Arts Express gives local talent an opportunity to tell the story of Christmas past, present, future in 'A Christmas Carol'

Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are coming to Tucson this holiday season in Arts Express’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” Beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, Arts Express will perform the musical adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story about a man’s journey to rediscover the holiday spirit. Read more

The Loft holds first-ever Art House Theatre Day

Art house theaters emerged in post-war America as a response to counter-culture and as an alternative to the increasing popularity of television. The Loft Cinema, Tucson’s own art house theater since 1972, will celebrate its first Art House Theatre Day this Saturday. Read more

UA alumna Cecilia Iole lands major acting roles in Chicago

Cecilia Iole has been anything but a starving artist since she graduated from UA with a BFA in musical theatre.  She has been everything from Ariel to the Ghost of Christmas Past in theaters all across the country, though. “I was in a production of ‘Aida’ at Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix when I was a freshman in high school,” Iole said. Read more