THEATREOpening This Week
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Opening September
11 and continuing through October 11: Play It Again Sam,
Woody Allen's romantic comedy. Performances are at 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
QUINTESSENTIAL PRODUCTIONS. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Opening September
11 and continuing through September 27: No Exit, Jean-Paul
Sartre's dark fantasy/morality play. Preview performance
is at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 10; regular performances continue
at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Call
TCC MUSIC HALL. 260 S. Church Ave. 791-4266. September
10 through September 13 only: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, presented by the Theatre League; music by Andrew
Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, and starring David Osmond and
the Osmond Second Generation with Jodi Benson. Performances are
at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Marroney Theatre, south end
of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing
through September 20: I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick.
Performances are at
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. Continuing through September 19: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Performance is appropriate for audiences ages 4 to adult. Tickets are $6, $4 for children, with complimentary tickets available to nonprofit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
UA PRESENTS. UA Centennial Hall. 1020 E. University Blvd. September 26 and 27 only: Big, a national touring company production of the light-hearted, 1996 Broadway musical, based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks. Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, September 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, September 27. Tickets range from $26 to $38, half-price for children 18 and under and all students with ID. Call the Centennial Hall Box Office at 621-3341 for tickets and information.
Out Of Town
BISBEE REPERTORY THEATRE. 94 Main St., Bisbee. Continuing: The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee, and This Property Is Condemned, by Tennessee Williams. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 o'clock matinee on September 27, and a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 20. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door. The Lobby Gallery will feature color photographs by Sandy Upson. The Higher Choir performs from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Call 1-520-432-3786 for reservations and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. P.O.E. productions announces auditions for its upcoming independent feature film, Wormwood. Males and females ages 18 to 70 are needed for 35 speaking roles. Casting continues throughout September. Rehearsals and filming are in October and November. Audition appointments are required. Call P.O.E. productions at 218-2600 for information and appointments.
AUDITION NOTICE. Quintessential Productions announces open auditions for J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, directed by Gail L. Warren. Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 13, at The Quintessential Stage, 118 S. Fifth Ave. Roles are available for three men and two women. Actors are asked to bring a current photo and résumé, if available. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Call 798-0708 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Third St. Ensemble Company, an off-shoot of Third St. Kids, is looking for performers between the ages of 10 and 21. Call 622-4100 for information and appointment times.
AUDITION NOTICE. Weird Science Theatre Works announces auditions for their Halloween production: Dr. Chimera's Lemon-Fresh Laboratory of Horror. Adults and children ages 6 and up are needed for this creepy comedy. Auditions are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 12, at the Red Barn Theater, 948 N. Main Ave. Call Jeannette at 622-7856 for information or an alternative audition time.
CALL FOR ACTORS. Old Tucson Studios is auditioning new
dancers and stuntwomen. Apply in person between
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS. A local videomaker is looking for women who like long hair on men for interview for a documentary on men with long hair. Call Patrick at PlayHard Productions, 240-8734, for information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Desert Players Theater of Tucson is holding a nationwide one-act play-writing festival. Submissions should be original one-acts that deal with the change of the millennium. The top-three will be performed by Desert Players Theater during the 1999 season. Submissions must be received by December 31, 1998, with a cover letter about the playwright, including address and phone number. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for the script's return. Send to: Desert Players Theatre, Attn: Artistic Director, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85737-3264. Details are available online at http://www.drmemory.w1.com/html. Call (520)579-3201 for more information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Press 101, 101 W. Fifth St., is opening a selection of exhibition spaces in the four-plex public art forum, entitled Notes, Vistas, Darkrooms, and Open Spaces. Performance, music, photography, and all other acts may call for information. Opening date and submission deadline are Thursday, October 1. Local artists interested in participating in exhibition or a live, multi-media installation at the 7 Black Cats storefront bar on Congress Street may contact Michael at 884-0278; or drop letters of interest to 7 Black Cats, 260 E. Congress St. Opening date and submission deadline are Friday, September 11.
DIRECTORS WANTED. Desert Players is preparing its 1999-2000 season, and is accepting proposals from prospective directors. Interested parties should send a personal résumé with a project script and estimated budget to Desert Players Theatre, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85733. Call Robert Ulsrud at 733-0733 for information.
GRAND OPENING. Coming To, an alternative recovery theatre, opens with a performance and dessert reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, in the Tucson High Magnet School Auditorium, 400 N. Second Ave. See this week's City Week calendar for more information.
HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Productions include Sartre's No Exit, Priestly's An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Odet's The Country Girl. Call 798-0708 for more information.
SCRIPT MEETINGS. Professional and aspiring writers for the stage, screen, radio, and other performance media are invited to join Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new scripts by Arizona authors. OPP meets for readings and critiques at 7 p.m. each Monday in the Rehearsal Hall of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 615-8980 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 884-8210 for more information.
TEMPLE TOURS. See the Alice Holsclaw and Cabaret theaters and all the behind-the-scenes areas with free guided tours at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, starting in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Reservations are not required, but calling ahead to confirm tour availability is suggested. Call 884-8210 for information.
TUCSON SCREEN WRITERS GROUP. Group meets monthly for all those interested in writing for film and television. Members meet to share information and resources, and read from works in progress. Call 323-1602 for information.
SEASON OPEN HOUSE. UApresents launches its 1998-'99 season with a free open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 13, at Centennial Hall, on the UA campus. Call the Centennial Hall box office at 621-3341 for information and tickets.
WORKSHOP SERIES. Bloodhut Productions offers a workshop on the techniques used to create their original theatrical productions from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12. Cost is $12 per session. Call 795-2502 for reservations and information.
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