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Love Always! Lenny
Phoenix Opera
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4
Paradise Valley Community College,
Center for the Performing Arts
18401 N. 32nd St.
A program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein. The show is filled with highlights from West Side Story, On the Town and The Mass. Tickets are $10-$25 plus fees in advance, additional $4 at the door the day of the show. Visit www.phoenixopera.org.

‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’
First Friday Opening
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
602-257-1880
This exhibition provides comprehensive insight into the art, everyday life, and religion of the ancient Mesoamerican metropolis, bringing these archaeological treasures to Arizona for the first time. First Friday offers free admission to the museum and discounted admission of $5 to this exhibit, which is also free to members of the military and their families. Advance tickets available online. The exhibit runs through Jan. 29, 2019. Visit www.phxart.org.

‘Jaws: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded’
All Puppet Players
8 p.m. Oct. 5-27
Playhouse on the Park,
Viad Corporate Center
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
All Puppet Players celebrate its eighth season by bringing a dash of dirty jokes, a pinch of pop-culture references, a lick of low-rent production values, and a cup of classic movie magic to round out the perfect recipe for the greatest puppet shark comedy/thriller ever. Tickets are $26 plus fees. Visit www.allpuppetplayers.com.

‘Seussical’
Xavier/Brophy Theatre
Oct. 10-11 & 13
Kemper and Ethel Marley Theater,
Xavier College Prep
4710 N. 5th St.
602-240-3161
The musical follows Horton and his adventures with the Whos, the Egg, and Gertrude McFuzz, with the Cat in the Hat as a sort of master of ceremonies. Suitable for the entire family, all are welcome to this staging of classic childhood characters from Dr. Suess. Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Online pre-sale tickets will be $12. Tickets purchased at the door or within a half hour of curtain will be $15. Go to www.xcp.org to purchase your tickets in advance.

‘Meat & Potatoes of the German String Quartet’
Arizona ProArte
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12
University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista
Bring your casual clothes, an appetite and a fun attitude for a night of musical exploration, led by Arizona ProArte’s “listening guide,” who will lead you through tunes and talks about Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. The program consists of approximately 45 minutes of music with breaks for dialogue. Tickets are $35 for the performance, discussion and hors d’oeuvres reception. Cash bar available. Free parking on site. Visit www.azproarte.com.

‘A Haunting We Will Go’
Center Dance Ensemble
Oct. 18-21
Herberger Theater, Stage West
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
A modern dance performance full of mystery and suspense, just in time for Halloween … featuring the critically acclaimed, “The Return of Dracula” plus premiere works by Center Dance Ensemble Assistant Artistic Director, Diane McNeal Hunt; Nicole Olson and Instinct Dancecorps. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28 adults, $23 seniors and $14 for students with ID. Lunchtime theater performances also are available at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 18-19. Tickets are $7 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘Around the World With 88 Keys’
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21
Trinity Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-254-7126
Presented by Music at Trinity, this free piano concert presents the “Dueling Divas,” Andria Fennig and Ashley Snavely, who perform pieces by Ravel, Moskowski, and Berstein. Parking is available in the garage just north of the cathedral (off Central Avenue) and on the surrounding streets.

‘Mid-Century Modern’
Phoenix Chorale
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
100 W. Roosevelt St.
602-253-2224
The year 1958 was the height of the Mid-Century Modern era and also the year the Phoenix Chorale was founded as the Bach and Madrigal Society. For centuries, choral music has incorporated the ideas, sounds, and texts of our modern lives. This program offers a glimpse into this practice with an interesting twist on ’Mid-Century Modern,’ featuring music by composers born in the middle of the 20th Century and music from the middle 19th Century. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors (65+) and active-duty military, and $15 for students with ID. Visit www.phoenixchorale.org.

‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus’
Childsplay Theatre
7 p.m. Oct. 27-Nov. 18
Herberger Theater, Stage West
222 E. Monroe
602-256-6995
When school is out, there’s nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot, Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. So when a walking, talking, and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up, the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime! Filled with magical realism and surprises at every turn, this funny story of friendship and imagination will bring the desert landscape to life. Recommended for ages 5+. Tickets are $12-$30 plus fees. Backstage tours available after the Nov. 10 performance. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

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