Fall Arts Preview: Tucson awaiting a plethora of productions

Lewis Black performs September 30 at Fox Tucson Theatre. (Submitted)

By Bridgette Redman

In a world where little has seemed normal, Tucson arts organizations are preparing their fall seasons with a good, solid mix of music, comedy, drama, new works and familiar tales.

While some organizations are still working on the upcoming season and have not yet made announcements, others are ready to share all that they are working on.


Arizona Rose Theatre

4500 N. Oracle Road, Suite 329, 520-888-0509, arizonarosetheatre.com

“The Broadway Experience: New Beginnings,” August 27 and August 28; and September 10 and September 11

Arizona Theatre Company

330 S. Scott Avenue, 520-884-8210, atc.org

“The Lion,” September 24 to October 15

Broadway in Tucson

Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Boulevard, 520-903-2929, broadwayintucson.com

“The Lion King,” September 14 to September 25

“Six The Musical,” October 11 to October 16

“Cats,” October 20 to October 23

Gaslight Theatre

7010 E. Broadway Boulevard, 520-886-9428, thegaslighttheatre.com

“The Wizard of the Rings,” September 1 to November 6

Rogue Theatre

300 E. University Boulevard, Suite 150, 520-551-2053, theroguetheatre.org

“Sweat,” September 8 to September 25

Invisible Theatre

1400 N. First Avenue, 520-884-0672, invisibletheatre.com

“Lifespan of a Fact,” September 7 to September 18

Live Theatre Workshop

3322 E. Fort Lowell Road, 520-327-4242, livetheatreworkshop.org


“Boston Marriage,” October 13 to November 19

Children’s Theatre:

“Dia De Los Muertos the Musical,” October 29 to November 13

Scoundrel & Scamp

738 N. Fifth Avenue, Suite 131, 520-448-3300, scoundrelandscamp.org

“Faustus: That Damned Woman,” October 13 to October 30

University of Arizona, School of Theatre, Film & Television

1025 N. Olive Road, Suite 239, 520-621-7008, theatre.arizona.edu

“Legally Blonde,” October 2 to 

October 16

“Polaroid Stories,” October 23 to November 6


True Concord Voices and Orchestra

P.O. Box 64912, 520-401-2651, trueconcord.org

“Timothy Takach: Helios,” September 30 to October 2

Fox Tucson Theatre

17 W. Congress Street, 520-624-1515, foxtucson.com

“Fortune Feimster: Hey, Y’all,” September 11

Jefferson Starship: Mother of the Sun Tour, September 17

Bill Blagg Magic in Motion STEAM Show, September 22

Get the Led out: A Celebration of the Mighty Zep, September 25

“Weird Al” Yankovic, September 27

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite Duo, September 28

Lewis Black: Off the Rails, September 30

The Passing Zone, October 1

False Negative: An Evening with John Waters, October 15

Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Aztlan, October 16

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories, October 18

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, October 21

Ronstadt Family in Concert, October 23

The Rialto Theatre

318 E. Congress Street, 520-740-1000, rialtotheatre.com

Don Carlos of Black Uhuru, September 2

AJJ, September 3

Deconstructing the Beatles —
“The White Album
,” September 8

Dwight Yoakum, September 9

Circles Around the Sun, September 13

John Mark McMillan, September 14

Life with the Afterlife: A Supernatural Evening with Amy Bruni, September 15

Marc Maron: This May Be the Last Time, September 16

Fontaines D.C., September 20

Rodrigo y Gabriela, September 21

Brubeck Brothers Quartet, September 23

Harry Rollins: Good to See You, September 28

Nurse Blake, the PTO Comedy Tour, September 29

Apocalyptica: Cell-O Tour, September 30

Manchester Orchestra, October 2

Kevin Morby, October 3

Too Many Zooz, October 4

Dirty Honey and Dorothy, October 5

The Midnight, October 6

DEHD, October 7

Dayglow: People in Motion Tour, October 10

The Afghan Whigs, October 11

Bonobo: Fragments Live, October 12

The War on Drugs, October 13

Damien Escobar, October 15

Teddy Swims, October 18

Vir Das’ Wanted World Tour, October 21

La Dispute, October 21

Deerhoof, October 24

Black Jacket Symphony, October 26

Tucson Symphony Orchestra


Orkestra Mendoza & The Magic of Mexico, September 17 

Fandango Fabuloso, September 13 and September 25

The Four Seasons, Reimagined, October 8 and October 9

Fairy Tales and Firebirds, October 14 and October 16

Revolution: The Music of the Beatles, October 22 and October 23

Coco in Concert: Live to Film, October 29 and October 30


Ballet Tucson

200 S. Tucson Boulevard, 520-903-1445, ballettucson.org

“Footprints at the Fox,” October 7