Theater

2011-01-14T00:00:00Z 2011-01-14T12:03:16Z Theater Arizona Daily Star
January 14, 2011 12:00 am

 

Arizona Onstage Productions

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, www.arizonaonstage.org or 882-6574,.

• "Master Class" - Jan. 13-23. Terrence McNally's play centers on the legendary Maria Callas as she teaches a master class and discusses the art of operatic singing.

• "The Member of the Wedding" - April 22-May 8. Coming-of-age story by Carson McCullers.

Arizona Repertory Theatre

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television's theater company. Performances at the Marroney or Tornabene theaters, 621-1162.

• "The Shape of Things" - Feb. 6-27. Neil LaBute's dark comedy about art, manipulation and love. Adult language and themes. At Marroney Theatre.

• "As You Like It" - Feb. 27 - March 27. William Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Tornabene Theatre.

• "Into the Woods" - April 10 - May 1. Stephen Sondheim's musical about what happens after the "happily ever after" in fairy tales. Marroney Theatre.

Arizona Theatre Company

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art, www.aztheatreco.org or 622-2823.

• "Ten Chimneys" - Jan. 22-Feb. 12. The world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's play about Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne as they prepare to perform Chekhov's "The Sea Gull."

• "Lost in Yonkers" - Feb. 26-March 19. Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about family.

• "Sex and the Second City, Version 2.0" - March 23-27. The comedy troupe returns with a special presentation on romance in the digital age.

• "The Mystery of Irma Vep" - April 9-30. A spoof on just about every horror movie and story ever produced. By Charles Ludlam.

Beowulf Alley Theatre

Performances at Beowulf Alley,

www.beowulfalley.org or 882-0555.

• "Eurydice" - Jan. 21-Feb. 6. A re-imagining of the Orpheus myth by Sarah Ruhl.

• "Beauty Queen of Leenane" - Feb. 25-March 13. Martin McDonagh's tragi-comedy about a controlling mother and her increasingly frustrated daughter.

• "Fronting the Order" - April 8-23. Set in the 1950s, the Warren Bodow play looks at encyclopedia salesmen with questionable ethics.

Borderlands Theater

Performances at various locations. www.borderlandstheater.org or 882-7406.

• "Oedipus El Rey" - Feb. 17-March 6. Luis Alfaro's updating of the Oedipus story. Zuzi Theater.

• "White Tie Ball" - April 28-May 15. Martin Zimmerman's drama about two Latino brothers. At the Temple of Music and Art's Cabaret Theatre.

Broadway in Tucson

Performances at the Tucson Music Hall, unless otherwise noted. www.broadwayintucson.com or 1-800-745-3000.

• "Wicked" - through Jan. 23. The musical is co-presented by UApresents.

• "Spring Awakening" - Feb. 1-6. The Tony-winning coming-of-age musical. Contains mature themes and language.

The Comedy Playhouse

Performances at 3620 N. First Avenue, www.thecomedyplayhouse.com or 260-6442.

• "The Big Idea" - through Feb. 19. A writer tries to figure out where his play begins and ends. By A.E. Thomas and Clayton Hamilton.

• "Holmes and Watson II" - Feb. 25-April 9. A. Conan Doyle's sleuthing pair try to solve a few cases.

• "Between the Acts" - April 15-May 28. Can money keep love at bay? By B.C. Lease.

• "Her Husband's Wife" - June 3-July 23. A wife who is convinced she is dying plans to pick her successor. By A.E. Thomas.

Et cetera

Late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop. Performances at Live Theatre, www.livetheatreworkshop.org or 327-4242.

• "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" - Jan. 27-Feb. 12. Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, an American crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza. Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner.

• "Dying City" - March 31-April 16. Christopher Shinn's study of grief and violence.

• "Kimberly Akimbo" - Feb. 24-March 12. David Lindsay-Abaire's dark comedy about a girl whose body ages faster than it should.

• "Steampunk Alice, or The Looking-Glass Opera" - May 13-28. World premiere of a rock opera inspired by Lewis Carrol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Book and Lyrics by Jodi Ajanovich; music by Hamdija Ajanovich

Festival Repertory Theatre

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, 529-3829.

• "Over the River and Through the Woods" - Feb. 4-20. Joe D. Pietro's comedy about a young man dealing with overbearing grandparents.

The Gaslight Theatre

Performances at the Gaslight Theatre, www.thegaslighttheatre.com or or 886-9428.

• "Gunsmokin' or Have Fun Will Travel" - through March 26. There's trouble in Dodge City - Gaslight kind of trouble. By Peter Van Slyke.

• "The Curse of the Pirate's Gold or Laughs by the Galleon!" - March 31-June 12. Pirates, lost treasure and, no doubt, rock 'n' roll in this new show by Van Slyke.

Invisible Theatre

Performances at the Invisible Theatre unless otherwise noted, www.invisibletheatre.com or 882-9721.

• "My Mother's Italian, My father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy!" - today through Jan. 16. Steve Solomon brings his off-Broadway hit to the Berger Performing Arts Center.

