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THE ROYALE

By MARCO RAMIREZ
Directed by MICHAEL JOHN GARCÉS

Tucson: 09/07/19 – 09/28/19
Phoenix: 10/03/19 – 10/20/19

A power-packed boxing drama. 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. Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, the story is loosely based on the life of Jack Johnson, the world’s first African-American heavy weight boxing champion. The play 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.

“Original and graceful. The Royale packs a punch!” – The New York Times

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SILENT SKY

By LAUREN GUNDERSON
Directed by CASEY STANGL

Tucson: 10/22/19 – 11/09/19
Phoenix: 11/14/19 – 12/01/19

A celebration of discovery, originality, and curiosity.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.  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

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CABARET

Music by JOHN KANDER | Lyrics by FRED EBB
Book by JOE MASTEROFF | Directed by SARA BRUNER
Music Director JESSE SANCHEZ | Choreographer JACLYN MILLER

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. At its core, Cabaret is a big, award-winning musical critique of apathy, and a chilling look at totalitarianism.

“…a masterpiece of musical theatre” – Chicago Tribune

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Tucson Production Sponsor: Dolly and Jim Moran Phoenix Production Sponsor: Joanie Flatt and Michael Flatt

“MASTER HAROLD”…AND THE BOYS

By ATHOL FUGARD
Directed by KENT GASH

Tucson: 01/18/20 – 02/08/20
Phoenix: 02/13/20 – 03/01/20

In a small South African tea shop in 1950, two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through a personal connection built thru joy. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. 

One of the great plays of our time, twice on Broadway, winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, “Master Harold”…and the Boys reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression. Still timely, still compelling, still profoundly moving.

“…a blistering fusion of the personal and the political.” – New York Times

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ATCteen PRESENTS: HAMLET

By William Shakespeare

Tucson: 01/31/20 – 02/02/20

ATCteen is beyond excited to present our first ever Shakespeare production! While still using the original text, ATCteen’s production of Hamlet is anything but traditional. The classic tale of revenge and grief is set in Industrial Revolution steampunk London. With a heavily gender-bent cast, this version of the Shakespearean tragedy is sure to be a Hamlet you’ve never seen before.

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Special Event: God Dress America

Written and Performed by Patrick Holt
Music Directed by Mike Padilla

Tucson: 02/06/20 – 02/07/20

An evening of drag and bizarre historical fashion trends with Tempest DuJour!

Tempest’s newest production, God Dress America!, combines song, history, and an entertaining exploration of the wackiest fashion trends of yesteryear. Lock up your chastity belts and strap on your codpieces for this rollicking ride as Tempest exposes and explains the origins and eccentricities of dressing to impress!

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Special Event: An Evening with C.S. Lewis

Tucson: 02/21/20 – 02/23/20
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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

By MATTHEW LOPEZ
Directed by MEREDITH McDONOUGH

a co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Tucson: 03/07/20 – 03/28/20
Phoenix: 04/02/20 – 04/19/20

A big-hearted, FIERCE, music-filled comedy. 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.

“Stitch-in-your-side funny! Full of sass and good spirits.” – New York Times

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WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!

By WENDY MACLEOD
Directed by SEAN DANIELS

Tucson: 04/18/20 – 05/09/20
Phoenix: 05/14/20 – 05/31/20

A riotous comedy! 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. This is a hilarious comedy about trading in wine glasses for spy glasses when the mid-life crisis just isn’t your speed.

“The laughs in Wendy MacLeod’s play, come fast and furious…It’s all good, silly fun, directed with precise comic timing by the seasoned Sean Daniels… a new work that’s modern, lively, and loads of fun.” – Boston Globe

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Tucson Production Sponsor: Shirley Estes
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