the Arizona Theatre Company, in addition to celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Temple of Music and Art. The evening begins with a wine reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the opening night performance of the Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit. A post-performance buffet dinner will be served by B&B Café, with dancing under the stars to follow. Tickets are $150, and corporate tables are available. Call 884-8210 for tickets and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Dance Theater is looking for dancers--professional, student and aspiring youngsters--for upcoming productions including A Christmas Carol, and The New Nutcracker Fantasy. Auditions for four levels will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Dance Visions, 3843 N. Oracle Road. Schedule is as follows: 12:30 to 1 p.m. for pre-ballet, ages 3 to 6; 1 to 1:45 p.m. for beginning dancers of all ages; 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. for intermediate--no pointe, dancers with a minimum of four years classical ballet training; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for advanced dancers, pointe optional. For information, call 690-7260.
AUDITION NOTICE. Seeking male and female actors, singers, dancers, and musicians for an original rock musical. Production is slated for January 1998. Call 881-4061 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The critically acclaimed performance group Bloodhut announces auditions for its next original project, Only Skin Deep. Bloodhut seeks diverse voices of women who write and/or writers who perform. Women of color are especially encouraged to participate. Auditions will be in September. An original written piece will be required, as well as participation in improvisations and short-timed writings. Call 795-0010 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 884-8210 for more information.
THEATRE FOR RENT. Theatre Congress, 125 E. Congress St., is available for theatre, dance, and musical performances. The 50 seat black box theatre is also a great place for meetings and classes. Call 791-2263 for information.
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