• "Miracles" - Feb. 1-20 Frank Higgins drama about an autistic girl who is suddenly recognized as a savant.

• "A Conversation With Edith Head" - March 3-5. Susan Claassen re-creates an evening with costume designer Edith Head. By Paddy Calistro and Claassen.

• "Painting the Town Red" - April 9-10. Invisible Theatre celebrates its anniversary with highlights from the last 40 years. At Berger Performing Arts Center.

• "Premiere!" - May 3-22. Dale Wasserman's comedy-mystery about a playwright who is out to prove he can write more than fluff.

Late Night Theatre at Beowulf Alley

Late-night arm of Beowulf Alley Theatre. Performances at Beowulf Alley, www.beowulfalley.org or 882-0555.

• "Interrogating the Nude" - Jan 28-Feb. 5. Doug Wright's play about Marcel Duchamp and his famous painting "Nude Descending a Staircase."

Live Theatre Workshop

Performances at Live Theatre, www.livetheatreworkshop.org or 327-4242.

• "The Sisters Rosensweig" - through Feb. 13 - Wendy Wasserstein's portrait of three sisters reuniting after their mother's death.

• "The Dinner Party" - Feb. 17-March 20. Neil Simon's play about a dinner party that brings three divorced couples together to try to figure out what went wrong.

• "Trying" - March 24-May 1.

Joanna McClelland Glass' play based on her experience working with the chief judge at the Nuremberg trials.

• "Taking Steps" - May 5-June 12. An Alan Ayckbourn farce.

Old Pueblo Playwrights

Performances at Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre, www.OldPuebloPlaywrights.org or 318-0559.

• 20th Annual New Play Festival - March 10-13. New works by Southern Arizona playwrights.

Pima Community College

Performances at PCC Center for the Arts, www.pima.edu/cfa or 206-6986.

• "Anything Goes" - Feb. 23-March 6. Cole Porter romantic-comedy musical.

• "Antigone" - April 6-17. Sophocles tragedy.

Rogue Theatre

Performances at the Rogue Theatre, www.theroguetheatre.org or 551-2053.

• "The Tempest" - through Jan. 23. A duke and his daughter are banished to a mystical island. By William Shakespeare.

• "Old Times" - Feb. 24-March 13. Harold Pinter's cryptic look at marriage.

• "The Decameron" - April 28-May 15. Patrick Baliani's translation of Giovanni Boccaccio's classic about survival during the Black Death.

Waypoint Theatre Company

Performances at Atria Bell Court Garden's Academy Hall Theatre, www.waypoint-theatre.org or 616-8584.

• "Driving Miss Daisy" - March 4-13. Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about a Southern Jewish woman and her black chauffeur.

Winding Road Theater Ensemble

Performances at various locations, www.windingroadtheater.org or 401-3626.

• "The Lion in Winter" - Jan. 13-30. It's Christmas 1183, and Henry II's dysfunctional family gets together. By James Goldman. Performances at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway

• "Talley's Folly" and "Fifth of July" - March 23-April 10. The Lanford Wilson family dramas will be performed in repertory. Performances at the Cabaret Theatre at the Temple of Music and Art.

• "Dorothy Parker's Last Call" - March 4. Lesley Abrams presents her one-woman show on the satirist. Performance at the Tubac Center of the Arts, #9 Plaza Road, Tubac.

Studio Connections

Performances at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road, 731-1559.

• "American Hurrah" - Feb. 4-20. A trilogy of plays by Jean-Claude van Itallie. First staged in 1964, they caused an uproar for their anti-war sentiments.

 • "Kiss Me Kate" - March 11-27. Cole Porter's musical is a play within a play using Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" as the structure.

• "Inherit the Wind" - April 29-May 15. The play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is based on the 1925 Scopes trials.

• "The Odd Couple" - June 9-26. The Neil Simon comedy with two woman doing the Oscar and Felix roles.

UApresents

Performances at Centennial Hall, www.uapresents.org or 621-3341.

• Blue Man Group - April 29-May 1. Music, comedy and theatrics performed by blue men. Honest.

Out of town

Valley Players

Performances at Green Valley Recreation West Social Center, 1111 Via Arco Iris, Green Valley, 1-520-625-3440, Ext. 7208

• "Nunsense" - March 10. A deliciously silly musical about, well, nuns.

Broadway in Arizona

Performances at Arizona State University Gammage Auditorium, asugammage.com or 1-800-982-2787.

• "9 to 5: The Musical" - Feb. 22-27. Based on the movie about sexism and revenge in the office. By Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick.

• "Fiddler on the Roof" - March 29-April 3. Musical based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. By Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein.

• "Billy Elliot the Musical" - April 27-May 8. Lee Hall and Elton John musical based on the movie about a young boy who wants to be a ballet dancer.

• "Mamma Mia" - May 17-22. If you like ABBA's music, you'll love this thin musical featuring many of the group's hits.

• "Les Misérables" - June 7-12. A reworking of the musical based on Victor Hugo's novel. By Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.

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