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Tucson: 09/07/19 - 09/28/19*
Phoenix: 10/03/19 - 10/20/19*
Winner of two Obie Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and multiple other awards and sold out houses in London, New York and LA. The Royale is not your usual sports play. First of all, it is not really about life in the ring. Second, not a single punch will be thrown, at least not with fists. The play is a deeply theatrical and emotionally moving piece about the life of the outsider in American culture. Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, it explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. It is also a play about a brother and his sister – his sister, who as he climbs for glory and respect, remains his greatest adversary and strongest motivation.
Tucson: 10/22/19 - 11/9/19*
Phoenix: 11/14/19 - 12/1/19*
A celebration of discovery, originality, and curiosity.
For the last three seasons, playwright Lauren Gunderson has proudly sat on the list of most produced playwrights in the country. Arizona Theatre Company proudly brings this brilliant and prolific author’s work to the professional stage in
Arizona for the first time. Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. During this time of immense scientific discoveries, women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Like the recent film Hidden Figures, Silent Sky shines a bright light on women whose achievements have been too long overlooked by the telescope of history. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
“Bottom line: Heavenly” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tucson: 11/30/19 - 12/29/19
Phoenix: 01/04/20 - 01/26/20*
Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!
Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer, at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically. For all the exuberant song and dance, the most powerful aspect of Cabaret remains the political wallop that it delivers. The horror gains momentum around them, as too many characters stay locked in denial or selfinterest. At its core, Cabaret is a devastating critique of apathy, and a clever and terrifying look at totalitarianism. Cabaret’s powerful story remains remarkably timely nearly 80 years after Isherwood’s original stories were published, which is why the piece continues to resonate with audiences more than 50 years after it debuted.
“…a masterpiece of musical theatre” – Chicago Tribune
Welcome to the 2019/2020 53rd season, The Curtain Rises!
We are now accepting new subscriptions for our 6-Play, 5-, 4-, 3-Play and FLEX packages. If you are interested in joining the ATC family and want to purchase a subscription, please contact our Box Offices; Tucson at 520-622-2823, or Phoenix at 602-256-6995. We can get you the best seats at the best prices!
We recently rescaled seating in both our venues, the Temple of Music and Art and the Herberger Theater Center. These changes will help improve the live theatre experience for you and most importantly, it means that all price levels are now available in the orchestra section!
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Tucson: 01/18/20 - 02/08/20*
Phoenix: 02/13/20 - 03/01/20*
A semi-autobiographical masterwork
Of all Athol Fugard’s plays, none is more personal or shatteringly honest than “Master Harold”…
And The Boys; because it relates a boyhood incident which involved himself and which haunted him for years until he tried to atone by writing this play. It may take place in South Africa during the early years of apartheid, but its depiction of the ways in which people are capable of hurting even those they love transcends the political landscape of bigotry and oppression that inspired it. The play recounts the long, rainy afternoon that Hally (“Master Harold”) spends with Sam and Willie, two middle-aged African servants of his parents’ household who have cared for seventeen-year-old Hally his whole life. This particular afternoon turns into a profound and life-changing experience for all involved. A stunning masterpiece, one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written, and still timely, still compelling, still profoundly moving.
“…a blistering fusion of the personal and the political.” – New York Times
Tucson: 03/07/20 - 03/28/20*
Phoenix: 04/02/20 - 04/19/20*
A big-hearted, FIERCE, music-filled comedy
A theatrical cornucopia of camp, country music, drag, domestic dilemmas, and larger-than-life divas await you! Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue, and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth. A valentine to the drag queens who helped mentor the playwright through his own coming out as gay while growing up in Florida, ATC is thrilled to bring you this light and fizzy comedy that’s as sweet as it is hilarious.
“Stitch-in-your-side funny! Full of sass and good spirits.” – New York Times
Tucson: 04/18/20 - 05/09/20*
Phoenix: 05/14/20 - 05/31/20*
Screw the mid-life crisis; let’s solve some crimes! Middle-aged mom Liz has a new man. And let’s face it… he’s just plain creepy. When a mysterious disappearance sets the community on edge, Liz’s best friends leap to the rescue as the zany caper flings them from the ‘burbs’ to the wilds of Utah; because there’s no danger great enough to stop women from solving crimes if they want to! A riotous comedy about trading in wine glasses for spy glasses when the mid-life crisis just isn’t your speed.
Welcome to the 2019/2020, 53rd season! You are a very important part of the Arizona Theatre Company family and we thank you for your support! Our new season, themed The Curtain Rises, will include six exciting shows you won’t want to miss. We have four to announce now and our new Artistic Director will add their vision by announcing the additional two productions, very soon.
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
A celebration of discovery, originality and curiosity. Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await in this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love. A passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
Cabaret, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff
Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! A powerful musical love story centered on Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer at Berlin’s Kit Kat Club and Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration. Set in 1930’s Berlin during the Nazi’s regime rise to take over the German government, Cabaret is a big award-winning, musical critique of apathy, and a chilling look at totalitarianism.
“Master Harold”…and the Boys by Athol Fugard
“Master Harold”…and the Boys takes place in South Africa during the early years of apartheid. A stunning masterpiece! One of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written, still timely, still compelling, and still unbearably moving.
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE by Matthew Lopez, a co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater
A big-hearted, FIERCE, music-filled comedy. Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this joyful, acclaimed new play is taking the nation by storm.
ATC Subscribers receive many benefits including, discounted pricing, free exchanges and more, but most importantly, you have priority seating! Come join the ATC family as The Curtain Rises!
*Plays and dates are subject to change.