Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Live Theatre Workshop 2016-2017 season


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Live Theatre Workshop

Proudly announces its 2016 -2017 Season

General ticket sales will begin in late May

Season Ticket sales will be in April

For details or questions please contact the box office at 520-327-4242 or visit the

Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Show times may vary preshow. Check the website for special matinee performances and changes.


June 23 – July 9, 2016

A Year with Frog and Toad

Theatre for young audiences

Music by Robert Reale

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel


Live Theatre Workshop kicks off its season    by shining the spotlight on our commitment to developing the next generation of theatre lovers in the Tucson community. Our Children's Theatre program takes center stage with A Year with Frog and Toad.


Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 Tony Awards - including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons.

Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI)

All Authorized Performance Materials are also supplied by MIT

Thursday June 23

Fridays: June 24, July 1, 8

Saturdays: June 25, July 2, 9

Sundays: June 26, July 3


July 14-August 20, 2016


Starring Lesley Abrams

For decades, newspaper columnist Ann Landers dispensed wit and wisdom to millions of Americans in need of advice. In THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, Landers finds herself writing a column about a new kind of heartbreak-- her own. Drawn from Landers' life and letters, this show is a touching and comic portrait of a wise, funny, no-nonsense woman who is one of the most influential figures in America. Through her sometimes controversial opinions, she shaped the way Americans viewed everything from war and politics; marriage, divorce and sexuality, to the proper way to hang a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. 

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Thursdays: July 14, 21, 28, August, 4,11,18

Fridays: July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19

Saturdays: July 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20

Sundays: July 17, 24, 31, August, 7, 14

August 25-October 1, 2016

[sic] by Melissa Gibson

[sic] meaning "thus, so, as such or in such a manner," a term that appears in quoted material to inform the reader that what they are reading is being "reproduced verbatim" so ignore any strange spelling, phrasing or punctuation. That's just the way it is. In adjacent apartments that resemble nothing so much as broom closets with windows, three young, ambitious neighbors come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures with unequal degrees of humor, hopefulness and abject despair, all the while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max and de Ramonstrating that language can be both an instrument of intimacy and a weapon of defense. "The most alluring new play to open in New York this season." —NY Times Winner of the 2002 Obie Award for Playwrighting

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Contains adult Language

Thursdays: August 25, September 1,8,15,22,29

Fridays: August 26, September 2,9,16,23,30

Saturdays: August 27, September 3,10,17, 24 October 1

Sundays: August 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25


October 6-November 12, 2016

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, Adapted from the Novel by Chaim Potok

"You should see it! Your children should see it! Everyone should see it!" - NY Magazine

One boy's struggle between tradition and art. Set in post-war Brooklyn, ASHER LEV is the powerful story of a boy prodigy impassioned to be a painter at any cost – against the will of his family, his community and his tradition.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20 27 November 3, 10

Fridays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11

Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22, 29 November 5, matinee November 12, evening November 12

Sundays: October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6


November 17-December 23, 2016


adapted by Stephen Frankenfield

Watch as the stage is transformed into a 1940s radio studio, where Live Theatre Workshop puts its stamp on this classic story through dozens of character voices and live Foley sound effects. You'll be reintroduced to Kris Kringle, the charming Macy's mascot put on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Don't miss our special Holiday Miracle!

Thursdays: November 17, December 1, 8, 15, 22

Fridays: November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23

Saturdays: November 19, 26, December 3, 10, matinee December 17, evening December 17

Sundays: November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18


January 5-February 11, 2017

BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins

An irresistible one-man play with the most delicious fictitious premise —an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work as a shopkeeper in the basement of Barbra Streisand's Malibu home. Laugh out loud as this play utilizes wit and perspicacity to poke fun at the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. "This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view." —NY Times. "A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true." —The New Yorker. "Fantastically funny." —NY Post.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Contains adult Language

Thursdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9

Fridays: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10

Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, matinee February 11, evening February 11

Sundays: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5

February 16-March 25, 2017


Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmann off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighboring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.... or so some believe. "McDonagh's…comic talent appears unlimited, and he also has a way…of mixing up his humor with a touch of the poet and a profound sense of tragedy always dangerously lurking on comedy's untidy fringe. In short, young McDonagh is a playwright to reckon with…" —NY Post.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Contains adult Language

Thursdays: February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Fridays: February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, matinee March 25, evening March 25

Sundays: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19


March 30-May 6, 2017

BELOW THE BELT by Richard Dresser

An absurdist corporate comedy. Somewhere, in an anonymous factory cranking out units of some unnamed product, three men try to maintain some semblance of humanity and self, despite a crushingly conformist and hyper-masculine bureaucracy. "Gloriously funny but also wickedly insightful... is never short of laugh lines... Lurking beneath the almost farcical hilarity is a bundle of 20th century angst... The jokes are beautifully in place, permitting the three gorgeously combative figures to emerge." - The New York Post

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Thursdays: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4

Fridays: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5

Saturdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, matinee May 6, evening, May 6

Sundays: April 2, 9, (no show April 16), 23, 30


May 11-June 10, 2017

ANNAPURNA by Sharr White

After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral, profound, funny, sweet meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love. "White's poetry is endearing and quite lovely, and his dialogue is sharp, funny and consistently very honest…"—

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Contains strong adult language and themes

Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

Fridays: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9

Saturdays: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, matinee June 10, evening June 10

Sundays: May 14, 21, 28, June 4


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