In this directory, we present some of the finest arts companies in Tucson:
ANDREW SMITH GALLERY
www.andrewsmithgallery.com • 984-1234
Andrew Smith Gallery is the leading gallery in the world specializing in buying and selling historic, classic, and contemporary Western American photography. The gallery is the international source for the work of Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, William Henry Jackson, Native American Delegation photography, and Western American landscape photographs. Andrew Smith Gallery represents important contemporary photographers such as Patrick Nagatani, Zig Jackson, Lee Friedlander, Barbara Van Cleve, and many others.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE
www.theatre.arizona.edu • 621-1162
Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) is a unique theatre company within the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television. ART presents six productions each season with over 100 performances that run from September through May. ART is modeled after professional theatre companies and consists of students from the Acting and Musical Theatre program, with students from the Design and Technology program providing production support. ART invites you to experience the future of theatre and “See Tomorrow’s Stars Today!”
ARIZONA ROSE THEATRE
www.arizonarosetheatre.com • 988-0509
This season the Arizona Rose presents five exciting shows. It opens with “The Musical World of Fairy Tales,” a journey through fairy tale musicals such as Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, and more. The second show is “Sherlock Holmes and the East Wind,” a thrilling musical mystery, followed by a comedy, “Dashing Through the Snow.” The final two shows are “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY
www.arizonatheatre.org • 622-2823
Arizona Theatre Company, the Official State Theatre of Arizona, opens its 53rd season with “The Royale,” Sept. 7-28 at the Temple of Music and Art. “Silent Sky,” based on the life of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, follows Oct. 22- Nov. 9. Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! to “Cabaret,” musical theatre that packs a political wallop, Nov. 30- Dec. 29. The new year welcomes “Master Harold…and the Boys,” Athol Fugard’s powerful coming-of-age play, Jan. 18- Feb. 8. Two comedies follow: the music-filled “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” Feb. 7-28, and “Women in Jeopardy,” April 18-May 9.
BROADWAY IN TUCSON
www.broadwayintucson.com • 903-2929
Broadway in Tucson/A Nederlander Presentation is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America. Since its first season, Broadway in Tucson has brought more than 1,100,000 patrons to the touring Broadway experience. Now presenting in the historic Centennial Hall, this season offers six-full week shows as well as a special weekend event. Broadway in Tucson accepts senior, military, and student discounts with a valid ID.
CREATIVE JUICE ART BAR
www.creativejuiceartbar.com • 359-6675
Creative Juice lets you relax and discover your inner artist in a fun, casual environment. No experience necessary! Grab some friends, bring a date, or just come solo. Choose a painting, get a drink from the bar, and enjoy a fun-filled evening full of good music and great company. Each class includes a 16 x 20 canvas and all the brushes and paints you’ll need. Follow our instructor’s step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece.
DEGRAZIA GALLERY IN THE SUN
www.degrazia.org • 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 Museum is home to a colorful array of DeGrazia originals, including oil paintings, watercolors, and ceramics. The grounds also include the Mission in the Sun, with its rock floors, interior murals, and open-air roof. Open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FOX TUCSON THEATRE
www.foxtucson.com • 547-3040
Tucson’s “Crown Jewel of Downtown” hosts a diverse mix of premium top tier concerts, cutting-edge comedies, family-friendly shows, and enriching world entertainment. Season highlights include R & B/pop singer Aaron Neville, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s newest tour, “O Solo Wainwright,” and the iconic Israeli singer/songwriter and guitarist with his band in David Broza & Friends (in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona)! Visit the website for the most up-to-date concert listings.
www.invisibletheatre.com • 882-9721
The name Invisible Theatre refers to the invisible energy that flows between performers and an audience that makes the magic of theatre. The 49th anniversary season is filled with that magic! From the inspirational “Becoming Dr. Ruth” to the hilarious Steve Solomon’s “From Brooklyn to Broadway” to the evocative “Down to Eartha –The Eartha Kitt Story,” you will be amazed at each theatrical selection in the 2019-2020 “49th Anniversary Season of Love”!
THE LEARNING CURVE
www.thelearningcurvetucson.com • 882-9721
Now in its 18th year, The Learning Curve offers intriguing topics presented by outstanding scholars who delight in teaching. From single lectures followed by gourmet lunches in the Food for Thought series to multi-session classes in art, music, literature, history, and more, plus travel programs, writing workshops, and special events, this independent arts and humanities program provides opportunities to explore new ideas and enjoy learning for the love of it.
THE LOFT CINEMA
www.loftcinema.org • 795-7777
Praised by Filmmaker Magazine for its “phantasmagorical programming and astute choice of guests,” the Loft Film Fest was created in 2010 as a showcase for the very best independent, foreign, and classic cinema. For eight days in November, the Loft Film Fest provides an intimate and unique setting for film fans to experience hand-selected festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, etc., and to meet internationally renowned artists from the world of independent cinema.
MO’S GALLERY & FINE FRAMING
www.mosgallery.com • 795-8226
Locally owned and operated since 1985, Mo’s specializes in custom picture framing, custom mirrors, art conservation and restoration. They are expert designers of one-of-a-kind display box’s, protecting and preserving heirloom keepsakes and family treasures. They sell original art and fine art prints and photography by renowned artists, and have special exhibits quarterly. Upcoming exhibits include The Bill Buckmaster Print Collection Exhibit and Mid-Century Modern Week.
