THEATREOpening This Week
ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE COMPANY. Berger Performing Arts Center. 1200 W. Speedway. 770-3690. December 11 through 13 only: Another Magical Christmas. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at Wherehouse Music, or by calling Ticket Master at 321-1000.
CATALINA FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL. 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. CFHS presents the fourth-annual Original Play Writing Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Tickets are $3 adults, $2 for seniors, children under 12 and CFHS students with an activity card. For reservations and information, call 577-5099, ext. 6000.
COMMUNITY THEATRE PROGRAM. Randolph Recreation Center Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Opening December 10 and continuing through December 20: Bell, Book and Candle. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2 o'clock matinees on December 13 and 20. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Opening December 11 and continuing through December 12: Captain Cooney's Christmas. Show time is 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Saguaro Christian Infant/Toddler Center. Tickets are available at the Saguaro Christian Church, 8302 E. Broadway Blvd. Call 296-5901 for information.
BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through December 30: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Play dates are December 12 through 13, 19, 21,24, and 26 through 30. Show time is 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, children and students are $5. Call 886-0860 for tickets and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428. Continuing
through Saturday, January 2: Give My Regards to Santa, or The
Snow Must Go On!, a new old-fashioned holiday musical. Show
times are 6 and
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. West Campus. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Continuing through December 30: A Tucson Pastorela. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $7 to $12, $4 for children under age 12. Tickets are available at the Borderlands Theater Office, 240 N. Stone Ave.; Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.; and the CFA Box Office. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.
QUINTESSENTIAL PRODUCTIONS. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Continuing through December 20: The Taming of the Shrew. Show dates are December 11 through 13, and December 18 through 20. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors 60 and over, students, and military with ID. Group discounts are available. Call 798-0708 for tickets and information.
COMMUNITY TEEN THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through December 13: A Christmas Carol, by the Tucson Parks and Recreation teen theatre troupe. Show time is 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. December 12 and 13. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Itch Productions is seeking seven men and four women for their March production of The Wild Party. Auditions are at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, in the Meeting Wing of the Main Public Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Actors should bring a two-minute prepared monologue. Call 748-0291 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Quintessential Productions is holding open auditions for the January/February production of George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, December 13 and 14. Bring current photo and résumé to The Quintessential Stage, 118 S. Fifth Ave. 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.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Desert Players Theater of Tucson is holding a national, one-act play writing festival. Submissions should be original one-acts dealing with the change of the millennium. The top three submissions will be performed by Desert Players Theater during the 1999 season. Include a cover letter about the playwright, address and phone number. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for the script's return. The first 100 scripts received will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1998. Send to: Desert Players Theatre, Attn.: Artistic Director, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85737-3264. Details are available on-line at http://www.drmemory.w1.com/html. Call (520) 579-3201 for more information.
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.
HELP WANTED. Venus Rising Productions seeks a female crew for a project on video through Access Tucson. Experienced volunteers in camera, edit, and public relations are needed immediately. Call Peach Oneill at 792-6461 for 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 SCREENWRITERS GROUP. Group meets monthly, for 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.
WORKSHOP SERIES. Bloodhut holds workshops to teach the techniques of creating original theatrical productions from 10 a.m. to noon once a month on Saturday. Cost is $15 per workshop. Call 577-9182 for information.
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