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Carousel

The old chestnut Carousel, one of the most famous musicals of the 20th century, is being performed by Arts-Express at the Berger Theatre in Tucson. This production features a...

Remembering Terrence McNally

The great playwright Terrence McNally died today. Sun News remembers him from our meeting in Austin last year on his 8oth birthday. Two articles I wrote about him can...

The Dickens Festival in Tucson

A city in the American desert is an unlikely place to encounter a 19th century-style English market, but when you see Father Christmas in person you know Charles Dickens...

Showdown in Tucson

Having just visited Tombstone last month, I was already in the mood for a good old-fashioned western. The Gaslight Theatre obliged by putting on a production entitled Showdown in...

Christmas Break is Over!

With the passing of yesterday (Jan. 7, 2020), Christmas is truly over. For those who missed it, Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar established by Julius...

The Lightness of Being

Unlike a famous novel of 1984, the lightness of being is not unbearable. Not, that is, for The Light Princess, who is sublimely uncaring about her inability to have...

Space Wars in Tucson

It’s a winning formula: create a musical farce where good is pitted against evil. The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson is currently staging Space Wars, a broad take-off on Star...

Sherlock Holmes in Tucson

The day is December 23, 1915. Dr. Watson, at a hotel in Paris, is writing letters to the press in London to announce the death of Sherlock Holmes. The...

Last Train to Nibroc

The meeting of Raleigh and May in this play, Last Train to Nibroc, reminds me of the 1938 movie Holiday. There Cary Grant meets a vivacious woman played by...

Dr. Ruth: Love Your Penis

At age 91 Dr. Ruth is still feisty. When I met her in 2014, she was appearing at a special performance of a play written about her life, Becoming...
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Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo

“Our goal is to be a world-class zoo,” said Reid Park Zoo’s Deborah Carr, director of marketing and events. As she gave the Sun...

World Premiere in Tucson

written by Drs. C. Cunningham & M. Emanuele Gretchen Wirges brought her one-woman show to the Invisible Theatre this week, marking its world premiere. Entitled...

Arizona in Space

A 2-room exhibit at the Arizona History Museum, entitled Ready To Launch, is designed to show Arizona’s place in space. While it has elements of...