ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Opening March 6 and continuing through March 25: Rocket Man, by Steven Dietz. Preview performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 3 through 5. Performance times vary. There are audio-described performances March 8 and 11; and an ASL interpreted performance on March 17. Post-performance discussions are March 11 and March 24. Tickets are $18.50 to $27.50. Call 622-2823 for tickets and information.
Opening This Week
PEKING OPERA. UA Centennial Hall, located on University Boulevard, east of the Main Gate. The internationally acclaimed Peking Opera Company performs their ancient mixture of theatre, action, dance, music and drama at 8 p.m. Friday, February 27. A free, pre-performance "Arts Encounters" discussion meets at 7:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Douglass Building. Tickets range from $15 to $24; with discounts for UA faculty/staff. Students and children pay half-price. Call 621-3341 for tickets and information.
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE. YWCA Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Opening February 27 and continuing through March 15: Mercury Productions, Upstairs Theatre Company and Millennium Theatre Company present Pushing the Envelope, by Tucson playwright W. Jesse Greenberg. There is a preview performance at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 26. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. There is an audio-described performance on March 7. Call 791-2263 for information.
UA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Drama West Building, located on the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Four performances only, February 26 through 28: Sophocles' Antigone, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, and directed by M. Curtis Grittner. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, February 26 through 28, with a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m., followed by a post-performance discussion. Admission is free, but obtaining tickets in advance from the Fine Arts box office is highly recommended. Ticket holders must take their seats at least 15 minutes before curtain; all remaining empty seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 621-1162 for reservations and information.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Continuing through March 8: Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning love story, Anna Christie. A reluctant prostitute sets out with her sea-faring father, and falls in love with a shipwrecked Irish stoker. Monica Kester, Jonathan Ingbretson and James Mitchell Gooden star. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8.50, $7.50 seniors, and reservations are a must. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information. Box office hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Continuing through March 29: Vasilisa and the Magic Doll. This Russian folk tale continues LTW's Sunday Afternoon Theatre for Children series. Performances are at 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $5. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information.
PANORAMIC PRODUCTIONS. Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through March 7: Parallel Lives, written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 1 o'clock matinees Sundays, March 1 and 8. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors. Call 721-2580 for information.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through March 1: Blood Brothers, the story of twins separated at birth. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 1. Tickets are $17, $15 for UA employees/seniors, and $12 for students. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for tickets and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5671 E. Speedway. 546-9805. Continuing through February 28: Alice in Wonderland, as performed by children, teen and adult actors. Production is most appropriate for ages 4 through adult. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6 adults, $4 children, with complimentary tickets available for non-profit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.
DESERT PLAYERS THEATRE. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing through March 1: Widows and Children First, by Harvey Fierstein. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 o'clock matinee Sunday, March 1. Call 579-3201 for information.
Out Of Town
BISBEE REPERTORY THEATRE. 94 Main St., Bisbee. Continuing through March 14: Harvey, a charming comedy starring an invisible rabbit. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 o'clock matinee on Sunday, March 15. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the door, kids 16 and under $5. Call 1-520-432-3786 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. 5317 E. Speedway. Live Theatre Workshop announces open auditions for Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 28. Roles available for six women and nine men. Bring a picture and résumé. Call 327-4242 for information.
AUDITION NOTICE. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Millennium Theatre announces open auditions at 11 a.m. Sundays until all roles for upcoming productions have been filled. Millennium also seeks people with technical and musical abilities. Call 882-7920 for information.
CALL FOR ENTRIES. Third Street Kids seeks scripts for a One-Act Play Marathon to run April 20 through 26. Plays are to be 40- to 60-minutes long, and will be presented by a wide variety of organizations including professional, semi-professional and high-school drama clubs. There is a $50 entry fee for all scripts; fee is refundable if script is not accepted. Third Street Kids also seeks theatre professionals to sit on an ad hoc committee to read scripts. Third Street Kids is a performing arts company designed to provide education, training and experience in the arts to children. Call Marcia Berger at 622-4100 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 884-8210 for more information.
TEMPLE TOURS. See the Alice Holsclaw and Cabaret theaters, and all their behind-the-scenes areas, with free guided tours at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, starting in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Reservations are not required, but calling ahead to confirm tour availability is suggested. Call 884-8210 for information.
THEATRE FOR RENT. Theatre Congress, 125 E. Congress St., is available for theatre, dance and musical performances. The 50-seat black box theater is also a great place for meetings and classes. Call 791-2263 for information.
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