THEATREOpening This Week
ARIZONA THEATRE CO. 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823. Opening October 24 and continuing through November 8: Athol Fugard's Valley Song. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday. Audio-described performances are October 26 and 29, with an ASL-interpreted performance November 5. Post-performance discussions meet October 28, 29 and November 5. Tickets range from $18.50 to $27.50 for evening and weekend matinee performances, available at ATC and Dillard's box offices. For reservations, call 622-2823. Call 884-4877 for show times and information only.
CATS. TCC Music Hall. 260 S. Church Ave. October 24 through 26 only: Cats, the Broadway musical. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with additional 2 o'clock weekend matinees. Tickets range from $30.50 to $38.50. Call 791-4266 for tickets and information.
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. A warning to sensitive viewers: Closet Land contains scenes of simulated torture and abuse. 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.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through November 2: The School for Husbands and The Imaginary Cuckold, classic comedies by Molière. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through November 1, with matinee performances at 1:30 p.m. October 26, November 1 and 2. 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.
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.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Continuing through November 23: The Last Griffin. This is the first in a series of original plays for children. Performances are at 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information.
MILLENNIUM THEATRE COMPANY. Historic YWCA Theater. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 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. Audience members who attend the October 31 performance in a French Revolution costume will be admitted free of charge. Call 882-7920 for reservations and information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. 5317 E. Speedway. Live Theatre Workshop seeks seven men and six women, from late teens to 60-somethings, for their upcoming production of Murder at the Vicarage. Auditions are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 26. Actors are asked to bring a photo and résumé. Call 327-4242 for information.
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT. 149 N. Stone Ave. The Arizona Rose Theatre Company seeks actors and actresses for two upcoming December productions: a female with a strong singing voice, mid-20s to mid-30s, for Holly Jolly Follies; and a comedic actress age 18 to 30, a singer/actress in age 30 to 40, and a baritone actor age 30 to 40 for Tombstone, The Musical. Auditions are 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26. Actors will also be auditioned for the spring production of Robin Hood. Call 888-0509 for information.
HISPANIC PLAYWRITING CONTEST. The Arizona Theatre Company, in association with Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, announces the fourth annual National Hispanic Playwriting Contest. Unpublished full-length and one-act plays will be accepted; and scripts having received workshops and readings are also eligible. Contest is open to all Hispanic playwrights currently residing in the United States or Mexico. Submission deadline is December 1. Call ATC at 884-8210 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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