Broadway in Tucson will present the New York-based "In the Heights," the Tony winner for best musical in 2008.

Arizona Onstage Productions

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. or 882-6574.

• "The Marvelous Wonderettes" - Jan. 19-Feb. 5. Roger Bean's musical comedy plays homage to the high school song-leading squads of the 1950s.

• "Equus" - April 26-May 20. Peter Shaffer's drama about a psychiatrist and his patient, a young boy with an unhealthy interest in horses.

Arizona Rose Theatre

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art. or 888-0509.

• "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - March 10-18. The Clark Gesner musical is based on characters created by "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.

Arizona Theatre Company

Performances at the Temple of Music and Art. or 622-2823.

•"Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" - Through Feb. 4. Patrick Barlow adapted the play from the novel by John Buchan - and, of course the Alfred Hitchcock movie, which it pays homage to, and spoofs.

• "The Great Gatsby" - Feb. 25-March 17. Part of ATC's "America Plays!" series, which presents great American stories, this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is by Simon Levy.

• "Red" - April 7-28. The John Logan play is about artist Mark Rothko as he confronts the task of completing a commission for a series of murals. The play snagged six 2010 Tony Awards.

ATC's Cafe Bohemia

A reading series of new plays read informally in the cafe at the Temple of Music and Art. Discussions with the playwrights follow.

• "Wetback" - Feb. 11. By Elaine Romero. 

• "Hunka" - March 10. By Larissa FastHorse. 

• "The Color of Stars" - April 7. Dwayne Hartford wrote this children's play.

Beowulf Alley Theatre

Performances at Beowulf Alley. or 882-0555.

• "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!" - Jan. 26-Feb. 19. Dario Fo's farce about an Italian housewife who revolts against high prices.

• "Radium Girls" - March 15-April 8. D.M. Gregory's story about a woman's struggle for restitution after she and co-workers are exposed to radium.

• "Belle Dame Sans Merci" - April 13-21. A spooky detective noir story by Townsend Fisher.

• "Sins of the Mother" - May 3-27. Israel Horovitz's drama of revenge and forgiveness.

• Old Time Radio - First Saturday of each month. The company performs classic radio shows.

Borderlands Theater

Performances at Zuzi's Theater. or 882-7406.

• "Agnes Under the Big Top" - Feb. 9-26. Aditi Brennan Kapil's story of five people who connect on a subway train.

• "Lidless" - April 5-22. A woman suppresses her experiences as a soldier at Guantanamo Bay until, one day, it all comes tumbling back to her. By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.

Broadway in Tucson

Performances at the Tucson Music Hall. or 1-800-745-3000.

• "Rock of Ages" - March 13-18. The rock musical combines music of the '80s with a love story mixed with humor and warm, fuzzy feelings. Mature themes, recommended for age 13 and up.

• "In the Heights" - April 24-29. The musical is about a vibrant community in New York City's Washington Heights. Tony winner for Best Musical in 2008.

• "Mary Poppins" - May 16-20. Everybody's favorite nanny takes to the musical stage.

The Comedy Playhouse

Performances at Comedy Playhouse. or 260-6442.

• "The Comedy Genius of Mark Twain II" - Jan. 15. The great American humorist is brought to life in this new show.

• "The Mystery Genius of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown" - Jan. 20-29. The first in a new series at the theater that presents works by mystery writers.

• "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals" and "A Well Remembered Voice" - Feb. 2-March 4. Two one-act plays by "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie.

• "The Comedy Genius of G.K. Chesterton" - March 9-18. A collection of the writer's essays and observations.

• "The Mystery Genius of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes" - March 23-31. Four mysteries starring the great detective.

• "A Tight Corner" - April 6-May 6. A husband schemes to change the social habits of his wife in this comedy by Herbert Swears.

• "The Comedy Genius of Don Marquis" - April 27-May 6. A collection of newspaper columns and essays.

• "The Comic Genius of E.W. Hornung's Raffles" - May 25-June 2. Stories featuring Hornung's amateur cracksman, Raffles.

• "Here Comes Giles" - June 8-July 17. James Gooden's new play about a very efficient butler.


Late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop. All shows are restricted to those 16 and older. Performances at Live Theatre. or 327-4242.

• "Wit" - Feb. 23-March 10. Margaret Edson's play about an English professor dying of cancer.

• "Burn This" - Feb. 5. A staged reading of Lanford Wilson's drama.

• "Touch" - April 5-21. Toni Press-Coffman's story about the struggle to love after a tragedy.

• "The Good Body" - May 3-19. Eve Ensler's exploration of the female body.

The Gaslight Theatre

Performances at the Gaslight Theatre. or 886-9428.

• "The Two Amigos" - Through March 25. A couple of circus performers come to the rescue. Or do they? By Peter Van Slyke.

• "The Three Musketeers" - March 29-June 3. All for one and so on in this Peter Van Slyke version of the classic tale.

