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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:00 am | Updated: 3:10 pm, Mon Nov 15, 2010.

THEATER - DANCE - MUSIC - EVENTS

THEATER

ASU Gammage

Arizona’s premier destination for touring Broadway productions. Info: (480) 965-3434 or www.asugammage.com.

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Young Frankenstein

Oct. 19-24: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Nov. 17-20: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Dec. 7-12: Hair

Jan. 4-9: Shrek The Musical

Feb. 22-27, 2011: 9 to 5: The Musical

March 29-April 3, 2011: Fiddler On The Roof

April 27-May 8, 2011: Billy Elliot The Musical

May 17-22, 2011: Mamma Mia!

June 7-12, 2011: Les Miserables

Arizona Jewish Theatre Company

This non-sectarian, not-for-profit pro company will present its 23rd season of shows at Phoenix College’s John Paul Theater. Info: (602) 264-0402 or azjewishtheatre.org.

Oct. 28-Nov.7: Hard Love

Feb. 3-13, 2011: The Last Schwartz

March 24-April 3, 2011: My Name is Asher Lev

Arizona Theatre Company

The state’s leading professional theater company performs at Phoenix’s Herberger Theater Center. Info: (602) 256-6995 or arizonatheatre.org.

Oct. 7-24: Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical

Nov. 4-7: Romeo and Juliet

Nov. 11-28: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Dec. 30, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011: Woody Guthrie’s American Song

Feb. 17-March 6, 2011: Ten Chimneys

March 24-April 10, 2011: Lost in Yonkers

May 5-22, 2011: The Mystery of Irma Vep

Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top — and newly renovated — venue for peforming arts. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

Jan. 23, 2011: Golda’s Balcony

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts

Students present theatrical, musical and dance works in the on-campus Performing Arts Center. Info: (480) 732-7343 or cgc.maricopa.edu/academic-affairs/comm.-arts/perf-arts/Pages/perf-arts-cntr.aspx.

Oct. 14-17: Romantic Fools

Dec. 2-4: A Christmas Carol (musical theater)

Dec. 10: Student Actors’ Showcase

Copperstar Repertory Company

The Gilbert peformance troupe for youth and adults presents its shows at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. Info: (480) 699-1655 or copperstarrep.org

Oct. 22-30: The Sound of Music

Feb. 18-26, 2011: The Music Man

April 8-16, 2011: Into the Woods

Hale Centre Theatre

The East Valley branch of a high-caliber, multi-state theater company owned by the same family since 1947. Info: (480) 497-1181 or haletheatrearizona.com

Through Oct. 16: The Foreigner

Oct. 22-Nov. 27: The Happiest Millionaire

Dec. 1-23: A Christmas Carol

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University

Students perform at locations on campus. (480) 965-6447 or theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Oct. 8-17: 26 Miles

Nov. 5-14: Big Love

Nov. 9: And What She Found There

Dec. 2-5: Allegra

Feb. 11-19, 2011: Dreaming Darwin

March 3-11, 2011: A Bridge to the Stars

April 15-23, 2011: The Skriker

April 16-23, 2011: In the Penal Colony

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Oct. 13: The Last Five Years The Musical presented by Class 6 Theatre

Nov. 4-21: Celebrity Autobiography

Feb. 8-27, 2011: Menopause The Musical

March 1-14, 2011: Girls Night The Musical

Mesa Encore Theatre

This community theater company with a 60-year history in Mesa performs at Mesa Arts Center. Info: (480) 834-9500 or mesaencoretheatre.com.

Oct. 22-31: Bye Bye Birdie

Nov. 12-21: Over the River and Through the Woods

Jan. 28-Feb.6, 2011: Ragtime The Musical

April 8-24, 2011: Man of La Mancha

May 27-June 12, 2011: TBA

Mesa Community College Theatre Arts & Film Department

Students present plays, music and dance performances at MCC’s Theatre Outback. Info: (480) 461-7170 or mesacc.edu/community/outback.

