THEATREOpening This Week
COMMUNITY TEEN THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Opening December 8 and continuing through December 13: A Christmas Carol, by the Tucson Parks and Recreation teen theatre troupe. Show time is 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. December 12 and 13. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Playing December 4 and 5 only: Amahl and the Night Visitors. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $1 for pre-school children. Call 206-6988 for information.
THIRD ST. KIDS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. December 4 through 6 only: The Phantom Tollbooth. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $5 for children. Call 622-4100 for reservations.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway Blvd. Continuing through December 19: Peter Rabbit. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Performance is appropriate for audiences age 4 to adult. Tickets are $6, $4 for children, with complimentary tickets available to nonprofit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428. Continuing
through Saturday, January 2: Give My Regards to Santa, or The
Snow Must Go On!, a new old-fashioned holiday musical. Show
times are 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8:30 p.m. Friday;
3, 7, and
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. Marroney Theatre. UA Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-1162. Continuing through December 6: Cabaret. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $19, $17 for seniors and UA employees, $13 for students.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. Continuing through December 6: The Batting Cage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 Tuesday through Thursday, and $17.50 Friday through Sunday. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. 327-4242. Continuing through December 5: Of Mice and Men. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, with a $1 discount for seniors and students. Continuing through December 5: Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White. Performances are at 3 p.m. Sunday, and are part of the continuing children's series. Tickets are $5 for the series.
AUDITION NOTICE. Old Pueblo Playwrights announces open auditions for their 1999 New Play Festival. Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 7, at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call Jesse Greenberg at 887-6741 for appointments and information.
AUDITION NOTICE. Mimesis Productions announces auditions for Bruce Zortman's play, The Last Day in An Actor's Life: The Amazing Marriage of Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester. Production dates are March 18 through 21 in the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. Bring a résumé and be prepared for cold readings from the script. Actors will receive a stipend. Call 529-7262 for an appointment.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Third St. Ensemble Company, an off-shoot of Third St. Kids, is looking for performers between the ages of 10 and 21. Call 622-4100 for information and appointment times.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Desert Players Theater of Tucson is holding a national, one-act play writing festival. Submissions should be original one-acts dealing with the change of the millennium. The top three submissions will be performed by Desert Players Theater during the 1999 season. Include a cover letter about the playwright, address and phone number. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for the script's return. The first 100 scripts received will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1998. Send to: Desert Players Theatre, Attn.: Artistic Director, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85737-3264. Details are available on-line at http://www.drmemory.w1.com/html. Call (520) 579-3201 for more information.
DIRECTORS WANTED. Desert Players is preparing its 1999-2000 season, and is accepting proposals from prospective directors. Interested parties should send a personal résumé with a project script and estimated budget to Desert Players Theatre, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85733. Call Robert Ulsrud at 733-0733 for information.
HELP WANTED. Venus Rising Productions seeks a female crew for a project on video through Access Tucson. Experienced volunteers in camera, edit, and public relations are needed immediately. Call Peach Oneill at 792-6461 for information.
HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Call 798-0708 for more information.
SCRIPT MEETINGS. Professional and aspiring writers for the stage, screen, radio, and other performance media are invited to join Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new scripts by Arizona authors. OPP meets for readings and critiques at 7 p.m. each Monday in the Rehearsal Hall of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 615-8980 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental spaces 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 information.
TUCSON SCREENWRITERS GROUP. Group meets monthly, for those interested in writing for film and television. Members meet to share information and resources, and read from works in progress. Call 323-1602 for information.
WORKSHOP SERIES. Bloodhut holds workshops to teach the techniques of creating original theatrical productions from 10 a.m. to noon once a month on Saturday. Cost is $15 per workshop. Call 791-0572 for information.
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