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‘The Greatest Show’
Dancers Domain
6:30 p.m. June 5-6
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Come see Dancers Domain students show off all of their hard work from this dance season in their annual recital. Tickets are $26 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘L.O.V.E.’
Scorpius Dance Theatre
June 7-9
Metropolitan Arts Institute
1700 N. 7th Ave., #100
An all-original show choreographed by Scorpius’ Director, Lisa Starry, with live original music by Kristofer Hill. ‘L.O.V.E.’ is a series of short stories portraying the various types of relationships and stages of love that impact our lives. Told through dance, theatrics and live music, this unique production will take audiences on a journey of emotions while exploring one common theme: love is everything. The show debuted in 2016. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit www.scorpiusdance.com.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Through June 10
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
Seymour, a nerdy floral clerk, discovers a new peculiar plant he names “Audrey II” after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R+B-singing plant might just be Seymour’s ticket to fame, fortune and the girl of his dreams! Soon, however, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intent towards global domination. Can Seymour save the world and get the girl? Tickets are $36-$86 plus fees. Visit www.phoenixtheatre.com.

‘Annie the Musical’
Valley Youth Theatre
June 15-July 1
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil conspiracies, adopts a lovable mutt named Sandy, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home and family with billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Tickets are $20.50-$39.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Jazz Matinee Featuring Delphine Cortez
3 p.m. Sunday, June 17
The Nash
10 E. Roosevelt St.
602-795-0464
Valley-icon vocalist Delphine Cortez sang in top jazz clubs on Rush Street in Chicago, and has been one of the most in-demand vocalists since the mid-80s. While clearly having her own style, Delphine carries on the tradition of the great ladies of jazz, such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and her musical idol, Nancy Wilson. She performs with unique style and grace. She is joined by Tony Vacca (sax/flute), Joel Robin (piano), Adrian Goldenthal (bass), and Julian Goldenthal (drums). Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors (60+), $10 for students with ID, and 11 and younger admitted for free. Visit www.thenash.org.

Craft Rave
6-11 p.m. Friday, June 29
Changing Hands-Phoenix
300 W. Camelback Road
Attendees will enjoy five hours of nonstop crafting with one-on-one instruction from local artists. Admission is $5 per person (choose admission time of 6 or 7:30 p.m. when registering). Exchange a set number of $5 tickets (varies by craft) to participate in each crafter’s 15-25 minute project. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, visit www.changinghands.com/craftrave-june2018.

Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’
Arizona Broadway Theatre
July 6-22
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Magically appearing just when she’s needed most, Mary Poppins leads the Banks household on zany adventures with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an assortment of astonishing characters. With infectious music by Disney’s legendary Sherman brothers (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Aristocats), “Anything Can Happen” in the world of Mary Poppins. Get ready for something “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Tickets are $44-$73 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

Student Art Exhibit
Through Aug. 30
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Featuring the artwork of AP Art students and art instructors from Sunnyslope and Washington high schools. Admission is free, and the exhibit can be found in the narthex (lobby) of the sanctuary. It is viewable Sunday mornings, and by appointment on other days. Hosted by the Beatitudes Art Council. For more information, contact Marcia Nix at 602-274-8992.

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