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

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

LTW's Children's Theatre

Live Theatre Workshop presents three plays in the Spring/Summer 2022 season from local playwrights and musicians.


3rd Annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition

June 3 & 4, 2022 (only 3 shows)

Welcome to our 3rd annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition! Each year LTW encourages students from all over our community to write and submit their short stories for a chance to be workshopped in the summer. This year we had over 30 plays submitted and we narrowed it down to the top 7. Each young playwright is teamed up with one of LTW’s seasoned playwrights/directors to help get their plays from the scripts to the stage. We have 29 student cast members and 21 student backstage designers and crew. With the help of LTW’s Children’s Theatre leaders, these students take the stage and give a voice to the stories they want everyone to hear. Come see Tucson’s talented teens as they present:

"It's a Trans Thing" by Maddie Hill

"Watson and Homes: A CAT-Tastrophe" by Evan Eider

"Fourteen Stories Up" by Hayden Adams

"Lydia Lan and The Smiling Man" by Catherine Oda

"Back to the 50's" by Nathaniel Wiley

"The Infomercial" by Adam Sommers

"Everything You've Got" by Maddie Hill

Friday: June 3, 2022 @ 4:00 PM
Saturday: June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

$10 for Children and Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre

Tall Tales: Legends of America

Written by Richard Gremel
Music by David Ragland and Richard Gremel

July 15 - 31, 2022

This theatrical storytelling experience centers around the tall tales of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and John Henry. Five storytellers help to navigate these tales using movement, puppetry, shadow work, and traditional and original folk songs. These tales have been beautifully crafted to hit on the heart of the legendary characters and put forth the morals that we should be willing to lend a helping hand, we should be brave and strong and stand up for our fellow man, and we should show determination and always set our sights high.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

$10 for Children
$12 for Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre

DJ In Onederland

Written by Gretchen Wirges
Music by Michael Martinez, David Ragland, and Richard Gremel

August 13 - 28, 2022

DJ in Onederland is a modern musical about the pains of growing up. As DJ gets ready to start high school, they become challenged to let go of childhood and fanciful imagination, plunging DJ through a door in time, and into a fantastical, technicolor world. This journey through 1derland and back again introduces DJ to a cast of fascinating and lyrical characters who help DJ learn about the true meaning and gifts of growing up.

Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 1:00pm

$10 for Children
$12 for Adults

Seating: Children’s Theatre

About LTW's Children's Theatre Series

Our Children's Theatre program deepens our connection to kids and families by offering interactive musical theatre performances at Live Theatre Workshop and in more than 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.


Children's Theatre Writers

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