THE ROGUE THEATRE
www.theroguetheatre.org • 551-2053
The Rogue Theatre is an intimate Actors’ Equity Small Professional Theatre in the heart of Tucson at The Historic Y, adjacent to a large parking lot. The Rogue won the 2012 American Theatre Wing (founder of the Tony Awards) National Theatre Award. Tickets are now available for The Rogue’s 15th season, Stories of Obsession: Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” Martin McDonagh’s “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
THE SCOUNDREL & SCAMP THEATRE
www.scoundrelandscamp.org • 448-3300
The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre celebrates its third season with five plays in a beautifully renovated theater just off Fourth Avenue. Three plays are for all ages: the beloved “The Little Prince,” a fairy tale musical “The Light Princess,” and Wolfe Bowart’s fantastical “Letter’s End.” For older audiences, there is “Cloud Tectonics,” a love story of magical realism, and “Ada and the Engine,” a story of love and scandal at the dawn of the technological revolution.
SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL
www.sonoranglass.org • 884-7814
Fall at Sonoran Glass School means fire, art, and education. On the last Friday of every month, starting in September, SGS will host its Final Fridays event from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring free glassblowing demonstrations. The first weekend in October brings the annual Pumpkin Fiesta, featuring hundreds of colorful, handmade glass pumpkins and other gifts on display. On Dec. 1, explore local handmade glass gifts at the Winter Open House.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA ARTS GUILD & GALLERY
www.southernarizonaartsguild.com • 437-7820
Since February, the Southern Arizona Arts Guild and Gallery has been busy with the opening of its new art gallery location at La Encantada (on the second level). This new space has allowed the organization to more than double the number of local artists that can be showcased. With more than 90 artists selling their work at all price levels, there is something for every taste. The Guild continues to not only operate the gallery, but support emerging artists, provide art education, host exhibits, and provide platforms for artists to meet and support one another.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
www.sasomusic.org • 308-6226
The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season is sure to inspire and amaze. Join in celebrating with the epic and unforgettable “Carmina Burana” with the Helios Ensemble, an all-Tchaikovsky concert with a live painter, a special opera production of “Die Fledermaus,” and several of Beethoven’s greatest works with an all-star cast of soloists from around the world. For more information, contact SASO at [email protected], or visit the website.
TRUE CONCORD VOICES & ORCHESTRA
www.trueconcord.org • 401-2651
Grammy-nominated True Concord explores the miracle of human genius through music this season! With an innovative combination of masterpieces and thought-provoking newer works, each concert celebrates the common thread found in works of genius that have touched the lives. Highlights include the Arizona premiere of the critically acclaimed Jocelyn Hagen’s “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” and Broadway superstar Morris Robinson featured in “America Sings!” Visit the website for tickets and venue information.
TUCSON DESERT SONG FESTIVAL
www.tucsonsongfest.org • 888-546-3305
The eighth annual Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan. 15 – Feb. 6, 2020, celebrates the American voice with a gathering of world-renowned classical singers exploring the colors, rhythms, and melodies of America’s rich and complex musical character. Join TDSF and 10 of Tucson’s leading arts organizations as we explore America in music with such leading vocal artists as superstar soprano Renée Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, and lyric tenor Matthew Polenzani.
TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Enjoy everything from straight ahead to contemporary jazz in elite venues across the city this January. TJF President Elliot Glicksman says, “Tucson is the jazz capital of the Southwest. In only five years, the HSL Tucson Jazz Festival has become one of the premiere jazz festivals in the country. Musicians and music lovers alike look forward to a jazzy January in Tucson.” For a full schedule and ticket information visit the website.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORIC BLOCK
www.tucsonmuseumofart.org • 624-2333
In “The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West,” 39 artists interpret, reinvent, and transform the centuries-old idea of the sublime. “Harry Brorby: The strength of a cold line” is a historic look at three decades of work by the Chicago-born artist. New permanent collection exhibitions include wooden carvings and clay sculptures by artists from the Oaxacan region of Mexico, photographs by Ralph Gibson, and representations of women on paper.
TUCSON POPS ORCHESTRA
www.tucsonpops.org • 722-5863
The Tucson Pops Orchestra celebrates 65 years of Music Under the Stars!™ In 1954 Georges DeMeester founded this magical group whose desire was to share their love of music by offering free concerts. His mission has continued to this day with tremendous support from the Tucson community. Join Maestro László Veres and the Pops for the final four concerts this fall — Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Bandshell.
www.uapresents.org • 621-3341
Take an adventure with a vibrant lineup that will invigorate your senses, spark your imagination, and ignite your passion for the performing arts. University of Arizona’s professional multi-disciplinary arts presenter brings awe-inspiring events to Southern Arizona in five distinct genres including jazz, dance, family, classical, and spotlight. Most performances are held in the historic Centennial Hall. Discounts are available for seniors, military, and students with a valid ID.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FRED FOX SCHOOL OF MUSIC
www.music.arizona.edu • 621-1655
The 12th annual Music + Festival 2019: Varèse, Kernis, and Mingus will present the music of Edgar Varèse, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Charles Mingus. The Oct. 12-13 festival, directed by Daniel Asia and featuring guest artist Aaron Jay Kernis, will include a symposium, four concerts, and guest speakers as well as distinguished UA faculty, students http://www.music.arizona.eduand ensembles.