Sept. 24-25: Reynard the Fox

Dec. 3-11: The Taming of the Shrew

Jan. 28-Feb.5, 2011: The Crucible

April 7-10, 2011: TBA production by Stagedoor Players

April 22-30, 2011: Almost, Maine

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

A free-standing, contemporary 777-seat theatre on the campus of Queen Creek High School. Info: (480) 987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Oct. 30: One Man Star Wars

Jan. 15, 2011: The Broadway Baritones

March 9, 2011: All Shook Up

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Dec. 10: A John Waters Christmas

Dec. 21, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011: Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

Jan. 21-March 25, 2011: Late Nite Catechism

Jan. 22-March 26, 2011: Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part

Jan. 21, 2011: Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell

Feb. 10, 2011: The Real Dr. Strangelove: Edward Teller and the Battle for the H-Bomb presented by L.A. Theatre Works

March 24, 2011: Aquila Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Southwest Shakespeare Company

The classical theater company headed by Jared Sakren performs at Mesa Arts Center. Info: (480) 644-6500 or southwestshakespeare.org.

Through Sept. 25: Blood Royal

Nov. 27-Dec. 18: Twelfth Night

Jan. 6-22, 2011: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

March 3-9, 2011: The Importance of Being Earnest

April 14-30, 2011: Antony and Cleopatra

Stray Cat Theatre

This critially acclaimed company in its ninth season performs at the Tempe Performing Arts Center near Sixth Street and Mill Avenue. Info: (480) 820-8022 or straycattheatre.org.

Sept. 24-Oct. 9: Reasons to be Pretty

Dec. 3-18: Learn to be Latina

March 25-April 9, 2011: Octopus

May 20-June 11, 2011: Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party

Theatre Artists Studio

A member organization of actors, directors, playwrights, producers and designers, TAS perfoms primarily original works on its own two stages in Scottsdale. Info: (602) 765-0120 or thestudiophx.org.

Sept. 23-Oct. 3: Swingin’ On A Song

Oct. 14-31: Light Up the Sky

Nov. 4-14: The Tiffany Box: A Love Remembered

Dec. 3-19: Father Christmas & The Snow Queen

Jan. 13-Feb. 6, 2011: Mama & Jack Carew and Suocera

Feb. 17-27, 2011: Patti’s Pastiche

March 10-27, 2011: Eleemosynary

April 7-23, 2011: Lenin’s Embalmers

May 12-29, 2011: Words for Music

June 9-19, 2011: New Summer Shorts Festival

Theater League

The community-based performing arts organization produces and presents Broadway musicals, plays and new works at Mesa Arts Center and Phoenix’s Orpheum Theater. Performance listed below are at Mesa Arts Center. Info: (800) 776-7469 or theaterleague.com.

Oct. 12-13: The Color Purple

Nov. 9-10: Cirque Dreams Illumination

Jan. 11-12, 2011: A Chorus Line

Jan. 26-27, 2011: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance

Feb. 15-16, 2011: Spamalot

DINNER THEATER

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Get your dinner and show all in one stop at this venue with the option to enjoy a generous lunch or dinner with your theater experience. Info: (480) 325-6700 or broadwaypalmwest.com.

Oct. 7-Nov. 13: Sugar: The Some Like It Hot Musical

Nov. 18-Dec. 25: Annie

Dec. 30, 2010-Feb. 12, 2001: Chicago The Musical

Feb. 17-April 9, 2011: The Sound of Music

April 14-May 14, 2011: Smoke on the Mountain

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Nov. 6: Murder, Ink presents Murder at the HCPA: Who Shot the Sheriff?

Tempe Center for the Arts

The gleaming lakeside venue hosts concerts, plays, lectures, dance productions, inimate musical jam sessions and public events. Info: (480) 350-2822 or tempe.gov/tca.

Sept. 17-Oct.2: The Kitchen Witches presented by Tempe Little Theatre

Nov. 19-Dec. 5: The Agony and the Agony presented by Tempe Little Theatre

CHILDREN'S THEATER

Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre

This venue serves lunch alongside its children’s shows. Info: (480) 325-6700 or broadwaypalmwest.com.

Nov. 28-Dec. 20: Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

March 1-April 8, 2011: Sleeping Beauty

Childsplay

Arizona’s professional theater for young audiences and families performs at Tempe Center for the Arts. Info: (480) 921-5700 or childsplayaz.org.

Sept. 18-Oct. 16: A Year With Frog and Toad

Nov. 14-Dec. 24: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Jan. 29-March 6, 2011: Go, Dog, Go!

April 9-17, 2011: The Imaginators

April 30-May 22, 2011: The Borrowers

Christian Youth Theatre

This kids’ company focuses on developing character one stage at a time and performs at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Info: (480) 310-0365 or cytphoenix.org

Nov. 12-21: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

East Valley Children’s Theatre

This youth troupe begins its 14th season at the Playhouse Theatre at Mesa Arts Center. Info: (480) 756-3828 or evct.org.

Sept. 30-Oct. 17: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Dec. 2-12: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Feb. 10-27, 2011: Puss ‘n’ Boots: A Tale of a Tail

June 16-26, 2011: The Adventures of Pinocchio

Hale Centre Theatre

The East Valley branch of a high-caliber, multi-state theater company owned by the same family since 1947. Info: (480) 497-1181 or haletheatrearizona.com

Through Nov. 27: The Little Mermaid

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Oct. 9: The Three Little Pigs presented by the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

April 30, 2011: Canyon Condor presented by the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

A free-standing, contemporary 777-seat theatre on the campus of Queen Creek High School. Info: (480) 987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Oct. 23: The Brothers Grimm Out of Order

Nov. 20: Alice in Wonderland Jr.

March 12, 2011: Unstoppable Me

April 9, 2011: Hairspray

Valley Youth Theatre

This 20-year-old company by and for youngsters has its own children’s orchestra and performs at its own theater in Phoenix. Info: (602) 253-8188 or vyt.com.

Oct. 1-17: Pinkalicious the Musical

Dec. 3-23: A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

Feb. 4-20, 2011: Alice in Wonderland

April 1-17, 2011: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

June 10-26, 2011: Annie the Musical

DANCE - THEATER - MUSIC - EVENTS

ASU Gammage

Arizona’s premier destination for touring Broadway productions. Info: (480) 965-3434 or www.asugammage.com.

Sept. 24: Dean Moss presents Nameless Forest

March 5, 2011: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. present Fondly Do We Hope, Fervently Do We Pray

April 11, 2011: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange presents The Matter of Origins

AZ Dance Group

This Cave Creek company headed by Kenda Newbury performs at the The Musical Instrument Museum Theater in Phoenix, the Center for Performing Arts at Paradise Valley Community College and Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center in Scottsdale. Info: (480) 215-1916 or azdance.org.

Nov. 22 and Dec. 5: A Joyous Christmas

May 14-15, 2011: Fusion

Ballet Arizona

An innovative and provocative professional ballet company under the artistic direction of former New York City Ballet dancer Ib Andersen. Performances are at Phoenix’s Symphony Hall, unless otherwise noted. Info: (602) 381-1096 or balletaz.org.

Sept. 22-26: Ballet Under the Stars at five Valley locations, including Tempe Center for the Arts

Nov. 5-7: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dec. 10-26: The Nutcracker

Feb. 11-13, 2011: Don Quixote

March 25-27, 2011: Modern Masters

April 29-May 1, 2011: Mosaik

June 3-5, 2011: Celebration of Balanchine

Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top — and newly renovated — venue for peforming arts. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

Sept. 19: Calo Flamenco CUADRO

Oct. 30: Rasmanjari - A Decade with a Bouquet of Rasas

Nov. 26-Dec. 5: Ballet Etudes presents The Nutcracker

Dec. 11-19: Tempe Dance presents the 23rd annual Spirit of Christmas

March 4, 2011: Axis Dance Company

May 13-15, 2011: Ballet Etudes presents Sleeping Beauty

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts

Students present theatrical, musical and dance works in the on-campus Performing Arts Center. Info: (480) 732-7343 or cgc.maricopa.edu/academic-affairs/comm.-arts/perf-arts/Pages/perf-arts-cntr.aspx.

Nov. 19-20: Faculty Choreography Dance Showcase

Dec. 10-11: Student Dance Showcase

Dulce Dance Company

A contemporary modern dance company emphasizing techincal artistic expression. Info: dulcedancecompany.com.

Oct. 2: Herberger Arts Festival at Herberger Theater Center

Oct. 8-9: AZ Dance Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts

March 12, 2011: Expresiones Quatro at Tempe Center for the Arts

April 1-2, 2011: Perpetual Flight at Herberger Theater Center

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Dec. 17-18: The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Oct. 5: Bombay Bellywood presented by Bellydance Superstars

Nov. 14: Savion Glover: Bare Soundz

Dec. 10-12: The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Etudes

Mesa Community College Dance Company

Students present dance concerts at MCC’s Theatre Outback. Info: (480) 461-7597 or mesacc.edu/dept/d37/dance/performances.html.

