The Spirit of Christmas

Back by popular demand, The Spirit of Christmas is a Centennial Hall favorite! Tucson Dance Academy brings their elite (and some little ones too!) dancers to the stage in the style of a Broadway show. TDA’s director, Tammy Manville Booth, was a Rockette and her performers bring that same flair to the delight of our […]

TEDx UArizona

Come with us to investigate the future of medicine with Dr. Michael Dake and Deepta Bhattacharya, hunt asteroids with Dante Lauretta and Dani DellaGiustina, and connect the human inside the data with Stephanie Russo Carroll. Take the time with Halley Hughes to reconcile with our climate crisis, redefine the value of humanities with A-P Durand, […]

Las Cafeteras: Hasta La Muerte

Death is not the end. Music, dance, theatre, and folklore combine in this enthralling new production celebrating life and death in the spirit of the Indigenous/Mexican practice known as Day of the Dead. Step into the colorful, spellbinding realm of Hasta La Muerte by the sonic explosion of Las Cafeteras.
From the imagination of Las Cafeteras, Hasta La Muerte is […]

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top […]

The Forgotten Carols

The Forgotten Carols Musical features breathtaking performances of heartwarming melodies and laugh-out-loud entertainment within a timeless Christmas story. Hear your favorite songs, like “Homeless,” from Michael McLean’s original hit album, sung by incredible musical theater performers. Immerse yourself in the magic of the holiday season as you witness the story of the Forgotten Carols coming […]

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Look of Love

Movement, music, and precision combine in a beautiful dance tribute to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach. Described as “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Morris Dance Group showcases sensational choreography sure to captivate eyes and ears.
Following the roaring success of his Beatles tribute Pepperland, Mark Morris teams […]

Kronos Quartet: Five Decades

“The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do”
– The New York Times
For five astounding decades, the multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet has reimagined what the string quartet experience can be. Don’t miss one of our era’s most celebrated and influential groups with over 70 released recordings and thousands of concerts performed worldwide, live in Centennial […]

Cécile McLorin Salvant

MacArthur Fellow and three-time GRAMMY winner Cécile McLorin Salvant has a gift for storytelling and curating layered, evocative programs that draw connections between vaudeville, blues, international folk traditions, theater, jazz, and classical music, delivering it all with her powerfully swinging voice.
The Late Jessye Norman described Cécile McLorin Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an […]

Parsons Dance

Join Arizona Arts Live on Homecoming weekend to welcome home two University of Arizona dancers, Megan Garcia and Christian Blue, as they take the stage with Parson’s Dance. Known for nearly 40 years for their remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings exuberance, joy, and passion to every performance. Here’s your chance to witness […]

Manual Cinema: Frankenstein

Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this visually stunning retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic tale, Frankenstein. Chicago-based Manual Cinema imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and hauntingly beautiful live music to take you on a twisted journey like you’ve never experienced!
Written in 1818 by English author Mary Shelley, Frankenstein tells the story […]