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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Onstage March 2017

Finding Neverland (Tues-Sun Mar 14-19) at ASU Gammage. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Finding Neverland (Tues-Sun Mar 14-19) at ASU Gammage. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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A Celtic Journey (Sun Mar 5). The Sonoran Desert Chorale presents Irish-American composer Ben Allaway’s “Heaven and Earth: Mass on the Celtic Journey.” 3pm. $18; $15 seniors/students. La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale. 480-305-4538 or sonorandesertchorale.org.

Classical Series (Sun Mar 26). The Chandler Symphony Orchestra provides symphonic and orchestral music performed by a wide range of volunteer musicians. 3pm. Free; donations accepted. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-899-3447 or chandlersymphony.com.

Coro y Guitarra: Tango and Flamenco (Fri-Sun Mar 3-5). The Phoenix Chorale takes audiences to the streets of Buenos Aires and the hills of Andalusia with its concert of Spanish and Latin songs. 7:30pm Fri at American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City. 7:30pm Sat at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix. 3pm Sun at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford, Paradise Valley. $32; $27 seniors and military; $13 students. 602-253-2224 or phoenixchorale.org.

Finding Neverland (Tues-Sun Mar 14-19). The story of Peter Pan, and how he became a beloved character. Playwright J.M. Barrie finds inspiration from four young brothers and their widowed mother. 7:30pm Tues-Fri, 2 and 7:30pm Sat, 1 and 6:30 Sun. $20-$120. ASU Gammage, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe. 480-965-3434 or asugammage.com.

Goldilocks and the Three Sharks (Wed Mar 1-Sun Mar 5). The audience is transported deep into an ocean environment where they join Goldilocks the Mermaid as she looks for adventure. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org.

Honk! (Thur-Sun Mar 2-12). An adaption of the classic Ugly Duckling fable. The duckling meets unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing. Showtimes vary. $19; $16 ages 12 and younger. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem. 623-336-6001 or musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles (Sun Mar 12). The music of the Beatles with a narrative element that will give the audience a fresh perspective on the band’s history. 7pm. $50-$80. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St, Phoenix. 602-252-8497 or herbergertheater.org.

Interrupting Vanessa (Sat-Sun Mar 25-Apr 2). Childsplay’s moving and funny play where a young girl struggles to discover that imaginary friends seem real and real friends are scarce. 1 and 4pm Sat, 1pm Sun. $12-$26. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-350-2822 or childsplayaz.org.

Jesus Christ Superstar (Fri-Sun Mar 17-Apr 16). A portrayal of the last week of Jesus’ life, seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas. Call for times and prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln, Peoria. 623-776-8400 or azbroadwaytheatre.com.

Love Stories (Thur-Sun Mar 2-5). A powerful retelling of “La Llorana,” the Mexican folktale of a mother who lost her children and spends eternity searching for them. 7:30pm. $28; $23 seniors; $14 students. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E Monroe St, Phoenix. 602-252-8497 or centerdance.com.

Mozart’s March Madness (Sat-Sun Mar 4-5). Kick off March Madness with The Phoenix Boys Choir as they presents their Classic Concert Series. 7pm. $15-$20. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-264-5328 or phoenixboyschoir.org.

Musicfest Concert (Sat Mar 25). The annual festival concert features women from across the state, including the Phoenix Chorale, Women’s Chorale of Northern Arizona University, the McConnell Singers Women’s Choir of Phoenix College and the Phoenix Girls Chorus Cantabile and Bella choirs. 2pm and 7:30pm. Call for prices. Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E Stanford Dr, Paradise Valley. 602-252-5562 or girlschorus.org.

Once in a Lifetime (Thur-Sat Mar 2-4). The tale of three struggling artists who decide to try their luck in Hollywood; they find fame, fortune and failure all at the same time. 7pm Thur-Fri, 2 and 7pm Sat. $10. Kemper and Ethel Marley Theater at Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. 5th St, Phoenix. 602-240-3161 or xcp.org.

Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered (Thur Mar 2). Go back to the days of folk music, when Peter, Paul and Mary helped guide many through changing times. Hear favorites “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “If I Had a Hammer.” 7:30pm. $26-$42. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert. 480-279-7194 or higleycenter.org.

Riders of the Purple Sage (Fri-Sun Mar 3-5). The premiere of a new opera based on Zane Grey’s Western novel. 7:30pm Fri-Sat and 2pm Sun. Tickets start at $25. Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St, Phoenix. 602-266-7468 orazopera.org.

Shen Yun (Tues-Wed Mar 21-22) at Mesa Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts.

Shen Yun (Tues-Wed Mar 21-22) at Mesa Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts.

Shen Yun (Tues-Wed Mar 21-22). Choreographed dance and orchestral compositions bring the rich culture of China to life. 7:30pm. $70-$150 Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or shenyunperformingarts.org/mesa.

Side-by-Side Concert (Sun Mar 26). The Phoenix Youth Symphony performs with the Phoenix Symphony. 3pm. Free. Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St. 602-277-7013 or phoenixyouthsymphony.org.

spark! Mesa Festival of Creativity (Fri-Sat Mar 17-18). Day and night performances, food and creative activities for visitors who want to discover their inner creative thinker. Noon-10pm. Free (some performances in MAC theaters require tickets). Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com.

Spring Concert (Fri Mar 3). The Chandler Children’s Choir presents its spring concert. 7pm. $12-$25. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-699-9846 or chandlerchildrenschoir.org.

Sunday A’Fair (Sundays through Apr 2). Free concerts in the park feature Valley musicians, an arts and crafts market and fun activities for children, plus free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Noon-4pm. Free. Scottsdale Civic Center Park, 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. 480-499-8587 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

That’s Country: A Tribute to Country Music Legends (Wed Mar 8). A musical tour through some of the greatest hits in country music. 7pm. $21-$29. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert. 480-279-7194 or higleycenter.org.

The Frog Prince (Wed-Sun Mar 8-26). A spoiled princess learns to be kind and keep her promises. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org.

The Pauper Princess (Fri-Sun Mar 3-19). A retelling of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” with an Elizabethan twist. 7pm Fri-Sat, 2:30pm Sun. (no performance on Sat Mar 18). $14. Theater Works, 8355 W Peoria Ave, Peoria. 623-815-7930 or theaterworks.org.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Wed-Sun Mar 29-Apr 16). Beatrix Potter’s most famous story told entirely to music. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St, Phoenix. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org.

“The Yellow Boat” (Sat-Sun Feb 26-Mar 12) at Childsplay. Photo by Tim Trumble.

“The Yellow Boat” (Sat-Sun Feb 26-Mar 12) at Childsplay. Photo by Tim Trumble.

The Yellow Boat (Sat-Sun Feb 26-Mar 12). A beautiful, poignant story about a young artist’s remarkable voyage in his yellow boat. 1 and 4pm Sat, 1pm Sun. $12-$26. Tempe Center for the Arts Studio, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-921-5700 or childsplayaz.org.

Today’s Masters (Thur-Sun Mar 23-26). Features choreography that pushes the boundaries of classical ballet. Performed by Ballet Arizona. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri, 2 & 7:30pm Sat, 1pm Sun. $25-$159. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St. 602-381-1096 orballetaz.org.

Voices of Valor (Thur Mar 16). The Phoenix Boys Choir celebrates our heroes and gives thanks with a selection of patriotic and popular songs. 6pm. Free. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, 300 E Indian School Rd. 602-264-5328 or phoenixboyschoir.org.

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Liz Petroff

Calendar Editor Liz Petroff is the mother of Jack (8) and Lucy (6). Send information about your upcoming events to liz@RAKmagazine.com.
 

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