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‘Annie’
Christian Youth Theater-Phoenix
Nov. 8-17
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St.
480-310-0366

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Tickets are $13 for adults, $12.50 for children age 12 and younger, and for seniors age 65 and older. Advance online tickets are $15. Visit www.cytphoenix.org.

‘Piano and Pipes – a Festival of Duets’
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8
Faith Lutheran Church
801 E. Camelback Road
602-265-3394

Dr. William Barnett, Faith’s interim director of Music, will preside at the four-manual, 57-rank Moller pipe organ, while Mark Hatfield will perform on Faith’s Baldwin grand piano. Free and open to the public.

12th Annual Spanish Market
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-10
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.

Mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona, New Mexico, and elsewhere will highlight this festive, casual and friendly market featuring more than 75 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. Free and open to the public. Visit www.heard.org.

‘Tribute to Neil Diamond’ Concert
7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
FOP Lodge #2
12851 N. 19th Ave.
602-993-0230

Featuring Eddie Diamond and the AZ Diamond Band. Tickets are $15 per person, payable in advance through Paypal. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Visit lodge2.azfop.com to purchase tickets.

‘The Mountaintop’
Arizona Theatre Company
Nov. 14-Dec. 1
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995

In this re-imagining of the events on the eve of his assassination, we find Martin Luther King in his hotel room after delivering his most memorable speech—when an unexpected visitor arrives with surprising news. Through this encounter, Dr. King is forced to confront his doubts, destiny and legacy to his people. Mature language. Tickets are $36-$60. Visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

‘The Fantasticks’
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 & Nov. 21-23
John Paul Theatre,
Phoenix College
1202 W. Thomas Road

A musical concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. There will be one afternoon showing on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, and $15 for students/staff/alumni members. Tickets available at the door a half hour before the show starts, or online in advance at: www.phoenixcollege.edu/beartracks/events/2013/11/fantasticks.

‘Cosí Fan Tutte’
Nov. 22-24 & Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Ethington Theatre,
Grand Canyon University
3330 W. Camelback Road
602-639-8880

Two soldiers test their fiancees’ fidelity by disguising themselves and attempting to woo the unwary women. This comic opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is full to the brim with disguises, intrigues and, of course, true love. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children and $10 seniors. Visit www.gcu.edu and select “Events.”

‘Coming Together’ Concert
Phoenix Women’s Chorus
Nov. 23-24
Faith Lutheran Church
801 E. Camelback Road
602-487-1940

Formerly known as Arizona Women in Tune, the Phoenix Women’s Chorus will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 general admission and can be purchased online. Visit phoenixwomenschorus.org/concerts.

‘Cabaret’
Nov. 29-Dec. 15
Theatre Artists Studio
4848 E. Cactus Rd., #406
602-765-0120

Set in Berlin in 1931, the story focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the relationship of a young English Cabaret singer, Sally Bowles, and a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw. We also see the poignant romance of the elderly Herr Schultz and Fraulein Schneider, and a few other colorful characters. Overseeing the action is the Master Of Ceremonies at the club, who acts as a metaphor for the threatening rise of the Nazi regime in Germany. NOTE: The Studio will be performing a concert version of this show. Not appropriate for children under the age of 17. Show times are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission; $10 for students 25 and younger, and $15 for seniors age 65 and older and also for members of the military. Visit www.thestudiophx.org.

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