2017-18 SEASON

We are proud to announce the

Arts Express 2017-18 Season!


Behind the Scenes – Broadway & More!

Dates Sept 2017 – April 2018   •   UA Centennial Hall

The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, The King and I, Finding Neverland, and more! 

Learn first-hand how world-class artists make it to the top, what life is like on the road or how to create “magic” on the stage. Provided in collaboration with Broadway in Tucson and UApresents.

This day-long package includes: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Production, Workshop, Lunch, Admission to the Show

A Christmas Carol

December 15th – 17th, 2017   •   Berger Auditorium

Celebrate the holiday season by sharing in this timeless classic!

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Fri, April 6th – Sunday April 15th  •  Berger Performing Arts Center

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.









Ben Vereen Awards

Sunday, May 13th  •  Fox Theatre

WATCH A STAR BEING BORN!  Top Contestants go to Nationals in New York

The Southern Arizona Ben Vereen Awards  are a division of the The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to performing arts education.


Let Freedom Sing

July 4th, 2018   •   UA Centennial Hall

For over three decades, Let Freedom Sing has delighted audiences and embraced the diverse patriotic spirit of Southern Arizonans. Musical selections include patriotic standards and all-American hits, with a star-spangled line-up.  Let Freedom Sing is an inspiring and honoring celebration of our nation’s birthday in song – uniting our diverse backgrounds and fostering a sense of community. Through the years, the production has become part of the cultural fabric of Tucson.


Big Fish

June 29th – July 8th   •   UA Crowder Hall

Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love that stops time in its tracks, and framed by heroics that push the limits of believability. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself- spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.