Nov. 4-5: Fall 2010 Dance Productions

March 24-25, 2011: Spring 2011 Dance Productions

March 26, 2011: Spring 2011 Dance Scholarship Showcase

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

A free-standing, contemporary 777-seat theatre on the campus of Queen Creek High School. Info: (480) 987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Nov. 6: Tap Kids

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Oct. 29: Viver Brazil

Nov. 4: Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

Feb. 26-27, 2011: Parsons Dance Company and East Village Opera Company

March 10, 2011: Merce Cunningham Dance Company

March 11, 2011: Paco Pena’s Flamenco Vivo

March 19, 2011: Philadanco

April 5-6, 2011: Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble

Tempe Center for the Arts

The gleaming lakeside venue hosts concerts, plays, lectures, dance productions, inimate musical jam sessions and public events. Info: (480) 350-2822 or tempe.gov/tca.

Oct. 8-9: Arizona Dance Festival presented by Desert Dance Theatre

Dec. 10-11: CONDER/Dance Festival

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Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top — and newly renovated — venue for peforming arts. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

Sept. 25: Chandler’s C3HR Mariachi Festival featuring Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Flores Mexicanas and Mariachi Los Caballeros

Oct. 3: Benise: The Spanish Guitar

Nov. 12: Point of Grace

Nov. 13: ABBA Mania

Feb. 19, 2011: Rita Coolidge

March 5, 2011: The Lennon Sisters

March 13, 2011: Riders In The Sky

March 19, 2011: Frank Sinatra, Jr.

March 26, 2011: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

April 2, 2011: Steve Wariner

April 8, 2011: Street Beat

April 16, 2011: Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles

April 30, 2011: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Jan. 29, 2011: The Kingston Trio with special guest Bob Shane

March 5, 2011: Tom Chapin - Building Bridges Family Concert

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Oct. 1: Sheena Easton

Oct. 9: 4Troops

Oct. 9: Terri Clark: Unplugged and Alone

Oct. 19: Vince Gill

Oct. 21: Gaelic Storm

Oct. 22: Sufjan Stevens

Oct. 23: Ravi Shankar

Oct. 30: Eugenia Leon

Nov. 5: Straight No Chaser

Nov. 13: Richard Nader’s Doo Wop

Nov. 17: Katherine Jenkins

Nov. 20: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Dec. 9: The King’s Singers

March 4, 2011: Canadian Tenors

March 5, 2011: Ricky Nelson Remembered

March 10, 2011: Clay Aiken

March 22, 2011: Yasmin Levy

March 23, 2011: Great Big Sea

March 30, 2011: Septeto Nacional de Cuba

April 7, 2011: Video Games Live concert

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

A free-standing, contemporary 777-seat theatre on the campus of Queen Creek High School. Info: (480) 987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Dec. 3: Gloriana

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Oct. 14: Doc Severinsen & El Ritmo de la Vida

Nov. 5: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Nov. 6: Chita Rivera

Nov. 13: Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project

Dec. 4: Bernadette Peters

Dec. 11: Danu: Christmas in Ireland

Dec. 18: Sweet Honey in the Rock

March 26, 2011: Betty Buckley

JAZZ & BLUES

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts

Students present theatrical, musical and dance works in the on-campus Performing Arts Center. Info: (480) 732-7343 or cgc.maricopa.edu/academic-affairs/comm.-arts/perf-arts/Pages/perf-arts-cntr.aspx.

