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
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

LTW's Children's Theatre
2022-2023 SEASON

 


DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: THE MUSICAL

by Michael Martinez

October 29 - November 13, 2022

The Day of the Dead comes to life in a new bilingual children’s musical. When Juana stumbles into the world of the dead in search of her beloved pet turtle, she comes face to face with Mictecacihuatl, her hilarious sidekick Grito, and some of her grumpiest ancestros. Juana learns to face her greatest fears and that not everything is always what it seems to be. The whole audience is invited to help Juana on her journey between the world of the dead and the world of the living.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12
Sunday 1pm: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13

Seating: Children’s Theatre


ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: A CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

by Richard Gremel

December 4 - 18, 2022

The Cheer Squad is preparing for the Christmas Extravaganza to raise Christmas Cheer, but after most of them get sick from drinking bad eggnog, it’s up to a band of misfit reindeer and elves to save the day. But the Broadway producer reviewing the Christmas Extravaganza is secretly the head of the coal industry, and would like nothing more than to have every child get coal in their stockings. Come join in the fun, sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes, and enjoy a visit from the big guy himself.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Friday 7pm: Dec. 9, 16
Saturday 7pm: Dec. 10, 17
Sunday 3pm: Dec. 4, 11, 18

Seating: Children’s Theatre


NO OTHER NEMESIS

by Catherine Oda

January 28 - February 12, 2023

Space Lady (Karate Expert, Alien, Hero) and Doctor V (Totally Real Doctor, Air Guitar Enthusiast, Villain) are sworn enemies, and yet, they find themselves the only constant in each other’s lives. It seems as if they live in a simple episodic monster-of-the-week series. That is, however, until the Masquerader, a new ruthless villain, tries to destroy the city that Space Lady and Doctor V have been fighting over! The sacred bond between hero and villain will be stressed as things start to get real. What will happen? Who will win? Find out, in a battle of Good and Evil versus Slightly More Evil!

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 Sunday 1pm: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12

Seating: Children’s Theatre


TOOTH FAIRIES IN TRAINING

by Richard Gremel

April 15 - 30, 2023

It is the first day of tooth fairy training for Bridget Bicuspid and Marty Molar. But things aren’t going as well as they wanted. As hard as they try, they just don’t have what it takes to become official tooth fairies. When Calvin McCavity threatens to end the Fairy Flight Force once and for all, it is up to Bridget and Marty to save the day before it’s “tooth” late.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: April 15, 22, 29
Sunday 1pm: April 16, 23, 30

Seating: Children’s Theatre


YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS OF TUCSON

June 3 & 4, 2023

LTW’s 4th annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition encourages students from all over our community to write and submit their short stories for a chance to be workshopped in the summer. Each top young playwright is teamed up with one of LTW’s seasoned playwrights/directors to help get their plays from the scripts to the stage. Local talented students audition, perform, and run the tech for all of the shows. This is a great way to see Tucson youth blow you away with how much talent they have. 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.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, June 3 at 2pm & Sunday, June 4 at 11am

Seating: Children’s Theatre


PUFFS (ONE ACT FOR WIZARDS)

by Matt Cox

July 14 - 30, 2023

The New York Times proclaims Puffs “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’” This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life).
Best for wizards ages 11 and up

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Friday 7pm: July 14, 21, 28
Saturday 7pm: July 15, 22, 29
Sunday 3pm: July 16, 23, 30

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.

 

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