UPSTAIRS THEATER COMPANY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 792-8480. Opening October 23 and continuing through November 9: Closet Land, by Rahada Bharadwaj, produced in association with Amnesty International's Western Regional Conference Meeting. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 general, $6 students. Call 791-2263 for information, or log on to www.pfu.net/upstairs.
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ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Opening October 22 and continuing through November 2: The School for Husbands and The Imaginary Cuckold, classic comedies by Molière. Preview performances are 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 20. Performances are 7:30 p.m. October 22 through 25, and October 28 through November 1, with matinee performances at 1:30 p.m. October 26, November 1 and 2. Preview tickets are $7. Regular performance tickets are $14, $12 for UA employees/seniors, and $9 students. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for tickets and information.
MILLENNIUM THEATRE COMPANY. 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. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. 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.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. 546-9805. 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 non-profit organizations. Call 546-9805 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.
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.
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.
SCARY STORIES. 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! Final performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at the El Rio Neighborhood Center. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. Dance Infusion. 3154 N. First Ave. Seeking male and female singers, ages 20 to 35, and dancers with jazz or tap backgrounds, for upcoming original musical. Auditions are at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 18. Production slated for February. Please bring a head-shot and résumé if available. Call Dennis at 881-4061 for information.
PANORAMIC PRODUCTIONS. Panoramic Productions, Inc., a new nonprofit performing and presenting arts company, seeks individuals to voluntarily serve as board members and officers, directors, staging, lighting, sound technicians, and actors. Everyone will be considered regardless of age, race, color, gender, or sexual orientation. Call Rohno Geppert at 293-5397 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.
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