OUR SEASON AT A GLANCE

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 all over the world claiming to be Holmes. 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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2017 / 2018 SEASON


Tucson: 09/09/17 – 05/12/18
Phoenix: 10/05/17 – 06/03/18

The season ahead is chock-full of surprises to transport you out of the humdrum of the everyday.

We begin our 51st season with Chapter Two, Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy about a recently widowed writer and his new lady love, written as a tribute to Mr. Simon’s second wife, Marsha Mason – and Ms. Mason herself will be returning to ATC to direct the show! Then, you’ll be romanced by our long-awaited production of National Latino Playwriting Award-winner The River Bride: a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself. Next, you can “dream the impossible dream” with our exciting new flamenco-influenced production of the Tony-winning favorite Man of La Mancha.

The spring half of the season begins with Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy set in the farmlands of Ireland and penned by John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt and Moonstruck. Then, the creative team that tore down the house at ATC with It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues (2003/2004) and Love, Janis (2006/2007) turns up the heat with a uniquely rousing, raucous musical event in Low Down Dirty Blues. We’ll finish the season with one of the most powerful and moving stories of the 20th century: The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Show Sponsors: I. Michael and Beth Kasser

CLASSIC FILMS AT THE TEMPLE: THE SEARCHERS


Tucson: 06/02/17 – 06/02/17

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

In John Ford’s revered Western The Searchers (1956), Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) tracks down the Comanche tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece (Natalie Wood) with the help of his adoptive nephew (Jeffrey Hunter). Critic Roger Ebert found Ethan Edwards “one of the most compelling characters Ford and Wayne ever created.” The Searchers has been named the Greatest American Western by the American Film Institute and was among the first films selected for preservation in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. Join us at the Temple of Music and Art on June 2, and experience one of the all-time great Western films, shot in Arizona’s own Monument Valley!

The film will be introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Glenn Frankel, who describes the film as perhaps “the greatest Hollywood film that few people have ever seen.”

The screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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CLASSIC FILMS AT THE TEMPLE: THE THIN MAN


Tucson: 06/09/17 – 06/09/17

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

MGM’s The Thin Man (1934) is the first of seven Thin Man-themed films starring fan-favorite movie couple William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a husband-and-wife detective team who become embroiled in an eccentric inventor’s mysterious disappearance. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett, the comedy-mystery was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

The screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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CLASSIC FILMS AT THE TEMPLE: THE MISFITS


Tucson: 06/16/17 – 06/16/17

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, and Eli Wallach star in 1961’s The Misfits. Arthur Miller wrote the screenplay, which tells the story of a recently-divorced woman (Monroe) who gets mixed up with modern cowboys (Gable, Clift, and Wallach) roping mustangs in the Nevada desert. Directed by John Huston, The Misfits was the last completed film for both Gable (who died of a heart attack shortly after filming ended) and Monroe (who died of an alleged drug overdose the following year).

The screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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CLASSIC FILMS AT THE TEMPLE: AUNTIE MAME


Tucson: 06/18/17 – 06/18/17

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

In Auntie Mame (1958), an orphaned boy moves in with his wealthy, eccentric aunt (Rosalind Russell), who introduces him to her bohemian circle of free-spirited friends – much to the disapproval of his other guardian, conservative banker Dwight Babcock (Forrest Tucker). The comedy/drama was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Art Direction, and was later adapted into a Broadway musical (1966’s Mame).

The screening begins at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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CLASSIC FILMS AT THE TEMPLE: GIANT


Tucson: 06/23/17 – 06/23/17

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

George Stevens earned a Best Director Oscar for 1956’s Giant, a sprawling epic about the life of a Texas cattle ranching family fighting to survive changing times. Adapted from Edna Ferber’s 1952 novel, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his last leading performance before his death. It also features notable performances by Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, and Rod Taylor, among others. In addition to its Best Director win, Giant was nominated for nine other Academy Awards, including Best Actor (one each for James Dean and Rock Hudson), Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.

The screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) is a beloved 1950s monster movie, starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, and Whit Bissell. The action/adventure film tells the story of a scientific expedition into the Amazon that discovers a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The film boasts luminous underwater photography sequences and a score by Henry Mancini.

The screening begins at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

Show Sponsors:

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

The Marx Brothers’ comedy classic A Night at the Opera (1935) features Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf King in a comedic take on high society. In their first film for MGM (and after the departure of Zeppo from the troupe), the Marx Brothers turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege’s romance with the leading lady. It was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 1993.

