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Theater goes for the jocular with 'Regrets'

Theater goes for the jocular with 'Regrets'

You can't say Live Theatre Workshop doesn't mix things up a bit.

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Regret, healing 'Pavilion' themes

Regret, healing 'Pavilion' themes

A high school reunion can be agonizing.

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Warehouse to party place

Warehouse to party place

Seven years ago, Nancy Bender didn't really know what she wanted to do with the sprawling warehouse in the Dunbar Springs area.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Festival, dance concert is geared toward young 'uns

Sunday is all about kids.

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Winding Road stages risky 'Osage'

Winding Road stages risky 'Osage'

Brace yourself: The Weston family is coming to town.

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'5 Women' chock-full of good acting, fun, froth

There are extremes on Tucson's stages these days.

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Rogue's 'Mother Courage' angers, moves

Rogue's 'Mother Courage' angers, moves

It overwhelms all opposition/ It needs to grow or else it dies /What else is war but competition/ A profit-building enterprise?

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Powerful story, heart makes 'The Chosen' a joy to watch

Powerful story, heart makes 'The Chosen' a joy to watch

Back in 1967, Chaim Potok wrote "The Chosen," a coming of age story about two Jewish teens: one an Orthodox Jew, the other an Hasidic.

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Conflict rages in 'Mother Courage'

Conflict rages in 'Mother Courage'

Mother Courage is of two minds.

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'Nutcracker' - a holiday must

'Nutcracker' - a holiday must

It all started back in 1816.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Music, strong voice makes 'Lady Day' shine

Music, strong voice makes 'Lady Day' shine

Billie Holiday defined triumph and tragedy.

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ATC reads new mystery, 'The Narrows'

About a half dozen times a season, the cafe at the Temple of Music and Art becomes a hotbed for the creation of new art.

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Even Grinches succumb to 'Wonderful Life'

Even Grinches succumb to 'Wonderful Life'

The name "Grinch" is often hurled my way about this time of year; the holidays generally rob me of much good cheer.

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Embellished history is a theatrical gem

Embellished history is a theatrical gem

Ah, if only the truth were as interesting.

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Beowulf play puts queen in fictional love triangle

Beowulf play puts queen in fictional love triangle

Marie Antoinette's life wasn't an easy one. The queen of France was pretty much hated by the French people, had a meddling mother, was often blamed for the French Revolution, and met up with the guillotine in 1793.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Austen's words set to music

Austen's words set to music

When composer Paul Gordon reads a book, watches a television show or sees a movie, he can't help himself:

November 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A new way to see 'It's a Wonderful Life'

A new way to see 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Sabian Trout isn't the kind of person to watch a movie more than once.

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Sublime music, weak story in"Anything Goes"

Sublime music, weak story in"Anything Goes"

Sorry, Mr. Porter, we have to disagree: It isn't true that anything goes.

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'30s-style show tweaked for today

'30s-style show tweaked for today

You might call Kathleen Marshall an old-fashioned kind of gal.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Heron' provocative - we think

'Heron' provocative - we think

Here's a quiz for you.

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'Glengarry' retains power of desperation

'Glengarry' retains power of desperation

Desperation drips out of every inch of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," now on stage at Beowulf Alley Theatre.

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A 5-day trip with grandpa

A 5-day trip with grandpa

"Mesa" is particularly personal for playwright Doug Curtis and his wife and frequent collaborator, Heather Moore.

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'Glengarry Glen Ross' back on the market

Don't believe a word they say.

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Rare bird sighting sets up comedy

Rare bird sighting sets up comedy

It's a comedy. It's a tragedy. It's a mystery, poem, drama, religious tale.

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Laughter drives 'Becky's New Car'

Laughter drives 'Becky's New Car'

Theater, we're told, is a collaborative effort between actors and audiences.

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Farcical approach fails to make 'Fallen Angels' fly

What to do with a comedy of manners that doesn't quite cut it?

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'Lombardi' hits ATC stage

'Lombardi' hits ATC stage

Football legend Vince Lombardi was always there in playwright Eric Simonson's life.

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Landmark eatery adds trendy twists

Landmark eatery adds trendy twists

Le Rendez-Vous can be so retro - the waiters are dressed in black, the menu is in French, the servings are hefty.

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Absurdist ‘Hokey Pokey’ will turn you all around

Absurdist ‘Hokey Pokey’ will turn you all around

Playwright Gavin Kayner was haunted by a bumper sticker.

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'Guapa' falls short despite lyrical writing

'Guapa' falls short despite lyrical writing

She made herself a-crazed with longing. / She was feathers and dirt made. That was she.

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Marital missteps, humor drive 'New Car'

Marital missteps, humor drive 'New Car'

Middle age and a long marriage can lead to missteps.

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Claassen reprises role of famed designer

Claassen reprises role of famed designer

Edith Head was a superstar of costume design.

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'Fallen Angels' may be just the tonic

'Fallen Angels' may be just the tonic

Politics. The economy. War.

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Wordless troupe masters of movement

Wordless troupe masters of movement

When it comes to Theatre3, silence truly is golden.

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UA grad knows 'Ave. Q' from inside out

UA grad knows 'Ave. Q' from inside out

Michelle Lane blew her first audition for a Broadway show.

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UA grad knows 'Ave. Q' from inside out

UA grad knows 'Ave. Q' from inside out

Michelle Lane blew her first audition for a Broadway show.

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'Speech' blends humor with heart

'Speech' blends humor with heart

Let's just get this out right away:

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Mime, masks, music mixed to tell stories

Mime, masks, music mixed to tell stories

And now for something completely different. Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, has had a major overhaul. For one, all shows won't necessarily be late-night.

September 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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No compromises essence of 'Eyes'

No compromises essence of 'Eyes'

Yafit Josephson knew she wanted to be an actress.

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'Stomp' role a bang-up job for actor

'Stomp' role a bang-up job for actor

Guy Mandozzi has what every classically trained actor dreams of: a gig in the roadshow of "Stomp."

September 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Nothing 'Normal' about this rock musical

Nothing 'Normal' about this rock musical

Six days a week, Kendra Kassebaum pushes herself to have a mental breakdown.

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Geekiest of geeks find their voices

Geekiest of geeks find their voices

Some high schoolers play sports, some are cheerleaders and some don't seem to fit in anywhere.

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2 views of 'Hedda Gabler' creative leap for Beowulf

Hedda Gabler, you are such a … well, as Barbara Bush would say, "rhymes with witch."

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Acting, costumes don't complete 'Journey'

Acting, costumes don't complete 'Journey'

Last season The Rogue Theatre wowed us at most every turn - the Tucson company filled the stage with one satisfying, and often thrilling, production after another.

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Good deed turns into nightmare

Imagine this:

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Santa Muerte art festival to open

Santa Muerte art festival to open

Tucsonan Daniel Martin Diaz is a pretty thrilling artist, both musically and visually.

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Strong acting, angst make 'Stories' compelling theater

Strong acting, angst make 'Stories' compelling theater

A teacher's job can be a joy.

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