ARIZONA THEATRE CO. 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823. Opening September 19 and continuing through October 4: Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Preview performances are at 8 p.m. September 13; 7 p.m. September 14; and 7:30 p.m. September 16 through 18. Regular performances run Tuesday through Sunday. Audio-described performances are September 21 and 24, with an ASL-interpreted performance on September 30. Post-performance discussions are September 23, 24, and October 1. Tickets range from $18.50 to $27.50 for evening and weekend matinee performances, available at ATC and Dillard's box offices. For reservations, call 622-2823. Call 884-4877 for show times and information only.
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VICTORY PRODUCTIONS. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. Opening Thursday, September 11, and continuing through September 14: West Side Story. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and children. Call the TCC box office at 791-4266 for tickets and information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through September 21: Arsenic and Old Lace. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $14, $12 for UA employees/seniors, and $9 students. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for tickets and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. 546-9805. Continuing through October 4: Jungle Book. 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.
DESERT PLAYERS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through September 14: Steel Magnolias. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., with select weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8, $7 for seniors, students and active military. Call 579-3206 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through November 1: The Sheik, a romantic fantasy. Performances are at 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.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. Continuing through September 28: Always...Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Regular performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and $18. After the September 17 performance, IT hosts a free production seminar with Jim Griffith, curator of the Southwest Folklore Center at the UA Library. Call 882-9721 for tickets and informaiton.
DESERT PLAYERS. Tucson Center for Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through September 14: Steel Magnolias. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $7 for seniors/students/military. Call 733-0733 or 579-3206, for tickets and information.
ACTING WORKSHOP. AFTRA/SAG sponsors the first in the ongoing workshop series, Making the Camera Your Friend. Featured speaker is Holly Hire, a long time Tucson casting director with numerous credits in the television and film industry. Workshop runs from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, September 13, at 4732 N. Oracle Road. Cost is $10. Current AFTRA/SAG members only. Call 795-6154 for 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 on 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. After the performance, a buffet dinner will be served by B&B Café, with dancing under the stars to follow. Tickets are $150, with corporate tables also available. Call ATC at 884-8210 for tickets and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Seeking male and female actors, singers, dancers, and musicians for an original rock musical. Production slated for January 1998. Call 881-4061 for information.
BLOODHUT WORKSHOPS. Bloodhut presents a fall and winter workshop series from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sundays. Guest facilitators and Bloodhut members will lead this workshop series utilizing the techniques Bloodhut uses in their shows. Cost is $60, or $15 per workshop. Men and women are encouraged to attend. Call 795-2502 for registration and 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.
THEATRE WORKSHOPS. Arizona Youth Theater. 5671 E. Speedway. Adults and children ages 7 and up are invited to learn more about the different aspects of the stage and screen with the Arizona Youth Theater workshop series. Learn more about ballet, modern, and jazz dancing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 18. This exciting dance class will focus on the promotion of self-esteem and awareness of movement. Workshops are $5, with group rates available. Call 546-9805 to reserve your place.
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