The Legend of Georgia McBride

By Matthew Lopez | Directed by Meredith McDonough

This big-hearted, fierce, music-filled comedy has been hailed as “stitch-in-your-side funny” by the New York Times. Casey, an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit, suddenly loses his gig, his rent is overdue, and his wife announces a baby on the way. So, when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen. With some snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story challenges assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

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It’s time to celebrate the power of theatre and the artists who make it happen. Often, shows seen on Broadway get their start on regional stages like Arizona Theatre Company. As one of 75 LORT Regional theatres in the country, ATC has a long history of developing world-class theatre in Arizona, and eventually transitioning works to the bright lights of Broadway... Continue reading.

Tony-Winning Playwright Matthew López on Making History and Knowing Your History

Last year, Matthew López became the first Latino writer to win a Tony Award for best play. The Inheritance premiered in London in 2018 before moving to Broadway. Now, over two years after the pandemic forced the Broadway show to prematurely shut down, the play is returning to the stage. Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage will present the first regional theater production of The Inheritance, beginning on April 22… Continue reading.

Review: The Legend of Georgia McBride Brings Joy to the Stage in Tucson

This is a simple fact of life: Where there are drag queens there is joy. And there is an abundance of joy on the Arizona Theatre Company stage. The Legend of Georgia McBride, ATC’s current offering, is about Casey, a failed Elvis impersonator who turns to drag to try to make ends meet and care for his pregnant wife. The show, written by Matthew Lopez, is packed with laughs and talent … Continue reading.

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“Arizona Theatre Company is a safe, welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community, their families, and all individuals, without discrimination. As a performing arts institution, we are here to tell stories that create empathy and joy and foster civil communications beyond our theatre’s walls. Our work as artists impacts the greater community and supports our mission, which is to create world-class theatre about what it means to be alive today – inspiring curiosity and creativity, sparking empathy and joy – bringing ALL Arizonans together.  If you are a drag artist, or a transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming artist, crew member, or staff member working at Arizona Theatre Company, WE SUPPORT YOU.  We are watching anti-drag legislation closely and will not change the work we do on our stages or in our gathering spaces. We understand that this proposed legislation is not just threatening marginalized groups of people and their livelihoods—it threatens all of us.”

Thank you to The Richard P. Stahl Charitable Fund for its generous sponsorship of The Legend of Georgia McBride

Emeritus Trustee Bill Sheppard, and Range Shaw discuss the Richard P. Stahl Charitable fund, and its generous sponsorship of The Legend of Georgia McBride.

Thank you to our Production Sponsors

The Richard P. Stahl Charitable Fund


The Estate of Frank K. Davis


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