Arizona Theatre Company new season
Summer Classic Films at the Temple
With Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC) mainstage 2017 season completed after the run of the world premiere of "Holmes and Watson," ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it’s the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics.
So, ATC has scheduled Summer Classic Films at the Temple, a series of eight films to be screened from June 2 through August 6. The schedule opens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2 with the The Searchers, the John Ford-directed film with John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond and Natalie Wood that some consider the best western ever made. See schedule of Summer Classic Films at the Templ of Music and Art.
Following one of its most successful seasons ever, Arizona Theatre Company launches its next 50 years with a 2017-18 season full of drama, romance and music. The entertaining, thoughtful, impactful productions that have been the hallmark of the Southwest’s largest fully professional theatre for the last half-century will mark ATC’s 51st season I. Michael and Beth Kasser are the 2017-18 season sponsors.
“An ideal season at ATC creates a meeting place for the many communities that make up our dynamic home in Arizona,” said Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein.
“Our audiences come from every county in the state and have an eager thirst for theatre experiences that range from reimagined classics to new plays. This season, specifically, contains a large dose of romance and larger-than-life characters from all over the world. Whether set in chic New York or deep in the Amazon jungle, the plains of Spain or the farmland of Ireland, a Chicago blues club or a tiny attic hideaway in Amsterdam, they all focus on the very personal stories of characters rich in heart and humanity.”
See this year's ATC 2017-2018 Season Schedule.
David Ivers Named New ATC Artistic Director
After a nationwide search, the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers, most recently the artistic director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, as ATC’s new Artistic Director. Ivers will begin his new role on July 1.
ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company until June 30 when his enduring 25-year tenure will officially come to end and he moves on to pursue new challenges and opportunities. He will become Artistic Director Emeritus. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for seven years, having acted and directed in more than 50 productions with the company over 20 years.
ATC Season Tickets
Season ticket packages are now available. Build-your-own subscriptions for 3, 4 or 5 play packages and Flex Passes also are on sale. Season-packages in Tucson range from $135 to $345 and in Phoenix from $135 to $435.
For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org or call the box office in Tucson at (520) 622-2823 or in Phoenix at (602) 256-6995.
About Arizona Theatre Company
Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona, committed to inspiring, engaging, and entertaining - one moment, one production, and one audience at a time.
Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 50th season, more than 130,000 people each year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix.
Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs.
Designated The State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein and a dedicated Board of Trustees.
ATC Accessibility Options
Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances.
Audio Description provides patrons with vision loss a running audio description of the movement and activities onstage through an infrared broadcast system. For open-captioned or ASL-interpreted performances, patrons should request seats best suited to ASL interpretation or captioning when purchasing tickets.
Large Print and Braille playbills and Infrared listening amplificationdevices are also available at every ATC performance with reservation. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).
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