Nov. 1: Jazz Night

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Oct. 14: Nikki Yanofsky

Oct. 15: Eric Bibb with Dave Riley and Bob Corritore

Oct. 22: Spencer Day

Dec. 16: Dave Koz & Friends: Smooth Jazz Christmas

Jan. 6, 2011: Lang Lang

Feb. 11, 2011: Joshua Bell

Feb. 17: 2011: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

April 15, 2011: Steve Tyrell

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Oct. 23: Stanley Clarke Band featuring Hiromi

Nov. 6: Paquito D’Rivera

Jan. 22, 2011: Brad Mehldau Trio

Jan. 29, 2011: The Count Basie Orchestra

Feb. 25, 2011: Dee Dee Bridgewater’s To Billie With Love: A Celebration of Lady Day

March 8, 2011: Blue Note Cabaret with the Gerald Clayton Trio

April 1, 2011: Ramsey Lewis Trio

March 31, 2011: The Manhattan Transfer

May 14, 2011: Dan Zanes & Friends music for kids and families

Tempe Center for the Arts

The gleaming lakeside venue hosts concerts, plays, lectures, dance productions, inimate musical jam sessions and public events. Info: (480) 350-2822 or tempe.gov/tca.

Sept. 24: Benny Green Trio

Sept. 26: Josephy Wytko Saxophone Quartet

Oct. 30: Karrin Allyson and the ASU Big Band

Nov. 16: Picturing Rachmaninoff multimedia piano concert

Nov. 27: Bob Corritore’s Blues Bash II

Dec. 14: SaXmas Morning holiday concert

Dec. 18: Dmitri Matheny’s Holiday Jazz Party

Classical, symphonic, opera & chorale

ASU Gammage

Arizona’s premier destination for touring Broadway productions. Info: (480) 965-3434 or www.asugammage.com.

Feb. 5, 2011: Daniel Bernard Roumain presents Symphony for the Dance Floor

Arizona Opera

The company, celebrating its 40th season, is one of only three opera groups in the U.S. to perform in two cities, in this case Phoenix (at Symphony Hall) and Tucson. Info: (602) 266-7464 or azopera.com.

Oct. 22-24: Pirates of Penzance

Nov. 19-21: Carmen

Jan. 21-23, 2011: Turnadot

March 11-13, 2011: Otello

April 8-10, 2011: Abduction from the Seraglio

Cantemus

This longtime Valley choir headed by conductor Juan de Dios Hernandez performs at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix. Info: cantemusaz.org.

Dec. 6: Bach’s Motet 1, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Haydn’s Little Organ Mass with organ and harp

April 30, 2011: TBA

Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top — and newly renovated — venue for peforming arts. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

Oct. 7: The Scottsdale Chorus

Oct. 13: The United States Air Force Academy Band

Oct. 29: Alpin Hong

Nov. 20: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra presents In The Christmas Mood

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Performing Arts

Students present theatrical, musical and dance works in the on-campus Performing Arts Center. Info: (480) 732-7343 or cgc.maricopa.edu/academic-affairs/comm.-arts/perf-arts/Pages/perf-arts-cntr.aspx.

Oct. 5: Vocal Majors’ recital

Oct. 21: Choral concert

Oct. 24: Percussion recital

Oct. 28: Community choir concert

Nov. 2: String Orchestra & Concert Band

Nov. 3: Vocal Majors’ recital

Nov. 4: Instrumental Majors’ recital

Nov. 22: Percussion Ensemble

Dec. 13: Winter Music Sampler

Chandler Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jack Herriman leads this nearly 20-year-old orchestra of volunteer musicians who provide live classical music to the public free of charge, unless otherwise noted. Performances are at Chandler Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted. Info: (480) 899-3447 or chandlersymphony.org

Oct. 10: East Meets West concert

Nov. 14: Something for Everyone concert

Dec. 5: Holiday Concert (held at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, $10)

Jan. 8, 2011: Arizona Composers Highlight concert

Feb. 4, 2011: Winter Thaw concert

Feb. 19, 2011: Conductor’s Choice concert

March 27, 2011: Youthful Genius concert

April 16, 2011: Musical Humor concert

May 1, 2011: Mothers Melodies concert

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Dec. 4: The Phoenix Children’s Chorus

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Oct. 8: Classical Exposure presented by Professional Artists Club of Arizona

Oct. 14: The United States Air Force Academy Band

Oct. 27: Perlman and Bailey

March 11, 2011: A Vienna Gala: Opole Philharmonic of Poland

Salt River Brass

Director Patrick Sheridan leads this band of brass and percussion musicians that performs at Mesa Arts Center. Info: (602) 334-4556 or saltriverbrass.org.