The screening begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

Show Sponsors:

Join us at the Temple of Music and Art this summer for a special film event! Throughout the summer, we will be opening the Temple of Music and Art to screen eight classic films. For each screening, we will be hosting a featured beverage donor and food truck, AND there will be live music in the courtyard before the film starts. Your $10 ticket also gets you free popcorn and 1 free beverage!

You won’t want to miss this limited-time opportunity to escape the Tucson heat and eat, drink, and enjoy these wonderful films on the big screen!

The 1955 landmark film Rebel Without a Cause stars James Dean in his iconic role as Jim Stark, an alienated teenager with a troubled past, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo as his equally damaged friends, and Jim Backus as his henpecked father. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and was added to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 1990.

The screening begins at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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KING CHARLES III

By MIKE BARTLETT


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

The Queen is dead. Long live the King! 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. An 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.

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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Show Sponsors: 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (TUCSON): I. Michael and Beth Kasser ; 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (PHOENIX): Phoenix Convention Center1

AN ACT OF GOD

By DAVID JAVERBAUM


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

God isn’t happy, and She (that’s right – She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight – in no uncertain terms!

You won’t want to miss the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new Broadway hit play where God and Her angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued humankind since Creation. Written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by 4-time Oscar nominated Marsha Mason, and starring the hilarious Paige Davis (host of television’s Trading Spaces), this sweetly outrageous and gently irreverent new comedy is sure to be a heavenly highlight of the season.

Contains mature language. If this were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.

Approximate running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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Show Sponsors: PRODUCTION SPONSOR (TUCSON): Dolly and Jim Moran ; 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (TUCSON): I. Michael and Beth Kasser ; 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (PHOENIX): Phoenix Convention Center1  

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,” this uplifting 50th Anniversary Celebration production raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

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Show Sponsors: PRODUCTION SPONSOR (TUCSON): Shirley Estes ; PRODUCTION SPONSOR (PHOENIX): Joanie Flatt & Michael Flatt & The Shapiro Family Philanthropic Foundation ; 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (TUCSON): I. Michael and Beth Kasser ; 2016/2017 SEASON SPONSOR (PHOENIX): Phoenix Convention Center1

LA ESQUINITA, USA

By RUBÉN C. GONZÁLEZ


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

What happens to a small border town when big promises from big business are broken? At a bus stop on the 40A Red Line, in cross-cultural hip-hop fueled language at once poetic and powerful, one of the southwest’s premier Mexican-American writer/performers, Rubén C. González, presents a tour-de-force of interlocking stories: ten characters on a passage through a once-booming town, now forgotten. The main source of employment, Thompson Tire Factory, has gone overseas, leaving the town’s infrastructure in disarray. Told by the wise, omniscient custodian, Lencho, and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel, La Esquinita, USA connects the disparate stories of those left behind – of the people we, as a society, systematically choose to avoid – into a captivating new American narrative of self-identity, unity, and peace. Much like the works of John Leguizamo, Anna Deveare Smith, and Danny Hoch, La Esquinita, USA is a virtuoso solo performance – a gorgeous, brave story of love, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption. An Arizona premiere from the famed El Teatro Campesino.

La Esquinita, USA is performed in English and contains some mature language. Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.
School matinee shows are edited/modified to be suitable for all high school students.

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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. 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 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!

Approximate running time is 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

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MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – LIVE!

By ERIC COBLE
Based on the book by JOHN GRAY


Tucson: 03/31/17 – 04/01/17

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus – LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and is a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 bestselling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but it will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

Contains mature subject matter.

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ALBATROSS

By MATTHEW SPANGLER and BENJAMIN EVETT


Phoenix: 03/16/17 – 03/25/17

Albatross, is a high-octane adventure story and multimedia extravaganza, arriving in Phoenix after triumphant runs in New York City, Boston, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Albatross combines sophisticated multimedia with a performance that the EdFringe Review called “at times astounding” to thrust Coleridge’s supernatural sea yarn into the modern moment.

Performed as a one-person show by Benjamin Evett, Albatross blends audio and visual technology with a fast-paced, darkly-comic sea yarn to explore themes of regret, isolation, and the interconnected relationship between human beings and the natural world. Inspired by the classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Albatross brings you face to face with the Ancient Mariner, doomed for eternity to retell his harrowing story of an old ship, a voyage to the bottom of the world, and a mystical seabird. It delivers a profound and timely message about mindfulness and the effect of our actions on all living things.

Approximate running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

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