Tucson / Phoenix: Theater and Arts: Arizona Theatre Co.

ATC 2008-2009 Season Updates and Performances

ATC presents an intimate portrait of Ann Landers, the Queen of Advice


Arizona Theatre Company is pleased to welcome Tony-nominated actor and television personality Nancy Dussault as she brings to life the advice columnist Ann Landers, one of the most intriguing characters of the 20th century.

Directed by Samantha K. Wyer, The Lady with All the Answers plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from October 18 through November 8. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 13 through November 30. Arizona Theatre Company’s season underwriters are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. Continue reading...

Arizona Theatre Company's Gala 2008 honors John Hudak

For the past sixteen years, Arizona Theatre Company’s annual Gala has launched the Tucson arts season and has become a glittering local tradition. ATC celebrates the 2008-2009 Season on Saturday, September 27, 2008 with its seventeenth annual Gala at the historic Temple of Music and Art. Dine and dance under the stars with ATC artists, supporters and staff after a special performance of Enchanted April. Continue reading about the Gala 2008.

Accessibility services available at ATC

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.

American Sign Language interpretation is presented by professional theatrically trained ASLinterpreters for people who have deafness or hearing loss. Open-captioning allows patrons to read the play’s dialogue on an LED screen as the play progresses.

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 amplification devices 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).

ATC Season Packages

A variety of season packages and FlexPasses are also available. To purchase tickets call the ATC Box Office at (520) 622-2823 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org. Discounts are available for students, seniors and active military on specific performance days.

Request a 2008-2009 Tucson or Pheonix Subscription Package, single tickets from ATC.

For discounts on groups of eight or more, call (520) 622-2823.

During performance weeks, box office hours are 11 AM – curtain, Monday – Friday with phone sales until 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday 12 PM - curtain. All other times of the season, box office hours are 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday.

Support ATC

100% of the dollars that ATC receives are directed back into supporting their work, rather than being paid to anyone as a profit. It also means that we are "owned" by the community, governed by a Board of Trustees, and we exist to serve that community through our plays, education programs, and accessibility initiatives.

How vital are donations?

They're essential! One of the founding precepts is that ticket prices must be kept within reach of all members of the community. Revenues from ticket sales are not meant to cover total operating costs. Roughly 65% of ATC's costs are covered by ticket sales, while the remaining 35% must be raised through contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and grants from government agencies. (from ATC website: Support ATC).

Arizona Theatre Company
2008/2009 Season Production Schedule

Tucson theatergoers will be able to purchase single tickets to all performances in Arizona Theatre Company’s 2008-2009 Season. Tickets range from $26-$64 depending on performance date and section choice. Arizona Theatre Company’s 2008-2009 Season is as follows:

Hair Arizona Theatre CompnyHAIR

Tucson: November 29 – December 20, 2008
Phoenix: December 31, 2008 – January 18, 2009

Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft.  If you experienced it then, you’ll want to groove to it again. If you were too young the first time around, come discover what the fuss was all about as ATC stages a glorious new production of Hair to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Contains mature language and nudity.


Tucson: January 10 – 31, 2009
Phoenix: February 5 - 22, 2009

By Lorraine Hansberry. A gripping and explosive tale of one family living and learning together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun was the first authentic voice of an African American playwright to hit the Broadway stage.  In this award-winning drama, the Younger family searches for a way to grab their piece of the dream, even in the face of prejudice and discrimination.WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY!


Tucson: March 7 – 28, 2009
Phoenix: April 2 - 19, 2009 
In this hilarious world premiere comedy about Hollywood, fame and the TMZ, renowned playwright Jane Martin takes dead aim at our culture of celebrity. So you think you want to be famous?  So did teen idol and “shark-movie” star Sheena Keener, the darling of the press, the obsession of the paparazzi, and the goddess of the E! Channel.  But now she can’t stand to be looked at anymore and her Godzilla of an agent is on the warpath. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naïve newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Flatt, Kansas, it’s a wild ride on the road to fame. Somebody/Nobody is a laugh-out-loud look at modern life and our unending quest for fifteen minutes of fame. The fabulous cocktails, goodies and pampering are all included in the package pricing. A $10 pre-show party upgrade is available for all single ticket purchases. 6-play packages range from $129 to $270. 3-play packages range from $105 to $153.


Tucson: April 8 – 27, 2009
Phoenix: May 7 - 24, 2009
The Music of Ludwig van Beethoven
Text by Hershey Felder
Directed by Joel Zwick
ATC embraced him last season as the inimitable New Yorker George Gershwin and the elegant and mystical Fryderyk Chopin.  Every one of his ATC performances was greeted with standing ovations and calls for encores. Now, Hershey Felder completes his musical trilogy known as ‘The Composer Sonata’ with his brand new production, Beethoven, As I Knew Him.

King Henry V

Phoenix: March 26 – 29, 2009
Tucson: April 2 – 5, 2009
by William Shakespeare
directed by Davis McCallum
Young, restless and ambitious, Henry V inherits a troubled crown and seeks to secure his position at home by launching a hasty invasion of France.  The charismatic warrior King’s aggressive pursuit of the French crown earns him iconic status, uniting England and France and briefly banishing the civil strife that will long outlive him

Previous ATC Performances:


Tucson: September 13 – October 4, 2008
Phoenix: October 9 – 26, 2008
By Matthew Barber from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. “To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine. Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy, to be let for the month of April.”  That simple newspaper notice seduces a quartet of British women to rent a villa for one blissful spring in 1922, where their lives of ordered regularity blossom into glorious disarray.


Tucson: October 18 – November 8, 2008
Phoenix: November 13 - 30, 2008
Based on real events and actual letters, spend an intimate evening with the queen of advice, Ann Landers, as she shares secrets, personal revelations and some juicy tidbits from her multitude of readers.  “A smile-inducing, tear duct-activating reunion with a woman who might have been a stranger but seemed like family…engaging from beginning to end” - LA Times. 

THE CLEAN HOUSE SWEEPS INTO ATC Southwest premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s hit Off-broadway comedy: Phoenix: Herberger Theater Center from May 1 through May 18.

Theatrical fashion show to benefit Arizona Theatre Company’s educational programs on April 20, 2008. Continue reading...

"To Kill A Mockingbird" A great American classic and one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories ever written, Harper Lee’s moving tale of life in rural Alabama during the Depression is filled with heartache and joy, conflict and conciliation. Continue reading...


Subscriptions for Arizona Theatre Company’s 2008-2009 season are currently on sale. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org for more information.

All Tucson, AZ performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the Box Office at (520) 622-2823.

All Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the Box Office at (602) 256-6995.

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Subscriptions for Arizona Theatre Company’s 2008-2009 season are currently on sale. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org for more information.

All Tucson, AZ performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the Box Office at (520) 622-2823.

All Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the Box Office at (602) 256-6995.

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Web Site: http://www.aztheatreco.org/


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