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 […]

Tim Gunn: The Poetry of Fashion

Taking inspiration from poetry selections, University of Arizona students will stage an interactive fashion show, followed by a conversation about creativity, purpose and the power of meaning with style icon Tim Gunn. An Emmy Award-winning television personality and bestselling author, Gunn became a household name as co-host and mentor for 16 seasons of Project Runway […]

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

After an astounding 50 years, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returns to Tucson on their farewell tour. For five decades, the Kronos Quartet has reimagined what the string quartet experience can be. One of the most celebrated and influential groups of our era, Kronos has given thousands of concerts worldwide, released over 70 recordings, and collaborated […]

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 […]

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

 CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage. […]


The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets […]