OUR SEASON AT A GLANCE

MIDDLETOWN (Summer on Stage 2016)

By Will Eno
Directed by Katherine Monberg


Tucson: 07/28/16 – 07/28/16

Middletown is a town that is also the world.

Reminiscent of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town, Will Eno’s 2010 Horton Foote Award-winning play is an exploration of a small American town through a myriad of moments and divergent perspectives that coalesce into a single, shared universe. Our Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage students are taking over the Temple of Music and Art to bring you this lovely, lyrical piece for one night only! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online or at the door.

Show Sponsors: The Stonewall Foundation

URINETOWN (Summer on Stage 2016)

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Bryanna Patrick


Tucson: 07/29/16 – 07/29/16

Join us for three-time Tony Award-winning Urinetown, a sharply satirical, dark musical comedy that asks “What is Urinetown?”!

Revolution and romance bloom in a world where water is scarce and the privilege to pee is a luxury; those who can’t afford the fee to pee are doomed to exile in Urinetown, a dreaded place from which no one has ever returned. It’s a quirky combination of upbeat music and dark humor. Our Summer on Stage / Summer Backstage students are taking over the Temple of Music and Art to bring you this unforgettable musical experience of greed, love, resilience, and hope! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online or at the door.

Show Sponsors: The Stonewall Foundation

KING CHARLES III

By MIKE BARTLETT


Tucson: 09/10/16 – 09/30/16
Phoenix: 10/06/16 – 10/23/16

The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate, and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how will he rule? The play draws on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, but with modern verve, a comic subplot, and even the occasional appearance of a significant ghost. This exciting and provocative new drama of political intrigue by Mike Bartlett, King Charles III explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of democracy, and the conscience of its most famous family.

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AN ACT OF GOD

By DAVID JAVERBAUM


Tucson: 10/22/16 – 11/12/16
Phoenix: 11/17/16 – 12/04/16

You won’t want to miss the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play direct from Broadway, where God and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and boy is He not holding back! Written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), this outrageously irreverent and deeply thoughtful new comedy is sure to be a heavenly highlight of the season.

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Show Sponsors: Production Sponsor, Tucson: Dolly and Jim Moran

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Music by JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Book by JOSEPH STEIN


Tucson: 12/03/16 – 12/31/16
Phoenix: 01/06/17 – 01/29/17

TRADITION! It has been a 50-year tradition at ATC to bring you the best and most vibrant professional theatre Arizona has to offer. Our Golden Anniversary season will feature an epic production of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof. Join us for this richly heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring such Broadway classics as “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” we invite you to this uplifting 50th Anniversary Celebration production that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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Show Sponsors: Production Sponsor, Tucson: Shirley Estes / Production Sponsor, Phoenix: Joanie Flatt & Michael Flatt

THE RIVER BRIDE

By MARISELA TREVIÑO ORTA


Tucson: 01/14/17 – 02/04/17
Phoenix: 02/09/17 – 02/26/17

Presented in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their happily-ever-after. Helena is dreading her sister, Belmira’s, wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers! And she knows that her sister only wants to escape their sleepy Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself.

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RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Conceived by WILLIAM MEADE


Tucson: 03/04/17 – 03/25/17
Phoenix: 03/30/17 – 04/16/17

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. 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, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!

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Show Sponsors: Production Sponsor, Phoenix: Zazu Logo website 15.16 / Media Sponsor, Phoenix: New KMLE vertical COLOR

HOLMES AND WATSON

By JEFFREY HATCHER


Tucson: 04/15/17 – 05/06/17
Phoenix: 05/11/17 – 05/28/17

Following Holmes’s “death” at Reichenbach Falls, Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up claiming to be Holmes all over the world. Then…a newspaper clipping arrives. A remote mental asylum reports that three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective. Each matches Holmes’s physical description. But one of them is quoted saying something only the real Holmes could possibly know. Watson travels to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. A thrilling new Sherlock Holmes mystery from the celebrated writer of the ATC smash hits Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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