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‘Low Down Dirty Blues’
Arizona Theatre Company
April 5-22
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
A group of veteran blues musicians are assembled for an after-hours jam session to swap stories and share their favorite low-down dirty tunes, pulled from the greatest hits of Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many others. Featuring nearly two-dozen smokin’ songs filled with passion, soul, and a love of life. Tickets are $25-$85 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Three Sistahs’
Black Theatre Troupe
April 6-22
Helen K. Mason
Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
602-258-8129
Siblings Olive, Marsha and Irene have gathered for the funeral of their brother, who was killed in the war. Two years prior, it was their mother’s death, followed the next year by their father. These women reunite, reveal and reconcile their past and present, and share the promise of the future set to the backdrop of gospel, rhythm & blues, funk and folk. Tickets are $38 plus fees. Visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org.

‘Godspell’
7:30 p.m. April 18-May 13
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
At the command of John the Baptist, a small group of ordinary people helps Jesus Christ tell his life’s story. Set in the modern day, these disciples spread messages of love and tolerance. Tickets are $36-$86 plus fees. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Pippin’
April 19-21 & 26-28
John Paul Theatre,
Phoenix College
1202 W. Thomas Road
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. A matinee will take place 11 a.m. April 27. General admission is $40, students with ID and seniors pay $10. Tickets available at the box office or at www.phoenixcollege.edu/theatre.

‘Ports of Call: Music from Around the World’
MusicaNova Orchestra
4 p.m. Sunday, April 22
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
480-585-4485
Highlights include Jacques Ibert’s Ports of Call; Poulenc’s Balinese inspired Concerto for Two Pianos; and Rameau’s Suite from Les Indes Galantes. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors/students. Those 17 and younger get in free with paid adult admission. Visit www.musicanovaaz.com.

Rice Brothers in Concert
3 p.m. Sunday, April 22
Beth Ami Temple
3535 E. Lincoln Drive
602-997-5623
The internationally acclaimed Rice Brothers will headline the annual Sounds of Spring concert at Beth Ami Temple. The siblings will perform an hour-long concert featuring classical music, gospel, jazz, ragtime and boogie woogie. Tickets are $25 each. Call or e-mail Donna Horwitz at azhorwitzs@cox.net.

‘On the Air!’
North Valley Chorale
April 27-28
Herberger Theater, Stage West
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Whether you prefer jammin’ by the jukebox or streaming Spotify, you’ll love this new twist on the old-time radio hour. Hear your radio faves from classic crooners like Sinatra, Crosby and Clooney, classic rock from the Beatles, Queen, Billy Joel, etc., as well as the best of today’s pop. Tickets are $18-$28, plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

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