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It took more than 30 years, but the Fox Tucson Theatre's revitalization was worth the long wait.

Tucson's premier vaudeville and movie palace opened in 1930. The luxurious building near the corner of Stone Avenue and Congress Street was a cultural hub of the city from its opening night until it closed in 1974.

The theater was threatened with demolition, but in 1999, the nonprofit Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation stepped up and bought the theater, intending to restore, renovate and reopen the downtown gem, which is most famous locally for hosting the Mickey Mouse Club.

On Dec. 31, 2005, the nearly 30,000-square-foot art-deco venue finally reopened after a reconstruction effort that included an eagle’s eye for authentic detail—down to using the exact same seat fabric the Fox originally opened with.

Despite outcries about the millions of dollars the city pumped into renovation of the building, the theater today hosts concerts, dance performances, fundraisers, weddings and just about anything else you can imagine. It’s worth a walk-through even if nothing is happening.

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    Randy Rainbow

    Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $41.50 - $87.50


    Randy Rainbow is an Emmy nominated American comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist best known for his popular series on YouTube, The Randy Rainbow Show. 520-547-3040

    Flor De Toloache & Villalobos Brothers

    Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $19.50 -$34.50


    Flor de Toloache continues to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. 520-547-3040

    Flor De Toloache & Villalobos Brothers

    Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy Tickets$19.50 - $34.50


    Flor de Toloache continues to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. 624-1515

    Ryanhood

    Sat., Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m.


    “The duo’s rock roots are evident in their high-energy performances, but their music taps into contemporary folk and pop too, showcasing tight vocal harmonies as much as instrumental interplay.” 520-547-3040

    Mercury: A Celebration of Freddie Mercury’s Life and Music

    Sun., Dec. 1, 7-9 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $24-$54


    The music is “Queen” however “Mercury” is a story about Freddie’s life. It’s intimate, personal and operatic. 520-547-3040

    Kip Moore

    Thu., Dec. 5, 8-10 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $34.50 -$64.50


    Kip Moore’s highly-successful acoustic tour was sparked by his recently released ROOM TO SPARE: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS EP. 520-547-3040

    An Irish Christmas

    Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $30-$47


    Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. 520-547-3040

    Asleep at the Wheel · Merry Texas Christmas Y’all

    Tue., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $29.50-$59.50


    Asleep at the Wheel returns to Tucson with their recent holiday themed concert series "Merry Christmas Y'all". 520-547-3040

    Jesus Christ Superstar with Stars Ted Neeley & Yvonne Elliman

    Wed., Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $19.50-$24.50


    Get ready to “Sing-A-Long” this holiday season with a completely restored print of Universal Picture’s 1973 classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” with stars Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman both in person. 520-547-3040

    Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

    Fri., Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Buy TicketsTickets range from $19.50-$37.50


    Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. 520-547-3040

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