Invisible Theatre

Performances at the Invisible Theatre unless otherwise noted. or 882-9721.

• "Halley's Comet" - Jan. 15. Actor John Amos performs the one-man show. At the Berger Performing Arts Center.

• "Look Ma We're Dancing" - Feb. 8-26. The world premiere of Janet Neipris' comedy about sibling rivalry gone wild.

• "The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead" - April 11-29. A quiet, suburban life is disrupted by a cheating husband and a meddling neighbor. By Robert Hewett.

• "A Woman of Independent Means" - March 9-11. Emmy winner Susan Clark performs the play based on the Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey bestseller.

Live Theatre Workshop

Performances at Live Theatre. or 327-4242.

• "All My Sons" - Through Feb. 12. Arthur Miller's classic family drama.

• "Shirley Valentine" - Feb. 16-March 18. The company remounts its tour-de-force about a middle-class English housewife breaking free. By Willy Russell.

• "Death and the Maiden" - March 22-April 22. Ariel Dorfman's thriller.

• "The Cocktail Hour" - April 26-June 3. A.R. Gurney's play about upper-middle-class folk suffering the same kind of angst as the rest of us.

Pima Community College

Performances at PCC Center for the Arts. or 206-6986.

• "Curtains" - Feb. 22-March 4. A musical murder mystery-comedy by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

• "Inherit the Wind" - April 11-22. The play was inspired by the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial centered on a teacher arrested for teaching evolution in public school. By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

Red Barn Theatre Company

Performances are at Red Barn. or 887-6239.

• "How to Talk Minnesotan" - Through Jan. 29. Howard Mohr's musical tips on how to fit in when visiting Minnesota.

• "Oliver" - March 2-25. The musical version of Charles Dickens tale. By Lionel Bart.

• "Mame" - May 4-27. The Jerry Herman musical about the world's greatest aunt. Based on the Patrick Dennis novel "Auntie Mame."

Rogue Theatre

Performances at the Rogue Theatre. or 551-2053.

• "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)" - Through Jan. 22. Donald Margulies' play about an adventurer who has a love of tall tales.

• "The New Electric Ballroom" - Feb. 23-March 11. Edna Walsh's story of two sisters from rural Ireland who spend their waning years reliving their sexual awakening.

• "The Winter's Tale" - April 26-May 13. William Shakespeare's tale of love, jealousy and revenge.

Studio Connections

Performances at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. or 329-3707.

• "A View From the Bridge" - March 1-18. Arthur Miller's drama about a longshoreman whose love for his cousin threatens his family.

• "A Man of No Importance" - April 20-May 6. An Irishman causes quite a controversy when he attempts to stage Oscar Wilde's "Salome." Book by Terrance McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.

• "Plaza Suite" - June 1-17. Neil Simon's take on some guests at New York's Plaza Hotel.

Tucson Fringe Theater Festival

Performed at various locations around Tucson. It's slated for Feb. 23-26. Check and the Feb. 23 Caliente for specifics (not available at press time).

University of Arizona

• Arizona Repertory Theatre

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

• "Necessary Targets" - Feb. 5-26. Eve Ensler's drama about female refugees from the Yugoslavian Civil War and the American women who are trying to help them. In the Tornabene Theatre.

• "Julius Caesar" - Feb. 26-March 25. Shakespeare's political thriller. In the Marroney Theatre.

• "Bat Boy: The Musical" - April 8-29. This quirky musical is ripped right out of the tabloids: a half-bat, half-human boy just wants to be like the rest of the kids. In the Tornabene.

• Studio Series

Performances of the more experimental, often edgy plays, are in the Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Building, Room 116. 621-1162.

• "This Is Our Youth" - March 1-4. The Kenneth Lonergan play takes place during the Reagan era, when the liberal ideals of the 1960s feel vastly out of place. Adult themes, profanity and simulated drug use.

• "Vinegar Tom" - April 12-15. Caryl Churchill's play, inspired by the early years of the women's movement, looks at gender and power relationships.

Waypoint Theatre Company

Performances at Atria Bell Court Garden's Academy Hall Theatre. or 616-8584.

• "Tuesdays With Morrie" - Feb. 16-26. The conversations between an elderly man who is dying and his former student. Based on the true story and book of the same name by Mitch Albom; Albom wrote the play with Jeffrey Hatcher.

• "Smoke on the Mountain" - June 1-10. Musical set in the 1930s and fat with pop and gospel music. By Connie Ray.

Winding Road Theater Ensemble

Performances at various locations. or 401-3626.

• "The Last Five Years" - Through Jan. 22. Jason Robert Brown's musical about a relationship as it ravels and unravels. All performances at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre except the Jan. 20-22 performances, which are at St. Francis in the Foothills. 

• "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - April 5-22. Edward Albee's passionate and disturbing drama. At the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre.