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‘Waist Watchers The Musical’
Through Feb. 25
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, the story takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love—and sex. Tickets are $54-$62 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Hand to God’
Stray Cat Theatre
Feb. 2-25
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
The angst-ridden youth of Cypress, Texas spend their afternoons practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one of the puppets turns out to have a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but Tyrone shocks the congregation with outrageous insinuations and exposes deep, dark secrets. Tickets are $35-$85 plus fees. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Lines in the Dust’
Black Theatre Troupe
Feb. 9-25
Helen K. Mason
Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
The title refers to Alabama Governor George Wallace infamous speech regarding segregation in the 1960s as the play focuses on the residential zoning for school districts and the very real impact it has on families. When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. Tickets are $38 plus fees. Visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

Vampire Ball
8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9
Club Palazzo
710 N. Central Ave.
602-734-5734
Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines in their most captivating vampire or goth attire with a valentine flair. Party the night away with DJs Betty BlackHeart and Self.Destrukt. Performances by internationally renowned dance and aerial company Scorpius Dance Theatre. Pre-sale tickets through Feb. 8 are $24, $29 at the door (plus $4 service fee). For tickets, visit www.phxvampireball.com.

Mark Fuller Piano Concert
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-254-7126
Mark Fuller’s final round performance in the 2007 Van Cliburn international amateur piano competition not only earned him the silver medal, but the first prize from the press jury, composed of music critics from around the United States. He lives, works and teaches in Phoenix. The concert program includes Les Juméles by Francois Couperin, Kreisleriana, op. 16 (eight fantasies) by German Romantic composer Robert Schumann, and Pictures At An Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Admission is free. For more information, visit trinitymusicaz.org.

‘Outside Mullingar’
Arizona Theatre Company
Feb. 15-March 4
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony is painfully shy and has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland. Rosemary lives right next door and is determined to have him—at all costs! She has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Tickets are $41 to $70 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Luna Gale’
Feb. 16-March 4
Space 55
1524 N. 18th Ave.
This controversial 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award Winning play focuses on the fight to decide the future of baby Luna. For mature audiences. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$20 plus fees. Visit www.space55.org.

‘Kinky Boots’
Theater League
Feb. 16-18
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
800-776-7469
Charlie has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. Tickets are $45.25 to $96.25, plus fees. Visit https://theaterleague.com/phoenix/kinkyboots/.

Jazz Coffee House
6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
Dosia Carlson Center,
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Featuring the ensemble of Jack Radavich (bass), Cleve Huff (drums), Ted Goddard (guitar) and Neal Seroka (guitar). Suggested $5 donation at the door. Visit www.beatitudeschurch.org/concerts.

“Into the Woods’
Xavier/Brophy Theatre Co.
March 1-3
Kemper and Ethel Marley Theater,
Xavier College Preparatory
4710 N. 5th St.
602-240-3161
Based on the book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The production intertwines several classic fairy tales into one story, complete with heroes and heroines, evil characters, and a very interesting ending. The ticket price will be $10 for all patrons, general seating, and may be purchased online at www.xcp.org or at the door.

‘Shakespeare at the Herberger’
Center Dance Ensemble
March 1-4
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Created by Artistic Director Frances Cohen and featuring Emilio Minto as “Othello” and D. Daniel Hollingshead as the conniving “Iago,” Shakespeare at the Herberger reveals the darkness and havoc that unfold from the evil machinations of the classic puppet master. Rounding out the program will be several mesmerizing pieces based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. Tickets are $28 adults, $23 seniors and $14 students; additional fees apply. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Nordic Songs’
Phoenix Chorale
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
3 p.m. Sunday, March 4
Camelback Bible Church
3900 E. Stanford Drive
602-253-2224
In a program inspired by Nordic folklore, kings, castles, and unicorns all make appearances along with the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis. Featuring the master composers of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and, Norway’s Ola Gjeilo. Guest conductor is Joshua Habermann. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors (65 and older) and for active duty military, and $15 for students with ID. Visit www.phoenixchorale.org.

Artist Workshop: Rosa Kilgore
10 a.m.-12 p.m. March 10 & 17
Sanctuary on Camelback Resort
5700 E. McDonald Drive
877-265-1695
Rosa Kilgore, a skilled jewelry maker who creates heirloom pieces that stand the test of time, will lead a workshop using sterling silver, semi-precious charms and amulets to create wearable art. The workshops, priced at $125 per person, are designed for all levels of artistic accomplishment and exclusively benefit the artist. Following each workshop, participants are invited to join the artist for lunch in elements restaurant. Advanced reservations for the workshop are required. An artist’s reception, for those who have reservations for the workshop, will take place at the resort 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

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