"Les Misérables," the French historical fiction novel by Victor Hugo, was first introduced to the public in 1862. Since then, it has captured the hearts and minds of many and is now established as a classic. The novel was soon adapted for film and theatre and the musical produced by Broadway in Tucson did not disappoint.
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The once-vacant lot on the University Boulevard is now home to a fashion-forward streetwear store called Dress Code. The store opened its doors on Aug. 11 and this “music driven fashion” brand is paving its way to students by offering a "new kind" of contemporary fashion boutique on Main Gate Square.
Broadway in Tucson Company’s showing of Finding Neverland truly instills a sense a wonder within audiences. Taking place in the regal Centennial Hall on University Blvd., magic really is played out before your very eyes. Taking place in London during the early 1900s, the story follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he attempts to find himself through his work. Barrie is known within upper-class London as an esteemed writer that always delivers basic plays to his fans. However, he seeks something more fulfilling for his next masterpiece.
Taking the romantic life of two at-feud pajama-making factory workers and bringing that life to campus is what the Arizona Repertory Theatre does in its final show of the season: a light-hearted musical called “The Pajama Game.” Based on the novel “7 ½ Cents” by Richard Bissell, this show combines comedy, integrity and an enthralling love story that will leave viewers with a feel-good sentiment, as well as catchy songs stuck in their heads. The show a features David vs. Goliath conflict: the control big businesses have over workers. When pajama-making factory workers don’t receive their hard-earned raise, strikes and slow-downs ensue.
The Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) kicked off its spring season with a rendition of "The Merchant of Venice," a Shakespeare play that features hard-hitting issues such as discrimination and anti-Semitism. The play follows the interactions between a Jewish man and a protestant merchant and their serious money loan agreement. When things go south in paying back the loan, the merchant must be prepared to give it all to the Jew.
UA’s poetry center is hosting its annual Broadside Contest again this May. Administered by the School of Art Book Art and Letterpress Lab, full-time students are eligible for receiving money for their letterpress art. Three images may be submitted per entry, and a prize of $100 is available for five lucky winners, expressing this art form into the community is encouraged by those who love its unique and modern feel.
Gaelynn Lea, esteemed folk violinist and disability rights activist, captivated audiences in downtown Tucson on Wednesday, Jan. 31. As her second year in a row visiting Tucson, she was very excited to come back to the southwest and its beauty.