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The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

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Summer on Stage: She Kills Monsters

Tucson: 07/25/19 – 07/27/19

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. She Kills Monsters tells the story of high-schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

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NATIVE GARDENS

By KAREN ZACARÍAS
Directed by JANE JONES

Tucson: 09/08/18 – 09/29/18
Phoenix: 10/04/18 – 10/21/18

An absolutely hilarious new comedy that’s anything but neighborly! High-powered lawyer Pablo and wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens.

“Native Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air.” – DC THEATRE SCENE

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ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END

By MARGARET ENGEL & ALLISON ENGEL
Directed by CASEY STANGL

Tucson: 10/20/18 – 11/10/18
Phoenix: 11/15/18 – 12/02/18

We’ve come a long way, baby… A loving tribute to the Ohio wife and mother turned longtime Arizona resident, who made herself into a national superstar as a best-selling author and syndicated journalist lauded for opening up the secret world or the mother and housewife. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

Immensely entertaining!” – THEATERMANIA

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THE MUSIC MAN

Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON
Book by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY
Directed by DAVID IVERS

Tucson: 12/02/18 – 12/30/18
Phoenix: 01/05/19 – 01/27/19

Trouble’s comin’ … The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages – and into your heart – with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best.

“Even if you’re seeing it for the umpteenth time, you can be surprised by the musical’s vigor, warmth, uplift and virtually faultless construction. Here is both popular art and a model of musical theater craft.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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PRODUCTION SPONSOR (TUCSON): Shirley Estes ♦ PRODUCTION SPONSORS (PHOENIX): Joanie Flatt & Michael Flatt

TWO TRAINS RUNNING

By AUGUST WILSON
Directed by LOU BELLAMY

Tucson: 01/19/19 – 02/09/19
Phoenix: 02/14/19 – 03/03/19

The crossroads of a revolution. There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 – and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change and the ordinary people who get left behind.

“Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Phoenix Production Sponsor: Kay and Walter Oliver

AMERICAN MARIACHI

By JOSÉ CRUZ GONZÁLEZ
Directed by CHRISTOPHER ACEBO

Tucson: 03/09/19 – 03/30/19
Phoenix: 04/04/19 – 04/21/19

A vibrant new comedy. Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis … or can they? A heartwarming and hilarious new comedy about music’s power to heal and connect, featuring gorgeous live mariachi music that will send your heart soaring.

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THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE

By ANDREW BOVELL
Directed by MARK CLEMENTS

Tucson: 04/20/19 – 05/11/19
Phoenix: 05/16/19 – 06/02/19

Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over Things I Know To Be True – a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations.

“FIVE STARS! A thing of beauty. An absolute gem.” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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PRODUCTION SPONSOR (TUCSON): Dolly & Jim Moran