Arts and Culture

Fall Arts Preview – Advertiser Directory

In this advertising directory, we present some of the many wonderful arts companies in Tucson:

Arizona Rose Theatre • 888-0589

The Arizona Rose Theatre celebrates its 31st anniversary this season. This year marks the first full season in its brand new venue at the Tucson Mall. This season offers some exciting options with shows like “The Odd Couple” and “SPAMALOT,” among others. With plays, musicals, comedy, drama, concerts and more, the Arizona Rose offers something for everyone. Arizona Rose offerings also include opera productions and an education program with classes in drama, dance, and voice.

Arizona Theatre Company • 622-2823

Arizona Theatre Company opens its six-play 51st season with the Marsha Mason-directed romantic comedy by Neil Simon, “Chapter Two,” Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art. “Chapter Two” will be followed by “The River Bride,” Oct. 21 to Nov. 11. The season also includes “Man of La Mancha,” Dec. 2-31; “Outside Mullingar,” Jan. 20-Feb. 10; “Low Down Dirty Blues,” March 10-31; and “The Diary of Anne Frank,” April 21-May 12.

Ballet Tucson • 903-1445

Ballet Tucson’s 2017-18 season begins with the Fall Concert of George Balanchine’s “Walpurgisnacht Ballet” (Ballet Tucson premiere) and revivals of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Paquita — Grand Pas Classique.” The Winter Concert includes “West Side Story” (premiere) featuring live voice and musical accompaniment as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival. The Spring Concert will feature “Carmen” and mixed repertoire with dessert tastings from local restaurants. New this season is “Footprints at The Fox” (November), highlighting new works by the next generation of dance makers.

Broadway in Tucson • 903-2929

Broadway in Tucson/A Nederlander Presentation is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America. The 2017/2018 season includes “The Little Mermaid,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Rent,” “Stomp,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s productions of “Cinderella” and “The King and I,” “Finding Neverland “and the return of “The Book of Mormon.” All performances are at Centennial Hall. Season tickets at

Casabella Fine Art Gallery • 207-4544

Established in 2016, CasaBella Fine Art Gallery, where “Art is Sanctuary,” features the works of the best established and emerging artists of the southwest. The intimate gallery, located in a historic home designed by famed Tucson architect Josiah Joesler, is the ideal backdrop for a variety of works in a range of media including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass art, ceramics and jewelry. For a detailed schedule of openings and artists represented by CasaBella, visit

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun • 299-9191

What started as a small construction project in the early 1950s developed into a 10-acre National Historic District designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia The Gallery in the Sun is home to a colorful array of DeGrazia originals, including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. We are open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fox Tucson Theatre • 547-3040

The Fox fall season is overflowing with iconic performers. September is a classic rock landslide with such legendary bands as Kansas (9/6), Three Dog Night (9/17) and Jesse Collin Young with Martin Barre (9/23). October highlights include “Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul and Blues Revue” (10/5), Irma Thomas and The Blind Boys of Alabama backed by The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet (10/8), Shawn Colvin with “A Few Small Repairs” Anniversary Tour (10/16), Americana Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz (10/24) and “A Night with Janis Joplin” (10/29). Lasting memories await, to view the full season schedule visit!

Invisible Theatre • 882-9721

Invisible Theatre celebrates its 47th anniversary with an exciting mix of contemporary works like “Indoor/Outdoor,” solo journeys like “Remembering Mr. Sinatra” and world premieres like “Mr. Goldberg’s Prodigal Son,” offering something for every theater-goer. Our selections provide unforgettable moments that will thrill, inspire and engage you. Invisible Theatre got its name from the invisible energy that flows between performers and an audience that makes the magic of theatre. Let the magic begin!

Roadrunner Theatre Company • 834-7884

Roadrunner Theatre Company offers a BYOB experience for all its shows. Bring your own bottle of wine or other spirits and we will provide glasses and fun Make your reservations for our next show, The Curious Savage by calling 207-2491 or order your tickets online at The theater is located at 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road on the eastside of Tucson. Cheers! And enjoy the show!

Southern Arizona Arts Guild • 437-7820

Local artists’ gallery voted #1 gallery in Northwest Tucson; offering paintings (water, oil & acrylic), textiles, photography, metal art, jewelry, ceramics, glass work and more. Always an “art-full” experience where you will find the perfect gift or something for you at affordable prices. Monthly art and wine receptions with complimentary wine and food. Open Mon-Sat 10-6; Sunday 12-4. Visit website for calendar and like us on Facebook: southernarizonaartsguildgallery.

True Concord Voices & Orchestra • 401-2651

True Concord returns in October with a program of British music. In November, the ensemble honors
son’s Day of the Dead celebration with David Lang’s Pulitzer-prize winning “little match girl passion,” and Fauré’s “Requiem.” “Christmas Lessons & Carols by Candlelight” follows in December. The New Year begins with two performances at Centennial Hall — Bernstein’s “Mass” in January and Verdi’s “Requiem” in February. The season concludes in March with poetry of Emily Dickinson set to music. Twelve venues with locations serving Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra • 882-8585

Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo Sandoval, Gil Shaham, Rachel Barton Pine, the music of James Bond and Bugs Bunny will celebrate the inaugural season of Music Director José Luis Gomez with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The season opens with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other highlights are the Grieg Piano Concerto, Firebird, Dvořák’s “From the New World” with a big screen presentation, Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, Pictures at an Exhibition and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, “Choral.”

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block • 624-2333

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is pleased to announce the Oct. 21 opening of its 2017-2018 season: “Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor” features over 50 works by artists including Christian Boltanski, Nick Cave, Adam Fuss, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Mosse, Catherine Opie, Ebony G. Patterson, Wendy Red Star, and Andy Warhol. “Desert Dweller,” guest curated by Paula Taylor, examines historical and contemporary Southern Arizona retailers and designers as the curators and innovators of style.

UA Presents • 621-3341

UA Presents is the premiere multi-disciplinary arts presenter in Southern Arizona. As part of the University of Arizona community, the 2017/2018 season includes KC and the Sunshine Band, Penn & Teller, Olga Kern, Mannheim Steamroller, Chita Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Momix, Audra McDonald, and Trevor Noah from “The Daily Show.” Most performances are at Centennial Hall. Season tickets at

University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music • 621-1655

The 10th Annual Music + Festival will be highlighted by the presence of Joan Tower, one of America’s foremost composers. An entire concert will be devoted solely to the music of Duke Ellington, and a rare performance of an Ellington work for orchestra and jazz ensemble will be heard. The festival also provides the opportunity to encounter the music of the 20th-century giant Paul Hindemith, who through composition, conducting, and teaching, transformed musical life in Europe and America in the 20th century.

Winding Road Theater
Ensemble • 401-3626

Winding Road Theatre Ensemble’s 2017 season opens at the Cabaret October 19 with a plea for peace in “An Iliad,” the stage adaptation of Homer’s epic poem by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson. A search for love follows in the lyrical and haunting “The Fantasticks” by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. The season closer explores a family’s longing for absolution and the dissolution of their American Dream in Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”