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Tucson, AZ---Fall signals the beginning of the new season at the Fox Tucson Theatre, featuring an ever-growing selection of entertainment through the New Year including one of the most exciting lineups of family programming.  From magic to Spiderman and everything in between, with four family shows, and six school matinee performances coming up there’s a lot to enjoy.   For tickets and additional information visit  or contact Jordan Wiley-Hill at (520) 547-7875 or


September 17, 6pm  - Michael Carbonaro: Lies on Stage 

Family & Youth Series with support from Bear Essential News

Best known as the star and executive producer of the hit series, “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has also made frequent television appearances in shows such as Happily Divorced, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI Miami. A performing magician since his youth, Carbonaro studied experimental theater at New York University with aspirations of entertaining audiences through a variety of theatrical mediums, including hidden-camera magic, which he later showcased frequently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” 


October 6, 7:30pm - Popovich Comedy Pet Theater  

Family & Youth Series with support from Bear Essential News and the Hazan Family Foundation

The World-Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the talents of his furry costar. There are more than 25 pets in the show, each one has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! They love to perform their skills and stunts on stage. Gregory Popovich has shared his expertise for raising, training, and living harmoniously with pets in two books – “You CAN Train Your Cat” and “Doggy Gone Good”. Gregory has also produced and starred in a feature film now available for purchase. “Popovich: Road to Hollywood” has already won several awards including “Best Family/ Kids Film” in i International Film Festival Calcutta India, “Audience Choice Award” in Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. Prior to this show, a small reception will be held in honor of the Mickey Mouse Club and will feature the Fox Memories Project by Bill Buehler capturing the history of The Mickey Mouse Club at the Fox.  Anyone who attended or knows of a relative that attended matinees at the Fox and was in the Mickey Mouse Club is invited to attend.

November 5, 7pm - Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert  

Family & Youth Series with support from Bear Essential News and the Hazan Family Foundation

Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into “The Spider-Verse Live in Concert” pairs a screening of the Academy Award®-winning animated film with live musicians and turntables featuring a DJ scratcher live on stage. Emmy® winner Daniel Pemberton composed a sprawling score of boundary-pushing original music that is complemented with song contributions by Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, and Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop based score results in a sonic universe that is woven throughout the fabric of the film, supporting its themes of resilience and universal heroism.

January 26, 6:30pm – Dino-Light  

Family & Youth Series with support from Bear Essential News

Dino-Light was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by Lightwire. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world.


School Shows

Each of the following school matinees is partnered with a range of educational organizations that provide supplemental content (ranging from study guides and activities to in-class workshops) to groups attending the shows.  This year’s partners include Reid Park Zoo, Flandrau Science Center, the Pima County Libraries (and their Nuestros Raices program), Ben’s Bells, the AZ History Museum, and SARSEF. Supplemental educational resources and opportunities deepen learning and expand the impact of the experience.


October 2, 10am– Tomás and the Library Lady (Grades K-5)

Tomás loves stories. As the young son of migrant farm workers, he spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending long days in the fields listening to his grandfather, Papa Grande, tell stories. When a chance encounter brings him to the local library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures. This bilingual musical is based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican American author and educator Tomás Rivera, who became the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system. Filled with inspiration and beauty, it shows how reading, education, and a dash of empowerment can make anything possible.

October 26, 9:30am and 11:45am - Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System  (Grades K-5)

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  Yet as they explore the planets of our solar system, rivalries old and new threaten to tear the students apart.  Our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this musical theatre adaptation based on the beloved “Magic School Bus” book series.

January 23, 9:30am and 11:45am -Giraffes Can’t Dance—The Musical!  (Pre-K-2)

All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can't seem to move without a clumsy step.  With the help of a wise cricket, he finds his own song and dances to the beat of his own drum! Based on the beloved children’s book (ranked #1 on Amazon in Children’s Self-Esteem Books!), this stage adaptation uses acting, singing, puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing to show how our differences are what make us special.

January 30, 10am - Timbalooloo: A Jazz Journey Through World Cultures (Grades 3-8)

Presented by the Fox Tucson Theatre in Partnership with the Tucson Jazz Festival

Clarinetist Oran Etkin, alongside his quartet, uses jazz and interactive music to take students on a journey around the world.  They’ll explore different instruments and cultures, and in the process, discover how vibrant global cultures form the backbone of American music and society. Oran Etkin has been described as “Ebullient” by the New York Times. His music can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and a Grammy Award winning album, but he is also equally at home sitting cross-legged on the floor, surrounded by a gaggle of children as he shows them how to make instruments come alive and speak the language of music. Etkin’s project for children, Timbalooloo, is one of the few young-audience productions to be embraced by major theaters and jazz festivals all around the world — from Kennedy Center to Istanbul Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz to Shanghai Theater.|

February 16, 10am - A Musical, Cinematic Journey through US and AZ History (grades 3-8)

A highly unique and historical experience.  It’s hard to imagine, but before TV and the Internet, people learned about current events in the world by going to the movie theatre.  There they would get a window into the events of the day via Newsreels, which were shown alongside movies and cartoons.  Frequently, these were musically accompanied by a theatre organ.  Through a combination of comedy film clips, cartoons, historic photos, and newsreel footage, students will view a window into the United States in the early 1900’s —from Industrialization and Cinema to the Great Depression and World War II.  They will also glimpse how kids living in Tucson exper|ienced these aspects of history and enjoy it all in the historically authentic setting of the Fox Theatre, built in 1930—accompanied by live music on the Fox Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. 

March 5, 10am - Wild Hope: Reframing the Human-Nature Relationship (4th grade and older)

National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and explorer Ami Vitale will take us on a journey!  Through photography, film, and storytelling, she will share powerful stories that drive change and inspire us all to push boundaries, break glass ceilings and have an impact in our daily lives.

Her belief that “you can’t talk about humanity without talking about nature” led her from documenting warzones to telling some of the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories of our time, where individuals are making a profound difference in the future of their communities and this planet.  Ami Vitale’s journey as a photographer, writer and filmmaker has taken her to over 100 countries. She has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” One of InStyle Magazine’s “Fifty Badass Women,” she has won numerous photography, journalism, and humanitarian awards.


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The Fox Tucson Theatre enlivens Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” makes memories, makes connections, and makes Tucson proud. Programming includes exciting year-round live entertainment from the top entertainers in the US, as well as community produced events, classic movies, family programming, and more. Beautifully restored, the historic 1930’s Art Deco theatre Fox has become an important symbol of the resurgence of a thriving city center and continues to contribute to the economic growth in the region. The Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W Congress. Fox Fan Seats! are offered for most shows for only $20 – first come, first served, as they sell out fast.  For additional information and Covid protocol requirements please visit foxtucson.coor call the box office at 520-547-3040.

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