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‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’
Arizona Broadway Theatre
July 7-16
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
This “tale as old as time” tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love, and be loved in return, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets are $37.50-$77.50, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Turbulent Landscape
Artist’s Reception
6-10 p.m. Friday, July 7
Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
480-326-6551
The exhibit explores the themes of “turbulence” and “landscape” in a curated exhibition of works on paper, screen, and other media from local and regional artists. It runs through July 15. For more information including gallery hours, visit http://www.modifiedarts.org.

‘Tyrus’
1 p.m. Sunday, July 16
Third Street Theater,
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St.
A feature-length documentary film that tells the unlikely story of 104-year-old Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, and how he overcame poverty and racism to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and “Disney Legend” for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, “Bambi.” New and gently used children’s books will be collected to donate to the APCA learning center; get $1 admission with your book donation at the door. Advance seats are $10, $12 at the door, and $11 for students with ID. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.tyrusmovie.brownpapertickets.com.

‘3 Redneck Tenors’
Through July 16
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
Get ready for one sidesplitting ride with songs ranging from gospel to country, Broadway to pop and even some classical. The Three Redneck Tenors offers down-home laughs with big city music. Tickets are $35-$65 plus fees. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Catch A Rising Star’ Concert
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
602-795-0464
Featuring young Arizona jazz artist and local resident Eric Nakamoto on bass. He will be accompanied by Alex Price on trumpet, Joe Thomas on saxophone, Greg Hasson on guitar, Ben Cortez on piano, , and Sam Russo on drums. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students with ID.

Summer Music Series
July 21-22 & 28-29
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
The series celebrates local musicians, with tickets at just $31 per concert. The lineup includes: Brian Chartrand and Friends (American Folk/Rock) on July 21; Leon J. (Americana Blues) on July 22; Walt Richardson and Friends (Reggae, 60s and 70s) on July 28; and We 3 (vocal, piano and violin) on July 29. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com/summer-music-series.

‘Shrek the Musical’
Valley Youth Theatre
Aug. 11-27
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Tickets are $20-$38.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

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