May 8, 2014
The University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre will kick off its 2014-15 season on September 21, 2014. Single tickets go on sale August 4th through the Fine Arts Box Office at 520.621.1162 or online at theatre.arizona.edu, or tickets.arizona.edu, with new subscriptions available in June.
“The 2014-2015 Arizona Repertory Theatre Season is filled with classic & new comedies, as well as thought-provoking dramas,” said Director of Marketing & Development, Lisa Pierce. The greatest thrill is that our audiences will get to see ‘Tomorrow’s Stars Today’ on stage & will get to say they knew them when.
Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig
Co-Sponsored by: Victoria Terzano +
Shawn Edgar & Associates,
September 21 – October 12, 2014
The greatest Italian tenor in the world, Il Stupendo, is scheduled to sing the lead in The Cleveland Opera’s OTELLO. When his wife leaves him a “Dear John” letter, however, the distraught singer takes a double dose of tranquilizers. With curtain time rapidly approaching, opera management kicks into damage control on steroids, and what follows is a laugh-out-loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double entendres and musical mayhem. Winner of three Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and nominated for an Olivier for Best Comedy of the Year, this musical farce is a side-splitting pleaser.
Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
October 19 – November 9, 2014
Both brilliant and disturbing, the story of Frankenstein and his creation has fascinated audiences since the novel was first published in 1818. Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret to reanimating human life – but is man meant to pierce the veil between life and death? Frankenstein’s experiments will claim the lives of those he loves and introduce to the world a creature capable of both heartbreaking humanity and terrifying brutality. Filled with suspense and terror, this is the perfect Halloween production.
The Full Monty music & lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally
Co-Sponsored by: Jane Kivel +
November 9 – December 7, 2014
After seeing their wives’ fervor for a Chippendales touring group, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who are low on prospects and cash decide to create a strip act for a local club. Jerry, who leads the ensemble, claims their act will be better than the Chippendales, because they will go “the full monty” – strip all the way. As they rehearse, each character decides if he will or he won’t, and why. Funny and endearing, the men discover something that will not only change their lives financially, but will help them regain their self-esteem and enrich their bonds with those they love.
This by Melissa James Gibson
February 8 – March 1, 2015
In this comedy, four young, ambitious neighbors struggle to transition from the carefree ‘that’ of growing up to the tumultuous ‘this’ of adulthood. As they push the limits of their friendships, they show us that language can be a catalyst for intimacy as well as a weapon of defense. Capturing the experience of life happening while we make other plans, This gives us a humorous, wise and honest story about fallible – but bright – people in midlife who know that desire and misfortune don’t automatically vanish after marriage.
Othello by William Shakespeare
Sponsored by: Pat Engels & Richard Medland
March 8 – April 5, 2015
Deemed the darkest tale of the human heart ever written, this is the story of a man who loves, yet cannot trust. The play centers on Othello, the Moorish General, whose valiant exploits have saved the state and won him the love of Desdemona, who defies social convention and her father’s will to marry him. But Othello’s ensign, Iago, harbors a secret resentment and plants the seed that will destroy Othello’s love. Featuring some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful poetry, Othello tells a timeless, tragic tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder.
A Little Night Music music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
Sponsored by: The Jacqueline Anne Morris Memorial Foundation
April 12 – May 3, 2015
This beloved, five-time, Tony Award-winning musical based on Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, is a warm, humorous story of romantic attachments, detachments and mismatches, infused throughout with the flavor of a waltz. Romances are rekindled and new ones spring up around famous actress Desiree Armfeldt and an unforgettable cast of characters. Featuring a gorgeous score by Stephen Sondheim, including Send in the Clowns, this evening’s complex twists and turns of love in all its many phases will touch and warm your heart.