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Theater Arts 2016-2017 Season

PCC theatre arts monumental 2016-17 season is infused with fresh ideas, cultural diversity, award-winning productions, creative direction, new technology and many talented Pima students. The productions include the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS by the wildly popular Lin-Manuel Miranda (composer and star of the musical sensation HAMILTON). New this year: pre-show presentations and discussions held on the first Friday of the run.

2016-17 Season: INFUSE

Download the 2016-17 season schedule.  

Buy tickets online.  Box office: (520) 206-6986 

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Sept. 21 - Oct. 2 
Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Sept. 30 at 7 p.m..  
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $8 with discounts for groups of ten or more.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Join Charlie Bucket and the rest of the golden ticket holders in an adventurous tour of Willy Wonka's wonderful world-famous chocolate factory. The crazy antics of Willy Wonka are smoothly tied together by the energetic narrator, who excites the audience with creative anticipation. The deliciously fun production is something the whole family can enjoy! 

School matinee performances for elementary and middle school groups begin Sept. 21. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 206-6986.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Scout Theatre Adventure Night: Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. 
For girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders - includes discounted tickets, a stage tour, cast interaction and Q&A session after the play. Tickets $6 


November 10-20
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Adapted from Bram Stoker's novel by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth. A girl is stricken with a mysterious illness. A specialist is consulted who believes she was bitten by a type of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. Though the story is the same, this production is definitely not your grandma’s Dracula. It is emotionally charged with seductive undertones and a stylized steam punk appearance, enhanced by new technical wizardry. It’s a phantasmic psychological thriller sure to have the audience sitting on the edge of their seats and looking over their shoulders. Dracula was first presented on Broadway in 1927.


Feb. 23-March 5 
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.,
ASL interpreters: March 2
Proscenium Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/military/PCC employees and groups.

Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quira Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine and Everett/Skipper. (Tony Award-winning Miranda is an American actor, composer, rapper and writer, most recently recognized for creating and starring in Broadway’s latest award winning musical HAMILTON.) IN THE HEIGHTS is brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. This upbeat contemporary musical embraces Latin rhythms and dance, and spices it with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about chasing the American dream while clinging to your roots. In Washington Heights, community is everything and the residents struggle to survive as they grapple with love, identity and racism. Winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration. 


In The Heights

Opening night celebration, Feb. 236:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-show activities and refreshments included with ticket purchase. 

April 20-30
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: April 21 at 7:30 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre

Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

A drama by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, translated by Carol Rocamora. Directed by Nicole Martinez. Through a masterfully woven narrative, the play subtly conveys the transitory beauty and sadness of the passing moment for three educated sisters from Moscow. Their dreams of returning to a grander life gives way to the defeat of their sensitive minds, generous hearts and personal aspirations. Only the love they have for each other gives them the strength to hope. Regarded by some critics as one of the best dramas of the 20th century. The play was first performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901.

Three Sisters

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