Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tucson: ATC Offers Tours of Historic Temple of Music and Art



From: Bevan Brunelle Bluemer [mailto:bbluemer@arizonatheatre.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:53 AM
Subject: Press Release: ATC Offers Tours of Historic Temple of Music and Art




Arizona Theatre Company is pleased to offer tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art. This season, tours will be conducted at 11:30 AM on the following dates: December 6, December 13, December 20; January 17, January 31; March 14, March 21, March 28; and April 11. 


Tours begin in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue, and are guided by ATC docents. Tours are one-hour in length.


Docents will discuss the history of the building, its restoration and renovation, and take visitors on a backstage tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the theatre. All tours are open to the public and are free of charge, though space is limited.


Following the tour, patrons will receive a voucher good for discounted tickets to the current Arizona Theatre Company production. For tour information and reservations contact Don Gest at (520) 884-8210.


The Temple of Music and Art was dedicated on October 21, 1927. Virtuoso violinist Jascha Heifetz performed at the Grand Opening ceremony. Throughout its seven decades, the Temple passed through many hands and served various functions before finally being historically renovated and rededicated in October in 1990. At that time, through an agreement with the City of Tucson, ATC became the managing tenant of the facility.



Bevan Brunelle Bluemer

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Arizona Theatre Company

Office: 520.884.8210 Ext. 8205

New mobile: 520.235.9232



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