Trick Play

Trick Play

Tilly the Trickster, a family-friendly show, written by Jeremy Dobrish with music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola and based on the children’s book written by actress and comedian of SNL fame, Molly Shannon, is running now at Live Theatre Workshop, just in time for the holiday season.

A Cabaret for today

The world of Cabaret, Arizona Theatre Company’s next production, is centered at a nightclub called the Kit Kat, where a character called the Emcee oversees a world of decadence, bawdiness and reckless abandon.

Awkward Dance

The last night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry, takes place in 1939 in the Atlanta home of an assimilated Jewish family whose social-climbing matriarch, Boo (Eavan Clare Brunswick), directly rejects their heritage. Arizona Repertory Theatre’s production of Ballyhoo, while witty and sometimes charming, lays victim to a script filled with sappy sentimentality and conflict with no payoff.

A haunting comedy

The Rogue Theatre’s production of Blithe Spirit is, in the words of the play itself, “a jolly time with Elvira.” Noël Coward’s play, directed here by Joseph McGrath, is at turns cheeky and biting, even occasionally caustic, but always a great deal of fun. 

Gender Bender

TransFormations is framed as a trans support group. Whether they know it or not, the audience is full of new group members with varying levels of knowledge on this subject.

Spy vs. wry

With sculpted eyebrows,a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”

Vive la Sisterhood

 The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, produced by Something Something Theatre, is a compelling story about the French revolution and sisterhood. They had me all up in my feelings. 

Performance Anxiety

Show People, by Paul Weitz, is a love letter to theatre. Or possibly hate mail. Live Theatre Workshop’s production dives whole-heartedly into the play.

You Must Remember This

The Historic Y's latest play "Identity Crisis" looks at mental health .

All Over the Map

TMA’s Travelogue traces the intersection of art and tourism in countries around the world


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Things to Do on Wednesday, Dec. 4

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Staff Pick Events

  • Tour the UA Tree-Ring Research Lab @ The UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

    • 1 going/interested
  • Art Walk Sundays @ Madaras Gallery

    • Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free
    • 1 going/interested
  • Arizona State Museum’s Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest @ Arizona State Museum

    • Ongoing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for all adults. Students and youth under 17 years old are free
    • 4 going/interested

Popular Events

  • Holiday Watercolor Workshop with Cactus Cloud Art @ Creative Kind Shop

    • Thu., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. 40
  • Hand Lettered Ornament Workshop with Selah and Bloom @ Creative Kind Shop

    • Sat., Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. $45
  • What I Love About Tucson and Postmark, San Diego @ Postal History Foundation

    • Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28 Free

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  • A Cabaret for today

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    • Nov 28, 2019
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