Mainstage - THE 2015-2016 SEASON
Under the Artistic Direction of Sabian Trout,
Live Theatre Workshop is proud to announce its 2015-16 Mainstage Season!
For information on ticketing and season subscriptions, call (520) 327-4242.
June 18 - July 5, 2015
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Special Event - Limited Seating
Join Live Theatre Workshop in our commitment to developing the next generation of theatre lovers in this outstanding musical that will delight the young, the old, and everyone in between. Based on the classic children's book that has swept through classrooms and households across the globe, Flat Stanley is brought to life by all of your favorite LTW actors. Infectious songs and non-stop adventure abound as ten-year-old Stanley becomes the ultimate exchange student scouring the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.
July 9 - August 8, 2015
By Theresa Rebeck
This wildly popular comedy about a single mother's search for love, which involves the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, 600 pairs of shoes, and, of course, some very, very bad dates, is a feel-good charmer.
"...a poignant slice of urban life that also happens to be drop-dead funny" - The Wall Street Journal.
August 13 - 22, 2015
My Life in Sports
By Bill Epstein
Written and performed by Tucson favorite Bill Epstein, this one-man show is a brilliantly written look at identity, masculinity, sports...and love. A nostalgic, comic and poignant coming-of-age story.
August 27 - October 3, 2015
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
By Neil Simon
Inspired by Neil Simon's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, you'll laugh non-stop at the comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags, while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".
"Old style comedy: fast and furious." - The Wall Street Journal
"One of [Simon's] funniest...Comedy, comedy all the way." - Newsweek
October 8 - November 15, 2015
God's Man in Texas
By David Rambo
Whether you’re selling cars, real estate…or salvation…if you don’t meet your numbers, you’re in trouble. It can even happen to the beloved head of a Houston mega-church, who won’t relinquish control of his pulpit as the competition to replace him heats up. Faith and egos collide in this comedy that pits preacher against preacher.
November 19 - December 27, 2015
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alverez
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!
January 7 - February 13, 2016
Old Jews Telling Jokes
by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent
Get ready for an outrageous evening of one-liners, double-entendres and hysterical routines sure to triple you over with laughter! This comedy includes classic jokes, comic songs, and tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world. If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will have you rolling in the aisles. You'll laugh 'til you plotz!
Contains Adult Language
February 18 - March 19, 2016
No Way to Treat a Lady
by Douglas Cohen
A theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity crazed actor turned killer and the endearing detective who pursues him. A devilish blend of humor, romance and murder: the killer adopts a myriad of disguises including a tango instructor, French waiter, female barfly and priest.
"Terrific! Hilarious! Dynamic! An unabashedly histrionic romp with plenty of laughs, a fair share of romance and a welcome abundance of drollery." - The Los Angeles Times
March 24 - April 30, 2016
One Slight Hitch
by comedian Lewis Black
It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose. So much for perfect.
Contains Adult Language
"There's more than a touch of Neil Simon in the morose Mr. Black." - New York Times
"If sustained laughter is the best measure of a comedy, ONE SLIGHT HITCH makes the grade." - Asbury Park Press
May 5 - June 11, 2016
Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gionfriddo
Hailed as a "genius" by Variety, playwright Gina Gionfriddo's latest comedy tackles feminism’s foibles in what The New York Times called an, "intensely smart and immensely funny," new play. Three generations of women share their raucous and refreshing approaches to navigating work, love and family. This new comedy takes a sharp look at how women, and men, find happiness and conquer disappointment.
Contains Adult Themes
"Funny and lusty...savor this one!" - The Orange County Register