Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tucson: Single Tickets Go On Sale August 17 for Arizona Theatre Company's 2009-2010 Season


From: Arizona Theatre Company [mailto:jspencer@arizonatheatre.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:20 PM
Subject: Press Release: Single Tickets Go On Sale August 17 for Arizona Theatre Company's 2009-2010 Season






Tucson theatergoers will be able to purchase single tickets to all performances in Arizona Theatre Company's 2009-2010 Season as of Monday, August 17, 2009. Tickets range from $26-$54 depending on performance date and section choice. Arizona Theatre Company's 2009-2010 Season is as follows:


The Kite Runner
September 10 - October 3, 2009


"Come see me, Amir, there is a way to be good again..." A cry for help from an old friend in a distant land lies at the heart of this powerful story of friendship, betrayal and redemption newly adapted from the international best-selling novel. Based on one of the most beloved books of the last decade, The Kite Runner is told through the lives of two boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Afghanistan in the same household, but in two starkly different worlds. When the innocence of the boys' childhood is confronted with the brutality of prejudice and hate, Amir begins a journey of self discovery and enlightenment that will take him far from his home and the demons of his youth. But fate, global politics and historical tragedy threaten his ability to make amends for his past. A bracing look at the modern world, The Kite Runner shows us the human face beneath the headline news.


George is Dead
October 17 - November 7, 2009

Comic legend and Academy Award nominee Elaine May offers up a new comedy starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Marlo Thomas as Doreen, the socialite wife of a right-wing Republican named George.  On her way to a fundraiser, driven by a possibly illegal immigrant, she ends up at the home of a former employee and her left-wing husband.  How?  Why?  Do they kill her?  Reject her? Adopt her?  Is George really dead?  See this comedy by the award-winning writer of The Birdcage, Primary Colors and Heaven Can Wait to find out!


Ain't Misbehavin'
November 28 - December 19, 2009

Bright lights. Glamorous gowns. And finger-snapping, toe-tappin' music.  The joint is jumpin' and we're taking misbehavin' to a whole new level! Travel back to Harlem's sassy, swinging '30s with this riveting, Tony Award-winning musical-exuberantly performed by a quintet of irresistible talents. Spend a joyous evening partying with one of the greatest jazz songwriters of all time, Thomas "Fats" Waller.  A composer and pianist with a legendary lust for life, he created jubilant melodies, soulful ballads and gleeful love songs like I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Honeysuckle Rose, I Can't Give You Anything but Love and, of course, Ain't Misbehavin'.  This is one show that may just bring the house down!  One never knows ... do one?


[title of show]
January 23 - February 13, 2010

Imagine two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical about two hyper-talented young songwriters in New York trying to write a new musical...! That's [title of show], the deliciously smart and tuneful musical that wowed Broadway audiences and critics last fall. It's a dizzy, unpredictable, and uproarious tongue-in-cheek musical about show business and making one's dreams come true. Follow Jeff, Hunter, Heidi and Susan as they negotiate a musical theatre obstacle course of finding backers, casting singers, and making it to Broadway. Fresh, funny and playful, [title of show] is a Cinderella tale set to music about the journey from the unemployment line to the Great White Way. "Delectable entertainment! Hilarious! A fresh new musical worth cheering!" - The New York Times.


The Glass Menagerie
February 27 - March 20, 2010

In the 1930s in a small tenement apartment in St. Louis, the Wingfield family awaits your visit. The mother Amanda lives in an illusion of recapturing her faded Southern Belle glory, her daughter Laura lives in a fantasy world of delicate glass figurines, and her son Tom dreams poetically of a world beyond the back stoop.  When Tom brings home a Gentleman Caller to meet his sister, The Glass Menagerie weaves these lives into a heart-stopping dance of hopes pursued and dreams betrayed.  Considered by many to be Tennessee Williams' greatest play, The Glass Menagerie is an achingly beautiful story of longing and love that has touched generations of theatergoers with its sparkling, delicate radiance.

The Glass Menagerie is the third show in ATC's "AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories" series following our universally acclaimed productions of To Kill A Mockingbird and A Raisin in the Sun. This unique initiative is designed to engage audiences both through the onstage performance and community activities designed to enhance the understanding of this classic play.


The Second City Does Arizona, or Close, But No Saguaro 
April 3 - 24, 2010

Talk about a stimulus package! From sagebrush to Sheriff Joe, from Green Valley to kokopelli - it's time to batten down the barrel cactus because we've invited The Second City to Arizona to do a no-holds-barred world premiere comedy revue all about us. Famous for their hilarious sketch comedy and for their equally famous alumni (Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner and a whole slew of others), The Second City is turning their photo radar on the Grand Canyon State, and aiming their tee-shots at the land of prairie dogs and snow birds.  We're joining with this troupe of expert Chicago comedians to create a comedy about the special challenges of the high life in the low desert. It's a guaranteed evening of recession-proof fun and high-mileage laughter - and which of us couldn't use a lot more of that right now?


Arizona Theatre Company performs in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art, located at 330 S. Scott Avenue.

Arizona Theatre Company offers accessibility services for patrons with disabilities for select performances. For patrons with vision loss, ATC provides Audio Description, 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 ASL-interpreters 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 programs and infrared listening amplification devices are also available at every ATC performance. TTY access for the box office is available in Tucson at (520) 884-9723 or via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII).


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. For discounts on groups of eight or more, call Chris Olson at (520) 884-8210 x 8204. During performance weeks, box office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM and 6 PM to curtain, Monday through Friday, with phone sales until 5 PM; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 PM to curtain. All other times of the season, box office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.


Single tickets for Phoenix performances will become available to the public on September 8, 2009. For information about Phoenix performances, call the box office at (602) 256-6995 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.


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