ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Alice Hosclaw Theatre. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through December 26: The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Production runs Tuesday through Sunday, with the following show times: 7 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $24 to $33, and are available at the ATC and Dillard's box offices, or by calling 622-2823. Call 884-4877 for information only.
BIANCO THEATRE COMPANY. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through December 30: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Play dates are December 19, 21, 24, and 26 through 30. Show time is 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and students. Call 886-0860 for tickets and information.
COMMUNITY THEATRE PROGRAM. Randolph Recreation Center Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Continuing through December 20: Bell, Book and Candle. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2 o'clock matinees on December 13 and 20. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for 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
PCC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. West Campus. 2202 W. Anklam Road.
Continuing through December 30: A Tucson Pastorela. Performances
are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $11 and $12; $7 for students and $4 for children under
12. Tickets are available at the Borderlands Theater office,
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.
QUINTESSENTIAL PRODUCTIONS. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Continuing through December 20: Taming of the Shrew. Show dates are December 18 through 20. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors 60 and over, students, and military with ID. Group discounts are available. Call 798-0708 for tickets and information.
ACTING CLASSES. Studio 29 Theatre Lab, affiliated with the Music Academy of Tucson, is offering the following courses: Introduction to Acting (ages 13 to adult), Audition Preparation (ages 13 to adult) and Theatre Workshop for Children (ages 7 to 12). Call 296-2244 for information.
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 577-9182 for information.
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