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We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

LTW's Family Theatre - THE 2018-2019 SEASON

Our family series presents its 2018-2019 Season:


Tyler and The Very Very Very Big Magic Book

An original physical comedy by Tyler West and Richard Gremel

Two day special showing:
Sat, June 16th at 2:00pm and
Sun, June 17 at 12:30pm

Live Theatre Workshop's new janitor; Tyler, has just discovered The Very Very Very Big Magic Book of many many many stories. Watch as he gets sucked inside the book and dive into some of your favorite stories like; Jack & the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Frog, King Arthur, and more! This is a physical comedy show meant for all ages! It's a mixture of physical comedy, mime, live sound effects, projections, costumes, and a whole lot of laughs.


Rockin’ Cinderella

An original adaptation by Richard Gremel

June 24 – August 19, 2018
no show July 22

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

It’s the 1950’s, a time of malt shops, poodle skirts, and sock hops. Now throw in the classic story of Cinderella, and you’re bound to have a rockin’ good time. When the Burger Palace King decides to throw a sock hop, in hopes of finding a girl for his lonely son, everyone in town is getting excited for the event, including Cinderella and her two step-sisters. But when Cinderella isn’t able to go, it’s up to her Fairy Godfather to come to the rescue. And when the clock strikes midnight and Cinderella runs off, leaving just a shoe behind, it is up to the Burger Palace Prince to find the love of his life. Come jump, jive, and wail to this Rock N’ Roll take on a classic story.


The Grand Canyon Mystery

An original story by Stephen Frankenfield and Kristian Kissel

September 9 – November 11, 2018
no show October 7

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

FOGNeR (The Fraternal Order of the Great Northern Rim) is holding its annual Autumn meeting to make sure everything is ready to go for the upcoming winter on the Grand Canyon’s north rim. Winter coats? Check! Sufficient warm shelter? Check! Food supply? Uh-oh! The food supply that the animals have worked all fall to save up is gone! Any number of crafty critters could be responsible: the raccoon, the weasel, the snake, or was it one of their own!? The members of FOGNeR will need to work fast to solve this mystery before winter comes, and they just might need some help from… you! Come be part of the fun in this wild woodland mystery!



Based on the comic strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz
Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady
Originally produced by Arthur Whitelaw, Michael L. Grace and Susan Bloom
Originally directed by Arthur Whitelaw

November 29 – December 29, 2018

Thurs/Fri/Sat nights at 7 PM and Sunday afternoons at 3 PM

Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! – the musical sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters. Fun for audiences of all ages, this is a show your family won’t want to miss.


The Brave Knight, Sir Lancelot

An original story and music by Richard Gremel

January 20 – March 24, 2019
No show February 17

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Many of you know about Sir Lancelot, the bravest of Arthur’s knights and one of the Knights of the Round Table. But before he was a brave knight of whom legends are told, he was just a regular guy trying to become a hero. Join Lancelot on his quest to find action, adventure, dragons, and damsels in distress, all in the hopes of becoming a brave knight.


Quirkus Circus & the Missing Ringmaster

An original story by Tyler West
With original music by Michael Martinez

April 7 – June 9, 2019
No show April 21 and May 12, 2018

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Quirkus Circus has just popped their tiny little tent up at Live Theatre Workshop. The show starts and everyone begins their spectacular opening number, but when they go to reveal their Ringmaster, he isn’t there! What’s a circus to do without a ringmaster? Quirkus Circus is going to need some help if they want to keep the show going and who better to help out then you! That’s right; they are going to need the audience to help them get to the end of their show. So come out and get ready to laugh, be silly, and show off your talents in this family fun musical.


Titles and dates subject to change. For more information call (520) 327-0160 or email amanda.g@livetheatreworkshop.org


About LTW's Family Theatre

Our Family Theatre program deepens our connection to kids and families by offering interactive musical theatre performances on Sunday afternoons and in over 15 schools across the city. These performances have become a tradition for Tucson families. Kids are introduced to and learn to love theatre through this program, and many continue on to take LTW classes and even advance to become performers in these shows themselves.


Family Theatre Writers

Click on pictures to read biographies of some of the writers of LTW Family Theatre plays.