Lions and tigers and bears — no way. Zoppé Family Circus returns to UApresents in January and shows what magic a circus can be without trained animals.



All Together Theatre

The family arm of Live Theatre Workshop. Performances at Live Theatre, or 327-4242.

“The Great Zantini and the Magic Thief” — Sept. 15-Nov. 24. The world’s greatest magician needs some help from his son. By Stephen Frankenfield, with music by David Ragland.

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A Christmas Sing-a-long” — Dec. 1-22. Just about everything is ready for Christmas, but the cheer is missing. Richard Gremel wrote the story.

Christian Youth Theater

Performances at Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, or 751-7510.

“Oliver!” — Nov. 1-3. The musical is based on Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” By Lionel Bart.

First Stages Theater for Children

Family arm of Arizona Onstage Productions. Performances at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre unless otherwise noted, or 882-6574.

“Pinkalicious — the Musical” — Nov. 16-17. The company remounts its production of the musical based on the popular children’s books. By Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. On the main stage at the Temple.

“Knuffle Bunny — A Cautionary Musical” — Jan. 10-19. Trixie, just learning to talk, sets off on a journey to find her stuffed bunny. By Mo Willems and Michael Silversher.

Pima Community College

Performances at PCC, or 206-6986.

“The Trumpet of the Swan” — Oct. 2-13. The story of Louis, a trumpeter swan born without the ability to make a sound. Based on the E.B. White book, adapted by Joseph Robinette.

Puppets Amongus

Performances at the Puppets Amongus Playhouse, or 444-5538.

“Crumpled” — Nov. 9-17. Elizabeth conquers a fearsome dragon and learns important things about herself. Based on “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch.

“Winterland -A Puppet Musical” — Dec. 14-22. Jack Frost isn’t showing up for the Solstice Festival and it falls to the polar fairies to save Winterland . Can they do it in time? Original score by Bradford Trojan.


Performances at Reid Park, or 621-3341.

Zoppé Family Circus — Jan. 10-12. The circus returns and shows what magic a circus can be without trained lions and tigers and such.


University of Arizona Poetry Center

At the UA Poetry Center, or 626-3765 6263765

Family Days — Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7. The center’s monthly open house is designed to engage the whole family with storytelling, writing, making books and other entertainment.

Classical Music

Events designed to introduce children to, and get them involved with, classical music. At 2175 N. Sixth Ave., or 882-8585.

TSO Wind Quintet — Oct. 5 — TSO Wind Quintet.

TSO String Quartet — Nov. 2 — TSO String Quartet.

TSO Percussion Ensemble — Dec. 7 — TSO Percussion Ensemble.

TSO Piano Trio — Jan. 4. — TSO Piano Trio.