MILLENNIUM THEATRE COMPANY. The Historic YWCA Theater. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Opening October 17 and continuing through November 2: The Assassination and Persecution Of Jean-Paul Marat, As Performed by the Inmates of The Asylum Of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis De Sade. Preview performances are 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, October 10 through 12. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Preview tickets are $10; regular performance tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors. A $5 "Millennium Madness" performance is scheduled for October 22. Audience members who attend either the October 17 or 31 performance in a French Revolution costume will be admitted free of charge. Call 882-7920 for reservations and information.
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ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. 546-9805. Opening October 10 and continuing through November 8: Pippi Longstocking. 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 nonprofit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
SCARY STORIES. Opening October 10 and continuing through October 18: Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Children's Theatre presents The Search for El Tejano's Gold: Cuentos de Miedo (Tales of Fear). Production features three stories of local folklore, with some of the Old Pueblo's very own ghosts! Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Randolph Center Auditorium. The Saturday, October 18, performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
SWEATLODGE TROUPE. Theatre Congress. 125 E. Congress St. Friday and Saturday only, October 10 and 11: The Sweatlodge Comedy Troupe presents Stay Home and Watch T.V., a satirical look at "the state of cable." Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6, $5 with a contribution for the Tucson Community Food Bank. Call 325-3715 for information.
THEATRE ARTS WORKSHOP. UA Directing Studio 116. New Drama Building, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Opening Thursday, October 9, and continuing through October 11: Wind of a Thousand Tales, a children's story of a no-nonsense girl who is taught the magic of make-believe via Mexican and European folk tales. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Performance is most appropriate for elementary school children. Admission is free, but tickets are required; they're available in advance at the UA Fine Arts box office. Call 621-1162 for information.
THE ACTORS' THEATRE. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. 751-6419. Continuing through October 19: Steel Magnolias. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $12, $8 for children. Call 751-6419 for tickets and information.
COMMUNITY TEEN THEATRE. Himmel Park Amphitheater. 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Continuing through October 11: Tucson Parks and Recreation Community Teen Theatre presents Medea. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, October 9 and 11. Performance is outdoors; lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for 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.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Continuing through October 19: The Rear Column, the story of five explorers trapped in Africa. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. Continuing through October 11: 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, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and $18. Call 882-9721 for tickets and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. 5671 E. Speedway. Arizona Youth Theatre seeks performers ages 4 through adult for their upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast. Auditions are from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14 and 15. There's a $1 audition fee. Call 546-9805 for 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.
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 more information.
THEATRE FOR RENT. Theatre Congress, 125 E. Congress St., is available for theatre, dance, and musical performances. The 50-seat black box theater 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. Explore dance and drama through mime, abstract imagery and poetry interpretation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 9. Workshops are $5, with group rates available. Call 546-9805 to reserve your place.
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