Back Home, Inc. (Tony Terry, president), parent company of Tucson’s long-running and much-loved Gaslight Theatre, is thrilled to announce the opening of a new performing arts hall in Oro Valley. The new venue, branded as The Gaslight Music Hall, will initially present concerts and musical revues and also aim to fill a niche for much-needed theatrical rental space in northwest Tucson. Mid-range and long-term plans include educational programs, a Sunday Gospel Brunch, theme nights and more; all in an effort to become northwest Tucson’s destination for family-friendly fun.
Patrons familiar with the Gaslight Theatre in east Tucson will immediately recognize the warm, welcoming feel (including complimentary all-you-can-eat popcorn) and the cozy decor, though the new venue intends to differentiate itself by offering a variety of programming not currently available in southern Arizona. Those in search of the reliable Gaslight Theatre melodramas will still require a visit to the east-side location to get their fix. “We’re not looking to compete with ourselves,” says Terry. “Our goal is to offer unique programming that will complement the Tucson arts and music scene and to become the go-to source for quality entertainment on the northwest side.”
The venue will also play host to Grandma Tony’s Pizza, a full-service award-winning pizza parlor serving lunch and dinner, and Music Hall show patrons will be encouraged to enjoy dining options from a menu comprised of pizza, wings, salads, ice cream and a full bar. Grandma Tony’s Pizza will be opening their full service in-house and delivery service to the Oro Valley community soon.
Terry and company have tapped Gaslight alumnus Robert Shaw (founder and CEO of Arizona-based national concert touring company Lonely Street Productions) to help manage the venue. Shaw will serve as Producer and Artistic Director working closely with Terry and the Gaslight team to craft an experience that will at once feel new and exciting yet immediately familiar.
For information and tickets call 520-529-1000 or visit our website at thegaslightmusichall.com.