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stage dramas

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain

Saturday, August 5th

In Citizen Twain, Val Kilmer presents the legend as we’ve never encountered him, with all his glorious contradictions intact, all his strengths and weaknesses in play. Poised on the shadowy border of life and death and in a realm outside of time, Twain is part stand-up comic and part philosopher, an immortal intelligence in a mortal body, both wildly hilarious and deeply somber. With eternity on his mind and whiskey and cigar smoke on his breath, Twain threatens to upstage God himself as he ponders existence’s great issues, from man’s capacity for cruelty to the idiocy of politicians. Twain’s reach as a thinker and conversationalist is shown to be virtually boundless in Kilmer’s play, ranging from matters of science and technology to questions of morality and myth, and proving Twain correct in his assertion that he was not “an American” at all— he was “the American.” Period. via artist fb
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm

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Kinky Boots

March 14th-19th

Kinky Boots is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein.  Based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and which was inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of Charlie Price. Having inherited a shoe factory from his father, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all. via show wiki
Centennial Hall | E University |
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Ring of Fire

March 4th-25th

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast of ten, and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black.
Temple of Music & Art | 330 S Scott | Tickets & Showtimes

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Dirty Dancing

Tuesday, January 24th-29th

On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, ‘Baby’ shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, ‘Baby’ can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. ‘Baby’s’ life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.
Centennial Hall  1020 E University | 7pm

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A Tucson Pastorela

Thursday December 1st

A Tucson holiday tradition returns! Shepherds make the harrowing journey to find the baby Jesus. Generously infused with farcical satire lampooning 2016’s biggest political and pop cultural events.  Written by Milta Ortiz and the Ghosts Writers & Directed by Katherine Monberg with live Music by Gertie and the T.O. Boyz.
Cabaret Theatre | 300 S Scott | 7pm

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The Sound Of Music

Tuesday November 29th

The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened on November 16, 1959.[1] It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, out of nine nominations. via wiki
Centennial Hall | 1020 E University | 7pm

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Of Mice & Men

Saturday, March 5th

Emotional and stirring, John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men follows two friends – Lennie and George – as they drift from job to job across the fields and farms of central California during the hardship of 1920s America. In a time when dreams seemed a thing of the past, these two unlikely friends dare to believe in a better life. This timeless tale of friendship, loneliness, loyalty, sacrifice, and the human connections that are our bedrock for survival in desperate times are as vibrantly resonant and relevant now as ever before.
Temple of Music and Art | 330 S Scott Ave | 7pm

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Wild Wild West Con (day 1)

Friday, March 4th

The Old Tucson studios will host a horde  of Steampunk travelers this weekend for Wild Wild West Con. Now in its 5th year, WWC will have 3 days worth of panels and workshops as well as concerts and performance art. Tonight’s acts are Steam Powered Giraffe and Dry River Yacht Club.
Old Tucson | 201 S Kinney Rd | Website

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