Carole King, Sherlock Holmes, magic — whatever your tastes, you are likely to find something appealing on a Tucson stage.
Building the Wall — Borderlands Theater. See review.
Baskerville — Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Here’s why you want to see this Ken Ludwig play: Ken Ludwig. He is, frankly, a stitch. Here’s another reason: Stephen Frankenfield dons the deerstalker cap. He, too, is a stitch. The comedy has Watson and Sherlock Holmes hunting down why the male heirs of the Baskerville line are being picked off one by one. Christopher Moseley directs. Previews are 7:30 p.m. Oct 5 and 6; opening is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Regular performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11. Previews and Thursday tickets are $15, regular performances, $20. 327-4242. Livetheatreworkshop.org.
Digna — The YMCA of Southern Arizona, 525 N. Bonita Ave. Teatro Dignidad remounts this powerful one-woman show by Patricia Davis. It’s about Digna Ochoa, the Mexican human rights attorney who was assassinated for her work. Barclay Goldsmith directs the powerful piece. Performances in Spanish are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-8; English performances are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22. $15. 288-9194. Teatrodignidad.org.
EndGame — Harold Dixon Directing Studio, 1025 N. Olive Road. Samuel Beckett’s four-character play is about cyclical existence. Yes, we know, that’s a bit esoteric, but so is Beckett. Ages 18 and up. 8 p.m. Oct. 5-7; 2 p.m. Oct. 8. $7. 621-1162. tftv.arizona.edu.
Sherlock Holmes — Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road. Walk through the fairyland with none other than Sherlock Holmes himself. 6 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and 13. Through Oct. 30. $10. 323-1331. Tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com.
The Cat and the Canary — The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. An attorney tries to protect the sole heir to a millionaire’s estate. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 and 13; 3 p.m. Oct. 8. Through Oct. 29. $18. 800-4192. Thecomedyplayhouse.com.
Creepy Compressed Broadway — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Musical Mayhem Cabaret compresses four broadway shows: “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evil Dead the Musical,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” and “The Addams Family.” Ages 16 and up. Pre-order $7; $10 at the door. 6 p.m. Oct. 8. $10. 270-9534.
Beautiful — Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University. The Carole King musical tells the story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Ages 8 and up. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 8 p.m. Oct. 6; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 7; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. October 8. $29. 1-800-745-3000.
Tigers Be Still — Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. A comedy about two modern families find that happiness is not as impossible as it seems. Ages 13 and up. Last chance. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7. $28. 621-1162. theatre.arizona.edu.
Phantom of the Opera — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. The Gaslight brings back its Peter Van Slyke version of the classic Gaston Leroux story about an opera singer, a stalking masked man and a famous opera house. “Phantom” is at various times through Nov. 5. $19.95. 886-9428. thegaslighttheatre.com.
Dia de los Muertos: The Musical — Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Live Theatre’s Managing Director Michael Martinez is also a composer. A musician. A playwright. He combines all these skills for this children’s play celebrating the annual Day of the Dead. Performances are 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 5. $7-$10. 327-4242. livetheatreworkshop.org.