Oct. 3: Oktoberfest

Nov. 7: Summon the Heroes

Dec. 19: Holiday Pops

Feb. 13, 2011: Swingin’ on a Star

March 13, 2011: Cry of the Celts

May 1, 2011: Rags to Riches

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Oct. 30: Venice Baroque Orchestra

Nov. 10: Andre Watts

Nov. 19: Turtle Island Quartet

Dec. 7: Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations: The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann

Jan. 11, 2011: Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations: Bach, Beethoven, Barber

Jan. 13, 2011: Yuja Wang

Feb. 12, 2011: Chopin in Paris: Close Encounters with Music

Feb. 15, 2011: Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations: Northern Stars

March 17, 2011: Christopher O’Riley

March 18, 2011: Canadian Brass

April 12, 2011: Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations: Paris 1911

April 21, 2001: Nobuyuki Tsujii

Symphony of the Southwest

Maestro Cal Stewart Kellog leads the symphonic group in classical and pops concerts at Mesa Arts Center and Trinity Baptist Church in Mesa. Info: (480) 827-2143 or symphonyofthesouthwest.org.

Nov. 6: A Night at the Symphony

Dec. 11: An Afternoon of Holiday Magic at Mesa Arts Center.

Jan. 1, 2011: Blast From the Past New Year’s Concert

March 26, 2011: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

May 7, 2011: Mother’s Day at the Opera

Sonoran Desert Chorale

The group performs Saturdays at First United Methodist Church in Mesa and Sundays at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley. Info: (480) 305-4538 or sonorandesertchorale.org.

Oct. 9-10: In Search of Light

Dec. 11-12: Home for the Holidays

Feb. 26-27, 2011: American Routes

April 30-May 1, 2011: Crossing Paths

Tempe Center for the Arts

The gleaming lakeside venue hosts concerts, plays, lectures, dance productions, inimate musical jam sessions and public events. Info: (480) 350-2822 or tempe.gov/tca.

Oct. 18: Tempe Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 19: Performance with a View

Nov. 3: Arizona Wind Symphony’s Earth, Winds & Fire

Nov. 7: A Patriotic Tribute presented by Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Nov. 14: Ridge Trio presented by Sonoran Chamber Music

Feb. 21, 2011: Tempe Symphony Orchestra

April 18, 2011: Tempe Symphony Orchestra

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Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler’s top — and newly renovated — venue for peforming arts. Info: (480) 782-2680 or chandlercenter.org.

Sept. 24: Howie Mandel

Oct. 24: Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi

Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011: Zoppe Italian Family Circus

Feb. 12-13, 2011: Dancing on Ice

April 17, 2011: Spencers Theatre of Illusion

Higley Center for the Performing Arts

This venue with a 1,235-seat concert hall and 186-seat Little Theater is on the campus of Gilbert’s Higley High School. Info: (480) 279-7194 or higleyarts.org.

Jan. 25, 2011: The New Shanghai Circus

Mesa Arts Center

Downtown’s shining multi-million dollar arts campus hosts concerts, plays, touring productions, festivals, artists’ studios and educational programs. Info: (480) 644-6500 or www.mesaartscenter.com.

Sept. 17: NBC’s Last Comic Standing

Oct. 20: National Geographic Live’s Ocean Adventure: An Evening with Jean-Michel Cousteau

Dec. 8: National Geographic Live’s America’s Great Wildlife Migrations with NatGeo wildlife photographer Joel Sartore

Jan. 19, 2011: National Geographic Live’s Exploring Mars: The Next Generation with NASA engineer Kobie Boykins

March 20, 2011: The Aluminum Show

March 23, 2011: National Geographic Live’s My Wild Life with TV correspondent Mireya Mayor

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

A free-standing, contemporary 777-seat theatre on the campus of Queen Creek High School. Info: (480) 987-7469 or qcpac.com.

Feb. 5, 2011: Assume the Position with Robert Wuhl

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale’s premiere performance arts venue. Info: (480) 994-2787 or scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Oct. 21-22: John Lithgow in Stories By Heart

Nov. 26-27: The Capitol Steps

Jan. 28, 2011: Diavolo

Feb. 7, 2011: Kodo: One Earth Tour

Feb. 20, 2011: ScrapArtsMusic

March 4, 2011: Jeffrey Tambor in Performing Your Life

March 5, 2011: The Mystical Arts of Tibet

April 22, 2001: David Sedaris

 

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