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Live Theatre Workshop provides performance and education to entertain, enlighten and uplift our community and to develop theatrical talent.

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

LTW's Family Theatre - THE 2016-2017 SEASON

See the new 2017-2018 season!

LTW'S FAMILY THEATRE proudly presents its 2016-2017 Season of Original Musical Adventures:


A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Live Theatre WorkshopA Year with Frog and Toad

Theatre for young audience
Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

June 23 – July 9, 2016

Preview Thursday and Fridays at 7pm

Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3pm

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.


ONCE UPON THIS TIME at Live Theatre WorkshopOnce Upon This Time

An original story by Richard Gremel
With original music and lyrics by Michael Martinez

July 24 – September 25, 2016
no show August 21, 2016

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Everyone knows the classic princess stories from Once Upon a Time. You know those tales of magic, dreams, fantasy, and true love. But do those stories still hold up in today’s modern world? Is there still true love and bibbity-bobbity-boos? Would they still all live happily ever after? In this tale it is “Princess meets Present” when the stories of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and many more are given a modern twist and told once upon THIS time.


GOODIES, GOONS, AND GOBLINS - A HALLOWEEN BASH at Live Theatre WorkshopGoodies, Goons, and Goblins – A Halloween Bash

An original story by Leslie J. Miller
With original music by Michael Martinez

October 9 – 30, 2016

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Celebrate the Halloween season with tricks, treats, friendly monsters, a of course a musical adventure that takes the audience to the magical place where Halloween comes to life. The audience becomes part of the show as we discover all the classic and not so scary Halloween characters as they show us the inner workings of Trick-or-Treating and being a Halloween monster. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume and win some great prizes in the costume contest each week.


ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: A CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG at Live Theatre WorkshopRockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A Christmas Sing-A-Long

An original story by Richard Gremel
With live music by Michael Martinez

November 27 – December 18, 2016

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

It is almost time for Christmas and everything is almost ready. Everything, that is, but the Christmas cheer. Dance, sing , and rock n roll while you help Santa, the elves, and a couple of clumsy reindeer raise the cheer in time for Christmas. Join us for our annual Christmas show and make us a part of your Christmas tradition!


CATMAN AND KID SPARROW, THE FANTASTIC CRIME-FIGHTING DUO! at Live Theatre WorkshopCatman and Kid Sparrow, The Fantastic Crime-Fighting Duo!

An original story by Stephen Frankenfield
With original music and lyrics by David Ragland

January 8 – March 12, 2017
No show January 15 or February 12, 2017

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

As our story begins, we find our heroes, Cat-Man and Kid Sparrow strapped to a rocket, ready to be launched into outer space. Their captor is none other than their arch nemesis, Dogg Dastardly. He is, once again, up to his no-good, evil tricks. He threatens to destroy the city of Metroville. And that’s not all! Soon our dynamite duo discovers that a new, more powerful super-villain has emerged. Can our heroes escape? And if so, will they be able to stop them both before it is too late? This fantastic adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat. You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, and then you’ll laugh some more. Tune in to find out if our super heroes will save the day!


A SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE ITH THE ITTY-BITTY BUCCANEER at Live Theatre WorkshopA Swashbuckling Adventure with the Itty-Bitty Buccaneer

An original story by Richard Gremel
With original music by David Ragland

April 9 – June 4, 2017
No show April 16 and May 7, 2017

Sunday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Sarah Blackbeard, daughter of the legendary Blackbeard the Pirate, decides to set out on her own adventure and search for the hidden treasure of Skull Island. Only problem is, the treasure is hidden by several dangers and traps. There is only one person big and brave enough to find the treasure, Bart the Buccaneer. But when Sarah finds him, she realizes he is nothing but an Itty-Bitty Buccaneer. Together the two of them set off to find the hidden treasure. Not far behind, however, is the good for nothing Pirate, Long John Shiver-me-timbers, searching for the hidden treasure himself. As they race to be the first to the treasure, Sarah realizes no matter your strength or size, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. With a show full of action, dangers, and hidden treasures, this play is sure to be a swashbuckling adventure.



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.