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Lively season promised for Tucson cultural arts

Broadway in Tucson

Centennial Hall

1020 E. University Blvd.


The season begins with America’s favorite redhead in a new incarnation of the iconic “Annie.” “The Phantom of the Opera” returns with new scenic and lighting designs, including the show’s legendary chandelier, followed by the 20th anniversary world tour of “Riverdance.” Smash hit “The Book of Mormon” will be here for one week only. Closing our season is the classic backstage musical comedy, “42nd Street,” which includes some of the greatest songs ever written. Post-season, “Chicago” returns for a three-day special engagement.

The Fox Tucson Theatre

17 W. Congress St.


One of the most exciting seasons yet — The Fox live musical artists range from country greats Dwight Yoakam and Travis Tritt to legends like Chubby Checker, Ben Vereen and Herb Alpert. Iconic performers like Melissa Etheridge provide the “awe” factor while Dana Carvey and The Last Comic Standing Tour add the laughter. With the swirling colors of the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China and the stunning ABBA-FAB, there is something for everyone this season at The Fox!

Many Hands Artist Cooperative

3054 N. 1st Ave. 624-7612

Many Hands is a group of local artists who create, teach, show and sell their wares. Gourd art, hand-made jewelry, ceramics, watercolors, paintings and more decorate this ever-changing space. Many of our members offer classes in their disciplines at Blue Raven Art, located inside the Many Hands Courtyard; please call for information or come in and talk with the artists. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rialto Theatre

318 E. Congress St.


Rialto Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the best of live entertainment to the Tucson community and maintaining the historic theatre. The Rialto first opened its doors in 1920, hosting vaudeville, and 95 years later continues to host a broad array of performers and talent, including rock bands, comedians, jazz musicians, film, flamenco, country and more.

Tucson Museum of Art

140 N. Main Ave.


Founded in 1924, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson, is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs. The museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of modern and contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American and Asian art. The museum offers exhibition tours and public education programs. On your next visit, enjoy Café a la C’Art, named one of the best museum restaurants in the United States by Food & Wine magazine in 2014.

UA Presents

Centennial Hall

1020 E. University Blvd.


The upcoming season features an eclectic mix of over 20 events with highlights from around the world, including Argentine tango, Parisian hot jazz and the Dublin Guitar Quartet. The season opens Oct. 9 with Tony Bennett. The incomparable Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform under the baton and magical violin of Pinchas Zukerman. In dance, Pilobolus returns and BODYTRAFFIC makes its local debut. UA Presents and the Tucson Museum of Art are collaborating to present choreographer, dancer and visual artist Shen Wei in a unique event.